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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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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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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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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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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Madoff Family Targeted in $30 Million Lawsuit

Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee who has been working to recover the billions of dollars lost in the historic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Bernard_Madoff_Investment_fraud">Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, has just filed three lawsuits, said The Associated Press (AP). Madoff, 72, pleaded guilty to running … Continue reading

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Nutraloid Labs Recalls Dietary Supplements

Nutraloid Labs Inc. just announced that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of two dietary supplement products sold under the names: < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Ejaculoid XXTREME and Stimuloid II, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The FDA advised … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls |

Another Study Sees Avandia, Actos Fracture Risk

Another study has added to the growing body of evidence linking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos to an increased risk of fractures. This latest research, which appears in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that the drugs increased … Continue reading

Posted in Avandia, Pharmaceuticals |

Beware Accidental Evamist Exposure, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that inadvertent exposure to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Evamist through skin contact with patients using this product has the potential for adverse effects in children and pets. Evamist contains estradiol, an estrogen hormone, and … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Oil Spill from Ruptured Pipeline Threatens Lake Michigan

A pipeline leak that has spilled anywhere from 800,000 gallons to 1 million gallons of oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River has resulted in evacuations and is threatening Lake Michigan. Residents living close to the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oil_spills">oil spill have been told … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Oil Spills |

Listeria Sprout Recall Expanded

Specialty Farms is voluntarily recalling certain Alfalfa sprout products with a best if sold by date of “8/3/2010″ and “8/1/2010,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The sprouts have the potential to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Food Poisoning, Food Products, Listeria, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products |

Motorized Wheelchair Suspected in Texas House Fire

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Wheelchair-fires">motorized wheelchair may be to blame for a Corpus Christi, Texas house fire that displaced a family of four earlier this month. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze. Surprisingly, motorized wheelchair fires are not unheard of. … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Medical Devices |

User Complaints Prompt Apple to Probe iOS 4 Upgrade Problems

Apple is investigating problems with its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/iPhone-3G-iOS-4-Lawsuit">iOS 4 operating system. According to some very unhappy iPhone 3G users, upgrading to iOS 4 has rendered their phones all but useless. The new operating system was released at the end of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Group Sues Over Antimicrobial Soaps

The Natural Resources Defense Council just filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for failing to issue a final rule regulating the chemicals < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan">triclosan and triclocarban, which are commonly found in antibacterial soaps. These chemicals … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Oil, Dispersants from BP Spill May Have Entered Gulf Food Chain

Scientists have raised yet another alarm about the dispersants BP has used in unprecedented amounts to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to GulfLive.com, researchers have found an oil and dispersant mix beneath the shells of post-larval … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Health Concerns, Oil Spills, Toxic Substances |

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