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Video: Vape Battery Fire in TSA Line Catches Luggage on Fire

Watch a vape battery fire occur in a TSA line in the video below. Thankfully, the TSA Agent acted fast to remove the bag from the terminal before it can burn down the equipment and start a larger fire. Vape Battery Fire Lawsuit Levin Simes Abrams represents vape users injured in vape battery explosions. If… Read More

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Lawsuit for Round Up causing Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Monsanto Liable in RoundUp Lymphoma Cancer Lawsuit

August 10, 2018: A jury in San Francisco found Monsanto liable for the terminal cancer of a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after using Roundup. The jury awarded damages for causing his terminal cancer as well as punitive damages against Monsanto after learning of their behavior and their failure to warn about… Read More

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FDA Warning for deaths from Zithromax Azithromycin

Zithromax Increased Risk of Death After Donor Stem Cell Transplant

The FDA has released a new warning for Zithromax: The antibiotic Zithromax (Zmax, azithromycin) should not be given long-term to prevent a certain inflammatory lung condition in patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant. Results of a clinical trial found an increased rate of relapse in… Read More

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JUUL Lawsuit Alleges Company Illegally Marketed to Minors

The San Francisco start-up, JUUL Labs, is under scrutiny after class action lawsuits filed against the company allege it illegally marketed their vape products to minors.  The JUUL vape pen, which is the size of a USB flash drive, first came onto the market in June 2015 and has grown seven-fold in 2018.  JUUL now… Read More

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Medical Researchers Call DePuy Pinnacle Study “Grave Fraudulence”

DePuy Pinnacle Study The research article “Grave Fraudulence in Medical Device Research: A Narrative Review of the PIN Seeding Study for the Pinnacle Hip System” was published in December 2017 in the journal Accountability in Research. The title of the article makes it clear what it discusses: that Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and DePuy Orthopaedics… Read More

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