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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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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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Lawsuits over DePuy ASR Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Continue to Mount

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be hit with lawsuits over recalled metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants. Just yesterday, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP announced it had filed yet another DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit, this time on behalf of a Virginia resident ...

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Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Alleges Off-Label Use Cause Painful Complications

A man in Louisiana has filed suit against Medtronic Inc. over injuries allegedly cause by off-label use of its Infuse Bone Graft product. The plaintiff, who received Infuse during transforaminal spinal lumbar fusion surgery, claims that the bone growth protein caused unwanted bone growth along his spine, worsening the back ...

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh

Tennessee Woman Alleges Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Product Caused Painful Injuries

More reports of painful injuries are being linked to transvaginal mesh. This time, a Tennessee woman has filed a lawsuit against Boston Scientific over its Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System.

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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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