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Medical Device Manufacturer Admits to Wrongdoing, Faces $14 Million Penalty

Medical Device Manufacturer Admits to Wrongdoing, Faces $14 Million Penalty February 2, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It was a little over a year ago that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an official press release announcing that a Texas-based medical device company, Orthofix International (Orthofix), had agreed to pay $14 million to settle charges brought by the regulator with the help of two SEC fraud whistleblowers. Orthofix, which has faced a SEC whistleblower lawsuit in the past, also agreed to admit to wrongdoing.
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Stryker Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiff Survey Deemed ‘Intrusive’

Stryker Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Plaintiff Survey Deemed ‘Intrusive’ November 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: With the date for the first bellwether hip replacement implant failure trial involving failed Stryker femoral heads now established for September, 2019 attention has shifted to a compelling questionnaire the Howmedica defense team has issued to plaintiffs as part of the deposition process.
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Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier

Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier October 31, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Boston, MA: Veteran attorney Andrew Wainwright and the Thornton Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts have been handling mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of individuals with asbestos-related illnesses since 1978. He knows the issues well. Although the use of asbestos has been curtailed Wainwright says victims of its deadly effects and cases of mesothelioma continue to come forward.
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ER Bills and Hospital Overcharging: It’s Not Getting Any Better

ER Bills and Hospital Overcharging: It’s Not Getting Any Better October 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: Regardless of the machinations undertaken by the Trump Administration to replace the so-called ‘Obama Care’ with something that may, or may not be superior the fact remains that health care costs continue to balloon, with hospital billings and emergency room charges chronically higher than rates set by Medicare. With such hospital overcharging going on, it’s little wonder patients seek justice with an ER bill lawsuit, or similar.
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Asbestos and Environmental Law

Asbestos and Environmental Law October 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Massachusetts: Any asbestos lawsuit, whether it be founded upon asbestosis, asbestos mesothelioma, asbestos cancer or any other form of asbestos disease carries underpinnings of environmental law. That’s because the environment is such an integral component of today’s safe workplace, that environmental law policy is central to how employers create and maintain their work environments, and how they equip employees working with hazardous materials to protect their health.
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Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure

Veterans Still Seeking Benefits Fifty One Years after Radiation Exposure October 5, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Meriden, CT: A mid-air collision in 1966 during a military refueling exercise has provided the foundation for a disability claims lawsuit against the US Department of Defense brought by former service personnel who assert exposure to radiation.
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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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Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death

Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death August 3, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Worcester, MA “The nurses in the hospital explained to me that baby Amber’s infection was due to the catheter. And my daughter’s autopsy states that infection was the cause of death,” says Tara.
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Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths

Actemra Arthritis Medication Suspected in Over a Thousand Deaths August 1, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: The concern with any medication actively targeting a common ailment associated with a large and growing demographic is the potential for disaster were something to go awry, such as unforeseen side effects and adverse reactions. In the case of Actemra side effects, the fallout appears to be compelling: Actemra is commonly prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, a common complaint of the elderly. Baby Boomers, a massive demographic, are just now beginning to shift into their retirement years.
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Mixed Metals at Core of Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants

Mixed Metals at Core of Stryker LFIT V40 Hip Implants July 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY The Stryker Corporation, an American industry giant that sells medical devices in 100 countries around the world, is going to court in Boston and in New Jersey in parallel litigations to defend its LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head (Cobalt Chromium V40) against allegations that the metal on metal ball and joint hip implant system fails prematurely due to a design defect.
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