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Surgical Mesh Lawsuit to Proceed

Surgical Mesh Lawsuit to Proceed December 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Providence, RI: A Rhode Island man who received recalled abdominal mesh just prior to a product recall in 2005, will see his surgical mesh lawsuit go forward after a Rhode Island judge refused to dismiss the case.
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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Can Proceed

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Can Proceed November 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Providence, RI: A Hip Replacement Implant Failure lawsuit that might have lost to the plaintiff had assertions by the defendant been supported by the Court, will go ahead nonetheless after a US District Court judge ruled that the plaintiff had sufficient grounds to proceed.
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When Emergency Room Charges = Hospital Overcharges

When Emergency Room Charges = Hospital Overcharges February 18, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Providence, RI The issue of emergency room charges may appear to be a symptom of all that is wrong with the current status quo in the American health care system. However, the observation does little to defray the frustration over emergency room costs, when determining the actual cost of a service is next to impossible.
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Midland Farms Recalls Milk Products in Eastern US

September 9, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker has alerted consumers that Midland Farms, located in Menands, New York, is recalling certain milk products due to the potential of improper pasteurization. Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.
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Romaine Lettuce Products Recalled due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

May 7, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Sidney, Ohio Freshway Foods is recalling products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier because they have the potential to be contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria (E. coli O145). The products were sold under the Freshway brand and Imperial Sysco brand.
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James Woods Settles Negligence Suit over Brother's Death

James Woods Settles Negligence Suit over Brother's Death January 4, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Providence, RI After months of litigation, Actor James Woods has settled his negligence lawsuit with the Rhode Island hospital where his brother died of a heart attack in 2006.
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Patient's Knee Swells up After Levaquin Use

Patient's Knee Swells up After Levaquin Use November 25, 2009. By Heidi Turner.
Newport, RI Some patients who have taken Levaquin know how debilitating the side effects can be—the drug has been linked to an increased risk of tendon tears and tendon ruptures. Mark P. (real name withheld) says he suffered Levaquin side effects and still feels the associated pain.
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"My Brother Died from Fentanyl"

"My Brother Died from Fentanyl" March 27, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Richmond, RI: "My brother was prescribed fentanyl patches for severe back pain and throat cancer," says Michael. "He was on conventional opiates for a long time but he was prescribed the fentanyl patches on July 10, 2007. The next day my mother found him dead."
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Asbestos Mesothelioma – One Boilermaker's Story

Asbestos Mesothelioma – One Boilermaker's Story January 19, 2009. By Lucy Campbell.
New Port, RI: John worked as a boilermaker all his life, which involved working extensively with asbestos in the repair and fabrication of asbestos gaskets. When John became ill with the asbestos mesothelioma he had to have a lung removed. His case recently went to court and the jury awarded him a settlement of $4,390,000.
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Asbestos Mesothelioma Continues to Take Lives

Asbestos Mesothelioma Continues to Take Lives December 9, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Newport News , RI: Mesothelioma is a horrid form of cancer affecting the mesothelium; a protective lining that covers the majority of the body's internal organs. Prognosis, once mesothelioma has been established, is usually poor and there is generally no cure.
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