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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 Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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Study Finds Plavix May Only Benefit Smokers

An emerging study finds that blood thinner Plavix may only benefit smokers. Plavix (clopidogrel) is prescribed for the prevention of blood clots and heart attacks, and has been linked to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, gastrointestinal and cerebral bleeding, bleeding ulcers, ...

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

Exposure to Common Pesticide May Increase ADHD Risk

A new study has found that exposure to a common household pesticide may increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Pradaxa Named in Most FDA Adverse Event Reports for Deaths, Hemorrhage, Kidney Failure and Stroke

The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...

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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Plaintiffs Seek Billion in Punitive Damages Over Texas Refinery Malfunction

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BP is facing the first of nearly 48,000 lawsuits alleging toxic exposure from people in the area of a Texas refinery who have promised to give the billions of dollars in punitive damages they seek to a charity, should their … Continue reading

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Investigators searching for new oil spilling from Deepwater Horizon rig into Gulf of Mexico

BP is currently conducting a test to determine if the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil rig and its Macando well is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico, more than two years after a deadly explosion and summer-long oil spill. … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Settlement Administrator Promises an Improved Claims Process

The new administrator of the court-supervised BP oil spill claims process is promising that things will be different this time.   According to a report from Nola.com, Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed oil-spill claims administrator for the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, began … Continue reading

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Judge Allows BP Oil Spill Settlement Payments to Resume

A federal judge overseeing transactions involving the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) for damages related to the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has ruled to lift a temporary halt on those payments after settling a matter involving attorney fees. … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Criminal Charges Coming Soon

BP oil spill criminal charges are expected soon. The massive spill ranks as the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, having paralyzed important segments of the Gulf Coast’s economy, including seafood and tourism. The BP oil spill began on … Continue reading

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More BP Oil Spill Compensation Sought for Shrimpers and Crabbers

A U.S. Representative from New Orleans is pressing the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to extend a new, more generous compensation protocol to more commercial shrimpers and crabbers who were harmed by the 2010 BP oil spill. According … Continue reading

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Crude Oil Chemicals, Solvents Tied to Heart Ailments

Not surprisingly, the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/gulf_oil_clean-up_workers_health_problems">health effects of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill continue to claim victims. This time, said Science Daily, an emerging study reveals that fetal exposure to one of the chemicals found in crude oils is … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Health Impact Hard to Measure

The emotional and physical health effects of theBP oil spill continue to linger, nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Even worse, Gulf Coast residents and< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Oil-Spill-Cleanup-Workers-Injuries-Lawsuit"> BP oil spill clean-up workers … Continue reading

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BP Slams Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Claims Czar for Being Too Generous

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims administrator Ken Feinberg has faced fire recently from claimants and politicians who say the claims process is too slow and payouts too stingy. But now it appears Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Center is … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Controversy Prompts Call for Investigation

Yet another lawmaker is aiming fire at the administrator of the BP oil spill claims fund. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, has called for an independent investigation of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims process. Recently Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the … Continue reading

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