Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Study Linking Z-Pak to Increased Death Risk Being Reviewed by FDA

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing a new study that reported an increased risk of sudden, heart-related deaths among people using the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), known popularly as Z-Pak. In a statement issued late yesterday, the FDA said patients being treated with Zithromax should not stop taking ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Sunbeam Wine Openers Sold by QVC Recalled

A large recall of about 159,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Sunbeam Products Wine Bottle Openers, sold by QVC, has been implemented. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the product recall. The defective sunbeam wine openers were manufactured in China; distributed … Continue reading

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Stanley Securities Recalls Door Lock Sets for Entrapment Risk

About 63,100 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">6K and 7KC Series Door Locksets have been recalled by Stanley Security Solutions for entrapment risks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the product recall. The Stanley Security Door Lock Sets’ latches could fail, … Continue reading

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Vet, Doctor Halloween Costumes Recalled or Choking Hazard

About 1,800 Fun World Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles Halloween Costumes with Toy Stethoscopes have been recalled due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Halloween costumes were manufactured in China and … Continue reading

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PCB Contaminated Landfill in New York State Added to Superfund List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced the addition of the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County, New York to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The landfill is contaminated with toxic substances … Continue reading

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Bologna Recalled in New York for Staph Contamination

About 2,997 pounds of bologna products are being recalled by Zweigle’s Inc., of Rochester, New York, in a Class I recall over concerns of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service … Continue reading

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Radiation for Brain Tumors may Impact Female Fertility

Higher < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation doses prescribed for cancers and brain tumors have long been linked to female infertility, but, now, says Reuters, an emerging study reveals that female fertility is affected at even moderate and lower radiation doses. It seems, explained … Continue reading

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Recalled DePuy Hip Implant May Be Failing at Much Higher Rate than First Thought

How likely are premature failures of th< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">e DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System? When DePuy Orthopedics issued recalls for the ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System last August, the company said data … Continue reading

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Wyoming Fracking Creating Air Quality Problems

Natural gas drilling in Wyoming has created a problem more commonly associated with big cities like Los Angeles, California – smog. According to the Associated Press, Pinedale, Wyoming, located in the Upper Green Valley Basin and close to natural gas … Continue reading

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NFS Nuclear Plant Blamed for Radioactive Contamination in Tennessee’s Nolichucky River

The Nolichucky River in Tennessee, located downstream from a Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) plant, is contaminated with enriched uranium. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee-Nolichucky-River-Nuclear-Plant-Uranium-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radioactive material in the Nolichucky River was discovered last year by Michael Ketterer, a chemistry professor at Northern Arizona … Continue reading

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