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Pregnant with Mirena IUD

Pregnant with Mirena IUD July 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Fort Mitchell, AL:The Mirena IUD for birth control has been in the news recently, albeit under bizarre circumstances. One mom in Alabama posted on Facebook a photo of her newborn holding the IUD that was meant to prevent his appearance. A woman in the UK was implanted with Mirena when she was unknowingly pregnant—sadly the baby was stillborn.
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Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies

Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies July 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Phoenix, AZ: Litigation surrounding the death of an underground pipe worker allegedly exposed to asbestos, demonstrates what often goes on behind the scenes that serves to shift the focus away from the victim, and onto defendants seeking to cover their financial losses. Many an asbestosis lawsuit has alleged failures on the part of employers and those responsible for work sites have resulted in unprotected exposure to asbestos, causing asbestosis disease, mesothelioma and other diseases associated with exposure to the deadly carcinogen.
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Party Animal “Cocolicious” Dog Food Subject of Class Action

Party Animal “Cocolicious” Dog Food Subject of Class Action July 1, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Pasadena, CA Two companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of an upscale dog food known as “Cocolicious” are the subject of a class action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Court. The suit alleges Party Animal Inc. of California and Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company of Illinois are responsible for selling cans of Party Animal dog food that, according to a Texas A&M testing of the dog food, contained the animal euthanasia drug pentobarbital.
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Canadians Miffed at Failed Physiomesh Approved Under FDA 510(k) Clearance

Canadians Miffed at Failed Physiomesh Approved Under FDA 510(k) Clearance June 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Toronto, ON: Colleen Copland feels that she is far too young, at age 34, to be dealing with surgical mesh side effects stemming from an implantation of the now-recalled Ethicon Physiomesh. A routine procedure to repair an abdominal hernia mushroomed into a nightmare for the Canadian woman, who along with one other sufferer interviewed by CTV News (03/28/17) back in the spring have joined a class action surgical mesh lawsuit in Canada.
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Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without

Hip Replacement Patient says Better Off Without June 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: When Sharon had a Hip replacement she expected, and was told, it would improve her quality of life, her overall well-being. Instead, her health has deteriorated and she is totally disabled. And her third hip revision surgery is scheduled for next month.
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Woman Burned When Pressure Cooker Explodes

Woman Burned When Pressure Cooker Explodes June 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Miami, FL: A Miami woman allegedly suffered burns to part of her body when a pressure cooker exploded while she was cooking, according to WPLG-10 news.
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New Jersey Man Claims Diabetes Medicine Caused His Heart Disease

New Jersey Man Claims Diabetes Medicine Caused His Heart Disease June 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Trenton, NJ: A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit against drug manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, claiming he suffered injuries after taking the diabetes drug Saxagliptin, sold under the brand names Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR.
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Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Failure: Consider Rehabilitation over Revision Surgery

Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Failure: Consider Rehabilitation over Revision Surgery June 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Not only is the failure rate of Zimmer Biomet shoulder surgery abnormally high, a new study shows that some patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery have an increased risk of complications, including the need for revision surgery—which comes with its own set of risks.
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Florida Premises Liability Lawsuit Results in Jury Award for Burn Victim

Florida Premises Liability Lawsuit Results in Jury Award for Burn Victim June 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Jacksonville, FL: While Florida premises liability runs the gamut from dog bites to slips and falls, proprietors of hot food and beverages are required to observe caution in order to avoid spills of hot liquid that could injure either an employee, or a customer. To that end, a Starbucks located in the Sunshine State has been hit with a $100,000 judgement over a hot-liquid spill that resulted in a consumer suffering a burn injury.
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Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July

Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July June 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The Risperdal lawsuit count now stands at a number above 18,000. To that end a staggering number of cases name pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as defendants. Most allege Risperdal gynecomastia, a Risperdal side effect characterized as the growth of male breast tissue. However one Risperdal lawsuit was recently filed in Missouri alleging that Risperdal had been prescribed to children as young as two years of age.
Read [ Risperdal Lawsuit Hit 18,000 and Climbing, Status Update Due in July ]

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