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Blog Posts in November, 2013

  • Single mom sues hospital and doctors for personal injury

    || 22-Nov-2013

    Hospitals are seen as places of healing. Doctors take an oath to care for their patients, and to heal them when they are injured or sick. If and when surgery is necessary, patients rely on doctors to remedy the situation. Some people in New York might be wondering if doctors at a local hospital should retain their licenses. A woman filed a personal injury suit against the doctors who cared for her ...
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  • Larger Cruise Ships may be Tied to Larger Problems

    || 20-Nov-2013

    Today's cruise ships are being built larger and larger and, following a series of disasters at sea, lawmakers are wondering if their increasingly massive size is to blame. For example, according to a The New York Times report, in 1985, the Carnival Holiday, was a 46,000-ton ship; in 2003, the Queen Mary 2 was triple that size; and, in 2013, two of the largest ships are 225,000 tons. In 2012, ...
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  • FDA Proposes A Change to Generic Drug Labeling

    || 19-Nov-2013

    Federal regulators have just issued a proposed rule change that would enable the makers of generic drugs to update drug labels when they receive safety information related to their medications. Under current regulations, this is restricted for generic drug makers, who must ensure their labels contain the same information as the related brand version. Approval of the U.S. Food and Drug ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Agrees to Multi-Billion Dollar Risperdal Settlement

    || 13-Nov-2013

    In the largest settlement for one drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty to misbranding its antipsychotic medication, Risperdal, as part of a massive $2.2 billion settlement with the Department of Justice. Janssen is a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Janssen entered the guilty plea to one misdemeanor at an hour-long hearing before U.S. District Judge Timothy Savage in Philadelphia, ...
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  • Brooklyn crash kills 1, injures 3: possible personal injury case

    || 12-Nov-2013

    New York roadways are some of the most complicated in the nation. They are busy, packed with cars, trucks, taxis, emergency vehicles, messenger couriers, pedestrians and others. Operating a vehicle recklessly or negligently can result in personal injury and sometimes even death. Even a vigilant driver can still be taken by surprise. Two drivers in Brooklyn recently experienced just that on a ...
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  • Serious Blood Clot Reactions Seen in Iclusig Leukemia Treatment

    || 8-Nov-2013

    Leukemia drug Iclusig (ponatinib) is the focus of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Safety Alert over its association with serious blood clots. Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures Iclusig. The FDA has asked Ariad Pharmaceuticals to cease marketing of the dangerous drug Iclusig after receiving reports of serious blood clots in patients' veins and arteries. The drug received ...
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  • Car crash kills 1, injures 3: possible personal injury case?

    || 7-Nov-2013

    Driving a car is a serious task that requires concentration and focus. Distractions in the vehicle should be kept to a minimum, as surprises can arise at any moment, from animals and children darting into the road to distracted drivers making reckless decisions on the roadway. Operating such a heavy piece of machinery carelessly or haphazardly can result in personal injury and sometimes even ...
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  • Second Court Stays Judge Scheindlin's Decision in Floyd Case

    || 4-Nov-2013

    The 2nd federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just blocked Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's order to restrict New York's so-called "Stop and Frisk" policy, essentially keeping the controversial policy in place for the time being. The court said the judge's decisions would be stayed pending the outcome of an appeal by New York City, according to The Associated Press (AP). Stop and ...
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  • Red Bull Energy Drink Blamed on Young Father's Death

    || 1-Nov-2013

    Another death that has been blamed on the popular Red Bull energy drink is at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the drink maker. A 33-year-old father died during a basketball game after consuming the highly caffeinated beverage, according to The New York Daily News. His family blames the energy drink maker in its products liability lawsuit. The man, according to his grandmother, ...
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