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Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Trial over Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Begins in California

Pelvic mesh devices have become the subject of safety concerns in recent years amidst reports that they can cause serious, sometimes permanent injuries.

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Tysabri PML Cases Get Attention of European Drug Agency

European health regulators are taking a hard look at two cases of a potentially lethal brain infection linked to the drug < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/tysabri">Tysabri. About 31,800 people take Tysabri, which is also used to treat Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn’s disease, a … Continue reading

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Hearing Today in Infants’ Heparin Overdose Case

On July 6, 17 premature babies being treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Christus Spohn Hospital South in Corpus Christi, Texas were overdosed with the blood thinner, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/heparin">Heparin.  The deaths of twin babies—Keith and Kaylynn Garcia—are believed … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Boston Scientific Stent Study Questioned by Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a study used by Boston Scientific in its quest to garner U.S. approval for its Taxus Liberte < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/drug_coated_stents">stent used a flawed equation that favored the device.  According to the Journal, had Boston … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Heart Stents No Better than Drugs in the Long Run

An international team of researchers just reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that while using drugs alone may take longer than angioplasty or < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/drug_coated_stents">stent surgery to help restore blood flow in patients with clogged arteries, patients fare … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Medical Devices, Legal News |

Antibiotic Side Effects Responsible for 140,000+ ER Visits Every Year

Overuse of antibiotics like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro and amoxicillan result in serious reactions that send  more than 140,000 people to emergency rooms every year.   Those starting statistics provide yet another reason for doctors to limit their use of the drugs. The … Continue reading

Posted in Cipro, Legal News, Pharmaceuticals |

Massachusetts Expands Listeria-Tainted Tuna Salad Recall

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) expanded this week’s tuna salad recall and is now advising consumers not to eat any deli-prepared tuna salad purchased from July 26th to August 10th.  The tuna salad was recalled over concerns of … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Legal News, Listeria |

Fatal Texas Bush Crash Yields Lawsuit

A man who lost two family members in last week’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bus_accidents">Texas bus crash is suing the maker of the vehicle, as well as its driver and owner. Plaintiff Lau Pham’s mother-in-law, Cham Nguyen, and sister-in-law, Catherine Tran, were among … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Expands Beef Recall

Whole Foods Market has expanded their recall of fresh ground beef to include additional states.  This announcement follows reports of many illnesses linked to < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/e_coli_O157_H7">E. coli-tainted beef purchased at the high-end natural market.  Illnesses have been reported in several … Continue reading

Posted in E. Coli, Food Poisoning, Legal News |

Tugboat Caused Mississippi River Oil Spill, Tanker Captain Claims

The captain of a tanker involved in last month’s < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Mississippi_River_Oil_Spill">Mississippi River oil spill said that the tugboat Mel Oliver was to blame for the collision that caused the disaster.  During a hearing in New Orleans yesterday, Captain Jan Stefan … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

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