Blog Posts in 2014

  • 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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  • Adolescent Male Diagnosed With Gynecomastia After Taking Risperdal

    I received a call from the father of an adolescent male. His son had been diagnosed with ADHD and, among other medications, was prescribed Risperdal. His son had recently been diagnosed with Gynecomastia (male breast growth). The father had learned through an internet search that Gynecomastia is a complication of Risperdal. Unfortunately, in young men who have been prescribed Risperdal and have ...
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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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  • Risperdal Causes Young Man to Develop Large Breasts

    We were contacted by the father of a young man who had developed large breasts over the past year or so. This teenager was taking a medication called Risperdal (made by Johnson & Johnson) and had developed a condition called Gynecomastia. He developed breasts that would be typical of a post-puberty female. As it turns out, many cases across the country allege the rapid growth of “female-like” ...
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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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