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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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

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

For a country with as advanced a health care system as the United States, the number of birth injuries every year is actually quite alarming. An estimate six out of every 1,000 births will result in a birth trauma injury every year with an estimated 10,000 new cases of cerebral palsy every year. Learning that your child suffers from cerebral palsy can be extremely difficult for you and your family to accept. It can be even more difficult to accept after learning it was caused by a doctors negligent actions.

Children who suffer from cerebral palsy are affected a number of different ways and could suffer from a number of different side effects that may require many forms of therapy and various surgeries. When doctors are negligent in the delivery room, they can cause damage to the brain. This damage can cause a number of injuries, including cerebral palsy. If your child has developed cerebral palsy from a careless doctors actions, you may be able to take legal action by filing a birth injury lawsuit.

Common Mistakes that Could Cause Cerebral Palsy

Expecting mothers trust doctors and nurses to act responsibly in the delivery room at all times. Unfortunately, delivery room workers make mistakes, putting innocent children at risk of life-altering injuries. You may be able to take legal action against these doctors if your child has suffered due to any of the following:

* Not using delivery tools like forceps or vacuums correctly
* Mishandling the child during delivery
* Not properly monitoring vital signs during labor
* Not using sterilized equipment

If your child has suffered because of a doctors reckless actions, dont sit back and let them get away with it. Fight for financial compensation to pay for the financial cost of cerebral palsy. To learn more about how your legal options, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer today.

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Vehicular Homicide

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Law, Medical Malpractice, News, Personal Injury Law, Tort Litigation | 0 comments

There have been many new advances made over the years in automobile safety in an attempt to reduce the number of severe injuries and fatalities from car accidents. While these advances have been successful in lowering the rate of these tragedies, they have by no means been eliminated. The persistence of reckless driving is one of the reasons many of the most severe accidents continue to occur. When the result of the car accident is a fatality for anyone besides the at-fault driver, the person who caused the wreck may be held civilly as well as criminally liable for the death of that person. In reference to criminal charges, this is known as vehicular homicide when it involves intentional or reckless behavior. However, the families of victims are also allowed under intentional tort law to file civil charges against the other driver. A civil suit that results in compensation to the victims can provide the financial resources needed for medical expenses, funeral costs, and wrongful death damages.

What Qualifies as Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular homicide is defined by a certain type of negligent use of a motor vehicle which ends in the death of one or more individuals. By this definition, a person may be guilty of vehicular homicide for people in a separate vehicle, but also for people in the same vehicle. Types of negligent use of a vehicle that may qualify as vehicular homicide includes:

  • Drunk driving
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Reckless Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Speeding

According to the website of Ritter and Associates, these types of vehicular homicide cases are usually tried in civil courts as wrongful death suits. If someone you love was involved in a car accident that could be classified as vehicular homicide, you may need the help of an experienced attorney to help your family file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek the compensation you need. This can help you cover the cost of a funeral and make up for lost income.

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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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