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HTMLAmericans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2016, previously published on June 6, 2016
Decades after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began regulating and eventually banning the use of asbestos in a wide variety of products, asbestos continues to cause the deaths of thousands of Americans each year, including the roughly 3000 who are diagnosed every year with mesothelioma....

 

HTML700 Sue Metal-on-Metal Hip Manufacturers in Britain
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 4, 2016
Seven hundred Britains have filed a massive metal-on-metal hip implant lawsuit against three makers of the dangerously defective implants. The defendants in the case reportedly include: Zimmer, which made the Durom cup implant; DePuy, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that made the Pinnacle...

 

HTMLIVC Filter Lawsuits Consolidated in Federal Court
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on July 11, 2016
Hundreds of IVC filter lawsuits against C.R. Bard Inc. (Bard) have been transferred to a federal multi-district litigation (MDL) judge in Phoenix, Arizona. To date, more than 400 blood clot filter cases have been filed in federal court against the New Jersey-based medical device maker. Bard has...

 

HTMLNew Mesothelioma Drug Studied in Britain
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Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
British researchers are investigating a new drug that may be used to treat mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is ordinarily discovered only after it has progressed to the late stages, when effective treatment is not possible. HRX9, the drug being studied in...

 

HTMLLeaking California Gas Well Exposes Residents to Benzene
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Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 23, 2016
The Aliso Canyon gas leak that began in October 2015 has alarmed nearby California residents who are understandably concerned about their health and safety. The extensive leak has exposed Los Angeles families to a number of harmful chemicals, including benzene, a known carcinogen. Southern...

 

HTMLFlint, Michigan Children Exposed to Dangerous Lead Levels
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Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on June 1, 2016
Though the city of Flint, Michigan is surrounded by the largest freshwater supply in the world, its citizens have been drinking tap water contaminated with lead and other dangerous substances. Lead exposure is known to cause a number of problems in children, including: a reduction in IQ; attention...

 

HTMLPesticide Linked to Birth Defects May Contaminate Crops
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Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 3, 2016
Glyphosate is the most popular herbicide in the world. Yet in 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer warned that the substance is a likely carcinogen. The state of California agrees. And animal studies have linked the widely used weed killer to birth...

 

HTMLOklahoma Cleanup of Benzene-Contaminated Groundwater Continues
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on April 26, 2016
Cleanup of benzene-contaminated groundwater at an old BF Goodrich tire plant in Miami, Oklahoma is underway. Groundwater monitoring is continuing in some locations and at other places further away from the old tire facility, 17 benzene monitoring wells have been plugged and abandoned, as directed...

 

HTMLTransvaginal Mesh Maker to Shut Down
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 16, 2016
The Astora Women’s Health division of Endo International PLC is calling it quits as the division faces thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Endo is just one manufacturer of dangerous vaginal mesh — implanted in thousands of women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or urinary...

 

HTMLCost and Risk of IVC Filters Outweigh Benefits for Many
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016
Inferior vena caval (IVC) filters are not worth the cost and risk involved to justify their widespread use, concludes a study by Yale researchers published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. IVC filters are implanted in the body in an effort to prevent...

 


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