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West Virginia Man Claims Metal-on-Metal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Led to Pain, Elevated Cobalt Levels

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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Fracking Should be Kept 600m From Aquifers, Study Says

New research on the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) suggests new wells should not be dug within 600 meters of a water aquifer because underground fractures can extend about that far from a dug well. According to a report from UK’s The Guardian newspaper, researchers and geologists at Durham University have ...

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Estate of Kentucky Man Alleges Wrongful Death Due to Actos Bladder Cancer

National law firm, Parker Waichman LLP, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a Kentucky man who developed bladder cancer and subsequently died, allegedly due to the use of diabetes drug, Actos. The lawsuit names Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, ...

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Another Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Lawsuit Filed in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation

A vital food safety program was saved from budget cuts this week, enabling the country’s largest—although considered by experts to be far too small—produce-safety testing program to continue.

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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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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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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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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

Two Leading Cancer Groups Issue Call for Regulation of E-cigarettes and Research on Health Risks

In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects. These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...

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Bleeding Side Effects of Pradaxa, Xarelto Have Some Doctors Concerned

Some heart doctors are raising concerns about a new class of heart drugs that include Pradaxa. Recently, a number of doctors interviewed by Reuters said they were hesitant to prescribe Pradaxa, as well as another blood thinner called Xarelto, because of concerns regarding the risk of stroke, serious bleeding ...

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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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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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