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    Prescribed Zofran as an anti-nausea during pregnancy? Did you know that it has now been linked to Birth Defects?

    Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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    If you know of a baby who has a defect and his/her mother took Zofran during pregnancy – be informed. A new batch of suits has been filed against one of the makers of Zofran, GlaxcoSmithKline, following more than 200 reports of birth defects in children who were exposed during the early pregnancy of their mother. Cases were filed in California Superior court on 30 March 2015 which followed others one having been filed in Massachusetts and one in Pennsylvania. Each of these cases allege congenital issues caused by the drug to include hear defects. The prescription of Zofran was given to mother who were experiencing nausea and vomiting associated with being pregnant. The problem is a lack of adequate testing in pregnant mother and the drug was not approved for use in pregnant mothers by the FDA.

    The drug manufacturer improperly marketing Zofran to treat pregnancy related nausea and vomiting. These allegations of improperly marketing follow an agreement by Glaxo to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice for a fine of $3 billion for mismarketing other medications says one of the new lawsuits. The settlement with the government included allegations that Glaxo had improperly marketed Zofran to treat morning sickness which is the very same claim now asserted by the plaintiffs.

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    The University of Colorado, Stanford University, and London’s Royal Free Hospital have all had scientist reveal from research that when taken during pregnancy, Zofran does in fact cross the placenta to reach the developing fetus. This becomes a problem because it remains longer in the body of the unborn child than with the mother given the half-life is longer in the unborn child. Thus, the elimination rate in the unborn child is not as efficient as that in the mother which scientist are alleging has caused the defects. A report in the journal Clinical Pharmcikinetics indicates that the samples taken by 41 women prior to surgical termination of a pregnancy revealed what was believed to be dangers levels by scientist.

    If you, a friend or loved one has experienced a birth defect and the mother was taking Zofran during pregnancy, contact our firm. Any birth defect, heart condition or abnormality may have been caused by the medication. Contact us at 256-543-HURT.

    Do you “lift” patients or others?

    Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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    Nurses, Home Health Workers, Correctional Officers, Orderlies, Nurses Aids – – Be Informed.

    Consider this – – You’re a well paid nurse, striving as trained to help your patients and serve the “greater good.” Then, while following protocol and doing that which you have been trained to do, you in fact become the patient.

    This is surprisingly all too common in the nursing field with more nurses reporting back injuries than construction workers.

    And why you may ask?

    Improper training. According to an NPR report over 100 years of improper training. That’s right. For over 100 years the medical field, a group of some of the best and brightest of our society, have been trained and training others incorrectly.

    Now as you think on this, open your mind to why. If you were an employee and directed in training, or perhaps during your schooling, to bend with your knees, position yourself closely and simply “pick up” a 150 pound log, anvil, concrete block, etc. (you chose the object) – What would you do? You’d likely tell your professor or trainer by way of a sideways look that they were crazy. You’re not going to pick up a 150 lbs log without a group of people and more likely than not, without a machine or some equipment. Yet that is what nurses are trained to do and do daily. And 150 lbs is on the light end. Nurses are actually trained and encouraged, albeit via a group lift, to pick up patients as heavy or even heavier then 300 lbs.

    So think with me here. Is this a good thing? No. It is most certainly not and that is why nurses in droves are becoming the patients. And the “lifting of patients” is not limited to nurses, but includes home health workers, nurses assistants, etc. It can also include correctional officers, orderlies and others who are required to lift people as part of their job. All of these workers are susceptible to a serious back injury or other type of injury with any lift.

    So be aware. Be careful and be inquiring, if you’re required to “life a patient”, what equipment your employer is going to supply for the job. Just because the object is a “person” or patient, it doesn’t mean that using a hoist or lift is inappropriate.

    And if you become one of the “patients” after attempting to make the lift that you, as a nurse, aid or home health worker have been trained to make – – call us. We have handled hundreds of cases and are intimately familiar with workers compensation laws.

    While I know this will likely not cause a “industry change” overnight, perhaps just a bit of information will help you or someone you know make the right request for basic equipment which could prevent a nurse or someone else from becoming the next patient.

    By: Trenton R. Garmon, J.D., M.A.

    Based on Information discussed on National Public Radio:

    http://www.npr.org/2015/02/04/382639199/hospitals-fail-to-protect-nursing-staff-from-becoming-patients

    Hurt at Work?

    Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

    We just settled for $40k a 1% impairment rating case.

    Meaning this case was worked up so well by our office that the insurance company just about “overpaid” on the case. We ask for a second opinion on the value before settling, given the wages and percent impairment, from a lawyer whose been practicing for over 25 years. He recommended that we turn the client down. We disagreed and now our client will be compensated through this settlement.

    If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, please feel welcome to contact us.

    205-933-5342
    256-543-HURT (4878)

    If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or died because of the Gardasil vaccine, please feel welcome to contact our office

    Thursday, January 8th, 2015

    Evidence of credible concerns continues to surface. We thank Dr. Tenpenny, Dr. Dalbergue and Dr. Eisenstein for their dedication to the research and articulation of the serious safety concerns over certain vaccinations.

