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Ward Merdes

Avandia and Actos Linked to Heart Failure(2)

Hundreds of thousands of mostly overweight people are taking Avandia and Actos. They just learned that it is linked to heart failure. Can you think of a worse group of people to risk heart failure?The drugs are prescribed by doctors for type II diabetes. Their use has doubled in the past three years as a consequence of a growing obesity problem. In 2006, 1.8m prescriptions were written across…

Ward Merdes

Talk to An Alaskan Personal Injury Lawyer … For Free

Talk to a qualified Alaskan Personal Injury attorney for free. They are listed here.Most folks are scared of lawyers. With the bad press a few generate, it’s no wonder.Yet, there is another side. What most people don’t know, is that they can talk to a qualified Alaskan Personal Injury lawyer for free. That’s right. Highly qualified attorneys are right here in Fairbanks Alaska who will take your…

Ward Merdes

Hazel Mary Hopson Killed In Car Crash – Related Law

Hazel Mary Hopson’s death is a tragedy. All that can b e done is to ensure that all available insurance is taken for her family. This entry explains Alaska law about car accidents and how insurance claims should be filed when a person is killed in a wreck.Hazel Mary Hopson, 37, was killed in a car crash on Sunday night near North Pole, Alaska. She was a restrained passenger in a motor vehicle…

Ward Merdes

Iron Workers Killed When Manlift Collapses – What Their Widows Need to Know…

Investigating who caused the manlift to collapse is critical. It must happen before the lift mysteriously “disappears.” The families/widows of these two men deserve to be treated fairly for this horrible loss.On July 19th, ironworkers Tyler Kahle and Craig Bagley were killed in Nome, when their manlift collapsed under them. Newspaper accounts report that two were working for Alaska Mechanical…

Jenny Albano

Drug Companies Try and Stall the Release of Generic Drugs

As a patent is about to expire, generic drug makers can request FDA approval for their drug if it is a bioequivalent of the patented version. The brand-name companies obviously do not want the generic drugs to be approved because they will lose money. One way companies have found to delay the release of generic drugs is through “citizen petitions”. These petitions allow anyone to express…

Shannon Weidemann

New Jersey Industrial Accident Hurts Couple

A couple using a forklift to move a printing press into a trailer were hurt in an industrial accident in New Jersey. They had been hired to move printing presses out of the old Tapco Inc. building. The trailer overturned onto the woman and her husband was thrown off the forklift he was operating. The wife was pinned under the trailer and her husband suffered a severe head laceration. Because…

Shannon Weidemann

Recalled Pet Food Contaminated With Rat Poison

Researchers believe they know why the recalled pet food is causing kidney failure in cats and dogs. Samples of it have tested positive for rat poison. The investigation has focused so far on the wheat gluten used to make the food and the supplier. The deaths led to a recall of 60 million cans and pouches of pet food produced by Menu Foods and sold throughout North America under 95 brand names….

Shannon Weidemann

Sea-Tac Airport Worker Injured in Accident

A baggage handler was hurt at Sea-Tac Airport March 4th. The man works for Menzies who provides ground support for Alaska Airlines. A Menzies spokesperson said two workers were connecting a baggage tug to a cart when the tug’s engine suddenly surged. The vehicle backed into the victim, pinning him against the cart.He was taken to Highline Medical Center, where he was treated for bruises and…

Shannon Weidemann

Man Injured in Foam Factory Accident

A man was injured in an accident at the Flexible Foam factory in Portage, Ohio. The victim, age 40, had injuries on his lower legs and was taken to Divine Savior Healthcare and then airlifted to UW Hospital. Early reports of the accident indicated a machine had malfunctioned, severing the man’s legs beneath his knees. Police would not comment on the nature of the injury and said a machine had…

Shannon Weidemann

Major Overhaul of BP Safety Procedures Recommended

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker headed a panel to investigate BP after a refinery explosion in March of 2005 killed 15 people and injured 170. It was the worst industrial accident in the United States in 10 years. The panel recommended that BP change their safety procedures at all of their refineries.The investigation found significant safety culture issues existed throughout BP’s…