2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • Brett Oppenheimer Speaks at Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP)

    Brett was honored to speak at a national conference on the topic of the opioid crisis and its impact on newborn babies. Babies are being born addicted to and in withdrawal from these dangerous drugs and are experiencing serious neonatal health problems (diagnosed as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome -NAS) and possibly life-long side effects, not to mention massive current and (possibly) future medical ...
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  • Emergency Vehicle Accidents in the U.S.

    Accidents involving emergency vehicles, such as firetrucks, police cars, and ambulances, are a growing concern in the United States. They result in thousands of injuries each year. Victims could suffer broken or fractured bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, lacerations, bruises, internal hemorrhaging, paralysis, burns, and soft tissue injuries. Our firm provides aggressive ...
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  • Zostavax and Shingles

    Zostavax is a vaccine widely used for the prevention of shingles or the Herpes Zoster virus. Zostavax is one of two FDA-approved vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that adults over the age of 60 receive a vaccine to prevent shingles. However, there are now nearly 5,000 lawsuits claiming that Zostavax can cause shingles and other related injuries. On August 2, 2018, many of ...
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  • Monsanto Loses Cancer Trial with a $289 Million Verdict

    A California jury decided that Monsanto should pay $289 million for not warning of the risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from exposure to its weed killing products, Roundup® and Ranger Pro®. There are an additional 5,000 similar cases filed against Monsanto involving its glyphosate-based herbicides. Roundup® is used by farmers, grounds keepers and home gardeners as a weed killing agent. Roundup® has ...
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  • Progress Report on Kentucky Medical Malpractice Review Panels

    Attorney Brett Oppenheimer is renowned throughout Louisville and the rest of Kentucky as a leading medical malpractice attorney . He has built his reputation not only on incredible case results secured for his clients, but also on his deliberate focus on medical malpractice laws and news and how changes could affect his future clients. Kentucky is currently undergoing a legal shift regarding ...
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  • Emergency Room Errors - Statistics, Liability & Prevention

    It is estimated that more than 100 million people are treated in hospital emergency rooms every year in the United States. Because these visits are not planned, patients are not able to screen their treating physicians and other medical providers beforehand. A simple mistake could have devastating results. According to one study done by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA®), more ...
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  • HELLP Syndrome

    The Courier Journal just published an article ( https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/investigations/2018/07/26/delivery-nearly-killed-louisville-mom/1060976001/ ) on a Louisville woman who nearly died during childbirth from a relatively rare condition called HELLP Syndrome. HELLP is a condition that can seriously affect a pregnancy and the birth of a child. It only happens in about 1 or 2 ...
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  • U.S. Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth in Developed World, According to New Study

    The United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. At least, that’s according to a new USA Today investigation. Each year across the country, over 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth, while roughly 700 die. The investigation, known as “Deadly Deliveries,” claims that women are dying and suffering life-altering injuries during childbirth ...
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  • Talc and Asbestos

    In July of 2018 a jury awarded a $4.69 billion verdict to a group of 22 women who proved that Talc Powder, produced by Johnson & Johnson, caused their ovarian cancer. This was the first time in a Talc trial that the plaintiffs maintained their ovarian cancer originated by exposure to asbestos contained in the talc powder. The attorneys for the women argued that, based on internal documents, ...
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  • Opioid Crisis Summit

    I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale this past weekend for Mass Tort Nexus’, “Opioid Crisis Summit”. This summit assembled a group of politicians, law makers, law enforcement officials, advocates, physicians with specialties in opioid addiction, opioid epidemic experts, public officials, lawyers and other specialists in addiction treatment. I was honored to be asked to speak at the event on the ...
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  • Why Hire a Tasigna Lawyer?

    Tasigna is a cancer chemotherapy drug used by oncologists and other medical providers to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The generic name of Tasigna is nilotinib. There is growing concern that Tasigna may have serious health side effects for patients using the drug, as it has been linked to rapid onset atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Atherosclerosis is the build-up of plaque ...
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  • FDA WARNING REGARDING GADOLINIUM-BASED CONTRAST AGENTS

    The FDA recently announced additional warnings for Gadolinium-based contrast agents which are commonly used during MRI procedures. The warning states: "The FDA reviewed available data about the retention of gadolinium from gadolinium-based contrast agents as part of its role in monitoring the post-market safety of drugs. As a result of that review, we recommend that health care professionals ...
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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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