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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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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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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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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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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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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Device

Wright Medical Inc. took steps in to 2006 to convince the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reject pre-market approval of rival Smith & Nephew’s Birmingham metal-on-metal hip implant. Wright Medical, which makes two metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the Conserve and the Lieneage device, filed a citizen petition ...

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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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Teruma Recalls Coronary Ostia Cannulas

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Terumo Coronary Ostia Cannula 10, 12, 14, indicated for use in delivering cardioplegia solution directly to the coronary arteries during cardiopulmonary bypass, has been recalled, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The Terumo Coronary Ostia … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Maquet Datascope Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Pumps

A defective fan in the power supply may cause overheating and shut down of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Maquet Datascope’s Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Pump without visible or audible alarms, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The defective devices have … Continue reading

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FDA Institutes New Sunscreen Rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that sunscreen products meeting modern efficacy standards may be labeled with new information to help consumers find products that, when used with other sun protection measures, reduce < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">skin cancer risks … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Spiriva in Mist Inhaler May Raise Death Risk In COPD Patientssers

A popular lung disease inhaler may increase the risk for early death in some patients. Based on a review of five studies, said Bloomberg News, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Spiriva mist, manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH and Pfizer Inc., was linked with a … Continue reading

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Kellogg Corporation Plant Cited For Listeria

Last year, Kellogg Corporation was hit with a warning letter over Eggo waffles potentially contaminated with Listeria and a federal lawsuit over peanut snacks allegedly tainted with Salmonella. In both cases, Kellogg issued massive recalls for the products involved. Now, … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Explosion at New Iberia, Louisiana Chemical Plant Forces Evacuations

A massive fire that started yesterday at the Multi-Chem Corp. plant in New Iberia, Louisiana will be allowed to burn itself out. The fire followed several explosions at the facility yesterday afternoon, and caused evacuations, but no injuries. Investigators have … Continue reading

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