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FDA Advisors Set to Examine Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Safety Concerns

Thousands of people with metal-on-metal hip implant devices could soon get some answers from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers they face. Tomorrow, the agency will convene a panel of outside medical experts to examine the safety record of metal-on-metal hip replacements, and recommend the ...

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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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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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Canadian Study Confirms Actos Bladder Cancer Risk

A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has found that users of the type 2 diabetes drug, Actos (pioglitazone), may face a higher risk of developing bladder cancer than first thought. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that taking Actos for two years doubles the likelihood ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

$5.5 Million Awarded to Plaintiffs in First Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial

An award of $5.5 million has been made in the first trial over a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. The jury found against medical device maker, C.R. Bard, and its Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh. The jury agreed that Bard’s Avaulta Plus transvaginal mesh caused numerous and painful injuries in a California woman. ...

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Johnson & Johnson Facing More Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Woes, as DePuy Pinnacle Complaints Rise

Having already spent around $3 billion on its DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip implant recall, Johnson & Johnson is facing another potential debacle involving a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle Hip Replacement System. According to a report from Reuters, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy unit already face some 1,600 metal-on-metal ...

Actos Side Effects Lawyers Says Whistleblower Revelations Could Boost Bladder Cancer, Heart Failure Lawsuits

An attorney with a prominent personal injury law firm says an Actos whistleblower lawsuit filed earlier this year could strengthen legal claims alleging the type 2 diabetes medication caused some users to develop bladder cancer and heart failure.

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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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Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Division to End Sales of Gynecare Prolift, Three Other Transvaginal Mesh Devices

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. division revealed yesterday that it will end sales of its Gynecare Prolift device and three other transvaginal mesh products. The plan to stop selling the four products was set forth in a letter filed by the company in the Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation ...

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Makes One Final Settlement Payment

Only one final < "">BP oil spill claim has been paid by the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and its administrator, attorney Kenneth Feinberg, according to a report from the Associated Press. That’s out of 91,000 final settlement claims submitted to … Continue reading

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Diesel Fuel Spill in Boston Harbor under Investigation

The source of a < "">diesel fuel spill on Massachusetts’ Mystic River near the Tobin Bridge in Boston Harbor has not been determined. According to various media reports, the diesel fuel spill was reported Saturday, but the U.S. Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Petition Seeks Removal of BP Oil Spill Claims Chief

A widespread petition to oust BP Oil spill claims chief Ken Feinberg is underway, involves residents with Grand Isle, and has been passed through Facebook, among other locations and Internet sites, said the Daily Comet. The petition calls for Feinberg’s … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Commission Warns of Similar Disasters Without Reform

A presidential commissions report on the BP oil spill warns that such a disaster could happen again, thanks to systemic problems within the offshore oil and gas industry and government regulators who oversee it. According to the Associated Press, the … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Administrator Accused of Bias

Lawyers representing plaintiffs in BP oil spill lawsuits are questioning the independence of Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney overseeing BP’s $20 billion oil spill compensation fund. Now, according to a report in The New York Times, they’ve asked US District Judge … Continue reading

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BP Oil on Gulf Floor May Threaten Marine Life

Not surprisingly, oil spilled from the explosion of the BP Macondo Well is endangering marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. The Wall Street Journal wrote that, according to a federal report, sediment from the blast remains at levels dangerous … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Filed by US Justice Department

As expected, the US Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit in connection with the BP oil spill. In addition to BP Exploration and Production Inc., the federal lawsuit names eight other companies as defendants. In announcing the BP oil … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Lawsuit Expected Soon from US Justice Department

The federal government will soon announce its intention to file a civil lawsuit against BP PLC over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to a Reuters report, the suit could be announced by the US Justice Department at a … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Victims Given Three Compensation Options

People and businesses impacted by the BP oil spill are being given three options for receiving compensation from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF). Two of the three BP oil spill compensation options, which apply to the payment of final … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Administrator Changes Tune on Casino Workers’ Claims

The Gulf Coast Claim Facility (GCCF), the agency processing BP oil spill compensation claims, has decided to take another look at claims filed by casino employees. According to a report from the Sun Herald, the GCCF has been denying emergency … Continue reading

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