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Side Guards on Semi Trucks Could Save Lives, Safety Group Reports

08/15/2017
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a nonprofit Virginia-based vehicle safety research group, says that side guards installed on tractor-trailers could save lives in accidents, according to an article by WUSA9. The Department of Transportation, however, has rejected proposals for any additional rules requiring side guards on tractor-trailers to…

Texas Road Deaths Reach Staggering Highs

08/15/2017
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Texas is the second-largest state in both size — 261,797-square-miles — and population — more than 27 million people — but the sprawling Lone Star State commanded the No. 1 spot when it came to the number of road fatalities and the number of road deaths per 100,000 people in…

Despite FDA Warnings IVC Filter Use Remains ‘Unacceptably High’

08/11/2017
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U.S. doctors have decreased their use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters since a 2010 safety communication from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, but the devices — an alternative for blood-thinners to prevent a pulmonary embolism — continue to be implanted at “unacceptably high rates,” according to an article…

Top 20 Most Dangerous States to Drive

08/10/2017

Best barbecue west of the Mississippi, most beautiful waterfalls, best weather… There are many things we may boast about when showing our state pride, but none of us want our state to be counted among the most dangerous states to drive. This negative notoriety is nothing to brag about, but…

Truck Driver Deaths Account for 25% of All Fatal Work Injuries

08/10/2017
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Some 745 U.S. truck drivers died on the job in 2015, more than any other occupation, according to the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics. Truck driver deaths that year accounted for more than 25 percent of all fatal work…

Side Effects from Hernia Mesh Surgeries

08/09/2017
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Many patients must undergo hernia mesh surgeries to repair hernias, however there are potentially serious side effects associated with hernia mesh. Hernia mesh products were developed as far back as the 1940s, but didn’t come into popularity until the 1980s for help in the repair of hernias in hernia mesh…

Expert: Blood Thinner ‘the Worst’ Anticoagulant

08/08/2017
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The blood thinner (rivaroxaban) is not only inferior to the decades-old Coumadin (warfarin), is “the worst” of all the new generation oral anticoagulants on the market, an expert cardiologist testified during the second bellwether trial. Dr. Frank Smart, the chief of cardiology and a professor of medicine at Louisiana State…

Nearly 3,800 Blood Clot Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Product Manufacturers

08/08/2017
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A total of 3,769 blood clot filter lawsuits have been filed against Cook Medical, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. alleging that the retrievable IVC filters manufactured by the companies have caused plaintiffs to suffer from severe complications. Two IVC filters are named in the Cook Medical litigation: the Gunther Tulip…

Car Accident Settlements In Texas

08/07/2017
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Many thousands of U.S. motorists experience automobile accidents each year, and many are killed or injured. In Texas, nearly 270,000 people were injured in car crashes in 2016 alone. Car accident settlements in Texas may help those who were injured or help the family members of those who may have…

Lawsuit: Hernia Mesh Failure Led to Bowel Resection, Removal Surgery

08/07/2017
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A South Florida woman who claims she suffered severe complications caused by a hernia mesh is suing the manufacturer, accusing the company of a host of charges including liability, breach of warranty, negligence, and fraud. Deborah T. filed her hernia mesh lawsuit against Atrium Medical Corporation on July 21, 2017,…

Bleeding Lawsuit: Blood Thinner Caused Uncontrollable Bleeding

08/04/2017
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A New York man has filed a lawsuit against Janssen Research & Development LLC, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and related entities alleging he suffered uncontrolled bleeding. According to the bleeding lawsuit, plaintiff Robert S. used the oral anticoagulant from approximately June 21, 2013 through September 2013. Robert says he coughed up…

Embedded IVC Filter Is Subject of Recent Lawsuit

08/04/2017
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Many patients who are not candidates for blood thinning medications opt to have a temporary inferior vena cava (IVC) filter implanted to aid with blood clots. IVC filters are meant to be removed when the risk for blood clots is over, but some embedded IVC filters are almost impossible to…

Big Truck Cash Kills Five on I-70

08/03/2017
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Thousands of passengers and drivers are injured or even killed on America’s highways each year. Many times, these accidents include big rigs. If someone has been injured in an accident involving a semi truck, they may be eligible for a big truck crash settlement. Just recently, one such fatal accident…

Former TV Reporter Files Lawsuit After Injured in Texas Car Crash

08/03/2017
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A former television reporter for Houston-based KTRK, Wayne Dolcefino, recently filed a lawsuit against the driver and the company that employed the driver, AT&T, after a Texas car crash, Chron reports. According to the Chron article, Dolcefino was hit head-on by the driver who worked for AT&T. As a result…

Hernia Mesh Infection Led to Additional Surgeries: Lawsuit

08/01/2017
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A Texas woman who allegedly suffered a hernia mesh infection has filed a lawsuit against Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, claiming the medical device was defective. Plaintiff Lydia E. alleges she was implanted with two Physiomesh hernia mesh devices on Jan. 7, 2013 to repair a hernia. On Feb.…