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  • SJS: One Woman's Agony
    Jan-27-06 Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is an allergic reaction that can be caused by many prescribed and over-the-counter drugs, including the drug Bextra, manufactured by Pfizer. Many drugs causing the onset of SJS have only recently had warnings placed on their labels. Countless patients have unknowingly been prescribed and taken these drugs and many have develop...
  • Abortion Pill RU-486 has claimed Several Deaths - so far.
    Mar-28-06 So far, seven women have died after taking the abortion pill RU-486, also called Mifeprex or mifepristone, or the French abortion pill. If Channera Forrest knew of its potentially deadly side effects, she would never have taken RU-486. In July 2005, Chanera visited her local planned parenthood clinic and discussed with her doctor different options to termin...
  • Attorney C. Wes Pittman on Product Liability and Sexual Harassment in Florida Prisons
    Apr-1-08 Panama City, FL C. Wes Pittman is a founder and principal in Pittman and Parry, PA , a firm specializing in personal injury and consumer cases nationwide, although primarily in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. A 1976 graduate of the University of Florida's Frederick G. Levin College of Law, Pittman's practice covers a wide and varied range of cases—as we'l...
  • Insurance Companies Reluctant to Pay Claims
    Feb-20-06 Carey Johnson (not her real name--she requested anonymity due to an ongoing issue with her insurer) has been disabled since 1991. She has also been battling with her insurance company for the past 15 years for compensation that is due her. Carey never knows from one month to the next if her disability check will be in the mail. She suffers from [ fibromyal...
  • Attorney Charles W. Shipley Speaks on Messing with Farmers and the Environment
    Mar-25-08 Tulsa, OK LawyersandSettlements heard from Tulsa attorney Chuck Shipley recently when he alerted us to a recent $21 million class action verdict against OK Foods of Fort Smith, Arkansas on behalf of 300 chicken farmers. When we spoke to him, he was just back from a week off. We didn't need to ask many questions! LawyersandSettlements (LAS): Where have yo...
  • Salinas E.coli: How Many get Sick before Action is Taken?
    Oct-31-06 Hillsborough, CA It's ironic - what you think is good for you turns out to be the worst. How can so many people (over 200 so far, including three deaths) get sick before the cause is determined? Many food and health advocates say that the system isn't set up to protect the public: Barbara Rogers and Dinah Saunders agree. "I thought my daughter had the f...
  • Bayer Cropscience Faces More Lawsuits
    Sep-13-06 Little Rock, AR Bayer has been handed yet another lawsuit since the August 18th 2006, announcement by the U.S. Agriculture Department that LLRICE 601 , engineered by Bayer , had been found in long grain rice storage bins in Arkansas and Missouri. LLRICE601 has not been approved for human consumption. LLRICE 601 (also referred to as "Liberty Rice...
  • Lawyer Discusses Overtime in Food Distribution Industry
    Nov-30-07 Los Angeles, CA: Many employees are unaware that they are owed overtime compensation, or they don't know where to get help. Wage and hour attorney, Kim Anglin discusses overtime issues in the food distribution industry. "Route sales representatives are often misclassified as outside salespersons exempt from overtime wages by their employers," says Anglin...
  • The Dangers of Gentamycin
    Dec-18-05 Gentamycin or Gentamicin is an antibiotic used to combat infections. With extended use and high dosages, it can result in serious injuries and permanent damage. In some studies, the risk for hearing impairment of patients prescribed Gentamycin has been as high as 25 percent. It has been known to cause neurological damage to the inner ear that affects balanc...
  • Neurontin causes attempted suicide
    May-31-06 Two women, Julie Bryant and Stephanie Simpson, realize they are lucky to be alive today. Their stories are similar: both took Neurontin for pain, both wanted to commit suicide -- the mental anguish caused by this drug is overwhelming. Julie Bryant of Marin County, CA : "Two years ago I had extremely painful back injuries and a pain specialist prescribed...
