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Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

Cooked Chicken Becomes Part of Salmonella Food Recall

Costco Issues Food Recall for Cooked Chicken Due to Salmonella A Costco store in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a food recall for Foster Farms Rotisserie chicken, due to possible salmonella contamination. The retailer’s food recall covers 40,000 lbs of Foster Farms and associated Kirkland Farms chicken, including 8,800 Kirkland Signature … [Read more...]

“Happy Gilmore” Actor Gets DWI In Wilmington, NC

Actor Famous for Bit Parts in Comedies Receives DWI in NC An actor most famous for his role of “Shooter McGavin” in Happy Gilmore was arrested early in the morning on Wednesday, October 16th, on DWI charges, or “driving while impaired.” According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, actor Christopher McDonald was pulled over by a trooper in … [Read more...]

Bard Wants Compensation for Dropped Transvaginal Mesh Case

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Wants Attorneys’ Fees for Dropped Personal Injury Case The third bellwether trial in the CR Bard transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) was dropped recently, and now the medical manufacturer is seeking compensation for incurred attorneys’ fees. According to court documents, the trial in the case of Linda … [Read more...]

Endo Pharmaceuticals Testosterone Therapy Faces Lawsuit

Endo Pharmaceuticals Testosterone Therapy Drug Fortesta Faces Product Liability Lawsuit Endo Pharmaceuticals and the Prostrakan Group PLC were hit with a product liability lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court in early May for their testosterone therapy gel, Fortesta.  The lawsuit claims that the company failed to disclose serious and dangerous side … [Read more...]

Operation Dry Water Focuses on how to Prevent BUI in Georgia

Operation Dry Water Helps Prevent BUI in Georgia As July 4th approaches, law enforcement in Georgia will be increasingly present on lakes and rivers across the state for the annual Operation Dry Water Campaign to help prevent BUI – boating under the influence. For three days – June 27th through June 29th – boaters in Georgia can expect to see … [Read more...]

Number of Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits Increases

Hearing for Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Consolidation Scheduled for December Agrochemicals company Syngenta, makers of Viptera and other types of genetically-modified corn sold to US farmers, faces several GMO Corn Seed lawsuits that may soon be consolidated into one large class action. Syngenta so far faces 50 different lawsuits in 11 major … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Court Establishes Xarelto Mass Tort

Philadelphia Court Establishes Xarelto Mass Tort Docket After several people have filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals for their dangerous blood thinner, Xarelto, a judge in Philadelphia Claims Court has established a Xarelto mass tort docket. According to the court order issued on Wednesday, January … [Read more...]

Phishing Scams Focus on Tax Season

Scammers Begin Tax Season Phishing and Phone Scams Consumer Reports has released their annual statement on how to avoid tax season phishing and phone scams this year. According to their estimates, Americans will lose $21 million this year in tax fraud scams. The IRS notes that scammers often use promises of a larger refund or threats of jail to … [Read more...]

Pradaxa Manufacturer Faces 2,000 Personal Injury Lawsuits in US

2,000 Lawsuits Against Pradaxa Manufacturer Move Forward in the US German pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim reported on Thursday, February 13th, that the company faces more than 2,000 lawsuits in the United States in relation to its stroke prevention medication, Pradaxa, because the drug reportedly caused severe and even fatal … [Read more...]

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