Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Featured Stories
Image Source: wisegeek.com

Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

Read More

Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

Read More

Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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, ...

Read More

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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.

Read More

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

Read More

Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

Read More

More Than 7 Million Tea Light Candles Recalled For Fire Hazard

A massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Tea Light recall has just been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). About 615,195 defective Tea Light sets—about 7.48 million candles—are involved in this product recall. The recalled candles were manufactured in Vietnam; imported … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Study Sees Link between Breast Implants, Rare Immune System Cancer

A new study has confirmed a link between < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Breast-Implant-ALCL-Lymphoma-Anaplastic-Large-Cell-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma or ALCL. However, a panel that reviewed the research found that it does not yet prove that breast implants cause ALCL, or suggest what … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Implants, Defective Medical Devices |

Lithium-Ion Batteries Used With Bicycle Lights Recalled For Fire Hazard

Thousands of defective, China-manufactured, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Lithium-Ion batteries used with Magicshine bicycle lights have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. The agencies urge consumer to stop using the recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

BREAKING NEWS: Well Blowout Reported at Pennsylvania Fracking Site

A natural gas well blowout at a hydraulic fracturing site in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, appears to have resulted in contamination of a nearby waterway. The accident occurred at a natural gas well operated by Chesapeake Energy in LeRoy Township near … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

New Generation Knee Replacements Don’t Always Deliver

Knee replacement patients are younger than ever before. To help these younger patients remain as active as possible, knee replacement manufacturers are developing devices that they promise will last longer and provide for greater range of motion than older devices. … Continue reading

Posted in Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants |

Survey Finds Most Chickens Sold by Seattle Groceries are Contaminated

Tests just confirmed that about 80 percent of all whole chicken sold in Seattle groceries are contaminated with dangerous f< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">oodborne pathogens such as Salmonella and campylobacter, wrote the Seattle Times. The tests found the same likelihood in organic and … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

FDA Seeks to Curb Painkiller Abuse

We recently wrote that a study revealed that prescribing opioids—A< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">vinza, Butrans, Dolophine, Duragesic, Embeda, Exalgo, Kadian capsules, MS Contin, Opana ER, Oramorph, OxyContin, Palladone, and others—in high doses, increases the potential for accidental fatal overdose. Opioids are commonly prescribed … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Pennsylvania Drillers Asked Not to take Fracking Waste to Water Treatment Plants

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has asked natural gas drillers to refrain from sending fracking wastewater to water treatment plants in the state. The DEP’s request was followed by an acknowledgment from the Marcellus Shale Coalition that fracking … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Recalls Take A Bite Out of Johnson & Johnson Profits

After an unprecedented 22 product recalls, drug and medical device giant Johnson & Johnson, not unexpectedly, experienced a drop in profits. Johnson & Johnson has seen two years of dropping sales, said The Associated Press (AP). The seemingly never-ending string … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

One Year Later, BP Oil Spill Continues to Take a Toll

A year after the BP oil spill turned the lives of many Gulf Coast residents upside down, the region has yet to recover from the unprecedented disaster. Its growing list of victims include < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Oil-Spill-Cleanup-Workers-Injuries-Lawsuit">BP oil spill cleanup workers who … Continue reading

Posted in Oil Spills |

© 2005-2020 Parker Waichman LLP ®. All Rights Reserved.