Daily Archives: April 7, 2011

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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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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Anbesol, Orajel, Orabase Other Benzocaine Products Linked to Rare Blood Disorder, FDA Warns

U.S. health regulators warned today that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzocaine-Spray-Gel-Liquid-Methemoglobinemia-Injury-Lawsuit">benzocaine liquids and gels used to treat mouth and gum pain, including Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and store brands, have been associated with a potentially deadly complication called methemoglobinemia. The warning … Continue reading

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High-Flex Knee Replacement Devices May Carry Risks

People in need of a knee replacement may want to proceed with caution if they are considering one type of procedure called high-flexion (hi-flex) knee replacement surgery. Recently, some studies have indicated that the risks of hi-flex knee replacement may … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

BP Oil Spill Health Impact Hard to Measure

The emotional and physical health effects of theBP oil spill continue to linger, nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Even worse, Gulf Coast residents and< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Oil-Spill-Cleanup-Workers-Injuries-Lawsuit"> BP oil spill clean-up workers … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Soldering Irons Recalled for Burn, Laceration Hazard

A large product recall of about 69,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective Soldering Irons has been initiated, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The recalled stained glass soldering irons were manufactured in Mexico; imported by Cooper, Tools LLC of Apex, … Continue reading

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Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Component Recall Issued Last September

Last year, Zimmer Inc., one of the largest orthopedic device manufacturers in the world, quietly recalled a number of tibial components used in the Zimmer NexGen Complete Knee Solution MIS procedure. Though the Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial component recall was … Continue reading

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Williams-Sonoma Recalls Hot Chocolate Pots

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Defective Hot Chocolate Pots distributed by Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, California have been recalled because the handle of the defective product can break off during use, which poses burn and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Norvirus Sickens 60 at Illinois Retirement Home

An emerging < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/norovirus">norovirus outbreak has sickened over 60 people and reports continue to come in. Residents and staff have been stricken with Norovirus at a retirement home, according to health officials, wrote The Chicago Sun Times. North Shore Hotel … Continue reading

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Denture Cream Study Sees Zinc Poisoning Risk

A new scientific paper is adding to the accumulating evidence that zinc-containing denture creams like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Fixodent-Denture-Cream">Fixodent can cause severe neurological injuries if they are used to excess. The study, a review of available scientific literature conducted by researchers at … Continue reading

Posted in Denture Cream, Fixodent Zinc Poisoning, Poligrip Zinc Poisoning |

BREAKING NEWS: New Earthquake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warning Issued

Another earthquake has occurred off the coast of Japan. According to The Wall Street Journal, the undersea quake was a 7.4-magnitude and hit 25 miles off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. A tsunami warning has been issued, and Japan’s meteorological … Continue reading

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Paxil, Similar Antidepressants Linked to Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has been added to the list of possible list of side effects linked to some antidepressants, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/paxil">Paxil. According to Bloomberg.com, a Harvard University review suggests that a deeper look should be taken at the potential increased … Continue reading

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