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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Must Warn Doctors and Patients of Their Products’ Risks

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm
By: Gregory Spizer Prescription medications and medical devices have saved, prolonged and/or improved lives.  In many instances, these products have been of great benefit to millions.  However, all of these products also have side effects which can be fatal or disabling.  For this reason, the law requires that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers warn doctors and patients of their products’...
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It’s Flu Season Get Your Vaccine! But Be Aware: You Are Entitled to Compensation if You Have Bad Reaction

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm
By: Larry Cohan The simple realty is, everyone needs to get their vaccines. Unfortunately, a small percentage of vaccine recipients will suffer a reaction—sometimes disabling or even fatal. In 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Vaccine Act) created the VICP to ensure production of an adequate number of vaccines, stabilization of vaccine costs, and creation of a...
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Does Your Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 3, 2016 at 11:41 am
According to recent reports, women are increasingly limiting their use of talcum powder products such as Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower after a connection was found between the products and ovarian cancer.  An increasing number of women are pursuing legal action against the manufacturers. Research dating back to 1971 found traces of talc in ovarian and...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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Victims of Defective Products Deserve Justice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
When it comes to defective products and manufacturing defects, it doesn’t matter whether it’s something as big as a truck or as small as a child’s toy, the manufacturer should be held accountable. Unfortunately, a lot of people who have been harmed by defective products are under the impression that only expensive, non-performing products can form the basis of a...
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Risk Factors and Medical Negligence that Can Cause Macrosomic Complications

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm
Macrosomic babies, or babies that are “large for gestational age,” have a birth weight of over 4,000 grams (8 lb 13 oz). Approximately nine percent of babies are born macrosomic. Macrosomia can lead to severe complications during pregnancy including shoulder dystocia and ensuing brachial plexus injuries, oxygen deprivation and brain damage, lacerations of the birth canal, uterine rupture, and urinary...
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Transverse Myelitis: A Rare but Serious Vaccine Injury

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 2, 2016 at 11:33 am
Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord. People with the condition can suffer lifelong, debilitating and complications. As a rare vaccine side effect, transverse myelitis develops unexpectedly, often beginning as an onset of lower back pain or muscle weakness. Symptoms can quickly progress to paralysis, urinary retention and loss of bowel control. It’s rare...
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5 Things to Know About Working with A Vaccine Lawyer and VICP Claims

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 31, 2016 at 11:30 am
Vaccinations save lives and prevent dangerous diseases, but children and adults can suffer severe and permanent adverse reactions in very rare cases. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about working with a vaccine lawyer, obtaining compensation for injuries, and more. How do I receive compensation for an adverse vaccine reaction? The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is...
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8 Rare but Severe Vaccine Injuries and Reactions

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
If you developed an adverse reaction to a vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation that the government has set aside specifically for rare but severe vaccine injuries. Below are some of the rare reactions adults and children have developed after receiving a vaccination. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a neurological disorder that causes a sudden inflammatory attack on the...
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35 to 40 Million More Defective Airbags to be Recalled

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expanding and accelerating the Takata air bag inflator recall. The expansion means that all Takata ammonium nitrate-based propellant frontal air bag inflators without a chemical drying agent will be recalled. Was your vehicle recalled? Ruptures of the Takata inflators have been tied to ten deaths and more than 100 injuries in the...
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Surgical Instruments Left Inside Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 2, 2016 at 11:30 am
The scenario seems like one from a horror movie: a patient does not feel right after surgery; months or years later, a medical emergency leads doctors to find a foreign item – now infected and surrounded by scar tissue – had been left inside the patient’s body. The situation becomes life-threatening. Tragically, these surgical “never events” have happened to at...
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Anapol Weiss Vaccine Injury Lawyers Negotiate $2.05 Million for Victim

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Vaccine injury lawyers Larry Cohan and David Carney successfully negotiated $2.05 million in compensation on behalf of a man who suffered a rare and debilitating reaction to a flu vaccine. Anapol Weiss Attorneys Larry Cohan and David Carney Cohan and Carney's client was a healthy and hardworking man who bred and trained horses with his wife until a rare vaccine reaction...
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