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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed by West Virginia Resident

Actos (pioglitazone) continues to be named in lawsuits alleging long-term use of the type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer. Just last week, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals on behalf of a West Virginia man who developed bladder cancer ...

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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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Majority of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Failures Occur within Two Years, Study Finds

A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Canadian Warning Issued for Actos Bladder Cancer Side Effect Risk

Health Canada has become the most recent national drug regulator to issue a warning about Actos and bladder cancer. Last month, the agency warned that interim results from a 10-year-study indicated that patients taking Actos for more than a year faced an increased risk of bladder cancer. Health Canada also ...

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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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Bisphosphonate Study Confirms Atypical Thigh Fracture Risk

New research has confirmed the link between bisphoshonates, such as Fosamax, and atypical femur fractures, a type of thigh fracture that occurs spontaneously, without any major leg injury. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that the risk of atypical thigh fractures increases the longer a ...

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Study Finds Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Associated with High Incidence of Pseudotumors

Yet another study is adding to concerns about the potential dangers associated with metal-on-metal hip implants. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that large diameter metal-on-metal total hip replacement may be associated with a substantially higher incidence of pseudotumor formation.

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FealGood Foundation Founder Urges Congress to Permanently Extend Zadroga Act

Parker Waichman will be among the many supporters of the Zadroga Act —including including Jon Stewart, formerly of “The Daily Show” and John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation advocacy group—lobbying for the Act’s permanent extension on September 16, 2015. … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson Over Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder

In a growing legal battle, hundreds of women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, claiming the company’s talcum powder products led to their ovarian cancers. The suits claim Johnson & Johnson was negligent in not warning of the toxic … Continue reading

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Bus Manufacturer Navistar Hit with $7.7 Million Asbestos Verdict

A Syracuse, New York, jury has returned a $7.7 million verdict in a wrongful death suit brought against bus manufacturer Navistar International Corp. by the widow of a school bus driver who died of mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Navy Worker’s Asbestos Claims Against GE and Crane Can Go Forward

A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled recently that a former U.S. Navy service member can pursue claims against Crane Co., General Electric and two other companies that he was exposed to asbestos while working aboard Navy ships. Last week U.S. Judge Eduardo … Continue reading

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Tenants In Building Near Harlem Explosion Site Sue for Toxic Exposure

Tenants in a Harlem apartment building near the site of last month’s deadly gas explosion are suing their landlord and the city of New York for failing to test for allegedly unsafe levels of toxic substances, including lead and asbestos, … Continue reading

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Asbestos Continues to Cause Significant Mesothelioma Risks

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One case of mesothelioma is proving to be an example of what new generation asbestos lawsuits are looking like. In one case, the plaintiff suffered from chest pain, traveled nationwide for major surgery, underwent chemotherapy, had to manage debilitating pain, … Continue reading

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Asbestos Exposure Led to Man’s Death, Lawsuit Alleges

A plumbing company is facing a lawsuit brought by the family of a now-deceased plumber who allege his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure at A. Mormile Plumbing & Heating of Amsterdam. The lawsuit alleges that the plumber’s death was … Continue reading

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Untimely deaths of former pilots increases scrutiny over toxic air aboard British Airways jets

In the last month, two former British Airways pilots were laid to rest and at least one of them believes their untimely deaths were the result of breathing toxic air inside the cabin of the jets for years. According to … Continue reading

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Superstorm Sandy Dangers Continue in Dust, Mold

Superstorm Sandy continues to wreak havoc up and down the Eastern seaboard, one month after the massive hurricane struck. “There are asbestos roofs that have collapsed near the ocean,” roofer, Ken Court, told NBC News from atop his father’s Breezy … Continue reading

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Clean-up crews in Sandy’s wake face asbestos exposure risks

By Jerrold Parker Hurricane Sandy put millions of lives in danger and the “super”storm’s effects could be long-lasting, especially the threat of asbestos exposure. As the damaging winds, storm surge, flooding rains, and crippling snows covered a wide swath of … Continue reading

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