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Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • Workers' Compensation Claims for Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure

    Although asbestos use in manufacturing, construction, and mechanical industries has declined in recent years, it is still prevalent on many jobsites around the country. Workers who must handle asbestos may breathe in the fine fibers of this hazardous mineral, even when using proper safety equipment, and develop a unique form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. One of the reasons mesothelioma is so ...
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  • Invokana and Invokamet Linked to Limb Amputations

    On May 18, 2016, the FDA issued a safety communication that warns of increased risk of leg and foot amputations with Invokana and Invokamet. These drugs are marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) and contain the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin. SGLT2 inhibitors are used to treat Type 2 diabetes by causing the kidneys to remove excess glucose from the body through the ...
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  • More Talcum Powder Lawsuits On the Horizon

    In early 2016, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was ordered by an Alabama court to pay $72 million in compensation to plaintiffs who claimed that a family member had died of ovarian cancer caused by her regular use of the company’s talcum powder products . A few months later, the company once again lost a similar lawsuit, which cited the same grounds, in South Dakota, resulting in a ...
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  • Are You at Risk of Dangerous Exposure to Asbestos?

    Asbestos materials are useful as insulators against electrical currents, heat and fire, and chemical degradation. Numerous industries use asbestos due to its lightweight and relatively low cost. However, for decades, the dangers of asbestos have been well-known by researches and health organizations, leading to the widespread ban of the material in many countries. Asbestos Health Hazards Due to ...
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