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Michigan Patient Billed Over $1,000 for Sitting in the Waiting Room

Michigan Patient Billed Over $1,000 for Sitting in the Waiting Room February 23, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Grand Rapids, MI:Judy Burton did what most people do when they begin suffering unexplained pains while at home on a Saturday evening: she proceeded to the nearest emergency room to get checked out. The Michigan resident told FOX 17 News (11/17/17) that she wound up not requiring treatment after her pains subsided and after about an hour simply left the waiting room and went home. Imagine her surprise when she received a bill about 2 weeks later for over $1,000 in emergency room charges.
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Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Currently Underway in New Jersey

Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Currently Underway in New Jersey February 20, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
New Brunswick, NJ: Jurors at an asbestos lawsuit currently underway in New Jersey have heard that an expert witness for the plaintiff may not have considered all statistical and reported evidence in his analysis which led him to believe that talcum powder manufactured by co-defendant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) does currently, or did at one time contain asbestos.
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Hernia Mesh a Helluva Mess

Hernia Mesh a Helluva Mess February 19, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Raleigh, NC: Daniel complained to his surgeon time and again about pain and swelling from his abdominal surgical mesh used to repair a hernia back in 2015, but he was told it was simply the "healing process" and that "time would heal". But how long does the healing take? In Daniel's case, time was not on his side.
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Medical Billing and Hospital Overcharges - What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath of "first, do no harm"?

Medical Billing and Hospital Overcharges - What Happened to the Hippocratic Oath of "first, do no harm"? February 19, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Tampa, FL: Attorney Ben Stewart is seeing an increase in hospital overcharging, mostly to uninsured people. "Look carefully at your medical bills. If you have been overcharged and have either started a payment schedule or completed payment, you may be entitled to monetary damages," says Stewart.
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First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuit Gearing Up for March

First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Lawsuit Gearing Up for March February 18, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Phoenix, AZ: With the scheduled start of the first Bard IVC filter bellwether trial set for next month, all eyes will be on the outcome to gauge how the remaining bellwether cases might fare, and ultimately what general direction the remaining 3,500 cases in C.R. Bard multidistrict litigation may wind up taking.
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EPA Now Says Monsanto Roundup 'Likely' Does Not Cause Cancer, Debate Continues

EPA Now Says Monsanto Roundup 'Likely' Does Not Cause Cancer, Debate Continues February 15, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: There is little doubt that the cloud which has been lingering for some time over Monsanto Roundup, billed as one of the most popular herbicides on the globe, remains controversial over continuing debate that Monsanto Roundup causes cancer: and specifically, the active ingredient known as glyphosate.
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California Woman Slams J&J, Ethicon with 7-Count Physiomesh Lawsuit

California Woman Slams J&J, Ethicon with 7-Count Physiomesh Lawsuit February 15, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: The Johnson & Johnson Ethicon surgical mesh lawsuits just keep on coming. On January 19, 2018, Sharon Smith filed a new Hernia Mesh lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California.
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More Pressure to Withdraw Essure

More Pressure to Withdraw Essure February 14, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC. Essure critics last week met with FDA chief Scott Gottlieb to discuss problems with the sterilization device, particularly Bayer's failure to warn of Essure's serious complications. But Gottlieb said they need to wait for Bayer to finish its safety study - in 2023! Perhaps those critics should have brought to the meeting lawyers, guns and money.
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Houston, We Have a Problem with DePuy ASR Hip Replacement

Houston, We Have a Problem with DePuy ASR Hip Replacement February 13, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Southlake, TX: Some DePuy ASR hip replacement patients are having problems finding a surgeon to perform revision surgery. Besides having to deal with a defective medical device, surgeons are in a dilemma and the FDA could have done more to help patients.
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Xarelto Verdict for the Plaintiff Overturned in Bellwether Case

Xarelto Verdict for the Plaintiff Overturned in Bellwether Case February 11, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a bellwether Xarelto lawsuit that was in danger of being overturned was, indeed tossed - but not for reasons that had been previously speculated.
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