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Blog Posts in 2014

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Xarelto Blood Thinner Lawsuits Consolidated Dec 29, 2014

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved prescription blood thinning medication Xarelto. Shortly thereafter, Xarelto displaced Pradaxa, a competing blood thinner manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, as the most frequently prescribed ...

Keeping an Eye Out for Nursing Home Abuse Dec 16, 2014

The holiday season is an especially dangerous time for nursing home residents. Staff are overworked, facilities are under-staffed, families are traveling and visitation schedules may change. Because of all of these changes and uncertainties, nursing ...

17 Injured in Railcar Facility in Atchinson County Dec 12, 2014

A tragic explosion occurred inside a GBW Railcar Services facility in Atchison County, Kansas on Dec. 11th at approximately 2 p.m. The Atchison County Sheriff's Office received an emergency 911 call stating that a railcar that was transporting fuel, ...

Types of Pharmaceutical Liability Claims Dec 11, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the federal agency responsible for ensuring that the drugs and medicines on the market are safe. Unfortunately, time and time again, dangerous drugs are prescribed to an unsuspecting public that then becomes ...

How to Prevent Road Rage Dec 8, 2014

Road rage is a much more common phenomena than many people understand. While the most serious road rage cases involving guns and homicide are rare, even minor road rage behavior can cause fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Missouri Woman Vindicated After Medical Malpractice Win Nov 20, 2014

When you go to a health care provider, you expect that he or she will look at your medical history, the medications that you are taking, and will consider those factors in the treatment you are prescribed. One Missouri woman found out the hard way ...

Honda Reveals 5th Takata Fatality Nov 14, 2014

Defective airbags manufactured by auto supplier Takata Corporation have led to the recall of more than 14 million vehicles worldwide. The defective airbags have been alleged to cause hundreds of injuries and at least four fatalities in Honda ...

Takata Reformulates Chemical Compounds Used in Airbags Nov 13, 2014

An anonymous official at Takata Corporation, the airbag manufacturer at the center of a 14 million vehicle recall effort, has recently announced that the chemical compound used by the company in its airbag propellants has been altered. The official ...

Stryker Corporation Settles Hip Cases Nov 10, 2014

Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading hip replacement medical device companies, has reached a settlement with thousands of patients who were injured by their hip implant devices. In 2009, the company introduced what it claimed were ...

Honda Under Investigation For Failures to Report Takata-Related Accidents Nov 4, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency responsible for automotive safety, has announced an investigation into Honda vehicle injuries and deaths related to defective Takata airbags. The NHTSA has announced that ...

Chrysler Recalls More Than 566,000 Trucks and SUVs Oct 30, 2014

On Oct. 29, 2014, Fiat Chrysler announced that more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs were being recalled due to separate issues. On the one hand, some Chrysler vehicles have malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can ...

Missouri Halloween Safety Tips Oct 27, 2014

Peterson & Associates, P.C., Missouri personal injury lawyers , share the following safety tips to keep your family safe this Halloween: Reflective Gear Kids will be trick-or-treating as the sun goes down in residential areas that are not lit very ...

Power Morcellators May Increase the Risk of Cancer in Women Oct 21, 2014

A morcellator is a surgical instrument used to complete hysterectomies or remove fibroids in a woman’s uterus. The procedure is called a laparoscopic power morcellation. To understand the popularity of laparoscopic morcellation procedures, it is ...

Chrysler Announces New Recall Oct 14, 2014

The Chrysler Group has recalled nearly 200,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees from the 2014 model year. The SUVs are being recalled because the airbag safety system, controlled by an electronic module in the vehicle, may short-circuit and ...

Holiday Season Toys and Defective Products Oct 9, 2014

While children young and old will be excited about the prospects for new toys this holiday season, parents must evaluate toys and products from a safety perspective. Each year, tens of thousands of children’s products are recalled due to dangerous ...

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