Monthly Archives: October 2009

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Some Madoff Victims’ Claims Paid

To date, more than $534 million has been paid out 1,368 victims of the massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bernard_Madoff_Investment_fraud">Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme that has been making headlines for about one year. Boston.com said the monies were paid out of a national fund. … Continue reading

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Sheetz Stores Settle Tomato Salmonella Lawsuit

A case filed by Sheetz Inc. over how one of its suppliers owed money for providing Sheetz with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella tainted tomatoes from July 2004, has reached a settlement, said the Altoona Mirror. It was expected that the jury would … Continue reading

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Salmonella found at Missouri Peanut Butter Plant

Another link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">Salmonella and peanut butter is making headlines. Food Safety News reports that the East Wind Community Inc., a 36-year-old commune located in the Missouri Ozarks, has an issue with Salmonella in its nut butter manufacturing facility. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Halloween Face Paints Made With Toxins

Some face paints have been found to contain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/lead_paint_poisoning">lead, the Environmental News Service (ENS) just announced, citing the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. A problem given that Halloween is tomorrow. ENS described lead as a neurotoxin that can cause problems … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Southwest Airlines Faces Suit Over Toxic Airplane Air

Southwest Airlines has been hit with a personal injury lawsuit over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Toxic_Plane_Air">toxic airplane air. According to Courthouse News Service, the federal complaint was filed by two twin sisters who claim they and other passengers choked on toxic “super-heated” fumes … Continue reading

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Stryker Biotech, Execs Indicted for Alleged Illegal Promotion of Bone Growth Product

Stryker Biotech LLC has been indicted on federal charges of illegally marketing bone growth products called the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">OP-1 Implant and OP-1 Putty. According to a press release issued by the Acting U.S. Attorney in Boston, Mass., the company’s former … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Blair Faces Lawsuit Over Flammable Chenille Bathrobes

The family of an elderly woman who died after the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">chenille bathrobe she was wearing caught fire has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blair LLC. As we reported earlier this week, Blair has issued two recalls for the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Slow Pace of Chinese Drywall Probe Frustrates Senator

U.S Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, expressed frustration yesterday that preliminary results from Chinese drywall testing have failed to answer some pressing questions. According to The Miami Herald, Sen. Nelson was angered not only by the lack of answers, but by … Continue reading

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Target Recalls Halloween Flashlights

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Halloween-themed flashlights sold at Target stores are being recalled today because they pose a burn hazard. About 610,000 Halloween flashlights are included in this recall. This recall involves two types of Halloween-themed flashlights: the mini flashlights and flashlights sold … Continue reading

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Sony Recalls AC Adapters

About 69,000 VAIO Computer AC Adapters have been recalled over an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">electrical shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Sony Electronics Inc. is located in San Diego, California. The insulation inside the recalled VAIO Computer … Continue reading

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