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4 injured N.J. vapers sue e-cigarette retailers for selling exploding devices

PLAINSBORO — Four New Jersey residents — including two teenagers — who suffered third-degree burns when their e-cigarette batteries ignited “like a rocket” are suing the shops that sold the “defective” devices, their attorneys announced Thursday. The manufacturers of the lithium ion batteries that power the vaping devices are also the targets of the litigation, although the attorneys acknowledged it…

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Essure Injury Lawsuits Moving Forward

St Louis, MOA Missouri federal judge at the beginning of December ruled against Bayer’s motion to dismiss its Essure lawsuit and ruled in favor of 32 women who allege serious and permanent injuries from the permanent birth control device. The Essure lawsuit has been remanded to St. Louis Circuit Court. Judge Henry E. Autrey of the US District for the…

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AAOS Board Approves Treatment Criteria for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Knee Osteoarthritis

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors has approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the knee. The AUCs provide specific diagnostic criteria, complementing and building upon the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) “Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” and “Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of…

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Lewiston police chief sues Home Depot

Lewiston police chief says metal shelf collapsed while he was using it as a ladder. A $200,000 personal injury lawsuit filed by a top city of Lewiston official against a national big-box store was moved from Lewiston’s 2nd District Court to Idaho’s U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants. Lewiston Police Chief Chris Ankeny filed the lawsuit in…

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Reducing Drunk Driving Accidents: The Simple Technological Solution

A study released by the University of Michigan in March 2015 claims that utilizing advancements in technology could prevent 59,000 fatalities caused by drunk driving over the next 15 years. The study indicates that if innovative devices are installed on every U.S. vehicle, the technology could prevent drunk drivers from starting and operating cars and trucks. Saving Lives and Money…

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