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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

Another Plavix lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 64 Plavix patients who allege bleeding side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, such as the heart attacks and strokes it is ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Crash on N.State Pkwy Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

Single-Car Crash on Northern State Parkway Kills Port Jefferson Station Man

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday due to a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills. Police are investigating the accident, Newsday reports. According to Newsday, the 81-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima west in the right lane, west of Exit 42. He ...

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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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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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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FDA Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA Safety Warning for Bone Graft Products in Patients Under 18

FDA issued safety alerts to patients, parents & guardians, bone graft devices w/recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides not to be the first treatment for 18 & under.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Beckman Coulter Issues Class I Recall for Blood Chemistry Analyzer

Beckman Coulter, Inc., just issued a recall deemed a Class I by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_medical_devices">Synchron LX Clinical Systems Ion Selective Electrolyte (ISE) Flow Cell. The medical device, said the FDA, provides incorrect … Continue reading

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States Consider Crib Bumper Bans

As we have written, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">baby crib bumpers might be adorable but they may actually pose deadly risks in the nursery. Now, says WPRI, the state of Maryland is looking to take the dangerous children’s products off store shelves. The … Continue reading

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Toyota Recall Report Sites Organizational Problems

In response to its massive, headline-making domestic and international recalls, Toyota Motor Corporation’s president, Akio Toyoda, developed the North American Quality Advisory Panel in March 2010. Recalls were linked to unintended acceleration issues, noted Bloomberg News. The record < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/toyota-recall">Toyota … Continue reading

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Salmonella Cases Linked to Frogs

A pet frog, the African dwarf frog, meant for home aquariums, has been linked to over 200 cases of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella typhimurium poisoning in recent months. Many of the illnesses have been reported in children under the age of 10 … Continue reading

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Inhaled COPD Drugs Linked to Urinary Issues in Men

A new study finds that men who take drugs like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Atrovent, Combivent, and Spiriva to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer from acute urinary retention. The study is published in the May 23 issue … Continue reading

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Salad Eyed in Portillo’s Salmonella Outbreak

The growing Illinois Salmonella outbreak has been initially linked to salad served at Portillo’ restaurant, say local and state health officials investigating the St. Charles restaurant foodborne outbreak. In a just-released press release, the Kane County Health Department said that … Continue reading

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Conference Highlights Cell Phone Radiation Studies

A raft of new studies provides proof that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Cell-Phones-Cause-Cancer-Radiation-Exposure-Lawsuit-Lawyer">cell phone radiation can impact human health in a variety of ways, a group of scientists claim. The new research on cell phone radiation, all of which was published in the … Continue reading

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Sony to Lose at Least $171 Million over PlayStation Network Hack

The < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Sony-PlayStation-Network-Security-Data-Breach-Class-Action-Lawsuit">Sony PlayStation Network breach is likely to cost the company well over $100 million. In reality, however, the hack could cost Sony even more, as this new estimate doesn’t take into account lawsuits that have or will be … Continue reading

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