Class Action Proposed over Coconut Oil Maker’s “Healthy” Label Claims

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Study Shows Many 9/11 Responders Have Not Made Significant Lung Function Recovery

According to a study just published online in the journal Chest, New York firefighters exposed to … [Continue Reading]

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Dole Packaged Salad Confirmed to Contain Listeria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in … [Continue Reading]

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Expert Testimony Continues at Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial

Expert witnesses continue their testimony in a bellwether trial in Dallas, Texas considering injury … [Continue Reading]

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Flint Tries to Assess the Harm Caused to Children by Lead in the Water Supply

Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan is among the … [Continue Reading]

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Class Action Proposed over Coconut Oil Maker’s “Healthy” Label Claims

A company that labels its coconut oil as “healthy,” faces a possible class action over the claim. A consumer has brought suit, saying the company misleads consumers into thinking the product is good for them when it is made up almost entirely of saturated fat. The California woman’s legal complaint said the labels on Carrington […]

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Study Shows Many 9/11 Responders Have Not Made Significant Lung Function Recovery

According to a study just published online in the journal Chest, New York firefighters exposed to toxins in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack lost, on average, 10 percent of lung function after 9/11, and they experienced little recovery in the first six years after 2001. A team of public health, pulmonary, and epidemiology experts […]

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Dole Packaged Salad Confirmed to Contain Listeria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in packaged salad after 15 people across eight states were sickened, all requiring hospitalization. One individual has died. The packaged salad, sold under various brands, was voluntarily recalled by Dole. These products were all produced at the Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. plant […]

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Expert Testimony Continues at Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Trial

Expert witnesses continue their testimony in a bellwether trial in Dallas, Texas considering injury claims of people implanted with DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Five suits from among the Pinnacle hip injury cases consolidated in the Northern District of Texas have been brought together in a bellwether trial. The claims in these five […]

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Flint Tries to Assess the Harm Caused to Children by Lead in the Water Supply

Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan is among the medical and public health professionals attempting to determine the extent of the potential harm to the city’s children from the lead-contaminated water supply. Dr. Hanna-Attisha believes about 8,000 children may be affected, the New York Times reports. Lead is toxic and can […]

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New Research Indicates Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tysabri Can Lead to Potentially Fatal Brain Infection

A newly published report indicates that patients taking the genetically engineered multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri have a higher risk of developing a potentially fatal brain infection than previously thought. German and French researchers found that Tysabri (natalizumab), used to treat patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis, can cause a tenfold risk of developing antibodies to the […]

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Update on Ongoing Bellwether DePuy Pinnacle Hip Injury Bellwether

The outcome of a bellwether trial taking place in Dallas, Texas could play an important role in a number of injury claims brought by people implanted with the DePuy Orthopaedics’ Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Of the many lawsuits brought, five Pinnacle injury cases have been consolidated into one bellwether trial. The claims in these […]

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Study Says Doctors Who Get Sued are More Likely to be Sued Again

In a special article published January 28, 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine, a group of researchers reports that one percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims. The authors conclude that the more often a doctor is sued, the more likely it is that he or she […]

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Battery Issue Prompts Thornhill to Recall MOVES Ventilator System

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a Class I label on a recall of Thornhill’s MOVES Ventilator System. Class I is the FDA”s most serious recall status, reserved only for recalled products that present a risk of serious injury or death. In this case, the recall was prompted by a battery issue […]

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Injury Trial is Underway in Texas

A trial now underway in federal court in Texas could affect the outcome of thousands of injury claims filed by people implanted with the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacement device. Five plaintiffs who have metal-on-metal hips, manufactured DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, are having their cases presented in one proceeding, Law360 reports. Federal Judge […]