August

Blog Posts in August, 2018

  • 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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