Patients exposed to epidural with meningitis fungus but have no physical symptoms have an emotional distress claim

Well it appears that for one prospect I have who was subject to the epidural injection steroid causing meningitis but presents no physical symptoms still will have a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress or maybe even intentional infliction depending on the proof from the centers for disease control investigation. Looks like we are going to file suit a in a few weeks or a couple of months to await symptoms on at least the emotional distress claim. The fear of possible meningities … [Read more...]

New England Compounding Center recalls product as cause of meningitis breakout

  The FDA Public Affairs director, Erica V. Jefferson, stated that, they are “working with several state health departments and the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy on this issue and is still investigating the scope and cause of the outbreak of fungal meningitis.” On September 26th the New England Compounding Center voluntarily recalled three lots of Methylprednisolone (PF) 80mg/ml Injection produced at the Center. The lot numbers included in the recall are: Methylprednisolone Acetate … [Read more...]

Meningitis Outbreak in Middle Tennessee – Victims should call an attorney before time runs out.

Victims of meningitis on the rise and it is imperative they contact an attorney immediately before time runs out. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Monday, saying 105 cases in a deadly meningitis outbreak had been reported nationwide, with eight deaths. In Tennessee, health officials said the number of cases increased by three to 35, with four deaths.  A rare outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed three more lives and New … [Read more...]

Creating safe medication prescribing processes

Patient Safety Recommendations Creating safe medication prescribing processes and systems is a critical component in reducing the risk of adverse drug events and medication errors. For physicians working in an ambulatory clinical delivery setting and prescribing controlled substances and nonscheduled medications, important aspects of prescribing processes include the following: Conducting a thorough examination of the patient prior to prescribing medications or renewing prescriptions, … [Read more...]

Announcing new association with constitutional rights firm on police abuse matters

Our firm is proud to announce that we have associated with a notable constitional law firm specializing in the area of section 1983 litigation concerning police abuse and discrimination matters. While most police officers are honorable professionals respcting our constitutional rights, there are a minority that infringe on such rights with impunity. We are in the process of filing two major law suits in federal court against two police departments in the immediate area. It is unfortunate that … [Read more...]

Softball Catcher Held to Assume Risk of Injury From Collision at Plate

David Cole, the primary appellant, was injured while catching during a father-son game of softball at a Cub Scout outing when a baserunner collided with him at home plate.  As Wagner reached home plate, he collided with Cole, who had moved on top of the plate, thereby placing his body directly in the baseline.  Wagner was running so fast that he was unable to stop or change directions in time to avoid Cole.  Upon impact, Wagner flipped in the air and landed on a bat, breaking a rib.  Cole … [Read more...]

Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone

US adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010. Though episodes of driving after drinking too much ("drinking and driving") have gone down by 30% during the past 5 years, it remains a serious problem in the US. Alcohol-impaired drivers* are involved in about 1 in 3 crash deaths, resulting in nearly 11,000 deaths in 2009. Driving drunk is never OK. Choose not to drink and drive and help others do the same. People who drink and drive put everyone on the road in … [Read more...]

Premature babies have higher risk of death in young adulthood, study finds

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has found that premature babies have a higher risk of death in early adulthood than babies born at full term. The study, conducted by Dr. Casey Crump of Stanford University, used Swedish medical records to track 674,820 births. Of these 4.1%, 27 667 babies, were preterm (37 weeks or less of gestation) births. In addition to the long-term risks, premature deliveries may result in serious infections, pneumonia, jaundice, meningitis and … [Read more...]

Increase in traumatic brain injuries with youth sports related concussions

CDC finds 60 percent increase in youth athletes treated for TBIs Greatest numbers of visits caused by bicycling, football, and playground activities Emergency department visits for sports– and recreation–related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents increased by 60 percent during the last decade, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC experts believe much of the increase occurred because more adults realized the … [Read more...]

20 factors to determine if worker is an employee or independent contractor

  1.     Instructions. A worker who is required to comply with another person's instructions regarding when, where and how to perform the work is ordinarily an employee. 2.     Training. Training a worker indicates that the company wants the services performed in a particular method or manner, which also indicates control. 3.     Integration. Integration of the worker's services into the company's core business operations generally shows that the worker is subject to direction and … [Read more...]

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