Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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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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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two Men Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Long Island, New York Auto Shop

Two men were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a Holbrook, New York, auto-detailing shop Thursday night, Suffolk County police say.

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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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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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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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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TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments Recalled

About 14,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments have been recalled for laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The TrimmerPlusâ„¢ Edger Attachments were manufactured in Mexico by MTD Products Inc, of Cleveland, Ohio and were sold at … Continue reading

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Lamps Sold At Christmas Tree Shops Recalled

About 35,000 Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps have been recalled over fire and shock hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. The defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps were manufactured in China; imported by Nantucket Distributing … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Supreme Court Rejects Pfizer Prempro, Premarin Appeal

The United States Supreme Court just refused to hear an appeal from a unit of drug maker Pfizer Inc. concerning a $58 million award made to three women who developed breast cancer after taking < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/prempro">Premarin and Prempro, Bloomberg News … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacement Plaintiff Seeks Lawsuit Consolidation

A motion has been filed in the litigation surrounding certain Zimmer NexGen knee replacement products, including < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex femoral components, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen MIS tibial components or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Zimmer-NexGen-Knee-Replacement-CR-Flex-Lawyer-Lawsuit-Recall-Attorney">Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex femoral components, seeking to have the cases … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee implants, Zimmer NexGen LPS femoral component, Zimmer NexGen MIS Tibial Components |

Canada Issues Warning On Antipsychotics In Pregnancy

Following an update in the United States earlier this year, Health Canada announced that it is advising healthcare professionals and consumers that the prescribing information for the entire class of antipsychotic drugs is being updated to include information on a … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Senators Demand Info on Medtronic Infuse Studies, Payments to Researchers

Two U.S. Senators have demanded that Medtronic Inc. turn over records detailing payments made to doctors who conducted research on its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Medtronic_Infuse_Bone_Graft">Infuse bone growth product. Senators Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) made the demand in response to … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Smoking Ups Prostate Cancer Risk

Smoking, the leading preventable cause of death in America, is linked to some 443,000 deaths and $100 billion spent in healthcare costs annually. Now, says CNN, cigarette smoking men with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/diseases">prostate cancer—who are smokers when diagnosed—are likelier to die … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Fracking Ban Approved in Morgantown, West Virginia

The City Council in Morgantown, West Virginia has voted to ban horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing within 1 mile of city limits. According to a report from wboy.com, just before the council voted, the mayor of Morgantown said the city … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Audit Faults FDA Recalls Of Imported Foods

An audit of 17 recalls revealed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not always follow FDA rules to remove potentially < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">contaminated imported foods from the marketplace, said Daniel R. Levinson, inspector general of the Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Botulism, Food Poisoning, Listeria, Salmonella |

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