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Three Myths About Tort Reform

Tort reform has sullied the political landscape of this country for years.  A set of proposed laws and regulations at both the state and federal level, one central aim of tort reform is to limit the compensation an injured party can recover in a personal injury lawsuit, or “tort,” attempting to “save” health care from supposedly frivolous lawsuits.  Proponents of ...

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2014 Airbag Recall Update: Experts Fear 20 Million Cars at Risk

  This morning, ABC News affiliate, KRTK of Houston, reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is being investigated by the US Department of Transportation  for bungling the 2014 Takata airbag recall. “The transportation department is slamming its own agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, calling the recall ‘not optimal’ and promising this investigation into the airbags is ...

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US Senators Urge Wider Takata Airbag Recall

Yesterday (10/23/2014), US senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA) urged the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to issue a nation-wide recall of all cars containing the dangerous Takata airbags which can explode on deployment, sending plastic and metal shrapnel into a car’s cabin.  As yet, NHTSA has only recommended suspect cars in southern, ‘humid,’ areas be serviced immediately ...

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Warning: Airbag recall expanded to nearly 8 million cars (2014)

This week, the United States National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) widened the scope of a dangerous airbag system recall, now including 7.8 million BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, GM, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru, Nissan, and Toyota cars and trucks, model years 2000 to 2008. Manufactured by the Japanese multinational Takata Corporation, these airbags use a defective propellant mechanism and frame which ...

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Case Report: Cymbalta Withdrawal Persists for 10 Months

In January, 2014, an article published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences titled “Long-Term Duloxetine Withdrawal Syndrome and Management in a Depressed Patient” reported on a depressed patient who used Cymbalta (duloxetine), discontinued the drug, and faced long-term withdrawal symptoms. After using Cymbalta (60mg/day) for one year, the patient, called “Miss B” in the study, discontinued the drug, ...

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Cymbalta lawsuits from excessive withdrawal symptoms and inadequate instructions

Because Eli Lilly, manufacturer of the psychiatric drug Cymbalta (duloxetine), has failed to provide adequate instruction as to properly taper the drug at discontinuation, thousands of patients across the country and around the world have faced serious withdrawal symptoms unnecessarily, prompting large numbers of Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits. According to MedlinePlus, a medical encyclopedia curated by the National Library of Medicine ...

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Mesothelioma Linked to Asbestos-Containing Talcum Powder

Since the late 1800’s, medical professionals and commercial manufacturers have known that asbestos is dangerous, linked to a variety of pulmonary ailments.  Since the middle of the 20th century, these groups have known that exposure to asbestos is linked to mesothelioma, a cancer of organ lining that is almost always fatal.  Most often, mesothelioma results from prolonged exposure to asbestos ...

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Xarelto Lawsuit Information

WARNING: Xarelto Linked to Fatal Internal Bleeding, No Reversal Agent Recently, the anticoagulant drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has come under increased scrutiny by both the United States Food and Drug Administration and medical professionals alike, citing an increased risk for internal bleeding.  Unfortunately, there is as yet no reversal agent for the drug. Due to inadequate warning labels on Xarelto packaging, ...

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British Mesothelioma Deaths Surpass Automotive Fatalities

Last month, the UK newspaper The Telegraph reported on asbestos, “the killer that still surrounds us”.  It is incredibly sad that though asbestos has been know to be deadly for well over a hundred years, people are still exposed to and harmed by asbestos today. A naturally-occurring fiber with amazing heat-resistant capacity and the ability to be woven, asbestos has ...

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What to Expect if Your Car Accident Case Goes to Trial

Though most car accident claims are settled before a trial, some cannot be.  Sometimes, it isn’t clear who caused the accident.  Other times, it is clear who caused the accident but there is disagreement over a fair settlement. Every state’s court system is different, but the general process is fairly similar.  The case will most often be tried before a ...

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