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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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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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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 ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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.

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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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

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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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