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Evidence Links PPIs to Serious Kidney Problems Apr 29, 2016

A recent study links heartburn drugs like Prilosec and Nexium to an increased risk of severe kidney disease. People who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Prilosec and Nexium for heartburn are 30% more likely to develop chronic kidney disease, ...

Pittsburgh Corning Corp. Exits Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Apr 28, 2016

After more than 16 years from the date they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Pittsburgh Corning Corp. (PCC) has emerged from bankruptcy and established a $3.5 billion dollar Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Personal Injury Trust to compensate ...

10 Facts You Need to Know About IVC Filters Apr 27, 2016

Inferior vena cava filters, better known as “IVC filters,” are pronged medical devices used to prevent blood clots. They are named for their placement – in the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. Since they entered the medical device ...

Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Damage? Apr 26, 2016

According to a new study, the long-term use of various, common heartburn drugs have potential links to an increased risk of kidney disease, damage, and failure. The recent study was conducted and published by the American Society of Nephrology based ...

EPA Settles with Boise Ski and Snowboard Park Developer Over Asbestos Violation Apr 22, 2016

The United States Environmental Protection Agency settled with a Boise-based ski and snowboard park developer, Gateway Parks LLC, for a $10,000 fine after allegations of a federal asbestos regulation violation. According to the EPA allegations, the ...

U.S. Surgeon General Doctor Makes Statement on Asbestos Apr 12, 2016

Last week was Asbestos Awareness Week and the United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy made a statement regarding asbestos exposure and the associated dangers. The information included discusses what asbestos is and how widely popular it was in ...

Legal Battle in Indiana Involving Asbestos Apr 8, 2016

Due to the frequent use of asbestos in older construction, a number of people are coming forward to file a lawsuit after developing lung disease, including mesothelioma . This is exactly what’s happening in Indiana with a man who worked as an ...

Connect With BPB Online! Apr 7, 2016

There are countless ways to get in touch with Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman! Connect with us online for news and updates about the firm and our practice. Google+ Our firm not only frequently posts updates on Google+, but it’s also a great place ...

Metal Workers Undergoing Lung Disease Testing After Asbestos Exposure Apr 7, 2016

Numerous metal workers who were exposed to asbestos are undergoing tests to determine if they developed any form of lung disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma . The normal tests include blood work, blood pressure checks, a breathing / pulmonary ...

EnPro Reaches Proposed $480 Million Settlement in Asbestos-Related Cases Apr 5, 2016

According to reports, EnPro industries is protecting its subsidiaries from current and future asbestos claims in the United States by reaching a proposed $480 million settlement. The proposed settlement would have to be approved by both the claimants ...

Verdict of $500 Million in Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Trial Apr 1, 2016

A Texas federal jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay roughly $500 million to five individuals who claimed to be injured by the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants made by DePuy. After the two-month trial, the jury deliberated for a week, after ...

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