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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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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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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed.

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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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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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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DuPont Expects to Pay Out Millions in Imprelis Tree Damage, Death Claims

DuPont says it could end up paying millions of dollars to compensate property owners who lost trees to its now-banned Imprelis herbicide.  According to a report from The New York Times, some 30,000 Imprelis tree damage claims have been submitted … Continue reading

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Dupont’s Imprelis Named In 29 New Lawsuits

Dupont’s Imprelis weedkiller has been named in 29 more lawsuits over allegations that the herbicide is responsible for widespread damage and death of their trees. The plaintiffs allege that Dupont ‘s product is killing, or has killed, their trees and … Continue reading

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Imprelis Victims Wait for DuPont to Respond to Claims

Home and property owners claiming Dupont’s herbicide Imprelis is responsible for widespread damage and death of certain tree species continue to wait for compensation from the manufacturer. According to a Detroit Free Press report, class-action lawsuits filed in eight states … Continue reading

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Indiana State Chemist Bans Imprelis

Indiana has officially banned sales of DuPont’s Imprelis in that state. According to a report from TheIndyChannel.com, the Indiana State Chemist Office at Perdue University is notifying lawn care companies and other professional users of Imprelis that they are no … Continue reading

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Gardeners Warned of Imprelis-Tainted Compost

Garden plants could be at risk thanks to compost that was treated with the now-banned herbicide, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis. According to the Bangor Daily News, there have been reports that grass clippings containing Imprelis were composted at municipal composting facilities. Compost … Continue reading

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New Imprelis Claims Process Requires Claimants to Surrender Legal Rights

DuPont claims it is going make good on promises to reimburse homeowners for trees lost to its I< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">mprelis herbicide. According to a report in The New York Times, the company has set up a process by which property owners … Continue reading

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Imprelis Lawyers File Motion to Preserve Tree Damage Evidence

A group of law firms has gone to court seeking to force DuPont to notify property owners and lawn care professionals of the steps they should take to preserve evidence of damage caused by the tree-killing herbicide, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis. A … Continue reading

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Grass Clippings Treated with DuPont Imprelis Herbicide Should Not be Composted

Property owners are being warned not to mulch glass clippings from lawns treated with DuPont’s now-banned < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis herbicide. According to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, clippings from Imprelis-treated lawns could damage trees if they are used as compost. Imprelis, … Continue reading

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DuPont Imprelis Tree Death Litigation Growing, Damages Could Amount to Billions

Lawsuits continue to pile up against DuPont over its now-banned < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Imprelis-DuPont-herbicide-tree-death-side-effects-lawsuit">Imprelis herbicide. In Minnesota alone, five lawsuits have been filed against DuPont on behalf of property owners who claim the herbicide damaged or killed evergreen trees on their property. … Continue reading

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Imprelis Debacle Highlights Vulnerabilities of EPA Registration Process

Now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned sales of Imprelis, DuPont’s allegedly tree-killing herbicide, questions are being raised about the agency’s protocols for registering pesticides and herbicides. According to a report from “Insects in the City,” a blog … Continue reading

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