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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Hip Replacement, Knee Implant Patients with Diabetes, Other Health Problems May Face Difficult Recoveries

Patients receiving hip replacement devices or knee implants may face a more complicated recovery if they are obese, or suffer from diabetes or other health woes. According to a new study published online in the journal Anesthesiology, at least 3% of all total hip or knee replacement patients will ...

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Whistleblower Wins Retaliation - Canaveral National Seashore

Whistleblower Wins Retaliation Lawsuit

A whistleblower who reported misconduct at Canaveral National Seashore has won a retaliation ruling against the U.S. Department of Interior, Florida Today reports.

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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Sleep Aids Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study has found that over-the-counter sleeping aids and anti-allergy medicines can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A newly published study is raising concerns that patients who take Actos or Avandia may face an increased risk of developing diabetic macular edema, an eye disorder that can result in vision loss. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that type 2 diabetics who use thiazolidinediones, ...

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FDA Advisory Panel Wrestling with Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Safety

An advisory panel for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) began a highly-anticipated meeting yesterday to discuss the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants. Among other things, the panel of outside experts is being asked to make recommendations regarding the best practices for monitoring patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ...

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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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CPSC Report on American-Made Drywall Creates Confusion, Provides Few Answers

A troubling new report from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has done nothing to address concerns that American-made drywall may be causing the same types of odor and corrosion problems that have been associated with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Defective_Chinese_Drywall">Chinese drywall. The … Continue reading

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