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Safe Biking & Driving Practices

Safe Biking

Biking is a popular activity in many areas, especially the Kansas City area. More and more people are riding bikes rather than driving as well as for exercise or just the sheer enjoyment.

From 2000 to 2012 there was a 64% increase in cyclists traveling to work, according to the NHTSA.

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Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

Share Road with Motorcycles

Warmer weather is always a draw for those who love to ride motorcycles. And, of course, driving a car and driving a motorcycle requires different skills and knowledge. As a driver, what do you need to know about sharing the road with motorcyclists?

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Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Hip Implant Case

Zimmer hip implant case

In a March 31, 2017 ruling, Zimmer was ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design.”

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Motor Vehicle Accidents: The Statistics

Motor vehicle accident

In 2016, 3.2 trillion miles were driven on U.S. roads. Is it any wonder that, on average, each year there are 6,000,000 motor vehicle accidents occurring?

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Lawsuit Update: Proton Pump Inhibitor Heartburn Meds, Kidney Damage

Kidney Disease and PPIs

A growing number of Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of PPI medications. Plaintiffs allege that as a result of taking a PPI for gastric acid-related conditions, they have been diagnosed with kidney injuries including Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN), chronic kidney disease and renal failure.

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Xarelto Lawsuit Update: First Bellwether Trial to Begin in April

Xarelto Lawsuit Update

Originally scheduled to start in February, the first Bellwether trial for the blood thinner, Xarelto, will now begin on April 24, 2017 in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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FDA 501(k) – aka, Substantially Equivalent

FDA Pre-market approval

Products such as new drugs and complex medical devices must be proven safe and effective before companies can put them on the market.

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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Tractor spraying herbicide

In October 2016, a panel of federal judges created MDL No. 2741 to centralize dozens of Roundup lawsuits in one federal court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Vince Chhabria.

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FDA Class I Recall: Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant

Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Shoulder Replacement

February 15, 2017, the FDA announced a Class I recall of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder implant because these devices are fracturing at a higher rate than stated in the labeling. If this occurs, patients may need a revision surgery to remove or replace the device.

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What are Soft Tissue Injuries?

Soft tissue injury

Soft tissue injuries are one of the more common types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. They can also be one of the hardest types of injuries to prove, too.

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