J&J’s Mentor unit sued over leaking breast implants

Revealed: The true cancer risk of having a boob job with hundreds of women facing a deadly time bomb

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5694745/The-true-cancer-risk-having-boob-job-hundreds-women-facing-deadly-time-bomb.html?ITO=1490Within the past month, two negligence lawsuits have been filed in America against breast-implant makers Allergan and Mentor by US patients suffering from BIA-ALCL.

Some doctors are now calling for textured implants to be abandoned altogether.

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Breast Implants Caused Form of Lymphoma in Ohio Woman, First-Of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Alleges

but textured implants appeared to do so more often.

Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that Mentor recklessly failed to warn consumers of the health hazards of the implants and did not comply with FDA mandated product-safety studies.

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Breast Implant ALCL Lawsuit Filed Against Mentor, J&J Over Failure to Warn About Cancer Risk

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/breast-implant-cancer-lawsuit-143436/According to allegations raised in a new product liability lawsuit, Mentor breast implants caused anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) to develop about eight years after an Ohio woman underwent breast augmentation, indicating that the manufacturer knew or …

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N.J. Lawsuit Says Mentor Silicone Breast Implants Caused Woman’s Lymphoma

An Ohio woman has sued Mentor Worldwide Inc. and its parent Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey state court, alleging her silicone breast implant caused her to develop cancer.

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J&J’s Mentor unit sued over leaking breast implants

Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE:JNJ) Mentor unit allegedly is selling defective breast implants and failed to conduct proper risk studies that were mandated by U.S. regulators, according to the first lawsuit filed in California over the devices.

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Former Green Hill Counselor Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Teen Inmate

Former Green Hill Counselor Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Teen Inmate

Katherine M. Kimbrel, 41, of Centralia, has been charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor, first-degree custodial sexual misconduct and communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

The first two charges are class C felonies, punishable …

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Counselor admits having sex with juvenile detention resident

http://www.yelmonline.com/records/sirens/article_940c732a-49a2-11e8-8207-a3336b4e086f.htmlErin Stiebritz pleaded guilty to first-degree custodial sexual misconduct.

Stiebritz, who also goes by the name Snodgrass, said through her attorney that she made a terrible mistake.

Investigators say she was having sex with an 18-year-old male student …


Second Plaintiff Joins Lawsuit Alleging Culture of Sexual Abuse at Green Hill School

The lawsuit also names a third staff member accused of misconduct between 2013 and 2015.

Two former counselors — Erin Stiebritz and Katherine Kimbrel — have faced felony criminal charges for alleged misconduct.

Stiebritz pleaded guilty and was …

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Nursing Home Tragedies This Week in the News

SLO nursing home patient ‘engulfed in flames’ after he was left to smoke, lawsuit says

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article209468594.htmlThe father of a 55-year-old mentally impaired man living at a nursing home in San Luis Obispo alleges that staff there negligently gave the partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound man a cigarette and lighter shortly before he was found in a patio area …

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‘Eaten Alive’ | Woman known for beauty suffers horrific death at nursing home

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/eaten-alive-woman-known-for-beauty-suffers-horrific-death-at-nursing-home/85-545635219Health records show Zeni suffered from dementia.

Mike Prieto and Stephen Chance are attorneys representing Zeni’s family in a lawsuit against Pruitt Health, which operates Shepherd Hills Nursing Home., where Zeni died.

“I don’t understand how you can …

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Judge backs nursing home on death records

https://www.news4jax.com/news/judge-backs-nursing-home-on-death-recordsThe lawsuit said the Department of Health responded to the public-records request by requiring the nursing home to request each death certificate by the name of the person who had died and to use a department form.

Attorneys for the nursing home alleged …

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Overview of Medical Negligence and Lawsuit

http://omgili.com/ri/jHIAmI4hxg9IeRhcVdeb00ukzngwSm9MDLFIGdMr2zEz1w1CGz909VASzoR.oJF6QfkGy2vVrehR3xJPB_JXdnve5dSI67VDMedical Malpractice is a legal expression associated with lawsuits irreparable harm to a patient due to different conditions like misdiagnosis, mistreatment, or various kinds of negligence created by healthcare professionals, such as physicians.

Clients should be aware that not all mistakes in medical investigation and therapy are always malpractice since there are particular dangers and margins for error that arise inherently in the practice of medicine.

