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Are Morcellators Safe for Laparoscopic Surgery?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Personal Injury, Product Lawsuits | 0 comments

Laparoscopic surgical procedures have been garnering attention and favor from patients everywhere, if the option is available to them. It is thanks to the modern innovation of technological advancements that allow for these procedures to be possible. Laparoscopic surgical procedures are, by nature, simpler and more effective than regular surgery. It allows a more precise handling of delicate tissue and muscle. As a result, the patient thereby does not need as long a time to recovery from surgery and will not suffer from as much discomfort, as is the usual with more traditional surgeries. The minimal intrusion also allows for there to be reduced scarring as most laparoscopic procedures only require about a 0.5 to 1.5 millimeter incisions.

One of the most popular devices used for these procedures are morcellators. Now, morcellators are small, cylindrical tubes that are inserted into the body with a sharp claw at the end. The claw attaches itself to the noncancerous growth and suctions it out of the body, piece by piece. The design allows for there to be precision in the removal of the noncancerous growths and since its induction, it has been stated that there have been at least 50,000 procedures involving a morcellator every single year and its most popular patients are women who need to go through a hysterectomy or the removal of the womb through surgery.

However, there have been claims through several people who have filed a morcellator lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, stating that use of the morcellation devices were the cause of their acquiring endometrial cancer. These are very serious claims and were well founded enough that the manufacturer actually called for a recall of their three morcellators (Gynecare Morcellex, Gynecare X-Tract, and Morcellex Sigma) in 2014.

If you or someone you know has developed endometrial cancer – cancer that begins in the inner lining of the womb, or the endometrium – it is recommended that legal help and representation are called into the case so that the patient may be given the best care and help possible throughout this horrible ordeal.

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What Is So Dangerous About Monsanto PCBs?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Personal Injury, Product Lawsuits | 0 comments

Polychlorinated biphenyls, otherwise known as PCBs, have been a huge problem that people though had been eradicated in the late 1970s. This could not be any more wrong – but what is the big deal about PCBs, you may be asking. Plenty is the answer – especially to those people who may be unwittingly living in the most polluted areas in the United States.

There have been studies that have linked exposure to PCBs with a kind of cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This is a disease that first starts with lymphocytes, parts of the body that are found in a person’s immune system. A study from the Environmental Protection Agency involving Rhesus monkeys (a species of primates that have DNA compatible to that of a homo sapien by 93%) proved that exposure to the substance can cause significant physical repercussions such as the drastic shrinking of the thymus gland. The thymus gland is responsible for the stimulation and development of hormones called Thymosin which act as internal combatants. There has been some evidence that PCBs can also cause reproductive or neurological defects in people.

There has been substantial evidence that states that the Monsanto Company is almost solely responsible for the presence of PCBs in the United States of America, with a whopping 99% responsibility. They have been in operation since the 1930s – though some claims state that they had been operating under a different name since the early 1900s – and a note found from within the company brings to light that they have known the hazardous effects of their products since the 1960s, long before Congress issued the ban in 1979.

It is the year 2015 and the effects of Monsanto PCBs are still widely felt, especially in the areas with bodies of water that were frequently used as disposal areas. Not only is the marine life as well as the sediments found in the seafloor affected but the people who reside in that area are also exposed to the substance, sometimes ignorant to their being exposed until it is too late.

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Social Security Disability: Some Terrible, Horrible, Absolutely No Good Days

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Disability | 0 comments

Some days, it is tempting to wish that everyday could just be normal. When everyday could simply be a day when nothing particularly life-altering happens, there can be some kind of peace. There is serenity that can be found in routine – and all of that can evolve to stress, bitterness, and grief in a matter of moments due to personal injury.

Such is the case of those who fall into the terrible fate of personal injury. According to the website of Ritter & Associates, the injury sustained can long extend to not just the physical pain of the victim but also touch many other aspects of that person’s life such as their capability to do their profession or psychological trauma or condition that is a direct result from a devastating accident. This can amount to large sums of money in order to pay for medical bills but there is also the professional loss wages to think about. Some injuries can even result into permanent disabilities.

