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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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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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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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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.

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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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Aquarium Heaters Recalled For Fire, Laceration Hazards

A massive product recall of about 1.2 million < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters have been recalled for fire and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective aquarium heaters were manufactured in … Continue reading

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CPSC Announce June Deadline For Sprinkler Recall

Both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. are urging residential and commercial property owners with model < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">J dry-type series fire sprinklers covered under a previously-announced recall, and who have not yet filed a … Continue reading

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Cilantro Recalled For Salmonella Risk

Satur Farms of Cutchogue, New York is recalling 138 pounds of its Satur Farms Cilantro over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella contamination concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled Satur Farms Cilantro was distributed to six customers in … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

CPSC Report on American-Made Drywall Creates Confusion, Provides Few Answers

A troubling new report from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has done nothing to address concerns that American-made drywall may be causing the same types of odor and corrosion problems that have been associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall. The … Continue reading

Posted in Chinese Drywall |

Delta Warned Over Rat Droppings On Plane

Rodent droppings “too numerous to count” prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning letter to Delta following an inspection of its aircraft, said WXIA-11 TV of Atlanta, reported CNN. The inspection revealed “‘the presence of … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

Study Finds Yaz, Yasmin, Similar Contraceptives Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk

Birth control pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yasmin, Yaz, Ocella, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Gianvi-Side-Effects-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Attorney">Gianvi and Zarah, all of which contain a synthetic form of progestin called drospirenone, may pose a higher risk of blood clots compared to oral contraceptives made with levonorgestrel, an older … Continue reading

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Kiddieland Recalls Disney Princess Trikes, Children’s Scooters

Kiddieland Toys Limited of Scituate, Massachusetts issued two product recalls for laceration hazards caused by defective Lights and Sounds Children’s Scooters and defective Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Suspends Some Operations after Pennsylvania Fracking Blowout

Chesapeake Energy has suspended hydraulic fracturing at its natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, following Tuesday night’s well blowout in Bradford County. The suspension will remain in effect until Chesapeake determines what caused Tuesday’s accident. The well blowout near the town … Continue reading

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