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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 Damages There 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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Disturbing Facts on America’s Nursing Homes

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Disturbing Facts on America's Nursing Homes, sourced from a recent CNN Article on SICK, DYING AND RAPED IN AMERICA'S NURSING HOMES. Disturbing facts: Some of the victims can't speak. They rely on walkers and wheelchairs to leave their beds. They have been robbed of their memories. They come to nursing homes to be cared for. Instead, they are sexually assaulted. The unthinkable is happening at facilities throughout the country: Vulnerable seniors are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them. It's impossible to know just how many victims are out there. But through an exclusive analysis of state and...

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Increased number of Xarelto lawsuits underway

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An increased number of Xarelto lawsuits have developed recently, bringing the total number of  Xarelto lawsuits to over 13,000. Plaintiffs allege Xarelto’s manufacturers failed to properly warn them about the risks of bleeding associated with the anticoagulant drug. In just a few years, the group of Xarelto lawsuits has grown into a massive complex litigation coordinated by a single federal court. The Xarelto multidistrict litigation, or MDL, was set up in December 2014 by an order from the federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. That order consolidated 21 separate Xarelto lawsuits into a single action, to be overseen by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon...

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More than 60 million non-repaired recalled vehicles remain on our highways

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More than 60 million non-repaired recalled vehicles remain on our highways today, this according to Carfax, who recently released data showing facts supporting these recent statistics. It makes you wonder, if vehicle owners are not getting their vehicles fixed as often anymore, or do we have more open recalls on vehicles? The current data collected by Carfax suggests that people seem to have less free time to bring their vehicles to the dealership, as minivans and SUVs make up the majority of the non-repaired recalls. According to a Carfax spokesman, having a recall on your vehicle should make getting it repaired a top...

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Mississippi ranked one of the worst in Highway Safety

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Recently the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released the 2017 Road-map of State Highway Safety Laws. In 2015, over 35,000 people were killed in the United States from motor vehicle crashes. This is the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years. Early data that is still coming in from 2016 is even worse. Data from 2015 shows increases in every category, including unbelted occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians, teen drivers, impaired and distracted drivers, and children. These numbers are very alarming and unacceptable. The problem is very clear; too many lives are lost, serious injuries sustained and needless costs incurred because of...

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Sierra Nevada recalls bottled beer in Mississippi, 35 other states

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Sierra Nevada brewery announces 36-state recall of select beers, including Mississippi. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight different types of its craft beers, including its popular Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, purchased in 36 states across the Midwest, the South and East Coast of the United States. Mississippi is one of the states affected by the recall. “We have announced a...

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Your Slip and Fall Personal Injury Case and How To Prepare

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Slip and Fall is a common type of Personal Injury claim. Slip and Fall is a very common type of personal injury claim. One of the best ways to increase the chances of your case is to preserve the evidence from the day of the fall. Oftentimes, the quality of the evidence that is gathered can tip the scales in the direction of the injured party. In most instances, adjusters and attorneys expect to see the following: Medical Records Witness Statements Photographs Police and Incident Reports Receipts An important part of proving fault in a slip and fall is proving ownership, control, and...

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