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IVC Filter Lawsuit Update

IVC Filter

A little more than a year ago, NBC News aired a 2-part series investigating the safety of IVC filters, alleging that some have high failure and breakage rates causing devastating results.

IVC filters are a small, cage-like device implanted in patients who have an increased risk of developing blood clots and cannot be successfully treated by other methods, such as blood thinners. Unfortunately, these devices have been linked to complications such as migration and perforation of other organs.

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Fire Prevention & Safety

Fire Prevention Safety smoke detector

As the weather starts to cool down and the fall/winter holidays approach, we’re turning off air conditioners and starting to think about turning on heaters, whether that is the home heating unit, some sort of portable device or a wood-burning or gas fireplace.

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Abilify Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Bottle of Abilify

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate all pending Abilify cases against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. This decision will centralize all cases filed in the federal court system before one judge, the Honorable M. Casey Rodgers in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

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Hazard Alert: Stryker Hip Implant LFIT V40 Metal Heads – Taper Lock Failure

Accolade TMZF femoral System

On September 27, 2016, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, in consultation with Stryker Orthopaedics, issued a hazard alert for a specific range of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads.

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Prevent Fall-related Injuries Among Older Adults

prevent fall related injuries among older adults

The first day of fall this year, September 22, 2016, is the Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), this event is designed to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

Did you know that 1 in 3 older Americans fall every year? Click To Tweet

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National Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Seat

Car accidents are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years of age. However, many serious injuries and fatalities can be prevented by simply using car seats, boosters and seat belts. September 18 – 24, 2016 is National Child Passenger Safety week to help generate awareness about child car safety.

Every 33 seconds one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Click To Tweet

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Sports-related Concussions in School

sports-related concussion in soccer

Sports are great for our children. They teach values, discipline, teamwork, achievement and even how to handle disappointment. However, as parents, coaches and school officials, we need to educate ourselves on how to prevent sports-related head injuries, such as concussions, and to recognize the signs and symptoms.

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What is a Concussion?

Concussion Head Injury

A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way it normally works and is typically caused by some trauma either directly or indirectly to the brain.

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Product Liability Claims: What you Should Know

product liability

In the Kansas City area and across the nation, defective and dangerous products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year. Unfortunately, many products go to market that are defective and ultimately cause serious injuries.

When serious injuries are caused by supposedly safe products, what do you do?

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Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney? Questions You Should Ask.

Hiring personal injury attorney

Have you suffered a serious personal injury or wrongful death? Are you in need of a personal injury attorney?

In the Kansas City area, you literally have hundreds of personal injury lawyers to choose from. How do you know who is right for you?

Use these questions to help you in your search.

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