Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Axxent FlexiShield Mini Recalled

Although approved in June 2009 through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(K) process, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Axxent-FlexiShield-Mini-Breast-Device-Lawsuit">Axxent FlexiShield Mini was recalled in April 2010 in the agency’s most serious recall designation: the Class I. Class I recalls involve situations … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Product Recalls, Recalled Medical Devices |

New York Fracking Debate Growing Intense

Environmentalists are reaching out to landowners in New York State considering profiting from fracking. New York is over the world’s second largest natural gas field, said the Daily News, seen as a potential money pot for landowners and as an … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking, Toxic Substances |

Nanny’s, Other Domestic Workers Protected Under New York Law

We’ve long followed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Upaid-Wage-Hour-Minimum-Wage-Overtime-Lawsuit-Lawyer">wage and payment issues involving workers inadequately compensated or unprotected. The New York Times reports that the so-called “Nanny Law,” The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which was signed into law months ago, continues to go … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Legal News, Unpaid Overtime |

UBS Principal Protection Notes Not So Protected

Although widely known that broker-dealer UBS duped customers with its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/USB-Protection-Notes-Lehman-Brothers-Investor-Fraud-Lawsuit-Lawyer">“100% Principal Protection Notes,” issued by Lehman Brothers, media sources are saying that the firm misled its brokers, causing catastrophic damage to its investors. According to Seeking Alpha, it … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud |

Shareholders Furious As Bayer’s Yaz, Yasmin Death Toll Hits 190

Swiss media reports that nearly 200 women have died while taking Bayer’s blockbuster contraceptives < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz and Yasmin. According to BNET, 190 women have died and Bayer’s shareholders are furious with how Bayer marketed the drugs. A shareholder motion is … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Xenical May Cause Kidney Damage

Researchers in Canada have found a link to kidney injuries in people taking Roche’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/xenical">Xenical. Xenical’s active ingredient is orlistat, which is also the active ingredient in GlaxoSmithKline’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Alli-Orlistat-Liver-Damage-Failure-Lawsuit-LAwyer">Alli, the over-the-counter version of the diet drug. The research … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Dimethyl Fumarate Linked to “Sofa Rash”

A chemical being added to furniture, a so-called anti-fungal/biocidal agent, is leaving many with rashes and allergies. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dimethyl-Fumarate-Allergy-Sofa-Rash-Dermatitis-Allergies-Lawsuit">Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a toxic chemical not regulated in the United States but was, as of May 2009, banned in consumer … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Wrist Rattles, Baby Booties Recalled For Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) have jointly announced a new product recall for defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Monkeez & Friendsâ„¢ Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties. More than 10,000 defective Monkeez & Friendsâ„¢ wrist rattles and 11,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products, Product Recalls |

Topamax Recalled for “Uncharacteristic” Odor

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is issuing yet another drug recall, this time for 57,000 bottles of its controversial epilepsy and migraine medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/topamax_birth_defects">Topamax, over complaints of an “uncharacteristic odor,” said WebMD. Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

76 Now Sick in Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak

In the month since reports began emerging about the Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak, 76 people have fallen ill, said WPRI. The outbreak has been linked to pastries contaminated with the very dangerous Salmonella pathogen. To date, 76 people have … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

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