Monthly Archives: August 2011

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and 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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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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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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Concerns Grow in Canada

Canadian patients and doctors are voicing more concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, as health regulators around the world continue to investigate the safety of the devices. According to a report from the CBC, four companies have recently either recalled or suspended sales of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, while a number ...

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Component Recall Bad News for Makers of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices

Stryker’s recent recall of two metal hip implant components, the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, may have dealt a serious blow to one of the key arguments medical device manufacturers have made to defend their metal-on-metal hip replacements. Facing thousands of lawsuits, the makers of ...

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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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Swing Sets Sold At Toys R Us Recalled For Fall Hazard

About 5,500 Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets are being recalled for fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective Playsafe Dartmouth Swing Sets were manufactured in China; imported by Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wisconsin, and … Continue reading

Posted in Product Recalls |

Dead in Samson Resources Wyoming Explosion Identified

Construction work at Samson Resources Co. sites in Wyoming’s Powder River Basi has halted, following Monday’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wyoming-oil-storage-facility-explosion-lawsuit">explosion near Glenrock. Meanwhile, the names of the three men killed in that explosion have been released. According to a report from The … Continue reading

Posted in Accident, Wyoming Oil Production Site Explosion |

Imprelis Lawyers File Motion to Preserve Tree Damage Evidence

A group of law firms has gone to court seeking to force DuPont to notify property owners and lawn care professionals of the steps they should take to preserve evidence of damage caused by the tree-killing herbicide, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis. A … Continue reading

Posted in Imprelis Tree Death / Damage |

Google CEO Knew About Illegal AdWords Sales, Report Claims

In the wake of Google’s agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to forfeit $500 million for selling internet ads to illegal Canadian Pharmacies through AdWords program, new information is being reported that co-founder and CEO, Larry Page, knew about … Continue reading

Posted in Google Shareholder Lawsuit |

Medical Device Industry Prepares to Defend Transvaginal Mesh

The medical device industry is gearing up to fight any suggestion that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/transvaginal_mesh_injuries">transvaginal mesh devices should be recalled. According to a report in the Minneapolis Post, trade group AdvaMed is readying a lobbying effort in advance of an FDA … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Transvaginal mesh |

Guatemalan Syphilis Researchers Knew Experiments Were Unethical, Panel Says

A presidential commission has determined that the U.S. scientists who conducted syphilis experiments on hundreds of Guatemalans in the 1940s were very aware that their research methods were unethical. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which is … Continue reading

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Health Canada Warns of PAH Associated with Sprycel

Health Canada, collaborating with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada (BMS), just issued a warning concerning serious pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/sprycel-leukemia-drug-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-side-effects-lawsuit">Sprycel (dasatinib). Sprycel is part of the drug class of protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitors medications and has received … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News |

Three Dead After Wyoming Oil Production Explosion

An < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/wyoming-oil-storage-facility-explosion-lawsuit">explosion yesterday morning at a Wyoming oil production site sparked a fire and killed three workers. According to the Associated Press, the cause of the blast is not yet known. The explosion occurred around 10:00 a.m. at an … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Wyoming Oil Production Site Explosion |

NIH Launching Traumatic Brain Injury Database

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are collaborating on the creation of a central database to track < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/traumatic_brain_injury">traumatic brain injuries, said the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), of the NIH. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

Pre-Birth Exposure to BPA May Affect Male Genitalia

Much has been said about the ongoing health issues linked to the polycarbonate plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), and readers of this blog are well aware of the myriad health issues that affect people, from infancy on up, who are exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns |

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