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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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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Infant Slipper Socks Recalled for Choking Hazard

About 17,400 defective < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks have been recalled for choking hazard the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The recalled Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks were manufactured in … Continue reading

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Toy Helicopters Recalled for Fire Hazard

About 18,500 Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters are being recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. This recall is part of a prior recall implemented in January on which we wrote and that ultimately … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Toys, Defective Products |

Too Much Tylenol May be Linked to Blood Cancers

If you take < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Tylenol-Liver-Damage-Injury-Lawsuit-Lawyer">Tylenol or another < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Acetaminophen-Liver-Damage-Injury-Failure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">acetaminophen product on a regular basis, you’ll want to know about this new study. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that chronic use of acetaminophen may put users … Continue reading

Posted in Acetaminophen / Tylenol, Pharmaceuticals |

Illinois Restaurant at Center of Salmonella Probe

An increase in < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella illnesses has been reported in Illinois, according to the Kane County Health Department. My Suburban Life reports that 10 cases of Salmonella ser Typhimurium have been reported in the past two weeks. Of the 10 … Continue reading

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Bedbugs Can Carry Superbugs

Bedbugs may carry superbug bacteria, according to Canadian researchers. It was long believed that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bedbugs-bites-infestation-hotels">bedbugs only left their victims with uncomfortable rashes, but in light of this new finding, the pests appear to have the ability to spread infections, … Continue reading

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New Dial Complete Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Florida

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against the Dial Corporation accusing the company of making false claims in the marketing of its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Dial-Complete-Antibacterial-Hand-Wash-Soap-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Dial Complete Antibacterial Handwash. This latest Dial Complete class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls HIV Drug

As if the unprecedented frequency of recalls, the global DePuy hip replacement device debacle, and the Risperdal scandal were not enough, Johnson & Johnson is making headlines again for its HIV/AIDS medication, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Prezista. According to The Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading

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Yaz Lawsuit Claims Birth Control Pill Caused Fatal Blood Clot

A grieving mother is blaming the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz birth control pill for her daughter’s death. Joan Cummins of Hackettstown, New Jersey, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bayer Corporation, the maker of Yaz. Michelle Pfleger, 18 years old and … Continue reading

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Yaz / Yasmin |

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