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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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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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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Slow Cookers Recalled by Burlington Coat Factory

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Slow cookers are being recalled, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over the potential for fire hazard. The recalled slow cookers were manufactured in China; sold by the Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, New Jersey; and imported … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes Hiring Criminals, Government Report Says

Low federal standards; inconsistent state regulations; and a general lack of strong, standardized processes have created lapses in the types of employees hired by < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nursing_home_legislation_and_regulation">nursing home facilities, a problem about which we have long been writing. For instance, the … Continue reading

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Heart Device Studies Fail to Include Enough Women

A new study has found that the vast majority of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/truck_accidents">heart devices, including heart valves, pacemakers, defibrillators and stents, approved for use in the U.S. were not adequately tested in women. This is a problem because differences between men … Continue reading

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Rear Guards on Tractor-Trailers Pose Fatal Danger

New crash tests and analysis conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveal that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/truck_accidents">tractor-trailers underride guards can fail in even low-speed crashes and can lead to fatalities. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to mandate stronger … Continue reading

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Questionable Breast Implant Lymphoma Info Removed from Groups’ Websites

Two plastic surgery groups have removed information that downplayed the risks of a rare type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">lymphoma linked to breast implants, following a discussion with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The group Public Citizen had complained to … Continue reading

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Dumping of Radioactive Fracking Waste in Pennsylvania Waters Creates Uproar

How natural gas drillers dispose of possibly radioactive fracking wastewater in Pennsylvania has gotten the attention of many in the state. Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat, is asking questions after The New York Times reported that some Pennsylvania natural drillers … Continue reading

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Keyless Ignition Accidents, Deaths Raising Concerns

Keyless ignition technology malfunctions being linked to a number of accidents, some fatal. According to WMGT, despite these reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">keyless ignition malfunctions, the technology is on the rise. Three deaths in three different events are pointing to issues … Continue reading

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FDA Acts against Unapproved Cold, Cough and Allergy Drugs, Orders Hundreds Removed from Market

More than 500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">unapproved prescription cough, cold and allergy medicines – including familiar names like include Lodrane, Cardec, Organidin and Pediahist – have been ordered off the market by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). None of the … Continue reading

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BioRay Dietary Supplements Not Proven Safe or Effective

With no medical or pharmacy degrees and no compelling scientific data, BioRay’s owners—Timothy and Stephanie Ray—tout their < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">dietary supplements as being able to help with sexual problems, allergies, speech delays, weight issues, even liver and autism problems; virtually any … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors May Lower Magnesium Levels, FDA Warns

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Proton_pump_inhibitors">Proton pump inhibitors can lower magnesium levels if the popular heartburn drugs are used over a long period of time, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned. Low serum magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia) can result in serious health … Continue reading

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