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California Voters May End 38 Years of Tort Reform

California Voters May End 38 Years of Tort Reform October 31, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
California voters will decide on Proposition 46 - The Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors initiative - on the November 4th ballot.
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Will Relaxed Implementation of FLSA Standards for Domestic Workers Backfire?

Will Relaxed Implementation of FLSA Standards for Domestic Workers Backfire? October 31, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A ruling by the US Department of Labor (DOL) with regard to overtime pay laws for domestic and in-home workers has the potential to not only confuse the issue for employers, it could also give litigants eyeing an unpaid overtime lawsuit a leg up for any pending proceedings.
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Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Leaves Young Father Disabled

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Leaves Young Father Disabled October 31, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Apelousas, LA: Chris has been disabled for three years - since having a Medtronic Infuse bone graft implanted. “Ever since this Medtronic bone was put in my back, my life has been hell. I’ve worked all my life and I’ve always been the provider for my family,” says Chris.
“Now I can no longer be that man.”
Read [ Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Leaves Young Father Disabled ]

Following Suit: Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit Updates

Following Suit: Stryker Rejuvenate Lawsuit Updates October 30, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
According to Dr. Shezad Malik, founder of the Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm, lawsuits filed against Stryker concerning the Rejuvenate hip device, allege Stryker knew or should have known about the risks associated with use of the hip implant.
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A New Outlaw in the Levaquin Side Effects Corral

A New Outlaw in the Levaquin Side Effects Corral October 30, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Glendale, AZ: Levaquin has long been a source of frustration for patients with regard to Levaquin side effects ranging from pain to tendon ruptures. But there is a new scourge emerging from the use of the fluoroquinolone that has actually been on the FDA radar since 2004, with an updated label finally coming last fall. Critics and plaintiffs say manufacturers and the US Food and Drug Administration aren’t doing enough.
Read [ A New Outlaw in the Levaquin Side Effects Corral ]

Don’t Panic Over Unpaid Bills. Consider Pre-Settlement Funding

Don’t Panic Over Unpaid Bills. Consider Pre-Settlement Funding October 30, 2014. By Mark Bello.
Following a serious auto accident, a plaintiff could experience severe financial difficulties from the inability to work, sudden medical bills, and the stress of meeting daily living expenses for themselves and those they support. When savings are depleted and friends and family are unable to help, injured plaintiffs can turn to pre-settlement lawsuit funding.
Read [ Don’t Panic Over Unpaid Bills. Consider Pre-Settlement Funding ]

Propecia Leads to Depression

Propecia Leads to Depression October 30, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: Jason has been prescribed Viagra to help with erectile dysfunction - a Propecia side effect. Contrary to the Propecia manufacturer’s label warning, his condition isn’t short-term: Jason took the hair loss medication five years ago and he is in therapy for depression.
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Medical Industry Waits for Study on Vytorin

Medical Industry Waits for Study on Vytorin October 29, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Less than a month away is the expected deadline for the medical world to hear the results of a study on Vytorin. The study has been undertaken to add to the published literature about Vytorin side effects and Vytorin effectiveness. So far, at least two studies regarding the drug, which combines ezetimibe (Zetia) and simvastatin (Zocor), have not shown that Vytorin is any more effective than Zocor alone.
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All Eyes on Philadelphia and Pending Trial for Risperdal and Growing Male Breasts

All Eyes on Philadelphia and Pending Trial for Risperdal and Growing Male Breasts October 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A study appearing this month in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology suggests that Americans treated with the antipsychotic risperidone (Risperdal) presented with a 69 percent increased risk for the development of Risperdal gynecomastia when compared against those who did not take Risperdal.
Read [ All Eyes on Philadelphia and Pending Trial for Risperdal and Growing Male Breasts ]

Debt Collector Harassment to See Federal Oversight

Debt Collector Harassment to See Federal Oversight October 28, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Buffalo, NY: When Richard Cordray took over the reins of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), he pledged changes that would help mitigate the kind of debt collector harassment far too many innocent consumers encounter. According to The Jacksonville Free Press (9/18/14), those forthcoming changes are rooted in new initiatives announced by the CFPB that would see the organization assume greater federal oversight of debt collection agencies that often prey upon Americans needlessly.
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