Based on JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Legislation is now the third top cause of death in the USA, after deaths from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The main allegation is a misdiagnosis, either postponed identification or mismanagement of diagnostic evaluations.

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Family sues man over estate documents

http://omgili.com/ri/jHIAmI4hxg8zfUkGwS7OERxnOO8GjDnVelaUG6.uv6HZ1R.10VkOWvA_fvrZlXDP.2fpususw62om9WtiDoJhuZ97mkJ8PbUcbaKxM7J86fIshyMe5g3CqpX4vNscrVT5XGV9nvZ4xI9JuzpWP5KK7ex3vGX2saDi9RFfP.WoSg-A 100-year-old nursing home resident and her son are suing Scott Barter of Kenosha, alleging he forged documents and put the centenarian at risk of losing critical Medicaid benefits.

The civil suit was filed last month in Kenosha County Circuit Court by Harriett Caudill, her son, David J. Ashe, and grandson, Michael Ashe, all of Kenosha.

Barter, the owner of Barter Financial Services Inc. and president of Kenoshans for Open/Honest Government, a political action committee, is alleged to have forged Caudill’s name — misspelled — three times on a quit claim deed conveying her interest in a life estate she held for her former residence, a home in the 5300 block of 46th Avenue.

The complaint said Barter “knowingly and intentionally executed the signature in a manner that was inconsistent with his ordinary handwriting and would instead give the appearance of having been written by a frail and elderly person.”

Notarized the purported signature on April 19, 2017, by affixing his seal as a notary public for the state of Wisconsin, which serves as a formal declaration and acknowledgement that Caudill was present before him and executed the deed, which he “personally knew to be false.

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Overmedication: The Silent Killer Of the Elderly

Over-medicating the elderly in America is a common problem.

As nurses, we have seen the elderly with a long medication list, and sometimes they cannot tell you what some of the medications are for.

Not only are the elderly often over-medicated, medications can be used as chemical restraints in the older population, especially those who do not have an advocate to look after them.

The healthcare system in America has developed into one with the ability to prolong quality of life.

When it comes to the older population who often take multiple medications due to chronic issues, they can end up with duplicate medications for the same issue.

Frequently seniors don’t ask questions of their caregivers.

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Police Brutality Back in the News

$25K settlement to end case of alleged police brutality in Jersey City

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2018/04/25k_settlement_to_end_case_of.htmlHe was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, eluding police and resisting arrest.

The lawsuit says surveillance video showed the cops’ accounts to be untrue.

Officers Humberto Balbosa and Kevin Geib ambushed Rennick and launched a “violent …

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City to pay $1.5M to Kim Groves’ children, 24 years after NOPD officer had her killed

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/04/city_to_pay_15m_to_nopd_office.htmlNearly a quarter century after Kim Groves’ murder was ordered by a New Orleans Police Officer, Len Davis, in response to a brutality complaint she made against him, the City of New Orleans has agreed to a $1.5 million lawsuit settlement with Groves’ children.

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Mayor of Madrid, IA resigns amid talks of dissolving police force due to brutality lawsuits

http://wqad.com/2018/04/16/mayor-of-madrid-iowa-resigns-after-pitching-to-dissolve-town-police-department/MADRID, Iowa
Madrid’s mayor resigned last Friday after launching controversial discussions to dissolve his town’s police department in light of multiple federal lawsuits alleging officer misconduct, according to The Des Moines Register.

The …

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Main Line Girl Sues Philly Cop for Police Brutality

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/04/19/police-brutality-natasha-chestnut-philadelphia-police/The 17-year-old girl and her father John Pendleton, both of Bryn Mawr, have filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia police officer Natasha Chestnut, accusing Chestnut of assault and battery, false arrest, and false imprisonment, among other offenses.

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Rumors, lawsuits, mayoral resignation swirl around Madrid City Council

http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180416/rumors-lawsuits-mayoral-resignation-swirl-around-madrid-city-councilA number of related reasons had brought them there.

Two federal lawsuits (one closed, one ongoing) allege police brutality committed by the city’s police chief and one of his former officers. Madrid’s former mayor, Dirk Ringgenberg, is also named in …

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Autopsy: Diante Yarber was shot 10 times, choked to death on own blood

https://thegrio.com/2018/04/24/autopsy-diante-yarber-shot-10-times/Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring.

