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Consumer Group Releases New Study About Defective Heart Devices and Implants; Patients Arrive in DC Tomorrow

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the national consumer rights group Center for Justice & Democracy finds that medical devices for the heart have caused thousands of needless injuries and deaths, yet patients currently have no legal recourse against re...

Class Action Filed Against South Florida Developer and Supplier of Defective Chinese Drywall

Lawsuit Alleges that Drywall Emits Toxins Harmful to Humans and Property MIAMI, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason and Melissa Harrell recently filed a class action lawsuit in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court on behalf of themselves and other homeowners who purchased defective homes. The...

Defective Chinese Drywall Lawsuit: Florida Homeowners' Associations and Condominium Associations Plagued by Defective Chinese Drywall Urged to Investigate their Rights

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is offering free consultations to Florida homeowners' associations and condominium associations in communities that have reported problems with defective Chinese drywall. (PRWEB) March 12, 2009 -- Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is offering free co...

Quality control mechanism tags defective sperm cells inside the body

COLUMBIA, Mo. Defective sperm cells do not pass through the body unnoticed. A new University of Missouri study provides evidence that the body recognizes and tags defective sperm cells while they undergo maturation in the epididymis, a sperm storage gland attached to the testis. According to resea...

Can Defective Babies Be Made To Order?

Genetic Engineering and Eugenics were developed by scientists with a vision to produce perfect individuals and to try and remove all defective genes from the gene pool. // But now it seems babies with defective genes are being made to order. Though it sounds absurd, ‘why should anyone order fo...

Guidant sold defective defibrillators with full knowledge

Guidant Corporation had projected in an internal report that some patients might die due to short circuits in a heart device, but did not publicize the flaw to retain // acceptability, company records show. A company report shows Guidant had determined in mid-2002 that the consequences of the de...

Hissey Kientz Announces the Launch of Herbal Fen Phen Lawyers Website

... patch; renal failure caused by Trasylol; the Duragesic or fentanyl pain patch; Raptiva; FELA railroad injuries; gadolinium MRI contrast dyes or other defective drugs and devices. To learn more about the firm and other drug cases, visit Hissey Kientz, LLP or call toll-free at (866) 275-4454. ### Read the ...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

...the proteins needed to form blood clots in the body is missing or reduced. Hemophilia A, the most common type of hemophilia, is caused by deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins, known as factor VIII. Hemophilia A is characterized by prolonged or spontaneous bleeding, especially into the muscles, joi...

Developing gene therapy to fight blindness

...pend on cones for color vision. In people with the genetic mutations that cause RP, rods and cone cells die. Affected individuals first experience defective dark adaptation or "night blindness," followed by reduction of the peripheral visual field known as tunnel vision, sometimes followed by loss of centr...

Scientists locate disease switches

...ding a small molecule that acts as a 'switch' which can turn on the different tasks. Acetylation is essential for cells' ability to function normally. defective protein regulation plays a role in ageing and the development of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. "With the new mapping, we c...

ANDRES F. ALONSO, ESQ., a Partner in the Law Firm of PARKER WAICHMAN ALONSO LLP, Was Appointed Co-Lead Counsel to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2051

...ent. Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is a leading national law firm concentrating primarily in negligence and personal injury matters, mass torts, defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, products liability, construction and consumer litigation. For more information about this litigation a...

Burg Simpson Files Yasmin/Yaz Lawsuits

...GE HERSH & JARDINE, P.C. filed four lawsuits this week in federal court against Bayer alleging that Bayer's oral contraceptives Yasmin and Yaz are defective and present an increased risk of injury to women. Three of the suits were filed in Ohio and the fourth in Wisconsin. The four women who filed suit s...

Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'

... Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds,, THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- A defective gene significantly increases the likelihood of developing such allergic disorders as eczema and asthma, Scottish researchers report. Reviewing the ...

Bayer HealthCare Launches Hemophilia Self-Infusion Training Program

...the proteins needed to form blood clots in the body is missing or reduced. Hemophilia A, the most common type of hemophilia, is caused by deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins, known as factor VIII. Hemophilia A is characterized by prolonged or spontaneous bleeding, especially into the muscles, joi...

