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A Personal Injury Lawyer’s take on: Product Liability

September 27, 2018

Anti-nausea medication Zofran is tied to birth defects. Zofran is an anti-nausea drug that’s often prescribed for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. But it now appears that taking Zofran while pregnant could seriously harm the fetus, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. According to the study of 900,000…

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Infections Are Linked To Hard-To-Clean Medical Devices

March 20, 2018

A year ago, two patients died and several more suffered serious complications as a result of drug-resistant bacterial infections at a Los Angeles hospital. It turned out that an endoscope used at the hospital – a device to look inside a patient’s digestive system – was designed in a way that made it difficult to…

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Female Contraceptive May Have Caused Thousands Of Injuries

June 27, 2016

Essure is a contraceptive device that is inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes to create a physical barrier preventing conception. Since it was introduced, thousands of women have come forward complaining that the device didn’t work, resulting in unwanted pregnancies. In some cases, women have experienced ectopic pregnancies, where the egg fertilizes in the fallopian tube…

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South Texas: Bus Rollover Claims 8 Lives, Many Others Injured

May 15, 2016

Another catastrophic bus rollover in South Texas has claimed the lives of 8 passengers and has injured another 44 passengers.  Authorities say the chartered bus belonging to OGA Charters was headed from San Juan, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, to Eagle Pass, Texas.  The crash happened on US 83 north of Laredo in Webb…

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Filters for blood clots are causing health problems.

February 19, 2016

IVC filters are small spider-like nets that are implanted into a patient’s bloodstream in order to prevent blood clots from entering the heart or lungs. But a recent NBC News investigation revealed that as many as 27 deaths have been associated with the product, known commercially as the “Recovery Filter.” Apparently the filters have been…

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Keyless ignitions tied to carbon monoxide deaths

February 9, 2016

Keyless ignitions can be great for people who have their hands full and don’t want to take their keys out of their pocket. But it’s possible that such ignition systems could pose a deadly threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. The problem occurs because many such cars won’t shut off automatically if the driver doesn’t press the start/stop…

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The Perils of Asbestos Exposure

August 1, 2015

For years, exposure to asbestos was common in many industries, including on construction sites, in shipyards, in factories, and in auto- motive repair shops. Asbestos was eventually banned for most uses because it causes a number of different kinds of health problems for those who have been exposed to it. Of these, among the most…

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