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Dozens Receive Nonsterile Simulated Saline Solution

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The FDA said last week that more than 40 patients had received intravenous simulated saline that was not sterile and was not intended for human use.

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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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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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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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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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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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Actos, Avandia May Up Risk for Diabetic Macular Edema

A West Virginia man fitted with a metal-on-metal version of DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle Hip Implant System has filed suit against the company and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, alleging the device caused him to suffer pain and elevated cobalt levels. The Plaintiff is being represented by the national law ...

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After Double Dose of Ike and Gustav, Louisiana Seeks to Limit “Named Storm” Deductibles

As residents of the Gulf Coast work to rebuild after < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, lawmakers in one state are working on a plan to protect hurricane victims from massive insurance deductibles.  The plan being considered in Louisiana would limit … Continue reading

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People Filing Hurricane Ike Insurance Claims Need to Protect Themselves

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike victims in Texas are reportedly facing long waits for meetings with insurance adjusters.  Adjusters are apparently being hindered by the shear number of claims, areas that are still inaccessible and properties with damage so extensive that they … Continue reading

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Texas Group Slams Insurer’s Stance on Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Damage

A Texas consumer group is decrying the Texas Windstorm Association’s recent announcement that it won’t pay for storm  surge damage from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike. Because storm surge is caused by the winds that accompany a hurricane, the group Texas Watch … Continue reading

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Texas Insurer Seeks More Money for Hurricane Ike, Says it Won’t Cover Storm Surge Damage

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has voted to collect more money from insurance companies to bolster its reserves.  The vote comes on the heels of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike, which could cost the association $4 billion in claims.  There are also … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike Claims Expected to Reach $11 Billion

With refugees from < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Hurricane_IKE_Insurance_Claims">Hurricane Ike returning to their homes to assess damage, insurance companies are bracing for an avalanche of claims.  Some experts estimate that Hurricane Ike could be the third most costly storm in U.S. history, behind Hurricanes … Continue reading

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Hurricane Gustav Claims Estimated to be as High as $10 Billion

Hurricane Gustav insurance claims could reach $10 billion, not as high as was first predicted when the then-Category 3 storm was churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately fears that Gustav would be a repeat of Hurricane Katrina – which … Continue reading

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Allstate Loses Bad Faith Insurance Lawsuit Appeal, $16 Million Verdict Still Stands

An appeals court has upheld a < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bad_faith_insurance">bad faith insurance lawsuit verdict against the Allstate Insurance Co., leaving in place a $16 million verdict against the company.  Like the Missouri jury that originally found against Allstate, a three-judge appeals panel … Continue reading

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Consumers Who Buy Health Insurance Vulnerable to Abuse

Americans who buy their own < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/bad_faith_insurance">health insurance have very little protection if companies want to deny coverage or raise their premiums when they get sick. A new report published by the consumer advocacy group Families USA says states should … Continue reading

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Some NY HMOs Impose Consumer Drug Restrictions To Increase Profits

A report just released this weekend by state Senator Jeffrey Klein (Democrat) reveals that some New York state < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/other_topics">HMOs restrict patient access to single source drugs or brand name medications for specific ailments that do not have lower cost … Continue reading

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State Farm Convinces Some Weary Policyholders to Settle Hurricane Katrina Lawsuits

State Farm Insurance has settled with more than a dozen policyholders who were suing the nation’s largest insurer over < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/state_farm_katrina_claims">Hurricane Katrina damage claims.  The settlements were reached with plaintiffs who only last month learned that their lawyers had been … Continue reading

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