Essure, Permanent Birth Control Procedure, Associated with Serious Injuries

News Inferno; October 17, 2013 Essure, a permanent birth control method marketed by Bayer, has been tied to allegations of serious adverse reactions, according to well-known consumer advocate, Erin Brockovich. Brockovich is working to have the Essure banned and told … Continue reading

UN Agency Classifies Air Pollution a Leading Cause of Cancer

News Inferno; October 18, 2013 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, said data from 2010 indicate that 223,000 deaths worldwide from lung cancer resulted from air pollution, and the agency also … Continue reading

Report: Retained Surgical Items More Common Not Rare

News Inferno; October 18, 2013 So-called “retained surgical items,” including sponges and other surgical implements, being left behind during surgery are not necessarily a rare occurrence, according to a watchdog group. The Joint Commission is asking hospitals nationwide to try … Continue reading

Celebrities in Solidarity with Anti-Fracking Protestors in New Brunswick; October 20, 2013 Rexton, NB: The last week of anti-fracking protests in New Brunswick has garnered support, strength and solidarity not only throughout Canada and the US but also from celebrities such as Susan Sarandon and the Idle No … Continue reading

Salmonella Outbreak May Be Linked to Chicken

CNN; October 7, 2013 A California poultry producer announced Monday that it is working with the federal health officials after an estimated 278 illnesses were reported in 18 states. Raw chicken products from Foster Farms plants have been identified as … Continue reading

When Does Drug Testing Violate the California Labor Law?; October 7, 2013 Torrance, CA: Colin was given a drug test prior to being hired as a computer technician. Generally, California labor law allows employers to test applicants for drugs. But Colin was terminated two months after he was … Continue reading

Judge Delays Fosamax MDL ‘Wind-Down’

News Inferno; October 8, 2013 To enable plaintiffs and Merck &  Co. Inc. time to work on a potential settlement, a New York federal judge delayed the transfer of hundreds of lawsuits that are part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) … Continue reading

ABA President to Tackle ‘Broken US Legal System’

The Guardian; October 8, 2013 Jim Silkenat is a corporate attorney in New York. He knows that the US has 1,268,011 licensed lawyers – far more than any other country. He believes that is too few. Silkenat, who has just … Continue reading

Audi CVT Suit Settlement Given Green Light

Autoblog; October 7, 2013 Audi drivers, listen up. If you bought or leased a 2002-06 model-year A4 or A6 with a factory-installed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that failed, you may be entitled to reimbursement under a recently settled class-action lawsuit … Continue reading

Fracking Wastewater Blamed for Pennsylvania Contamination

News Inferno; October 3, 2013 Wastewater from hydraulic fracturing—fracking—released into local Pennsylvania streams contained contaminants, according to just released research. The fracking waste was treated and released, but contained high levels of salts and other contaminants, according to Those … Continue reading