Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

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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

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and 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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Michelin Tire False Advertising Settlement Left Out Consumers

In May 2009, Michelin North America entered into a settlement with 17 state attorneys general to settle accusations that it made false claims regarding improved fuel efficiency in its advertising for tires. The multistate Michelin tire false advertising settlement involved … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Michelin Tire Claims |

Needleless Pre-Filled Glass Syringe Shouldn’t be Used in Emergency, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just reiterated a warning that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">needleless pre-filled glass syringes should not be used in emergencies. Instead, the FDA recommends that, to reduce the potential risks to patients, healthcare professionals and risk managers … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

FDA Issues Warning for Weck Hem-O-Lok Ligating Clips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just issued a warning for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips. This medical device, said the FDA, is contraindicated for ligation of the renal artery during laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, known as kidney removal … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

CPSC Says Clip-On Chairs Pose Serious Risk to Children

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just issued a warning to consumers about some “metoo” clip-on tabletop chairs, which were imported by phil&teds USA Inc., of Fort Collins, Colorado. The particular clip-on chairs put young children at risk of … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Another Salmonella Tomato Recall Announced

In response to the growing number of Salmonella tomato recalls linked to grower Six L’s tomatoes that are potentially contaminated with the dangerous < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella pathogen, another producer is issuing a recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Advice for Victims of the Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Users of Sony’s PlayStation Network, Qtriocity and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) services are understandably concerned about their personal information, following news that Sony’s online security was breached in one of the biggest hacks in the history of the Internet. Since … Continue reading

Posted in Sony PlayStation Breach |

Statins May Pose Risk For Dialysis Patients

Statins may pose a risk to dialysis patients, according to a new study released by a researcher with Oregon State University (OSU). Statins are popular cholesterol lowering drugs and include brands such as Levacor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/crestor">Crestor. … Continue reading

Posted in Crestor, Pharmaceuticals |

Cell Phone Industry Kills San Francisco Radiation Ordinance, For Now

Bowing to threats from the cell phone industry, the city of San Francisco has tabled an ordinance that would have provided easily accessible information on radiation absorbed by users of the mobile devices. According to a report from CNET.com, it … Continue reading

Posted in Cell Phones & Cancer, Cellular Phone |

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