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Law Firms Watching Actemra Story

Law Firms Watching Actemra Story September 20, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Denver, CO: Law firms across the US are taking a serious interest in a recent investigative piece of journalism by STAT news published on June 5, 2017 which revealed, “The Food and Drug Administration has received reports on 1,128 people who died after taking Actemra, and has reviewed its safety several times since it was approved. But the agency doesn’t have sophisticated tools to determine whether the drug was a culprit or a bystander in those deaths.”
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California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win

California Saxagliptin Lawsuit Plaintiffs Score Big Procedural Win August 11, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC:Saxagliptin lawsuit plaintiffs just got a big victory. The fact that they can sue in California courts under California law will affect whether and how much they can recover for the injuries they have suffered.
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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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Why Your Cell Phone Matters: 5 Lessons from the United Airlines PR Disaster

Why Your Cell Phone Matters: 5 Lessons from the United Airlines PR Disaster April 25, 2017. By Attorney Bill Green, Green Law Firm.
North Charleston, SC:You’d have to be under a rock the last week to have missed the story of David Dao, a Chinese-American passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight after resisting his removal. The media has been all over this blatant example of excessive force; and so they should. It’s violent, visceral, and reminds us that everyday people can be pushed around by the systems of “big companies” whether they like it or not.
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More Warnings Sent Out About Stockert Heater-Coolers

More Warnings Sent Out About Stockert Heater-Coolers January 27, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Pittsburgh, PA: As additional Stockert heater-cooler lawsuits are filed, more warnings are being sent out about the devices, warning patients that they may have been exposed to contaminants thanks to the use of the Stockert 3T devices. Hospitals across the US are sending out letters concerning the potential risk of infection in patients who underwent open-heard surgery procedures that involved Stockert heater-coolers.

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Parents Face Pool Drowning Nightmare

Parents Face Pool Drowning Nightmare January 6, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Easley, SC: Having a backyard pool might be a child's dream, but for parents, above-ground or in-ground pools can be a nightmare. Too many parents know the horror of losing a child in an above-ground or in-ground pool drowning. And whether the tragedy happens in their own backyard, in a neighbor's yard, or at a resort, parents never get over the horror of losing their child.
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Risperdal for Kids Reaps Big Bucks—but for how long?

Risperdal for Kids Reaps Big Bucks—but for how long? December 29, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Baltimore, MD: Johnson & Johnson is accused of targeting Risperdal marketing towards children and teenagers, to the extent that the antipsychotic drug has been prescribed to treat anxiety in children. But some of those boys who developed gynecomastia, a non-cancerous increase in the size of male breast tissue, now suffer from depression and chances are, J&J has a drug for that too.
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More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk

More Hospitals, Not FDA, Warn Patients of Stockert 3T Heater Cooler Infection Risk December 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Springfield, MA: Hospitals across the US are warning cardiac patients of a potential infection risk if they had surgery involving the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system. Some hospitals have discontinued using the device and Stockert 3T lawsuits are being filed.
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Hospital Overcharges Up in the Air

Hospital Overcharges Up in the Air December 8, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Lubbock, NM: Not only do hospitals overcharge patients, mostly uninsured patients, for emergency room visits. One air ambulance company that provides emergency air medical service is facing several class action lawsuits alleging overpricing.
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Stockert 3T Heater Concerns Rising, Not Awareness

Stockert 3T Heater Concerns Rising, Not Awareness November 26, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Leesburg, FL: Hospitals across the US and Canada that use the LivaNova PLC Stockert 3T heater-cooler system during open-heart surgery are warning patients—who had surgery as far back as 2011— that they may be at risk of a rare and potentially life-threatening bacterial infection called nontuberculous mycobacterium or ‘NTM.’
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