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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

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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MTA Bus Crash and Two Cars Injures 23 at Utica Ave. & Clarendon Rd

Crash Involving MTA Bus and Two Cars Injures 23

Police are investigating an accident in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon that injured 23 people, 3 of them critically, when a car was knocked into the path of an MTA bus.

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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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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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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Australian Health Agency Issues Warning for Battery Problem with Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation Devices

Warning for Medtronic InterStim Neurostimulation DevicesTGA has issued a safety warning for InterStim and InterStim II neurostimulation devices, because of possible early depletion of the battery.

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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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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits Continue, New Complaint Filed by Tennessee Resident

Actos bladder cancer lawsuits continue, with a new complaint filed by a resident of Tennessee. The national law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, represents the Tennessee man who alleges that Actos caused his bladder cancer.

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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 ...

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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