Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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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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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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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Crude Oil Chemicals, Solvents Tied to Heart Ailments

Not surprisingly, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gulf_oil_clean-up_workers_health_problems">health effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill continue to claim victims. This time, said Science Daily, an emerging study reveals that fetal exposure to one of the chemicals found in crude oils is … Continue reading

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Woman Seeks $33 Million in Canadian Fracking Lawsuit

A Canadian woman has filed a lawsuit claiming that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has polluted her well water. The $33 million (Canadian Dollars) fracking lawsuit names energy company Encana, the Alberta provincial government and the province’s energy regulator, as … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Regenerect Dietary Supplements Recalled

Ethos Environmental, Inc. just announced a voluntary nationwide recall of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">dietary supplement sold under the brand name Regenerect, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Regenerect lot numbers, descriptions, and expiration dates involved are:

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Cilantro Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Satur Farms of Cutchogue, New York just issued a food product recall of 88.5 pounds of Satur Farms Cilantro over possible contamination with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Typically, contaminated food and water … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Avandia Named in Texas Wrongful Death Suit

GlaxoSmithKline is facing yet another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia lawsuit, this time for the alleged wrongful death of a Texas man. The Avandia lawsuit claims the fatal heart attacked suffered by James Michael Knight in 2009 was the result of his taking … Continue reading

Posted in Avandia, Pharmaceuticals |

Maryland Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pancake Breakfast

Another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella outbreak is making headlines, this time following a church pancake breakfast that has—to date—sickened 18 people who ate tainted pork, said the Frederick County Health Department, wrote My Fox DC. County Health Officer Barbara Brookmyer told The … Continue reading

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Sony Head Apologizes for PlayStation Hack

In the wake of a massive breach, lawsuits, and global regulatory investigations and probes, Sony just issued an apology and announced a three-part plan—part one is the apology—in attempts to correct its recent historic < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">PlayStation Network hack. Forbes said … Continue reading

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Sears Extended Warranties Prompt Consumer Complaints

Sears, which uses high-pressure sales tactics to push extended warranty agreements on its customers, is taking fire on internet message boards from consumers who say < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sears-Extended-Warranty-Agreement-Complaints-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Sears extended warranties don’t perform as promised. Sears offers a variety of extended warranty … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Sears Extended Warranties |

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