Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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BPA Exposure May Damage Sperm Health

Another emerging study has linked the hazardous chemical substance, < "">bisphenol A—BPA—with yet another adverse physical effect. According to Natural News, the toxic substance, BPA, has been linked, again, to sperm health issues but, this time, the study involved humans. … Continue reading

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Lead-Tainted Candy Recall Expanded

Circle City Marketing and Distributing, which is doing business as (DBA) Candy Dynamics, Indianapolis, Indiana, just issued a < "">candy recall over < "">lead poisoning concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. Circle City Marketing and Distributing … Continue reading

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Another Military Member Says Bank Wrongfully Foreclosed on His Home

A member of the Michigan National Guard says he was the victim of a < "">wrongful foreclosure while he was deployed in Iraq. Sergeant James Hurley, who served his country in the National Guard for 25 years before retiring, has … Continue reading

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Cilantro Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is warning people not to eat certain fresh cilantro distributed by Tanimura & Antle, which is based in Salinas, California. The cilantro may be contaminated with < "">Salmonella, … Continue reading

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Salmonella Prompts Recall of Jr. Texas Taffy Pet Treats

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling its Jr. Texas Taffy pet treat (ITEM # 27077, UPC # 02280827077, All Lots up to and including 10364) because they have the potential to be contaminated with < "">Salmonella, said … Continue reading

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Early HRT May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

We have long noted that the groundbreaking Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial that began in 1991, reported in 2002 that the risks of combined estrogen/progestin < "">Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) were greater than the medication’s benefits. Now, another study is … Continue reading

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Avandia Test Lawsuit Settled

An < "">Avandia lawsuit that was expected to be a test case for the thousands of similar claims pending throughout the U.S. was settled on the eve of trial. GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Avandia, had already settled around 10,000 Avandia … Continue reading

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Andres Alonso Named to DePuy Hip Implant Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Andres F. Alonso, Esq., a partner of the national < "">personal injury law firm, has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal litigation surrounding DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System. The appointment was made by U.S. District Judge David … Continue reading

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Paintball Gun/Markers Recalled

About 1,400 BT SA-17 < "">Paintball Gun/Markers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using this recalled product and notes that it is illegal to resell or to … Continue reading

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PCB Settlement Nets Alaska City $1.96 Million

A < "">PCB Settlement with the Alaskan city of Unalaska and the federal government has just been reached for $1.96 million over PCB contamination, said KUCB. PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls are man-made chemicals and PCB health effects include increased blood pressure. The … Continue reading

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