Archives for July 2012

Despite Outcry, Still No Actos Recall in Europe or the US

Actos Lawsuit Although the trial against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of the controversial diabetes drug Actos, continues to heat up Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency have not issued recalls of the drug. In 2011, citing strong evidence of Actos’s link to bladder cancer, as well as heart failure, … [Read more...]

Strom Law Firm, LLC iPhone and Droid Apps

SC Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers When you’re in a car accident, it’s difficult to know exactly what to do.  You know you have to call the police and take down the other car’s information.  But what do you do next?  Or what do you do if the other driver doesn’t have insurance? The same is true if you get pulled over and arrested … [Read more...]

OJ Murdock found dead, another NFL suicide

OJ Murdock, a reserve receiver for the Tennessee Titans, has died today of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the Tampa Police, he was found in his car early this morning -- the car was parked in front of Middleton High School, where he had played when he was younger.  When found he was in critical condition, but died soon … [Read more...]

Helmet Sensors to Fight Concussions for the Army

BAE Systems has provided new helmet sensors that can detect the severity of head movements and concussions to both the US Army and the NFL. Concussion Sensors The Army has ordered thousands of the sensors which can be used to measure impacts during combat-related explosions and blasts.  The sensors are called Headborne Energy Analysis and … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stats from the CDC

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a common injury in the United States and many are at risk. Young children and older adults especially should be careful and cared for to prevent falls. Boys are much more likely than girls to get concussions. It is possible that the best way to prevent yourself from dying from a TBI is by wearing your seatbelt and … [Read more...]

Whistleblower Case Related to Actos Investigation Unsealed

In March of this year, US District Judge F. Dennis Saylor had Dr. Helen Ge’s whistleblower case against Takeda Pharmaceuticals unsealed. The case was initially filed in 2010 against the pharmaceutical giant, claiming the company failed to properly report adverse side effects, such as bladder cancer and congestive heart failure, to the FDA. Dr. … [Read more...]

Stroller Recalled Due to Amputations

A popular stroller for children made by Kolcraft was recalled by federal officials after three children suffered fingertip amputations, and two adults reported smashing their fingers in the stroller. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 36,000 defective strollers were sold in the United States and Canada between 2006 and … [Read more...]

Interstate Accident Serves as a Reminder to Buckle Up

An infant is the latest victim of an I-26 accident that happened last week. The accident occurred around 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 19 near the mile marker 137 on the eastbound side of I-26 in Calhoun County. Authorities believed an Explorer ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Eight people were inside the SUV when the accident took … [Read more...]

10,000 Lawsuits: Actos Injury Filing in Multidistrict Litigation 2299 Streamlined

Judge Rebecca Doherty signed a Direct Filing Order in April that allows any plaintiff to add their lawsuit directly to Actos Multidistrict Litigation 2299. In December 2011, a federal Judicial Panel consolidated several Actos lawsuits under one federal court, in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Honorable Rebecca Doherty is presiding over the … [Read more...]

Military suicide is an epidemic and #2 cause of death

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in testimony before a joint hearing of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Veterans Affairs, said late last week that 206 service members may have taken their own lives in the first 6 months of 2012. 104 military suicides have been confirmed this year. Currently, there are 102 … [Read more...]

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