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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former Executives Accuse Health Technology Firm of Fraud

Former NantHealth executives claim that the company made fraudulent claims about the reliability of its system, which links patient information gathered by the devices.

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Canadian Study Finds Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk by 22 Percent

Yet another study is confirming the association between the diabetes drug, Actos, and bladder cancer. This latest research, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that taking Actos raised the risk of bladder cancer among diabetics by about one-fifth.

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Knee Replacement Patients Should Consider Nickel Allergies before Surgery

Individuals considering undergoing knee replacement surgery should ask their doctors to run a test to determine if they have a nickel allergy. Determining if a patient suffers from a nickel allergy will ensure the right knee implant is chosen for their surgery, and possibly save them from considerable pain and ...

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Western Pennsylvania Familes File Suit Over Alleged Fracking Pollution

Three families in western Pennsylvania believe a leading hydraulic fracturing (fracking) company and two water testing labs are conspiring to produce false results that show natural gas drilling is not contaminating their private water wells.

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Smokers More Vulnerable to Joint Replacement Failures

People who smoke cigarettes before and after receiving a total joint replacement, such as a hip replacement device or knee implant, are far more likely to endure revision surgeries on those implants than people who don’t smoke.

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Lawsuit Alleges Bi-Lateral DePuy ASR Hip Implant Resulted in Elevated Chromium and Cobalt Levels, Need for Revision Surgery

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, continue to be named in lawsuits by metal-on-metal hip replacement recipients who suffered severe injuries, including elevated chromium and cobalt levels, allegedly due to recalled ASR hip implant devices. Most recently, the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP filed suit on ...

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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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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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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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BP Oil Spill Settlement Administrator Promises an Improved Claims Process

The new administrator of the court-supervised BP oil spill claims process is promising that things will be different this time.   According to a report from Nola.com, Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed oil-spill claims administrator for the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center, began … Continue reading

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New BP Oil Spill Claims Offices Open Throughout The Gulf Coast

BP oil spill claims offices are now open in 18 locations across the Gulf Coast. The Deepwater Horizon Claims Centers will be run by Patrick Juneau, the court-appointed administrator. On April 20, 2010, an explosion aboard the oil rig located … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Czar Goes on the Defensive

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims fund, is defending his work. In papers filed with the federal court in New Orleans that is overseeing BP oil spill lawsuits, Feinberg claimed openness of the BP oil spill … Continue reading

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BP Slams Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Claims Czar for Being Too Generous

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims administrator Ken Feinberg has faced fire recently from claimants and politicians who say the claims process is too slow and payouts too stingy. But now it appears Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Center is … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Controversy Prompts Call for Investigation

Yet another lawmaker is aiming fire at the administrator of the BP oil spill claims fund. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida, has called for an independent investigation of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims process. Recently Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Czar Takes More Heat

Ken Feinberg, administrator of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims fund, is taking it on the chin again. This time, two lawmakers have written to Feinberg, blasting his criteria for determining whether a claim submitted to the $20 billion a … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Administrator Gets Mixed Reviews

The administrator of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims fund is inspiring both praise and criticism. One group of BP oil spill lawyers who have had success getting damage claims paid for their clients are praising attorney Kenneth Feinberg’s efforts. … Continue reading

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Some BP Oil Spill Claims near Settlement

Thousands of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims are close to being settled, according to a report in the Washington Post. If finalized, the BP oil spill settlements will resolve claims brought by 900 condominium owners, as well as owners of … Continue reading

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BP Oil Spill Claims Fund Not Independent, Judge Rules

The federal judge overseeing lawsuits stemming from last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill said yesterday that the head of the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims fund is not independent of the oil company. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled … Continue reading

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Most Gulf Oil Spill Claims Still Not Paid, Yet BP Set to Resume Dividends

Considering the slow payment of < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/BP-Gulf-Oil-Property-Claims-Rental-Property-Lawsuit-Lawyer-Class-Action">BP oil spill claims, it’s not surprising that many claimants were less than thrilled to hear the oil giant had decided to resume paying dividends to shareholders. To them, the resumption of dividend payments … Continue reading

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