Daily Archives: June 24, 2011

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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.

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Geodon the antipsychotic drug can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction

Geodon can Cause Deadly Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The FDA has required a new warning label for the antipsychotic drug Geodon (ziprasidone) to include the risk of a potentially fatal skin reaction.

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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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Children’s Acetaminophen Recalled Over Faulty Child-Resistant Closure

A massive recall of about 898,000 packages of Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops are being recalled over faulty child-resistant closures, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. This over-the-counter (OTC) medicine contains < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen, which calls for … Continue reading

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Target Recalls Girls Shoes for Choking Hazard

About 51,700 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals are being recalled for choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals were manufactured in China; imported by Target of Minneapolis, Minnesotta; … Continue reading

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Britax B-Nimble Strollers Recalled for Brake Problem

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced a recall of< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability"> B-Nimble Strollers for brake problems and injury risks. About 20,000 B-Nimble Strollers are being recalled in the United States; 800 additional strollers are … Continue reading

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Texas Lawsuit Blames Natural Gas Driller for Flaming Well Water

A couple in Texas is suing natural gas driller Range Resources over their flammable well water. Steven and Shyla Lipsky, who spent years and millions of dollars building their dream home in Parker County, claim nearby natural gas wells where … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Dole Recalls Bagged Salads in US for Possible Listeria

Yesterday, we wrote that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned about potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes contamination inked to some Dole bagged salads imported to several Canadian provinces from the United States. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria |

Group Details Cell Phone Cancer Findings

The research group that last month deemed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation a “possible” carcinogen has released more information regarding the way they reached their conclusions. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published their report on … Continue reading

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Delaware Close to Banning BPA in Plastic Bottles, Cups

Should Delaware Governor Jack Markell sign the bill, BPA will be banned from plastic bottles and cups sold in Delaware. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">Bisphenol A—BPA—is a plastic hardening chemical whose ubiquity is legendary and which has been linked to a continually broadening … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hands Generic Drug Makers a Big Win

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that consumers may not sue generic drug makers under state laws for failing to warn of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">drug side effects so long as warnings on generic labels are identical to those of their brand … Continue reading

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