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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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Does Abilify Affect Your Impulse Control?

Abilify gambling addiction

Is it true that Abilify, one of the top-selling prescription drugs in the United States, may lead to impulse-control disorders? According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration a link does exist.

On May 3, 2016, the FDA issued a warning that the drug Abilify has been linked to side effects such as pathological gambling, binge eating and hyper-sexuality.

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Nexium, Prilosec & Prevacid May Cause Severe Kidney Problems



One of the kidney problems caused by Proton Pump Inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid may be Acute Interstitial Nephritis. Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) is characterized by inflammatory cells infiltrating the interstitium of the kidney and may lead to acute kidney failure. Delays in diagnosis and persistent use of the drug causing AIN (such as Nexium, Prilosec, or Prevacid), can cause Chronic Kidney Failure.

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IVC Filter Lawsuit Update: C.R. Bard and Cook Medical

IVC Filter

IVC filters are retrievable devices implanted into the inferior vena cava in order to catch blood clots before they can travel to the lungs and become a pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, these devices can potentially break into pieces, causing life-threatening complications that can result in strokes, embolisms and death.

To date, several hundred lawsuits have been filed regarding IVC Filters. If you or a family member have suffered adverse effects from a failed IVC filter, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the lawyers at Nash & Franciskato to help answer your questions.

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Tips for Parents with Teen Drivers

Teen Driver with License

Having a driver’s license opens up a whole new world of responsibilities for a teenage driver. Parents and other adults in a teen’s life can be a role model, teaching them to be safe, responsible drivers.

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