Environmental Pollutants and Respiratory Disorders

Outdoor air quality in the United States has improved tremendously over the past few decades. However, in some areas of New York, the public continues to remain at risk of exposure to potentially dangerous toxins that increase their risk of suffering respiratory disorders and breathing problems. Below is a brief overview of environmental pollutants and […]

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Maryland Appeals Court Revives Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals revived an injury lawsuit against Medtronic Inc. over the off-label use of its Infuse bone graft. The court stated that federal law does not preempt claims about misrepresentations to doctors or to the public regarding the risks of such uses, thus reviving a man’s lawsuit over Medtronic’s Infuse bone […]

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Negligent Supervision on School Playground

When you send your child off to elementary school, you expect them to be safe and supervised. When a first-grade girl was on the playground of her elementary school, she collided with an older, larger child while they were playing a game of running tag, an activity prohibited by school policy. The young girl fell […]

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Popular Lopper Shears Sold at Home Depot Recalled

Fiskars 32-inch Bypass Lopper Shears, sold exclusively at Home Depot, have been recalled. The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. Approximately 277,000 units have been sold in the U.S. and 11,000 in Canada. This recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with model number […]

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Brake Manufacturer Failed to Warn of Known Asbestos Danger

For James Phillips’ entire life, he worked with cars, beginning in the late 1960s when he worked on and off at several garages for two-three years in Mariposa, California. Phillips also worked on family cars, his friends’ cars, and racecars—which was a hobby for 40 years. Phillips’ work included sanding, installing new brakes, removing old […]

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Power Morcellators Pulled from Global Markets

Three companies have recalled their power morcellator devices due to recent national concerns over their safety. These devices, used in hysterectomies and other procedures, are now linked to a serious risk of uterine and abdominal cancer. As we previously posted on our blog, the FDA issued a warning on April 17th urging doctors not to […]

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Takeda Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Actos Bladder Cancer Suit

A Philadelphia jury ordered Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to pay more than $2 million in damages after finding that the company’s diabetes drug, Actos, contributed to the woman’s bladder cancer. The jury also found that the drug company failed to adequately warn physicians about the risks associated with the medication. After five hours of deliberation, […]

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FDA sent Petition re: Levaquin Use Causing Polio-Like Illness in Children

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics were originally manufactured to treat serious, life-threatening infections. They have increasingly been prescribed for minor infections and in some cases, when no infection is present at all. A non-profit consumer group has submitted a Citizen’s Petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging them to place stronger warnings on labels of […]

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