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    ATTENTION – For Those Women Who Have Implanted Mirena – Please read the following and contact our office if this applies

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

    1. Have you had the Mirena IUD implanted?

    2. Did you go to your 4-6 week follow up appointment and your doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD was properly implanted?

    3. Has the Mirena IUD has perforated your uterus or other organ? Or has the Mirena moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded in your uterus or an organ and/or is there a perforation injury? Or have you had the Mirena device removed through Laparoscopic surgery?

    If you answer YES to questions 1, 2 or any of those found in 3 – you more than likely have a valid claim for compensation.

    This company has over 2 million women using their products and they have failed to adequately warn doctors and the patients. Since Mirena’s approval by the FDA in 2000 hundreds of millions of dollars have been made by the sale and implanting of this device. Clearly the manufacturer should be held liable for failing to adequately warn women of these risks.

    While the product does well at preventing unplanned pregnancies, it does pose safety risks consumers should be aware of before willingly receiving it. Therefore, contact our office if you meet these criteria. We would be honored to evaluate your case and seek compensation.

    Other symptoms:

    -Infections bladder and kidney

    -Uterus removal

    -Infertility

    -Ectopic pregnancy

    -Ovarian cysts

    -Pelvic inflammatory disease

    -Hysterectomy

    6/21/13 Update

    Friday, June 21st, 2013

    Despite a long battle we were victorious this week when a St. Clair County Jury returned a verdict in our favor. The battle continues, yet there was a glimmer of hope from a jury for the injured.

    Zyprexa Relprevv (Olanzapine Pamoate): Drug Safety Communication – FDA Investigating Two Deaths Following Injection

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

    AUDIENCE: Health Professional, Pharmacy, Patient

    ISSUE: FDA is investigating two unexplained deaths in patients who received an intramuscular injection of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate). The patients died 3-4 days after receiving an appropriate dose of the drug, well after the 3-hour post-injection monitoring period required under the Zyprexa Relprevv Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). Both patients were found to have very high olanzapine blood levels after death.

    BACKGROUND: Under the REMS, patients are required to receive the Zyprexa Relprevv injection at a REMS-certified health care facility, to be continuously monitored at the facility for at least 3 hours following an injection, and to be accompanied home from the facility. The Zyprexa Relprevv label contains warnings about the risk of post-injection delirium sedation syndrome (PDSS), a serious condition in which the drug enters the blood too fast following an intramuscular injection, causing greatly elevated blood levels with marked sedation (possibly including coma) and/or delirium

    RECOMMENDATION: FDA is providing this information to health care professionals while it continues its investigation. If therapy with Zyprexa Relprevv is started or continued in patients, health care professionals should follow the REMS requirements and drug label recommendations. Patients and caregivers should talk to their health care professional(s) about any questions or concerns.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    Read the complete MedWatch Safety Alert, including a link to the Safety Communication

    TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS INC. – Tire Recall due to defect which may cause Crash

    Thursday, September 1st, 2011

    Summary:
    TOYO TIRE IS RECALLING CERTAIN TOYO BRAND TIRES, MODELS VERSADO CUV P245/55 R19 103T, VERSADO CUV P235/55 R20 102T, VERSADO CUV 235/55 R18 100V, VERSADO CUV P255/65 R18 109S, VERSADO LX II 215/60 R16 95V, OPEN COUNTRY ALL TERRAIN LT285/70 R17 121S, AND TOUREVO LS II 245/45 R18 96V; AND NITTO BRAND TERRA GRAPPLER ALL TERRAIN 255/55R18 109S, PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 19, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 2, 2010. THE RUBBER CHEMICAL MIXTURE USED IN SOME OF THE RECALLED TIRES DOES NOT MEET TOYO’S SPECIFICATION FOR THESE TIRES.
    Consequence:
    SECTIONS OF THE TREAD MAY BECOME DETACHED, POTENTIALLY CAUSING LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH

    Ford F-250 & F-350 (2008-2009) – Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

    Thursday, September 1st, 2011

    Summary:
    CONTINENTAL TIRE IS RECALLING CERTAIN CONTITRAC TR TIRES, SIZE LT275/70R18 125/122S OUTLINE WHITE LETTERS AND BLACK SIDEWALL, AND CONTITRAC, SIZE LT275/70R18 125/122S, BLACK SIDEWALL, PRODUCED FROM MAY 6, 2007, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 20, 2008, SOLD AS AFTERMARKET AND INSTALLED AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON SOME MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 FORD F-250 AND F-350 TRUCKS. SOME OF THESE TIRES MAY EXPERIENCE UNEVEN WEAR, VIBRATION, OR PARTICULARLY UNDER CONDITIONS OF OVERLOADING OR UNDER INFLATION IN HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE USAGE, SEPARATION BETWEEN THE BELT EDGES.
    Consequence:
    SEPARATION OF THE BELT EDGES COULD LEAD TO TREAD BELT SEPARATION, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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