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$4.25M Malpractice Settlement Involving the Death of Twins Reached – Request to Seal Records Denied

After losing her twin girls in 2009, Jo Ann Page of Archbald, Pennsylvania sought the assistance of attorney Matt Casey of Philadelphia who filed a medical malpractice claim on her behalf against Moses Taylor Hospital, Michael J. Kush, M.D., Francis Hamm, M.D., Kristine McNulty, M.D., and Physicians Health Alliance (PHA) of Carbondale in 2011. The plaintiff claimed that medical…

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Risks Associated With Statin Drug Use Outweighs Potential Benefits

Statins are the most widely prescribed medications today and are taken by one in every four Americans, despite faulty scientific evidence which formed the basis for their usage. Statins have been proven to have a nominal effects on heart disease rates and are linked with a host of side effects including an increased risk of diabetes, neurological disorders, certain cancers and more.…

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Lawsuits and Documented Evidence of Harm – Yet Aspartame Remains FDA Approved

The artificial sweetener aspartame has a history fraught with controversy, evidence of harm and lawsuits, yet since 1981, the product has retained its status as “FDA Approved”. This wasn’t always the case; between 1975 and 1980, the FDA maintained the position that the available evidence showed aspartame to be a dangerous chemical and denied requests from the G.D. Searle company…

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A Once Healthy, Bilingual Girl Sentenced to a Life of Dependency After Receiving a Flu Shot

Vaccinations contain far more than just small amounts of the virus or bacterial strain they are intended to create immunity against. Some of these additional ingredients, including adjuvants (such as aluminum salts to encourage the body to develop a strong immune reaction) and preservatives (such as mercury containing thimerosal) may increase the potential for undesired reactions, particularly in children. Nine year old Marysue Grivna was…

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Paying Out Settlements Due to Illegal Marketing of Drugs

Settlement payments, sometimes to the tune of hundreds of millions dollars or more, paid out from pharmaceutical manufacturers after being charged with one form of illegal drug marketing or another has seemingly become a simple business expense for these corporate giants. Profits earned are typically much greater than the cost of the settlements themselves, and government officials have yet…

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Learn the Early Signs of a Stoke to Increase the Chances for Recovery

Learning to recognize the earliest signs of a stroke will increase the chances of recovery for you or a loved one. During a stroke, parts of the brain will not be receiving sufficient blood flow and oxygen. These conditions cause brains cells to die and can lead to permanent paralysis, challenges with eating, talking and/or swallowing, emotional…

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Gathering Evidence for a Loved One’s Medical Malpractice Claim

Gathering Evidence for a Loved One’s Medical Malpractice Claim In a medical malpractice lawsuit, it’s all about the evidence. As a matter of fact, the quality of the evidence often determines the amount of the award. Gathering evidence in medical malpractice claims is a complex and arduous task. Plus, you’ll need to have a solid…

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How Can I Help a Loved One Who Has Suffered From a Stroke?

Helping a loved one adjust back into daily life after he or she has suffered a stroke is a big responsibility that can take a toll on caregivers. With proper planning and education, the process can become easier for all involved. Every stroke victim is different; some will recover fully over the course of several months…

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