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  • Hernia Mesh Maker Accused of Negligence

    Fixing a Hernia A hernia occurs when tissue or intestines break through a weak area in the body. Depending on how serious the hernia is, patients may choose to either monitor their pain or undergo surgery. A popular option, due to its ability to lower the rate of hernia recurrence, is a minimally invasive surgery using surgical mesh to alleviate the hernia. Three types of mesh may be used in the ...
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  • The Four Types of Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is resistant to heat, fire, and other chemicals. There are four types of mesothelioma: lung, abdomen, heart, and testicular. Lung: Pleural Mesothelioma The most common type of mesothelioma, accounting for nearly 75% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Pleural mesothelioma develops in the ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

    When a loved one is no longer able to live on their own, entrusting their care to someone else is a difficult, but often necessary, decision. Can you trust a nursing home with their well-being? How can you be sure that they’ll be properly cared for? Researching facilities is one of the most important steps to take before choosing a nursing home. To help you make this decision, here are several key ...
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  • Congress to Vote to Eliminate Right to File Lawsuits

    New legislation seeks to ban lawsuits against hospitals and nursing homes Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill, H.R. 1215 , that endangers the rights of everyone who gets their health insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, or Veteran’s Affairs. That means nearly every veteran, disabled person, elderly person, and impoverished person, including children, in the country. This ...
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  • What to Do if Your Medication Causes Serious Side Effects

    Bad and often scary reactions from prescription drugs are more common than you think. Serious side effects can happen when someone takes the wrong medication, is prescribed an inappropriate dosage, has an allergic reaction, or experiences an exaggerated side effect. If you’ve suffered a serious side effect from a prescription, you may have legal options, but most importantly, take the following ...
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  • Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents in the U.S.

    Accidental injuries are the fourth most common causes of death in the United States. In 2014, more than 35,000 U.S. deaths were caused by auto accidents. Car , truck , motorcycle , and bus crashes still kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Six factors, listed below, cause most of these deadly accidents. All statistics were gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...
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  • How Much Asbestos Exposure is Dangerous?

    There are six types of asbestos minerals, which are resistant to heat, fire, and many chemicals. Governments and scientists believed asbestos was safe, and used it in massive amounts of everyday products. Unfortunately, we now know that asbestos causes cancer and other serious diseases. Among the most severe include lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and head and neck cancers. Given the ...
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  • Medical Malpractice "Never Events"

    What is a “Never Event”? The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality named 29 different mistakes as “never events”, which were grouped into 7 categories: Surgical Errors: The wrong surgery is performed on a patient, the wrong body part or the wrong patient is operated on, or if a medical device is left inside of patient’s body. Medical Device or Product: The misuse of a medical device or drug, ...
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  • Hernia Mesh Recalled for Flaws & Injuries

    Hundreds of men and women implanted with the mesh file complaints. Last year, a product used to repair hernias was removed from American market . Patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh were suffering higher-than-normal failure rates, infections, and hernia recurrence, because the mesh was defective. Yesterday, a man filed a lawsuit against another type of hernia mesh, the ...
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  • Top 5 Cancer Developments of 2016

    We constantly update our blog to highlight new breakthroughs and developments in cancer treatment that would be useful for our clients. This week, our cancer lawyers looked at this year's news and picked out the five advances we thought were the most important. 1. Immunotherapy Emerges as Breakthrough Treatment For lung and bladder cancer patients particularly, immunotherapy promises a new and ...
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  • New Warnings for Essure

    Just a few weeks ago, in November 2016, the FDA updated Essure’s warnings after more than a year of reviewing the birth control implant. The new black box warnings – the FDA’s most severe type of warning – comes with a patient checklist, which doctors should review with women before implanting Essure. Access the FDA's full evaluation here . Our Essure attorneys are currently working on these ...
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  • Honoring Veteran's Day

    Each year on this day, American citizens take time to honor the men and women who serve our country. If you know a veteran, past or present, do what you can today to thank them. It can be big or small, for a relative or a stranger. Veterans face many challenges after returning to civilian life. Sadly although they're more physically active than the general population, a new report found that ...
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  • The Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What You Need to Know

    Johnson & Johnson (J&J) maintains that their baby powder is perfectly safe, even though they just lost the third consecutive trial regarding ovarian cancer. If you’re concerned about the recent J&J lawsuits, you’re not alone. Three juries have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts based on direct, scientific links between J&J's baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products and ovarian cancer. J&J ...
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  • What Everybody Ought to Know About Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. It's estimated that 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016 alone . Many things influence the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to challenge the common misconceptions. Our lung cancer lawyers have ...
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  • Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Update

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as the month comes to a close, our Taxotere lawyers want to shed light on a certain type of chemotherapy available to breast cancer patients. Taxotere is used to treat breast, stomach, lung, prostate, and head/neck cancers. Most people starting chemotherapy expect to lose their hair temporarily. It’s a common and well-known side effect. Women who took ...
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