Monthly Archives: May 2011

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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Group Wants Drug-Resistant Salmonella Declared A Meat Adulterant

Food safety watchdog group, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CPSI) just announced that it filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deem “f< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">our antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat … Continue reading

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SEC Grants Final Approval To Whistleblower Rules

Under new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval, securities fraud whistleblowers could potentially earn millions of dollars in payouts, said the LA times. A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization, especially a business or government … Continue reading

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FDA Finds BPA In Most Popular Canned Foods

A new study supports concerns over the polycarbonate plastics chemical < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA) and its infiltration in our canned food and beverage products. BPA is often used as a tin can liner and leaches out of cans and into … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Claims Plavix Caused Dangerous Bleeding

Last week, we wrote that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Plavix-Cerebral-Gastrointestinal-Bleeding-Hemorrhaging-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Plavix litigation is on the rise and expected to increase. Now, BNET is writing about another emerging Plavix lawsuit in which Beatrice Mills of Arizona needed to be hospitalized for uncontrolled bleeding after she … Continue reading

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Lawyers Appointed to Ford Navistar Engine Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

Lawsuits involving < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Ford-F250-F350-Excursion-6L-Power-Stroke-Diesel-Engine-Problems-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Ford Navistar 6L Power Stroke Diesel Engines are moving forward. The Ford Navistar litigation had already been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and transferred to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Study Finds Drug Side Effect Warnings Increased

A recent study has found that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effect warnings have greatly increased, concluding that the enlarged information is likely due to drug makers’ fears of litigation over not appropriately advising consumers about a medication’s adverse effects. According to … Continue reading

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Consolidation Ordered for Fosamax Fracture Lawsuits

More than three dozen lawsuits alleging the osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused plaintiffs to suffer low-impact femur fractures have been consolidated in a mulitdistrict litigation and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for pretrial proceedings. … Continue reading

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Walmart Recalls General Electric Food Processors

A very large recall of about 225,000 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">General Electric® Food Processors has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The defective General Electric® Food Processors were manufactured in China and imported by Walmart Stores Inc., … Continue reading

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STIHL Recalls 2.3 Million Yard Power Tools

A massive < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recall of about 2.3 million gas-powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap has just been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission … Continue reading

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Georgia Food Depot Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. coli

Food Depot #24, of McDonough, Georgia, is recalling approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced. The FSIS … Continue reading

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