Month: August 2013

Q: My doctor just prescribed Lipitor. What is it and what side effects do I need to be aware of? A: What is Lipitor? It is a medication that thousands of people are taking that currently struggle with controlling their cholesterol. Taking this medication is helping them lower their risk of various cardiovascular diseases. Some […]

What Is Mirena? Does It Have Any Side Effects or Risks? Many forms of birth control are safe to use, but what is risky about Mirena is the hormone used in this IUD. Progestogen is mostly safe for women who are not pregnant, but it can cause serious adverse effects in women who become pregnant […]

  If someone has taken Byetta and cancer has affected their life, they may decide to contact a qualified drug injury attorney. The medication is commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, and it has been very successful when used as part of a treatment plan. However, it has also been shown to cause thyroid […]

In recent years, the DaVinci robotic surgery system has become more popular in hospitals around the world. This machine consists of several articulating arms that can hold medical tools and an on-board camera. The operating doctor looks through a viewfinder attached to a control console in the operating room. From this interface, he is able […]

The potential for an ammonia plant explosion is present in any industry utilizing the chemical during their production process. From the manufacturing of medical products to fertilizer and other agricultural materials, the harmful agent is frequently utilized throughout the country. More than 80% of the 100 million metric tons produced is within the agriculture and […]

  In recent years, children’s birthday parties ballooned into themed events and very pricey productions.  Injuries related to bounce houses continue to soar nationwide.  According to a Houston Chronicle analysis of state records, at least 170 of these bounce house businesses advertise their service in the Houston region, but only 30 are actually licensed with […]

Immediate medical attention is key to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome treatment. The illness is most often caused by an allergic reaction to a medication and can be deadly at worst, excruciatingly painful at best. The illness has been linked to various over-the-counter and prescription drugs such as anti-gout medications, penicillin, anticonvulsants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. While medical […]

People who suffer from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome are often the victims of medical negligence, even though SJS causes are only somewhat understood. This condition can be fatal and usually leaves the patient with permanent complications, including blindness or widespread scarring. The underlying cause is an immune system disorder, but the disease only presents itself in the […]

If injured from faulty equipment or a defective good, one may consider filing a product liability lawsuit.  This area of law in the US is fairly complex, as each state has its own different rules.  In addition, it is usually a difficult task to track down who in particular is responsible for the oversight. Thus, […]

Swimming pool accident statistics illustrate the numerous dangers in and around these residential and public water features. The consequences can be serious and potentially fatal when not utilized and supervised with the utmost safety measures in place. According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, there are roughly 9 drowning related deaths in the […]