Cancer Prevention and Breast Implants
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to patients and doctors across the country informing them that certain types of breast implants have been associated with a rare type of breast cancer. Every year, hundreds of thousands of women undergo breast augmentation surgery, meaning millions of women have been exposed to this increased cancer risk.
One-Third of All FDA Approved Medications Pose Safety Risks
As patients, we expect the prescriptions our doctors give us to be safe to take. However, a recent study found this might not be the case. Researchers determined one out of every three medications poses additional safety risks after approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hernia Mesh Litigation Update
For thousands of patients who have undergone surgery to correct their hernias, recovery has proven to be much more challenging than expected. Defective hernia mesh products are causing a variety of severe complications for hernia mesh patients, but patients are fighting back with lawsuits filed against hernia mesh manufacturers.
Virginia Woman Prevails In Another Baby Powder Cancer Trial
In the sixth baby powder case to go to trial and the fifth case in the same St. Louis courtroom, a Virginia woman prevailed against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for failing to warn consumers of the cancer risk associated with its baby powder products. The jury found J&J’s products caused the woman’s ovarian cancer and awarded her $110.5 million.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents
Buses are a great way to transport large numbers of people. From daily commuters to school buses filled with students, we share the roads with buses everyday. Although buses are crucial for transportation, because of their high occupancy and their massive weight, buses have the potential to cause catastrophic accidents.
Sixth Baby Powder Trial Currently Underway
The sixth case in the baby powder cancer litigation is currently underway in a Missouri court. This is the fifth case to be tried in Missouri state court and could be the next big plaintiff’s win in the litigation.
Tips For Sharing The Road With Motorcycles
Although many people enjoy riding motorcycles, most drivers are completely unaware of how to share the road safely with motorcycles. It would be unwise to treat motorcycles the same as other motor vehicles when sharing the roadways with them. Because motorcycles do not offer any protection to the riders in the event of an accident, it’s crucial drivers do everything in their power to keep motorcycles safe and prevent accidents.
Traffic Deaths Highest In Nearly A Decade
Getting behind the wheel comes with all sorts of risks, some of which drivers are in control of and some that are out of their control. Unfortunately, the risk of an accident while driving has gotten greater in the past several years, reaching its highest point in nearly a decade.
How Common Is Drunk Driving?
While many people drive responsibly, the reality is millions of Americans drink and drive. Drinking and driving is dangerous for everyone, not just the driver. Other motorists, their passengers, and nearby pedestrians are all at risk when drunk drivers get behind the wheel.
What To Know About Taking Prescription Medication During Pregnancy
Despite incredible advances in medicine, one segment of the population has not been intensely studied: pregnant women. While much is known about how to care for a pregnant woman, very little is known about how medications affect unborn children. Despite a wide knowledge gap, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 70% of pregnant women take at least one prescription medication during pregnancy.