Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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BPA Exposure May Damage Sperm Health

Another emerging study has linked the hazardous chemical substance, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">candy recall over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Wrongful-US-Military-Bank-Foreclosures-JP-Morgan-Chase-Lawsuit-Lawyer">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pet_treats_salmonella">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">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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