The website of the Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyers at the Hankey Law Office, P.C. says that the process into acquiring Social Security disability benefits is an arduous task that involves quite a lot of complicated and stressful preparation. Following such a devastating event, it is perfectly reasonable to be dismayed by the prospect of all these things to take care of, on top of everything else that must be done following an illness or injury acquired through the workplace. Some days, it really can be tempting to wish it were just any other day because some days, the burden is too much.

That is why it is of the utmost importance that if you or someone you know is having to go through something like this, a legal dilemma that involves many complicated procedures such as that of applying for social security disability benefits, it is recommended that the legal service acquired is one of which that is professional, specialized, resourceful, and competent in order for your case to be properly represented and for you to receive only the very best compensation package available to you.

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What Can You Do After a Personal Injury?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

“The needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few,” so the saying goes. That is why there are laws that protect people from the injustice that larger companies can be more than capable of, due to the abundance of resources. However, it is the responsibility of legal professionals to advocate for restitution for “the many” for the few larger brands and names should be held responsible for negligence, if they are.

Any accident can cause serious repercussions to the patient. Some may be quite obvious – like if the injuries sustained are physically observable (e.g. broken bones, disfigurement, deformation), but this is not often the case (e.g. psychological trauma or neurological damage) – ergo requiring expert medical help. The wronged party is eligible to file for personal injury claims should there be evidence that there is a guilty party involved that caused the accident.

As per the definition provided through the website of the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., there are many different subsets under personal injury. That makes it all the more difficult as there are many subtle intricacies that can further complicate the case in a court of law. That is why, if you or someone you know should ever find yourself in a situation like this (or are already currently in a similar circumstance), it is imperative that you find a legal team that specializes in this very particular branch of law.

Not only do they have the technical knowhow for this kind of legal work but they also have the resources in order to make sure that you are given only the best medical care, as they are familiar with the kind of procedures that you will need, based on the accident that had resulted into injury. Due to their familiarization with the law and the proceedings, they a Tennessee personal injury lawyer is lkely to be more capable of securing a more sound and just compensation package for the victim of the accident.

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Pride and Prejudice and Criminal Defense

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Criminal Law | 0 comments

No one is above and beyond the law. This is a sentiment that is universally acknowledged. However, there are some prejudices present – and have been present for as long as civilization has existed – that often either sway or influence the law, thereby jeopardizing the justice that the law is meant to uphold. This is the case for particular members of society who are given quite a bit more special attention. Take, for example, the case of military personnel who are charged with a criminal offense.

According to the website of the Flaherty Defense Firm, men and women who hold military positions are held at a much higher standard than those who are civilians. Any legal discredit could result into their termination from service. The website of the Law Offices of Richard A. Portale, P.C. says that being put on trial for a criminal charge can be one of the most stressful things that anyone would have to deal with, let alone if the case were to be held under public scrutiny. This situation is unfortunately common to men and women in uniform, especially by advocates of certain political parties. Sometimes, the cases stop being a procedure of justice but rather, become a longwinded argument about an abstract picture instead of the concrete needs of the wronged party.

Criminal laws can sometimes differ from state to state, even. The circumstances of which the defendant is accused, depending on where it happened and to the law that the court in charge of the state law will decide, which is why specialized legal help can be extremely beneficial to the case. So say that yours is a case that falls in the region of responsibility of New York, then a Westchester criminal defense lawyer could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

If you or someone you know is in a situation much like the one stated above, it is recommended that legal services are acquired immediately.

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The Truth about Transvaginal Mesh

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Product Lawsuits | 0 comments

There are two common reasons as to why women would elect to undergo a procedure involving transvaginal mesh. One reason is due to Pelvic Organ Prolapse, otherwise known as simply POP.

