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Year: 2016

Genital Talcum Powder Usage Associated With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

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Categorized as Defective Products

Studies dating back to the 1990s revealed an association between the use of talcum powder on the genital region and an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Fast forward to 2013, when a study published by Cancer Prevention Research harmonized data from several talcum powder and ovarian cancer association studies. The analysis highlighted an increased risk in ovarian… Continue reading Genital Talcum Powder Usage Associated With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

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Categorized as Social Security Disability

According to the Social Security Administration, the ultimate goal is to make sure that any application for Social Security disability income is correct. Unfortunately, application errors result in a large number of denials of requests for SSD. In fact, of all initial applications petitioned, roughly 65% are denied their first time. Even during reconsideration, it… Continue reading Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

IVC Filter Migration

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Categorized as Defective Medical Devices

When someone is at risk of stroke due to blood clots and is not a candidate for blood-thinning medication, a doctor may opt to implant an IVC filter into the patient’s inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. The filter is intended to act as a net, catching blood clots so they do… Continue reading IVC Filter Migration

How Big a Problem Is Substance Abuse in the Trucking Industry?

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Categorized as Truck Accidents

Commercial truck drivers are held to the same standards as those who drive regular passenger vehicles, but they are also expected to abide by regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Like the everyday driver, it is illegal for truck drivers to use various substances while operating their vehicles. Despite the… Continue reading How Big a Problem Is Substance Abuse in the Trucking Industry?

Checking the Status of a Pending Social Security Disability Claim

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Categorized as Social Security Disability

Have you filed a claim for Social Security Disability benefits? Are you still awaiting an answer? Many people who file Social Security Disability claims are often unsure of how to check the status of a pending case. If you need help, our Kansas City Social Security Disability lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C.™ can help you… Continue reading Checking the Status of a Pending Social Security Disability Claim

Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects

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Categorized as Dangerous Drugs, Drug Recall

Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft… Continue reading Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects