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Can You Make Your Sperm Better? Probably.
Everyone understands that healthy eggs and sperm are required to conceive, right? So, it shouldn’t be a surprise when couples have trouble starting a family that male fertility plays a role – more often than most people realize. In fact, male factor infertility is the primary medical issue in about 25% of infertility cases and a contributing factor another 25% of the time. For years, it has often been assumed that problems getting pregnant were all about the female half of the couple. Thanks to extensive media coverage of research, sperm issues and the role of male infertility are now mainstream topics. Still,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muddled Guidance At Menopause
By definition, a muddle is an untidy or disorganized collection. The verb denotes propagating confusion by bringing some topic into just such a state. I regret to say that, accordingly, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is poised to muddle the management of symptoms, and chronic disease risk at menopause. As I have indicated recently, and repeatedly over the years, I have enormous respect for the USPSTF, an influential panel of independent experts who generate strictly evidence-based guidelines for clinical preventive services, i.e., those medical practices dedicated to the prevention of m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lipid rescue therapy for local anesthetic toxicity: is less more
DISCUSSION: Most of the “adverse events” associated with lipid rescue therapy have occurred after administration of relatively high doses. Although there have been no good studies demonstrating the maximum “safe” dose of intralipid for lipid rescue therapy, many authors recommended limiting the dose to that recommended by the FDA for nutritional support: 12.5 mL/kg (lean body mass) per day total. In specific cases it may be reasonable to consider extending the infusion beyond this, but such situations are likely rare. In this patient, who did not appear to have cardiovascular instability, it is...
Source: The Poison Review - May 25, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical adverse event intralipid lipid rescue therapy local anesthetic toxicity mepivacaine Source Type: news

New Bill Could Further Deregulate the Asbestos Industry
National environmental groups are banding together to fight the Regulatory Accountability Act, a bill they say would make it harder to protect consumers from dangerous substances such as asbestos. Officially known as the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA) of 2017, it passed the U.S. House of Representatives in January and is now on the U.S. Senate floor. It combines six previously passed bills to eliminate what sponsors call “overly burdensome red tape and regulation,” while promising to hold federal agencies more accountable and create a more transparent rulemaking process. But critics claim the RAA has not...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 25, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos ban Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out Rule asbestos legislation Corrosion Proof Fittings deregulation bills Donald Trump environmental protection agency Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Natural Resources Defen Source Type: news

Nigeria: Again, Generating Set Fumes Kill Father, Son
[Guardian] Barely 48 hours after fumes from a generating set killed three people in Edo State, the toxic smokes on Tuesday morning led to the death of a businessman, Ayodele Megbuwawon, and his teenage son, Tobi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vomiting or stomach cramps? It could be this deadly toxin in your dinner
VOMITING and stomach cramps are two symptoms of botulism - a rare, but life-threatening condition. This is what you should know about the toxic condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2017, NCBI Minute Webinar: PubChem - A Source of Laboratory Chemical Safety Information on June 7, 2017
On June 7, 2017, NCBI staff will show you how to use PubChem's Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) to find the most relevant chemical safety information including flammability, toxicity, exposure limits and symptoms, first aid, handling and clean up. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Ebola outbreak rings alarm bells early
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Epidemiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Virology In Depth Source Type: news

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color
“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. But the president’s new budget proposal shows it’s even worse than I thought. Even some Republicans have been rightly horrified at how the administration’s proposed budget cuts so much of what’s good, decent and useful that the federal government does, from food assistan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Novel Anti-HER2 Drug for Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Dissenters cite toxicity, modest benefit (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

