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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Exploding Tanks Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Exploding Gas Tanks Continue to Kill Jeep Drivers 18 months after Recall

Chrysler recalled Jeeps with exploding gas tanks more than 18 months ago, but 1 million+ of these vehicles have not been fixed as the death toll continues to rise.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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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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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Nine Suffolk County Nursing Home Workers Indicted in 2012 Resident Death

Nine people have now been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a , New York nursing home. The arrests range from the home’s highest administrator to a low level aide, according to WABC TV Eyewitness News. One … Continue reading

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Four Indicted In Massive Nursing Home Scam

In another case involving allegations against a nursing home, including of abuse, four individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering and healthcare fraud. The four were indicted on multiple felony charges involving the operation … Continue reading

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Alarming Rate of Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

A Canadian newspaper’s investigative report reveals an alarming increase in the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, despite warnings that these medications are dangerous – even lethal – for elderly patients with dementia. The Toronto Star (thestar.com) found … Continue reading

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At One in Three Nursing Homes Residents Are Abused, Study Says

At one in three nursing homes and long-term care facilities, residents suffer some form of abuse or neglect. No state is exempt from abuse reports. According to a study by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, … Continue reading

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Aides at Illinois Nursing Home Charged with Abuse

Two certified nursing assistants at a St. Charles, Illinois, nursing home have been charged in the abuse of an elderly resident with dementia.  Court documents say a video taken by the women shows them laughing as they strike the 96-year-old woman. … Continue reading

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Falls in the Elderly Are The Number One Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

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The number one cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States is not from car crashes, which had previously been the case, but falls in the elderly, a new study reveals. According to a study involving more than 43,000 … Continue reading

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Albany Nursing Home Aide Fractures Resident’s Arm, Pleads Guilty to Abuse

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Tuesday that a Troy, New York, certified nurse’s aide pleaded guilty to abusing a nursing home resident in August 2013 at an Albany facility. Sarina Francis was a certified nurse’s aide at … Continue reading

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Data Reveals Nursing Home Abuse Underreported and Expected to Increase

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The 2010 United States Census revealed that about 40.3 million Americans—which accounts for about 13 percent of the population—is over 65 years of age. The group is expected to continue to grow and will likely comprise about 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Cameras Catching Nursing Home Abuse Lead to Controversy

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Nursing home abuse is among the most devastating of horrors targeting our older, vulnerable loved ones. Recently, a case in which a small camera—meant to catch a petty thief—caught a loved one being abused and taunted, increasing awareness of both … Continue reading

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Another Family Accuses a Nursing Home of Elder Abuse

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A family is alleging that their mother, an 86-year-old woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and living at the Delmar Garden’s West Nursing Home in St. Louis County, was abused by the staff at the facility. The nursing home says that … Continue reading

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