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May 2005 Archives

Vioxx® Risks: Heart Attacks, Strokes and Blood Clots

Vioxx® Risks Were Downplayed by Merck Sales Force WASHINGTON, D.C. -- May 16, 2005 -- Merck heavily promoted the arthritis drug Vioxx® to physicians at a time when there were serious questions about its safety, according to documents presented at a Congressional hearing this month. As early as the year...

Mesothelioma Site Will Be Updated With Latest Medical and Legal News

New Mesothelioma Web Site Provides Resources for Asbestos Victims NOVATO, CA -- May 6, 2005 -- Brayton Purcell has created the Mesothelioma Network to provide support, resources, medical news, and information for mesothelioma patients and their families. An aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma attacks the membranes lining...

Settlement Reached in Defective Gun Case

Gun Did Not Have Working Safety Device or "Loaded Chamber Indicator" PHILADELPHIA, PA -- May 6, 2005 -- A settlement has been reached in a products liability lawsuit against Smith & Wesson for defectively designing and failing to childproof a semiautomatic pistol. The case involves Royce Ryan, who was eight...

Groups Call for Legislation to Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration

How Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Hurt Consumers MIAMI, FL -- May 6, 2005 -- Helen Etting, a resident of the Regents Park nursing home, was hospitalized for malnutrition, dehydration, and bed sores before she died in 2001, according to a recent article by the American Association for Justice. Helen's family was...