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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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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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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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DePuy ASR Hip Implants, Other Faulty Medical Devices Subject to Little FDA Oversight, Investigation Finds

A newly-published investigation from ProPublica has revealed that several questionable types of medical devices, including DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, managed to make it to market without much scrutiny on the part of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

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Study Links Liquid in E-Cigarette to Viral Infections

Study Links Liquid in Electronic Cigarette to Increased Risk of Viral Infections

The National Jewish Health study, links the liquid used in e-cigarettes to a higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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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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Parker Waichman Representing Another Louisiana Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

A Louisiana man has become the latest to claim that his taking the type 2 diabetes drug Actos resulted in developing bladder cancer. He has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese manufacturer of the drug and the marketer of it in the U.S., claiming they failed to warn about this ...

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Bronx Teenager Killed in Hit-and-Run, Second Teen Injured

A Port Jefferson Station man was killed on Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on the Northern State Pkwy in Dix Hills west of Exit 42. He was driving a Nissan Altima.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Bill Banning Future Chinese Drywall Use Passes

A new bill just passed, banning the use of Chinese drywall, a controversial home product that has negatively impacted thousands of homeowners nationwide. The Congressional move is meant to stop the use of drywall, which has been blamed for corroding … Continue reading

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Potential turning point reached in defective Chinese drywall lawsuits

The years of frustration for homeowners who’ve been affected by defective Chinese drywall may soon be near an end. According to a New York Times report, a federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that the Chinese company Taishan Gypsum should be … Continue reading

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Insurers To Settle Virginia Chinese Drywall Lawsuits For $13 Million

Insurers plan to settle some Virginia Chinese drywall lawsuits for $13 million. Sulfurous gases emitted from Chinese drywall have been being blamed for significant property damage, including damage to HVAC systems, smoke detectors, electrical wiring, metal plumbing components, and other … Continue reading

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Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Agrees to Settle Thousands of Chinese Drywall Lawsuits

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., one of the major manufacturers of defective Chinese drywall, has reached an agreement to settle homeowners’ damage claims. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the Knauf settlement will resolve the claims of about 4,500 homeowners … Continue reading

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Final Chinese Drywall Remediation Guidance Issued by CPSC, HUD

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released revised guidelines for remediating < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall, based on key findings from final studies that were part of the investigation the Commission conducted together with the Department of Housing and Urban Development … Continue reading

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Proposed Banner Supply Chinese Drywall Settlement A Good Deal, Attorney Says

An attorney in the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall litigation is urging clients to sign on to a settlement with Banner Supply that might only net each homeowner $4,000 after attorneys’ fees. That’s because the deal is probably the best they can … Continue reading

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Proposed Chinese Drywall Settlement Means Homeowners Should Act Now

The latest proposed < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall settlement has prompted one national law firm to urge homeowners to act now if they believe the tainted wallboard was used in their home. “If somebody suspects or has confirmed through their builder that … Continue reading

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Banner Supply Agrees to $55 Million Settlement to Resolve Florida Chinese Drywall Claims

Banner Supply, its affiliates and insurers have agreed to settle < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall claims with thousands of Florida homeowners. According to a Reuters report, the $55 million global settlement, which still has to be approved by the federal judge overseeing … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Supplier Agrees to Settle Lawsuits

Interior/Exterior Building Supply L.P., a supplier of construction materials based in New Orleans, has agreed to settle as many as 1,500 < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall lawsuits. According to a report from Insurance Journal, under the proposed Chinese drywall settlement, two of … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Manufacturers Snub CPSC Chair

The Chinese drywall issue was not resolved during a visit to China by the head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). According to a report on HousingWire.com, the CPSC had sought a meeting with Chinese drywall manufacturers, but … Continue reading

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