Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Life Insurance Company of North America Settles Charges it Mishandled Disability Claims

Prague Duet movie download Life Insurance Company of North America has reached an agreement with the California Department of Insurance to settle charges of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/disability_claim_denial">disability claims handling violations. Under the terms of the settlement, Life Insurance Company of North … Continue reading

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Lamplight Farms Recalls Fuel Containers

Lamplight Farms Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is recalling about 720,000 of its Flame Guards on Clear-Vu® Torch Fuel Containers due to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The flame guards on the recalled … Continue reading

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EPA To Reform Toxic Chemical Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced its plans to review six controversial < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic chemicals, Environmental Health News is reporting. President Obama’s top environmental official—EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson—announced a plan to change how the United States regulates toxic chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Swine Flu Vaccine Worries Some

Some patient advocates are concerned that the new swine flu vaccine may not be safe for everyone. The worry that the vaccine has not been subjected to enough testing, and fear that there could be a repeat of the public … Continue reading

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FDA Delays Cervarix Decision, Glaxo Says British Death Not Behind Delay

U.S. regulators have postponed an approval decision on GlaxoSmithKline’s cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix. The Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) delay of the Cervarix decision came a day after news broke that a British girl had died only hours after receiving … Continue reading

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Hep C Scrub Tech Sentenced to 20 Years

Kristen Diane Parker, 26, the scrub tech who is infected with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hepatitis">hepatitis C and who agreed, earlier this week to a plea agreement on charges stemming from her alleged theft of fentanyl syringes has been sentenced to 20 years … Continue reading

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Class Of Diabetes Drugs That Includes Avandia Linked To Fracture Risk

The risk of bone fracture in individuals taking thiazolidinediones has again been suggested in another recent study. Science Daily just reported that research published this week in PLoS Medicine discussed the risk between the type 2 diabetes drugs and bone … Continue reading

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Toyota Set to Issue Massive Recall Over Deadly Floor Mats

Toyota is poised to recall 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles because of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective_vehicle_parts">defective floor mats. According to the Detroit Free Press, the recall will be the automaker’s largest ever U.S. safety recall. Earlier this month, we reported that … Continue reading

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Chinese-Made Tires Often Dangerous

We have long been covering the issue of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">consumer products, foods, and medications imported to the United Sates from China that have made news for toxins, high lead levels, bogus ingredients, and general defectiveness. Now, MSNBC has reported that … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Food Products, Motor Vehicles |

Madoff Trustee to Sue Sons, Other Relatives

It seems everyone has been awaiting word on when the court-appointed trustee—Irving Picard—in the historic Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme would go after other members of Bernard’s family. Duped investors, investigators, and virtually anyone who has read about the massive financial … Continue reading

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