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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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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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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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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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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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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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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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Update: Jeno’s and Totino’s E. Coli Pizza Recall by General Mills

On Thursday, November 1st, General Mills recalled Totino’s and Jeno’s frozen pizza over E coli O157:H7 contamination. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/general_mills_jenos_totinos_frozen_pizza_recall">Totino’s and Jeno’s pizza recall involved some 414,000 cases of frozen pizzas (nearly 5 million individual pizza pies) already shipped to … Continue reading

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Cargil Ground Beef Recalled for E. Coli Again

Cargill Inc. has recalled 1,084,384 pounds of ground beef for yet another potential < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_escherichia_coli">E. coli contamination after the Agriculture Department found a problem with a sample of the beef produced on Oct. 8. This is the second beef recall … Continue reading

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Bayer’s Trasylol to be Pulled from the Market for High Death Risk

German drugmaker Bayer AG has halted its sales of Trasylol (also known as aprotinin), an anti-bleeding drug which is supposed to reduce blood loss and allow patients undergoing heart-bypass surgery to avoid transfusions. Bayer is reported to have made the … Continue reading

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Another Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Lawsuit is Filed in Federal District Court

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, File Suit against Medtronic Inc., Medtronic Puerto Rico, Inc., and Medtronic Puerto Rico Operations Co. on Behalf of Man Injured by Defective Sprint Fidelis Lead Implanted … Continue reading

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General Mills Jeno’s and Totino’s Frozen Meat Pizza E. Coli Recall

General Mills announced a recall Jeno’s and Totino’s frozen meat pizza products today after they were linked to an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in 10 states. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recall announcement, the General Mills … Continue reading

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Gadolinium MRI Contrast Agents Linked to NSF in Scottish Study

Gadolinium based MRI contrast agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis/ Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NFD) have been linked in yet another study. This time, researchers in Scotland have confirmed that gadolinium based contrast agents used in MRI’s are strongly associated with the … Continue reading

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MRSA, Antibiotic Resistant Staph ‘Superbug’ Plaguing Schools

MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureas, has been ravaging schools across the country this year. The drug resistant infection has been reported in schools in at least a half dozen states, and has killed one student in Virginia. According to … Continue reading

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead Poses Greatest Danger to Young People

Defective Sprint Fidelis leads used with Medtronic implantable defibrillators could be far more dangerous for young people and pediatric patients. What’s more, Medtronic, Inc. could be vastly understating the fracture rate of the Sprint Fidelis Defribrillator lead, as some studies … Continue reading

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Viagra Cialis Levitra Get Hearing Loss Warning

Label information for Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, have been modified to include warnings about sudden hearing loss associated with use of these medications. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the labeling changes … Continue reading

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Avandia Removed from Veteran Affairs Drug Formulary

Avandia will no longer be a drug of choice for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The decision to remove rosiglitazone, known by the brand name < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia">Avandia, from the VA drug formulary comes after months of debate over the … Continue reading

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