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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million September 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: No one conversant with environmental law remains so without a full understanding of the risks associated with asbestos, a substance once widely-used for its insulating properties in spite of growing evidence that asbestos is a carcinogen. While asbestos is still employed in some industrial applications, its use is tightly regulated. This, unlike the backdrop of decades past when policies and protocols around asbestos were, as alleged in scores of lawsuits, found lacking. To that end, a mesothelioma lawsuit filed by the widow of an asbestos mesothelioma victim speaks to the risks associated with direct, as well as indirect contact with asbestos fibers.
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Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits

Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Filed Nationwide while Big Pharma Makes Big Profits September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Miami, FL: In the wake of the Opioid Epidemic now declared a national emergency, big Pharma faces a tsunami of litigation. Miami has just announced it may file a prescription opioid lawsuit against the manufacturers, adding to the long list of cities and municipalities that have declared an opioid crisis.
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St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money

St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: The battery seems to have run out, so to speak, on St. Jude’s recall process. The company made a change to its battery design back in 2015 but didn’t acknowledge the reasoning behind the design—until the lithium battery defects were confirmed internally.
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Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability

Attorney Explains Difference between Definition of Disability September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Minneapolis, MN: Chances are, if you are asked to define disability, it won’t be the same definition as written in your disability insurance policy. Attorney Kristen Gyolai with Fields Law Firm wants you to know that there is a discrepancy between policy holders and how that policy defines disability.
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Why so many Catheters Recalled?

Why so many Catheters Recalled? September 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: Another catheter was recalled last week, and this one got a Class 1 recall category, meaning the most serious kind.
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Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin”

Victim told Transvaginal Mesh would make her “Feel like a 16-year-old Virgin” September 26, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Sydney, AU: An Australian transvaginal mesh inquiry underway involves complaints that would make good copy for a vulgar tabloid. One victim testified how she was told the mesh would make her feel like a “16-year-old virgin”. But if it takes sensational accounts such as these to make more women aware of transvaginal mesh side effects, all the better. These women are heroic for sharing such personal details.
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Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US

Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US September 26, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Bayer has announced that it is taking its female sterilization device, Essure, off the market in all countries where it is currently marketed and sold, except the US. The company said it was taking this action due to commercial reasons, and not because of allegations of side effects associated with the device.
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Late CFL Player, 27, Exhibited CTE Symptoms of Someone Three Times His Age

Late CFL Player, 27, Exhibited CTE Symptoms of Someone Three Times His Age September 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Springfield, MA: The estate of late NFL player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) and the New England Patriots, alleging that defendants failed to protect Hernandez from traumatic brain injury within the context of active play in football games, all the while knowing that repeated blows to the head could lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), an irreversible brain disease.
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Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations

Recent Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Targets Alleged Marketing Violations September 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Madison, WI: The basket of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits has grown, with another class action launched June 20 of this year in Wisconsin (Blitz et al. v. Monsanto Company et al., Case No. 3:17-cv-00473, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin). In this most recent claim, plaintiffs from Wisconsin, Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey and Florida assert that the product is marketed in a false and misleading manner.
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Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit

Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit September 22, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA A Health Benefit Trust that covers Alaskan State Employees is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against St. Jude’s Medical and Abbott Laboratories seeking compensation for costs related to defective lithium battery powered implantable cardiac defibrillators.
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