Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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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.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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China Bans BPA as U.S. Ignores Risk

While the United States continues to lag on implementing a nationwide ban on the toxic chemical < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A—BPA—China and Malaysia have banned the ubiquitous polycarbonate plastic compound. Green Chip Stocks wrote that, at a press conference, the Chinese ministry … Continue reading

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More Protein Supplements Recalled for Salmonella

Universal Nutrition of New Brunswick, New Jersey, just issued a recall of specific lots of its Gain Fast, LAVA, Real Gains, Super Whey Pro, Torrent, Ultra Mass 4500, Ultra Whey Pro, and Uni-Syn protein supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Botulism Risk Cited in Pickled Beet Recall

Lakeside Foods Inc. of Wisconsin just issued a recall of about 3,000 cans of its pickled beets, which were sold between December 2009 and January 2011, Sign On Detroit just announced. Some cans of the company’s 105-ounce pickled sliced beets … Continue reading

Posted in Botulism, Food Poisoning |

NY Senators Call for Audit After Fatal Bus Crashes

Following a second < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">fatal bus crash this month, Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will co-sponsor legislation to strengthen bus safety and improve driver training. “The tragedy of two fatal crashes in just four … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Bus Accident |

Overuse of Generic Tylenol Led to Florida Man’s Death

The death of a Florida man is being blamed on his use of over-the-counter painkillers made with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen. According to a report on WPTV, doctors say 49-year-old Mark Erdman died in part because of liver damage brought on by … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Hydraulic Fracturing Behind Big Drop at West Virginia Reservoir

Hydraulic fracturing is being blamed for missing water at a West Virginia reservoir. According to the Wheeling Intelligencer, the water level at the Moundsville Reservoir dropped more than 10 feet over a few days last month. Now it turns out … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Axxent FlexiShield Mini Device Recalled After Breast Cancer Patients Left Polluted with Tungsten

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Axxent FlexiShield Mini, a device intended to protect parts of the body from unwanted radiation during cancer treatment, was named in a recall recently, after it injured several breast cancer patients. According to The New York Times, the … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Lap Band Weight Loss Device Poses Risks, Study Says

Although there have been changes to the weight loss device since its introduction, an older version of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Lap-Band device can lead to significant complications over time, say Belgian researchers. By placing a silicone band around the upper stomach, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Japan Radiation Turns Up in Washington State

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