This week, he said he plans to file a civil rights lawsuit.

Yarber, a 26-year-old father of three, was killed as he and three other people sat …

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How to prevent police brutality: a Victorian officer’s lessons from the LAPD

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/how-to-prevent-police-brutality-a-victorian-officer-s-lessons-from-the-lapd-20180417-p4za48.htmlPolice dragging a disability pensioner from his house in Preston.

Seventeen of these deputies were subject to 22 civil lawsuits, costing the department $3.2 million.

Mr Knight recognised the lessons from the LAPD and Las Vegas and created a database …

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Judge asked to reject pipeline protester’s evidence request

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/judge-asked-to-reject-pipeline-protester-s-evidence-request/article_4150a031-5a15-5fc9-bbae-1703a43ae235.htmlMorton County is among the defendants in a class-action lawsuit filed by pipeline opponents who are seeking money damages for alleged police brutality and civil rights violations in the November 2016 confrontation.

The case was delayed most of last year …

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Defamation Lawsuit Brought by Two Cops – Defend Kshama Sawant

https://www.socialistalternative.org/2018/04/23/defamation-lawsuit-brought-cops-defend-kshama-sawant/The reasons are political.

There is a strong movement against racism and police brutality in Seattle.

The intent behind this lawsuit and the right wing forces who back it are to push back against the movement by damaging the credibility of the most …

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Dog bites take the front page as woman is mauled to death in Texas

Suspect files suit against Bradley County over dog bites

https://wdef.com/2018/04/19/suspect-files-suit-bradley-county-dog-bites/Gary Lipps Jr. has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Sheriff and Deputy Eduardo Choate over injuries he sustained during an arrest, specifically from the police dog, Joker.

This case was somewhat controversial before.

Lipps was a no-show for court …

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Child taken to hospital after dog attack in Rockhampton

https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/child-taken-to-hospital-after-dog-attack-in-rockha/3391813/They said it was standard procedure to transport dog bite victims to hospital to have their wounds cleaned.

They appealed for anyone with information on the attack to contact their Local Law Officer.

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Their first pit bull is a dream dog. Their second was a different story.

http://www.kentucky.com/living/article208790054.htmlA 2000 study by the Centers for Disease Control said that between 1979 and 1998, at least 25 breeds of dogs were involved in 238 dog bite-related fatalities.

A group called Blues for Vets filed a lawsuit in October, 2017 to lift the area’s …

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Dog attacks, dog bite claims increase in Tennessee

http://clarksvillenow.com/local/dog-attacks-dog-bite-claims-increase-in-tennessee/A spurt of lawsuits are proving that man’s best friend can be costly for Tennessee homeowners who don’t follow leash laws.

As part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (Sunday, April 8, through Saturday, April 14), the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance …

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American dog bite insurance claims rose to $686 million in 2017

http://www.liveinsurancenews.com/american-dog-bite-insurance-claims-rose-to-686-million-in-2017/The NW Insurance Council released helpful dog bite insurance claim prevention tips:

• Learn and comply with breed-specific local and state laws and whether homeowners insurance will cover those breeds.

• Spay or neuter dogs not intended for breeding as …

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After Attack, Dangerous Dog Task Force Meets In Dallas

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/04/24/attack-dangerous-dog-task-force-dallas/At this afternoon’s meeting the task force will discuss how to strengthen laws and punishments for owners whose loose dogs bite people and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Dog owners, here’s what you need to know about liability insurance

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/12/pet-owners-may-find-insurance-limits-dog-bite-coverage.htmlThose higher costs stem from rising medical expenses and increased legal claims and judgments as states and municipalities weigh in with laws on owners’ liability for injuries a pet causes, said Heather Paul, a dog bite prevention specialist with State Farm.

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Why Dallas’ top dog catcher wants tougher laws, community assistance after latest mauling

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2018/04/18/top-dallas-dog-catcher-wants-teeth-lawsafter-latest-mauling“In looking at the ordinances right when I got in here, I said, ‘Man, we don’t have enough to do here for these dog bites,'” he said.

4 dogs euthanized after woman was mauled in South Dallas.

