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Blog Posts in 2016

  • 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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  • America's Most Ridiculous Laws

    People of America, take note. You could pride yourself on being the most law-abiding citizen of your region, but you live in South Carolina and ever played pinball as a child, you're not only an arcade guru, but a lawbreaker as well. From legalized incest to harsh restrictions on fortune tellers, here are our favorite, totally true, craziest laws in each state. Since we're lawyers, we checked the ...
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  • Lung Cancer Treatments – Immunotherapy, Surgery, and Chemotherapy

    In the past, cancer patients had limited treatment options - surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Recently there’s been a big push for new types of treatments, like immunotherapy and greater access to clinical trials. Patients and families face important decisions about cancer care: what hospital to choose, the treatment options available to them, who will care for the patient at home, and how ...
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  • Recognizing World Mental Health Day

    T his year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is “psychological first aid,” which means offering support to those around us. Learning the basics of psychological first aid will help you tremendously throughout your life, whether you’re the victim of an accident, battling a mental illness, or care about someone going through a hard time. We work with clients who’ve been harmed by prescription ...
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  • Five Most Dangerous Cities for Bicyclists

    Bicycle riding promotes physical activity and environmental sustainability, but at the same time, it also poses many threats to riders throughout the United States. Large vehicles and unsustainable infrastructures cause thousands of bicycles accidents every year. Our bicycle accident lawyers challenge cyclists riding for sport, play, or transportation to understand their potential dangers. Certain ...
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  • Nursing Home Residents' Rights Restored - U.S. Bans Forced Arbitration

    Nursing home residents now have the right to take legal action against abusive and negligent facilities. This is a huge win for residents and their families, who, until now, were forced into a private justice system called arbitration. The federal agency that controls Medicare and Medicaid announced the new rule yesterday. The rule states that nursing homes that accept Medicare and Medicaid ...
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  • Legal Options for Dog Bite Victims

    Dogs are widely considered to be “man’s best friend,” and anyone who's owned a dog knows how much love and joy they bring. Unfortunately, not every dog behaves as expected and there are times when dogs may bite, causing serious physical and emotional harm. When a dog bite occurs, it is important for the victim to understand their legal options. Before anything else, victims should think about who ...
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  • Bikers in Illinois Now Have Same Rights as Drivers

    Governor Rauner just signed a new law reinforcing bicyclist rights in Illinois. "Dennis’s Law" grants bikers the same right-of-way privilege as cars, legally recognizing bicycles as vehicles. The law is named after a 68-year-old Illinois man who died after colliding with a car in 2015. The car didn't yield to Dennis Jurs, who had the right-of-way because he did not have a stop sign while going ...
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  • Our Grandparents Taught Us Everything. It's Time We Look Out For Them.

    Whether we realize it or not, we owe a lot to our grandparents. In honor of Grandparent’s Day, we challenge you to ask yourself: how much do you know about their lives? In childhood, grandparents are our playmates - slipping us candy when mom and dad aren’t looking and sending us birthday cards with a little spending money. In adulthood, our relationships with them may change but should never grow ...
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  • Illinois Passes Gabby’s Law to Help Patients with Sepsis

    Sepsis is a medical emergency caused by an infection. If sepsis isn’t diagnosed and treated immediately, it can lead to organ failure and death. Our nursing home and medical malpractice lawyers see far too many people succumb to sepsis in hospitals and nursing homes. We’re happy to report that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner just signed a new law – Gabby’s Law – that will help hospitals diagnose ...
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