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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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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

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

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

Posted in Chinese Drywall, Defective Products, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

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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