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  • Cerebral Palsy

    The latest posts for Cerebral Palsy are listed below.
    • At What Age Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed?

      Although risk factors, such as a birth trauma, delay in performing a C-Section (Cesarean Section), anoxic or hypoxic (oxygen deprivation) event during labor, premature birth or low weight, may point to a future cerebral palsy diagnosis, symptoms and signs appear at different ages for each child. As a parent, it is important to obtain a complete diagnosis of the specific type of cerebral palsy that ...
    • Cost of Cerebral Palsy Over a Lifetime

      The parents of a child born with cerebral palsy (CP), or who develops it early in life, know the emotional toll will be significant and trying. What they may not know or anticipate is the massive financial cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Doctors and science currently consider CP to be an incurable affliction, meaning treatment or symptom abatement must continue for the entire lifespan ...

    Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices

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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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    News

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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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...

    Nursing Home Abuse

    The latest posts for Nursing Home Abuse are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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: ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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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