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Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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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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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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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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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

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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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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America Girl Jewelry Kits Recalled Over Lead Content

A large recall of about 75,000 American Girl Craftsâ„¢ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits are being recalled because of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/lead_paint_poisoning">lead poisoning risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The defective American Girl Craftsâ„¢ Pearly … Continue reading

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EPA to Ban Several Rat Poisons

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced that, in an effort to better protect children, pets, and wildlife, it plans on moving to ban the sale of most < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">toxic rat and mouse poisons, as well as most loose … Continue reading

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Pain, Disability Plague Many with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Rather than the relief that most hoped would follow hip replacement surgery, many patients who have received < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/defective-hip-implants-Johnson-and-Johnson-DePuy-Hip-Implant">metal-on-metal hip implants say the devices have left them in misery. According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, some recipients of … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Benzene Spill

A new < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/benzene">benzene lawsuit, a class action, alleges that a 1986 Shell Oil Company benzene spill damaged property values and ground water in Roxana, Illinois, said The Telegraph. Both BP and Shell operate refineries in the area that processed … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Hip Fracture Risk with Proton Pump Inhibitors

Another study has confirmed a risk of bone fractures associated with popular heart burn pills like < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/nexium">Nexium and Prilosec. According to a report in Internal Medicine News, the study found that regular use of the drugs – called proton … Continue reading

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Salmonella on the Rise in U.S.

Foodborne pathogens can be dangerous, sometimes deadly, leaving sufferers with food poisoning symptoms that range from gastrointestinal upsets to serious life-long health issues. Now, says the Washington Post, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella poisoning cases have increased by 10 percent. This, even though … Continue reading

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Canada Looking at Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Risk

The popular birth control pills < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yaz and Yasmin will undergo a safety review in Canada to investigate their risk of blood clots. The Health Canada review was prompted by the release of two studies which found that the danger … Continue reading

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