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Realities of Biomedical Product Liability Suits and the Role of Junk Science: From Breast Implants to TASER Weapons.
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PMID:  23014704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In the summer of 2006, manufacturers of a simple respirator mask costing US$1 told the U.S. Congress that Americans would find a shortage of these masks if there was another flu pandemic. The reason for this was that suing the makers of these dust masks became a major business for trial lawyers. By 2006, there had been more than 326,000 lawsuits filed. It has been reported in many cases that the law firms worked with cooperative physicians and contracted with X-ray labs to screen individuals for lung problems. If an individual had an abnormal lung X-ray and claimed that they had used a certain brand of respirator and the manufacturer was still in business and had economic resourcesa lawsuit was filed. Some manufacturers went out of business while others simply stopped making the masks.
Mark Kroll
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE pulse     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2154-2287     ISO Abbreviation:  IEEE Pulse     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101541727     Medline TA:  IEEE Pulse     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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