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How can patients learn about new medications they take?

Consumers today are more informed than ever about the potential risks associated with a variety of products. Medication typically tops the list of products about which the public has expressed concern. While people understand that drugs are necessary to treat medical conditions, they worry about suffering harm caused by faulty medication. Doctors often prescribe several […]

Defective medical devices: Stay hopeful in the face of adversity

The task feels enormous and overwhelming: Making large and successful medical device manufacturers pay for harm to patients. These companies have access to a well-padded budget and to big name attorneys. How could ordinary Tennessee residents beat these odds and emerge from a lawsuit successfully? We understand these and other issues surrounding lawsuits centered on […]

What is the reporting procedure for defective medical devices?

The research and development teams involved in the creation of medical devices put a great amount of work into each project. In turn, it is safe to assume that the manufacturers of these products attempt to ensure they are safe for patient use. Unfortunately, defective medical devices can pass the development and testing phase and […]

Information about the valsartan blood pressure drug recall

You may have heard by now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the voluntary recall of defective drugs containing an active ingredient called valsartan. These medicines were recalled because some of the drugs contain – or may contain – N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which could pose a cancer risk to patients. Medications that control […]

Identifying a medical device defect

Physicians and their patients trust medical devices to aid in treating or fixing certain ailments or injuries. When those devices have defects, they can cause additional harm. Thankfully, it is possible to seek reparations with a medical device claim. One of the key aspects to winning such claims is to show the defective nature of […]

Determining the viability of a medical malpractice claim

There are many great physicians who work diligently and intentionally to provide the best care to their patients. However, there are also those who cause undue suffering due to neglect. Thankfully, those patients and their families may seek reparations if they can successfully prove their cases. There are a few important factors in determining if […]

3 ways health care can harm you instead of help you

When you see your doctor or go to the hospital, you expect a certain standard of care. The basic purpose of the health care system is to safeguard your health and save your life. Unfortunately, this is not how things always happen. Some of it is due to natural consequences. Not all diseases are treatable, […]

The Purdue Pharma lawsuit and undisclosed information

Opioids are much in the news these days, and one of those is a bestseller called OxyContin, a painkiller that pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma LP manufactures and sells. The state of Kentucky brought a civil suit against the company. Here are the reasons behind the court action and how the parties eventually settled the case. […]

How to know if your medical device is defective

Your medical device, whether a hip replacement or IUD, should help you, not harm you. Yet every year, the number of major adverse complications from medical devices continues to rise, notes The Expert Institute. These consequences include hospitalization, disability and death. You may think that with such serious side effects, it would be easy to […]

Signs your pacemaker is not working properly

Having a pacemaker inserted into your chest cavity is a very stressful time in life. It can happen to just about anyone no matter their age or level of health. It is scary because it means the device is needed to maintain the way your heart pumps. It’s quite possible that the pacemaker can fail, […]

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