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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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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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