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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Due to Seat Belt Defect, Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonata Vehicles

Hyundai Sonata Cars Recalled, Defective Seat Belt can Detach

A seat belt defect is prompting Hyundai to recall nearly 978,000 cars in the United States. The recalled vehicles may contain a faulty front seat belt that can detach in an accident, failing to protect the rider. According to government documents, the seat belt issue stems from an assembly defect where the fastener for the seat belt anchor may not have been fully latched during assembly. The seat belt defect has been linked to one minor injury so far, Hyundai says.

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits involving allegedly defective and dangerous products. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing an auto recall lawsuit. Continue reading

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Penn Station Derailment and Collision Disrupts Evening Train Service

A morning collision on March 24, 2017, at New York’s Penn Station affected evening rush hour travel in the metropolitan area.

On Friday morning, an incoming NJ Transit train was hit when an Amtrak train leaving Penn Station derailed during the morning rush hour, CBSNewYork reports. Around 9 a.m., an Acela Express Train from Boston was leaving Penn Station on its way to Washington D.C. Amtrak said the train had “a minor derailment while moving at a slow speed.” Continue reading

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Government to Investigate Hoverboard Fire Risks Following 2 Deaths

Two Young Girls Die in Tragic Fire Reportedly Caused by Hoverboard

Self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as “hoverboards” are now the subject of a federal investigation following the deaths of two young girls. The children sustained fatal burn injuries from a fire that was reportedly caused by a hoverboard. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is now investigating whether the hoverboard attributed to the fire was one of the brands that was recalled in 2016.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing consumers in lawsuits over allegedly defective or unsafe products. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a product liability class action lawsuit. Continue reading

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Railroad Worker Personal Injury Lawsuits and Cancer Risks

Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits on Behalf of Railroad Workers who Developed Cancer

Parker Waichman LLP is investigating potential personal injury lawsuits on behalf of railroad workers who developed cancer, allegedly due to occupational hazards and exposure to certain toxic substances. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a railroad worker personal injury lawsuit.

Due to their profession, railroad workers may have greater exposure to substances that increase the risk of cancer. This includes benzene, creosote and asbestos. Personal injury attorneys are investigating railroad worker occupational hazard lawsuits involving:

• Mesothelioma
• Leukemia and other blood cancers
• Multiple myeloma
• Bladder cancer
• Colon Cancer
• Lung Cancer
• Kidney Cancer
• Bone Cancer Continue reading

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Railroad Workers and Benzene Exposure Personal Injury Lawsuits

Attorneys Investigate Railroad Worker Benzene Exposure Lawsuits

Compared to the general population, railroad workers may be exposed to certain substances more frequently due to their occupation. One occupational hazard may include benzene exposure. Benzene is a known carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent. Due to these risks, the government regulates benzene exposure. However, railroad workers may encounter benzene more often because they are frequently exposed to diesel fumes.

Parker Waichman LLP has decades of experience representing clients in personal injury lawsuits over occupational hazards, environmental risks, and other risks. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a railroad worker benzene exposure lawsuit. Continue reading

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Pancreatitis Risk for Some Patients Taking Viberzi

Viberzi (eluxadoline), a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) has drawn a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the deaths of two patients. The patients who died did not have their gallbladders and they developed serious pancreatitis after taking Viberzi.

Viberzi received FDA approval in 2015 for use by adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). From May 2015 through February 2017, the FDA received 120 reports of serious cases of pancreatitis or death, according to RAPS (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society). The cause of IBS-D is not known. Viberzi works by decreasing bowel contractions, which leads to less diarrhea. Viberzi can help ease abdominal pain and improve stool consistency. Continue reading

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Attorneys Investigate Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

J&J Faces Lawsuits Over Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower

Talcum powder litigation continues to grow against Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs allege that talcum powder products, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, contribute to ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene. Last year, talcum powder litigation produced three multimillion dollar verdicts in favor of plaintiffs. Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits allege that J&J failed to warn consumers about the risks.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective or dangerous products. The firm, which regularly provides talcum powder lawsuit updates, continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit. Continue reading

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Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Settles Cybersecurity Case

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Documents were Not Protected

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit involving alleged cybersecurity issues. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege that their insurance documents were visible on the Lender Verification Portal with inadequate security measures to protect sensitive information. Universal Property claims that its website security is sufficient, but is choosing to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid further litigation.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing consumers in class action lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a data breach class action lawsuit. Continue reading

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Building Owners are Liable for Sidewalk Slip and Fall Injuries

Premises Liability Includes Building Sidewalks

Premises liability is when a property owner is liable for someone’s injuries that occurred on the property due to negligence. Typically, this means that there was a dangerous condition on the property and the owner knew or should have known about it, but did not address the unsafe condition. Premises liability applies to the sidewalk outside of buildings. Building owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in front of their buildings.

The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing clients in accident cases, including slip and fall lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about premises liability. Continue reading

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Home Depot Settles Data Breach Class Action Allegations for $25M

56 Million Credit and Debit Card Numbers Compromised in 2014 Data Breach

Home Depot will pay $25 million to settle a putative class action lawsuit involving a 2014 data breach that compromised 56 million credit and debit card numbers. Additionally, Home Depot has also promised to improve its data security protocols. The allegations were brought by financial institutions.

The product liability attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience representing consumers in class action lawsuits. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a data breach class action lawsuit. Continue reading

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