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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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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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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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Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Case Survive Motion to Dismiss

E. District of Missouri denied motion to dismiss conspiracy claims. Lawsuit alleges the defendants conspired to misrepresent true dangers with use of talcum powder.

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Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

Long Island Car Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 2 More

A car accident on LI left one person dead & two more critically injured. The crash occurred Monday in Deer Park on Straight Path, south of Sagamore Lane.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

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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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million for Unauthorized Cell Phone Charges

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that AT&T has agreed to pay $105 million for adding unauthorized cell phone charges to customers’ bills, a practice known as cramming. The telecommunications giant will pay $80 million to the FTC … Continue reading

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Washington DC Court to Permit Expert Testimony Alleging Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumors

Washington D.C. superior court judge Frederick H. Weisberg ruled that five scientific experts can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors they allege were caused by cell phone radiation. Weisberg is presiding over 13 consolidated lawsuits against the telecom industry. … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use Linked to Brain Tumors, Study Suggests

A new study suggests growing evidence to support a suspected link between cell phone use and brain tumors. According to a study published this month, French researchers found that people who spend a lot of time on their cell phones … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Risk in Carrying Cell Phone in Your Bra, Dr. Oz Warns

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On a recent episode of his popular talk show, Dr. Mehmet Oz warned women that carrying a cell phone in your bra creates a possible cancer risk. Dr. Oz devoted the December 6 episode of the show to the issue, … Continue reading

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NI: Study: Increased Cancer Risks Seen With Cell Phone Use

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An emerging study reveals a clear association between the use of cell phones and increased cancer risks. While many have long believed that cell phone use has been linked to cancer, research has been somewhat inconclusive until now, according to … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Radiation Leads to New Concerns

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While study results have been mixed over the issue of cell phones and the radiation they emit and the dangers they present, some credible experts are taking another look at the ubiquitous devices. A nurse at the brain injury unit … Continue reading

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Study: Teen Texting When Driving Associated with Increased Driving Risks

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Teenagers who text when they drive are likelier to be involved in other, dangerous activities, a new study reveals. Risky behaviors included riding with an intoxicated driver or not wearing a seatbelt, according to Reuters Health, The researchers, from the … Continue reading

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Cell Towers Being Tested for Potential Health Risks in Maryland Town

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A Maryland county is having a town’s cell phone towers tested for health risks following a unanimous town commission vote. The Poolesville water tower’s cell phone towers have brought in more than $1 million in rental fees paid by cell … Continue reading

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FCC to Re-Examine Cell Phone Radio Wave Health Effects

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just announced that it is, again, looking into the health effects of cell phone radio waves. The United States regulator said it is seeking comment from other agencies and health experts on whether it should … Continue reading

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New study highlights risk to pedestrians who text while walking

More and more, people are becoming conscious of the dangers of texting while driving. Texting while walking however, may be just as dangerous. A new study found that one in every three pedestrians takes time to look down at their phone … Continue reading

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