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Inclined infant sleepers more dangerous than previously thought

In October, the Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC announced there had been 73 infant deaths reported that were tied to inclined sleepers. Now, Consumer Reports says there have been 19 additional fatalities, these related to the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper. That brings the total number of deaths to at least 92.

Australian court orders J&J to pay millions over mesh implants

Pelvic mesh implants were sold by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries around the world to surgically treat stress urinary incontinence and organ prolapse. Only after many women had been treated did it come to public light these implants could cause serious problems including bleeding, severe pain during intercourse and chronic pain.

Reuters: Is sealed evidence hiding wrongdoing by corporations?

In 1978, a lawyer representing injured workers found a treasure trove of evidence involving asbestos. It was a log of the evidence from a prior worker's lawsuit, including documents written by the one-time president of Raybestos-Manhattan, Inc. Those documents contained detailed proof the company -- and other asbestos companies -- knew that asbestos exposure could be deadly to workers.

Johnson & Johnson loses Australian class action over pelvic mesh

For decades, one way doctors have treated organ prolapse is by surgically installing mesh implants into the pelvis to keep the prolapsing organ in the position where it is naturally supposed to be. Unfortunately, many women who have had pelvic mesh implants have experienced bleeding, chronic pain and severe pain during intercourse, and many have claimed that they were never told of the risks.

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