Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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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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