Monthly Archives: October 2010

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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

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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 Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Wrongful Foreclosure Scandal, Shoddy Loan Practices Could Create Legal Mess for Big Banks

Banks are facing a potential legal storm over the way they handled loan origination and mortgage servicing. According to various media reports, the recent revelations regarding < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Wrongful-Bank-Foreclosures-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">wrongful foreclosures could precipitate a wave of lawsuits by embattled homeowners, as well … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Legal News |

Federal Prison Recycling Program Exposed Workers to Toxins

A government investigation has found that inmates and employees involved in an < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unicor-Federal-Prison-Toxic-Electronic-Waste-Recycling">electronic waste recycling program run at federal prisons throughout the country may have been exposed to toxic chemicals. While the investigation, conducted by the US Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

Recall of Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Steps Expanded

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced an expansion of a prior recall by Primal Vantage Co., Inc., of Randolph, New Jersey for the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Ameristep Plastic Strap-On Tree Step. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Halloween Lanterns Sold At Dollar Tree Recalled

A large recall of 682,000 Halloween Lanterns has been implemented, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using these recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or … Continue reading

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

Lowe’s Ups Defective Drywall Settlement Offer

Facing withering criticism, Lowe’s Companies Inc. has increased its offer to settle toxic drywall lawsuits. According to ProPublica, the home improvement store chain is offering as much as $100,000 to customers who claim their homes and health sustained damages because … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese Drywall, Defective Products, Legal News |

Methotrexate Injection Recalled

Sandoz Inc. just initiated a voluntary recall in the United States of all 50mg/2mL and 250mg/10mL vials of Sandoz and Parenta brand < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Methotrexate Injection, USP product (“methotrexate”) to the consumer/user level, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

Bard Avaulta Mesh Lawsuits Consolidated in West Virginia

Lawsuits involving the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/transvaginal_mesh_injuries">C.R. Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The Bard Avaulta lawsuits will be presided over by US District Judge … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

New York Nursing Home Operation Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

A class action < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">nursing home abuse lawsuit has been filed against Legacy Health Care on behalf of all of the residents who resided there from at least 2007 to the present. The lawsuit cites neglect and endangerment to the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

Marcellus Shale Gas Driller Named in Water Contamination Lawsuit

A woman from Sugar Run, Pennsylvania has filed suit against Chesapeake Appalachia, LLP, alleging its drilling of nearby natural gas wells has contaminated her water supply. Among other things, the Bradford County woman is seeking damages due to health problems … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

Halliburton Cement Work Faulted in BP Oil Spill

Halliburton Co., the contractor that performed cement work aboard BP’s doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has admitted that it did not perform an important test on the cement that was used to seal the undersea well. The cement’s failure to … Continue reading

Posted in Oil Spills |

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