  • Defective Product Caused Personal Injury
    Nov-16-06 Plainfield, CT In August 2006, a pulley system on Penny Lee Palazzo's bedroom window snapped, slamming down hard on her hand and crushing four fingers. Unfortunately for Penny (but the window manufacturer and its insurance company assumes fortunately) the window was built in 1979. "I put my head out the window to call my daughter into the house," says Pe...
  • General Motors: Manufacturing Defective Vehicles
    Jan-30-06 Susan Doyle and Jen are furious with General Motors. With good reason. Susan Doyle is from Brantford, Ontario. "The head gasket went in my Pontiac transport van and apparently it is a known problem with GM (due to the type of antifreeze GM used from 1996 to 2000) and my motor blew," says Doyle. Naturally, the warranty had expired. "We bought it in 2000, it...
  • From Executive to Laborer: No Woman is Immune from Sexual Harassment.
    Jan-25-06 Manhattan, NY Anucha Browne Sanders, a former New York Knicks executive, [ filed a lawsuit ] in federal court January 24, 2006. She accuses Isiah Thomas, the team's president, of sexual harassment and discrimination, saying he had made unwanted advances, cursed her and barred players from working with her on community events. In the lawsuit, Browne Sande...
  • J&J's Charite Spinal Disc Bonanza Short Lived
    Mar-10-07 Newport, RI The Charite artificial spinal disc was FDA approved in October 2004, as an alternative to spinal fusion surgery. But in reality, experts say, the superiority of the two procedures is limited to the cost. Charite disc replacement can run as high as $50,000, while spinal fusion surgery costs less than half that at roughly $23,000. The Charite...
  • FDA's Refusal to Approve New Cancer Vaccine - The Plot Thickens - Part I
    Nov-27-07 Washington, DC: Dying prostate cancer patients waiting for the approval of Provenge, a new life-extending cancer vaccine, are being held hostage by an FDA infested with industry insiders with enormous financial interests in what has become a multibillion dollar cancer treatment racket for drug companies, cancer researchers, and treatment providers alike. ...
  • New Yorkers Fired without Just Cause
    Jan-24-06 "It is common for new Yorkers to be fired and so far, there is not much recourse." - Mary Jeffords, Injured Workers of New York, Inc. According to Brian Colella, age 43, and former electrician at the New York City Fire Department Buildings Maintenance Division, he was fired after winning five different grievances for unpaid overtime...
  • Some Doctors should take Lasik 101
    Mar-8-06 "It's like taking a little blue pill where you wake up the next morning and everything will be OK; Lasik is sold to the public like that by some doctors and we are greatly misinformed," says Dean Kantis. Lasik - Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis - is the most commonly performed eye surgery that purportedly eliminates the need for glasses or contact lens...
  • Wrongful Death in Extended Care Facilities
    Feb-14-06 When long-term care was needed for her mother, Carmen Shannon researched and visited many extended care facilities near her home in West Covina, California. Finally, Shannon thought she had made the right choice. She had questioned nutritionists and dieticians, diligently checked records of inner actions (such as ambulatory patient's hospital visits) and th...
  • World Experts Demand End to Child Drugging in the US - Part I
    Oct-25-07 Washington, DC: On October 12, 2007, experts in the field of psychiatry and child development from all over the world arrived in Washington to attend the annual conference of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology. This year's conference focused on one specific goal - to end the mass-prescribing of psychiatric drugs to children...
  • FDA's Refusal to Approve New Cancer Vaccine - The Plot Thickens - Part II
    Nov-29-07 Washington, DC: On November 26, 2007, CareToLive, the non-profit corporation that is suing FDA officials on behalf of terminal prostate cancer patients over the decision not to approve Provenge, a new life-extending prostate cancer vaccine, announced that a judge had dismissed the lawsuit. Please click here for a free evaluation of your case The atto...
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