The dogs’ owner, who Jamison said has been cooperative …

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Lawsuit filed over pit bull attacks on Five Forks Trickum Road

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/lawsuit-filed-over-pit-bull-attacks-on-five-forks-trickum/article_41e256ac-354b-5241-b19f-f270928e5d70.html“Our priority in every dog bite case is to ensure that dog owners are held responsible for the actions of their pets when those actions cause injury to others.”

The filing of the lawsuit came as Mao began vacuum therapy on his leg.

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Bradley County Sheriff’s Office 2017 manhunt sparks $5 million-plus lawsuit

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2018/apr/18/2017-bradley-manhunt-sparks-5-millilawsuit/468567/The lawsuit, filed in Bradley County Circuit Court, seeks $3 million in actual damages and $3 million in punitive damages for “fright, disfigurement, scarring, pain and suffering” from dog bites during the arrest.

Lipps also asks for $425,000, the maximum …

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Vernon dog owner given ultimatum by judge

http://www.njherald.com/20180419/vernon-dog-owner-given-ultimatum-by-judgeGonzales-Schwadtke has argued that the dog bite incident was not unprovoked.

McDermott has suggested the new charges were filed in retaliation for the lawsuit.

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Deep Joint Infection Lawsuit Alleges Bair Hugger Blanket System Introduced Bacteria

Deep Joint Infection Lawsuit Alleges Bair Hugger Blanket System Introduced Bacteria

http://omgili.com/ri/.wHSUbtEfZRt1AI8QJnXGkIu3fBZNkQOE.TuBCwTqUYcjexzZrkDwtK3HitVqTqNLG12S5BKo5r_1.gR8kToHbnUESJYB3salg2_fnb3KODYl7UCE_M6jw4d95QUOfvPHolxpNItpgDUkBb9.ZxF5BOHiE5hWe5vg2a0QKt2FhgStYYbvLQWcj4FCmQAtDGT5KBofclQro4zykTe2k6yLg--A woman has filed a deep joint infection lawsuit after a Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming system allegedly introduced bacteria into an open surgical wound.

Plaintiff Maria A. said she underwent surgery on April 12, 2016.

During the surgery, a Bair Hugger allegedly was used to keep her body warm.

She claims the use of this device led to a post-surgical infection, according to this deep joint infection lawsuit .

A Bair Hugger is a portable heater and blower mechanism connected by a hose to a disposable blanket that covers surgical patients.

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Design Defect Claims to Proceed to Trial in Bellwether Bair Hugger Warming Device Case

In the first bellwether Bair Hugger warming device case set for trial, a federal judge has denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to a majority of the claims, ruling that the expert testimony establishes a question of fact …

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Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit Set For Second Bellwether Trial to Begin May 15

Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Lawsuit Set For Second Bellwether Trial to Begin May 15

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/bard-eclipse-bellwether-trial-set-142317/Following a $3.6 million verdict in the first IVC filter bellwether case to go before a jury last month,

C.R. Bard is set to face another trial next month, involving a complaint that alleges a Bard Eclipse Vena Cava Filter fractured and caused a woman to …

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First IVC Filter Lawsuit Results in $3.6 Million Award

http://injurylawyer-news.com/2018/04/first-ivc-filter-lawsuit-results-in-3-6-million-award/Booker’s product liability lawsuit is one of more than 3,500 claims that have been centralized into a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The MDL is proceeding in the District of Arizona. Judge David G. Campbell is presiding.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on …

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IVC Filter Strut Embolism Risk Highlighted In Case Report

https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/ivc-filter-strut-embolism-case-report-142639/The report describes problems similar to those outlined in many IVC filter lawsuits being pursued by individuals nationwide, which allege that manufacturers sold defective and unreasonably dangerous products in recent years, which are prone to fracture or …

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April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month – For Good Reason

Distracted driver survives horrific crash off I-275

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/37998053/distracted-driver-survives-horrific-crash-off-i-275-in-st-peteA distracted driver survived a horrific crash after driving off Interstate-275 in St. Pete and plunging onto 5th Avenue below.

A photo shows the red Camaro convertible smashed into pieces on the ground.

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Vehicle accidents cost companies $57B in 2017

http://www.fleetowner.com/safety/vehicle-accidents-cost-companies-57b-2017Distracted Driving Awareness month is in April.

