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  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Summit

    In our ongoing effort to help children born addicted to or in withdrawal from opioids, we hosted an “Opioid Summit” at our offices in Louisville, Kentucky on May 14, 2018. We invited attorneys and other professionals from across the country to come to discuss and find solutions to the complex issues involved in handling opioid cases involving innocent newborns. Babies can suffer Neonatal ...
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  • Safety Tips to Avoid Swimming Pool Accidents

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 3,000 unintentional drowning deaths each year in the United States. Thousands of children require emergency medical care for drowning incidents, and nonfatal accidents may result in brain damage and other long-term disabilities. Our firm wants to provide you with practical safety tips so you and your family can ...
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  • What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

    Being in a car accident is a scary and stressful experience. There are several things you can do to increase your safety and, if you are injured, to protect your ability to seek compensation. Our firm has guided countless clients to successful legal outcomes, and we want you to be informed of the steps you need to take after a car accident. After a car crash, you should: Check for injuries. It is ...
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  • First IVC Bellwether Trial Yields $2 Million Verdict Against Bard

    In March of 2018 jury awarded 2 million dollars to a woman who suffered serious injuries from an IVC Filter, which is a blood clot capturing device made by C. R. Bard Inc. Bard is liable for $1.6 million of the amount, and a radiologist who failed to find a splintered piece of the IVC filter in an X-ray was responsible for the remainder of the verdict. What is an IVC Filter? An IVC filter ...
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  • Prescribing Medicare Doctors Received Payments from Opioid Manufacturers

    CNN and Harvard researchers analyzed information from a federal government database that tracks payments from pharmaceutical companies (drug companies) to doctors and a separate federal database that tracks prescriptions doctors write for Medicare patients. The results of the analysis found that doctors who were paid the most money from opioid manufacturers tended to prescribe the most opioids. ...
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  • Opioids & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    The opioid epidemic is having massive impact, not only on addicts and their loved ones, but also our communities and our resources. Regardless, there is no more innocent victim than a baby born addicted to or in withdrawal from narcotics. Along with the increasing number of people suffering from addiction, there is a shocking increase in newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Surgical Never Events

    It is estimated that more than 4,000 patients are victims of surgical errors every year in the United States. Surgeons, other physicians (e.g. anesthesiologists) and medical providers owe a duty of care to patients. This involves providing accurate, effective, and safe medical treatments. If they breach this duty of care and cause harm to patients, they may be held accountable in court. What Are ...
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  • Update on RoundUp® Lawsuits

    There are currently over 300 lawsuits against Monsanto Co., the maker of RoundUp®, consolidated in the US District Court of Northern California under Judge Vince Chhabria. The lawsuits allege that the main ingredient in Roundup®, which is glyphosate, may cause cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, in people who are frequently exposed to the weed-killer. These cases make up an MDL, or an ...
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  • How Do I Identify Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?

    Nursing home facilities promise to provide safe and adequate care for their residents. However, this is not always the case. Nursing home abuse and or neglect are, unfortunately, common occurrences. It is estimated that 1 in 6 elderly patients suffer from nursing home abuse or neglect each year in the U.S. There are 3 main types of nursing home abuse/neglect. These include: Physical abuse ...
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  • The DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement Device

    Knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common in the United States in adults over 50 years old. It’s estimated that there are over 4.7 million Americans with knee replacements. This number is anticipated to grow dramatically in upcoming years largely due to increases in osteoarthritis in our aging population. The vast majority of knee replacement patients experience striking levels of ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Birth Injuries & Birth Defects?

    Birth injuries and birth defects often have permanent symptoms that require long-term medical care. Birth defects tends to refer to conditions that relate to something in the child’s DNA. Birth injuries tends to refer to complications from pregnancy, labor and/or delivery. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against your doctor or the hospital in which ...
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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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  • FARXIGA AND RISKS OF KIDNEY PROBLEMS

    What is Farxiga®? Farxiga® is one of a class of type II diabetes drugs called Sodium-Glucose Costransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors. SGLT-2 Inhibitors work by altering the normal kidney function so that less sugar is reabsorbed into the blood and the surplus glucose is excreted through the urine. Farxiga® received FDA approval in January of 2014. Farxiga® was originally developed by Bristol-Myers ...
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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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