Monthly Archives: September 2010

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy


The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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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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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Wall Hooks Recalled for Violating Lead Paint Standard

About 4,450 < "">“S T U F F” and Paw Wall Hooks have been recalled by Midwest-CBK, Inc., of Union City, Tennessee, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

60 Million Avalide Tablets Recalled

The blood pressure medication < "">Avalide is being recalled in the US and Puerto Rico, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today. The company said the recall involves 62 lots, or 60 million tablets, manufactured before November 2009 at its plant in Puerto … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

JP Morgan Chase Suspends Foreclosures

JP Morgan Chase is suspending 56,000 home foreclosures to review legal procedures. The move comes just days after < "">GMAC Mortgage suspended an undisclosed number of foreclosures in order to do the same. According to The New York Times, JP … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud |

ThermaCare Heatwrap Products Recalled

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, a business of Pfizer, Inc., just issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its < "">ThermaCare HeatWraps Menstrual Product distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. Pfizer … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

PA House Passes Gas Drilling Tax, Debate Moves to State Senate

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a severance tax on natural gas drilling – including hydraulic fracturing – in the state. It remains to be seen if the tax will make it through the state’s Republican-controlled Senate. For the … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Black & Decker Recalls Cordless Lawn Mowers

Black & Decker (US) Inc., of Townson, Maryland, just issued a large recall for about 160,000 of its < "">Black & Decker and Craftsman brand Cordless Electric Lawnmowers due to laceration hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Johnson & Johnson CEO to Concede Mistakes in Drug Recalls

Johnson & Johnson’s CEO Bill Weldon is schedule to testify before Congress today about his company’s handling of < "">recalls of Children’s Tylenol and other drugs. According to The New York Times, Weldon’s prepared testimony for his appearance before the … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

House Finally Passes Ground Zero Responder Bill

We recently wrote that the US House of Representatives was, again, looking into a bill to provide about $7.4 billion to sickened < "">World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers, with similar measures pending in the Senate. The Ground … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Fisher-Price Issues Massive Recall for Tricycles, High Chairs, and Toys

Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million defective tricycles, high chairs and toys for infants and toddlers in the US and Canada. The recalled products are linked to 24 reported incidents of injuries to young children. A complete list of … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Infant Sleep Positioners Linked to12 Deaths

Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a warning not to use < "">Infant Sleep Positioners. In the last 13 years, the federal government has received 12 reports of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

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