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Retired FDNY Firefighter Died Following Fight with 9/11-Related Cancer

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:34:25 +0000

Injured FDNY Member Fought Long and Hard for Zadroga Act and its Reauthorization Ray Pfeifer, 59, a retired 27-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) died of cancer associated with his selfless work at the September 11th … Continue reading

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Takata Recalls an Additional 2.7 Million Air Bag Inflators

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:02:43 +0000

Takata has announced yet another air bag recall as part of the largest automotive recalls in United States history, this time involving 2.7 million air bag inflators made between 2005 and 2012. The cars involved are Ford, Nissan, and Mazda … Continue reading

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Soliris Vaccination Raises Risk for Meningococcal Disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 03:38:00 +0000

People who have received eculizumab (brand name Soliris) are at high risk (1,000 to 2,000-fold greater), for invasive meningococcal disease compared to the general United States population. Life-threatening and fatal infections have occurred in some patients treated with Soliris. These … Continue reading

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Flight Attendant Uniforms Sickening Flight Attendants, Pilots

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:22:42 +0000

American Airlines Flight Attendants and Pilots Complain of Uniform-Related Illnesses American Airlines flight attendants and pilots are alleging that their uniforms are sickening them due to chemicals in the uniforms. One American Airlines flight attendant told The New York Post … Continue reading

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Propecia-Related Sexual Dysfunction Linked to Depression

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:54:49 +0000

The active ingredient in Propecia is finasteride, known to effectively block the hormone responsible for male pattern baldness, a common genetic form of hair loss. However, a number of studies suggest it may also have damaging effects on a man’s … Continue reading

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Child Drownings Trigger Pool Safety Campaign

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:56:19 +0000

A pool safety campaign has been launched jointly by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Michael Phelps Foundation. Over 75 percent of the drownings and pool-related injuries from 2012 to 2016 involved children under the age of … Continue reading

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FDA Warning Letters for Bodybuilding Products Containing Steroid-Like Substances

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:02:17 +0000

On June 20, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted warning letters to Flex Fitness/Big Dan’s Fitness, AndroPharm, and Hardcore Formulations for illegally marketing products labeled as containing steroid and steroid-like substances and promoted to increase muscle mass and strength. The products are … Continue reading

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FDA Investigates Hepatitis A Linked to Frozen Tuna

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:16:14 +0000

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are assisting state and local officials in assessing the risk of hepatitis A virus exposure from contaminated frozen tuna from Sustainable Seafood Company, Vietnam, … Continue reading

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Another Try for MDL for PPI Lawsuits – Kidney Damage Allegations

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:37:32 +0000

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid are drugs used in the treatment of acid reflux or heartburn. Plaintiffs have filed lawsuits alleging that these medications caused kidney injuries and have filed a motion to consolidate 172 … Continue reading

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More Than 400 Cases in Viagra-Melanoma Multidistrict Litigation

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:03:37 +0000

As of May 15, 2017, 428 men are plaintiffs in a Viagra (sildenafil) multidistrict product liability litigation in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit alleges that the “little blue pill,” manufactured by Pfizer, is connected … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Fourth Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:03:09 +0000

On May 26, 2017, health care giant Johnson & Johnson lost its fourth surgical mesh lawsuit when a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict of $2.16 million against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology division. Observers see … Continue reading

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MusclMasster Recalls Al-ER-G Capsules due to Ephedra

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:46:53 +0000

MusclMasster, LLC, is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules due to the presence of Ephedra Herb, an ingredient that has been banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dietary supplements that contain ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of … Continue reading

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Multicounty Litigation Created for Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Lawsuits

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:54:42 +0000

Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidated into Multicounty Litigation The New Jersey Supreme Court has decided to consolidate state lawsuits over the Stryker LFIT V40 hip implants into a multicounty litigation. Plaintiffs allege injuries from the LFIT Anatomic Cobalt … Continue reading

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“Superbug” Bacteria Live in One-Quarter of Nursing Home Residents

