Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

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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