Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & 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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Club Car Issues Vehicle Recall for Faulty Brakes

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced a recall of about 800 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Golf Cars and Hospitality, Utility, and Transport Vehicles. The defective Golf Cars and Hospitality, Utility, and Transport Vehicles were manufactured in the United States by Club … Continue reading

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Adventure Playsets Recalls Wooden Swing Sets

A large recall of 240,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets are being recalled, expanding on a prior, similar recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The prior recall (the notice can be accessed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10029.html) was announced … Continue reading

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Toyota to Recall Hybrid SUVs for Faulty Wiring

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota, still recovering from headline-making safety problems that plagued the company the past two years, has announced another vehicle recall. This time, the auto giant is recalling about 82,200 hybrid SUVs in the United States over computer boards with … Continue reading

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Pollution may Raise Diabetes Risks

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Increased pollutant levels in one’s blood could point to increased risks for Type 2 diabetes diagnoses, according to a new study conducted on seniors in Sweden, says Reuters. The findings are published in the journal, Diabetes Care. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Hawaiian Woman Claims Using Fosamax Led to Thigh Fracture

A woman in Hawaii has filed suit against Merck & Co. for an injury she claims was the result of taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/fosamax">Fosamax. Lois Takamori, who began taking Fosamax in her 50s to prevent bone loss from osteoporosis, claims the … Continue reading

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Paxil, Prozac Linked to Birth Defects in Study

Another study has linked antidepressants such as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prozac">Prozac and < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/paxil">Paxil to birth defects. This study, said Reuters, involves two antidepressants and a risk of birth defects based on a review of national data from Finland. The research team … Continue reading

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FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer a Second Time

A panel of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisors has again rejected < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Avastin-Side-Effects-Lawyers-Lawsuit-Attorney">Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer. In a 6-0 vote, the FDA oncology panel ruled for a second time that Avastin is not clinically beneficial, effective … Continue reading

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New Jersey Closer to Fracking Ban

The New Jersey state legislature has approved a bill that could impose the nation’s first state-wide ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The fracking ban passed both the Assembly (58 to 11) and the Senate (33 to 1) yesterday. The … Continue reading

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Qualitest Recalls Incorrectly Labeled Tablets

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals just issued a nationwide, retail-level < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug recall of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), just announced. A bottle of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets (USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, 500 count) was found incorrectly … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Finds Drug Safety Information Lacking

Drug labels and medication guides are necessary for patients, caretakers, and physicians and are meant to contain important information on drug safety, efficacy, side effects, and dosing. WebMD noted that in a recent Consumer Reports investigation, some drug labels are … Continue reading

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