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Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Timeframe: From Scientific Studies to Safety Concerns to Lawsuits May 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
St. Louis, MO: A timeframe shows talcum powder--its origins, and later its link to ovarian cancer, from the late 1800s to the present fifth talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis, and the fourth jury verdict for the plaintiff. The editorial staff at LawyersandSettlements.com were curious as to how a beloved, trusted personal care product came to be the target of current litigation. What follows is the story, through key events, of how things evolved. 
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Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes

Risperdal Victims Candid Photographs Speak Volumes May 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Detroit, MI: Most jurors in Risperdal trials are likely sympathetic and at the same time shocked to discover how boys who developed female breasts have suffered. The public are likely reacting the same way after seeing a photo project online titled “Risperdal Boys”.
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South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL

South Carolina Stockert 3T Lawsuits Won't Head to MDL May 22, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Greenville, SC: The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will not allow a large group of federally filed lawsuits concerning the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system to be consolidated in one court for more efficient handling.
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Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough

Ongoing Efforts to Improve Endoscope Disinfection May not be Enough May 21, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Ivyland, PA: It was just about a year ago, on May 29 2016 that the Sunday Telegram of Massachusetts highlighted the trials and tribulations of a manufacturer and their endoscope cleaning machine. Custom Ultrasonics Inc., based in Ivyland PA., had been previously taken to task by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to an endoscope cleaning machine tied to outbreaks of superbugs. The FDA, six months prior, had directed that all System 83 Plus cleaning machines manufactured by Custom Ultrasonics should be taken off the market out of a concern for public health and safety, as many an endoscope lawsuit will attest.
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Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

Judge Awards $2 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit May 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Albuquerque, NM: A New Mexico judge has ruled that Zimmer must pay $2 million after a bench trial concerning one of its hip implant devices that allegedly injured a patient.
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Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls

Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls May 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: In the wake of more than four million catheter recalls over the past year by numerous medical device manufacturers, dozens of patients have reported injuries and two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed due to broken catheters.
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Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue

Payments Flowing to State Sponsored Terrorism Victims, but Lawsuits Continue May 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Victims of state-sponsored terrorism have begun to receive compensation under the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act (USVSSTA), with payments flowing as of March of this year. While that’s good news for victims and their families harmed by such acts of terror, lawsuits continue to be filed by plaintiffs alleging that the playing field, as it were, is far from level.
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Angioplasty TVAM, Doctors and the FDA

Angioplasty TVAM, Doctors and the FDA May 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Angioplasty was designed as a safe alternative to open heart surgery, but a procedure using balloon angioplasty devices called transvascular autonomic modulation (TVAM) is not safe, which the FDA has warned of repeatedly. Some doctors, however, believe its benefits outweigh the risks involved.
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Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water

Class Action Lawsuit Over Lead in School Drinking Water May 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Butler, PA: At one time a staple of the manufacturing industry, lead has evolved from a common product found in everything from paint to children’s toys, to a known toxin, and the source of lead paint poisoning and other injuries to the nervous system and beyond. Thus, there’s little surprise that concerned parents would turn to the courts when lead was found in the drinking water of an elementary school in Pennsylvania, but were not informed for months, or so it is alleged.
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$553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL

$553M in Settlements Reached with Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW in Takata Airbag MDL May 18, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: $553.6 million in settlements has been agreed in multi-district litigation (MDL) involving Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW, which will see the automakers pay the sum to end claims brought by plaintiffs over alleged defective Takata airbags. To date, the airbags, which can explode, have been linked with 11 deaths in the US.
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