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:46:21 +0000

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Affects 1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents New findings suggest that one in four nursing home residents has antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”. Researchers reviewed findings from eight previous studies and found that the rate of multidrug-resistant bacteria ranged … Continue reading

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Products Africana Receives FDA Warning Letter for Violations

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:35:42 +0000

FDA Letter Says Products are “Adulterated” Due to Manufacturing Violations New Jersey-based Products Africana has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the company has violated Current Good Manufacturing (CGMP) Regulations in Manufacturing, … Continue reading

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FDA Cites Sweet Springs Valley Water Co. for E. Coli Contamination

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:55:44 +0000

Sweet Springs Valley Water Co. Receives FDA Warning Letter The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cited Sweet Springs Valley Water Co. for violating federal regulations regarding its bottled water products. The agency sent a warning letter stating that … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Alleges PPI Heartburn Medications Caused Kidney Injuries

Wed, 31 May 2017 18:58:32 +0000

PPI Lawsuit Alleges Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid Makers Failed to Warn of Risks Lawsuits continue to be filed over proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. These medications, which are used to treat heartburn and acid reflux disease, work … Continue reading

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Magellan Diagnostics Recalls Lead Testing Systems That May Give Inaccurate Results

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:46:45 +0000

Magellan Diagnostics has recalled its LeadCare Testing Systems because the devices may underestimate blood lead levels and give inaccurate results when processing venous blood samples. Falsely lower test results may lead to improper treatment for lead exposure or poisoning. The … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Parents Sue School over Lead in the Drinking Water

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:08:17 +0000

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Contaminated Drinking Water The Butler Area School District of Pennsylvania and its former superintendent are facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the school failed to adequately warn about lead in the drinking water. Parents … Continue reading

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On Appeal, Court Upholds $4M Asbestos Mesothelioma Verdict

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:46:22 +0000

Man Alleges Occupational Exposure to Asbestos Caused His Mesothelioma An appellate court recently upheld a $4 million asbestos mesothelioma verdict. The plaintiff in the case is a man who developed mesothelioma, a type of aggressive cancer heavily associated with asbestos … Continue reading

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Essure Plaintiffs Ask to Move Lawsuit to Federal Court

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:58:01 +0000

A group of women has filed a lawsuit against Bayer HealthCare over adverse effects of the Essure birth control system. Twenty-eight women filed the lawsuit together on March 21, 2017. Each woman alleges she suffered adverse health effects as a … Continue reading

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Court Ruling Strengthens Tobacco Injury Lawsuits, Engle Cases

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:36:14 +0000

11th Circuit Says Plaintiffs Can Use Engle Findings to Prove Liability A recent court ruling lends support to plaintiffs suing the tobacco industry for personal injuries. On Thursday, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that plaintiffs can rely on findings from the … Continue reading

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Recalled Airbags May be Recycled to Replace Deployed Ones

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:11:01 +0000

According to Carfax, a service providing history on used vehicles that are being sold, as many as 750,000 airbags are replaced every year after an accident. Christopher Basso, a representative for Carfax said it is not uncommon to find recycled … Continue reading

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Australian Safety Advocates: Pelvic Mesh Issues are Under-Estimated

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:36:13 +0000

In Pelvic Mesh Survey, 58% of Women Report Problems Australia’s Health Issues Centre (HIC), a consumer health advocacy group, says that transvaginal mesh problems in the country are under-estimated. The group released this leading view after conducting an online Facebook … Continue reading

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BOKF Overdraft Fee Settlement Headed Towards Final Approval

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:59:29 +0000

BOKF Agrees to Pay $7.8M to Settle Class Action Lawsuit over Excessive Overdraft Fees A class action settlement with BOK Financial is heading towards final approval. On May 15, 2017, a hearing will take place for final approval of a … Continue reading

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In Canada, Growing Concerns over Hernia Mesh Repair Products

