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DePuy All-Metal Hip Implants Lead to Injuries, Study Says

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As DePuy All-Metal Hip Implant Trials Continue in US, European Regulator Finds Dangers in Hip Replacement Devices The number of lawsuits alleging serious personal injury from DePuy’s all-metal hip replacement devices is approaching 7,000 in the United States alone. As the first bellwether trial against DePuy’s Pinnacle all-metal hip replacement … [Read more...]

Utah Bus Driver Arrested on DUI Charges During Field Trip

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Utah Bus Driver Arrested on DUI Charges While Driving Kids and Parents for Field Trip A Utah school bus driver was pulled over and arrested on DUI charges on Monday, October 13th, while driving a bus full of students and 7 adult chaperones on a field trip to Brigham Young University. Lycia Martinez, 39, did not have alcohol in her system but was … [Read more...]

FDA Panel Does Not Recommend Removing Chantix Warnings


FDA Review Panel Recommends Leaving Black Box Warnings on Chantix The FDA is set to review evidence submitted by Pfizer in their request to remove serious warnings from their anti-smoking drug, Chantix, which suggest that the drug can trigger depression and suicidal thoughts, among other side effects. However, an FDA review panel has looked at the … [Read more...]

Texas Judge Reduces Transvaginal Mesh Personal Injury Verdict

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Jury Awards $73.4 Million in Personal Injury Damages to Transvaginal Mesh Victim, Judge Cuts Award in Half In a transvaginal mesh personal injury case against Boston Scientific last month, a jury awarded the plaintiff $73.4 million in punitive and compensatory damages for her pain and suffering, as well as ongoing medical expenses. Now, the … [Read more...]

3 Miami Residents Charged with Medicare Fraud

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More People in Miami Charged with Medicare Fraud Florida is the stereotypical home of millions of retirees, which means that the state is also home to the most Medicare fraud in the country. On Thursday, October 9th, three Miami residents were charged for their roles in a $23 million Medicare fraud scheme. Guillermo Delgado (45), Gabriel Delgado … [Read more...]

Woman Charged with Felony DUI After Hitting Pedestrian

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Rock Hill Woman Charged with Felony DUI for Hitting Pedestrian in September After a month of investigation, an Edgemoor-area woman has been charged with felony DUI after striking a pedestrian in a hit and run crash. On Thursday, October 9th, Melodie Morris, 40, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with great bodily … [Read more...]

Home Health Care Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud Conspiracy

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Home Health Care Agency Owner Faces Serious Penalties for $22 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy On Wednesday, October 8th, the former owner and manager of a Detroit-based home health care agency pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in a $22 million Medicare fraud conspiracy. Usman Butt, 40, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit home … [Read more...]

Advocacy Groups Call for Better Chantix Warning Labels

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Although Personal Injury Lawsuits Settled, Consumer Advocates Insist Chantix Warning Labels Need Updating Although the pharmaceutical company settled numerous personal injury lawsuits last year involving psychiatric problems linked to the drug, public safety advocates have requested that the federal government strengthen Chantix warning … [Read more...]

Safety Problems with Compounding Pharmacies Continue

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Despite New Federal Regulation, Compounding Pharmacies Continue to Cause Health Hazards In 2012, a sudden outbreak of fungal meningitis that began in Tennessee, but quickly popped up elsewhere across the US, was traced back to the New England Compounding Center, a compounding pharmacy that created drugs in such an unsanitary environment that … [Read more...]

Plaintiff Awarded Damages in Actos Bladder Cancer Trial

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Jury Rules In Favor of Plaintiff in Actos Bladder Cancer Trial Although Takeda Pharmaceuticals argued that a plaintiff’s life style choices, including smoking, caused her bladder cancer, on Friday, October 3rd, ruled in favor of Frances Wisniewski’s claim in the bladder cancer trial that Actos injured her. Wisniewski was prescribed Actos to treat … [Read more...]

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