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Aprotinin/Trasylol - Aprotinin/Trasylol doubles a patient's risk of
kidney failure, heart failure, and heart attack in heart
bypass patients as well as the number of patients needing
Auto Accidents - If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one, in a Pennsylvania accident then your life has undoubtedly been changed by the accident...
Baby Crib Recalls
- With much in the news recently surrounding crib recalls and infant injuries, many are opting to perform consumer research prior to making any purchasing decisions. It is important to point on some of the more valuable online resources that offer invaluable information on crib safety.
Bed Rails Hazards - Often, bed rails are used in nursing homes to keep patients safe. However, the FDA has reported that people can be suffocated or strangulated as a direct result of using bed rails.
Benzene - the most
common routes of benzene exposure are inhalation and skin absorption...
research reveals benzene causes cancer and leukemia.
Bextra - Bextra was
approved by the FDA in 2001 for the treatment of pain, tenderness and
swelling caused by Osteoarthritis and Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis. Bextra
is supposed to decrease your level of suffering, but for some people it
brought about a whole new range of problems.
Biomedical Tissue - In March 2006, the FDA notified
healthcare professionals that the company, Biomedical Tissue Services
(BTS) may not have properly screened donors for
infectious diseases for bone, skin, and tendon tissues which were
Car Seat Failure -
As a parent, youíre well meaning and responsible about your baby or childís
safety. What you donít know is that even the best car seat brands have defects
and itís not until there is a car seat recall that the real facts about the car
seat product are made public
vaccine is designed to immunize against diphtheria,
pertussis, and tetanus. But what happens when these
vaccines cause diminished qualify-of-life side effects or
worse death from vaccine injury?
Duragesic Pain Patch Recall - February 2008, pain patches containing the prescription painkiller fentanyl ... were recalled because of a flaw...
- Ewingís sarcoma, a childhood cancer, is fairly rare, but is often
curable. The most important factor is making an early diagnosis. The
second factor is choosing and monitoring proper pediatric cancer
Ephedra is a natural herb
that is used to help people lose weight, to boost energy and to improve
physical performance. Unfortunately, natural is not always safe.
Products containing ephedra have been implicated in over 100 deaths.
Shoulder dystocia (stuck shoulder) is what happens when a babyís
shoulder gets stuck behind the motherís pelvic bone during
childbirth. Stuck shoulder is an obstetric emergency, requiring
immediate action by an expert medical team in order to avoid
Phen - The
"diet drugs" called Fenfluramine [fen] and Phentermine [phen], when
taken together, they are referred to as Fen-Phen.
Fire Injury - Consumers
have been in the dark about the dangers of polyurethane foam yet
flammable furniture has been known to the furniture industry and the
federal government for decades.
Fosamax - Millions of women take Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) prescribed by their doctors
in order to prevent and treat osteoporosis or bone loss. This class of drugs,
bisphosphonates, also includes Actonel, Aredia, Boniva, and Zometa.
Gastric Bypass Surgery - Lap band surgery has far greater risks simply because the surgery is invasive; all surgery is not without risks even minimally invasive surgery as lap band claims to be; and whenever anesthesia is involved – there’s risk involved.
Guidant, Defibrillator Recall -
While you may have a Guidant defibrillator implant to save your life, a defect in the product could cost you your life. Learn more about which models have a flaw and whether your model may qualify you for a
Heparin Recall - On Feb 11, 2008 the FDA announced that Baxter Healthcare temporarily stopped making multiple dose vials of heparin because of recent deaths.
- In January 2006 researchers reported three cases of severe liver injury
following the use of Ketek. Except for having bacterial infections in
the lungs and sinuses, all patients were healthy prior to taking Ketek.
- Numerous reports of hernia surgery complications have perpetuated the
expanded mesh patch recall over many months to include further extended
recalls. The serious hernia mesh patch problem continues to spread.
Lotronex is a
controversial drug used to treat bowel problems. Because the side
effects of Lotronex can be severe or fatal, some say the cure is worse
than the disease.
- Welders and others who work or live near
construction sites or in industrial areas may be at
a greater risk of developing Manganism, a
neurological disorder that closely resembles
Parkinson's disease. Links have been made between
welding rods and Manganism.
- Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of a personís spinal cord
and the fluid that surrounds the brain. It is sometimes referred to as
spinal meningitis. The disease is usually caused by a viral or bacterial
- Mesothelioma cancer is one of the
deadliest diseases known to mankind. The average life span of an inflicted
person from the time of diagnosis until death is less than six months. If you
have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos, you need to an expert mesothelioma
Motorcycle Accident Attorney PA - Like bicyclists, the motorcyclist has no barrier of protection from the impact of cars, trucks, and buses, or any hard stationary object. No barriers, seatbelts, or airbags mixed with high speed greatly increases the risk of serious injury or death. Call me.
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) - NSF can be caused in patients with kidney problems and receive a gadolinium injection in connection with MRI and MRA scans.
Nursing Home Abuse -
Approximately 1.6 million people are in nursing homes today. How many
people in nursing homes are being abused? How many can speak about their
nursing home abuse experiences or must you be the one to help on their
behalf? It's sad when a society puts their elderly into nursing homes
that cannot meet the standard basic needs of its patients.
