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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bjork Shiley Heart Valve a Ticking Time Bomb

Worldwide, 619 valve fractures have been reported to Shiley with approximately two thirds of the cases resulting in death following the valve fracture. Since 1979 approximately 86,000 BSCC valves have been implanted worldwide with over 40,000 being implanted in America alone.

In 1986 the FDA finally forced the Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valve off the market.

If you have suffered injured as a result of a defective heart valve call our experienced New York Heart Valve Attorneys at 1-800-Now-Hurt (1-800-669-4878)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A drunk driver causes a car accident every 48 seconds....

A drunk driver causes a car accident every 48 seconds....that's over 657,000 accidents a year.

There were 3,812 drivers arrested for DUI in Washington State during the holiday DUI enforcement campaign alone. This number is higher than the previous year.

How do we prevent drunk driving?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Study Finds Link between Paxil and Birth Defects

WebMD Health News reports…

The FDA and the drug company GlaxoSmithKline are alerting doctors about a new study on major birth defects seen in babies born to women who took the antidepressant Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy.

"Healthcare professionals are advised to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits of using [Paxil] in women during pregnancy and to discuss these findings as well as treatment alternatives with their patients," the FDA says in a news release.

Paxil Linked to Twice as Many Birth Defects

GlaxoSmithKline recently conducted a study of major birth defects in infants born to women who took antidepressants (including Paxil) during the first trimester of pregnancy.

In a study of more than 3,500 pregnant women, Paxil was linked to twice as many major birth defects as other antidepressants, according to the FDA.

Birth defects are very rare in the U.S., and it's not certain what role, if any, Paxil played in the birth defects seen in the study, notes GlaxoSmithKline.

Changes have been made to the labeling information on pregnancy precautions that accompanies Paxil, says the FDA.

Most of the birth defects seen in the study were heart related; the most common heart malformations were ventricular septal defects, which are holes between the heart's two main pumping chambers.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Make sure you hire an EXPERIENCED attorney – Persona Injury Cases

It is very important to get the right lawyer from the beginning of your case. Often clients who have suffered a serious injury will just hire a relative or friend, someone without the necessary expertise to handle these types of cases. It’s very important to hire a lawyer who concentrates only on personal injury cases if you have been seriously injured in a accident. The good news is that you have the right under law to change attorneys at any time.

Do you have to pay a lawyer twice if I switch attorneys? The good news is NO. The fee is the same regardless of how many attorneys you have.

Have concerns about switching attorneys? Check out this video…