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The Supreme Court Dims the Lights on Coal Power

FROM Bloomberg Businessweek: By Matthew Phillips The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate air pollution from coal-burning power plants. The 6-to-2 decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hands the Obama administration what is arguably its biggest environmental victory in its effort to use the Clean Air Act as Read More

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A Century of Controversy, Accidents in West Virginia’s Chemical Valley in Lead-up to Spill

From NationalGeographic.com: By Laura Parker for National Geographic PUBLISHED JANUARY 16, 2014 Even before last week’s chemical spill fouled tap water in nine counties in West Virginia, where more than 200,000 people still cannot use their water after seven long days, it was not unusual to find black water running from kitchen faucets in homes Read More

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues stunning reversal in cases of Liability of Employers when the Employee gets Mesothelioma

In a stunning reversal the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed the Order from the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA allowing a Plaintiff who was barred from bringing a Worker’s Compensation or any claim because the disease did not manifest itself within the 300 week statute of limitations under the Workers Compensation Act. Read More

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Bellwether DePuY A.S.R. Hip Case Settled in California

It has been reported in the media that on Oct. 1, 2013,  Johnson & Johnson settled the first bellwether trial against its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implant from a group of lawsuits consolidated in San Francisco Superior Court (DePuy ASR Hip System Cases; CJC-10-004649, San Francisco Superior Court, Calif.). The Plaintiff in the first bellwether Read More

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May 16, 2013 Statement of DePuy

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Statement on Discontinuation of ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal and COMPLETE™ Ceramic-on-Metal Hip Systems DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., announced its decision to discontinue sales of its ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal Articulation and COMPLETE™ Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System worldwide. The discontinuation will be effective August 31, 2013. This will allow surgeons to plan accordingly for upcoming surgeries. The ceramic Read More

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History of DePuy Implant Failure Information

The heading quotation is from an investigative report for the British Medical Journal on the ASR. The reports opens: “It is one of the biggest disasters in orthopaedic history, according to one senior surgeon” (Cohen). When the ASR hip systems made by DePuy Orthopaedics were recalled in late summer 2010, it was viewed by many Read More

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DePuy Hip Implant Failure Information

DePuy Hip Q&A Below are some answers to common questions about the recalled DePuy artificial hip. Still have questions about your situation? Contact us today and we’ll do our best to answer them. Why are these hip replacements being recalled? For failing at rates more than double (and by some indications, far greater than double) Read More

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Mesothelioma Information

Mesothelioma can be caused by relatively brief exposure to asbestos decades ago. Working for one summer installing drywall or asbestos-containing insulation is enough to cause mesothelioma. To develop asbestosis, exposure over a greater period of time, usually seen in years, is necessary to cause the disease. The cancer known as malignant mesothelioma is a malignant Read More

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Below are  links to Frequently Asked Questions and the answers to the questions that we get about the types of cases that the Law Offices of Lee W. Davis handles: Asbestos Case Info Asbestos Company Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trusts How can I afford Lee Davis’ legal services? How long will it take to finish my case? Jobsites in Michigan Jobsites Read More

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