Illegal Chemical Dumping & Liability for Resultant Injuries in New York

The United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, is responsible for enforcing policies and guidelines regulating the disposal of certain waste materials within the U.S. Sometimes, though, businesses and corporations illegally dispose of chemicals, leading to health and environmental hazards for all. If you suffered harm because of illegal chemical dumping, you may have cause […]

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Dangers of Mixing Drugs

According to a new report, there are more Americans taking potentially deadly doses of pain medications today than ever before. When some pain medications are mixed with other drugs, such as anxiety or sleeping pills, the result can be deadly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that every year about 259 million […]

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Two Medical Device Companies Sued for Defective Products

Knee manufacturer, OtisMed Corp. and spine and neck product maker, Spinal Solutions, have bee charged with selling defective knee and spine products, causing injuries to patients across the country. OtisMed Corp. pled guilty to distributing knee replacements that were rejected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have agreed to pay an $80 […]

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Common Injuries after Elderly Falls in New York

Elderly falls in the United States are a serious public health problem. On average, one out of every three elderly adults experiences a fall at least once a year. Amongst elderly adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), citing previous […]

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Toxic Causes of Brain Cancer from the Environment

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. One type of cancer that can be especially tragic is brain cancer. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) state that brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in children under the age of 20. While the […]

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Baby’s Heart Defects Were Caused by Effexor, Lawsuit Says

A couple filed a birth defect lawsuit against the manufacturer of Effexor after their son was born with life threatening heart defects. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Pfizer (formerly Wyeth Pharmaceuticals), manufacturer of Effexor. The couple stated that when their son was born on […]

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Benicar Lawsuit Update

Hypertension drug, Benicar, has been linked to sprue-like enteropathy, causing chronic diarrhea, weight gain and other severe gastrointestinal problems. It is alleged that the manufacturers of Benicar, Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Forest Laboratories, failed to properly warn about the risks associated with the drug. Benicar lawsuits are being filed on behalf of patients who suffered […]

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Common Child Falling Injuries in New York

Many have long known about the dangers of trips and falls for the elderly. Children falling down, however, is likely to be ignored, or minimized as inherent to childhood. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing a publication from the American Public Health Association, falls are the leading […]

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