Ortho-Evra - The U.S.
Food and Drug Administration has ordered new labeling for the Ortho Evra
birth control patch. Are you at risk for heart problems, heart damage,
stroke, or death caused by Ortho-Evra?
Paxil Lawsuits -
Have you or a loved one suffered Paxil consequences?
Paxil is a best-selling antidepressant manufactured by a billion-dollar
pharmaceutical company. People are prescribed Paxil to elevate their mood or to
take the edge off lifeís daily ups and downs.
Permax - Permax is the brand name for pergolide mesylate, a medicine used to treat
tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Permax can also be
helpful to people whose legs often jump or feel restless, formally called Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS.
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice attorneys
When illness or injury forces you to see a physician or go to the hospital, you can generally be assured that a medical professional's years of experience and training will result in excellent treatment. But in truth, medical care providers are only human, and errors are always possible. Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient. Negligence by a medical professional can include an error in diagnosis, treatment, or illness management. If you suspect medical malpractice, you should consult a Medical malpractice lawyer. In Pennsylvania, Monheit Law's attorneys man help you with your medical malpractice case.
- PPA (Phenylpropanolamine), an ingredient in some cold and sinus
medications and in diet pills, has been banned as an over-the-counter
medication, products may still be found in the medicine cabinets of many
homes in the United States and Canada.
While Prempro may cure hot flashes, it may
also debilitate or kill you from heart attacks,
breast cancer, blood clots, and stroke.
Since 1995, millions of women have confidently taken Prempro,
a leading hormone replacement therapy drug, to treat
Propulsid is developed by Janssen Pharmaceutica and marketed by its
parent company Johnson and Johnson, to treat nocturnal heartburn, caused
by Gastro Intestinal Reflux Disease.
Clinical trials testing Risperdal in Alzheimer patients heightened concerns that
the occurrence of serious Risperdal side effects. Among the 764 Risperdal study
participants, 29 cases of stroke and stroke-related side effects were
seen, plus four deaths.
An antidepressant medication that is only available in the United States
only by prescription. This powerful psychotropic drug has been
associated with liver failure. The safety of Serzone is also being
debated and safety groups are recommending similar action in the United
Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Wires - FDA and Medtronic Warn Doctors and Public of Fractures in Lead Wires: Model Numbers: 6930, 6931, 6948, & 6949 Defibrillator Lead Wires.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Lawsuits - Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a life-threatening skin disorder in which cell death causes the outer layer of skin to separate from the actual skin.
Stock Fraud - Many investors have suffered significant losses due to the misconduct
of brokers and financial advisors such as Merrill Lynch and Salomon
- Strattera is the first medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD. Initially advertised by Eli Lilly as the new wonder ADHD drug,
there appears to be more side effects with Strattera than was originally
promised or hoped for including some cases of liver damage.
Teenage Drinking -More than 250,000 people have died from alohol related car crashes in the past ten years. Amazingly, one out of every two people will be involved in an alcohol related accident in his or her lifetime either as the cause of the accident, a byproduct of the accident, or the victim.
Tequin (gatifloxacin) was introduced into the pharmaceutical marketplace in
1999. By the year 2001, 3.3 million prescriptions per year had being written.
Tramatic Brain Injury - Every year, an estimated 1.5 million people in the USsustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Toxic Mold - Mold is a form of fungus frequently found in moist,
warm environments. It is a living organism requiring food in order to be
sustained. Mold feeds on organic material such as wood and paper found
in homes and buildings. Toxic Mold or black mold can be deadly,
especially to children with mold allergies.
Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyer Team -
Truck accidents can be deadly as they often involve large trucks pitted against smaller vehicles. This is especially true for large trucks - those commercial vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds. Over the past 20 years, large truck travel has more than doubled.
Speak with a Pennsylvania lawyer about your accident with a commercial truck toll free, at 866-761-1385. Free inquiry. No Obligation.
- Read about what to do when the other driver does not
- Vaccines that prevent diseases like polio, measles and other serious
ailments have saved literally millions of lives. But what happens when a
vaccine doesn't work as it should?
Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Lawyers - Case Form
Lawyers in Pennsylvania often become involved in workers compensation, to help an individual who has been injured while on the job. Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These Pennsylvania workers compensation laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some Pennsylvania laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. Pennsylvania Workers Compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.
Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Attorneys - A "wrongful death" occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. An action brought by a wrongful death attorney is
brought on behalf of the decedent's estate—usually the immediate family members. The most common estate members are surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents. A suit for wrongful death suit brought by a Pennsylvania lawyer is brought by the personal representative of the decedent's estate.
Workers Compensation - We are pleased to
be working with Larry Levin, Esq. and the firm
of Shor Levin DeRita on workers compensation
Zelnorm Lawsuits After FDA Requires Drug Pulled
from Market. The FDA has taken swift and strong action by requesting
that Zelnorm be pulled from the market. Simply put, the risks
outweigh the benefits. The drug has been deemed too dangerous according to the
Zimmer Hip Replacements - Patients file Zimmer Durom® cup lawsuits alleging defects of the implant.