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:59:51 +0000

Canadian Hernia Society President Calls Hernia Mesh Problems an “Epidemic” Hernia mesh complications have fueled safety concerns in both the United States and Canada. The devices, which are used for hernia repair surgeries, have been associated with reports of various … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Allege Diabetes Drug Onglyza Caused Heart Failure

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:28:33 +0000

AstraZeneca, BMS Face 14 New Onglyza Heart Failure Lawsuits The type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza (saxagliptin) is the subject of 14 new lawsuits filed against manufacturers AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Plaintiffs allege that Onglyza caused heart failure, and that … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Honda CR-Vs Fill Up with Gas Fumes

Tue, 09 May 2017 15:08:56 +0000

Honda CR-V Vehicles are Defective, Class Action Alleges A new class action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois state court alleging that that Honda CR-V contains a defect that causes the passenger cabin to fill up with noxious gas fumes. … Continue reading

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Can You Sue Brand Name Drug Makers for Generic Drug Injuries?

Mon, 08 May 2017 20:34:13 +0000

Brand Name Versus Generic Drugs Generic medications make up nearly 80 percent of drugs filled in the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As popular drugs lose their patents, generic drugs are expected to become … Continue reading

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Defective Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidate

Mon, 08 May 2017 20:13:17 +0000

In the interest of expedience, dozens of Stryker hip implant lawsuits will be consolidated as agreed upon by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The transfer of nearly three dozen pending cases involve alleged defects in a prosthetic … Continue reading

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J&J Pays $5M to Settle Bedtime Bath Products Class Action Lawsuit

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:32:31 +0000

J&J Sued Over Baby Bedtime Bath Products Johnson & Johnson will pay $5 million to settle a consumer fraud class action lawsuit. The company is accused of falsely marketing its baby bedtime bath products as “clinically proven” to help babies … Continue reading

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:20:11 +0000

What is Wrongful Death? Wrongful death involves legal actions brought by surviving family members and/or dependents for damages when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful conduct of another individual. These cases may arise from construction accidents; death during … Continue reading

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Zimmer Persona Knee Implant Recall and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:37:50 +0000

Zimmer Persona Knee Implant Recalled Due to Loosening, Radiolucent Lines Parker Waichman LLP is a national law firm with decades of experience representing clients in medical device injury litigation. The firm is offering free legal consultations to individuals interested in … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Alleges E-Cigarette Exploded, Set User’s Leg on Fire

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:03:13 +0000

Another E-Cigarette User Says Device Exploded, Causing Injuries A new lawsuit has been filed over an exploding e-cigarette. The plaintiff alleges that the vaping device was in his pants pocket when the battery exploded, setting his leg on fire. The … Continue reading

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Report Identifies Record-High Increase in Pedestrian Deaths

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:26:15 +0000

GHSA Report Finds Highest Spike in Pedestrian Deaths Recent government statistics have shown that traffic fatalities are on the rise. Now, a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) sheds light on pedestrian deaths due to traffic … Continue reading

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Asbestos Exposure Continues to Lead to Fatal Illnesses

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 02:12:59 +0000

Where is Asbestos Found? Individuals working or attending school in a building that was damaged after a storm or following maintenance work should know about potential asbestos concerns. When storms damage buildings, especially buildings built prior to the 1970s, the … Continue reading

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Ford Door Latch, Fire Risk Recalls Will Cost Automaker $295M

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:21:32 +0000

440,000 Cars in North America Affected by Door Latch, Fire Risk Recalls A total of 440,000 cars in North America are affected by two separate Ford recalls. One recall is being launched due to a defective door latch that can … Continue reading

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Study Suggests Zipline-Related Injuries are Increasing in US

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:43:46 +0000

Researchers Investigate Zipline Injuries from 1997 to 2012 A study suggests that injuries associated with ziplines are on the rise in the United States. Ziplines allow riders to travel from one elevation to another through a pulley system suspended on … Continue reading

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Drowsy Driving Needs More Study and Prevention Strategies

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:23:23 +0000

Drowsy driving presents a significant hazard on the nation’s roads, taking its toll in deaths, injuries and property damage. A recent article in the journal Sleep calls for more study and strategies to prevent drowsy driving. The National Highway Transportation … Continue reading

