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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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First Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Scheduled for February Trial in MDL

The first test trials in the federal C.R. Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh litigation will most likely start next year, according to a report from Bloomberg News. About 600 lawsuits involving Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are currently pending in the multidistrict litigation underway Charleston, West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...

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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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Federal Judge Certifies Medtronic Infuse Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

A shareholder lawsuit alleging Medtronic Inc. illegally promoted the off-label use of its Infuse bone growth product has been granted class action status by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson of Minnesota. According to a report from Law360.com, the Medtronic Infuse off-label promotion lawsuit was filed by several institutional investors on ...

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Federal DePuy ASR Hip Implant Trials Likely to Start This Year

It looks as though the first trials in the DePuy ASR hip implant multidistrict litigation could begin sometime later this year. According to a report from Bloomberg News, during a status conference held yesterday in Florida, attorneys for both plaintiffs and the defense told U.S. District Judge David Katz that ...

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Pradaxa not Fit for a Dog, Family of Alleged Pradaxa Bleeding Victim Claims

The family of a Texas woman who died just months before her 60th wedding anniversary believes she would be alive today were it not for Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to a report from the Houston Press, Pradaxa patient Loraine Franklin fell and hit her head last December, resulting in an intracranial ...

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New York Man Claims Biomet Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Caused Pain, Disability

A New York man claims his metal-on-metal hip implant was defective and required replacement within a year of receiving it. This has left him facing a lifetime of pain, disability, and rising medical costs.

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DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

DeflateGate’s Effects Impact Legal Gambling and the Economy

The NFL has initiated a probe into the New England Patriots following allegations that the team intentionally used overly deflated footballs.

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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Johnson & Johnson Marketing of Gynecare Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Raises More Questions

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit are again coming under scrutiny for the way it marketed its Gynecare ProLift transvaginal mesh product. According to a new report from Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing the Gynecare ProLift device for months after it received a warning from the ...

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Judge Orders Mental Competence Exam in Yeshiva University Sex Abuse Case

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During a pretrial hearing in a $380 million sex abuse lawsuit against Yeshiva University, a federal judge has ordered Rabbi Norman Lamm, former president of Yeshiva University, to undergo an independent mental health examination. Judge John Koeltl ordered the evaluation … Continue reading

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Report: Yeshiva University Did Not Respond to Students’ Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Yeshiva University is the focus of controversy regarding a number of allegations of sexual abuse on which the school allegedly neglected to act. Reports of sexual abuse were made by now-former students until 2001 over allegations that they were molested … Continue reading

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Brooklyn DA Cracks Down on Sex Offenders in Orthodox Jewish Community

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In a major departure from previous policy, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has made public the names of those convicted of sexual assaults in the Orthodox Jewish community. The DA’s office has convicted 45 men and one woman in sex-attack … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Diocese Sex Abuse Records Scheduled for Release

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Timothy Dolan, cardinal of the New York archdiocese and the prior archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is the focus of some documents concerning clergy sex crimes being releases as part of a bankruptcy deal. In documents made public today, … Continue reading

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Catholic Whistleblower Group Seeks Stronger Sex Crime Policies, Legislation

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Members of the national advocacy group, Catholic Whistleblowers, comprised of Catholic clergy and nuns, is urging the Church to increase its stand against child sexual abuse. In its first public action, Catholic Whistleblowers met in New York for a news … Continue reading

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Teen Testifies About Abuse at Trial of New Jersey Yeshiva Teacher

In nearly two and a half hours of testimony in a New Jersey courtroom, a teenage boy described repeated sexual assaults by a counselor at an Orthodox Jewish summer camp. The boy, 16, and described by the Asbury Park Press … Continue reading

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New York’s Child Victims Act Seeks to Relax Statute of Limitations for Adults Making Child Sex Abuse Claims

Pending legislation may enable adults alleging prior child sex abuse to file civil claims against abusers—and the institutions that employed those alleged abusers. The proposal affects victims in New York State. As we’ve mentioned, the bill, initially introduced in 2006, … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Religious School Rabbi Arrested on Charges of Sexually Abusing Students

Readers of this blog are familiar with our coverage of the sexual abuse of children in an array of communities. Allegations have been made against officials in the Catholic Church; the Boy Scouts of America; the Jehovah’s Witnesses; and Penn … Continue reading

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Cardinal Mahony Relieved of Duties Amid Pedophile Priest Scandal

The American Roman Catholic church just announced that it has stripped Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of all public duties amid a pedophile priest scandal. As we recently wrote, the retired Cardinal and other key Roman Catholic officials in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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LA Diocese Protected Molester Priests

Los Angeles church officials are being accused of protecting pedophile priests, according to confidential church files. Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony and other key Roman Catholic officials in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles protected molester priests, hid molestation accusations from parishioners, … Continue reading

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