Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Kaba Simplex Locks Lawsuits Proceed, As Judge Appoints Plaintiffs’ Attorneys to Key Posts

Lawsuits involving Kaba Ilco’s Simplex Pushbutton Locks are moving forward. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Kaba-Keyless-Locks-Simplex-Pushbutton-Mechanical-Lock-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Kaba Simplex Locks lawsuits around the country have already been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, and last week, the judge presiding … Continue reading

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Two Firms Recall Backpack Blowers For Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) have announced two product recalls for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">backpack blowers over fire hazard. In both cases, the agencies are advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and note … Continue reading

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USDA Sets New Poultry Testing Standards to Prevent Food Poisoning

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced its implementation of revised and new performance standards to minimize < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning risks from pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, in young chickens and turkeys, … Continue reading

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New HIV Testing Urged for Organ Transplant Donors

Following the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">transplant of an HIV-infected kidney in a recent live organ donation surgery, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that HIV tests be conducted on live donors within one week prior to surgery, … Continue reading

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Proposed New York Medical Malpractice Law Faces Opposition

A proposed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/new_york_medical_malpractice">New York medical malpractice cap is meeting with opposition from N.Y. Assembly Democrats who point to the most vulnerable claimants. The New York Law Journal wrote that the cap will limit noneconomic medical malpractice awards for pain … Continue reading

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Triad Group Parent Company Recalls Iodine Prep Pads Over Flesh Eating Bacteria Disease Risk

H&P industries, Inc., the parent corporation of Triad Group, has recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Povidine Iodine Prep Pads because they may be contaminated with a type of bacteria associated with flesh eating bacteria disease, meningitis in newborn infants and pneumonia in patients … Continue reading

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New Jersey, Arkansas Latest States to Take up Fracking Regulation

More states are enacting or considering laws that would regulate the natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Most recently, the New Jersey State Senate passed a law that bans fracking there, while in Arkansas, legislators are … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fuel Services May Face Class Action Lawsuit over Radioactive Pollution in Tennessee’s Nolichucky River

People living around the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee-Nolichucky-River-Nuclear-Plant-Uranium-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) facility in Erwin, Tennessee are mulling a possible class action lawsuit over nuclear contamination in the Nolichucky River. Plaintiffs’ attorneys met with residents earlier this week, and say they are looking … Continue reading

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