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Viagra and Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk

Men using the popular erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra may face an increased risk of melanoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer.

Although research has suggested a potential link between Viagra and melanoma skin cancer, Pfizer continues to endanger men by withholding warnings about the importance of users monitoring for signs or symptoms of melanoma, potentially preventing men from detecting the disease early, when it is easier to treat and less life-threatening. […]

By |February 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement is Important for Reducing Risk of Poisoning

Amid the cold winter weather blanketing most of the U.S., it is important for families to protect themselves from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which may result in severe injury or death. Having a working and properly placed carbon monoxide detector is the first step. […]

By |February 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Zofran Birth Defect Lawyers Reviewing Cases for Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip, Heart Malformations

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Zofran lawsuits for children born with birth defects or malformations that may have been caused by exposure to the morning sickness drug during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Although Zofran has been widely prescribed to pregnant women for nausea and vomiting associated with morning […]

By |February 13th, 2015|1 Comment

Lead Poisoning Brain Damage Risk May Be More Likely in Boys Than Girls: Study

The findings of a recent study suggest that young boys may face a greater risk of suffering from lead poisoning than girls, indicating that female hormones may work as a protective measure against the potential for brain damaging effects from lead-based paint and other lead exposure.  […]

By |February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Levaquin Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms May Continue Long After Use of Antibiotic

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review peripheral neuropathy lawsuits for users of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Avelox, Cipro and others. […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|2 Comments

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.

To […]

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|2 Comments