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Recent Developments In Burn Injury Cases

Posted by Firm Staff on Nov 22, 2017 11:19:23 AM

Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals are admitted to hospitals for burn injuries that occur in the home, workplace, or as the result of car accidents. This type of injury can be debilitating and require thousands of dollars in ongoing medical bills. If the injury was due to negligence, responsible parties can be held liable. In the past year, juries have awarded plaintiffs millions of dollars in compensation.

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Topics: Burn Injury, Burn Injury Lawsuit, Burn Lawsuit, Severe Burn Injury

Hip Replacement Failure: Symptoms, Treatment & Recourse

Posted by Firm Staff on Oct 26, 2017 3:37:22 PM

Total hip replacement, in which the head of the femur and its socket are replaced, is performed to alleviate pain and restore motion to hips damaged by arthritis, degenerative bone or cartilage diseases, or other injuries and diseases. In recent years, the number of hip replacement surgeries has been on the rise and is expected to continue to increase in the coming decades.

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Topics: hip replacement failure, 2017

Examples of Successful Settlements in Amputee Cases

Posted by Firm Staff on Oct 17, 2017 12:39:14 PM

Are you an amputee? Are you wondering whether or not you may have a legal case grounded in negligence? You’re not alone. The Amputee Coalition reports that approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year. The loss of a limb or digit is traumatic.  Nothing can repair what is lost, however, legal settlements can help defray medical costs, and provide compensation for pain and suffering and loss of past and future income. In some cases, successful amputation lawsuits can also bring you and your family peace of mind and a sense of closure.

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Topics: Amputation, Amputation Attorney, Amputation Compensation, Amputation Lawsuit, Amputation Lawyer, Amputation Support, Amputee Support

Differences Between Third and Fourth-Degree Burns

Posted by Firm Staff on Sep 26, 2017 12:14:20 PM

There are varying degrees of burn injuries, ranging from first-degree to fourth-degree burns and beyond. Some of the most debilitating are third and fourth-degree burns. Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals are admitted to hospitals for burn injuries that occur in the home, workplace, or as the result of car accidents. Regardless of the cause, severe burns have a traumatic effect on the victim and their families emotionally, physically, and financially.

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Topics: Burn Injury, Burn Injury Attorney, Burn Injury Lawyer, Severe Burn Injury

How Negligence Plays A Role In Amputation Lawsuits

Posted by Firm Staff on Sep 12, 2017 2:37:18 PM

Amputations, whether they’re caused by a traumatic event such as an accident or injury or by surgical removal, are devastating and life-altering experiences. Amputations can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, side effects from prescription medications, defective products, and more. In many cases, negligence may play a role in amputations and an amputation lawyer can help victims who may be eligible for amputation compensation or loss of limb compensation.

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Topics: 2017, Amputation, Amputation Attorney, Amputation Compensation, Amputee Support, Amputee, Foot Amputation Attorney, Leg Amputation, Leg Amputation Lawyer

NBC Nightly News Reports Deaths Associated with the Recovery IVC Filter

Posted by Firm Staff on Jun 30, 2017 3:23:03 PM

An NBC Nightly News Investigation found the Recovery filter, sold by C.R. Bard, to be linked to approximately 300 non-fatal problems and at least 27 deaths. Following these reports, NBC News sought to answer serious questions about the manufacturers knowledge of the device’s fatal flaws.

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Topics: IVC Filter, Health News, IVC Filter Lawsuit, IVC Lawsuit, Ryan Foster, Foster & Houston, The Law Offices of Foster & Houston, Medical, Medical News, Medical Update, Juliet Foster, FANDHLAW, FandH, IVC Filter Lawyer, IVC Filter Attorney

FDA Warns of Amputations Connected to Certain Diabetes Drugs

Posted by Firm Staff on Jun 15, 2017 10:48:27 AM

Serious side effects, including leg, foot, and other amputation, have been associated with a new class of diabetes drugs known as SGLT-2 inhibitors. Accordingly, the FDA has required black boxed warnings for amputation risks for glucose-controlling medications such as Invokana.

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Honoring Memorial Day 2017

Posted by Firm Staff on May 29, 2017 11:55:46 AM

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a time for the country to come together and remember those who bravely gave their lives in service of the United States of America. Every year, we take time as a firm and a family to remember our fallen soldiers and discuss the importance of this holiday.

 

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Topics: Memorial Day, Wounded Warrior Project, Veterans, Ryan Foster, Foster & Houston, The Law Offices of Foster & Houston, FANDHLAW, Juliet Foster

Study Links Common Proton Pump Inhibitors to Risk of Kidney Damage

Posted by Firm Staff on May 23, 2017 3:01:09 PM

Use of prescription proton pump inhibitors to treat heartburn has been associated with an increased risk of developing long-term kidney damage. According to a study covered by CBS News, people who take GERD drugs have at least a 20% higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease when compared to non-users. 

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Topics: Health News, Heartburn, Kidney Disease, Kidney Damage, Ryan Foster, Nexium, Nexium Lawsuit, Prilosec, Prilosec Lawsuit, The Law Offices of Foster & Houston, Foster & Houston, FANDHLAW, PPI, PPI Lawsuit, Heartburn Drug Lawsuit, Heartburn Drugs, GERD Drug, GERD Drugs

Research Finds Risk of Heart Attack Higher in Pradaxa Users

Posted by Firm Staff on May 16, 2017 1:27:17 PM

A study published by CBS News finds Pradaxa users at a 33% higher risk of developing heart disease or heart attack when compared to warfarin users. An editorial accompanying this study notes this isn’t the first safety warning issued for the anti-clotting drug Pradaxa.

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