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$380 Million Global Settlement Reached for Nassar Sexual Abuse Survivors

A settlement agreement has been reached wherein USA Gymnastics (“USAG”) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”) have agreed to a global monetary settlement of $380,000,000. This announcement represents years of negotiations to resolve the lawsuits brought against USAG by survivors abused by volunteer-physician Lawrence Nassar. Notably, USAG and the USOPC have agreed…

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Five Injured After Explosion at Westlake Chemical

Emergency responders were seen arriving at a Louisiana chemical plant late Monday, September 27, 2021, after an explosion was reported around 11:00 p.m. The blast was reported at Westlake Chemical, a petrochemical plant located approximately 15 miles west of Lake Charles in Sulphur, Louisiana. At least five individuals, all identified as contract employees working the…

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EPA Commits To Long-Awaited Regulation For Toxic Chemicals

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plans to regulate—for the first time—the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that manufacturers can discharge into wastewater. The EPA will begin crafting a rule that places limits on the amount of PFAS that can be discharged into sewage treatment systems and surface waters from…

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Boston Scientific Recalls Potentially Fatal INGENIO Family of Pacemakers and CRT-Ps

Boston Scientific, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical devices, is recalling its INGENIO family of pacemakers and CRT-Ps due to the risk of serious adverse health consequences. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified this as a Class 1 recall, indicating that the use of these devices may cause serious injuries or…

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Medtronic Stops Sale of Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System after Reports of Patient Deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care providers to stop implanting Medtronic’s Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System after reports of patient deaths. Medtronic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical devices, announced its decision to stop the sale and distribution of the HVAD system and warned physicians of “a higher…

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Philips Recalls Ventilators, Sleep Apnea Machines

Koninklijke Philips, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical devices, recently issued a recall of some of its breathing devices after reports that foam within those devices might degrade and become toxic, potentially causing cancer. This recall will affect between 3 million and 4 million devices, estimates Philips Chief Executive Frans van Houten. According…

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Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion™ Thoracic Stent Graft System

Medtronic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical devices, recently issued a recall of its Valiant Navion™ thoracic stent graft system. After reports of patient complications, including death, Medtronic is urging physicians to immediately cease the use of the Medtronic device until further notice. The Valiant Navion™ thoracic stent graft system was initially approved…

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