The “2018 Driver Safety Risk Report” finds that the number of auto accidents and injuries remain at record high levels, and 40% of these …

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What causes most car crashes in Twin Falls? Driver error.

http://magicvalley.com/news/local/what-causes-most-car-crashes-in-twin-falls-driver-error/article_505624e2-55c1-5a2c-9995-cf5e6f7d8642.htmlPolice responded to 2,108 crash-related calls last year.

Howe’s No. 1 message to drivers?

“Don’t be distracted. Be engaged,” he said.

“People are doing so many things while they’re driving, that they’re not engaged in driving.”

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Passenger recounts scene of tour bus driver watching videos mid-trip

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/04/20/passenger-recounts-scene-of-tour-bus-driver-watching-videos-mid-trip/“You might make him crash if you get him to stop while driving.”

After a day of shopping, the group headed back to New York around 4 p.m.

The driver’s distracted driving continued.

“I wasn’t sitting in the same place on the way back, but I could …

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Distracted Driving Suspected In SR 512 Crash

https://patch.com/washington/lakewood-jblm/serious-crash-blocking-all-lanes-sr-512PARKLAND, WA
Police believe distracted driving is a factor in a crash that sent three people to the hospital and blocked SR 512 for more than two hours Thursday morning.

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We don’t need a law to stop distracted driving (although a law would be good)

http://www.thestate.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article209420564.htmlMany S.C. lawmakers should be applauded for recognizing the seriousness of distracted driving and attempting to find a solution …

more people who have been seriously injured in auto accidents.

It is estimated that a minimum of 10 percent of these …

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The Levinson Law Group Is Fighting Back Against Distracted Driving Epidemic

http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/article/The-Levinson-Law-Group-Is-Fighting-Back-Against-Distracted-Driving-Epidemic-5373387Over 2.5 million people in the U.S. are involved in auto accidents each year. Of these, 1.6 million are cell phone related.

According to the CDC, more than ten of us are killed and 1,000 are injured every day in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving.

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This Hall of Fame NFL quarterback warns SC drivers on dangers of distracted driving

http://www.thestate.com/sports/nfl/article209409314.htmlThat’s because distracted driving is a rising cause of fatalities … “Putting down our phones and staying focused on the road can prevent accidents,” South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance spokesperson Susan Merrill said in a release. M

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Pleasant Hill students combat impaired, distracted driving in mo – KCTV5

http://www.kctv5.com/clip/14285298/pleasant-hill-students-combat-impaired-distracted-driving-in-mock-crashOn Thursday, students will get a grim look at what can happen to those who drive impaired or text behind the wheel during a mock crash.

Students will hear from Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers about the realities they see and speak with school …

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Distracted Driving Week 2018

Removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash.

Violating Illinois’s distracted driving laws can be costly.

Know before you go. In Illinois: Law prohibits all drivers from texting and driving {FINE} Law prohibits all drivers …

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Profiteers Luring Women Into Unnecessary Surgeries

How Profiteers Lure Women Into Unneeded Surgery


Jerri Plummer was at home in Arkansas, watching television with her three children, when a stranger called to warn that her life was in danger.

The caller identified herself only as Yolanda.

She told Ms. Plummer that the vaginal mesh implant supporting her pelvic wall would fail, but as luck would have it, Yolanda offered a life-saving solution.

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Growing trend coaxes women into often unneeded surgery in suits versus medical device makers

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/growing_industry_coaxes_women_into_having_surgery_for_suits_against_medical/An Arkansas woman who contends she scared into surgery to remove vaginal mesh to bolster her position in litigation has filed a lawsuit against her former law firm and the litigation funding company that financed the operation.

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Jury awards Griffith woman $3 million, ruling Munster cardiologist recommended unnecessary heart surgery

A Lake County Superior Court jury awarded a Griffith woman $3 million Wednesday after ruling that a Munster cardiologist


Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Hit for Johnson & Johnson

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: $80M Hit for Johnson & Johnson and Supplier Imerys Talc America

https://www.drugwatch.com/2018/04/11/talcum-powder-lawsuit-80m-blow-jj-supplier/Jurors in New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier to pay $80 million in punitive damages in a talcum powder lawsuit over the man’s mesothelioma.

