Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & 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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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Distribution Area In Grape Tomato Recall Expanded

Yesterday, we wrote that Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its organic grape tomatoes sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels over a possible health risk from the dangerous < "">Salmonella … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Recalled Food Products, Salmonella |

Del Monte Withdraws Lawsuit Against FDA

In a legal maneuver many felt was tantamount to bullying and intimidation, Del Monte Fresh Produce recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The divisive move was made in an attempt to stop some food … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning |

Romaine Lettuce Recalled For Listeria

True Leaf Farms is recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce over concerns the produce is contaminated with the dangerous, sometimes deadly, < "">Listeria monocytogenes pathogen, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The recalled romaine lettuce was … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Listeria, Product Recalls |

Analysis Finds Keppra, Lamictal May Need Tougher Birth Defect Warning

Analysis conducted by Adverse Events reveals that epilepsy medications < "">Keppra and Lamictal are more dangerous than first believed. Using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) data, Adverse Events found that Keppra and Lamictal appear to be more dangerous when … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals |

Ohio Life Insurance Companies Sued Over Handling of Unclaimed Death Benefits

Western & Southern Mutual Holding Co. and Columbus Life Insurance Co., both based in Ohio, have been named in a lawsuit accusing them of failing to use a U.S. Social Security Administration database to make sure < "">unclaimed death benefits … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits |

Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Continues, Two Months after Recall

< "">Salmonella linked to recalled Cargill ground turkey products has now sickened 129 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent updated. The antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg has been reported in 34 states, and has been … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

New York Water Rangers Slams Governor, DEC for Putting Fracking Regulations on Fast Track

A coalition of environmental groups has criticized New York Governor Mario Cuomo and state environmental regulators over the way they’ve purportedly “fast-tracked” regulations that, if adopted, would bring high-volume < "">hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to most of the state’s Marcellus … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

Salmonella Prompts Grape Tomato Recall

Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling one lot of its organic grape tomatoes, which were sold under the Limited Edition® and Fresh & Easy labels, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The grape tomatoes are being recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Product Recalls, Salmonella |

Reebok Settles FTC Charges Over Toning Shoe Claims

Popular < "">toning shoes that started a trend with promises of shapely buttocks, thighs, and calves—all without ever having to go to a gym—are at the center of an federal settlement. Reebok will be paying a whopping $25 million in … Continue reading

Posted in Skecher Shape-Ups / Toning Shoe Injuries |

California Investigating MetLife, Other Life Insurance Companies Over Unclaimed Death Benefits

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced in May that he had opened an investigation into the way 10 large life insurance companies handle < "">unclaimed death benefits. At the time, Jones said he had already uncovered evidence that one insurer … Continue reading

Posted in Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits |

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