Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

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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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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Delta Drop-Side Crib Recall Reissued After Another Child Dies

A second infant death has prompted re-announcement of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Delta Enterprise’s prior “Safety Peg” drop-side crib recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just reported. The re-announcement is for the 2008 recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs, said … Continue reading

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Zicam Investor Lawsuit Can Proceed, Supreme Court Says

Matrixx Initiatives shareholders will be allowed to pursue lawsuits against the company for allegedly withholding information about dangerous side effects associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zicam">Zicam Cold Remedy nasal products. In a unanimous decision, the high court said drug makers may be … Continue reading

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Scotch Recalls Instant Power® Toilet Bowl Restorer

Scotch Corporation, of Dallas, Texas just issued a product recall for about 74,760 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Instant Power® Toilet Bowl Restorersâ„¢, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The contents of the defective product can leak from the cap when … Continue reading

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23,000 Lbs of Bologna Recalled for E. Coli

Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc., of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, is recalling approximately 23,000 pounds of Lebanon bologna products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. Lebanon … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Opens Door for Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Overtime Lawsuits

Drug companies might have to give up their long-standing practice of denying < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Pharmaceutical-Sales-Representatives-Unpaid-Overtime-Lawsuits">pharmaceutical sales representatives overtime pay. This after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals by Merck’s Schering unit and Novartis that were seeking to overturn recent … Continue reading

Posted in Unpaid Overtime |

Diving Masks Recalled by Ocean Technology Systems for Drowning Hazard

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 1,700 defective diving masks were sold in the United States; 80 were sold in Canada.

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Twin Brands Inc. to Limit Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Lead bans prompted many Chinese manufacturers to switch to the equally toxic heavy metal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">cadmium, in products they import to the United States. A known carcinogen, cadmium interferes with brain development in very young children; cadmium’s longer-term effects are … Continue reading

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Origin of New Gulf Oil Spill Identified, but Source of Other Plumes Remains a Mystery

The source of one new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/oil_spills">oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been identified, but officials are still trying to figure out where other oily slicks spotted in the ocean are coming from. These new incidents come just … Continue reading

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Texas Regulators Deny Range Resources’ Natural Gas Drilling Tainted Parker County Water Wells

The Texas Railroad Commission continues to dispute the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) contention that natural gas drilling being performed by Range Resources Corp. is behind the contamination of water wells in Parker County. According to the Commission, the contamination … Continue reading

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Radiation Fears Mount as U.S. Bans some Japan Food Imports, Warning Issued for Tokyo Tap Water

Concerns about the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radiation released as a result of the Japan nuclear crisis aren’t going away. Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was halting imports of food produced in affected regions of Japan. Meanwhile, people … Continue reading

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