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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Indiana Woman Alleges Serious Injuries From Transvaginal Mesh Products

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who suffered injuries after receiving transvaginal mesh implants. The lawsuit suit alleges that the transvaginal mesh created an unreasonable risk and directly caused her injuries.

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Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Vulnerable to Fracture after ICD Switch

Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads are vulnerable to fracture following ICD switch, says a new study published in the June issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Research Suggest Fracking Chemicals Can Pollute Aquifers

A new study suggests fluids used during the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process could migrate through underground fractures and contaminate water aquifers.

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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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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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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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Failing DePuy ASR Hip Implants Sending Hundreds of Australians Back to the OR

Roughly 1,000 people in Australia have had to undergo revision surgeries because of failed DePuy ASR hip implants. According to TheAge.com, DePuy Orthopaedics has heard from more than 4,000 people in Australia and New Zealand seeking help with the recalled metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.

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Listeria Prompts Recall of Chicken and Pork Products

A recall of about 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products has been implemented by Taylor Farms Pacific, of Tracy California, over concerns that broccoli in the products could be contaminated with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria monocytogenes pathogen, said the U.S. … Continue reading

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E. coli Found on Most Shopping Carts, Researcher Says

University of Arizona researchers analyzed shopping cart handles in four states and found that of the 85 carts tested, 72 percent had fecal bacteria markers, wrote MSNBC. The researchers then, more specifically, tested samples taken from 36 carts and found … Continue reading

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Dried Fish Recalled by Brooklyn Firm for Potential Botulism

W H & Group LLC. just issued a recall of Dried Fish after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors discovered Clostridium botulinum spores, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The botulism contamination was … Continue reading

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Listeria Prompts Recall of Broccoli Products

Taylor Farms Pacific just announced a voluntary recall of an array of products containing broccoli over concerns about contamination with the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/listeria">Listeria bacteria, said The Associated Press (AP). A random test by agricultural department officials confirmed the Listeria monocytogenes … Continue reading

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Perfringens Outbreak in Illinois Linked to Poor Temperature Control

Earlier this month, about 30 people were sickened in Evanston, Illinois with < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">perfringens food poisoning after attending a parent-teacher conference at the Haven Middle School. According to Barfblog, the school’s and caterer’s—Merle’s BBQ Restaurant—practices were reviewed and food from … Continue reading

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Botulism Risk Prompts Fish Recall

Pacific American Fish Co, Inc. of Vernon, California is recalling certain Shishamo Roe Capelin fish over fears of Clostridium botulinum contamination, also known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">botulism, which can cause serious foodborne illness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. … Continue reading

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Peanut Salmonella Outbreak in the Spotlight Again

Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont is seeking information from the Obama administration about an investigation into the < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/Peanut_Corp_of_America_Salmonella_Outbreak">Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) Salmonella debacle in which peanut products distributed across the country sickened thousands, impacted most of the states … Continue reading

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Raw Milk Dangers Highlighted by CDC

More and more consumers are eating organically, minimizing consumption of processed foods, purchasing foods from food cooperatives and farmers markets, and even growing their own foods, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. While consuming foods with … Continue reading

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Food Safety Law Encourages Whistleblowers

The recently signed food safety law contains within it a provision that encourages whistleblowers to come forward with information that can help prevent < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">foodborne illness. The Seattle Times wrote that, under the provision, food industry workers employed by Food … Continue reading

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Listeria Prompts Smoked Salmon Recall in 20 States

St. James Smokehouse Inc, is conducting a voluntary recall of its Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced. The four-ounce packs, lot code 5797 and batch code 4759 with UPC# … Continue reading

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