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Role of Postmenopausal HRT & Lung Cancer Studied

Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy May Increase Lung Cancer Risk October 5, 2009 -- A new analysis of data from a hormone replacement trial of 16,608 postmenopausal women suggest those taking a combination form of hormone replacement therapy are at greater risk of developing lung cancer than those taking a placebo. The...

Bassinets Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Two More Infant Deaths Cause CPSC to Reissue Recall on Simplicity Convertible Bassinets September 4, 2009 -- After two more deaths related to the Simplicity bassinet 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reissued a recall originally issued on August 28, 2008. The two recent...

Yamaha Rhino Rollover Injuries & Deaths

Yamaha's Rhino UTV--Unstable Design or Unsafe for Consumers? September 2, 2009 -- Since its introduction in 2003, Yamaha's Rhino UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) was an instant hit amongst the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) crowd, selling more than 150,000 units. With side by side seating, a small utility bed and the...

Health Effects from Contaminated Bleed Air System

Contaminated Bleed Air System Fills Cabin with Toxic Engine Fumes, Flight Attendant Suffers Serious Side Effects August 26, 2009 -- On April 11, 2007, flight attendant Terry Williams, a 17-year veteran of the skies, was working first class aboard a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 en route from Memphis to Dallas. During...

Brayton Purcell's Copyright Infringement Case Affirmed

Brayton Purcell Triumphs in Copyright Infringement Case On Wednesday, August 5, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court that Northern California was the proper venue for Brayton Purcell's copyright infringement suit against the law firm of Recordon & Recordon. In...

Cancer From Ultraviolet Light, Asbestos, Cigarettes

What do Tanning Beds, Cigarettes and Asbestos have in Common: They All Cause Cancer July 31, 2009 -- Research from a special committee of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded that the ultraviolet light used in tanning beds is as carcinogenic as asbestos, cigarettes,...

Recourse For Existing GM Injury Claimants Limited

GM Bankruptcy: New and Potential Liabilities Carry Over--Existing Injured Out of Luck July 24, 2009 -- In a second lightning fast and government sponsored Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, General Motors (GM) arose from the ashes July 10th as the new General Motors Company (New GM). Unlike Chrysler, New GM will...

Berkeley Law Student Receives EBCLC Summer Fellowship

The Brayton Purcell Summer Fellowship at the East Bay Community Law Center Berkeley, CA -- July 14, 2009 -- The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is pleased to announce the awarding of the third-annual Brayton Purcell Summer Fellowship at EBCLC. The partnership between the law firm of Brayton Purcell...