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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Questions Avandia Researcher's Financial Ties to Takeda

A prominent researcher has been implicated in an alleged cover-up of Actos side effects, according to a report from TheHeart.org. An Actos whistleblower lawsuit unsealed earlier this year has alleged financial connections between the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr Steven Nissen and the maker of Actos “should be considered when analyzing Actos’s ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine Life-Threatening in Children

Post -Tonsillectomy Morphine can be Life-Threatening in Children, Study Finds

A new study published in Pediatrics suggests that morphine can result in life-threatening respiratory problems when given to children after a tonsillectomy.

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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Kaba Simplex Locks Lawsuits Proceed, As Judge Appoints Plaintiffs’ Attorneys to Key Posts

Lawsuits involving Kaba Ilco’s Simplex Pushbutton Locks are moving forward. < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Kaba-Keyless-Locks-Simplex-Pushbutton-Mechanical-Lock-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Kaba Simplex Locks lawsuits around the country have already been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, and last week, the judge presiding … Continue reading

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Two Firms Recall Backpack Blowers For Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) have announced two product recalls for < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">backpack blowers over fire hazard. In both cases, the agencies are advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and note … Continue reading

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USDA Sets New Poultry Testing Standards to Prevent Food Poisoning

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) just announced its implementation of revised and new performance standards to minimize < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">food poisoning risks from pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, in young chickens and turkeys, … Continue reading

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New HIV Testing Urged for Organ Transplant Donors

Following the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/medical_malpractice">transplant of an HIV-infected kidney in a recent live organ donation surgery, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that HIV tests be conducted on live donors within one week prior to surgery, … Continue reading

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Proposed New York Medical Malpractice Law Faces Opposition

A proposed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/new_york_medical_malpractice">New York medical malpractice cap is meeting with opposition from N.Y. Assembly Democrats who point to the most vulnerable claimants. The New York Law Journal wrote that the cap will limit noneconomic medical malpractice awards for pain … Continue reading

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Triad Group Parent Company Recalls Iodine Prep Pads Over Flesh Eating Bacteria Disease Risk

H&P industries, Inc., the parent corporation of Triad Group, has recalled < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Povidine Iodine Prep Pads because they may be contaminated with a type of bacteria associated with flesh eating bacteria disease, meningitis in newborn infants and pneumonia in patients … Continue reading

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New Jersey, Arkansas Latest States to Take up Fracking Regulation

More states are enacting or considering laws that would regulate the natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Most recently, the New Jersey State Senate passed a law that bans fracking there, while in Arkansas, legislators are … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fuel Services May Face Class Action Lawsuit over Radioactive Pollution in Tennessee’s Nolichucky River

People living around the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tennessee-Nolichucky-River-Nuclear-Plant-Uranium-Contamination-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) facility in Erwin, Tennessee are mulling a possible class action lawsuit over nuclear contamination in the Nolichucky River. Plaintiffs’ attorneys met with residents earlier this week, and say they are looking … Continue reading

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