Category: Diseases

Roundup

Roundup Cancer Trial Moves Forward

Individual and class action lawsuits alleging Monsanto’s controversial Roundup weed killer caused cancer can move forward, after a judge made a crucial decision in a San Francisco court.

Legionnaires

Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Up in Michigan With Warmer Weather

Legionella-related illnesses are on the rise in Michigan, state health officials are warning, due largely to the record high temperatures being reported nationwide.

Surgeon at work

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lawsuit

Patients who underwent open-heart surgery or other invasive medical procedures in which a Stockert 3T heater-cooler device was used have been diagnosed with life-threatening infections from nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

Gadolinium Based Contrast Agent - Magnevist

Gadolinium Deposition Disease Lawsuit

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about the risk of gadolinium retention in patients who undergo MRIs with gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).

Legionnaires

Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Veterans’ Home After Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A nursing home in Quincy, Illinois, is being sued after 13 U.S. military veterans died from Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by waterborne bacteria.

Baking Flour

Flour Recall Lawsuit

Food poisoning lawyers filing lawsuits for people who suffered infections from contaminated flour. While not a common source of foodborne illness, flour has been linked to at least 2 major outbreaks of E. coli in recent years.

Disneyland

Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Disneyland Forces Emergency Closure of 2 Cooling Towers

Disneyland closed down 2 water cooling towers at its park in Anaheim, California, after some visitors there developed Legionnaires’ disease.

Railroad Tracks

Rhabdomyosarcoma Lawsuit

Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare but life-threatening cancer that begins in muscles that are attached to bones that help the body move, has been diagnosed in children who live near CSX railroad yards. Contaminants at the sites include volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...

Legionnaires

Sixth Case of Legionnaires’ Disease Confirmed at Texas Hotel

At least 6 guests who stayed at a hotel in Round Rock, Texas, have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

Legionnaires

Hotel Guest at Elvis’ Graceland Dies of Legionnaires’ Disease

A Kentucky woman has reportedly died from Legionnaires’ after visiting the Guest House at the Graceland Hotel in Tennessee.