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Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty & Girls’ Cancer Risk

Soda Consumption Causes Early Puberty and Increases Girls’ Cancer Risk

Drinking just one-and-a-half cans of sugar-sweetened soda a day can bring on early puberty in girls and increase their breast cancer risk.

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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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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Medtronic Settles Charges Over Kickbacks To Doctors

Medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., is settling charges over kickbacks to doctors. The firms just agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle claims it paid physicians kickbacks in exchange for their use of its pacemakers and defibrillators, according to a U.S. Justice Department announcement yesterday. The company was accused of seeking ...

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Medtronic Infuse Studies Faulted for Downplaying Side Effects

Medtronic Inc.’s published studies for its Infuse bone graft product may have downplayed serious side effects, according to an analysis published last year in The Spine Journal. The study, which drew on U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) documents and other data sources, suggests that up to half of ...

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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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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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New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council Calls for Zadroga Act to be Renewed

New York City Council members are calling for the Zadroga Act, which provides compensation and medical treatment to 9/11 victims, to be renewed. According to press release issued Jan. 7, a resolution was introduced by Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Members Paul Vallone and I. ...

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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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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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Birth Control Pills May Raise Glaucoma Risk

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Research presented this week to the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests that women who use oral contraceptives for several years or longer face an increased risk of developing glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. The researchers said … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Increase Blood Clot Risks by 75 Percent, FDA Study Finds

A study funded by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirms that women who use < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Yaz-Yasmin-Ocella-Lawsuit-Side-Effects-injury-clots-embolism-dvt">Yaz, Yasmin and similar new-generation birth control pills have a greater chance of experiencing a dangerous blood clot compared to those taking older … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Worries Mount

Controversy continues to swirl around Yaz and Yasmin, Bayer Healthcare’s popular birth control pills. While Bayer touts two studies it commissioned as proof that the drugs are safe, other studies have found that contraceptives like Yaz and Yasmin increase the … Continue reading

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California Woman Sues Over Yasmin Injuries

Another lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals over Yasmin injuries. Louise Thanos says she took Yasmin, which is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, from November 20007 to November 2009, said Mercury News, and alleges she suffered from organ failure as … Continue reading

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Canadian Women File Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuit

Yaz and Yasmin have been named in a lawsuit filed by a group of Canadian women. According to Canadian media reports, the plaintiffs allege that they were not adequately warned about higher than usual risks for stroke and other side effects … Continue reading

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More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Consolidated

New Jersey has become the latest venue where Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated as a mass tort. The consolidation was ordered on February 18 by New Jersey’s Administrative Office of the Courts. The Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been assigned … Continue reading

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Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed in Indiana

The popular birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to a wide array of adverse health effects. Now, over 50 more women have alleged in lawsuits that they suffered strokes, heart attacks, and a variety of other significant health … Continue reading

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Progress in Yaz, Yasmin MDL

The multidistrict litigation involving Yaz and Yasmin is moving ahead. At a recent status conference, the judge overseeing the litigation discussed the establishment of “bellwether” trials with attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants. Yaz and Yasmin and a generic birth … Continue reading

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More Yaz, Yasmin Lawsuits Filed

A half dozen more Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been filed by young women and their families who claim the popular birth control pills caused them to suffer blood clots and other serious health problems. Yaz and Yasmin are both … Continue reading

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More Yaz Lawsuits Expected

Yaz lawsuits could soon number in the thousands, according to lawyers interviewed for a recent Washington Times report. Yaz lawsuits claim the popular contraceptive carries a higher risk of blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, than other birth control pills. … Continue reading

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