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Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection

Scoping the Landscape of Endoscope Infection August 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Pittsburgh, PA: There is little doubt that endoscopes, duodenoscopes and other intricate scopes designed for ‘internal diagnostics’ are a godsend for patients and used hundreds of times a day, says Dr. Raymond Pontzer of Pittsburgh-based UPMC. “The benefit far outweighs the risks,” the director of infection prevention for the nonprofit said in comments published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (07/04/17). However, the risks cannot be discounted, as many an endoscope infection lawsuit has shown.
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Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible?

Talcum Powder Cancer Trial: Who is More Credible? August 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: In the third week of the current talcum powder trial, plaintiff’s doctor Annie Yessaian explained to the Los Angeles jury that talc can increase the risk of cancer. In its defense, J&J called to the stand Alan Andersen, a former FDA scientist and former director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, who said that studies showed talc had “unremarkable” effects on human cells.
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Recycled Defective Airbags Akin to ‘Ticking Time Bombs’

Recycled Defective Airbags Akin to ‘Ticking Time Bombs’ August 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Orlando, FL: The dead do not tell tales about airbag injuries, and there are sixteen people around the world (11 in the US alone) who can no longer speak for themselves after shrapnel from an airbag failure ripped into them and snuffed out their lives in deaths that the Associated Press (AP 06/26/17) characterize as “grisly.”
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Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit

Summary Judgment for DePuy Upheld in Defective Hip Lawsuit August 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO: A judgement for the defendant made by a lower court was upheld on appeal, affirming the original finding in favor of DePuy Orthopaedics in a hip replacement implant failure lawsuit. And while there is little doubt the plaintiff suffered from her allegedly defective hip implant, issues with the testimony of an expert witness appeared to sink the case for the plaintiff.
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Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight

Propecia Lawsuit Plaintiffs Should Brace for Statute of Limitations Fight August 14, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Plaintiffs have now filed more than 1,400 Propecia lawsuits alleging that the drug, also known as finasteride, caused a variety of side effects, including sexual dysfunction, depression and cognitive disorders. These symptoms may persist even after the drug is discontinued.
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Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees”

Pain from Surgical Mesh Complications Dropped Physiomesh Patient “To My Knees” August 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Dartmouth, NS: It might be argued that an 86-year-old individual shouldn’t be spending his twilight years suffering debilitating pain and surgical mesh complications from an allegedly defective surgical product. But such is the fate of a Canadian man who alleges that Ethicon Physiomesh, which has been recalled by Health Canada, is responsible for his suffering.
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Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action

Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action August 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Toronto, Ontario Thousands of Canadians and American cardiac arrhythmia patients with implantable defibrillators powered by faulty ion batteries and manufactured by St. Jude’s Medical Inc. and St. Jude’s Medical Canada are or will soon be eligible to join class actions suits in Canada and the US.
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California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win

California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win August 11, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC:Saxagliptin lawsuit plaintiffs just got a big victory. The fact that they can sue in California courts under California law will affect whether and how much they can recover for the injuries they have suffered.
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Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window!

Deadline Set in $300 Million Settlement in Benicar Lawsuit – Short Window! August 10, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Houston, TX Users of the blood pressure medication Benicar will receive an estimated average payout of $100,000 each in a settlement deal reached with Diiachi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories. The company admits no liability but agreed to pay compensation plaintiffs to some individuals who experienced gastrointestinal problems after using the medication.
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Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs”

Father Worries about his Incarcerated Son with Risperdal “Female Boobs” August 9, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
New Orleans, LA: This is Frank’s story about his son Frankie, who was prescribed Risperdal to treat ADHD when he 11 years old. (Risperdal is frequently prescribed off-label for uses not approved by the FDA.) By the time Frankie was 16, he had developed “female boobs” or gynecomastia. Frank’s son was incarcerated at 18 years of age and he will be eligible for parole in three years, when he is 29 years old.
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