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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

    The latest posts for Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...

    Medical Malpractice

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

    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.
    • 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: ...
    • 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 ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • FDA Issues Critical Letter to EpiPen for Failure to Address Product Failures

      In early September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a scathing letter to Meridian Medical Technologies rebuking the company for failing to investigate and address component and product failures in its EpiPen products. The FDA cited hundreds of customer complaints that were linked to life-threatening emergencies in which the EpiPen auto-injectors failed to operate correctly. ...
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