The Dangers of Dialysis

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Medical Product Failure, Tort Litigation | 0 comments

Dialysis is a serious medical procedure necessitated by individuals suffering from serious kidney damage or failure. When a person’s kidneys are no longer able to remove toxins from the blood on their own, they may need to undergo dialysis treatment in order to effectively remove dangerous elements from their blood stream.

Dialysis in and of itself is a serious medical procedure – many individuals undergoing dialysis experience significant pain as a result of the procedure and are already in a state of compromised health. Additionally, it is a procedure that must be regularly undergone in order to be effective. Dialysis procedures make use of different medical devices and products, one of which is GranuFlo. GranuFlo is a medication that is used in dialysis procedures that involves the adding of bicarbonates into a patient’s blood to help rid it of toxins. Unfortunately, this increase in bicarbonates can result in serious complications for a patient, including heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, and even death in the most severe of circumstances.

Sadly, many patients were prescribed GranuFlo who were unaware of the potential dangers that this medication posed. For these victims and their families, they have found themselves facing overwhelming medical bills and significant pain and suffering as a result of the effects of GranuFlo use. Many individuals who have suffered adversely to this medical product have chosen to take legal action against the medication’s producer in the form of a GranuFlo lawsuit.

While nothing can erase the damage that an individual has suffered because of a dangerous medical product, in some cases, victims of GranuFlo use have been able to secure the financial assistance they need to cover their related losses after being harmed by GranuFlo. Although the FDA has issued a Class 1 recall of GranuFlo, this warning comes too late for many individuals who have already taken and suffered because of GranuFlo use.

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Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Medical Malpractice, Medical Product Failure, Personal Injury Law, Tort Litigation | 0 comments

Many Americans who suffer from Type 2 diabetes rely on medications in order to effectively manage their symptoms and prevent major complications from coming about. Unfortunately, many of those who use the prescription drug Actos are unaware of the serious, and even potentially deadly side effects which can come about after prolonged use of the product. This is in no small part due to the reluctance of the drug’s manufacturers to be up front and honest with consumer about the risks of the drug in order to protect the healthy sales of the product.

Failing to adequately inform the consumer of the risks associated with the consumption of a drug is a clear case of negligence on the part of the manufacturer and distributor, and recent studies have connected Actos with the development of bladder cancer, and dangerous carcinoma which is difficult to identify in its early stages and difficult to treat as it progresses.

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a deceptive condition which is difficult to identify properly in its earlier stages due to ambiguous symptoms, but only becomes more dangerous the longer it goes untreated. If you have taken Actos experience any of the following symptoms, bladder cancer caused by the use of the durg should be a serious concern:

* Abdominal pain
* Difficultly urinating
* Blood in the urine
* Painful urination

Bladder cancer can be a life altering condition, and when your condition is the result of negligent practices on the part of a drug manufacturer, you should do everything in your power to obtain financial compensation in order to help you pay your medical bills and other expenses. An lawyer is an essential part of protecting your rights and interests after a positive diagnosis, as you will need skilled legal representation which allows you to focus on your recovery rather than legal dealings.

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