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January 19, 2014

Lawyer Represents Chicagoans Injured By Medical Devices

Medical devices, machines, and other products injure and kill thousands each year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains a list of recalled medical devices. In addition to those products on this list, though, there are many different products that...

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March 8, 2013

$8.3 Million Verdict for Plaintiff in Defective Hip Implant Case

A Los Angeles jury awarded $8.3 million to a retired Montana prison guard in a verdict against Johnson & Johnson's DePuy orthopedic unit. Like many others, this man received a defective hip implant from DePuy and needed to have the...

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November 30, 2012

Grapefruit Juice Mixed With Certain Medicines Can Be Deadly

Researchers have determined that consumption of grapefruit in combination with medication can cause a potentially deadly overdose. A substance in the fruit can prevent drugs from being broken down by the body, which can lead to dangerously high levels of...

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November 11, 2012

Chicago Man Gets His Hand Stuck in Meat Grinder

Last week, an employee of a Chicago-area supermarket got his hand caught in a meat grinder while processing meat. Firefighters were called to the supermarket and attempted to take apart the meat grinder in order to free the man's hand...

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September 20, 2012

Can Genetically Modified Food Cause Health Problems?

Scientists in France recently published a controversial study that raises concerns about the safety of foods with genetically modified ingredients. In the study, rats were fed corn that was genetically engineered to withstand spraying with the herbicide Roundup. The rats...

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July 20, 2012

Study: Man-Made Chemicals Found in Cosmetic Products Raise Likelihood of Diabetes

Reported workplace injuries have decreased over the years, going from 4.2 million in 2005 to just a little over 3 million in 2013. Unfortunately, work-related deaths and injuries are still a serious problem in the United States today, a study...

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June 12, 2012

Consumers May Ignore Product Recalls as Recalls Become More Common

U.S. regulators are concerned that the increasing frequency of product recalls could lead to the public becoming more likely to ignore important recalls. Last year, approximately 6.5 recalls occurred each day for products such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and food....

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May 17, 2012

Woman Battling Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Zip Line Accident

DAILY HERALD A Virginia woman is suing the Schaumburg Marriott over an off-duty hotel employee using a master key to enter her room last year and sexually molest her while she slept. The woman and her attorney, Christopher Hurley of...

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