Monthly Archives: March 2013

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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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National Law Firms Calls for More FDA Action on Actos Bladder Cancer Threat

A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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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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Ford Faces Class Action Over Unintended Acceleration Issues

A class action lawsuit has been brought against the Ford Motor Co. in West Virginia federal court over alleged defects that caused unintended acceleration in its vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that Ford vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 are equipped … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Motor Vehicles, Product Recalls, Recalled Vehicles |

PCBs at Whirlpool Park Prompts Legal Action

Whirlpool Corporation and the current and former owners of the Whirlpool Park in Clyde, Ohio, are accused of alleged PCB contamination. A number of people who lived in and near Clyde have fallen ill and died since the mid-1990s from … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, PCBs |

Doctor Testifies That Actos Was The “Most Substantial” in Man’s Cancer

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Actos (pioglitazone), is being blamed for a man’s terminal bladder cancer, according to the man’s physician. In the first product liability trial of its kind, said Law360, the Type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, was found to be … Continue reading

Posted in Actos, Pharmaceuticals |

Rotting House Trim Leads to Lawsuit Against Georgia-Pacific

A proposed class action was just filed in Florida federal court and brought against Georgia-Pacific LLC (GP) over its PrimeTrim home exterior trim. The lawsuit alleges marketing for the PrimeTrim home exterior trim was deceptive, said Law360. Georgia-Pacific touted its … Continue reading

Posted in Class Action Lawsuits, Consumer Fraud, Defective Products, Legal News |

Tainted Wells Point to Long-Standing Pesticide Issues

In one neighborhood, residents have been drinking and bathing in tainted water for years and, now, water line options are under consideration. The water lines were a consideration for 2015; however, the city of Hendersonville finds that it must move … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Class I Recall Issued for Vascular Solutions Inc. Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a Class I recall of Vascular Solutions Inc.’s Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves. Vascular Solutions initiated the recall due to the risk that air might be introduced into … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices |

Ruling: Intuitive Must Face Claims it Marketed Surgical Robot without Adequate Training

A Washington State court has denied Intuitive Surgical’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit involving its da Vinci surgical robot system. Intuitive Surgical now must face claims that it marketed the da Vinci to physicians without providing appropriate training, according to … Continue reading

Posted in da Vinci Surgical Robot, Defective Medical Devices |

Bugaboo Cameleon3 Strollers Recalled Over Fall Hazard

Over 10,000 Bugaboo Chameleon3 Strollers have been recalled due to a fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. According to the Commission, a carrying handle on the Bugaboo stroller can break and detach, which poses a … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products, Legal News |

Key Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA’s BPA Research

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists were in attendance at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston earlier this year to discuss a collaboration with the National Toxicology Program on bisphenol A (BPA). As we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Toxic Substances |

Regulator Warns of Potential Fraud in Physician-Owned Distributorships

Physician-Owned Distributorship, or PODS, have been established in least 20 states, and, now, a government watchdog group is alerting the public about fraud risks with these types of entities. The Office of Inspector General just issued a warning about fraud … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

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