Doctors, hospitals, and patients alike are concerned about the recent recall of a line of coronary catheters. Three of Abbott Vascular’s products have a record of malfunction that has proven fatal in one case. Accordingly, Abbott voluntarily recalled these devices on March 22, 2017. Could this recall have affected you? Continue reading “FDA Announces Recall on Abbott Vascular Coronary Catheters”
Malpractice cases can be tricky to win when time is not on your side. They take a while to prepare but you don’t usually have much time to do so.
Before you attempt the strenuous process of opening a malpractice suit, you need to be sure that you have an actual case on your hands. Continue reading “Do You Really Have a Malpractice Case?”
On September 9, 2016, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) released some new guidelines for employers with a whistleblowing employee.
OSHA-reviewed settlements between employees and employers revealed a disturbing trend: companies would use these documents to put red tape in place which prevented employees from taking independent legal action.
Continue reading “OSHA Is Protecting Whistleblowers with New Settlement Guidelines”
Ultherapy is marketed as a “non-invasive face lift” with “no downtime” and “natural results” that uses ultrasound technology to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. Unfortunately, many Ultherapy patients are reporting “botched” procedures resulting in permanent side effects and worsened appearance. Cases of severe nerve damage, eye damage, and disfigurement have been reported following the treatment. Continue reading “Ultherapy Face and Nerve Damage”
Talcum powder has been found to cause ovarian cancer. Talcum powder, or Talc, is used by millions of women for personal hygiene. If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talc products, contact Harman Law LLC online or at (404) 554-0777 for a free consultation. Continue reading “Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risk”
Researchers have determined that use of fluoroquinolones could double your risk of suffering an aortic aneurysm. Aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition that may be caused by the side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Aortic dissection risks are also increased with use of these medications. Continue reading “Warning: Fluoroquinolones Double Risk of Aortic Aneurysm”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently required a new warning for peripheral neuropathy and tendon injuries on a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Drugs in this class include: Levaquin (levofloxacin); Cipro (ciprofloxacin); Avelos (moxifloxacin); and Floxin (ofloxacin) Factive (gemifloxacin). Continue reading “Some Antibiotics Now Labeled with Stronger Warnings Following FDA Decision”
Common over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications like Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium are linked to increasing the risk of chronic kidney disease. These drugs are known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). The OTC heartburn medicine is used to tame heartburn and reduce acid reflux. Continue reading “Heartburn Medications Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid Linked to Kidney Disease”
Following the report of a tenth death associated with Takata air bags, the manufacturer has expanded its recall. Millions of vehicles have been recalled to have defective air bags replaced. It is reported that the devices can spray pieces of metal inside the vehicle. Continue reading “Recall Expanded for Takata Air Bags”
Roundup, a popular weed killer, manufactured by Monsanto has had attention drawn to the company and product recently. Medical studies conclude that the chemical is linked to inhaled and skin exposure injuries in combination with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Other injuries have also been reported. Continue reading “Roundup Herbicide May Cause Cancer or Serious Injury”