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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls More Medical Products Made by Triad Group

More < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">potentially-tainted medical products made by Triad Group of Wisconsin are being recalled because of potential bacterial contamination. The newly-recalled products include REMOVE Universal Adhesive Remover Wipes, UNI-SOLVE Adhesive Remover Wipes, SKIN-PREP Protective Wipes, PERI-PREP Protective Wipes and NO-STING … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

CPSC Sets New Safety Standards for Toddler Beds

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved, in a 5-to-0 vote, a new mandatory standard to improve the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">safety of toddler beds. The new federal standard builds upon the ASTM International voluntary standard for toddler beds (F1821-09) … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Herring Recalled in New York for Botulism Risk

Royal sweet Bakery, Inc. is recalling its Herring in Vegetable Oil Filling over concerns the recalled product could be contaminated with the very dangerous, sometimes fatal, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostidium botulinum, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The problem … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

NovoSeven Off-Label Use Raises Concerns

Off-label use of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/novoseven">NovoSeven (rFVIIa), a blood clotting drug approved for use in hemophiliacs, could be extremely dangerous, according to two new studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yet despite potential risks and questionable benefits, the same … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Listeria Risk Prompts Recall of Seafood Mousse, Dips

Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel of Montreal, Canada, just issued a recall of all of its Summersweet seafood mousses and dips over fears the products could be contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes pathogen, the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Bumper Pads, Other Crib Products Pose Deadly Risk

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Baby crib bumpers might be adorable but they, and a number of other crib products may actually pose deadly risks in the nursery. According to The Wall Street Journal, pillows, blankets, mobiles that hang too low in the crib, … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Darvon, Other Opioids Linked to More Accidental Deaths When Prescribed at High Doses

Prescribing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvon">Darvon and other opioids painkillers in high doses increases the likelihood of an accidental fatal overdose, according to a newly-published study. Opioids are commonly prescribed for the treatment of pain. In addition to Darvon, this class of drugs … Continue reading

Posted in Darvon / Darvocet, Pharmaceuticals |

Bakery at Center Of Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak Ordered Closed

Deaths, illnesses, hospitalizations, pathogens, and inspection violations have surrounded the DeFusco Bakery in Rhode Island. DeFusco’s has been blamed for two deaths and scores of illnesses in connection with the Rhode Island < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak over its contaminated zeppoles, which … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Possibility of Fracking in the Delaware River Basin Creates Uproar

The debate over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Delaware River Basin has intensified, with the New York State Attorney General threatening to take the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to court if it moves too quickly to allow natural … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

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