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Hispanic Workers Have High Death Rates

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has again reported higher death dates for Hispanic workers in the United States. Hispanic workers are one of the fastest growing segments in the US workforce and their death rate has been reported as consistently high.

Pittsburg Corning Plans to Pay Asbestos Victims $825 Million

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PPG Industries (Pittsburg Corning Corp.) and its insurers plan to pay out millions of dollars to victims of asbestos disease. In a bankruptcy reorganization plan filed with the Court for its approval, it was announced that PPG intended to pay out $825 Million in cash over the next 15 years.

Raptiva® Withdrawn From Market for High Risk of Fatal Brain Disease

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We are investigating cases in which Raptiva® users have experienced neurological changes including unusual weakness, loss of coordination and changes in vision.

On April 8, 2009, the drug manufacturer Genentech announced a phased withdrawal of the psoriasis drug Raptiva® (efalizumab) from the U.S. market.
 

Hydroxycut® Products Withdrawn From Market After FDA Consumer Advisory Warning

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Jon L. Gelman  is investigating potential cases involving users of Hydroxycut® products who have experienced health problems that may include Rhabdomyolysis (muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure and other health problems), death, cardiovascular symptoms, hypertension, elevated liver enzymes that can indicate liver failure, kidney failure and seizures. 

Homeland Security Takes Lead in Flu Pandemic Pointing to Compensation Programs

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) has emerged as the lead agency in directing a response to the potential swine flu pandemic. The agency is following a well defined plan published in 2005 to respond to the threat in an effort to secure the Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR).

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