Monthly Archives: March 2017

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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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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawyer Takes Issue with Statements Made by DePuy Orthpaedics Official During FDA Meeting

An attorney with a national law firm that represents victims of alleged metal-on-metal hip implant injuries has expressed dismay at some statements made last week regarding the regulation of all-metal hip replacement devices by an official with DePuy Orthopaedics. According to Daniel Burke, Senior Litigation Counsel at Parker ...

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Ford Door Latch, Fire Risk Recalls Will Cost Automaker $295M

440,000 Cars in North America Affected by Door Latch, Fire Risk Recalls A total of 440,000 cars in North America are affected by two separate Ford recalls. One recall is being launched due to a defective door latch that can … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Zipline-Related Injuries are Increasing in US

Researchers Investigate Zipline Injuries from 1997 to 2012 A study suggests that injuries associated with ziplines are on the rise in the United States. Ziplines allow riders to travel from one elevation to another through a pulley system suspended on … Continue reading

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Drowsy Driving Needs More Study and Prevention Strategies

Drowsy driving presents a significant hazard on the nation’s roads, taking its toll in deaths, injuries and property damage. A recent article in the journal Sleep calls for more study and strategies to prevent drowsy driving. The National Highway Transportation … Continue reading

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Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Xarelto Bleeding Injuries

Xarelto Makers Face New Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleging Uncontrollable Bleeding Another wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over Xarelto, an anticoagulant drug manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. The plaintiff alleges that the blood thinner caused uncontrollable, … Continue reading

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Due to Seat Belt Defect, Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai Sonata Cars Recalled, Defective Seat Belt can Detach A seat belt defect is prompting Hyundai to recall nearly 978,000 cars in the United States. The recalled vehicles may contain a faulty front seat belt that can detach in an … Continue reading

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Penn Station Derailment and Collision Disrupts Evening Train Service

A morning collision on March 24, 2017, at New York’s Penn Station affected evening rush hour travel in the metropolitan area. On Friday morning, an incoming NJ Transit train was hit when an Amtrak train leaving Penn Station derailed during … Continue reading

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Government to Investigate Hoverboard Fire Risks Following 2 Deaths

Two Young Girls Die in Tragic Fire Reportedly Caused by Hoverboard Self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as “hoverboards” are now the subject of a federal investigation following the deaths of two young girls. The children sustained fatal burn injuries from … Continue reading

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Railroad Worker Personal Injury Lawsuits and Cancer Risks

Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits on Behalf of Railroad Workers who Developed Cancer Parker Waichman LLP is investigating potential personal injury lawsuits on behalf of railroad workers who developed cancer, allegedly due to occupational hazards and exposure to certain toxic substances. The … Continue reading

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Railroad Workers and Benzene Exposure Personal Injury Lawsuits

Attorneys Investigate Railroad Worker Benzene Exposure Lawsuits Compared to the general population, railroad workers may be exposed to certain substances more frequently due to their occupation. One occupational hazard may include benzene exposure. Benzene is a known carcinogen, or cancer-causing … Continue reading

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Pancreatitis Risk for Some Patients Taking Viberzi

Viberzi (eluxadoline), a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) has drawn a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the deaths of two patients. The patients who died did not have their gallbladders and … Continue reading

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