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August 29, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s possible that the active ingredient in Mirena IUD birth control, levonorgestrel, could trigger breast cancer. That’s the conclusion of a new Finnish study, just published, which found a 19 percent higher incidence rate of breast cancer in women using Mirena and other birth control products containing levonorgestrel, than women not using the devices. Various Mirena side effects have been noted previously, including Mirena uterine perforation.Read [ Could Mirena Birth Control Side Effects Include Breast Cancer? ]
August 28, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: Another California insurance lawsuit has been filed against Anthem Blue Cross, alleging the company changed policyholders’ insurance plans without telling them, resulting in unforeseen medical bills. The lawsuit, filed in August, follows a California insurance lawsuit filed in July that made similar allegations against the insurance company.Read [ Anthem Blue Cross Faces Another California Insurance Lawsuit ]
August 28, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Huntsville, AL: It has been long held by many plaintiffs that asbestos fibers brought home on work clothes from an employee exposed to asbestos can have a detrimental effect on the health of other family members, including the development of asbestosis disease. To that end, a federal court in Alabama has ruled that an employer can be held liable for the death of the spouse of one of its employees from asbestos exposure.Read [ Alabama Court Rules Employer Has Duty of Care to Non-Worker in Asbestos Case ]
August 27, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Detroit, MI: For most people, it would be unthinkable that a bug bite could set off a chain of events that results in a person’s death, but when it comes to Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), that is exactly what can happen. Some antibiotics used to treat bug bites have side effects that include SJS. Although reports have not indicated what antibiotics the patient was on, antiobiotic Zithromax side effects include an increased risk of reactions such as SJS. In addition to Zithromax, other antibiotics and other medications, including antiepileptic medications, have been linked to SJS.Read [ Stevens Johnson Syndrome: Bug Bite Turns Tragic ]
August 26, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA: Eight months ago, a woman (we’ll call her “Susan”) was a healthy young mother looking forward to going on vacation. She believed she had a bladder infection and was anxious to see it cleared up before she headed south for a warm and sunny vacation.Read [ West Coast Woman Says She Has Cipro Damage ]
August 26, 2014. By LAS Staff Writer.
San Bernardino, CA (August 26, 2014) (Press Release): After a two-week class action trial, a San Bernardino Superior Court jury reached a unanimous fraud verdict for intentional misrepresentation, concealment, and negligent misrepresentation and awarded $3,585,000 in damages and $750,000 in punitive damages to 2,500 members who purchased campground memberships and/or paid membership fees to Halo Resorts, Inc. from December 16, 2007 to February 20, 2013.Read [ $4.3 million dollar class action verdict in campground membership case ]
August 26, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: A class-action lawsuit over Chrysler Dodge Ram Recalls alleging defective steering should be dismissed, the defendant claims, because Chrysler’s efforts to undertake ongoing recalls answers and therefore negates any claims over defective products alleged in the putative class action.Read [ Chrysler Seeks to Dismiss Dodge Ram Steering Problems Lawsuit ]
August 25, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Denver, CO: In an unpaid wages lawsuit that alleged employees of Tyson Foods were not properly paid for time spent donning and doffing protective clothes, Tyson has had its appeal of an award rejected. Plaintiffs were awarded $4 million in their lawsuit, in which they alleged time spent putting on and taking off protective gear equaled off-the-clock work.Read [ Tyson Loses Donning and Doffing Appeal ]
August 25, 2014. By Jane Mundy.
Charleston, WV: When Trudy complained to her doctor about stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after she gave birth to her third child, he advised her to have a simple procedure that would solve any leakage. “He told me that this product was the next best thing to sliced bread so I had the AMS transvaginal mesh implanted and I will never trust doctors again,” says Trudy.Read [ AMS Transvaginal Mesh Good News and Bad News ]
August 25, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: In what appears to be a broken record in the symphony that is California and labor law, a major restaurant chain is having to face the music over alleged rest period and meal break transgressions, striking a sour note amongst thousands of would-be plaintiffs in a pending California labor law class action.Read [ Plaintiffs in California Labor Law Class Action Take On Olive Garden ]