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Medical Misdiagnosis Problems and Diagnostic Failures Needs Further Research

Diagnostic errors and medical misdiagnosis can have a substantial impact on the overall health of patients, yet a new report highlights how there has been very little research into steps that can be taken to prevent such errors during medical treatment. […]

By |November 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Infection After Hip or Knee Surgery May Be Caused By Side Effects of Forced Air Warming

In recent years, a number of individuals have suffered severe and debilitating deep joint infections following hip replacement or knee replacement surgery, often resulting in the need for multiple surgical procedures and resulting in permanent pain and suffering. In many cases, these infections may be caused by side effects of a forced-air warming blanket used during the procedure. […]

By |November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Invokana Injury Risk May Have Been Avoided With Stronger Warnings

The Invokana injury attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States as a result of the drug makers’ failure to provide adequate warnings about the risk that users may suffer:

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Kidney Failure
Heart Problems

Since Invokana was introduced in March 2013 as a new-generation diabetes treatment that works in […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Child Injury Risk from Car Accidents May Be Reduced

Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new report that highlights the importance of more public education on the risks of children riding in cars unrestrained or improperly restrained, indicating that implementation strategies may greatly reduce the risk of children suffering a car accident injury. […]

By |October 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Farm Worker Roundup Risks Should Have Been Disclosed

With growing evidence that links Monsanto’s Roundup and cancer, serious questions have emerged about how large numbers of farm workers and others in the agricultural industry were not warned years ago about risks associated with exposure to the weed killer.

As a result of inadequate warnings, many farm workers were provided little protection against Roundup and […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Mirena IUD and Pseudotumor Cerebri Risk

A number of women have reported suffering a condition known as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) after being implanted with the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD). Also referred to as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), this condition involves a buildup of fluid pressure on the brain, which can mimc symptoms of a brain tumor. […]

By |October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Zofran MDL for Birth Defect Lawsuits Established

With a growing number of Zofran birth defect lawsuits continuing to be filed by families throughout the U.S., each raising similar allegations that GlaxoSmithKline failed to adequately warn about the risks associated with using the medication during pregnancy, the litigation has been consolidated in the federal court system. […]

By |October 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Keyless Ignition Carbon Monoxide Risk Detailed in ABC News Report

Keyless ignition systems used in many newer cars have been linked a number of carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in recent years, where the vehicles are accidentally left running, allowing a dangerous amount of fumes to build up and leak into the home. However, there are several steps that auto makers could take to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from keyless ignitions. […]

By |October 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Melanoma Risk with Viagra Amplified Because Many Men Do Not Get Screened For Skin Cancer

Over the past 18 months, there has been increasing evidence linking side effects of Viagra to melanoma skin cancer. The lack of warnings provided by Pfizer about this potential risk associated with the popular erectile dysfunction drug raise serious concerns, especially since men are generally less likely to get skin cancer screening than women. […]

By |October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Medical Misdiagnosis Cases Likely To Increase If Changes Are Not Made

A recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) warns that major changes need to be made in the U.S. healthcare industry in order to avoid a growing number of medical misdiagnosis cases, which are already a leading cause of malpractice lawsuits in the United States, resulting many preventable injuries and deaths each year. […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|0 Comments