Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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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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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Salmonella from Pet Frogs Sickens 200+

A < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak has sickened at least 217 people and is being blamed on pet African dwarf water frogs, according to government health officials, MSNBC reports. Most of those who have fallen ill have been young children. The infections … Continue reading

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Toxic Chemicals in Cleaning Products Need More Regulation

Unlike foods, beverages, or drugs, which are produced to be ingested, cleaning products are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), although manufacturers must list certain ingredients, as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). HealthNewsDigest … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Stent Study Suggest Duration of Plavix Treatment Could be Reduced

Stent patients may not need to take < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-lawsuit-class-action">Plavix (clopidogrel) for 12 months after angioplasty to prevent artery-blocking clots, according to a new study. If the findings of the study are confirmed, it could pave the way for both cost … Continue reading

Posted in Plavix |

Medical Injuries Have Huge Social Costs

The cost of medical injuries has been estimated at about $17 billion annually, according to MedPage Today; however, there is a so-called “social” cost that can reach as high as $958 billion, annually. This amounts to about half of U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

New York Elder Abuse Impacts 1 in 7 over 60

An emerging study reveals that about one out of seven older New Yorkers suffers from some type of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nursing_home_abuse_statistics">elder or nursing home abuse. The Record Online cited a large study of residents over the age of 60 that found … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Nursing Home Abuse |

Creekstone Farms Meat Processing Employees File Lawsuit over Unpaid Wages, Overtime

A group of workers at a Kansas slaughterhouse have filed a lawsuit claiming that Creekstone Farms Premium Beef failed to pay them for all of the hours they worked. The federal < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Upaid-Wage-Hour-Minimum-Wage-Overtime-Lawsuit-Lawyer">wage and overtime lawsuit seeks class action status … Continue reading

Posted in Unpaid Overtime |

Marcellus Shale Gas Boom Attracts Foreign Interest

Frackers eyeing the rich natural gas deposits in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale have promised that expanded drilling in the state will put the U.S. on the road to energy independence. But according to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, plans are … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak Claims Another Fatality

Amid mounting illnesses in a growing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, lawsuits, and a probe, DeFusco’s Bakery in Rhode Island can add another fatality to its list. This weekend, another man died in a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened and hospitalized scores … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

FDA Announces Revlimid Safety Review amid Secondary Cancer Concerns

Patients treated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Revlimid (lenalidomide) may be at an increased risk of developing new cancer, prompting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to announce a safety review of the drug. Revlimid is used in conjunction with other drugs … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

More Japan Radiation Detected in U.S. Drinking Water, Milk

Radiation from the Japan nuclear crisis continues to make its way to the U.S. According to recent media reports, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radioactive material that likely originated from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was detected in milk in Arkansas, Arizona, and … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

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