Monthly Archives: July 2010

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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.

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

Dozens-Receive-Nonsterile-Simulated-Saline-Solution

The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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