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Big Pharma’s “Free Speech” Endangers Patients

A drug company recently filed suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the “free speech” right to tout its products for untested, “off label” uses. The company is Amarin. The particular drug in question is Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) which some refer to as the “fish oil drug.” Vascepa is currently indicated for... Read More

The Top 3 Defense Arguments in a Cerebral Palsy Case and How We Beat Them

In every CP lawsuit, there are a number of defenses knowledgeable cerebral palsy attorneys can expect to hear. Typically, we hear all of them in the same case. 1. “We didn’t do anything wrong” This is the standard defense – deny it. In every case the defendant doctor and nurses will look at the medical records and... Read More

Children and Acetaminophen: 6 Safety Tips

‘Tis the season for sniffles, aches and pains. Many parents’ first reaction is to reach for one of the many over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol and Robitussin. Few give it a second thought. However, giving your child too much of this popular drug could cause serious complications including liver damage and even... Read More

Key Facts about Lawsuits and Military Hospitals

Military hospitals operate under different rules when it comes to medical injury lawsuits. This is something military families need to know if they are receiving care in one of these facilities. Since our dedicated personal injury attorneys just settled for $6.5 million with a military hospital on behalf of a brain-injured child and his family,... Read More

Don’t Miss “Toxic Hot Seat” On HBO

Just when we thought we knew all there was to know about how tobacco companies manipulated science and public policy for decades, HBO has announced a new documentary called “Toxic Hot Seat.” Don’t miss the debut of this program at 9 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 25, if you want the riveting story. The documentary is... Read More

Agony and Regret Follow Vaginal Mesh Surgery

It was supposed to be a simple surgery, but within six weeks, Verena was in agonizing pain. Doctors inserted mesh under her fallen bladder in an effort to relieve her of pain, urinary tract infections and stress urinary incontinence. Instead, the mesh sliced its way through her vaginal wall. Now, she can’t walk for more... Read More

Life after Vaginal Mesh: One Woman’s Story

One day, I hope to live in a world where companies have a conscience and do the right thing to protect consumers. Sadly, today is not that day. Medical device manufacturers will keep a product on the market as long as they can to eke out a little (or a lot) more profit, even if... Read More

Statins, Lipitor and Diabetes: Frequently Asked Questions

Many studies have indicated that women who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor, are at higher risk for developing Type II diabetes. The following are commonly asked questions about this newly identified problem: Who are the People Most at Risk of Developing Diabetes from Statin Use? Post-menopausal women, especially those who also have... Read More

E. coli: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As with all families, the E. coli family of bacteria has some good, some bad and some ugly members. Mostly, you hear about the worst of the worst, E. coli O157:H7. When you hear about an E. coli outbreak, this is typically the bad boy they are talking about. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a large and diverse group of bacteria that... Read More

Ways to Reduce Chances of Pre-Term Birth

Babies who are born prematurely (“preemies”) are at greater risk for long-term health problems, including chronic lung disease, developmental delays and cerebral palsy. Because these babies are born early, their organs have not had time to develop fully. Preemies tend to be fragile and require specialized care after birth. Although all the reasons behind premature birth... Read More

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