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Nursing Home Dehydration Risks Highlighted By New Study

The findings of a recent study highlight the increased risks elderly individuals face from dehydration in nursing homes compared to those living at home, finding that nursing home residents may be 10 times more likely to be dehydrated when admitted to a hospital. This may increase the risk of severe injury or wrongful death.

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By |January 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Morcellation Problems May Be Rare, But Can Be Devastating

After a long year of mounting concerns about the risk of cancer being spread by power morcellators, most health experts and government regulators now widely agree that laparoscopic hysterectomy morcellation of uterine fibroids puts women at an unnecessary risk.

As a result, the use of morcellators during uterine fibroid surgery has been largely been abandoned. […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

DC Metro Accident Lawyers For Smoke Inhalation Injury

The personal injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for passengers the D.C. Metro train that filled with smoke at L’Enfant Plaza on Monday, sending dozens of people to the hospital with side effects of a smoke inhalation injury. […]

By |January 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Heart Risks with Androgel, Testim, Other Low T Drugs Require Much Closer Look

The need for more testing of testosterone drugs is becoming increasingly clear, in the face of a growing industry and a mounting number of men who are allegedly suffering heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and sudden death while using widely advertised “Low T” drugs. […]

By |December 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Benicar Class Action-Like Centralization in MDL for Diarrhea Injury Cases

As a growing number of individuals throughout the United States continue to file a Benicar lawsuit, alleging that the blood pressure drug caused them to suffer chronic diarrhea injuries, a request has been filed in the federal court system to centralize the cases for pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|1 Comment

Levaquin Neuropathy Injury May Cause Severe Pain and Disability

Although inaccurate and misleading information has been provided to consumers and the medical community, one of the potential side effects of Levaquin involves the development of peripheral neuropathy. This nerve damage may result in long-lasting or even permanent pain and disability, which has a significant impact on an individual’s overall quality of life. […]

By |December 19th, 2014|1 Comment

Nursing Home Oversedation Problems Pose Serious Risks

A recent report by National Public Radio highlights the continued over-use of antipsychotics at many nursing homes as a form chemical restraint for dementia residents, despite numerous warnings by the FDA and health experts about the risks associated with nursing home sedation using the drugs. […]

By |December 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Xarelto Injury Cases to be Transferred to MDL in Louisiana

With a growing number of Xarelto injury lawsuits continuing to be filed in U.S. District Courts throughout the country, a panel of federal judges has established a coordinated proceeding for the management of the cases, known as an MDL, or multidistrict litigation. […]

By |December 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Uterine Cancer Diagnosis After Hysterectomy May Have Been Caused by Fibroid Morcellation

Many women diagnosed in recent years with leiomyosarcoma, endometrial stromal sarcoma or other uterine cancer following a hysterectomy or myomectomy remain unaware that the use of power morcellators during a prior fibroid surgery may be to blame for the spread of their cancer. […]

By |December 9th, 2014|2 Comments

Xarelto Blood Monitoring May Have Avoided Deaths, Hospitalizations

While Xarelto has been promoted as a superior alternative to warfarin, with the drug makers claiming that it is easier to use and does not require regular blood monitoring, there is increasing evidence that suggests the manufacturers may have been placing their desire for profits before patient safety by making such broad statements. […]

By |November 24th, 2014|0 Comments