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Ovarian Cancer And Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Women who regularly use talcum baby powder on their genital area increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent, according to talc cancer research. This talcum powder information is highly disturbing considering that nearly 40 percent of women are said to regularly use baby powder for personal hygiene after bathing and showering. Some of the most popular talc powder products used are Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The first baby powder lawsuit to go to trial over ovarian cancer claims occurred in October 2013. The plaintiff accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn her that Johnson’s Baby Powder...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements

Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements More legal claims are being filed against the manufacturer of Stryker LFIT hip implant replacement system following the recall of its femoral head component. As the number of federal claims increases, plaintiffs have filed a motion to consolidate them into a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. Plaintiffs filed the motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Jan. 13, 2017. The motion seeks to transfer all pending federal court cases over the Stryker LFIT hip replacement to a single court under a single judge with the intent to coordinate pretrial motions, discovery and bellwether trials. There are currently...

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IVC Filter Lawsuits

Problems with the designs of certain inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have caused many individuals nationwide to suffer severe complications and injuries when the small devices fractured or broke inside the body. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, or blood clot filters, are small devices designed to catch blood clots that may break free inside the deep veins of the body and travel toward the lungs. The spider-like filters are implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, when they are unable to take anticoagulants or when those medications have failed. In August 2010, the FDA issued a warning to...

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Dangerous Obsolete Motor Oil

dollar general motor oil

For years, Dollar General has marketed and sold its Dollar General-brand motor oil to customers by saying its products are of equal quality but lower price than brand-name alternatives. What consumers do not realize is some of Dollar General's motor oil is obsolete, meaning it should not be used in certain vehicles. On the back of Dollar General's SAE 30 motor oil, in small print, it reads that it's not suitable for automotive engines manufactured after 1930. Two other types, SAE 10W-30 and SAE 10W-40, are not suitable for automotive engines manufactured after 1988. Using DG motor oil in your vehicle can damage your engine, engine components,...

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