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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

Medical Matters in a Multi-party Settlement

I wrote this article for attorneys. It illustrates the need for medical assessment in complex cases of personal injury. The setting was altered enough to protect identities in this high profile, multi-million dollar case. I...more

Battered Spouses

Are you a foreign citizen being abused by a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident while living in the U.S.? Do you need to get away from this abuser without their knowledge? If you answered “Yes” to the above...more

Andrew Weinstein A Featured Speaker At The 2011 Florida Justice Association Auto Negligence Seminar

Attorney Andrew Weinstein, managing partner and founder of the Weinstein Law Firm, recently presented at the Florida Justice Association’s 2011 Auto Negligence Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar....more

Study Shows That Illinois Doctors Not Fleeing State, As Some Claim

There have been recent media publications in Chicagoland and other parts of Illinois claiming that, based on a recent study of medical students at Northwestern University School of Medicine, physicians are fleeing the state...more

What is a lawyer worth?

Opinions column in The Lawyers Weekly on Sept. 24, 2010.;137964;472;22931;0000;1236498385;n83kDkXYYe3P;5 "...nobody expects their legal career to end in an instant, suddenly and...more

Rasansky Law Firm- April Newsletter

This is the April Newsletter for the Rasansky Law Firm. The Rasansky Law Firm is a prestigious personal injury and medical malpractice firm in Dallas, TX. For more information about the Rasansky Law Firm, READ THE...more

Rasansky Law Firm- March Newlsetter

This is the March newsletter for the Rasansky Law Firm. Rasansky Law Firm is a prestigious personal injury firm based in Dallas, TX. If you would like to learn more about the firm, or it's practice areas, visit...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP warns Duragesic patch users about potential health risks of fentanyl overdose

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is urging the manufacturers of the fentanyl or Duragesic pain patches to address recurring problems with their products that could lead to a potentially fatal overdose. Because of its high...more

Reglan Side Effects Case Reports Nearly Doubled From 2006 To 2008

Recent data from the Food and Drug Administration’s Adverse Event Reporting System reveals that new cases of tardive dyskinesia or other movement disorders reported by users of Reglan (or its generic version, metoclopramide)...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Warns Duragesic Patch Users About Potential Health Risks of Fentanyl Overdose

Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert patients of the serious and potentially fatal health risks they may face from using the Duragesic (fentanyl) pain patch. Patients who are directly exposed to the gel inside the patch, or who...more

Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma

A description of the link between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma, including diagnostic criteria for making a mesothelioma diagnosis based on asbestos exposure and symptoms....more

Chrysotile Asbestos as a Cause of Mesothelioma

Details the association between exposure to chrysotile asbestos and mesothelioma, including the criteria for making a definitive mesothelioma diagnosis based on history of exposure and symptoms....more

Report on Carcinogens: Asbestos

Information from the Department of Health and Human Services about the carcinogenic effects of asbestos, including diseases linked to asbestos exposure, the history of the use and production of asbestos, and federal...more

Asbestos Advisory Board of the State of New York

Asbestos poses extraordinarily serious hazards to human health. It causes asbestosis, a chronic disease of the lungs. Also it is a potential carcinogen. It is known to cause cancer of the lung, mesothelioma (a rare tumor of...more

National Cancer Institute Mesothelioma Research Report

A comprehensive report by the National Cancer Institute on mesothelioma, including symptoms of the disease, types of mesothelioma, how the disease is diagnosed, and treatment options available for patients....more

WHO Chemicals and Industrial Processes Associated with Cancers in Humans

Information from the WHO linking asbestos exposure with cancer in humans, including mesothelioma. The report finds that workplace asbestos exposure can result in a mesothelioma diagnosis as well as other forms of cancer....more

EPA Chemical Market Input Output Analysis of Selected Chemical to Assess Sources of Environmental Contamination

An examination by the EPA of friction materials such as brake pads and levels of asbestos emissions related to their use....more

The Respiratory Disease Benefit Act

The Respiratory Disease Benefit Act of 1973, designed to provide benefits thousands of industrial workers who suffered from occupationally-related respiratory diseases, including those resulting from asbestos exposure, such...more

1972 OSHA Standard for Exposure to Asbestos

The 1972 OSHA Standard for Exposure to Asbestos, including rules about asbestos exposure, steps to control exposure to asbestos dust, and rules about medical tests for employees who may show signs of an asbestos-related...more

1944 International Labour Office - Asbestos

A 1944 from Canada's International Labour Office on the history and types of asbestos and its industrial uses, as well as disease that have been linked to asbestos exposure....more

1944 Chaper 88 NJ Asbestos Law

A 1944 New Jersey law regarding the compensation for victims of asbestos exposure who develop asbestosis or silicosis....more

Pulmonary Asbestosis

Case study of an asbestos worker who was diagnosed with asbestosis after being exposed to the mineral for more that seven years. The article also details the early history of the diagnosis of asbestos diseases....more

Pulmonary Asbestosis

Case report of a 30 year old man who was diagnosed with asbestosis after working in an asbestos factory for 13 years. The article also details the history and uses of asbestos and signs for recognizing diseases which are...more

Pulmonary Asbestosis: Report of a Case

Case history of a former asbestos worker who died at age 58 of asbestosis, detailing his history of asbestos exposure and the symptoms of his disease....more

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