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September 30, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Harrisonburg, VA: A Lexapro side effects lawsuit that ended in the granting of summary judgment in favor of the defendant may have dismissed or disproved any claims by the plaintiff for failure to warn. What the decision didn’t do is disprove or cast doubt on the risk for suicide amongst patients prescribed the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI).Read [ For Some, Lexapro Side Effects Run Deeper Than Mere Statistics ]
September 30, 2014. By Mark Bello.
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September 29, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Given the confusing nature of labor laws and employee rights, issues such as unpaid wages and off-the-clock work are not as straightforward as they might seem. As a result, the US Supreme Court has reportedly been asked to hear a case involving an unpaid wages claim by employees who have spent time preparing for work.Read [ Supreme Court Asked to Hear Donning and Doffing Lawsuit ]
September 29, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Although California’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (California AB 241) came into effect almost 10 months ago to protect in-home workers from California overtime violations, there are still reports of home aides overtime violations. Paying “day rates” is illegal under the bill because it doesn’t allow for overtime compensation.Read [ Domestic Workers and Personal Attendants Still Targets of California Overtime Violations ]
September 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Sacramento, CA: The various interests lining up and staking their positions in a new California labor law proposal are polarized in their respective points of view. California Assembly Bill 1897 (AB 1897) as of this writing remains on the desk of California Governor Jerry Brown for either passage or veto. Sponsors of the bill, which amongst other statutes will hold a business or contractor liable when a subcontractor violates the California labor code, claim it will help workers by promoting responsible contracting.Read [ Various Sides Line Up on California Labor Law Proposal ]
September 28, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington DC: An FDA advisory panel has recommended limiting the use of testosterone drugs and has recommended the makers of the drugs conduct a study into possible testosterone side effects. Of concern is a potential link between the use of testosterone products and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Testosterone lawsuits have been filed alleging patients were not adequately warned about some of the risks associated with the medications.Read [ FDA Panel Recommends Limiting Use of Testosterone ]
September 28, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
New York, NY: The lawyer representing the families of two victims killed in a General Motors vehicle due to its faulty ignition switch say they have accepted offers from a compensation program for crash injuries and deaths.Read [ Two Families Accept GM Defective Ignition Switch Offer ]
September 28, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Somerset, NJ: If there was ever any doubt that Propecia finasteride can foster sexual dysfunction and loss of libido in men, that doubt should be dashed by the establishment in 2012 of a foundation dedicated to conducting learned research in what is now referenced as Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS), with a view to further understanding what triggers Propecia sexual dysfunction and ways in which it could be avoided.Read [ Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Gives Rise to Establishment of Foundation ]
September 27, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Another study is set to be released regarding the effectiveness of Vytorin, a drug that combines ezetimibe (known by the brand name Zetia) and simvastatin (known by the brand name Zocor). Whether the study will confirm previous findings that question the effectiveness of combining Zetia and Zocor is not known. Some previous studies have failed to show that the two drugs combined are more effective than Zocor alone or Zocor and a different statin.Read [ New Vytorin Study Results on the Way ]
September 27, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: It would be prudent to presume an increase and influx in overtime pay lawsuits given the passage of the so-called domestic workers’ bill of rights in California and three other states (federal changes in kind are expected in 2015). Not necessarily because of the law, but primarily due to the possibility and expectation that employers of domestic workers will either ignore the guidelines or simply remain unaware of them.Read [ Domestic Bill of Rights Meant to Curb California Overtime Pay Abuse ]