Archive for November 2017

What Are Some of the Causes of Texas Car Accidents?

what are some of the common causes of texas car accidents

The Texas Department of Transportation has compiled and ranked the leading causes auto collisions in the state of Texas. According to the agency, the number one cause of car accidents in Texas is failure to control speed. Speeding caused more than 108,000 accidents. The next most common cause of car accidents in Texas is driver inattention.…

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Former FDA Commissioner Says Warnings Inadequate

xarelto warnings may have been inadequate

The former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration said that the warnings provided to doctors and patients about the risks of were wholly inadequate. As a part of his testimony in the litigation over the drug, David Kessler, the former head of the FDA under the H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations, said that the…

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Opioid Crisis Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Illinois Residents

blood thinner bellwether trial moves forward despite objections

In the wake of a rising opioid epidemic throughout the United States, an opioid crisis lawsuit has been filed in Illinois. According to the opioid crisis lawsuit, drug manufacturers are responsible for generating a campaign of deceptive, false and unfair assurances grossly understating the dangerous risk of addiction associated with opioid drugs. Both indirect and direct…

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Signs of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

what are the signs of sexual abuse in nursing homes

The decision to place a loved one in an assisted living or nursing home can become overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you believe that your loved one has been subject to any type of abuse. Recent reports and news stories indicate that sexual abuse in nursing homes is on the rise. Being aware of the…

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Cook Blood Clot Filter Lawsuit Alleges Severe Complications

A Tennessee woman is suing Cook Medical Inc. alleging a defective IVC filter caused her injuries. Plaintiff Lori B. alleges that she was implanted with the Cook Celect Vena Cava Filter in 2016 at a Nashville hospital. However, the Cook blood clot filter put her at an increased risk for severe medical complications and even…

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CR England Truck Accident Prompts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

truck safety technology could prevent accidents

A CR England truck accident is responsible for the severe injuries and untimely death of a North Carolina woman, according to a recently filed lawsuit. The defendant named in the CR England truck accident lawsuit owned the semi-truck that was ultimately involved in the accident and was operating it in the course of his employment with CR England. According…

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Court Confirms Risperdal Statute of Limitations

A Pennsylvania appeals court recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging Risperdal caused breast growth after ruling that the statute of limitations had expired. The Risperdal statute of limitations is the deadline plaintiffs have to file a lawsuit over their claims that the drug caused side effects and additional pain and suffering. Unfortunately for a 24-year-old who alleged…

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Marlex Mesh Caused Bowel Injuries, Lawsuit Claims

C.R. Bard, along with its subsidiary Davol Inc., was hit with a lawsuit alleging its Marlex Mesh caused a Pennsylvania woman to suffer from bowel injuries which required emergency surgery. Plaintiff Caroline I. alleges that she was implanted with Marlex Mesh in 2003 as a part of a repair for an incisional hernia. In 2015, the plaintiff…

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Texting and Driving Simulators Warn Teens About Accident Risks

Texting and driving simulators are being used in an educational campaign across the U.S. to raise awareness about the risks of distracted driving and to show teens how much of their focus is pulled from the road. Distracted driving is an especially problematic risk for teens who are not yet comfortable with their skills on…

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Opioid Crisis Continues to Raise Concerns Across the Country

opioid crisis raises concerns

According to many different sources and research studies, the United States may be affected by an opioid crisis due to the rising number of people who are taking these serious medications. When these drugs are overprescribed or given to patients who don’t really need them, those patients can become addicted and may struggle with all…

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