Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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The Best Enhancer Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Drug Ingredient

AVNS Inc. just announced that is recalling its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">“The Best” Enhancement Supplement, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AVNS initiated the recall after being informed by its manufacturer, Drive Total Energy, that an FDA lab analyses … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Toy Activity Trucks Recalled for Choking Hazard

Defective Troy the Activity Trucks, imported and distributed by Infantino LLC, of San Diego, California, are being recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. About 40,500 Troy the Activity Trucks … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Hidden Danger Lurks in Millions of Old Oil and Gas Wells

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Legacy-Oil-Field-Remediation-Environmental-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Old, abandon oil and gas wells, most of them unmarked, pose a significant environmental threat, according to a new report from ProPublica. In Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and several other states, there have been documented instances where such abandoned wells … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Legacy Oil Fields |

Another Lawsuit in Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak

As the Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, linked to DeFusco’s Bakery, continues to grow, another Salmonella lawsuit has been filed. According to The Providence Journal (ProJo), the mother of a 16-year-old boy who was sickened after eating contaminated zeppoles from … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Relationship between Biotronik, Nevada Doctors under Scrutiny

Several doctors at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada are facing questions today after The New York Times reported on their financial ties to Biotronik, a German company that sells < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">pacemakers and defibrillators to the hospital. The doctors … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Maker of Tainted Wipes Closes as Feds Move to Seize Products

Last week, federal health regulators asked H&P Industries Inc. to stop making and distributing alcohol swabs and other medical product after an inspection of its Wisconsin facility turned up “evidence that shows this firm made and distributed products with a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Lab Chief Suspect in Alabama Hospital Outbreak

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Meds IV tainted IV bags have allegedly led to nine deaths and 10 illnesses at six Alabama hospitals, which resulted in one wrongful death suit and an ongoing probe. Now, according to state health department director, Dr. Donald Williamson, … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Fracking, Drilling Halted at 36 Pennsylvania Wells Following Water Contamination

Catalyst Energy Inc. of Cranberry, Pennsylvania has been ordered to stop drilling and hydraulic fracturing at 36 wells in northwestern Pennsylvania by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). According to a statement from the DEP, the agency has confirmed … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

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