Monthly Archives: August 2009

New Chrysler accepts responsibility for older models

August 31, 2009 Product Liability

Chrysler Group LLC, formed when Chrysler LLC reorganized under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last spring, changed its stance on lawsuits filed by or on behalf of drivers and passengers who were injured in pre-bankruptcy Chrysler model vehicles. The new Chrysler ... Read More

Scleroderma bill will raise awareness, fund research

August 31, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has introduced a bill in the United States Senate to raise awareness of scleroderma and fund research into the disease and its secondary conditions, according to a press release issued by the Scleroderma Foundation. ... Read More

South Asians more likely to shun colorectal cancer screenings

August 31, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Encouraging people to get colorectal cancer screenings can be difficult, even though early detection can often lead to a cure. “It is one of the most feared of all illnesses and people … don’t want to know about it if ... Read More

Alberta woman killed in ATV rollover

August 31, 2009 Product Liability

An all-terrain vehicle rollover claimed the life of an Alberta, Canada woman earlier this month. The woman, identified as Gaye-Lynne Westad of Beaverlodge, Alberta, was an experienced ATV driver and enthusiast. ... Read More

Swimmers can suffer shoulder injury from repetitive overhead movements

August 31, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Swimming is often touted as the perfect exercise, working several muscles throughout the body with such low impact that it makes injuries less likely than in other sports. But a recent study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported ... Read More

FDA reminds public to inspect supply of insulin for stolen, tainted vials

August 29, 2009 Product Liability

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding the public to check their personal supply of long-acting insulin Levemir made by Novo Nordisk Inc., because less than 2 percent of the stolen vials have been recovered and are likely still ... Read More

Jurors in first Rhino rollover case hear accusations against Yamaha

August 28, 2009 Product Liability

Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the first case against Yamaha to go to court told the jury last week that Rhino vehicles are “unreasonably dangerous” and that Yamaha knows it. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of Forest “Eddie” ... Read More

HIV drug linked to deadly skin condition

August 28, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Tibotec Therapeutics, makers of prescription medication Intelence (etravirine) used to control HIV infection in adults, recently notified health care professionals that the medication has been linked to a rare but life-threatening skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, SJS. Early ... Read More

Texting while driving: graphic video brings dangers to life

August 28, 2009 Product Liability

“A solid and growing body of studies shows that texting, conversing on hand-held phones or even chatting hands-free … make us dangerous drivers, as likely to get into an accident as if we were legally drunk,” says a Los Angeles ... Read More

Community developer files lawsuit against TVA

August 28, 2009 Environmental

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by individuals against the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) following a massive coal ash spill from its Kingston, Tennessee coal firing plant. Now a business is seeking justice, according to ... Read More