Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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Ford Super Duty Truck, Excursion Vehicle Engine Woes Prompt Lawsuits

Owners and lessees of 2003-2007 Ford F250 and F350 Super Duty Trucks and Excursion vehicles are filing lawsuits in an attempt obtain compensation for expensive repairs caused by what the complaints call a defective engine. All of the vehicles named … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Ford 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engine |

Centurion Medical Recalls Convenience Kits Containing Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection

Centurion Medical Products Corporation, of Williamston, Michigan, just recalled some of its customized convenience kits that contain < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% 30 mL, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Multiple Dose Vials were … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad Recalled for Possible Botulism Risk

Arko Foods International of Los Angeles, California, just issued a recall for its Angelina Brand Smoked Roundscad, 8-oz packs, because of a possible < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Clostridium botulinum bacterium can … Continue reading

Posted in Botulism, Food Poisoning |

Tendon Rupture, Tendonitis Possible Avelox Side Effects

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avelox-tendon-rupture">Avelox is one of several fluoroquinolone antibiotics that have been associated with severe tendon injuries, including tendon rupture and tendonitis. Like the fluoroquinolones Levaquin and Cipro, the Avelox label bears a black box warning – the U.S. Food & … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Jennie-O Turkey Burgers Recalled for Possible Salmonella

Jennie-O Turkey Store, of Willmar, Minnesota is recalling approximately 54,960 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burger products that may be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak Count Exceeds 50

The Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak continues to grow as the health investigation also remains ongoing. To date, 56 people have fallen ill with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, Salmonella pathogen; 24 have been hospitalized, and one person has died. According … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

DePuy ASR Hip Implant was Untested

Could the controversial recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy hip replacement devices that have been making headlines for months for high failure rates have been rushed through clinical safety trials to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval? This is just one … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Provigil Restricted in Europe

Late last year, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) recommended that use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/provigil_sjs">Provigil (modafinil) be restricted to the treatment of narcolepsy because of its association with a number of side effects, including serious skin reactions. The EMEA required that … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Possible Link between Cell Phone Radiation, Gliomas Prompts Calls for More Research

While more needs to be known about the possible association between brain tumors, especially gliomas, and exposure to cell phone radiation, most seem to agree to that the issue requires more research. As a recent USA Today report points out, … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer |

Japan Radiation Detected in California Rainwater 181 Times Higher than Drinking Water Standards

Ramifications of the nuclear crisis in Japan continue to be felt in the U.S. Last week, for example, it was reported that radioactive iodine-131 had been detected in rainwater near San Francisco, California at levels that exceeded drinking water standards … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

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