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Your Legal Remedies for Defective Hip Replacements

Advanced medical technology has made once-rare surgeries like hip replacements commonplace today. While most patients enjoy an improved quality of life, those with defective implants have found their health declines greatly. Some of the most commonly used hip replacements contain a metal that deteriorates, causing metallosis — the deposit of debris in soft tissues around… Read More »

Lawsuits in Gear Over Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

If you or a loved one has been taking the weight-loss drug Belviq or Belviq XR, you may already know that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has requested it be taken off the market due to an increased cancer risk. The FDA is recommending that patients immediately stop taking Belviq and call their doctors… Read More »

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in… Read More »

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation… Read More »

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic… Read More »

Cancer Risk Gives Zantac Users Reason for Heartburn

The medication ranitidine has been on the market since 1981 and has been heavily advertised under its most popular brand name, Zantac. It is available over the counter to treat mild cases of heartburn and may also be prescribed by doctors in stronger doses to treat ulcers. But recent news suggests that the cure might… Read More »

Recall Spurs Lawsuits by Valsartan Users at Risk of Cancer

Valsartan, which came on the market in 1996, is a drug used by millions of people to treat high blood pressure. But starting in 2018, the FDA began ordering recalls of several generic versions after discovering that they included chemicals found to be potential causes of digestive-tract cancer and liver damage if consumed in large… Read More »

How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Proved in a Personal Injury Case?

People who suffer injury because of another party’s negligent or purposeful actions can usually recover money damages for their medical expenses, lost wages and other provable economic losses. More challenging is putting a dollar value on the pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life or other intangible injuries you experienced or will… Read More »

After Three Huge Losses, Roundup Weed Killer Manufacturer Poised to Settle Mass Torts Case

If you have used the popular weed killer Roundup, you may well have put yourself in serious danger of contracting cancer. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to various types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia. Thousands of cancer victims have filed suit, and… Read More »