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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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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk

Birth Control Shot Depo-Provera may Increase HIV Risk, Study Suggests

A new study has linked the use of Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate), an injectable type of birth control, to an increased risk of HIV infection.

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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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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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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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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Gravel-Hauling Tractor-Trailer Overturns on Long Island Expressway

On May 18th, a tractor-trailer traveling westbound overturned and went through the center median, ending up partially in the eastbound HOV lane. The accident happened in Lake Success between Exit 34, New Hyde Park Road, and Exit 32, Little Neck … Continue reading

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Woman Killed, Six Injured, When Truck Runs off the Road in the Bronx

Woman Killed, 6 Injured, When Truck Runs off the Road

A 37-year-old woman was killed and six people were injured when a Coca-Cola truck crashed into an apartment building after a collision in the South Bronx, police and fire officials said. The bright red delivery truck hit a building at … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Company in LIE Accident Cited 23 Times

The company that owns the tractor-trailer that killed one woman in a 35-vehicle crash this week has been cited at least 23 times in recent years. The massive crash, which occurred near exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway, was … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys player charged with intoxicated manslaughter after crash kills teammate

A player with the Dallas Cowboys football team has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter following an early-Saturday morning vehicle crash that killed a teammate. According to an Associated Press report, Jerry Brown died in the vehicle accident. Brown was assigned … Continue reading

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Two Die in Garbage Truck Crash on Long Island

Only one person in a car struck by a garbage truck survived an accident this week on Long Island. The crash involved three people who were traveling in a car that was broadsided by a garbage truck at a North … Continue reading

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Rear Guards on Tractor-Trailers Pose Fatal Danger

New crash tests and analysis conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveal that < "">tractor-trailers underride guards can fail in even low-speed crashes and can lead to fatalities. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to mandate stronger … Continue reading

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