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Research Study Confirms Fracking Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Research Study Confirms Fracking as Cause of Ohio Earthquakes

Fracking operation near Poland Township, Ohio, activated a previously unknown fault in the, causing 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 in March 2014.

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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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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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Toxic Nano-Particles from Failing Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements May Pose Long-Term Health Risks

According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...

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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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FDA Panel Takes up Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Today

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is convening a meeting starting today to help decide the future of metal-on-metal hip implants following high-profile recalls and mounting questions about their overall safety.

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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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FDA Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Investigation Is Flawed, Researchers Say

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) metal-on-metal hip replacement investigation is flawed, according to researchers.

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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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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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Lawyers Investigate Invega Gynecomastia Lawsuits Against Janssen

Invega and Gynecomastia, Growth of Male Breast Tissue Parker Waichman LLP is a national personal injury firm that represents clients in lawsuits over allegedly defective drugs and medical devices. Currently, the firm is investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of individuals … Continue reading

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Filed Against Ethicon, Atrium Medical

J&J Faces Lawsuits over Physiomesh Hernia Mesh, After Device is Withdrawn Ethicon and parent company Johnson & Johnson are facing lawsuits alleging injuries from its Physiomesh flexible composite hernia mesh. The Physiomesh was withdrawn from the market in May 2016 … Continue reading

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Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Investigated over “Roll-away” Reports

43 Complaints Submitted for Dodge Ram 1500 Pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs After receiving 43 reports of vehicles allegedly rolling-away in the parked position, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is launching an investigation. The probe involves 1 million … Continue reading

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FDA Warns of Cybersecurity Threat with St. Jude Pacemakers, ICDs

St. Jude Medical ICDs with Merlin@home Transmitter Can be Hacked, FDA Warns The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) are warning that St. Jude Medical … Continue reading

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Feds Probe Reports of Unexpected “Roll-aways” with Dodge Vehicles

NHTSA Investigates Reports of Allegedly Parked Vehicles Rolling Away The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 1 million Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs following reports of vehicles unexpectedly rolling away after being placed in the parked … Continue reading

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Kohl Faces Proposed Class Action Lawsuit over Debt Collection

Lawsuit Alleges Kohl’s Violated Fair Debt Collection Practices Act A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Kohl’s department store violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The plaintiff alleges that Kohl’s failed to include mandatory disclosure statements on collection … Continue reading

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Taxotere Lawsuits Allege Failure to Warn about Permanent Hair Loss

Lawsuits Allege Taxotere Makers Failed to Warn about Risk of Baldness A new lawsuit has been filed over Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug marketed by Sanofi-Aventis. The plaintiff, like others suing over Taxotere, alleges that she suffered permanent hair loss (alopecia) … Continue reading

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Study Evaluates Rate of Long-Term Complications with Hernia Mesh

JAMA Study Analyzes Recurrence, Complications with Hernia Repair A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) focuses on the long-term complication rates of hernia repair. The study, published on Oct. 18, 2016, looked at Danish … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Possible Lawsuits on Behalf of Railroad Workers

Study Investigates EMF Exposure and Cancer Link Parker Waichman LLP is a national law firm with decades of experience representing workers in lawsuits over occupational hazards. The firm is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of railroad workers who developed … Continue reading

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Lawyers Investigate Lawsuits Over Allegedly Defective Catheters

Attorneys Investigating Possible Catheter Lawsuits, Class I Recalls The personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP are investigating possible lawsuits involving allegedly defective catheters. The firm, which has decades of experience representing clients in medical device litigation, continues to offer … Continue reading

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