Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

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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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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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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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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Emma’s Garden Polka-Dot Dresses Recalled for Choking Hazard

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. About 21,000 of these defective Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses have been recalled in the United States; another … Continue reading

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DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits filed by 80 in Wisconsin

Eighty people in Wisconsin have filed suit against DePuy Orthopaedics alleging injuries from its now-recalled ASR hip implant. The lawsuits allege that patients implanted with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/DePuy-Hip-Implant-Recall-Johnson-and-Johnson">DePuy ASR hip replacement system suffered from pain, swelling, nerve damage, muscle damage, … Continue reading

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GE Recalls Air Conditioners for Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced a large recall of about 90,600 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters. An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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Medical Societies Respond to Actos Bladder Concerns

Diabetes drug, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/actos">Actos, has been making headlines for its links to increased bladder cancer risks, and, now, a few medical societies are speaking out about the findings. The Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Diabetes Association … Continue reading

Posted in Actos, Pharmaceuticals |

Big Lots Recalls Metal Futon Bunk Beds After Entrapment Death

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">defective metal futon bunk beds that have been linked to at least one entrapment death. Children behind the futon … Continue reading

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Ethics Debate Sparked by Litigation Financing

In a formal opinion, the New York City Bar Association warned yesterday that attorneys representing clients who are receiving third-party litigation financing must proceed with caution. Significant potential ethical issues exist in third-party lending arrangements. The Association is concerned with … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead to West Virginia Baycol Class Action Lawsuit

Two West Virginia plaintiffs will be able to move forward with a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/baycol">Baycol class action lawsuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. In a near-unanimous opinion, Justice Elena Kagan said lower federal courts had overstepped their authority in blocking … Continue reading

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