Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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.

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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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