Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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 Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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 ...
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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Study Ranks Food Poisoning Pathogens

A just-released reports indicates that 14 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne pathogens cost the United States a staggering $14 billion in human disease alone. The report, said the LA Times, was released by the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute. The study determined … Continue reading

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PlayStation Network Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit

Sony Corp. now faces legal action following a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">breach of its online PlayStation gaming network that compromised millions of its users’ personal data, said the Wall Street Journal. One such lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court’s Northern … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Labs

Following one death and 10 hospitalizations, a Salmonella poisoning outbreak appears to have originated at a laboratory and has been linked to 73 more illnesses in 35 states. The outbreak goes back to August and is expected to be linked … Continue reading

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Settlement Announced in Medtronic Spine Device Lawsuit

A unit of Medtronic Inc. just agreed to settle a product liability lawsuit over allegedly < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective spinal implants. Law 360 said that the defective surgical implant lawsuit was brought about by a family in Puerto Rico who was seeking … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Botox Victim Awarded $212 Million

Considered to be one of the largest Botox litigation awards yet, a Virginia man was awarded $212 million this week by a U.S. District Court jury. The lawsuit, said the Richmond-Times Dispatch, was filed against Allergan Inc., the maker of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Chesapeake Appalachia Faces Lawsuit in Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well Fire

Two workers who sustained severe injuries during a fire at a natural gas well earlier this year in Washington, Pennsylvania have filed suit against Chesapeake Appalachia. The lawsuit claims Chesapeake and other defendants were negligent by failing to take steps … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Toro Snowblowers, Recycler Mowers Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced a product recall of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Toro Power Clear Snowblower and the Toro 20″ Recycler Mower, which were manufactured by the Toro Company of Bloomington, Minnesota. About … Continue reading

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PA Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Members Tied to Drilling Violations

Some members of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission are employed by energy companies that racked up nearly half of the natural gas drilling violations in the state last year. A report from the group Clean Water Action … Continue reading

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Fixed Side Cribs Recalled for Entrapment, Fall Hazards

A product recall of about < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">330 Fixed-Side Cribs has been implemented by ducduc llc, of New York, New York, due to fall and entrapment hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The bottom rails on the … Continue reading

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Nexium, Fosamax Lawsuits Claim Drugs Caused Fractures

We’ve long been writing about links with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium, and bisphosphonates, such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/articles/read/14517">Fosamax, to increased risks of bone fractures. PPIs reduce stomach acid and are typically taken for heartburn and acid reflux. … Continue reading

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