Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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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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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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Even “BPA-Free” Products Leach Estrogen Mimicking Chemicals, Study Finds

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—long a culprit in the controversy regarding estrogen- and hormone-mimicking compounds leaching out of plastic consumer products might not be the only chemical culprit. According to a new study being published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives, … Continue reading

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Children’s Jewelry may Contain Dangerous Levels of Cadmium

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Cadmium, considered an even more dangerous toxic metal than lead, is a known carcinogen and can interfere with brain development in very young children; longer-term effects of cadmium might not always be immediately evident. The federal government has long … Continue reading

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E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Hazelnuts in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

After nut products were linked to seven cases of foodborne illness in Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, DeFranco and Sons of Los Angeles, California, issued a recall of bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell, hazelnut and mixed nut products containing hazelnuts over concerns … Continue reading

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Oil Fracking Poised to Be Next Big Boom

We’ve written exhaustively on this site about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in regards to natural gas drilling, and the environmental problems posed by that extraction method. But fracking can also be used to drill for oil, which may pose some … Continue reading

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Smith & Nephew Recalls IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes for Possible Bacterial Contaminati

Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management division just announced a U.S. voluntary nationwide recall of selected lots of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) that were manufactured by The Triad Group. This recall follows a prior nationwide … Continue reading

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Airlines Fined, Execs Get Prison Time Over Price Fixing Scam

Federal prosecutors are accusing the airline industry of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Air_Cargo_Price_Fixing">wide-scale price fixing scam in which false increases on surcharges for passengers and cargo fuel were made to avoid financial fall-out, said the Associated Press (AP). The scam followed a … Continue reading

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Users of Fixodent, Other Denture Creams Should be Wary of Zinc

Because < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Fixodent-Denture-Cream">Fixodent and other denture creams contain zinc, denture wearers are being advised to pay attention to the amount of zinc they consume. According to an article published in the March/April 2011 issue of “General Dentistry,” the peer-reviewed clinical … Continue reading

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CT Scan Radiation Overdoses Reported at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia

Another large hospital is at the center of a scandal involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation overdoses from CT scans. According to The New York Times, the CT scan radiation overdoses occurred at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for more than … Continue reading

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Skippy® Peanut Butter Recall Issued Over Salmonella Scare

Unilever United States, Inc. just initiated a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. No other Skippy® products are … Continue reading

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Fracking Injection Wells Closed After Arkansas Earthquakes

Two natural gas drillers in Arkansas have agreed to stop using two injection wells in the state until it can be determined if they are causing earthquakes in the area. The injection wells, located near Greenbrier and Guy, are used … Continue reading

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