Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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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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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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">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, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/epilepsy_drugs">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">unclaimed death benefits … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Fraud, Unpaid Life Insurance Death Benefits |

Cargill Ground Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Continues, Two Months after Recall

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/salmonella">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/hydraulic_fracturing_fracking">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Skechers-Shape-Ups-Injuries-Injury-Broken-Hip-Ankle-Lawsuit-Lawyer">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 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Unclaimed-Life-Insurance-Death-Benefits-Lawsuit">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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