June 7th NCBI Minute: PubChem: A source of laboratory chemical safety information
On June 7, 2017, NCBI staff will show you how to use PubChem ’s Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) to find the most relevant chemical safety information including flammability, toxicity, exposure limits and symptoms, first aid, handling and clean up. Date…Continue reading→ (Source: NCBI Announcements)
Source: NCBI Announcements - May 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New chemical safety laboratory safety NCBI Minute pubchem webinars Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's A New Type Of Pollution Invading The Oceans
This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste ― grocery bags, drinking straws, even cigarette butts ― pour into our oceans. Used by humanity for a few minutes at most, these single-use plastics likely will likely stick around for decades, or longer. Trillions of pieces of refuse get trapped by natural ocean currents, or gyres, at five locations, causing a dance of debris for hundreds of thousands of square miles. While these gyres, geographically removed from civilization, hold much higher concentrations of trash than other regions of the ocean, they’re evidence...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Ocean Smog' Is Taking Over The Seas And You're Probably Eating It, Too
This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. Every year, billions of pounds of plastic waste ― grocery bags, drinking straws, even cigarette butts ― pour into our oceans. Used by humanity for a few minutes at most, these single-use plastics likely will likely stick around for decades, or longer. Trillions of pieces of refuse get trapped by natural ocean currents, or gyres, at five locations, causing a dance of debris for hundreds of thousands of square miles. While these gyres, geographically removed from civilization, hold much higher concentrations of trash than other regions of the ocean, they’re evidence...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Africa: A Victory in the Fight Against Toxic Pollution
[HRW] The fight against global toxic pollution has reached a critical milestone: the 50th country has ratified the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury, triggering its entry into force in August. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BEZOS GOES FULL PHARMA: Amazon teaming up with Big Pharma to sell toxic prescription drugs
(Natural News) All indications point to Amazon.com expanding its business to include the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals in the near future, and it’s hardly surprising that they would want to move in that direction. After all, the sale of pharmaceuticals is big business. In 2016, worldwide drug sales reached an all-time high of 967 billion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma is contaminating nearly all the water in America with toxic drugs that alter biology, fertility and even gender expression
(Natural News) America has become the luxury playground for pharmaceutical company moguls. As trillions of dollars trickle through the economy, all those physicians who peddle their poisons, along with PR and media account executives, are paid millions for mind-numbing advertising campaigns promoting a daily dose of “ask your doctor.” But your doctor may not need to play middleman anymore.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TOXMAP Now Includes Final Superfund/CERCLIS data
TOXMAP now includes the final version of the EPA's CERCLIS dataset, which contains information on hazardous waste sites, potentially hazardous waste sites, and associated remedial activities across the nation. The EPA Superfund program retired CERCLIS in November 2012 and has been transitioning to SEMS, which contains the same content as CERCLIS. (Source: TOXMAP News)
Source: TOXMAP News - May 23, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: TOXMAP Admin Source Type: news

Genetic Biomarkers Key to Future Mesothelioma Treatment
Researchers in Slovenia have developed a unique, treatment-recommendation model for mesothelioma patients based heavily upon individualized, genetic biomarkers. They believe their model will lead to better patient outcomes and significantly improve the response rate to chemotherapy, which is still less than 40 percent with mesothelioma. “This is just a start, but it’s going to be the way to go in the future, personalizing treatment,” Dr. Vita Dolzan, founder of Pharmacogenetics Laboratory at the University of Ljubljana’s Institute of Biochemistry, told Asbestos.com. “We’re excited about ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Anhovo Asbestos Valley Slovenia chemotherapy drugs for mesothelioma cisplatin CRP protein Dr. Vita Dolzan gemcitabine genetic biomarkers genetic makeup mesothelioma patients Genotyping mesothelioma treatment strategies pemetrexed p Source Type: news

Study confirms toxic environments cause cancer, not merely genetics
(Natural News) Many people look to genetics or lifestyle choices to determine their cancer risk, but a new study shows that environment — a decidedly more inescapable factor — has a huge hand in cancer risk too. The study, published in Cancer, has found that areas with poor environmental quality overall displayed the highest incidence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injecting activator of a powerful tumor suppressor directly into the cancer increases tumor destruction, decreases toxicity
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Directly injecting a tumor with an agent that activates a natural, powerful tumor suppressor enhances the drug's capacity to attack the tumor both locally and where it spreads, scientists report in the journal Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Air pollution linked to poor sleep, study finds
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide and airborne particles affects sleep efficiency, says medical professorAir pollution might be linked to poor sleep, say researchers looking into the impact of toxic air on our slumbers.Related:Looking tired can harm your social life, say researchersContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sleep Pollution Medical research Health & wellbeing Science Environment Life and style US news World news Cities Source Type: news

