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Nursing Home Reporting of Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long Term Care Facility

Nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospices that provide services in long term care facilities and independent living facilities that provide services for the developmentally disabled ("facilities") are required...more

Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Website Launched By Hissey Kientz, LLP Law Firm

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP announces the launch of its new website, Medtronic Bone Graft Lawyers (http://medtronicbonegraftlawyers.com/). A Yale University Study has linked the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft to severe...more

BioMet M2a Magnum Hip Replacements Linked to Painful Side Effects

BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more

Stryker hip replacements may cause serious complications

Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems in July 2012 after stating that the metal-on-metal hip devices posed an increased risk for severe...more

GranuFlo Recall Website Launched By Hissey Kientz, LLP Law Firm

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, GranuFlo Recall Help (http://www.granuflorecallhelp.com/). The site will serve as a source for news and legal information for patients and their...more

Zoloft Use During First Trimester of Pregnancy Can Increase Risk of Birth Defects

Use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of being born with serious heart defects or other birth defects. ...more

Patients continue to file lawsuits over faulty DePuy hip implants

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, face thousands of lawsuits from patients who were injured as a result of problems with DePuy’s ASR hip replacements. ...more

FAQ: The Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer

The FDA has warned that patients taking Actos are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than users of other diabetes medications. ...more

Vaginal mesh erosion may occur after transvaginal mesh surgery

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that transvaginal mesh surgery complications such as vaginal scarring and mesh erosion can lead to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and...more

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Recall FAQ

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been linked to serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, and death when used during hemodialysis treatment....more

Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone May Increase Risk of Blood Clots

Multiple studies have warned that women who use birth control pills containing drospirenone face an increased risk of blood clots....more

Zoloft Can Increase Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the use of Zoloft or other SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy can increase a newborn’s risk of a circulatory condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of...more

Ten Most Important Aspects in Admission Contract of Senior Care Facility

With increasing supply in the Chinese marketplace of senior care facilities, expertise in the operating management is highly urged. The admission contract is one of the essential parts of this management. Having seen poorly...more

Opioid Painkiller Overdose Cause Thousands of Deaths Each Year

Patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers by their doctor - including drugs such as the fentanyl pain patch, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, and morphine - may be at risk of an overdose or other serious...more

Mesothelioma Symptoms Manifest Years After Asbestos Exposure Occurs

Mesothelioma symptoms can take years to manifest after asbestos exposure occurs. This makes diagnosis and effective treatment of mesothelioma very difficult. ...more

Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about lawsuits filed concerning asbestos exposure and mesothelioma....more

Hagens Berman Files New Lawsuit on Behalf of 11 Alleged U.S. Thalidomide Victims

Newly unearthed documents provide additional evidence for a series of lawsuits alleging that a number of major pharmaceutical companies widely distributed the dangerous birth-defect causing drug Thalidomide in the United...more

Misbranding Depakote

A recent headline announced that Abbott Laboratories must pay over $1.6 million for misbranding the prescription drug Depakote. The total included a criminal fine and civil settlements with the states and federal government....more

Types of Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is found in six different varieties, each of which can be used for different industrial or manufacturing applications. Workers who are exposed to asbestos may face an increased...more

Am I Eligible to File a Yasmin or Yaz Lawsuit?

Women who used the birth control pills Yaz or Yasmin and suffered blood clots or other side effects may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for their injuries. More than 10,000 Yasmin and Yaz lawsuits have...more

List of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh Products and Manufacturers

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in July 2011 that patients who received a transvaginal mesh device may face a greater risk of complications than those who received other forms of treatment. Transvaginal...more

Damage Caps Law Fails to Curb Texas Health Care Costs, Rate of Uninsured

In 2003, the state of Texas passed a radical bill that placed strict limits on medical malpractice damages for pain and suffering. Under the guise of “tort reform,” this law has not only placed sweeping restrictions on the...more

Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuit FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about birth defects lawsuits filed concerning the antidepressant Zoloft....more

Shoulder Dystocia and the Duty of Informed Consent

This article discusses the need for medical practitioners to consult state law rather than rely exclusively on ACOG Practice Bulletins when attempting to determine their obligation of informed consent when it comes to the...more

ETHICAL RESPONCIBILITIES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS & FIRST RESPONDERS

With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,...more

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