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Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Walk to End Alzheimer's

    We were honored to sponsor the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Montrose Harbor. Thank you to the volunteers, donors, staff and participants who came out to support this important cause. Together, we raised more than $900,000 toward advancing Alzheimer's care and research. For more information on the Walk and our elder care law practice, follow the links here and here .
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  • Essure Under Scrutiny by FDA, Doctors and Patients

    Thousands of injuries have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the sterilization device Essure since its approval in 2002. Recently, the FDA’s panel on Obstetrics and Gynecology met to discuss the safety of Essure and how doctors and patients can best avoid serious complications. Our team of dangerous medical device lawyers details this meeting below. Essure is a metal ...
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  • Zoloft Labels to Include Pregnancy Risk

    Our team of Zoloft lawyers report that Pfizer is currently in talks with the FDA to update the drugs’ labels to include the risk of heart defects in infants born to mothers took the drug during pregnancy. Pfizer is facing hundreds of birth defect lawsuits filed by women who took Zoloft while pregnant, assuming the drug was safe. Zoloft’s new labels would state that there is an increased risk ...
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  • GM Settles Half of Death and Injury Lawsuits over Faulty Ignition Systems

    General Motors recently announced that it would pay $575 million to resolve more than half of the death and personal injury claims and the related shareholder lawsuits. This settlement will resolve nearly 1,400 lawsuits. Our team of defective auto part lawyers details this announcement below. The personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are consolidated in a multi-district litigation (MDL) in ...
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  • Lung Cancer on the Rise among Nonsmokers

    A troubling trend has been confirmed in the United States and the United Kingdom: since 2008, the number of lung cancer patients who never smoked has more than doubled. Now, nonsmokers account for about 28% of all non-small cell lung cancer diagnoses, compared to just 13% six years earlier. Our team of lung cancer lawyers report on this study and the types of lung cancer claims we are currently ...
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  • Wrongful Birth Lawsuit Ends in $50 Million Verdict

    It is not very often that we hear about wrongful birth / wrongful life lawsuits, particularly those that end in such a high jury award. Recently in Washington State, the parents of a boy born with a severe genetic abnormality filed and won a lawsuit against LabCorp and Valley Medical Center for negligently handling their son’s samples. Our medical malpractice lawyers report on this case and its ...
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  • Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Illinois Spreads

    In July 2015, a resident of the Warren Barr rehab center in Chicago died from Legionnaires’ disease. One month later, dozens of residents of a veteran’s home in Quincy, Illinois contracted Legionnaires’ disease, causing seven deaths. Legionella is a bacterium that causes a severe form of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease.  Legionella thrives in lukewarm water, making the end of ...
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  • Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Causing Joint, Heart Problems

    The FDA recently issued a safety warning that certain type 2 diabetes drugs - such as Januvia, Janumet and Onglyza - can cause disabling joint pain in patients. These drugs are in a class called DPP-4 inhibitors, and are also linked to heart failure, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Our team of diabetes drug lawyers details this warning and the types of diabetes drug cases we are accepting. ...
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