Side Effects Associated With Yasmin

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Law | 0 comments

Millions of women take some form of birth control in order to prevent pregnancy, and many different forms of birth control exist, giving women an array of choices. No matter what form of birth control a woman takes, she has the right to believe that a medically endorsed birth control method will not be an unreasonable danger to her health. Unfortunately, many women who took Yasmin, a very popular form of birth control, have reported extremely uncomfortable and painful side effects as a result of taking the drug. Unfortunately, many women did not know the risks of taking Yasmin and are now seeking legal retribution in a Yasmin lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has suffered a serious side effect from taking Yasmin and you believe that your health has been compromised by the makers of this drug, you could actually be due financial compensation. This compensation can go a long ways towards paying for any unexpected costs that are associated with the drug’s side effects, such as emergency or subsequent medical treatment, emotional trauma, and other side effects.

Common Side Effects

Yasmin has been linked to a number of very serious side effects. Some women, in addition to other side effects, have reported:

* Blood clots
* Heart attack / heart failure
* stroke
* Pulmonary embolism
* Deep-vein thrombosis
* Gallbladder issues
* Cerebral hemorrhage
* Liver damage
* Hypertension

These side effects can have a significant impact on a woman’s health and physical capabilities. If they developed as a result of taking Yasmin, a woman might be due financial compensation from the drug’s manufacturers.

You shouldnt have to combat the side effects of Yasmin alone. You may be able to fight against the negligent drug manufacturer with the support of a qualified legal professional, giving you the chance to get the monetary recompense you may deserve.

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New York Labor Law: Section 240

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Construction Accident Law, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Although the danger of an object falling on someone or someone falling down while at work (down a set of stairs for example) is a possibility at any place of work, construction sites are places where these dangerous situations are much more likely to occur. And, while there are any number of dangers that could cause a construction worker an injury at any given moment when they are on a construction site, objects falling on them or the risk of falling from a substantial height are some of the most common causes of accidents on construction sites.

Because of the high risk that these dangers pose to construction workers, New York state law has provided construction workers with additional protection in the event that they are harmed by either a falling object or by falling. Typically, construction workers in most states can only apply for workers compensation, which may not provide enough financial compensation. However, in New York, the labor laws are unique in that they allow construction workers to file personal injury lawsuits under certain conditions. Section 240 in particular of these labor laws allows construction workers the ability to pursue compensation when they are injured in gravity-related accidents, whether through falling objects or falling themselves.

The Specifics of This Law

According to section 240 of the New York labor laws, certain parties in charge at construction sites are required to provide workers with a variety of safety precautions and do their utmost to prevent a gravity-related accident from occurring. This section of the law states:

A contractor or property owner, excepting single or two-family homes who are not in charge of the construction work on their home, may be held liable under this law if they fail to provide safety precautions, such as scaffolding and ladders.
If an accident involving falling objects or a worker falling from a certain height does occur, these parties can be held strictly liable, which means that proof of their negligence does not necessarily need to be given.

If you have suffered an injury from falling or having an object fall on you as a worker on a construction site, speak with a team of construction accident lawyers about how they may be able to help you get the compensation you need.

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Recognizing The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in News, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Sometimes our loved ones require more care and attention than we are able to give them, and many people place their family members in nursing homes so that they will receive the attention that they need on a daily basis. Sadly, sometimes our trust in nursing homes and their staff members is misplaced, and loved ones are subjected to abusive or neglectful treatment. When this happens, it is critical that family members and friends are able to recognize the signs that a loved one may be enduring abuse in a nursing home. When there is reason to believe that abuse is occurring, a family can take immediate steps to protect their loved one and to end the abuse.

Although sometimes signs of nursing home abuse are hard to detect, if you know what to look for they can be easier to identify. Keeping yourself informed not only about indicators of abuse, but also about your legal options should you or a loved one suffer abuse, can greatly increase your own personal awareness of abusive practices and knowledge about your legal options. In some situations, it may be possible and appropriate to seek financial compensation for pertinent damages.

Common Signs

Every person reacts to abuse differently, but there are some signs that are commonly reported among nursing home abuse victims that may suggest that abuse is happening. These signs include:

Inexplicable bruising or lacerations
Greater frequency of broken bones
An increased reticence or anti-social behavior
Sudden weight loss
Dehydration or malnutrition
Increased anger

If you or someone you love has been victimized by nursing home abuse, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today to discuss the possible merits of legal action as you seek to hold abusive personnel and the facility accountable.

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Filing A Workers Compensation Claim Petition

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Law, Legal Claims, News, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

An employee may find it necessary to file a workers compensation claim petition if a dispute arises, whether due to an employer disputing their eligibility for benefits, which might concern the nature of the injury, medical treatment, or the possibility of disability benefits. When this happens, there is the option of resolving the dispute through sessions mediated by a workers compensation judge, which is less formal than undergoing formal proceedings in front of a judge. If the issue remains unresolved, however, there will be a hearing scheduled in court.

Petitions and Alternative Dispute Resolution

The best method for resolving a workers compensation dispute will depend on the particular circumstances of the dispute and how cooperative the employer or insurance carrier is being. Some of the details concerning each method are as follows:

  • Claim petitions filed when an employer or insurance carrier denies a claim, but may only be done within three years of the initial injury. Legal representation is not strictly required, but highly recommended for helping employees navigate the complex process of a workers compensation petition. The judges ruling may or may not make provisions for additional appeals.
  • Alternative dispute resolution disputes may be settled in mediation, a settlement conference, or an informal conference. Unless ruled to be ineffective, all petitions submitted to the Office of Adjudication are scheduled for mediation sessions and, even if they are unsuccessful, may be resumed later in the proceedings.

If your initial claim was denied and are wondering which, if any, course of action can help you acquire benefits, you may want to obtain legal counsel.

Resolving Disputes

When an employer or their insurance carrier denies your claim for workers compensation benefits, you may want to enlist the services of workplace injury lawyers who can best ensure that your case and interests are accurately represented.

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What Are Your Miranda Rights?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Miranda Rights, News | 0 comments

Although the actual diction and syntax of the Miranda warning isn’t specifically outlined by the Supreme Court, over time law enforcement agents have developed a certain warning they must read to those under arrest. After the warning, the suspect must respond and say whether or not he or she understands the rights that were read to him or her. If you have been arrested, a Houston criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you understand these and other rights.

The Miranda Rights

The Fifth Amendment protects individuals from self-incrimination. As an extension of the Fifth Amendment, the Miranda rights include the following:

Right to remain silent
Warning that anything you say can be used against you in the court of law
Right to an attorney
Right to an appointed attorney if you cannot afford one on your own
Right to refuse to answer questions until you have an attorney present

If you are arrested and not read you Miranda rights, you may be able to take legal action against the arresting officer.
If you have been charged with a crime, you still have a number of legal rights, including those outlined in the Miranda warning. To learn more about your Miranda rights and how they apply to your case, get in touch with an experienced criminal defense lawyer today.

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