Monthly Archives: May 2012

Last Asbestos to be Abated at Mt. Pleasant Schools

According to an article in Michigan’s Morning Sun Newspaper last week, the last asbestos should be out of Mt. Pleasant Public School buildings by the end of the summer, according to school officials. The asbestos removal is part of the … Continue reading

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Whitehall Man with Two Defective Hip Implants Wants to be Heard by the FDA

Whitehall resident Steve Lorenz was just adjusting to his second hip surgery when he received a letter from Johnson & Johnson announced it was recalling thousands of its metal-on-metal hip implants, according to the Lehigh Valley Morning Call Newspaper. Lorenz, … Continue reading

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Citadel Plaza Real Estate Director Sentenced in Asbestos Case

Anthony Crompton, the former real estate director of a nonprofit agency that contaminated a Kansas City development site with asbestos, was sentenced Tuesday to a half-way house and federal probation, as reported in the Kansas City Star. Crompton, 42, admitted … Continue reading

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Johnson &Johnson Hip Patients Take Lawsuits to Trial

Patients with Johnson & Johnson recalled hip implants will start going to trial later this year to determine damages and liability in more than 6,000 lawsuits. DePuy recalled 93,000 ASR hips in 2010, as reported in an article last weekend … Continue reading

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First Trial in Federal Litigation Set to Start in February in C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawsuits

The first trial in the C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187) has been set to start on February 5, 2013. To date, 600 lawsuits naming Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh products are pending in the litigation … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Reinstated Asbestos Lawsuits

A California state appeals court reinstated San Francisco lawsuits by asbestos victims this week against a manufacturer of brake shoe grinding machines that released asbestos fibers from brake linings, according to an article this week in the San Francisco Chronicle. … Continue reading

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Asbestos Advocacy Lobbying Group Closes Operations

The Chrysotile Institute, a pro-asbestos lobbying group, currently funded by the Quebec government, will be closing after notifying the Canadian federal government of its plan to dissolve, as reported by The Montreal Gazette this weekend. The Montreal-based Chrysotile Institute issued … Continue reading

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