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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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Death in Those Taking Bactrim with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Sudden Death in Those Taking Bactrim Along with ACE Inhibitors or ARBs

Association between sudden death in those given Bactrim while already taking renin-angiotensin system blockers angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), heart medications.

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

Study Finds System for Tracking Prescription Drug Side Effects Flawed

System for keeping track of dangerous side effects of prescription drugs is flawed because drug makers are submitting incomplete information about problems to the FDA.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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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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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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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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Darvocet Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Estate of Louisiana Woman

The family of a Louisiana woman who suffered a fatal heart attack has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/darvocet">Darvocet. This latest Darvocet lawsuit names Eli Lilly and Co., Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Vintage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Qualitest … Continue reading

Posted in Darvon / Darvocet, Pharmaceuticals |

CPSC Investigating Dangerous Gel Firepots

We recently wrote that 14-year-old Michael Hubbard of Long Island was fighting for his life at the Stony Brook University Medical Center following an accident with a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">gel candle. The candle maker issued a recall of the defective candle … Continue reading

Posted in Defective Products |

Ohio Restaurant Faces Lawsuit Over Salmonella Death

Following the death of his wife, Zella Ploghoft, 82, Milton Ploghoft is suing the Casa Lopez restaurant of Athens, Ohio. Ploghoft alleges that his wife died as a result of a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella infection from a meal she ate at … Continue reading

Posted in Food Poisoning, Salmonella |

Toxic Chemicals Could Cause Autism, Scientist Says

In a conference call earlier this months, experts in the field of autism and environmental health urged increased oversight of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">chemicals found in the environment and which could potentially be involved with neurodevelopmental disorders and autism, wrote CNN Health. … Continue reading

Posted in Health Concerns, Legal News, Toxic Substances |

BPA Exposure Underestimated by Current Testing

Human exposure to the polycarbonate plastics chemical, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/toxic_substances">bisphenol A (BPA), through our diet has been underestimated, according to emerging research conducted by Bond Life Sciences Center investigator Cheryl Rosenfeld at the University of Missouri. The incredibly ubiquitous chemical is … Continue reading

Posted in Toxic Substances |

Radioactive Leaks Reported at Dozens of U.S. Nuclear Plants

Nuclear power plants around the country are leaking radioactive tritium from buried corroded pipes. According to a shocking report from the Associated Press, some of that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Radiation-Exposure-Environmental-Contamination-Dumping-Spill-Lawsuit">radioactive material has made its way into groundwater. The Associated Press has been … Continue reading

Posted in Radiation Exposure Environmental Contamination |

Lawsuit Claims Yasmin, Ocella Caused Teen to Suffer Fatal Pulmonary Embolism

A new lawsuit claims the birth control pills < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/YAZ">Yasmin and Ocella caused the death of a 15-year-old North Carolina girl from a pulmonary embolism. According to the complaint, which was filed in Buncombe County Court, Brittany Nicole Prewitt was … Continue reading

Posted in Legal News, Yaz / Yasmin |

Despite Progress, Fracking Disclosure Still Falling Short

It would seem that efforts to require natural gas drillers to disclose the make-up of fluids they use in hydraulic fracturing are gaining momentum. Just last week, the Governor of Texas signed a bill that will require companies to make … Continue reading

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing / Fracking |

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