Hawaii seeks to ban toxic chemical sunscreens to save the coral reefs from chemical decimation
(Natural News) Many snorkelers who are drawn to Hawaii’s coral reefs have noticed that they are not brimming with life the way they once did, and it looks like they only have themselves to blame. A lot of explanations have been put forth for coral die-offs, but one of the biggest culprits is the sunscreen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabin air on commercial flights can be filled with a vast array of toxic chemicals that cause seizures and nausea
(Natural News) Cabin air that circulates in commercial flights contain toxic chemicals that are detrimental to the public health, according to a report published in DailyMail.co.uk. The potentially poisonous fumes may result in a condition called aerotoxic syndrome, which may result in blurred vision, seizures, and headaches as well as nausea, diarrhea, and even breathing difficulties.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Choices You Will Regret Forever
Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life. A recent study from Columbia University found that we’re bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make each day leads to a phenomenon called decision fatigue, whereby your brain actually tires like a muscle. A new study from the University of Texas shows that even when our brains aren’t tired, they can make it very difficult for us to make good decisions. When making a decision, instead of referencing the knowledge we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gemcitabine Fails in Early Breast Cancer
Final 10-year follow-up of a large phase III trial showed that adding gemcitabine to anthracycline and taxane-based adjuvant chemotherapy increases toxicity and does not improve disease-free survival in early breast cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Hemodialysis and the intubated salicylate-toxic patient
3.5 out of 5 stars The association of hemodialysis and survival in intubated salicylate-poisoned patients. McCabe DJ, Lu JJ. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Apr 10 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract [Disclosure: the co-authors of this paper are members of the Toxikon Consortium in Chicago, as am I.] This retrospective observational study looked at cases from the Illinois Poison Center over 12 years (2003 thru 2015) to identify intubated patients with recorded serum salicylate levels> 50 mg/dL. The goal was “to describe the impact of hemodialysis on survival rates of salicylate-intoxicated patients . . .”...
Source: The Poison Review - May 20, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical aspirin poisoning enhanced elimination hemodialysis salicylate toxicity Source Type: news

Oregon bureaucrats may be backing off forced glyphosate poisoning of 2,000-acre Azure organic farm
(Natural News) Thanks to the global activism against government insanity, it now appears that officials in Sherman County, Oregon are backing off their recent threats to forcibly spray a 2,000-acre organic farm with toxic glyphosate weedkiller (Roundup). With Natural News and other pro-organics organizations sounding the alarm, Sherman County officials were hit with over 40,000... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why teens should never take diet pills
In the pressure to be thin and conform to societal pressures, teens are turning to diet pills that come with potentially dangerous side effects. These supplements contain toxic chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide attempt with self-made Taxus baccata leaf capsules: survival following the application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for ventricular arrythmia and refractory cardiogenic shock - Vardon Bounes F, Tardif E, Ruiz S, Gallart JC, Conil JM, Delmas C.
We present a case report of a patient who attempted suicide after T. baccata... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Plants That Can Poison, Harm, or Kill Plants That Can Poison, Harm, or Kill
So many toxic plants, so many poisonings waiting to happen! Are you aware of the danger posed by these flowers and leaves?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

No camphor toxicity in Cambodian infants - Johnson CR, Porter SG, Coats D, Whitfield KC, Mengkheang K, Topazian MD, Fischer PR.
Thiamine deficiency and beriberi are prevalent in Cambodia, although most infants with nonspecific clinical symptoms of beriberi, including tachypnea, lack echocardiographic evidence diagnostic of the disease. Camphor activates transient receptor potential... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

CDC warns of parasitic infection and toxic gas in swimming pools
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Zombie" outbreak caused by the synthetic cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA in New York - Adams AJ, Banister SD, Irizarry L, Trecki J, Schwartz M, Gerona R.
Eighteen patients in a street-drug-induced stupor were seen in EDs on a single day in a New York City neighborhood. With rapid cooperative efforts among physicians, police, public health authorities, and toxicologists, the cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA was iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High-dose opioid prescribing and opioid-related hospitalization: a population-based study - Spooner L, Fernandes K, Martins D, Juurlink D, Mamdani M, Paterson JM, Singh S, Gomes T.
Aims To examine the impact of national clinical practice guidelines and provincial drug policy interventions on prevalence of high-dose opioid prescribing and rates of hospitalization for opioid toxicity. Design Interventional time-series analysis. Setting... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Could Gefitinib Replace Adjuvant Chemo in NSCLC? Could Gefitinib Replace Adjuvant Chemo in NSCLC?
In patients with EGFR mutations, adjuvant targeted therapy with gefitinib gave better results with less toxicity than adjuvant chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pollution claims more lives in UK than other EU countries
Filthy air killed 6.5million people worldwide in 2012. Toxic emissions are responsible for an average of 25.7 deaths per 100,000 in the UK compared to just 0.4 in Sweden. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding toxic algal blooms
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Griffin, C. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Amgen Highlights Data To Be Presented At ASCO 2017 Across Oncology Portfolio
Oral Presentation of New Analysis on Limited Renal Toxicity Associated With XGEVA® (denosumab) Compared With Zoledronic Acid in Treatment of Myeloma Bone Disease XGEVA Study in Patients With Myeloma Bone Disease Also Selected for Best of ASCO® First Randomized Study to Evaluate the Combination of IMLYGIC® (talimogene laherparepvec), an Oncolytic Viral Immunotherapy, With a Checkpoint Inhibitor to be Presented THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that new clinical data and analyses from across its oncology portfolio will be presented at the 53rd An...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How To Handle A Toxic Relationship
By Christine Carter Last week, I had lunch with a friend. As we were walking out, she mentioned that she had to see someone who hadn’t always been kind to her, a relationship that caused her more stress and suffering than anything else. She’d been avoiding the meeting, but now it looked inevitable. “She just makes me so anxious,” she said, gritting her teeth. I’ve been there myself. Lots of times. Seriously toxic relationships call for us to cut off contact altogether; others, though also toxic, seem impossible to avoid. Perhaps you have a constantly criticizing mother-in-law, or a neighbor w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asbestos Blocked for 6th Time from Hazardous Substances List
The fight to impose tough trade restrictions on chrysotile asbestos — a toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma cancer and other serious health conditions — will have to wait at least another two years. For the sixth consecutive time, a handful of countries blocked the inclusion of the carcinogenic mineral from the Rotterdam Convention Hazardous Substances list (Annex III). Chemicals on the list are subject to restrictions that prevent the export of a product without the consent of the importing country. Representatives from 157 countries met in Geneva, Switzerland, for the eighth Conference of the Parties (CO...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 17, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Andrew Dettmer Annex III asbestos ban in canada asbestos ban in united states Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos export regulations Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Belarus Chrysotile asbestos fibers Conference of the Source Type: news

