Link Between Risperdal and Gynecomastia Leads to Lawsuits
Have you or a family member taken Risperdal as a child or adolescent and developed gynecomastia (breast growth) as a result? If so, you may want to learn more about dangerous side effects and the potential for filing a lawsuit.
Bair Hugger Therapy Devices Linked to Infections in Joint Replacement Surgeries – Lawsuits Filed
For decades hospitals have used Bair Hugger therapy devices to keep patients warm while undergoing orthopedic surgery. Bair Hugger surgical equipment includes blankets, warming units and accessories. Numerous studies have shown that surgeries involving implants carry a high risk of contamination. Some of these studies have linked Bair Hugger devices to such infections.
Manufacturers Settling for Defective Hip Implants
More than one million Americans have a knee or hip replaced each year to relieve pain, improve movement and help the joint function better. However, many metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants are failing in as little as five years or less. Defective MoM implants can lead to the loss of muscle mass, fluid build-up, pseudo tumors and carcinogenesis, the development of cancerous cells. One of the most serious conditions, called metallosis, or metal poisoning, is identified through a blood test. If left untreated, metallosis can cause intense pain, tissue and bone death, and even organ failure.
SSRI Anti-Depressant Dangerous Side Effects
Have you or a family member been affected by the adverse effects of SSRI anti-depressants? Then you may want to learn more about dangerous side effects and the potential for filing a lawsuit. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants may cause serious birth defects in infants whose mothers take the drugs while pregnant, especially during the early months of pregnancy.
Xarelto Dangerous Side Effects
Have you or a family member been affected by the adverse effects of Xarelto? Then you may want to learn more about dangerous side effects and the potential for filing a lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation.
10 Tips to Follow After a Car Accident
Throughout our blog series on distracted driving, we have highlighted behavior that contributes to distracted driving as well as many of its repercussions. As we highlighted in our first blog, “The Rising Cost of Distracted Driving: Facts and Stats,” distracted driving is now the third cause of road fatalities—at any given daylight moment across the U.S., approximately 600,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.
Distracted Driving and Teens
In the last blog in our distracted driving series, we addressed the distractions that can occur when driving with small children in the back seat. When those children become teens with driver’s licenses, distractions while driving can include cell phones, music, friends and a host of other dangers that come with multitasking while at the wheel.
Distracted Driving: Keeping Kids Safe
In earlier blogs in this series, we’ve covered the rising cost of distracted driving and its cost on the workplace. And while most people associate distracted driving with texting and talking on the phone, there are other contributing factors, such as families driving with children in the back seat. A recent study suggests that children are 12 times a greater cause of driver distraction than cell phones.
Distracted Driving: Pedestrian Safety
So far in our series of blogs on distracted driving, we’ve taken a look at the rising cost of distracted driving, the increased costs of cycling accidents, the cost of distracted driving on the workplace and how to prevent accidents in parking lots. In this week’s blog, we take a look at distracted driving and pedestrian safety.
Distracted Driving: Parking Lot Accidents
A parking lot isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking about distracted driving and traffic accidents. Yet, it may surprise you to learn that according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 20 percent of vehicle accidents and more than half of back-over injuries take place in parking lots. Further, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that one of ten property crimes occur in a parking lot or garage. So, what can you do to protect yourself and other drivers and pedestrians?