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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

Following Deadly Outbreaks, FDA Questions Device Makers about Duodenoscope Cleaning Procedures

In light of a recent outbreak linked to contaminated duodenoscopes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is questioning manufacturers about their methods for cleaning the devices, the New York Times reports. The specialized scopes, which have been linked to several outbreaks in recent years, most recently infected seven patients ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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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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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Pradaxa Associated with more Complications than Warfarin, According to Early Study Findings

Early results from the largest study to date to compare Pradaxa and warfarin indicate that in a real-world setting, Pradaxa causes more complications than decades-old warfarin. The preliminary study results were announced last week, during the 2012 Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America.

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Pacifier Clips Recalled for Choking Hazard

Sandbox Medical, LLC just issued a recall for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Cheaper Keeper Pacifier Clip due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The CPSC advises consumers to stop using the recalled product immediately and notes … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Energy Faces New York Lawsuit Over Marcellus Shale Leases

Chesapeake Energy has again been named in lawsuits stemming from its Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling concerns. This time, hundreds of property owners in New York’s Southern Tier are challenging drilling leases Chesapeake purports to hold on their land. The … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Two Firms Recall Buoyancy Control Devices

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced two separate recalls of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs). The agencies advise consumers to stop using the recalled BCDs immediately and advise consumers that it is illegal … Continue reading

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Study Finds Infection Control Violations at Many Nursing Homes

Nursing homes have been plagued with reports of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/nursing_home_negligence">physical, chemical, and sexual abuse and nanny cams have caught nursing home workers abusing residents. Now adding to that list of indignities, Science Daily reports that 15 percent of nursing homes … Continue reading

Posted in Nursing Home Abuse |

Salted Smoked Split Herring Recalled for Potential Botulism

Porky Products of Carteret, New Jersey just recalled Salted Smoked Split Herring (bloaters) over the potential the uneviscerated fish has the potential to be contaminated with the very dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Clostridium botulinum pathogen, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Glaxo Poligrip Zinc Poisoning Lawsuits Settled for Millions, Report Says

Bloomberg News is reporting that GlaxoSmithKline has settled scores of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Poligrip-Denture-Cream">Poligrip zinc poisoning lawsuits for millions of dollars over the past nine months. According to the report, unidentified sources claim the Poligrip zinc poisoning settlements averaged more than $1 … Continue reading

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Woman Files DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuit After Multiple Revisions

Four years and five surgeries later, Jane Rogers, 53, has filed a lawsuit over defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip implants following, which she claims caused her to suffer many hours of rehabilitation and missed work. Rogers is one of 93,000 … Continue reading

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Dial Complete Class Action Lawsuit Alleges False Claims

An Ohio woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Dial Corporation, the maker of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Hand Wash, alleging that marketing and advertising materials which claim the hand wash can kill most bacteria and prevent the spread … Continue reading

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