San Francisco 49ers hit with lawsuit over bathroom brawl

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Men severely beaten by fellow fans allege negligence in security Two men severely beaten in a stadium bathroom before a San Francisco 49ers game last year recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the NFL team, the stadium’s management company, and the city of Santa Clara, California. The injury lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to… Read more »

FDA warns surgeons that cranial perforators may fail to disengage

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Safety communication reports over 200 injuries caused by drilling into brains The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a Safety Communication to neurologists and surgeons warning that an important safety mechanism on a medical device known as a cranial perforator, which is used to drill a small hole into a patient’s skull during brain surgery, may… Read more »

E-cig industry feeling the heat

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Lawsuits and potential legislation mounting The e-cigarette industry is coming under increased pressure from lawmakers and product liability attorneys questioning the safety of electronic nicotine delivery systems. While e-cigarettes have been commercially available for about a decade, many unanswered questions remain about the safety of e-cigs and their efficacy in helping traditional smokers quit nicotine. E-cigarettes are advertised… Read more »

Drug’s huge price increase creates firestorm for CEO

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CEO defends 4,000% price hike as necessary for research and development The Internet was set aflame this month by the news former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli dramatically raised the price of Daraprim, a generic drug used to treat toxoplasmosis, a serious disease associated with HIV, from $18 a pill to $750. Shkreli’s start-up company… Read more »

Salmonella outbreaks generate lawsuits and prison sentences

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Two high profile salmonella outbreaks put spotlight on deadly bacteria An Arlington, Virginia woman recently filed a lawsuit after being stricken with salmonella after eating at The Fig & Olive restaurant in Washington, D.C. According to D.C. health officials, at least ten others contracted salmonella, more than 60 were made sick, and a total of 150 other possible… Read more »