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  • Cerebral Palsy

    The latest posts for Cerebral Palsy are listed below.
    • Cost of Cerebral Palsy Over a Lifetime

      The parents of a child born with cerebral palsy (CP), or who develops it early in life, know the emotional toll will be significant and trying. What they may not know or anticipate is the massive financial cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Doctors and science currently consider CP to be an incurable affliction, meaning treatment or symptom abatement must continue for the entire lifespan ...

    Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices

    The latest posts for Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices are listed below.
    • Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

      There are currently lawsuits filed and being filed on behalf of patients injured by hernia mesh implants. These lawsuits allege that hernia mesh can cause such adverse reactions as organ damage perforation, bowel obstruction, infection, and hernia recurrence. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the makers of these hernia mesh implants failed to adequately research these implants, failed to ...
    • The Long Term Risks of Proton Pump Inhibitor Drug (PPIs)

      People with heartburn and acid reflux disease are frequently prescribed medications that help to block or reduce excess stomach acid. These medications are called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include prescribed medications and over-the-counter drugs. PPIs are often very successful in the treatment of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but new research shows that these ...
    • New Suit Against Cialis

      In August of 2016 seven men have filed lawsuits against ELI Lilly and Co alleging that they suffered skin cancer as the results of taking Cialis. Cialis is an erectile dysfunction drug. These men join a growing number of lawsuits filed against the makers of erectile dysfunction drugs such Pfizer who manufactures Viagra. These lawsuits claim that Eli Lily and Pfizer should have known of the link ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • Medical Malpractice Claims Have Actually Dropped over 55% in the Last Two Decades

      In January I discussed that Kentucky and many other states are passing Tort Reform legislation. The main argument that these state governments are making is that changes are necessary due to soaring medical malpractice costs for doctors and health care providers as the result of “frivolous” lawsuits. The medical community is claiming that both insurance premiums and medical malpractice claims are ...
    • Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

      There are currently lawsuits filed and being filed on behalf of patients injured by hernia mesh implants. These lawsuits allege that hernia mesh can cause such adverse reactions as organ damage perforation, bowel obstruction, infection, and hernia recurrence. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the makers of these hernia mesh implants failed to adequately research these implants, failed to ...
    • Doctors May Choose to Not Reveal Mistakes Made by Other Doctors

      When was the last time you discovered that one of your coworkers made a mistake and decided to not do something about it? Most of the time, we need not be concerned about coworkers overlooking the slipups of their colleagues, but when it comes to medical practitioners, those mistakes could jeopardize a patient’s health. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has warned in an article that ...

    News

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    • Attorney Brett Oppenheimer is Officially Certified in Mediation

      Attorney Brett Oppenheimer of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC is known throughout Louisville and all of Kentucky for being an attorney who focuses on personal injury cases and litigation. However, not all cases need to go all the way to trial to reach resolution. Some can be resolved quickly, quietly, and just as effectively through mediation. Mediation is a form of “Alternative Dispute Resolution” or ...
    • Xarelto Update

      Xarelto is an oral blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of strokes in patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Xarelto is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutical and is manufactured by Bayer. Xarelto is commonly prescribed for atrial fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). There are currently about 14,000 lawsuits involving Xarelto alleging the increased risk of severe ...
    • Kentucky May See Laws That Cap Tort Recoveries in Near Future

      Following the November election cycle, the GOP took majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives, and picked up gubernatorial seats across the country. In Kentucky, this new super-majority has some worried about the future of personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits . In the past, Republican members of Kentucky’s legislature have expressed keen interest in tort law reform to ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant

      The Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder is a device that is surgically implanted to help patients restore arm movement. Those with rotator cuff tears or severe shoulder arthritis were some of the intended patients for this device. Instead of improving arm movement, however, the implant caused several problems and, on December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet recalled these devices due to their ...
    • Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

      There are currently lawsuits filed and being filed on behalf of patients injured by hernia mesh implants. These lawsuits allege that hernia mesh can cause such adverse reactions as organ damage perforation, bowel obstruction, infection, and hernia recurrence. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the makers of these hernia mesh implants failed to adequately research these implants, failed to ...
    • Taxotere Chemo Drug Lawsuit Update

      The lawsuits filed on behalf of cancer patients who allegedly experienced permanent hair loss following treatment with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere are moving forward in a multidistrict litigation established in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Initially, the MDL began with 33 cases. In December, the number of cases was reported at 267. As of January 18, 2017, there were ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants

      There are currently lawsuits filed and being filed on behalf of patients injured by hernia mesh implants. These lawsuits allege that hernia mesh can cause such adverse reactions as organ damage perforation, bowel obstruction, infection, and hernia recurrence. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the makers of these hernia mesh implants failed to adequately research these implants, failed to ...
    • SPF Claims: Do These Sunscreens Live Up To Their Label?

      If you have purchased Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free Lotion (SPF 50) or CVS brand Kids Sun Lotion (SPF 50), our law firm is currently investigating a potential class action lawsuit in Kentucky related to the mislabeling of their SPF power. According to a new study by Consumer Reports, 43% of sunscreens fail to live up to their SPF claim. The Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free and the CVS Kids Sun ...
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