Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

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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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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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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

81-year-old Port Jefferson Station man was killed in a crash at 4:57 a.m.. He lost control of the vehicle traveling west on Northern State Pkwy, on exit 42, Dix Hills.

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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.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & 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.

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Firm Warns on Triad Povidine Prep Pads Included in First Aid Kits

Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, LLC has become aware of a broad United States market recall of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Triad Povidone Iodine Prep Pads, manufactured by H&P Industries Inc. and marketed under various brand names including Triad, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Pediatricians Call for Changes to Chemical Safety Law

A 35-year-old federal law that regulates < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic chemicals needs an overhaul, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy feels that the law does not adequately protect pregnant women and children, said CNN. “It is widely recognized to have … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Other Painkillers may Impact SSRI Antidepressants

We’ve previously reported that some NSAID painkillers adversely impact < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/ssri_antidepressants">SSRI antidepressant medications, such as Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, and Zoloft, to name some. Now, CTV says that painkillers such as ASA and ibuprofen might interfere with antidepressants, minimizing their … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Pharmaceuticals |

Medical Radiation Poses Health Risks

As we’ve previously written, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Overexposure-Medical-Devices-Lawsuit-Lawyer">CT scans are popular for the quick, relatively cheap way in which they provide three-dimensional pictures that provide an almost surgical view of the body. In many instances, these radiation-based procedures are replacing tests that … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

Metlife Faces Questions Over Death Benefits

Life insurance giant, Metlife, Inc., is facing some scrutiny by California regulators. A subpoena was just issued to determine if < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/MetLife-Life-Insurance-Lawsuit-Policy-Death-Benefits-Lawyer">Metlife cheated policyholders’ survivors on death benefits, said Bloomberg News. “MetLife failed to pay life insurance policy benefits to … Continue reading

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Accutane Trial Ends With $2 Million Verdict for One Plaintiff

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/accutane_ibd">Accutane trial has ended with a win for a plaintiff. The Street said that the six-week trial resulted in a $2 million award for one of three plaintiffs after their attorneys argued that Roche, the maker of Accutane, … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

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