Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

Featured Stories

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

Read More

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

Read More

Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

Dozens-Receive-Nonsterile-Simulated-Saline-Solution

The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

Read More

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.

Read More

Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

Read More

Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

Read More

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

Read More

Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

Read More

Baby Phat Toddler Jeans Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 1,600 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers sold under the “Baby Phat” brand are being recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective jeans were manufactured in China and imported by Parigi Group, … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Pogo Sticks Recalled Following Injuries to Children

A large product recall of about 169,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Pogo Sticks has been initiated, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recall was initiated following injuries to children playing with the defective pogo sticks. Recalled pogo sticks include … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Sodium Chloride Injection Recalled

Concentrated < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Sodium Chloride Injections have been recalled because some of the vials may contain visible particulates, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall involves the following two injections. Complete details on the lot numbers involved can … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

New Mercury Standards Proposed by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced proposed national guidelines for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">mercury and other air toxins that are released from power plants. The announcement followed, said the CNN, a court-mandated deadline and mandates most power plants install so-called … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Airport Backscatter X-Ray Scanners Continue to Raise Safety Questions

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is taking another look at the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radiation levels emitted from some of its new airport full-body scanners after tests found some devices were emitting radiation that was 10 times higher than normal. Though it … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination | Tagged , , , , , |

Organic Food Recalls Raise Safety Questions

Whether organic or not, food safety and the defects in the food safety system do not discriminate. Yahoo reports that just because a food is organic, consumers should not be fooled into believing that those foods are immune to pathogenic … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning | Tagged , , , |

Indian Point Nuclear Reactor in New York Most Vulnerable to Earthquakes

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">nuclear crisis in Japan has many in the U.S. wondering how any of the 104 nuclear reactors in this country would hold up in the event of a natural disaster like a strong earthquake. Surprisingly, the Nuclear Regulatory … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination | Tagged , , , , , |

New Jersey Senator Introduces Fracking Regulation Bill

A U.S. Senator from New Jersey is concerned that natural gas drilling via hydraulic fracturing is a threat to his state’s drinking water. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, a Democrat, has joined Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) in introducing the “Fracturing Responsibility … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking | Tagged , , , , |

© 2005-2020 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.