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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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Zadroga Act Cancer Decision Expected This Week

The federal official tasked with determining what ailments should be covered by the federal Zadroga Act is expected to decide by Saturday if certain cancers will be eligible for compensation. The decision is being eagerly awaited by thousands of first responders who believe they developed cancer due to exposure ...

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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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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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Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Fracking Releasing Hazardous Chemicals into Local Waterways

Study shows two hazardous chemicals—ammonium & iodide—are being released & spilled into Pennsylvania and W.Virginia waterways from fracking operations in Marcellus shale.

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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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Lawsuit Alleges Plavix Caused Oklahoma Man to Suffer Multiple Stomach Bleeds

Another lawsuit has been filed over adverse Plavix side effects. The lawsuit, filed by national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, alleges that the blood thinner, Plavix (clopidogrel), caused an Oklahoma man to suffer from multiple stomach bleeds.

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What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

What Action Will the FDA Take on E-cigarettes?

As health and quality concerns trouble the e-cigarette industry, experts and the public await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s action to regulate the devices.

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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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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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Nine Suffolk County Nursing Home Workers Indicted in 2012 Resident Death

Nine people have now been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a , New York nursing home. The arrests range from the home’s highest administrator to a low level aide, according to WABC TV Eyewitness News. One … Continue reading

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Four Indicted In Massive Nursing Home Scam

In another case involving allegations against a nursing home, including of abuse, four individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering and healthcare fraud. The four were indicted on multiple felony charges involving the operation … Continue reading

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Alarming Rate of Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

A Canadian newspaper’s investigative report reveals an alarming increase in the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, despite warnings that these medications are dangerous – even lethal – for elderly patients with dementia. The Toronto Star (thestar.com) found … Continue reading

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At One in Three Nursing Homes Residents Are Abused, Study Says

At one in three nursing homes and long-term care facilities, residents suffer some form of abuse or neglect. No state is exempt from abuse reports. According to a study by the Special Investigations Division of the House Government Reform Committee, … Continue reading

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Aides at Illinois Nursing Home Charged with Abuse

Two certified nursing assistants at a St. Charles, Illinois, nursing home have been charged in the abuse of an elderly resident with dementia.  Court documents say a video taken by the women shows them laughing as they strike the 96-year-old woman. … Continue reading

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Falls in the Elderly Are The Number One Cause of U.S. Spinal Injuries

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The number one cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States is not from car crashes, which had previously been the case, but falls in the elderly, a new study reveals. According to a study involving more than 43,000 … Continue reading

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Albany Nursing Home Aide Fractures Resident’s Arm, Pleads Guilty to Abuse

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New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Tuesday that a Troy, New York, certified nurse’s aide pleaded guilty to abusing a nursing home resident in August 2013 at an Albany facility. Sarina Francis was a certified nurse’s aide at … Continue reading

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Data Reveals Nursing Home Abuse Underreported and Expected to Increase

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The 2010 United States Census revealed that about 40.3 million Americans—which accounts for about 13 percent of the population—is over 65 years of age. The group is expected to continue to grow and will likely comprise about 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Cameras Catching Nursing Home Abuse Lead to Controversy

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Nursing home abuse is among the most devastating of horrors targeting our older, vulnerable loved ones. Recently, a case in which a small camera—meant to catch a petty thief—caught a loved one being abused and taunted, increasing awareness of both … Continue reading

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Another Family Accuses a Nursing Home of Elder Abuse

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A family is alleging that their mother, an 86-year-old woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and living at the Delmar Garden’s West Nursing Home in St. Louis County, was abused by the staff at the facility. The nursing home says that … Continue reading

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