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Tips for Teen Drivers: Staying Safe on the Road

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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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Bair Hugger Potential Cause of Joint Replacement Infections

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Joint replacement infections can develop while you’re still in the hospital or after you go home. There are many complaints from patients alleging their infections were caused during the actual joint replacement surgery itself when a forced-air warming unit commonly used by hospitals called the Bair Hugger was used.

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Have You Suffered an Infection after a Joint Replacement?

Joint Replacement Infection in hip

Two of the most commonly performed surgeries are knee and hip replacements, helping to relieve pain and enabling you to lead a much more active life.

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Jury Finds Against Johnson & Johnson in Pinnacle Hip Trial Awarding Almost $500 Million

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March 17, 2016, A federal jury in Dallas awarded a $497.6 million verdict to five people over the defective Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Johnson & Johnson.

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Two Common Car Accident Injuries

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Car accidents are a time of extreme emotion and oftentimes chaotic activity. You are talking with emergency responders and police, witnesses and other occupants of your vehicle, and more. It can take time for both your body and your mind to process what has happened, which may mean that all of your injuries are not immediately apparent.

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