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Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Xarelto Bleeding Injuries

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:08:43 +0000

Xarelto Makers Face New Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleging Uncontrollable Bleeding Another wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over Xarelto, an anticoagulant drug manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. The plaintiff alleges that the blood thinner caused uncontrollable, … Continue reading

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

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:38:07 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Penn Station Derailment and Collision Disrupts Evening Train Service

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:18:12 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Government to Investigate Hoverboard Fire Risks Following 2 Deaths

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:17 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Railroad Worker Personal Injury Lawsuits and Cancer Risks

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:57:16 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Railroad Workers and Benzene Exposure Personal Injury Lawsuits

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:45:21 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Pancreatitis Risk for Some Patients Taking Viberzi

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:29:34 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Attorneys Investigate Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:15:18 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Settles Cybersecurity Case

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:23:49 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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Building Owners are Liable for Sidewalk Slip and Fall Injuries

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:43:29 +0000

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 … Continue reading

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

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:20:57 +0000

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, … Continue reading

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Roundup Plaintiffs Allege EPA Official Helped Hide Cancer Risks

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:32:19 +0000

EPA Official Accused of having ‘Suspicious’ Role in Roundup Cancer Reports As Monsanto is facing lawsuits alleging the company failed to warn about cancer risks with its Roundup herbicide, plaintiffs in the litigation are raising questions about whether an official … Continue reading

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Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Complications and Lawsuits

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:24:27 +0000

A woman recently filed a lawsuit against Atrium Medical, the manufacturers of the Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh, alleging severe pain and injury after the mesh was used during an open repair of her ventral (abdominal) hernia in 2011. According to … Continue reading

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Proposed Bills Focus on Construction Site Safety, Reducing Deaths

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:12:41 +0000

Bills Seek Mandatory Worker Training, Greater Penalties for Safety Violations A recent report released by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) showed that construction-related deaths are increasing. NYCOSH reported, among other things, that safety violations were … Continue reading

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Dram Shop (Alcohol) Liability and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:56:06 +0000

New York Vendors Liable for Selling Alcohol to People Under 21 or “Visibly Intoxicated” Dram shop (alcohol) liability involves the sale of alcoholic beverages. Specifically, Dram Shop laws prevent vendors from selling alcohol to certain categories of people. In New … Continue reading

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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit Following an Auto Accident

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:25:15 +0000

New York Auto Accident and Insurance In New York, being involved in an auto accident may present unique circumstances in terms of insurance. For example, the car accident may trigger the no-fault insurance law, or uninsured motorist coverage, which are … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Medical Malpractice

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:24:28 +0000

Every year, patients across the country are injured due to medical malpractice (or medical negligence). Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, health care professional, hospital or health care facility fails to care for a patient in accordance with the accepted … Continue reading

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Taxotere Patients Not Warned About Permanent Hair Loss, Suits Allege

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:28:39 +0000

Sanofi-Aventis Faces Mounting Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Lawsuits Plaintiffs suing over the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (generic: docetaxel) allege that drug maker Sanofi-Aventis failed to adequately warn about the risk of permanent hair loss. Cancer patients know that chemotherapy often causes … Continue reading

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Xarelto Manufacturer Leads Spending for Physicians’ Favor

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:22:54 +0000

The public-interest news organization ProPublica issued a new report that indicates manufacturers spent more in 2015 on physician payments for Xarelto than any other drug. These payments were not for research, but for things like consulting, meals, travel, promotional speaking, … Continue reading

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Smith & Nephew Tandem Bipolar Hip Implant Recall and Lawsuits

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:23:41 +0000

Tandem Bipolar Hip System Recall is Class 2 Smith and Nephew is issuing a Class 2 recall for its Tandem Bipolar Hip System because it can detach after surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has labeled the recall … Continue reading

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Five 9/11 First Responders Die in One Week

