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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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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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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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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

3 people, injured on Wednesday at 1:20 p.m. when a LIRR train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station. The train engineer, who suffered a shoulder injury.

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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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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Cancer Groups Issue Statement for Regulation of E-cigarettes

Cancer Groups Issue Statement Calling for Research and Regulation of E-cigarettes

The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research are calling on the government to regulate e-cigarettes.

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Chinese Drywall Manufacturers Snub CPSC Chair

The Chinese drywall issue was not resolved during a visit to China by the head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). According to a report on HousingWire.com, the CPSC had sought a meeting with Chinese drywall manufacturers, but … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Cleared in Ft. Bragg Deaths, Army Says

We recently wrote that, following the deaths of ten children in three years, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was conducting tests at Fort Bragg. Now, the US Army says that tests on building materials, including

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Lowe’s Ups Defective Drywall Settlement Offer

Facing withering criticism, Lowe’s Companies Inc. has increased its offer to settle toxic drywall lawsuits. According to ProPublica, the home improvement store chain is offering as much as $100,000 to customers who claim their homes and health sustained damages because … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Fix Coming for Florida Habitat for Humanity Homes

Habitat for Humanity says it will be gutting about 24 Florida homes it built with defective Chinese drywall. The homes were built between 2006 and 2009 in Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Bonita Springs with Chinese drywall … Continue reading

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Chinese Help on Drywall Problems Sought

US officials are in China hoping to persuade Chinese companies to pay for repairs to homes built with toxic drywall made in that country. Inez Tenenbaum, head of the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), is in Shanghai for a … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Pilot Remediation Program Means Relief for Some Homeowners

Some Chinese drywall homeowners are finally going to get the fix they have been waiting years for. In a settlement negotiated by the federal court overseeing thousands of Chinese drywall lawsuits, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co. and a group of other … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Settlement Praised

The Chinese drywall settlement announced last week by the judge overseeing the consolidated federal litigation in New Orleans is garnering praise from some Louisiana politicians. The Chinese drywall settlement sets up a pilot remediation program by which Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Pilot Remediation Program Detailed

More details have emerged regarding the Chinese drywall settlement that was announced yesterday. The settlement, which involves Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., sets up a pilot program in which Knauf and other named defendants will pay to remediate 300 homes in … Continue reading

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Chinese Drywall Settlement Establishes Pilot Repair Program

A major Chinese drywall settlement was announced today in the New Orleans federal court where litigation involving the defective wallboard has been consolidated. Under the settlement, Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co., a major Chinese drywall manufacturer, as well as suppliers, builders … Continue reading

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IRS Institutes Chinese Drywall Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is trying to provide some relief to homeowners plagued by corrosive Chinese drywall. Issued last week, Revenue Procedure 2010-36 enables affected taxpayers to treat damages from corrosive drywall installed in homes between 2001 and 2009 … Continue reading

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