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Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

Newly-Filed Plavix Lawsuits Claim Drug Caused Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Cerebral Hemorrhage, and TTP

The manufacturer of Plavix continues to be named in lawsuits alleging the blood thinner caused some patients to suffer from serious bleeding side effects. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix bleeding lawsuits in state court in New York.

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

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

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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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

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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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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64 More Plavix Patients File Suit Over Bleeding Side Effects

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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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

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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Deadline Near for Registering World Trade Center Service with Worker Compensation Board

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has issued a reminder to those who participated in the rescue, recovery and clean-up of the World Trade Center from September 11, 2001 through September 12, 2002 to register their service with the … Continue reading

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Ground Zero Victims Should be Compensated for WTC-Related Illness

There is a new controversy at the 9/11 Museum over a descriptive Zadroga Act panel. According to an editorial piece in the New York Post, the panel says the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was intended to ensure medical … Continue reading

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More 9/11 First Responders Diagnosed with Cancer

 There is a growing risk of mesothelioma and other cancers for 9/11 rescue workers and first responders. When the twin towers collapsed, approximately 400 tons of asbestos were released into the air and inhaled by rescue workers. Recently, medical experts … Continue reading

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IRS Finally Provides Information on Tax Break for Disabled 9/11 Responders

Under pressure, the Internal Revenue Service has updated Publication 3920, Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks, to help disabled 9/11 responders, survivors, and the families of those who have died to apply for the tax relief to which they … Continue reading

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IRS Fails to Inform the Public of Tax Benefits for 9/11 Victims

Victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit. Under a law passed a few months after the … Continue reading

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WTC Cancers Doubled in 9/11 First Responders

Over the past year, there has been a two-fold increase in the number of 9/11 responders who have been diagnosed with cancer. The total number of World Trade Center (WTC) responders diagnosed with cancer in the years since the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Gives WTC Cleanup Workers Another Chance to Seek Compensation for Illness

A unanimous decision by a federal appeals court in New York gives 211 WTC cleanup workers another opportunity to seek compensation for illnesses related to toxic dust exposure following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The 211 claims were filed by cleanup … Continue reading

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Number of Ground Zero Workers Diagnosed with Cancer Doubles to Over 2,500

The number of WTC rescuers diagnosed with cancer has risen to over 2,518, according to the according to the World Trade Center Health Program at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital. This figure has more than doubled from last year, which … Continue reading

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More Than 2,500 Cancer Cases in Ground Zero Responders

The number of cancers diagnosed in Ground Zero responders more than doubled this past year. The World Trade Center Health Program counted 1,655 responders with cancer, bringing the total to 2,518, the New York Post reports. This number includes police, … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaches for World Trade Center Cancer Compensation Claims

For police officers and others who took part in World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts and now suffer cancer caused by toxic exposure, a deadline to register for compensation through the James Zadroga September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) … Continue reading

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