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:42:20 +0000

Since September 2016, 55 first responders have died from 9/11-related illnesses, according to first responder foundation founder John Feal. Within the last week, five first responders – three FDNY (Fire Department of New York) and two NYPD (New York Police … Continue reading

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Common Distracted Driving Behaviors that Can Endanger Drivers

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:24:10 +0000

Distracted Driving Includes Texting, Device Use The safest way to operate a vehicle is for the driver to focus 100 percent of their attention on the road. Any activity that redirects the driver’s attention away from the task of driving … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto over XTend Seeds

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 19:18:26 +0000

Suit Alleges XTend Seeds Require Illegal Dicamba Herbicide Monsanto is facing a potential class action lawsuit over its XTend cotton and soybean seeds. The complaint, filed on behalf of farmers in 10 different states, alleges that the seeds were sold … Continue reading

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Premises Liability: When is a Property Owner Liable for Injuries?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:47:35 +0000

Owners are Liable When Injuries are Caused by Negligence If a person is injured on someone else’s property, does that mean the property owner is automatically liable? No. Under premises liability, a property owner is only liable for a person’s … Continue reading

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Study Shows E-Cigarettes May Raise Risk of Stroke More than Smoking

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:09:39 +0000

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference suggested that e-cigarettes may raise the risk of stroke more than smoking traditional cigarettes. The study that vaping—inhaling the nicotine vapor produced by an e-cigarette—reduced the amount of glucose in … Continue reading

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Alleges Tines Broke Off, Caused Injury

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:40:27 +0000

Lawsuits Filed over IVC Filter Fracture, Embolization Lawsuits are alleging serious, sometimes life-threatening adverse events associated with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. These small, cage-like devices are intended to trap blood clots before they reach the heart and lungs. However, … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Alleges Metal Hip Complications with LFIT V40 Femoral Head

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:51:24 +0000

Alaska Plaintiff Alleges Elevated Levels of Metal Ions Stryker is facing a new hip replacement lawsuit alleging injuries from the Accolade TMZF femoral stem with the LFIT V40 head. The plaintiffs allege that the hip implants caused metal-on-metal hip complications, … Continue reading

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Government Reports Careless Oversight of Gynecologic Device

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:51:45 +0000

Lax Oversight Put Women at Risk of Cancer: A recently released governmental investigative report has found that for more than 20 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 25 surgical devices that may spread undiagnosed cancer in … Continue reading

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Stryker LFIT Plaintiffs Want Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:26:40 +0000

Plaintiffs Ask for LFIT Metal Hip Implant Lawsuits to be Transferred into MDL Stryker Corporation is facing a new influx of lawsuits alleging injuries from its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head commonly used with the Stryker Accolade Hip replacement … Continue reading

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Monsanto’s Roundup the Focus of Deep Controversy

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:07:30 +0000

California Closer to Mandating Roundup Warnings In March 2015, leading cancer experts from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a Lyon, France-based branch of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.” … Continue reading

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Bair Hugger Deep Joint Infection Litigation Moves Forward

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:30:23 +0000

Bair Hugger MDL Grows, Plaintiffs Sue over Warming Device Lawsuits continue to be filed over the Bair Hugger, a surgical blanket used to keep patients warm during surgery. Plaintiffs in the litigation allege that the device, which uses a forced-air … Continue reading

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Merck’s Implanon Tied to Device Migration

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:46:19 +0000

Implanon Migration Leads to Unwanted Pregnancy, Surgery The Implanon (etonogestrel implant) birth control, is a small, thin implantable plastic rod that slowly releases etonogestrel. The device is meant to last three years and received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue reading

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Study: Even Without Symptoms, Driving Post-Concussion is Risky

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:10:10 +0000

Driving Skills Impaired Even When Concussion Symptoms are Gone Driving after a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury frequently caused by a blow to the head, is dangerous. Concussions can affect how a person thinks and acts, increasing the … Continue reading

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Filing a Lawsuit for a Slip and Fall Accident on an Icy Sidewalk

