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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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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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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling & the Economy

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The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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Government Penalizes 721 Hospitals for High Rates of Infections, Injuries

Medicare is reducing payments to 721 hospitals, one out of every seven hospitals in the nation, for having high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions (HAC.

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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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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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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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