The verdict on Wednesday, April 11, came after jurors the prior week ordered the companies …

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Jury finds J&J liable in its first trial loss in talc cancer lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering the company to pay $37 million …

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Johnson & Johnson Loses Trial Over Claims Linking Cancer to Asbestos in Talc

New Jersey: Johnson & Johnson suffered its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos, with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering J&J and another company to pay $37 million …

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Johnson & Johnson, supplier hit with $80M verdict in cancer lawsuit

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/johnson-johnson-supplier-hit-80m-verdict-cancer-suit-article-1.3929436This is the first trial loss for Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its talc-based products contain asbestos, Reuters reported.

The company is currently fighting more than 6,000 ovarian cancer lawsuits across the country.

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Does talcum powder cause cancer?

http://www.kmov.com/story/37933027/does-talcum-powder-cause-cancerJohnson & Johnson’s lead counsel on two of the cases argues that the lawsuits are all about the money, rather than being all about the science.

“My take on the talc ovarian cancer litigation is that it really is skillful and well-funded plaintiffs lawyers …

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Asbestos in Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-11/j-j-imerys-ordered-to-pay-punitive-80-million-in-talc-caseJ&J won the first mesothelioma talc trial tied to its baby powder when a California jury ruled in November the product wasn’t responsible for causing a 61-year-old woman’s cancer.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed last year to settle a lawsuit claiming its …

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Another Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial Concludes

NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/
Johnson & Johnson and Imery’s Talc America have been ordered to pay $37 million to a New Jersey man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma following years of talcum powder use. Yesterday’s verdict in Middlesex County …

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Couple who claimed talcum powder caused mesothelioma wins $37 million in lawsuit

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/couple-who-claimed-talcum-powder-caused-mesothelioma-wins-37-million-in-lawsuitA jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, awarded $30 million in compensatory damages on Thursday to a man who got cancer after decades of using talcum powder.

His wife was awarded $7 million in damages. Banker Stephen Lanzo said he used Johnson & Johnson …

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J&J Loses Talcum Powder Lawsuit

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/04/06/johnson-johnson-asbestos-talc-damages/Johnson & Johnson suffered its first loss in an asbestos-related talcum powder lawsuit Thursday after a New Jersey jury ordered the company and its talc supplier to pay $37 million in damages.

The jury awarded $30 million in compensatory damages to Stephen …

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New twist in baby powder lawsuits as focus turns to asbestos contamination

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/new-twist-in-baby-powder-lawsuits-as-focus-turns-to/article_c8179577-9657-526f-a997-69edcef165f7.htmlJohnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, have vowed to appeal the New Jersey verdict and deny asbestos has ever been present in their products or that their talc can cause any form of cancer.

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Fergus County woman alleges talc caused cancer

A Fergus County woman has filed a lawsuit against Three Forks talcum producer Imerys Talc, claiming the company, along with consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn her about the dangers of the mineral, which allegedly played a role in the woman developing ovarian cancer.

The suit, filed last week in Gallatin County District Court , alleges that industry members have known about the carcinogenic nature of talc for more than 40 years and have neglected to inform consumers.

According to the suit: Imerys Talc, a French company that owns and operates two plants in the Three Forks area, produces talc used in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

Fergus County resident Holly Jensen , 62, was first exposed to the powder as a child, and continued using it for feminine hygiene purposes for much of her adult life.

The suit cites “multiple epidemiologic studies” that it says demonstrate the association between talc and ovarian cancer, including a 1993 United States National Toxicology Program study that found talc to be carcinogenic whether or not it contained asbestos.

In general, research on the relationship between talc and cancer has been inconclusive.

Fergus County woman alleges talc caused cancer

Johnson & Johnson Faces $117 Million Verdict in First Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit Loss

https://www.mesothelioma.com/news/2018/04/johnson-johnson-faces-117-million-verdict-in-first-asbestos-talcum-powder-lawsuit-loss.htmNew Brunswick, New Jersey
Johnson & Johnson faced its first guilty verdict in an asbestos talcum powder lawsuit last week.

After the court reconvened this week, the manufacturing giant and an arm of Imerys, its talc supplier, now owe a $117 million …

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Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J, Imerys to Pay $80M in Punitive Damages

https://www.asbestos.com/news/2018/04/11/johnson-johnson-talcum-powder-punitive/Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys SA must pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed mesothelioma after using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, a New Jersey state court jury ruled Wednesday.

The court has …

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