FDA to push pro-GMO ads paid by taxpayers, even as consumers overwhelmingly reject Frankenfoods
(Natural News) It is common knowledge that Monsanto spends an inordinate amount of money trying to convince people that its toxic pesticides and GMO seeds are not harmful despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. Now, you get to help pay for a pro-GMO campaign whether you want to or not thanks to a questionable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Groups Files Amicus Briefs Urging U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Lago Agrio Ruling
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Environmental groups filed two amicus curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on May 1, arguing that the high court should hear the appeal of a group of Ecuadorian residents and their attorney, who challenge an $18.5 billion fraud judgment they previously won against Chevron Corp. on grounds that "Chevron's schemes in Ecuador and New York highlight why courts do not entertain collateral attacks on foreign judgments" (Steven Donziger, et al. v. Chevron Corporation, No. 16-1178, U.S. Sup.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Plaintiffs' Discovery Request In Glyphosate MDL Is 'Unjustified,' Monsanto Says
SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co. on May 5 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California arguing that it should deny the discovery request of a group of plaintiffs who sued the company as part of multidistrict litigation in which they allege that Monsanto is liable for their injuries from exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup. Monsanto argues that the plaintiffs' attempt to delay discovery is "unjustified" and amounts to "gamesmanship" (In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, No. 2741 MDL, N.D. Calif.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey'...
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

West Virginia Couple Alleges Fraud, Has C8 Injury Case Against DuPont Added To MDL
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on April 12 transferred to the multidistrict litigation another lawsuit against E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for alleged injuries connected to exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (known as C8) (In re E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. C8 Personal Injury Litigation, MDL No. 2433, No. 13-2433, S.D. Ohio). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Federal Judge Dismisses State Law Claims In Flint Water Crisis Litigation
DETROIT - A federal judge in Michigan on May 3 ruled that based on Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals precedent, he had jurisdiction over state law claims in a lawsuit pertaining to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., and he amended a previous ruling to dismiss those claims along with federal causes of action (Luke Waid, et al. v. Gov. Richard D. Snyder, et al., No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Company Says Plaintiffs May Not Depose Its CEO In Fracking Injury Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - A company sued in connection with injuries suffered by two workers when a lithium battery exploded during a hydraulic fracturing operation filed an additional brief in Oklahoma federal court on May 5 contending that the plaintiffs cannot designate the company's CEO as a specific witness under federal procedural rules (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation, et al. and Southwest Electronic Energy Corporation v. Engineered Power LP, et al., No. 15-145, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Parties Seek Conference With Judge To Resolve Impasse In Radioactive Material Case
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri residents who contend that they have been injured by exposure to radioactive material and the company that they say is liable on May 11 filed a joint request for a conference with the federal judge in Missouri who presides over the case on grounds that they have reached an impasse regarding the deposition of expert witnesses (Scott D. McClurg, et al. v. MI Holdings Inc., et al., No. 12-361 [consolidated], E.D. Mo.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Halliburton: Orders In Related Case Should Be Applied To Groundwater Lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY - Halliburton Energy Services Inc. (HESI) on May 8 filed a brief in Oklahoma federal court arguing that 10 prior orders issued in a lawsuit brought against it by residents who argue that the company is liable for contaminating their drinking water should be adopted in another lawsuit that asserts the same causes of action (Albin Family Revocable Living Trust, et al. v. Halliburton Energy Services Inc., No. 16-910, W.D. Okla.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news