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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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Pennsylvania Health System Proposes Comprehensive Fracking Study

A proposed study would examine the health effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on the people living closest to active natural gas wells.

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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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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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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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J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled - Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Pet Food Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

J.J. Fuds, has recalled a specific lot of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food over potential contamination with the dangerous, Listeria monocytogenes pathogen.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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FealGood Foundation Founder Urges Congress to Permanently Extend Zadroga Act

Parker Waichman will be among the many supporters of the Zadroga Act —including including Jon Stewart, formerly of “The Daily Show” and John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation advocacy group—lobbying for the Act’s permanent extension on September 16, 2015. … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson Over Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder

In a growing legal battle, hundreds of women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company’s talcum powder products led to their ovarian cancers. The suits claim Johnson & Johnson was negligent in not warning of the toxic … Continue reading

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Bus Manufacturer Navistar Hit with $7.7 Million Asbestos Verdict

A Syracuse, New York, jury has returned a $7.7 million verdict in a wrongful death suit brought against bus manufacturer Navistar International Corp. by the widow of a school bus driver who died of mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Navy Worker’s Asbestos Claims Against GE and Crane Can Go Forward

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled recently that a former U.S. Navy service member can pursue claims against Crane Co., General Electric and two other companies that he was exposed to asbestos while working aboard Navy ships. Last week U.S. Judge Eduardo … Continue reading

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Tenants In Building Near Harlem Explosion Site Sue for Toxic Exposure

Tenants in a Harlem apartment building near the site of last month’s deadly gas explosion are suing their landlord and the city of New York for failing to test for allegedly unsafe levels of toxic substances, including lead and asbestos, … Continue reading

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Asbestos Continues to Cause Significant Mesothelioma Risks

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One case of mesothelioma is proving to be an example of what new generation asbestos lawsuits are looking like. In one case, the plaintiff suffered from chest pain, traveled nationwide for major surgery, underwent chemotherapy, had to manage debilitating pain, … Continue reading

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Asbestos Exposure Led to Man’s Death, Lawsuit Alleges

A plumbing company is facing a lawsuit brought by the family of a now-deceased plumber who allege his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure at A. Mormile Plumbing & Heating of Amsterdam. The lawsuit alleges that the plumber’s death was … Continue reading

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Untimely deaths of former pilots increases scrutiny over toxic air aboard British Airways jets

In the last month, two former British Airways pilots were laid to rest and at least one of them believes their untimely deaths were the result of breathing toxic air inside the cabin of the jets for years. According to … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy Dangers Continue in Dust, Mold

Superstorm Sandy continues to wreak havoc up and down the Eastern seaboard, one month after the massive hurricane struck. “There are asbestos roofs that have collapsed near the ocean,” roofer, Ken Court, told NBC News from atop his father’s Breezy … Continue reading

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Clean-up crews in Sandy’s wake face asbestos exposure risks

By Jerrold Parker Hurricane Sandy put millions of lives in danger and the “super”storm’s effects could be long-lasting, especially the threat of asbestos exposure. As the damaging winds, storm surge, flooding rains, and crippling snows covered a wide swath of … Continue reading

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