Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

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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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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research


The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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Don’t Buy Antimicrobial Supplements, FDA Says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use products marketed as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">dietary supplements that also claim to be antimicrobial—antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral—drugs. These illegal products are falsely promoted with claims to treat illnesses such … Continue reading

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13 Salmonella Cases Confirmed in Illinois Outbreak

The number of confirmed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella cases potentially linked to a restaurant in Illinois has increased to 13. According to Beacon News, the Health Department believes some of those who have fallen ill might have eaten at Portillo’s restaurant in … Continue reading

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Is Industry Influence Causing Heart Stents to Be Overused?

According to a newly-published study, fewer than half of Americans with stable heart disease get guideline-recommended medicines before undergoing angioplasty with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/drug_coated_stents">coronary stents – a procedure also known as percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI. A new investigation from ProPublica … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

15,000+ Lbs of Deli Meat Recalled for Listeria

Rose & Shore Meat Company of Vernon, California is recalling approximately 15,900 pounds of ready-to-eat deli meat products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Actos-Bladder Cancer Link Seen in New Study

Another study has found evidence that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. According to a Reuters report, the study, which involved a review of adverse events reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Australian Victims of Faulty DePuy ASR Hip Implants Speak Out

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip Replacement System that was recalled last August is making headlines in Australia for severe pain, failing hip implants, the need for painful and complicated revision surgery, and reports of illness linked to metal toxicity. … Continue reading

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Porsche Cayenne Lawsuits Claim Plastic Coolant Piping is Defective

A least two lawsuits have been filed over alleged problems with coolant tubes used in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Porsche-Cayenne-Class-Action-Lawsuit-Plastic-Coolant-Pipes-V8-Turbo-Engine">Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicles. The lawsuits, filed in New York and New Jersey, allege plastic coolant piping used in some Porsche Cayenne vehicles … Continue reading

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SEC Puts Life Partners Holdings on Notice of Possible Civil Action

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Life-Partners-Life-Settlement-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Life Partners Holdings, Inc., a company that markets life settlements, said last week it could be named in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil action over some of its marketing practices. We reported in January that Life Partners … Continue reading

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