Paragard IUD Breakage: 3,200+ Reports

Paragard IUD Breakage: 3,200+ Reports

Paragard, a popular intrauterine birth control device used by thousands of women, is prone to breakage and fracturing, which can lead to serious complications. And, there is evidence that the maker, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been aware of this issue since at least 2013.

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Impaired Driving: The Sobering Facts

Impaired Driving: The Sobering Facts

Impaired Driving

There is no question that impaired driving is a serious safety risk on our roads. Consuming any substance, whether it is alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs, has an impact on your driving skills. It slows your coordination, judgment, and reaction times makes drivers more aggressive and reckless, and leads to extreme drowsiness, all of which puts everyone on the road in harm’s way.

Bottom line, the decision to drive while impaired is truly one of gross negligence.

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Philips Respironics Recalls Millions of CPAP, Breathing Machines

Philips Respironics Recalls Millions of CPAP, Breathing Machines

One in 15 adults in the United States – roughly 18 million people – suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. One of the most common treatments is using a CPAP machine which keeps the airway open with a gentle, constant stream of pressurized air. However, in June, millions of CPAP and other breathing devices made by Philips Respironics were recalled due to possible health risks and potential dangerous sound abatement foam.

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Franciskato Receives AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award

Franciskato Receives AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award

Brian Franciskato, Nash & Franciskato, Law Firm, Kansas City Law Firm, Nash & Franciskato, AAJ, American Association of Justice,

Distinguished Service Award

Nash & Franciskato Law Firm is proud to announce that partner, Brian Franciskato, received the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Justice’s (AAJ) Annual Convention in Las Vegas. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the AAJ’s Board of Governors who, during the past year, have been of special assistance to the President of the Association.

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Are Your Witnesses Credible?

Are Your Witnesses Credible?

Witnesses to a car accident are asked to provide a statement about what they saw before the accident occurred, as it was occurring, and after. These statements can help corroborate your claims and the supporting elements of causation and liability, helping you prove the other driver was at fault. However, if they are not seen as a credible witness, he or she may end up hurting your case rather than helping.

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How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

How to Report Nursing Home Abuse

In 2017, 1.2 million seniors needed nursing home care; by 2030, that number is expected to grow to 1.9 million. And, according to some estimates, nearly 1 in 10 adults aged 65+ suffer from at least one type of abuse each year; however, with only 1 in 24 cases of nursing home abuse reported and elder abuse reported, this is likely to be an underestimation.

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Paraquat Herbicide Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Paraquat Herbicide Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

As of June 28, 2021, there were 90 paraquat herbicide lawsuits that had been filed across the country with claims related to exposure to paraquat.

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Reduce Cell Phone Use While Driving

Reduce Cell Phone Use While Driving

Cell phones have become our go-to device while in the car. We use them to get directions, play audio, connect with others and get information. They can also be your most important device in an emergency, too. However, using a cell phone while driving takes your eyes off the road. Minimize any unnecessary usage and use your phone as safely as possible.

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Preventing Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care Facilities

Preventing Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care Facilities

There are approximately 52 million people in the U.S. over the age of 65 and that number is expected to increase to 95 million by 2060. As Americans live longer, the need for long-term care living facilities grows.  Unfortunately, elder abuse occurs in these types of facilities so family members and their elderly loved one need to know what to do to prevent elder abuse.

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Driving Safely as You Age

Driving Safely as You Age

One of the things that helps you retain a feeling of independence as you age is the ability to drive a car. However, driving can be challenging for older adults. You may notice physical changes that may make doing certain actions harder, your mental reactions a little slower or loss of vision or hearing.

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