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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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Concerns Over Health Risks from Proton Pump Inhibitors Persist

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 31, 2016 at 11:06 am
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner.  For some people that means cookouts, barbeques, spicy dips, and cocktails. And for sufferers of acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), that’s a holiday menu that’s sure to end with plenty of discomfort. That’s why so many with GERD have turned to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that treat acid...
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Anapol Weiss Shareholder Larry Coben Leading the Fight on Autonomous Vehicle Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 22, 2016 at 10:48 am
Anapol Weiss Shareholder Larry Coben says that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been "asleep at the wheel" when it comes to regulations concerning the safety of autonomous vehicles. "Without federal regulation, each state will chart its own course on driverless ­vehicles, crash-avoidance technology and the range of innovations already finding their way onto America's roads. The buffet of state laws...
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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Risk May Have Been Known to Manufacturer

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm
Taxotere Docetaxel is a popular chemotherapy drug manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis and approved by the FDA in 1996. Docetaxel interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells and is one of the most popularly used drugs to treat breast cancer but has also been used to treat lung, prostate, stomach and head/neck cancers. This medication is always administered intravenously. Although hair...
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Eight Attorneys at Anapol Weiss named 2017 Best Lawyers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 16, 2016 at 4:14 am
Anapol Weiss has announced today that eight of its attorneys have been rated by their peers as “The Best Lawyers in America” for exemplary work in their respective fields. A full list of Anapol Weiss attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers is located at the end of this release. “It’s a great honor to have eight of our lawyers recognized as ‘Best...
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The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: How It Works

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 5, 2016 at 9:35 am
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established in the 1980s as a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury petitions. The creation of the VICP was in response to a number of lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers, which threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates. That reduction, in turn, could have caused...
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Loosening Federal Regulations for Truck Drivers Carries Risk

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Driver fatigue is a major contributing factor to auto collisions involving trucks. Nearly 4,000 people die each year in truck accidents. Many of these are attributed to driver fatigue. Trucks, especially tractor trailers, are already more dangerous on the road because they are so much heavier than smaller vehicles and they have more blind spots. However, truck drivers also spend...
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Tesla Model S under Review for Possible Suspension Issue and “Troublesome Nondisclosure Agreement”

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm
Federal regulators are looking into a potential suspension defect in Tesla’s Model S sedan and whether the company asked customers to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding the issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reviewing reports of a potential suspension control arm defect in the Model S, which may cause drivers to lose steering control. The agency has...
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Federal Bill Updates Regulations on Chemicals in Everyday Products

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm
More than 80,000 chemicals are used today in the U.S. Unfortunately, not all of them have been adequately tested. As a result of these regulatory failures, consumers are exposed every day to chemicals that have the potential to cause cancer, birth defects, and other catastrophic problems. In an effort to better protect the public, Congress passed legislation this month that...
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Alzheimer’s Disease: One of Many Misdiagnosed Conditions

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm
The issue of misdiagnosis has been a hot topic in the news recently after musician and actor Kris Kristofferson was diagnosed at age 79 with untreated Lyme disease. His persistent memory problems had doctors believing for years that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which they had connected to the contact sports Kristofferson played in his younger years. Kristofferson’s wife...
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5 Questions to Help Your Family Avoid Nursing Home Negligence

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm
The decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is a difficult one, and families sometimes struggle to figure out where to start. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse statistics show that hundreds of thousands of seniors suffer from nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse every year. It is important to thoroughly vet a nursing home before choosing it....
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