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Transvaginal Mesh a Nightmare for Thousands of Women

Thousands of women who have received transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now living a nightmare, thanks to debilitating pain, bleeding, infection and other serious complications. According to the Sun-Sentinel, many of the women injured by transvaginal mesh claim ...

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Bayer Yaz, Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuit Settlements Stand at $147 Million

Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Oklahoma Woman Latest to Head to Court Over Alleged DePuy ASR Hip Implant Injuries

Lawsuits filed by alleged victims of DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled ASR hip replacement devices continue to pile up in the multidistrict litigation currently underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Most recently, a woman from Pryor, Oklahoma, filed suit alleging complications caused by a DePuy ASR hip implant ...

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New York Property Owners Challenge Binghamton Fracking Ban

According to a Reuters report, the landowners believe the Binghamton, N.Y., city council and Mayor acted against proper protocol when voting to ban fracking drilling the the city. Instead, they feel the city should have consulted with the Broome County Planning Commission before approving the ban.

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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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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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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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After BP Oil Spill, Gulf Oyster Industry Continues to Struggle

The BP oil spill is still wreaking havoc in the Gulf Coast oyster industry. According to a report on NPR, some oystermen are worried they may never recover. The BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010 with an explosion … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Result of Management Failures, Presidential Commission Says

The BP oil spill is being blamed on a range of management failures on the part of the oil giant, as well as other companies involved in the Macondo well endeavor. According to various media reports, the presidential commission investigating … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Taking Mental Toll in Gulf Coast Communities

People impacted by the BP oil spill are exhibiting mental health problems similar to those seen in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez disaster, according to a researcher who has spent the last 20 years tracking the mental health fallout … Continue reading

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Scientist Studying BP Oil Spill Finds Crude on Gulf of Mexico Floor

Since the BP oil spill was capped in mid-July, many have wondered where all the oil went. In mid-August, the federal government even optimistically declared that as much as three-quarters of the oil had dispersed, evaporated or otherwise disappeared. But … Continue reading

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New Details on Final BP Oil Spill Claims Released

Now that the deadline has passed for victims of the BP oil spill to file claims for Emergency Advance Payments with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, businesses and individuals impacted by the disaster will start working on their final damage … Continue reading

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First BP Oil Spill Claims Deadline Comes Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day businesses and individuals who sustained economic or physical damage from the BP oil spill will be able to file for Emergency Advance Payments from the Gulf Coast Claims Center. After that, they will only be … Continue reading

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BP Ordered to Court Over Alaska Pipeline

Yesterday, a federal judge in Alaska ordered beleaguered oil giant, BP, to appear in court in December over a petition by BP’s federal probation officer revoking BP’s criminal probation imposed after the 2006 Prudhoe Bay pipeline spill, said the Wall … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Claimants May be Asked to Transfer Legal Rights

It’s already been determined that victims of the BP oil spill who accept a payment for final damages from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will have to waive their right to sue the oil company. However, according to a Reuters … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Report Questions Rig Workers’ Training

A report on the BP oil spill from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Research Council (NRE) has concluded that “an insufficient consideration of risk and a lack of operating discipline” contributed to the disaster. The interim … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Could Have Long-Term Impacts on Wildlife, Scientists Say

A group of scientists says the long-term affects of the BP oil spill on Gulf of Mexico wildlife are not yet apparent, and that the federal government needs remain on guard for signs of collapse of species in the future. … Continue reading

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