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  • FDA Limits Sale of Essure After Doctors and Medical Centers Fail to Tell Women of Risks

    In April 2018, the FDA took a unique move to restrict the sale of Essure. Now, only those health care providers who promise to give patients information about the risks and benefits...
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  • Essure Birth Control will no Longer be Sold in U.S.

    Since its FDA approval in 2002, Essure, manufactured by Bayer, has had risks and side effects that women weren’t adequately warned about...
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  • Chemical Used for MRIs May Be Harmful, Deadly

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technique used to take detailed pictures of a person’s soft tissues, like the brain, muscles, and nerves. The technique uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create these pictures....
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  • 7 Things to Always Do After a Car Accident, and 3 to Never Do

    Independence Day is one of the most-traveled holidays of the year. Drivers should be especially vigilant on this holiday and the weekends before and after it. With all the excitement surrounding this special day...
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  • 5 Risk Factors of Pool Drowning

    When someone is drowning in the movies, Hollywood shows them waving their arms and calling out for help. In reality, drowning doesn’t always look like that. More often than not, a drowning person has decreased mental and lung capacities, so it’s hard for them to show that they’re in trouble...
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  • 5 Common Types of Elderly Financial Abuse

    Elderly nursing home residents with various mental, physical, and social weaknesses are likely targets of financial abuse. Manipulative people may presume they are weak and have limited knowledge about their finances, so they think they can take advantage of them...
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  • Four Most Dangerous Chemicals to Nail Salon Workers

    Prolonged exposure to certain chemicals found in in nail polishes, glues, removers, and other salon products may cause serious health problems to pregnant women. Manicurists who inhale the harmful chemicals for hours at a time have the highest risk of developing serious...
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  • Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

    On Sunday, March 18th, Arizona woman Elaine Herzberg was killed by a self-driving car. This is believed to be the first pedestrian fatality by a self-driving car. The car, owned by Uber, contained a human driver who was supposed to take the wheel if the system malfunctioned. The driver made no attempt to stop the vehicle or turn the car away as it approached Ms. Herzberg. Arizona police say ...
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  • What Is Secondhand or Take-Home Asbestos Exposure?

    Did you know people can get an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, without ever working around the toxic mineral? In an asbestos-heavy work environment, acts such as cutting, drilling and sanding can expel toxic fibers in the air, which can get distributed across the workplace through ventilation ducts and onto workers’ clothing and skin. Depending on work regulations and knowledge of ...
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  • Knee Injection Drug Recalled for Contamination

    American biotech company Sanofi Genzyme voluntarily recalled a lot of over 12,000 Synvisc-One (hylan G-F 20) syringes on December 11, 2017. Synvisc-One is a drug to relieve knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. The gel inside the syringe is reportedly contaminated with certain microbes that may increase patients’ risk of infection. Sanofi revealed that the microbes are resistant to many ...
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  • Warning: Girls' Makeup Recalled for Containing Asbestos

    Parents of young girls everywhere are disappointed after learning that their daughters’ favorite stores are under investigation for selling asbestos-containing makeup. Below is a list of popular stores that may have sold makeup contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. Justice A recent third-party investigation revealed that Justice’s “Just Shine Shimmer Powder” tested positive for four ...
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  • 10 Ways to Manage Stress During Cancer Treatment and Recovery

    The physical and mental strength it takes to battle cancer is often so stressful that it leaves people feeling helpless. Prolonged stress can cause serious damage to the body, leaving it more vulnerable to illness. Finding ways to cope with cancer surely isn’t easy, and while there’s no single solution that works for everyone, there are some tried and true methods worth exploring. Our Lung Cancer ...
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  • Unsafe Arthritis Drug Leads to Heart Attacks, Strokes

    For adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or giant cell arthritis (GCA), Actemra may seem like the answer to chronic discomfort, but these people soon realize that the drug does more harm than good. At least 1,128 Actemra-related deaths have been reported to the FDA since its approval in 2010. Dangerous Side Effects Not on the Label Patients treated with Actemra have an increased risk of: Heart ...
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  • Diabetes Drugs Come with Amputation Risk

    Despite concerns about heart health and bone safety, Invokana and Invokamet, new medicines for type 2 diabetes, remain on the market. The FDA recently added its most severe warning to these drugs for increased risk of toe, foot, and leg amputation. Why Are These Medications Prescribed? Type 2 diabetes patients’ bodies don’t produce enough insulin naturally, causing blood sugar to skyrocket. If ...
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  • The Reason Why Doctors Use Mesh to Repair a Hernia

    There are five types of abdominal and groin hernias. An abdominal hernia happens when part of an organ or tissue swells up and puts pressure on the body’s abdominal wall. The abdominal wall can only take so much pressure before it gives in and tears open. There are two types of groin hernias. Men more commonly experience inguinal hernias, which affect the pathway between the abdomen and the ...
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  • Choosing the Right Nursing Home in Chicago

    The nursing home you choose for your aging family member can be the difference between longevity and unnecessary injury or death. Do as much research as possible before deciding where your aging family member will live. Use the Illinois Department of Health’s guide on How to Select a Nursing Home . This will help you assess your senior’s needs, evaluate the different forms of residential elder ...
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  • How to Avoid 8 Common Holiday Injuries

    Every year around this time, emergency room personnel see an influx of holiday-related injuries. Your favorite holiday traditions can lead to these common accidents or injuries: Car Accidents A winter wonderland may be fun in theory, but it’s not so fun when you have to drive in it. Pay special attention to roads that are slippery or icy. We suggest drivers review our safe driving guide before ...
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  • Surgery Options for Lung Cancer Patients

    While non-surgical lung cancer treatment options exist, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach, depending on the size and location of the tumor, and other health factors. Our lung cancer lawyers explain the surgical procedures your surgeon may consider when developing your treatment plan. 1. Lobectomy This is the removal of the lobe (of the lung) that is affected by cancer. This is a ...
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  • Understanding Car Accident Liability

    In the event of a car accident, all involved parties are quick to blame each other for what has just occurred. While there may be instances in which the accident was caused due to more than one person’s misconduct or negligence, the reality is that most accidents have one driver to blame for the situation at hand. It can be incredibly frustrating trying to understand car accident liability, ...
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  • Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: You Have Important Legal Rights

    Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos products were heavily used in the military. Asbestos was known for its heat resistant and ...
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  • A Closer Look at the Opioid Crisis

    We are all aware of the opioid crisis gripping the nation, and most of us have unfortunately been affected by it in some way, shape, or form. The entire country is now facing an extreme emergency, as countless people are victims of opioid addiction and overdose each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 90 Americans die ...
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  • 4 Reasons to Hire Pintas & Mullins Law Firm

    Over the past 30 years, we’ve had the pleasure of speaking to potential clients from every state and background. Every client, every injury, every family is unique. Yet, there are some concerns we hear more often than others. In this blog, we respond to four of the most common topics people worry about when they consider hiring a personal injury attorney : They think hiring a lawyer won’t be worth ...
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  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Explained

    The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer. This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to. Our lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages: Further Breakdown of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Below, our lung cancer lawyers outline the ...
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