Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Settlement

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Boston Scientific is a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh.  Transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted mesh to treat, among other things, urinary incontinence. To date, more than 25,000 women have filed claims against Boston Scientific for injuries they suffered from the transvaginal mesh.  This week Boston Scientific announces that it had reached its first settlement to resolve some of… Read more »

Zofran – A Dangerous Drug

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Zofran is a drug produced and sold by Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) solely for the purpose of nausea relief in chemotherapy patients.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zofran for this purpose.  However, GSK marketed the drug for “off label” use, meaning that they marketed the drug for purposes other than treating chemotherapy patients. … Read more »

Auto Collision Injuries – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Part 2

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The development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following an auto collision is common.  Although common, many people who develop PTSD don’t realize they have the condition.  It is important to recognize the symptoms of PTSD and get treatment as soon as possible.  There are three categories of symptoms.  The first, and the hallmark of… Read more »

Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Stroke

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Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of death.  When timely recognized and treated it is possible to reduce or eliminate permanent damage from stroke.  When a stroke is not quickly diagnosed or treated, the patient can be left with avoidable brain damage. Eight percent… Read more »

Auto Collision Injuries – Dysphagia

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Dysphagia is the inability to swallow or difficulty with swallowing.  Trauma to the esophagus (direct blow or severe whiplash) can cause spasm of the lower segment of the esophagus resulting in difficulty in the passage of foods into the stomach.  The initial symptom of dysphagia is the sensation of a lump in the throat.  Other early… Read more »

Auto Accidents -What If I Can’t Work?

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The injuries you suffered in an auto collision may prevent you from working and performing your job.  Your return to work should be controlled solely by your physician and yourself.  If there are questions about whether you can safely return to work you should discuss your physical condition and your work duties with your physician.  It… Read more »