Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Toyota Woes Make 2010 Big Year For Auto Recall

Vehicle recalls certainly made headlines more than just a few times this year, with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota Motor Corporation leading in numbers and scandals. According to Detroit News, over 19 million vehicles were recalled in some 600 U.S. recall campaigns, the … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Products, Motor Vehicles |

PCBs May Pose Risk In Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released guidance recommending that schools take steps to reduce potential exposures to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs from older fluorescent lighting fixtures. The guidance, part of EPA’s ongoing efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

94 Cases of Salmonella Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts; Cilantro, Parsley Recall Expanded

It seems two concurrent, but unrelated cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella contamination have resulted in widespread recalls. About 100 people have fallen ill across the United States and Canada, said CNN. No illness has been associated with the precautionary, voluntary recall … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Arrow Recalls Defective Balloon Catheters

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Arrow Ultra 8 Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheters (IABS) 8 FR 30CC and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">40CC Universal and Arrow Intra-Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheter with a Fiber Optic Sensor and Measurement System have been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

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

American Honda Recalls Snow Blowers

About 18,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">American Honda Snowblowers have been recalled due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), announced. The agencies advise consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and note that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Defective Products |

FDA Ends Pain Drug Trials Over Bone Damage Concerns

Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Plc stopped their studies of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">experimental painkillers—anti-nerve growth factors (NGF inhibitors)—due to issues that the drug class involved might raise the risk of joint damage, wrote Bloomberg.com. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Mercury Warning for Skin Lightening Creams

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just issued a warning against using skin-lightening creams that could contain dangerous levels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">mercury, said Healthland. The EPA pointed to recent investigations of some imported cosmetics. The investigations were conducted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Thousands of Darvon, Darvocet Lawsuits Expected

Personal injury attorneys are preparing Darvocet and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon litigation against the makers of propoxyphene-based painkillers. It seems that the alleged cardiac response to the drugs could be fatal with erratic origins that provide no symptoms, noted the Daily Mail. Attorneys … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Recalls, Recalled Drugs |

FDA Asked for Triclosan Answers

Representative Edward Markey (Democrat-Massachusetts) asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an update on its review of the chemical,< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/triclosan"> triclosan, which is found in many consumer products, said The Washington Post. The review has been “long delayed,” … Continue reading

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ev3 NanoCross 0.014” OTW PTA Dilatation Catheter Named in Class 1 Recall

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">ev3 NanoCross .014″ OTW PTA Dilatation Catheter has been named in a Class I recall because the medical device has the potential to crack or break, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Class I recalls … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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