Monthly Archives: January 2010

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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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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Tree Stand Hunting Brackets Recalled

About 6,800 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Talon Hunting Hang-on Tree Stands and Brackets/Straps, which were manufactured by Summit Treestands LLC, of Decatur, Alabama, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The tree stand can unexpectedly detach from the … Continue reading

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Rechargeable Batteries with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels Recalled

About 8,600 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Rechargeable Batteries, manifested by AMX of Richardson, Texas, and sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. A defect in the battery can cause the … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Identifying Defective Chinese Drywall Released

Homeowners have been given some guidance on determining if their home has a Chinese drywall problem. The Chinese drywall guidelines were issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). … Continue reading

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Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Can Impact Child Behavior

Increased prenatal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">phthalate exposure may be linked to negative behaviors in young children. Science Daily, citing an emerging study conducted jointly by Mount Sinai researchers and scientists from Cornell University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Toyota Recall Extends to Europe and China, Attracts Congressional Scrutiny

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota’s recall of cars and trucks for an unintended acceleration issues has now extended to Europe and China. And now two congressional committees have announced that they will hold hearings to address the sudden acceleration issues reported with Toyota … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

Hettich Instruments Recalls Centrifuges

Hettich Instruments Management Inc. has recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Hettich Centrifuges with 2050 and 2076 Plastic Rotors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Hettich Instruments Management I is located at 100 Cummings Center; Suite 130G;
Beverly; Massachusetts; 01915-6127. This recall … Continue reading

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Aquarius Hemodialysis System Subject to Class I Recall

Edwards Lifesciences Inc. initiated a Class I recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Aquarius Hemodialysis System, effective January 11, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations … Continue reading

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Yamaha Recalls Snowmobiles for Steering Problem

About 2,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">2009 Model Year FX10 Snowmobiles, which were distributed by the Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., of Cypress, California, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. A bolt in the right front “A” arm … Continue reading

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Zippo Candle Lighters Recalled for Burn Hazard

About 17,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Zippo Slatkin & Co. Candle Lighters, which were manufactured in China and imported by the Zippo Manufacturing Company, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The Zippo Slatkin & … Continue reading

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Chemicals in Lipstick, Hairspray, Pollution Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

We have long been writing about the potential links between d< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">isease and the environment. Now, says Science Daily, these links, specifically with “autoimmune diseases, infections, and genetics” might be directly connected to the environments in which we live and … Continue reading

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