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  • How to File a Premises Liability Claim in Kentucky

    If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability claim. However, there are certain conditions that must be met. In order to prove liability, you must show that the landowner owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and directly caused your injuries. The state of Kentucky categorizes 3 types of visitors on a property: ...
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  • St. Louis Judge Upholds $110 Million Talc Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

    In May of 2017 a Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict was one of five decisions against Johnson & Johnson. The jury’s verdict was appealed by the defense who argued that the award should be thrown out due to a lack of jurisdiction in the state of Missouri. However, in late ...
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  • DePuy Orthopedics Hit with $247 Million Verdict or Metal-on-Metal Hips

    Johnson & Johnson, and its DePuy Orthopaedics division, suffered a loss in federal court in recent weeks after a jury awarded $247 million to six plaintiffs who the jury found were injured as the result of defective Pinnacle Hip implants. This is the third straight verdict against Johnson & Johnson/DePuy. DePuy manufactured and marketed these metal-on-metal hip implants that were eventually ...
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  • Poor Communication Between Doctors and Patients

    Many people suffer preventable injuries because of the negligence of their doctor, nurse or other health care professional. Medical negligence can result in life-altering or life ending injuries, which may require extensive or lifelong treatment. While medical malpractice victims have the option to recover compensation for damages, it is important to know the root cause of this negligence. Are ...
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  • FDA Warnings on Absorb GT1 Bioresorable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® and Adverse Cardiac Events

    In March of 2017 and again in October of 2017, the FDA sent letters to healthcare providers warning that an ongoing study involving the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® indicates an increased rate of major adverse cardiac events and an increased risk of developing blood clots in patients. WHAT IS THE ABSORB GT1 BVS®? Abbott Vascular manufactures the Absorb GT1 BVS® medical device. ...
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  • FDA Issues Critical Letter to EpiPen for Failure to Address Product Failures

    In early September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a scathing letter to Meridian Medical Technologies rebuking the company for failing to investigate and address component and product failures in its EpiPen products. The FDA cited hundreds of customer complaints that were linked to life-threatening emergencies in which the EpiPen auto-injectors failed to operate correctly. ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

    Johnson & Johnson was hit with yet another verdict, in the most recent lawsuit alleging talcum powder is linked to ovarian cancer. In August of 2017, a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million in damages to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Evidence in this trial indicated that Johnson & Johnson knew of the ovarian cancer ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • Medical Error Mix-Ups Still Prevalent in Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities, Study Finds

    The best medical treatment in the world won’t do any good, and could potentially do serious damage, if it is applied to the wrong patient. This is why patient mix-ups are so dangerous. With more and more medical facilities, hospitals, and healthcare clinics utilizing electronic healthcare records (EHR), the number of incidents involving mistaken patient identity should conceivably go down. ...
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  • Young Man Suffers Severe Injuries From Table Saw

    A man in his twenties contacted our office to discuss a significant injury he suffered while using a table saw. Every year, tens of thousands of injuries are suffered by table saw users. Many injuries occur as a result of kick-back, and that is exactly what happened to this man. Kick-back can occur even with experienced wood workers despite the exercise of reasonable care. The table saw industry ...
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  • Heart Attack Following Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    We received a call from a 58 year old gentleman that had been using testosterone replacement therapy (“Low-T” gel) for approximately 60 days when he suffered a heart attack. He had seen something online about dangers associated testosterone replacement therapy and increased incidences of heart attack and stroke, and, therefore, called. I explained to this caller that the science is emerging. ...
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  • Contractor's Fingers Severely Injured by Table Saw

    We received an inquiry from a contractor who had had two fingers severed and one injured substantially when he was injured by a table saw. Injuries from table saws can certainly be significant. We explained that where there are serious injuries we are interested in investigating claims associated with recently manufactured table saws. The reason that the date of manufacture is important is that ...
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  • Compression Injuries During Surgery, Who is to Blame?

    We were contacted by a middle aged woman who had recently undergone surgery. She and her family were told that her surgery was anticipated to last approximately an hour and a half. Concerns arose during the surgery and, ultimately, the surgery lasted almost six hours. When the patient awoke, she had pain, numbness and partial paralysis in both arms. Obviously she was asleep during the surgery, ...
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  • Was Lipitor the Cause of Type II Diabetes?

    A woman in her mid-fifties contacted our office to discuss her recent diagnosis of Type II Diabetes. She had been prescribed Lipitor to help lower her cholesterol. In fact, results from a recent study showed a drastic increase in Type II Diabetes in menopausal women using Lipitor. One of the criteria as we consider cases has to do with the potential client’s body mass index (BMI). Typically, women ...
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