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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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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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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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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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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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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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EMA Seeks Stronger Pradaxa Guidance for Bleeding Side Effects

Regulators in Europe have again asked Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the blood thinner Pradaxa, to update the drug’s label with additional information regarding Pradaxa bleeding side effects. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the new guidance should include more specific information on when Pradaxa must not be used, ...

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NYC Council Members Introduce PCB Bill

Lawmakers just introduced three bills mandating increased oversight of New York City’s $708 million program to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs from city schools, said Staten Island Live. Lighting fixtures in New York City schools, long known to be contaminated with PCBs—polychlorinated … Continue reading

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PCB Light Ballasts in NY Schools Also Tainted by Asbestos

Lighting fixtures in New York City schools, long known to be contaminated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCBs—polychlorinated biphenyls—have also been found to contain asbestos. We’ve been following the threat from PCBs in light ballasts found in schools built prior to 1979. Tests … Continue reading

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EPA Wants PCB Light Ballasts Out of New York City Schools in Five Years

Federal regulators are pushing New York City to speed up its plan to remove < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) from hundreds of public school buildings. While New York City announced a 10-year-plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 school buildings … Continue reading

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GE Moving Ahead on Hudson PCB Removal

General Electric Co. (GE) just awarded a dredging contract to Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC for its Hudson River PCB removal project. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dangerous chemicals banned in 1979, were used as coolants and lubricants in … Continue reading

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PCBs in Massachusetts Harbor will be Capped and Buried, EPA Says

To deal with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) and heavy metal contamination in Massachusetts’ New Bedford Harbor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to bury and cap toxic silt at the bottom of the harbor via the deployment of … Continue reading

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10 Years Too Long for Removing PCBs from New York City Schools, EPA Says

Federal regulators have rejected New York City’s timetable for removing < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/pcbs_nyc_schools">PCBs, also known as polychlorinated biphenyls, from public schools there. Last month, New York City announced a $708 million, 10 year plan to remove PCB-tainted light ballasts from 772 … Continue reading

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PCB Contaminated Landfill in New York State Added to Superfund List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced the addition of the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County, New York to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The landfill is contaminated with toxic substances … Continue reading

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PCBs in Caulk Pose Significant – and Expensive – Problem

The threat from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in light ballasts found in schools built prior to 1979 been making news the past several months, with New York City just announcing a 10-year plan to remove PCB-tainted ballasts from schools there. … Continue reading

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PCB Removal Plan Prompts EPA to End Inspections of New York City Schools

PCB inspections at New York City schools are being suspended today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in wake of the city’s announcement that it has a plan to remove light ballasts tainted with the toxic chemicals from buildings. … Continue reading

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PCBs Linked to IVF Failures

A new study finds that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/PCBs_health_concerns">polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concentrations typically found in the blood of people living in the U.S. could make successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) more difficult to achieve. The study was published this week in … Continue reading

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