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Factors to Consider when Hiring a Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Attorney

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm
Mesothelioma cases are complex from both a medial and legal standpoint. Many of the complexities arise from the fact that multiple asbestos manufacturers are often involved, and exposure often occurred decades before the onset of symptoms. The legal process requires thorough investigation in order to obtain justice and compensation in a timely fashion. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can identify all...
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How do Airbag Injuries Occur?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 10, 2016 at 11:30 am
Airbags save countless lives every year, as they protect drivers and passengers from striking the interior of the vehicle in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, the defective design and/or manufacture of an airbag can do much more harm than good in some situations. An airbag is essentially a deflated balloon that rapidly inflates via a deceleration sensor in the...
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The Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 8, 2016 at 11:30 am
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that involves the gradual loss of kidney function. Many kidney specialists use a system involving stages to describe patients’ symptoms as the disease progresses, according to the National Kidney Center. Stage 1 90% Kidney Function Most people do not know they have stage 1 CKD, as they may not experience any symptoms....
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What Does a Concussion Look Like?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm
A person can sustain a concussion any time he or she suffers a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that results in a quick movement of the head. It’s important that coaches and teammates look out for these injuries and any signs of a concussion that may subsequently occur. A player who sustains a concussion may appear...
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Power Morcellator Litigation: A Closer Look at Putting Women at Risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 1, 2016 at 11:30 am
46. The number of cases currently pending in In re Ethicon, Inc. Powel Morcellator Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2652) pending in the District of Kansas (D. Kan. No. 15-md-2652-KHV). 1 in 352. 1 in 368. 1 in 278. These figures represent estimates of the number of women who are at risk of having a deadly cancer spread when undergoing routine...
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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Adverse Effects, May be Overprescribed

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm
More than 15 million Americans used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium in 2013 to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, and other stomach acid-related issues. However, a serious and life-threatening side effect was recently associated with PPIs, which are among the most commonly used drugs in the world. An analysis of medical records from more...
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Chronic Kidney Disease and Acid Reflux Medication

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Chronic kidney disease is a condition that worsens over the course of months or years as a person’s kidneys lose their ability to function properly. People with chronic kidney disease may not have noticeable symptoms until kidney function has greatly declined, according to an article by Medline Plus. Symptoms of advanced kidney damage may include: Bone pain Changes in skin...
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Use of Popular Stomach Acid Drugs Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 22, 2016 at 10:30 am
A widely used class of stomach acid drugs called “Proton pump inhibitors” (PPIs) have been associated with an increased risk for chronic kidney disease, according to two population-based analyses published in JAMA Internal Medicine in January 2016. An estimated 15 million Americans take PPI drugs, which reduce the production of acid made by the stomach glands. These drugs are typically...
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The Potentially Deadly Effects of Second Impact Syndrome

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 21, 2016 at 11:27 am
Second impact syndrome is a rare but potentially fatal condition that can result after a second concussion occurs while the brain is still healing from a previous concussion. Second impact syndrome involves brain swelling and bleeding that leads to permanent brain damage or death. It can occur up to several weeks after a concussion diagnosis, according to an article by...
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Do Warning Labels Protect Kids From Unsafe Toys?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 15, 2016 at 11:55 am
You stand in the toy store, shopping for a toddler. A toy label reads: Intended for Children Over Three Years of Age. It’s easy to assume the label means some children younger than three may lack the dexterity or intellectual development to use the toy. Unfortunately, consumers who have been misled in this way could be put in a devastating...
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4 Ways Parents Can Protect Little Ones From Unsafe Toys

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm
When a toy has undetected dangers, a child can sustain a serious injury in seconds. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has estimated that more than 250,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency departments and 11 deaths occurred because of dangerous toys in 2014. Below are a few tips to identify possible dangers before giving a toy...
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Recognizing Unsafe Toys Before They Hurt Your Child

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Not all toy-related dangers are immediately clear, but certain characteristics can indicate hazards to young children. Below are a few factors to consider when shopping for new toys. Toys that look good to eat: Some toys are meant to look, smell or taste like food, which can invite a child to put the toy in his or her mouth. Toys...
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