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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Occupations Most Likely Affected by Asbestos Exposure

    Asbestos, a heat-resistant fiber material, was once used as a go-to product for building supplies, appliances, and commercial products, across the U.S. and beyond. However, when it was discovered that asbestos exposure was a direct cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive, deadly cancer, as well as other dangerous diseases, companies slowly put a stop to all asbestos products. However, some older ...
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  • Essure Birth Control Pulled from Sale in Multiple Countries

    The popular contraceptive device, Essure, has been removed from sale in multiple countries after thousands of women reported that the device was ineffective and caused dangerous reactions. Essure was created by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and approved for U.S. distribution in 2002 by the FDA. However, the FDA has since issued a black box warning, their highest safety notice, after receiving ...
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  • Identifying Nursing Home Abuse: Warning Signs

    Millions of families trust nursing homes to care for their loved ones. Unfortunately, not all nursing facilities care for their patients properly, leading to numerous cases of nursing home abuse and neglect each year. In fact, more than 40% of all nursing home residents have reported experiencing abuse, and more than 90% report experiencing or witnessing neglect in a nursing home facility. If ...
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  • Problems With the Zimmer Persona Knee System

    Any sort of faulty or defective product could potentially be harmful to the user, but defective medical devices are particularly dangerous. When you use a medical product or device, you have a right to expect a certain level of safety and effectiveness. However, if a medical device is defective, either by design or in the manufacturing process, the company that produces that product could be ...
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