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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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Tips for Teen Drivers: Staying Safe on the Road

Teen driver

With school being out, more teens are on our busy Kansas City roads, some of whom are fairly new drivers. June is National Safety Month and we want to share some safe driving practices with those teenage drivers.

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

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This week from May 15th to the 21st is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. And, now that the warmer weather is here, many dogs are out and about in our neighborhoods and communities. Here in Lee’s Summit, we have two dog parks as well.

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Woman Awarded $55 Million in Talc-Powder Cancer Trial Against J&J

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A 62-year old woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for feminine hygiene claimed these products caused her to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in St. Louis, after deliberating a day, returned with a verdict in her favor, awarding her $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.

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High Failure Rate for Zimmer Biomet M2a 38mm Hip Implants

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Medical device manufacturer Zimmer Biomet has issued a voluntary field safety corrective action for its M2a 38mm metal-on-metal hips warning European surgeons of problems with the device. Even though there are thousands of patients in the US with the same device, no such warnings have been issued here.

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Is that “Purple Pill” Increasing Your Risk of Kidney Disease?

Nexium causing kidney disease?

Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec, some of the most prescribed medicines in the world, may increase your risk for kidney disease.


If you’ve suffered kidney damage while taking one of these drugs, contact us.

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Randy W. James Joins Nash & Franciskato

We are pleased to announce that Randy W. James has joined our team as Of Counsel.

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