This is a fairly normal occurrence with women who have just given birth as the muscles and walls around the vagina are often made weak or stretched due to the pregnancy. Sometimes, this condition can get better with time and some rest. However, should the case prove to be more severe and cause the POP (which could have very severe side effects) to worsen, causing need for transvaginal mesh. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, the procedure itself, designed originally for treating hernia and was successful, has been gaining negative feedback from physicians and patients, saying it is not just ineffectual but also possibly even more detrimental to the woman’s health.

The side effects of transvaginal mesh-induced POP include the constant feeling of pain, especially while urinating or during sexual intercourse. It also severely affects movement due to the feeling of having something falling out of you all the time, as well as affecting your bowels.

Should a situation of this nature occur to you or to someone you know, just any lawyer won’t cut it. The side effects and consequences of transvaginal mesh could include spousal consortium, loss of quality of life, or even additional medical expenses that equate to loss of income. This means that you need not only specialized lawyers who know the ins and outs of this kind of lawsuit but also know the best kind of medical care and procedures that are necessary in order to treat your condition and the negative consequences that the insertion of the transvaginal mesh could have birthed.

It can be one of the most stressful things to deal with – the aftermath of a surgery gone wrong. The stress and burden can encompass financially, psychologically, and mentally – adding to the already painful physical injury.

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Consequences of Construction Accidents

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Construction Injuries | 0 comments

Doing anything in this day and age – even a seemingly menial thing such as crossing the road – can be a risk, prompting the need for there to be security precautions for even those little things. Imagine then the kind of procedures that something as high risk as a construction site would entail. That is why, in such populated metropolitan areas – such as that of New York, there are special permits as well as requirements for the workers that need to be met to a certain standard in order for the order to be approved as safe for everyone involved.

According to the website of Hach & Rose, LLP, as stated in their website, sometimes most construction workers only receive workers’ compensation benefits, in the event of an accident. However, there are certain more benefits that are rightfully due to injured workers of construction sites, per the mandate of the state law. After all, the injury sustained needs to be avenged with competent legal assistance.

There are many little bits and bobs that can alter any case of this nature entirely. The scales could be tipped in anyone’s favor with the smallest discrepancy, which is why it is of the utmost importance to contact legal assistance immediately. A lawyer or a legal team that specializes in cases of a similar nature will not only have the sufficient knowledge in order to properly represent a case of this nature but also ensure the client of only the most recommended physicians so that the victim can receive only the very best medical treatments and procedures.

If you or someone you know is currently in a situation quite like the one depicted above, it is quite important for action to be taken immediately in order for there to be the best possible chance of a fair, smooth, and just trial for all parties involved.

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The Downs of a Divorce

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Family Law | 0 comments

Marriage can be difficult and often enough, it is riddled with compromise. However, sometimes, there are differences that are simply irreconcilable and there is more harm done in being married than there is with a divorce. The thing about divorce though is that it can get quite messy for not just the couple involved but also the rest of the family.

It might be a bit easier if the couple in question was on agreeable terms and settled things in a fairly civil fashion, but more often than not, this is simply not the case. Personal cases of this caliber are emotionally charged – filled with “I’m right” and “No, I’m right” arguments – and these can cause more trouble, should the case be prolonged or should there be anything about the divorce agreement that any of the parties contest to. This includes child custody and support, if the couple in question has a child. And that it gets quite a bit trickier following that.

According to the website of Denton divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates that whatever the disagreements of the parents in question, it is the welfare of the children that must be prioritized, and from then on, it only gets trickier. There are many subtle intricacies with divorce cases that could make the procedure quite a bit more stressful. These circumstances are unavoidable, which is why it is recommended that you hire a competent lawyer that specializes in the proceedings of divorce law from the get go.

A specialist will not only make the procedure go that much smoother, but you can be ensured that you are being represented by an able professional who will be able to get you the most just deal possible out of this legal battle. It is never easy to deal with a divorce but for whatever reason that you are getting it, you deserve a fair and just case that benefits everyone involved equally.

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