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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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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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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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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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FEMA Ignored Risk Toxic Trailers Imposed on Katrina Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) failed to test < "">FEMA trailers for toxic levels of formaldehyde even after the agency’s field workers warned the trailers might be linked to health problems. FEMA’s own emails show that the agency’s lawyers … Continue reading

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Defective Drugs & FDA are Target of Food & Drug Administration Act of 2007

In the past several years, defective drugs like Vioxx, Avandia, Accutane, Zyprexa and Ketek have been found to have serious, and often, life-threatening side effects long after they received Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval. This seemingly endless parade of … Continue reading

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Defective Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch maker Davol Inc. Ignored Problems Leaving Many Patients at Risk for Serious Injury and Untimely Death

Despite knowing of problems with the < "">Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch as far back as the summer of 2005, Davol Inc. allowed its defective product to remain on the market for months. Even when it issued a recall … Continue reading

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Coffeyville Refinery Owner Goldman Sachs Feeling Heat as Kansas Oil Spill Rescuers Begin Showing Signs of Illness

First responders to the Coffeyville, Kansas Oil Spill have begun to show signs of illness, prompting state officials to once again order residents of the oil-soaked town to leave the area. This is ominous news for investment giant Goldman Sachs, … Continue reading

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Kansas Oil Spill Lawsuit Filed Against Coffeyville Refinery; Many More are Sure to Follow

The owners of the oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas that was responsible for the oil spill earlier this week have been named in a lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of a man who lost his home and business … Continue reading

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Veggie Booty Snack Mix Lawsuit Filled by Parents of Salmonella Stricken Boy

The first < "">Veggie Booty Lawsuit was filed today against Robert’s American Gourmet Food, the manufacturer of Veggie Booty snack mix, on behalf of an 18-month-old Indiana boy who became ill with a rare strain of Salmonella bacterium after he … Continue reading

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Huge Kansas Oil Spill Threatens Thousands in Kansas and Oklahoma

A gigantic oil spill this past weekend at the Coffeyville Resources Refinery in Kansas has residents of that state, as well as Oklahoma, bracing for what could be a huge environmental disaster. The refinery, which is owned by CVR Resources, … Continue reading

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Fireworks Injuries will Ruin Fourth of July for Thousands

Fireworks injuries ruin Fourth of July celebrations for thousands of people each year. This is no real surprise, considering that the use of fireworks by amateurs has grown tremendously in recent years. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), … Continue reading

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11 Year Old Victim of Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Butter Returns Home Following Kidney Transplant

An 11-year-old girl who needed a kidney transplant after eating Salmonella-tainted Peter Pan Peanut Butter has returned home from the hospital. Krystina Burgh, who received the kidney from her father on June 18th, had been undergoing dialysis since she was … Continue reading

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Veggie Booty Snack Recalled for Salmonella Contamination, Over 50 Cases Reported so Far, Mostly Children

Veggie Booty has been blamed for 50 cases of Salmonella poisoning in 17 states, causing the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a recall order for the popular vegetarian snack food. Because the puffed corn-and-rice treat is marketed to … Continue reading

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