Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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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

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Toro Company Recalls Mowers for Injury Hazard

The Toro Company of Bloomington, Minnesota just issued a recall of its < "">Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers over concerns of injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The recall spans the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Want to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Risks? Keep Your Distance.

The lead author of a study that demonstrated that cell phone radiation can have an impact on brain activity has some advice for anyone who makes frequent use of the popular devices. According to The New York Times, Dr. Nora … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer |

CPSC Says Water Walking Balls Can Be Deadly

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just issued a warning to consumers to stop participating in an emerging water-related recreational activity—Water Walking—due to potential risks for suffocation, drowning, and impact injuries. < "">Water walking balls are marketed under a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Smoked Salmon Recalled for Listeria Risk

The Smokehouse, LLC of Mamaroneck, New York, has recalled its Portier Fine Foods Norwegian Smoked Salmon in different sizes, including 4, 8, and 16 ounce packages and random weight sizes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The recall … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Linked To Asthma

Expectant mothers taking < "">acetaminophen, the popular painkiller commonly known as Tylenol, could be increasing their developing baby’s asthma risks. The study calls for additional research into the potential for a cause and effect link between < "">Tylenol used during … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Products Recalled After Alabama Hospital Outbreak

Yesterday, we wrote about nine Alabama hospital deaths attributed to < "">tainted IV bags in six Alabama hospitals, according to health officials. A total of 19 patients have suffered from the Alabama hospital infections with serratia marcescens bacteremia following IV … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Product Recalls |

Government Inaction on Nuclear Waste Creates Risk, Could Cost Tax Payers Billions

At nuclear reactors around the county, dangerous radioactive waste is being allowed to accumulate, despite the existence of a multi-billion dollar “nuclear waste fund.” According to a report from PoPublica, the U.S. government was supposed to use the fund – … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

Traces of Japan Radiation Found in Milk in California, Washington State

U.S. environmental and health regulators promised to step up radiation monitoring after traces of radioactive iodine-131 turned up in samples of milk in Spokane, Washington and San Luis Obispo County, California. According to a joint statement issued by the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

Lawsuits Claim Engines in Some Ford Super Duty Trucks, Excursion Vehicles are Defective

Ford Motor Company, Inc. and Navistar, Inc. are facing a growing number of lawsuits over the < "">Ford 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engine. Navistar manufactured the 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engine, which was used in 2003-2007 model year Ford F250 … Continue reading

Posted in Ford 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engine |

Class I Recall for Accu-Check FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets

Defective < "">ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets are being recalled for potential under-delivery of insulin due to a tube (cannula) which may become kinked or bent when inserting the defective medical device, the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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