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Archive for March 2018

Recalled Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches May Harm Patients

Composix Kugel hernia mesh patches have been used for years to repair ventral hernias. These hernias can occur in a patient when scar tissue, due to a surgical incision, becomes extremely thin due to stretching. The FDA originally approved the Composix Kugel hernia mesh patches in 1996. This product is developed by a subsidiary of…

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New Study Says Opioid Use has Cost $1 Trillion Since 2001

A nonprofit reports that its study of CDC mortality data reveals the economic cost of the opioid epidemic since 2001 is $1 trillion. According to Altarum’s Center for Value and Health Care, lost earnings and productivity, as well as increased medical expenses led to the startlingly high cost of opioid use in the United States…

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How to Determine Truck Accident Liability

Determining who is responsible in an accident with a semi-truck can get complicated quickly. In addition to the driver who may have been at fault, the trucking company and their insurance company all come into play and are all working to pay as little as possible. Learn about who is responsible, or liable, in a…

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New Report: Nursing Home Abuse in the Form of Chemical Restraint

A new report details the use of chemical restraint in nursing homes across the country. The report created by Human Rights Watch alleges that close to 200,000 nursing home patients are unnecessarily subjected to antipsychotic medications as a form of chemical restraint. While physical restraint that harms the patient is often easily classified as nursing home…

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Medical Device Companies Face Increasing Hernia Mesh Litigation

Lawsuits alleging hernia mesh defects and failures caused patients additional medical expenses as well as needless pain and suffering have gained momentum with more than 50,000 hernia mesh lawsuits pending in the court system. A hernia is a medical condition where an internal organ becomes displaced. Hernia mesh was developed to help repair the area; however,…

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Excessive Vaginal Bleeding Allegations Made in Injury Lawsuit

The number of lawsuits has increased in recent years, as more patients come forward with claims of serious side effects such as excessive vaginal bleeding and more. A North Carolina woman has filed an injury lawsuit against the manufacturers of the drug. She claims that they knew about the serious risks of bleeding for patients,…

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Victims May be Able to File a Lawsuit Based on Risperdal Injury

Risperdal is one of the most popularly prescribed antipsychotics across the United States. However, it has led to many lawsuits associated with Risperdal injuries. Victims who have suffered significant side effects about which they were never warned are coming forward to file a Risperdal injury lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable. This potent prescription drug…

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Head Back to State Court

Several lawsuits alleging IVC filters designed and manufactured by Cook were defective and caused injury and even death will go back to state court, according to a federal order. The medical device manufacturer had tried to move the Cook IVC filter lawsuits to federal court to be part of larger multidistrict litigation; however, a federal judge…

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How Does a Car Accident Settlement Work?

Car accidents can get complicated quickly with other drivers, insurance agencies, and potentially personal injuries and property damage. Learn how claims work and how to maximize your settlement. A car accident is an upsetting, potentially devastating event, but it is important to try and control your emotions and start gathering information as soon as possible…

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