• J&J’s Baby Powder Problem April 7, 2016 Talcum Powder Lawsuits Bloomberg released an investigatory report regarding the potential link between long term use of talcum powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer in women. J&J has been selling its Baby Powder for over 100 years, yet there had never been a discussion concerning ovarian cancer until a British study… click to read more
  • NFL Retirement Plan Denies Former Player Disability Benefits April 7, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits With billions of dollars in annual revenues, why is the NFL seemingly “nickel and diming” its former players when they apply for disability benefits? 12-year NFL cornerback Charles Dimry is suing the NFL’s retirement plan for denying him disability benefits. Dimry says he suffered two major neck injuries while playing… click to read more
  • NFL Taking Page from Big Tobacco Playbook? March 25, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits An investigatory report published by the New York Times shreds the legitimacy of research papers produced by an NFL committee which downplayed the danger of head injuries. While the report chronicles the league’s use of faulty data in its reports (for example, the Dallas Cowboys didn’t report one concussion from… click to read more
  • NFL’s Flawed Concussion Research March 25, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits An investigative report done by the New York Times revealed the National Football League’s concussion research was far more flawed than was previously known and that a long relationship existed between the league and Big Tobacco. The report focuses on research done by a committee formed by the NFL in… click to read more
  • Cowboys Owner Says Not Enough Data to Link CTE to Football March 24, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits On the heels of an NFL executive admitting that there is a link between football and degenerative brain disorders, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys made some comments that seemed to disagree with that assessment. Jerry Jones came out recently and said that he didn’t believe there was enough research… click to read more
  • Questioning the NFL CTE Admission March 18, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits The NFL has spent decades trying to discredit evidence that showed a link between playing football and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE. After years of denial, and untold millions of dollars in marketing to promote the safety of the game to parents of children… click to read more
  • NFL Executive Acknowledges Link to CTE March 18, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits For years, the NFL has refuted evidence that there was a connection between football and the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, at a recent Congressional hearing involving experts on CTE, Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety policy, acknowledged that there is a… click to read more
  • New Genetic Insights Into Mesothelioma March 15, 2016 Mesothelioma A press release issued by Brigham and Women’s Hospital stated that a study done by physician-researchers from the International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in collaboration with colleagues from Genentech, provides new genetic insights into diagnosing and treating patients with mesothelioma. Studies of other cancers have uncovered mutations… click to read more
  • Troubling Allegations in Risperdal Trial March 14, 2016 Risperdal Lawsuits The most troubling aspect of a recent case decided against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) concerning its antipsychotic drug Risperdal is the allegation that the company deliberately withheld data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An expert witness testified that J&J knew about the risk of gynecomastia associated with Risperdal… click to read more
  • Jury Awards $2.5 Million in Risperdal Trial March 14, 2016 Risperdal Lawsuits The Wall Street Journal reported that a Philadelphia jury held Johnson & Johnson (J&J) liable for failing to warn that its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could cause gynecomastia and ordered the company to pay $2.5 million in damages. The family of an autistic boy who took Risperdal between 2002 and 2006… click to read more
  • NFL Needs to do More after another CTE Diagnosis February 12, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits When former Oakland Raider quarterback Ken Stabler died in July of 2015 after a battle with colon cancer, he and his family donated his brain and spinal cord to Boston University’s CTE Center. Sadly, Stabler is the most recent deceased NFL player to be diagnosed with CTE. During his playing… click to read more
  • Two-step Mesothelioma Treatment Raises Two Emotions January 19, 2016 Mesothelioma After reading this article posted on our Mesothelioma & Asbestos page, I was elated that a potentially more effective way to treat mesothelioma with chemotherapy could be on the horizon. While the two-step method still has to be verified in human trials, there is hope that it will improve chemotherapy… click to read more
  • Former NFL Players Screen “Concussion” Movie Together January 14, 2016 NFL Concussion Lawsuits A couple of weeks before Christmas, Sports Illustrated brought 70 former NFL players together in Atlanta to watch a screening of the movie “Concussion.” The movie documents the story of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu and his battle to bring to light his theory that the brain disease CTE is linked… click to read more
  • New Drug Delivery Method May Help Mesothelioma Patients January 14, 2016 Mesothelioma Doctors at Boston University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital say they may have found a more effective treatment method for mesothelioma patients. The new method would deliver the chemotherapy drugs directly into mesothelioma tumors. In the past, doctors have warned mesothelioma patients that the effectiveness of chemotherapy to treat their… click to read more
  • Takata Airbag Recall List January 13, 2016 Faulty Product Recalls Millions of vehicles have been recalled because they contain potentially defective Takata airbags. In the event of a crash, these defective airbag can explode, expelling metal fragments into the cabin of the car when deployed. View the list of vehicles we are investigating regarding defective Takata airbags... click to read more
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