Daily Archives: May 2, 2011

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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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, ...

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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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