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Amanda G. Fritz Selected to Speak at MWCEA

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We congratulate Amanda G. Fritz for being chosen by the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association to present a seminar on the fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation Law at its annual conference in Biloxi, MS. Amanda Fritz along with co-presenter,Amanda Myers of Anderson Crawley and Burke, covered the basics required to understand workers’ compensation law in Mississippi.The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference is held every year to educate, update, and bring together, commissioners, judges, attorneys, doctors, and claims representatives from across the state of Mississippi and the southern region. The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Educational Association promotes interaction between companies in the workers’...

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Congratulations Ray L. Gustavis

Ray L. Gustavis Louisisana

Congratulations to Ray L. Gustavis , Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Associate Attorney, for recently being admitted to the Louisiana State Bar. Ray joined the firm in 2016 after graduating magna cum laude from Mississippi College School of Law. Ray practices primarily in the areas of workers compensation and personal injury. She looks forward to serving citizens of both Mississippi and Louisiana.Some of Rays other accomplishments during law school included Mississippi College School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2016; American Jurisprudence Award in Business Associations and Mediation; Hearin Fellow Scholarship recipient; Tom S. Lee Scholarship recipient; National Order of Barristers; External Appellate...

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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Exposed Many To Bacteria

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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler systems are being blamed for several life-threatening infections in more patients than originally believed. The cardiac heating/cooling device is used to keep the blood and organs at a steady temperature during open heart surgery. Patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System, made by LivaNova PLC, formerly Sorin Group Deutschland. The unit is sometimes known as the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System.Manufactured in Germany, the cardiac heater-cooler unit has been linked to patient deaths related to infections since January 2014, according to the FDA. The infected heart surgery devices allegedly were contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera, which can...

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Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis

Preventable Health Care Harm Is a Public Health Crisis Preventable harm in health care is a public health crisis, with estimates placing it as a leading cause of death in United States.The National Patient Safety Foundation calls on health care leaders and policymakers to initiate a coordinated public health response to improve patient safety and drive the collective work needed to ensure that patients and those who care for them are free from preventable harm. Such an approach has already contributed to significant reductions in health care-associated infections.NPSF believes that a public health response-one that draws on the experience and expertise...

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Ovarian Cancer And Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Women who regularly use talcum baby powder on their genital area increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent, according to talc cancer research.This talcum powder information is highly disturbing considering that nearly 40 percent of women are said to regularly use baby powder for personal hygiene after bathing and showering. Some of the most popular talc powder products used are Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.The first baby powder lawsuit to go to trial over ovarian cancer claims occurred in October 2013. The plaintiff accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn her that Johnson’s Baby Powder...

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Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements

Stryker Metal Hip Implant Recall Settlements More legal claims are being filed against the manufacturer of Stryker LFIT hip implant replacement system following the recall of its femoral head component. As the number of federal claims increases, plaintiffs have filed a motion to consolidate them into a multidistrict litigation, or MDL.Plaintiffs filed the motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Jan. 13, 2017. The motion seeks to transfer all pending federal court cases over the Stryker LFIT hip replacement to a single court under a single judge with the intent to coordinate pretrial motions, discovery and bellwether trials.There are currently...

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Protect Yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages

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Protect Yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and DamagesThere is an all-out attack on clients’ rights on the House floor this week through a series of bills. Each bill will have devastating consequences.  All of these bills were rushed through the House Judiciary Committee without a single hearing.  No testimony was heard from anyone impacted by any of these bills.  There is something that can be done to stop this and to protect yourself from Government Ban on Lawsuits and Damages.The series of bills included:H.R. 725: Over reaching by the federal government into disputes involving parties in the same...

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IVC Filter Lawsuits

Problems with the designs of certain inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have caused many individuals nationwide to suffer severe complications and injuries when the small devices fractured or broke inside the body.Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, or blood clot filters, are small devices designed to catch blood clots that may break free inside the deep veins of the body and travel toward the lungs. The spider-like filters are implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, when they are unable to take anticoagulants or when those medications have failed.In August 2010, the FDA issued a warning to...

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Essure Fetal Deaths Lead to Rise in Lawsuits

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A growing number of reports are linking Bayer Healthcare’s popular permanent birth control device, Essure, with serious complications including Essure fetal deaths.Essure is a form of permanent birth control approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Essure devices are made up of two metal coils which, during the procedure, are inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes. The coils are allowed to set for a few months, allowing the tissue to grow in around them. At this point, once the tissue has grown in completely, the fallopian tubes are blocked entirely, intended to prevent pregnancy.The Essure device...

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Dangerous Obsolete Motor Oil

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For years, Dollar General has marketed and sold its Dollar General-brand motor oil to customers by saying its products are of equal quality but lower price than brand-name alternatives.What consumers do not realize is some of Dollar General's motor oil is obsolete, meaning it should not be used in certain vehicles.On the back of Dollar General's SAE 30 motor oil, in small print, it reads that it's not suitable for automotive engines manufactured after 1930. Two other types, SAE 10W-30 and SAE 10W-40, are not suitable for automotive engines manufactured after 1988.Using DG motor oil in your vehicle can damage your engine, engine components,...

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