New York Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturer of Zicam Nasal Spray and Drugstore Chain That Sold Product

...e of others. The firm is well-known for its successful litigation in a wide range of personal injury and products liability cases involving allegedly defective drugs, including headline-grabbing matters against Pfizer, Merck and other leading pharmaceutical companies. For more information about Sanders ...

Reglan Adverse Events More Than Doubled from 2006 to 2008

...atch; renal failure caused by Trasylol; the Duragesic or fentanyl pain patch; Raptiva; FELA railroad injuries; gadolinium MRI contrast dyes or other defective drugs and devices. To learn more about the firm and other drug cases, visit Hissey Kientz, LLP or call toll-free at (866) 275-4454. ### Read the ...

Viles & Beckman, LLC: Stop Your Headache NOT Your Liver

... law firm in the U.S. to file a class action suit against the manufacturers of the diet drug Fen-Phen. It helped lead the successful effort to recall defective tires in the Ford/Firestone class action and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America and CBS Evening News. They have also been featured...

Recoveries Secured by Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Firm Feldman Shepherd Rank among Top 50 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in U.S.

...resents plaintiffs in significant personal injury, class action, and other complex civil litigation. Clients include victims of medical malpractice , defective products, unsafe workplaces, motor vehicle accidents, legal malpractice and insurer misconduct. ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/...

Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

...earchers. The research team found that the formation of these clumps of defective proteins and cell matter, called "protein aggregates," actually signals tha... and then to the muscles die off. Its cause is unknown, though an inherited defective gene is suspected in up to 20 percent of cases. Scientists thought it origi...

Early treatment of systemic onset JIA with anakinra restores the IL-18 response

... be inflammation of the eyes and internal organs, as well as skin rash (exanthema) and fever. Children with SoJIA, a subtype of JIA, are known to have defective NK cell function which compromises their immune systems, since NK cells (a type of cytotoxic lymphocyte, or white blood cell, that is capable of killi...

Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

... NIH scientists noticed similarities to the damage done to brain tissue by prion disease and that occurring in mice deprived of Mahogunin because of a defective gene. Tests done in lab cultures revealed that when misfolded PrP enters cell cytoplasm, it binds to Mahogunin and damages cells in a fashion similar ...

Illness and Medical Bills Linked to Nearly Two-Thirds of All Bankruptcies

...job-based health insurance often vanishes when prolonged illness causes job loss - precisely when families need it most. Private health insurance is a defective product, akin to an umbrella that melts in the rain." "For many families, bankruptcy is a deeply shameful experience," noted Elizabeth Warren, Le...

Medical Bills Driving Most Middle-Class Bankruptcies

...-based health insurance often vanishes when a prolonged illness causes job loss -- precisely when families need it most. Private health insurance is a defective product, akin to an umbrella that melts in the rain," Himmelstein said. The findings show that, as a nation, "we need to rethink health reform," ad...

Penn study demonstrates new way to boost immune memory

...T cells exhibit altered expression of genes that regulate this process. Consistent with the microarray findings, CD8 T cells lacking TRAF6 display defective fatty acid oxidation in response to growth factor withdrawal. Giving the mutant mice the metformin restored fatty acid oxidation and the generation of...

Illness, medical bills linked to nearly two-thirds of bankruptcies

... job-based health insurance often vanishes when prolonged illness causes job loss precisely when families need it most. Private health insurance is a defective product, akin to an umbrella that melts in the rain." "For many families, bankruptcy is a deeply shameful experience," noted Elizabeth Warren, Leo ...

Falcon Genomics Awarded Patent for Innovative Cancer Test

...independent manner with real-time evaluation of cell growth. "Cancer is analogous to a physiological train-wreck. It only takes a small number of defective signals to trigger the multitudes of abnormal molecular profiles observed within cancer cells. Triggering molecules are the ones that must be targeted...

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers Adds Two Experienced Litigation Attorneys to Connecticut Team

...ow includes 25 staff members. Although all types of injured clients may be helped, Perkins lawyers mainly focus on cases involving auto accidents, defective products, dog bites, lead poisoning, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, slip and fall, and wrongful death. For more informa...

Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma

...t skin can act as a signaling organ and drive allergic inflammation in the lung by releasing TSLP. Now, it will be important to address how to prevent defective skin from producing TSLP." "If that can be done," she said, "the link between eczema and asthma could be broken." The study appears May 19 in th...

Old diabetes drug teaches experts new tricks

...ver, CBP was activated to the levels of nondiabetic mice, and their blood glucose levels returned to normal. However, when given to diabetic mice with defective copies of CBP, metformin had no effect on blood glucose levels, a proof that metformin works through CBP. Researchers further were able to determ...

In retinal disease, sight may depend on second sites

...NA from patients of northern European descent and from their parents and looked for common changes in the RPGRIP1L gene, which already was known to be defective in some but not all ciliary diseases. Although the frequency of any given change in DNA sequence was rare, several changes appeared only in patients w...

Analysis of FDA Adverse Events Data Reveals at Least 106 Serious Conditions Reported Among Reglan Users

...atch; renal failure caused by Trasylol; the Duragesic or fentanyl pain patch; Raptiva; FELA railroad injuries; gadolinium MRI contrast dyes or other defective drugs and devices. To learn more about the firm and other drug cases, visit Hissey Kientz, LLP ( www.hkllp.com ) or call toll-free at (866) 275-4454. ...

Patient Convenience Focus of New Upgrades to HeliTrax System by CSL Behring

...out 15,000 Americans have hemophilia. The disease is caused by deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins known as factor VIII or factor IX. The most comm...ither deficient or defective. Hemophilia B is characterized by deficient or defective factor IX. About Helixate FS Helixate FS is a recombinant factor VIII ...

Quest Diagnostics Discovers New Genetic Mutations Affecting Cystic Fibrosis Screening

...r the absence, of large parts of the CFTR gene. The investigators demonstrate that conventional screening techniques may not accurately identify both defective CFTR genes in patients who have inherited CFTR genes with large deletions. "The failure to identify these CFTR mutations in carriers could increase t...

MesotheliomaHelp.net Announces Expanded Information on Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Specialists

...agazine's "The Best Lawyers in the New York Area" and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for over $12 million. ### Read the full story at http://...

Eppsteiner and Fiorica and Milstein, Adelman & Kreger Report Lawsuit Certified as Class Action Against Pella Subidiary, Viking Industries

...Pella Corporation subsidiary Viking Industries are defective and leak in their lower corners. It, therefore, seeks to recover the cost to replace the defective windows. The plaintiffs estimate the total number of defective windows to be in excess of 1.2 million, installed ...

New biomarker may predict leukemia aggressiveness

...ents than in healthy individuals. PDE7B controls the levels of cyclic AMP (cAMP), a molecule that can promote programmed cell death, a process that is defective in CLL. Whereas most cancers have out-of-control cell growth, CLL is characterized by an overabundance of white blood cells that do not die when they ...

LSUHSC research shows fish oil protects against diseases like Parkinson's

...onal Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Bazan and his colleagues developed a cell model with a mutation of the Ataxin-1 gene. The defective Ataxin-1 gene induces the misfolding of the protein produced by the gene. These misshapened proteins cannot be properly processed by the cell machiner...

Stem Cells Repair Damaged Corneas in Mice

...April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells injected into the eyes of mice with defective corneas returned the corneas to a more normal appearance, a new study has f... the researchers injected the stem cells into the eyes of mice bred to have defective corneas that mimic scar tissue in humans. After three months, the stem c...

Gene helps protect tumor suppressor in breast cancer

...id lead author Shiaw-Yih Lin, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Biology at M. D. Anderson. "Our research explains why PTEN is defective in breast cancer and provides important clues for the development of effective therapy in Rak- or PTEN-defective breast cancers." In addition to br...

CSL Behring to Launch Next GameFaces Program Challenge

...out 15,000 Americans have hemophilia. The disease is caused by deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins known as factor VIII or factor IX. The most comm...ither deficient or defective. Hemophilia B is characterized by deficient or defective factor IX. About Helixate FS Helixate FS is a recombinant factor VIII ...
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