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:46:26 +0000

Pursuing Litigation for a Slip and Fall Injury on Snow, Ice It comes as no surprise that many slip and fall accidents occur during the winter. Snow, ice, sleet and frozen rain can create hazardous conditions on both the roads … Continue reading

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Risperdal Litigation is Second Largest Mass Tort in Philadelphia

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:32:29 +0000

Mass Tort Contains Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits Lawsuits alleging the antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused gynecomastia continue to mount against Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. In fact, Risperdal litigation accounts for most of the mass tort growth in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center. … Continue reading

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J&J Faces 4th Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial in St. Louis

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:46:04 +0000

J&J Talcum Powder Allegedly Caused Ovarian Cancer Johnson & Johnson is facing another talcum powder ovarian cancer trial in St. Louis, where a number of lawsuits allege that the product contributed to ovarian cancer. The case is the fourth talcum … Continue reading

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Wintertime Slip and Fall Accidents: Ski Lifts, Snow, and Ice

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:51:21 +0000

Ski-Related Slip and Fall Accidents With winter season in full swing, slip and fall accidents related to skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports are more prevalent. Naturally, there is some risk that accompanies going down the slope. Additionally, although rare, … Continue reading

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Spike in Traffic Deaths Highlights Gaps in Safety Laws

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 23:01:11 +0000

After years of steady decline, traffic deaths spiked in 2015: 35,092 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes –the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years. Preliminary data for the first nine months of 2016 show an eight percent increase … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Allege Abilify Caused Impulse-Control Problems

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:33:12 +0000

Abilify Lawsuits Allege Gambling Addiction, Compulsive Behaviors Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals are facing lawsuits alleging that the antipsychotic medication Abilify caused impulse-control problems, including pathological gambling. Litigation continues to mount as cases are consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed over Elmer’s Krazy Glue Packaging

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:59:38 +0000

Krazy Glue Packaging is Misleading, Class Action Alleges A consumer fraud class action lawsuit has been filed against Elmer’s Products Inc. alleging that its Krazy Glue packaging is misleading. The suit alleges that the packaging, which is large and opaque, … Continue reading

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Takata Pleads Guilty to Exploding Airbag Charges, More Cars Recalled

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:20:22 +0000

Takata Will Pay $1 Billion in Criminal Penalties Takata will pay $1 billion in criminal penalties related to its exploding airbag scandal, the Department of Justice announced. The company has agreed to plead guilty to charges of wire fraud, in … Continue reading

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Allergic Reactions Reported to Atrium C-Qur Hernia Mesh Coating

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:56:09 +0000

Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh has been drawing increasing reports of serious injuries and complications. Patients report that they have suffered infection, pain, organ damage, and allergic reactions to the mesh’s fish oil coating. Lawsuits allege Atrium was aware of the … Continue reading

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Tailgating Leads to Car Accidents, Personal Injury Lawsuits

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:16:09 +0000

Tailgating Car Accidents and Liability Tailgating is a dangerous driving habit that causes a number of accidents in the United States. When a driver tailgates, it means that he or she is not leaving enough space between their car and … Continue reading

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C.R. Bard Recalls Halo One Guiding Sheath

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:25:25 +0000

The FDA Deems Halo One Guiding Sheath Recall a Class I The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a Class 1 recall of C.R. Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.’s Halo One thin-walled guiding sheaths over issues involving sheath separation, … Continue reading

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Recognizing Signs of Daycare Abuse and Common Daycare Injuries

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:25:01 +0000

Common Daycare Injuries, Choosing the Right Daycare Trusting another individual, especially a stranger, to care for your child can be stressful. For many families with two working parents, however, daycare is often the only option. Stories of daycare abuse are, … Continue reading

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New Research Finds Elevated Risk of Ovarian Cancer with Talc Use

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:51:37 +0000

Genital Talc Use Linked to 20 Percent Increased Risk of Cancer New findings published this month in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention found that genital use of talcum powder is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The … Continue reading

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Report Reveals Rise in NY Construction Site Deaths, Safety Violations

