Monthly Archives: April 2010

BP Oil leak approaches Louisiana coast, containment efforts escalate

April 30, 2010 Environmental

David Kennedy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told the Associated Press that the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is “of grave concern” to him. “I am frightened. This is a very, very big thing. And ... Read More

Bon Secour Fisheries joins legal battle against BP, other firms over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

idle fishing boats
April 30, 2010 Environmental

MOBILE, Ala. — Bon Secour Fisheries today joined the growing legal battle against BP Plc and the other companies involved with a drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last week. The Baldwin County shrimp processing company filed ... Read More

Alabama's Beasley Allen files oil spill suit

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April 30, 2010 Environmental

Montgomery law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles PC filed a class action lawsuit against BP for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The law firm filed a complaint against BP – officially called British Petroleum – in attempts ... Read More

BP CEO says will pay oil spill claims

Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion
April 30, 2010 Environmental

LONDON (Reuters) – BP Plc will compensate all those affected by an oil spill from one of its wells in the Gulf of Mexico, its chief executive said, accepting the disaster could hit plans to open new areas off the ... Read More

Beasley Allen files class action case over BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
April 30, 2010 Environmental

MONTGOMERY, ALA. (April 30, 2010) – Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit against British Petroleum (“BP”) and several other companies with ties to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The firm seeks to ... Read More

Long-term use of Reglan can cause serious neurological problems

April 28, 2010 Pharmaceutical

For nine years, Valerie (not her real name) was prescribed and took Reglan (metoclopramide) to control her acid reflux. The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1980s to treat various digestive tract conditions such ... Read More

Massey Energy hires PR agency to revamp image after mining disaster

April 28, 2010 Personal Injury

The board of Massey Energy, parent company and owner of Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia where 29 miners died in explosion earlier this month, is seeking a public relations boost from a Texas-based firm with political connections. ... Read More

Husband of Yaz victim says pills were ‘catastrophic in our lives’

April 28, 2010 Pharmaceutical

“The decision to begin taking Yaz was catastrophic in our lives,” says Christopher Hull of Bedford, Texas, in a response to a comment on the April 19, 2010, Los Angeles Times article “New Pills, New Issues,” which addressed the safety ... Read More

New Jersey judge calls for consolidation of Reglan lawsuits

April 27, 2010 Pharmaceutical

A New Jersey judge is calling for a statewide consolidation of all lawsuits filed against the makers of the heartburn medication Reglan that involve claims that the drug caused a serious and debilitating movement disorder known as Tardive Dyskinesia. Judge ... Read More

Yaz, Yasmin can be dangerous to your health

April 27, 2010 Pharmaceutical

Even before Bayer Healthcare agreed to change the label on its No. 1 selling birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, to include an elevated risk of blood clots and other health problems, a citizen’s right advocacy group placed the oral ... Read More