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Boston Scientific To Pay $30M For Selling Defective Defibrillators

Boston Scientific and its child company, Guidant,defibrillator-thumb-175x116-27650.jpg recently settled a lawsuit with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for knowingly selling defective defibrillators. Guidant must pay $30 million.

Unnecessary Intrusion? Colonoscopies Bring Risks To Seniors

People will find any excuse to avoid their doctor-recommended colonoscopy, but some elderly patients are making the right choice when they refuse one.overtreatment-thumb-140x209-17787.jpg A new study by JAMA Internal Medicine found that 24 percent of colonoscopies are unnecessary, and the side effects may extend far beyond discomfort.

Study Links BPA Ingestion During Pregnancy To Childhood Asthma

asthma-thumb-140x140-17691.jpgIt seems like pregnant mothers must avoid half of the foods or beverages they normally enjoy. A new study from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology recommends adding another chemical to that list because it could make the difference in a healthy childhood.

Girl Receives $63M Jury Award For Necrosis Caused By Motrin

In 2003, a girl's parents gave her ibuprofen to help battle a fever. The medication, manufactured by Motrin, caused a life-threatening side effect known as toxic epidermal necrosis (TEN). The reaction caused the 7-year-old to suffer brain damage and irreparable damage to her respiratory system. Unfortunately, that wasn't all that happened: TEN caused her to lose more than 90 percent of her skin and go blind.

Potential Law Change Could Benefit Those Harmed By Generic Drugs

Current rules greatly restrict an injured consumer's right to recover damages when a generic drug causes injury. Federal law requires generic drug labels to match the warnings of the name-brand drug, even if the generic manufacturer believes the label fails to sufficiently warn consumers about a risk.

'Take Justice Back' Launches New Consumer-Rights Website

The consumer rights group, Take Justice Back, recently launched a new website to help injured people learn about their legal rights. Take Justice Back is a coalition of trial lawyers committed to helping consumers who are victims of corporate malfeasance or negligence.

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