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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.
    • The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

      The 3D printing process entails building solid, three-dimensional objects from digital models, using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to build a product. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, it presents several liability questions for those injured by these products and devices. But when a doctor or hospital prints the device at ...
    • Study Shows One Third of Drugs Approved by FDA Have Major Safety Concerns

      Pharmaceutical drugs can save lives and offer relief from medical conditions for millions of people in this country. All drug companies must go through an approval process with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to sell a prescription drug. The process requires laboratory and animal testing and studies using humans. The pharmaceutical company then submits an application to the FDA ...
    • 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 ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

      The 3D printing process entails building solid, three-dimensional objects from digital models, using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to build a product. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, it presents several liability questions for those injured by these products and devices. But when a doctor or hospital prints the device at ...
    • EpiPen Defective - Recall

      Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions. The recall has been administered due to the possibility that these devices may have a defect that leads to the devices’ failure to activate. Although ...
    • 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 ...

    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.
    • How to Determine the Value of Your Brain Injury Claim

      Did you or a loved one recently suffer a traumatic brain injury? If the answer is “yes,” you may not be familiar with what proper steps to take. You may be emotionally overwhelmed with medical bills and knowing that you are no longer able to work and earn a living. However, if your injury was caused by the negligent and reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to financial ...
    • Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

      Social media has drastically changed the way we interact with other people. Whether we use to keep in touch with friends and family, stay updated on current events, or for business networking purposes, social media has a variety of advantages. However, it also has disadvantages. Sometimes oversharing on all social media platforms - such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat - and revealing too much ...
    • 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 ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

      The 3D printing process entails building solid, three-dimensional objects from digital models, using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to build a product. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, it presents several liability questions for those injured by these products and devices. But when a doctor or hospital prints the device at ...
    • EpiPen Defective - Recall

      Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions. The recall has been administered due to the possibility that these devices may have a defect that leads to the devices’ failure to activate. Although ...
    • 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 ...
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