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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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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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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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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Indian Point Nuclear Reactor in New York Most Vulnerable to Earthquakes

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">nuclear crisis in Japan has many in the U.S. wondering how any of the 104 nuclear reactors in this country would hold up in the event of a natural disaster like a strong earthquake. Surprisingly, the Nuclear Regulatory … 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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Texas Fracking Fluid Disclosure Bill Has Wide Support

The state of Texas is considering a bill that would require natural gas drillers to disclose the ingredients of the fracking fluid that is used in hydraulic fracturing. According to the Star-Telegram, the Texas fracking fluid disclosure bill is supported … Continue reading

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Japanese Nuclear Crises Sparks Worry over General Electric Nuclear Reactor Design

In the wake of the Japanese < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">nuclear emergency spawned by last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, questions are being raised about the design of the a General Electric nuclear reactor known as the Mark 1. Nuclear opponents have criticized … 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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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Raises Risk of Stillbirth

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in America, is linked to some 443,000 fatalities and $100 billion in healthcare costs annually, and kills some 1,200 Americans every day. Now, says the BBC, University of Nottingham researchers revealed that … Continue reading

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Toxic Airplane Cabin Air Sickening Flight Crews, Flight Attendant Says

A flight attendant for U.S. Airways claims < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Toxic-Airplane-Cabin-Air-Lawsuit-Lawyer">toxic airplane cabin air is making flight crews sick. The toxic airplane cabin air, which some say can lead to an illness known as Aerotoxic Syndrome, has been linked to problems with … Continue reading

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BP Texas City Refinery Named in Benzene Lawsuit

Eight contractors who worked at the BP Texas City refinery have filed a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Benzene-Exposure-Cancer-Leukemia-Lymphoma-Lawsuit-Lawyer">lawsuit over a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/benzene">benzene leak that occurred in 2009. In addition to BP Products North America Inc., the $500 million lawsuit also names Pasadena Tank … Continue reading

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Fracking “Halliburton Loophole” Too Broad, Former Bush EPA Official Says

The regulatory exemption granted to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that has now become known as the “Halliburton Loophole” went too far, according to a former George W. Bush administration official. Benjamin Grumbles, who served as assistant administrator for water at … Continue reading

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NFS Nuclear Plant Blamed for Radioactive Contamination in Tennessee’s Nolichucky River

The Nolichucky River in Tennessee, located downstream from a Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) plant, is contaminated with enriched uranium. The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee-Nolichucky-River-Nuclear-Plant-Uranium-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">radioactive material in the Nolichucky River was discovered last year by Michael Ketterer, a chemistry professor at Northern Arizona … Continue reading

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