Best Buy Employee Wins $1.2 Million in Settlement after Falling

As a part-time employee at Best Buy in Bloomingdale, Illinois, Christopher Connors went to use the store’s hydraulic forklift to retrieve a television located in an elevated storage area. The lift Connors was using had an elevating work platform, equipped with an 11-foot retractable lanyard and body belt. Connors put on the body belt, attached […]

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Harley Davidson Motorcycles Recalled

Harley Davidson will recall more than 100,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward, possibly crashing. The company has been investigating this problem since May after receiving 632 warranty claims and 266 reports of issues from customers. Harley Davidson says, in total, there have been […]

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) from the Hospital

Millions of people in the United States turn to hospitals and healthcare professionals to provide them with the treatment they need when injured or in poor health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released these statistics about the United States from 2010.  There were 35.1 million hospital discharges from short-stay hospitals. There were 51.4 […]

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IKEA Recalls Kids’ Swings Due to Fall Hazard

The ‘GUNGGUNG’ Children’s Swing by IKEA has been recalled. The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury. Approximately 2,000 units in the United States and 300 units in Canada are affected by this recall. There have been four reports worldwide, including one in Germany, […]

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Gastric Diseases from Environmental Hazards

Gastric diseases can range in degree of seriousness and some may be painful, debilitating and disabling. Some gastric conditions require ongoing medical treatment and hospitalizations. Patients may experience ongoing symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and pain. More serious conditions such as inflammatory bowel diseases can require long-term medication and dietary restrictions and/or surgery to control. […]

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Judge Reduces Hyundai Lawsuit Punitive Damages by $170 Million

A Montana judge has slashed a punitive damages award from $240 million to $73 million in a lawsuit filed against Hyundai Motor Corp. over a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011. Jurors awarded $1 million in damages to each parent and $500,000 to each sibling of 19-year-old Trevor Olson and 14-year-old Tanner […]

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Zontivity: Side Effects and Lawsuits

Zontivity is a newer generation anticoagulant medication. Several anticoagulant medications have been associated with an increase in the risk of side effects, including uncontrolled bleeding and hemorrhage in the brain. Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of some anticoagulant drugs, alleging these medications caused serious injuries and/or death to some patients. Anticoagulant medications are […]

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Update on DePuy Pinnacle Bellwether Trial

In the first bellwether trial over the metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is accused of knowing that the device could cause metal poisoning since as early as 2001. A consulting doctor raised concerns about the artificial hips potentially releasing metal particles into the body. Kathleen Herlihy-Paoili of Montana […]

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Do the Risks of Lupron Outweigh its Benefits?

Many patients who have been prescribed Lupron describe their side effects as being devastating, dangerous and some even call the drug poison. Lupron is used for a variety of purposes. It is prescribed to children to treat early onset puberty, to men who exhibit symptoms of prostate cancer and to women with endometriosis, a painful […]

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Update on Low-T Lawsuits

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to place new limitations on the testosterone drug industry, calling for stronger labels for men who primarily take the hormone known as Low-T for increased energy and libido. Although the FDA is not required to follow this panel’s report, it most probably will in light […]

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