Monthly Archives: October 2010

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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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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 < "">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 < "">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 < "">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 < "">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 < "">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 < "">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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