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:32:39 +0000

New York Construction Deaths Increasing, Caused by Safety Violations A new report shows that construction deaths in New York are on the rise. The construction fatalities, which are frequently caused by falls, disproportionately affect Latino workers. The findings also shed … Continue reading

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Catheter Recalls due to Serious Complications and Injuries

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:58:45 +0000

The benefits and usefulness of catheters are not in question, when the broad scope of applications and indications for which the devices are used are examined. Catheters are used for administering medications, injecting contrast dye for angiogram procedures, and removing … Continue reading

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INRatio Blood Monitoring Device Recalled Due to Inaccurate Readings

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 03:08:46 +0000

Alere INRatio System Recalled The Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System are devices used to measure how fast a patient’s blood is clotting. This system is used in patients taking warfarin, a decades-old anticoagulant used to prevent blood clot … Continue reading

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Nursing Homes a Solution but in Some Cases Unsafe

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:18:51 +0000

In this day and age, our senior population is growing in number and living longer. The elderly are among our most vulnerable citizens. The challenge of providing the proper care has become increasingly important as many people are faced with … Continue reading

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Lead Contamination a Problem Nationwide

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:38:58 +0000

In the last two years, significant national attention has been focused on the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, and the health consequences for Flint residents, in particular the children. But Flint is not an isolated instance of lead problems. Lead … Continue reading

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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Scheduled for Trial in 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:01:10 +0000

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial Slated for February 2017 Johnson & Johnson will continue to face litigation involving its baby power and ovarian cancer claims. A talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial in February 2017. … Continue reading

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Aggressive Driving Leads to Auto Accidents, Injury Lawsuits

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:16:17 +0000

Aggressive Driving Endangers Everyone on the Road While an auto accident may occur for various reasons, certain patterns of behavior are more likely to cause a crash. Aggressive driving is a factor that can increase the chances of an accident … Continue reading

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St. Jude Medical Cardiac Devices Recalled Over Life-Threatening Battery Issue

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:33:23 +0000

St. Jude Medical Inc. has recalled 400,000 implanted heart devices because of the risk of premature battery depletion. The defect is linked to two deaths in Europe. The devices included in the recall are St. Jude Medical Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Invega Gynecomastia Lawsuits Against Janssen

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:25:30 +0000

Invega and Gynecomastia, Growth of Male Breast Tissue Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury firm that represents clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective drugs and medical devices. Currently, the firm is investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of individuals … Continue reading

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed Against Ethicon, Atrium Medical

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:12:56 +0000

J&J Faces Lawsuits over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, After Device is Withdrawn Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson are facing lawsuits alleging injuries from its Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh. The Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 … Continue reading

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Takata to Pay $1 Billion in Continuing Airbag Scandal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:26:11 +0000

Automotive parts maker Takata Corporation will pay $1 billion in fines and settlements for concealing information about its defective airbags. The settlement includes $25 million to the U.S. government to settle one count of fraud, $850 million to automakers, and … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Asbestos Exposure Linked to Veterans’ Mesothelioma

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:50:24 +0000

The Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that killed more than 2,400 Americans, wounded nearly 1,200 others, and plunged the country into World War II, also exposed more than 10,000 service members to high levels of airborne … Continue reading

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Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Investigated over “Roll-away” Reports

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:27:57 +0000

43 Complaints Submitted for Dodge Ram 1500 Pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs After receiving 43 reports of vehicles allegedly rolling-away in the parked position, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching an investigation. The probe involves 1 million … Continue reading

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Another DePuy Pinnacle MoM Lawsuit Filed

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:54:27 +0000

Pinnacle Metallosis Lawsuits Added To Texas MDL A new lawsuit has been filed against DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly failed Pinnacle Acetabular Cup system. DePuy Orthopaedics is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal … Continue reading

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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Threat with St. Jude Pacemakers, ICDs

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:32:50 +0000

St. Jude Medical ICDs with Merlin@home Transmitter Can be Hacked, FDA Warns The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) are warning that St. Jude Medical … Continue reading

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