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PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing: The Preemption Puzzle & Product Liability

August 28, 2013

Drug manufacturers have a duty to provide adequate warnings to consumers about the dangers their drugs present.  If a drug manufacturer knows or should have known about a risk of injury and fails to adequately disclose it, then under the product liability law theory of “failure-to-warn” the manufacturer may be liable to a consumer who […]

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Mirena IUD Caused Injury? You May Be Eligible for Compensation

August 13, 2013

  Many women today use some form of contraception as a way to plan the size of their families. While most birth control is safe to use, other forms cause women to suffer serious health problems. Bayer Pharmaceutical’s Mirena IUD in particular has proven to be one of the more detrimental forms of birth control […]

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Pharmacy Negligence- Philosophy & the Law

July 23, 2013

Typically when we think of medical malpractice we think of negligent doctors.  We read about doctors who misdiagnose patients, surgeons who leave medical instruments in patients, and anesthesiologists who used a medication that was counter indicative based on the patient’s medical history.  However, other medical professionals such as pharmacists also make mistakes, and, sadly, the […]

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Hip implants – new studies show women and those with all metal hip implants are particularly vulnerable

July 5, 2013

Why do patients with all-metal hip implants experience more pain? The DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip implants manufactured by American healthcare colossus Johnson & Johnson have caused great controversy in light of their remarkably high failure rates – which led to a worldwide recall of approximately 93,000 ASR implants back in 2010. Concern has been […]

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Statute of Limitations to File a Medical Malpractice Suit

June 23, 2013

If you’ve ever dealt with any legal situation, you’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations. This is the statute that defines how long you have to act in a given situation involving the courts. If you’re working with a medical malpractice attorney, they’ll make sure to file your claim before this statute expires. The […]

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Are You Still Using Mirena?

June 19, 2013

For many busy women, keeping track of birth control is one more thing to program into the “reminder” section of their iPhone and starting a family may be the farthest thing from their minds.  For many young women, a commitment to a career comes first, as well as a trustworthy, hassle-free birth control option.  For […]

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Medical Negligence Scars Hospital Records Leaving Behind Distressing Injuries after Childbirth

May 23, 2013

Tackling postnatal trauma is itself a challenge for the new mother because of physical and mental complications. When a stab of pain is added to the already-difficult situation in the form of child birth injury, it takes its toll on the joys of motherhood. Especially, when such injuries have long standing repercussions, it leaves behind a trail […]

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NHS sets aside £17.5 billion for medical negligence claims

May 2, 2013

After a sharp increase in the number of medical errors, the NHS has set aside £17.5 billion to cover the costs of paying compensation to thousands of people that are set to make clinical negligence claims. A report compiled by MP’s revealed that there has been a surge of 11 per cent in just one […]

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Pulmonary Embolism Caused by Yaz Birth Control

April 28, 2013

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lungs and can lead to a coma, heart attack, and even death. It is a serious condition and there has been a great deal of focus on the birth control pill Yaz as causing this harmful side effect. There are many Yaz lawsuits being filed across […]

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Treatment Options for Traumatic Brain Injury

April 5, 2013

We often hear, “the world is a dangerous place.” The planet is not only filled with emotional problems and mental stressors, but many physical hazards, as well. While there are a number of dangers faced by individuals living in the world today, the development of a traumatic brain injury is one of the most common. […]

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