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Do I Need A Hysterectomy?

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Dangerous Products, Medical Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

This can be a bit of a hot topic among women who have had the procedure done (or haven’t had it done) as there can be quite a few implications. First of all, you need to make sure that you have all the facts before making a final decision – and for this, you must think as coolly and objectively as possible. Making potentially life-changing decisions born out of fear or anger cannot end well for anyone involved.

First things first, what exactly is a hysterectomy? Well, it is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a woman’s uterus. If you are getting a hysterectomy due to the growth of uterine fibroids, it might be recommended that a myomectomy procedure is more advisable instead. A myomectomy is the removal of the fibroids, usually so that the woman may still be able to conceive and give birth. A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and that would mean that the woman would be unable to have a child after the procedure.

Some women might not wish to have a hysterectomy due to the presumed recovery period that could take weeks. There are some surgeries known including laparoscopic procedures involving morcellators that could clear a patient mere hours after a surgery, but information from the website of the Williams Kherkher Law Firm provides examples of why women may file cases against manufacturers of morcellators (i.e. Johnson and Johnson), stating that the device had then caused them endometrial cancer in order to take out a noncancerous growth from their bodies. It would be worth learning more about the possible risks if you are thinking of morcellation as a means to go by your hysterectomy.

Another fact about getting hysterectomy is that there are many arguments available from numerous sources that state that most women who have gotten procedures of this nature did not need them for a life-or-death kind of situation. It would be the most recommended course of action, then, to talk to a physician about your complaints and condition in order to know if this procedure is the best thing for you to go through.

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Safety Precautions against PCBs

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Dangerous Products | 0 comments

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can significantly affect the life of a person exposed at high levels. The chemical has potential to pose problems through damaging reproductive, developmental, or neurological systems. The toxin is easily diffused, and knowing how to avoid sources of exposure can prove to benefit your health in the long run. Two main sources of contact are through consuming contaminated animals and inhaling contaminated air. With these sources, there are safety precautions that children and adults can implement to minimize or prevent exposure.

If eating fish, it is important to know where the fish came from. Some wild-life advisories will warn people about consuming fish from a certain areas, however this is not always the case. Because some bodies of water are contaminated with PCBs, their fish contract the toxin, and transmit it to humans upon their consumption. This is similar to cows or chickens in the sense that the animals are primarily exposed to PCBs, and then their consumption (particularly of the fatty meat) spreads it to humans. Today, most all humans already have PCB traces in their blood at varying levels. To prevent these levels from increasing, all food should be consumed after considering its origination and health risks.

Secondly, transformers or other electrical products can contain coolants with PCBs. The use of PCBs was outlawed in 1977, however old transformers and electrical equipment still exist. When they leak or are improperly disposed of, PCBs contaminate the air. If the transformer or other product needs repairing, the person working on it is exposed to PCBs. To protect against ingesting contaminated air as a result of transformers, avoid the area where the transformer is, or thoroughly wash your body and dispose of your clothes after close contact.

Prior to the elimination of PCBs, some companies used PCBs in their manufacturing processes. Monsanto, an agriculture production company, is an example of such, and Monsanto PCBs have lead to people’s health being detrimentally compromised. Knowing these strategies will help you avoid exposure to existing PCBs, and will prevent your health from being tampered.

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The Potential Side Effects of Medication

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Dangerous Products | 0 comments

Having a child can be one of the most rewarding accomplishments anyone could attain. There are some couples that have trouble even conceiving a child these days, making it more difficult to realize the dream. However, at the conception of the child and the actual having a child – there is the nine months in between that the mother then has to deal with.

There are many intricacies and complications that come with pregnancies. There are even cultures that believe pregnancies to be an illness – due to the fact that the unborn child takes from the mother’s health in order to be made. Though this is not scientifically supported, it is no secret that being pregnant can have some adverse effects on the mother’s body. Some of these side effects include sometimes odd cravings, nausea, and fatigue, among other things. There are is some medication that is available for intake but you might wish to take heed before partaking of any kind of drug.

According to the website of Williams Kherkher, there have been some unfortunate instances wherein pregnant mothers have taken medication but exposure to certain chemicals have given their babies birth defects. One drug under current scrutiny, for example, is that of Zofran.

Zofran is a drug often used for cancer patients that are being treated via chemotherapy, as nausea is a common side effect of the treatment. This drug is not exclusive to cancer patients, however, as there have been some people with Crohn’s Disease have used this drug. Some known side effects of the medicine can be migraines and constipation. However, there have been some complaints that link exposure to Zofran has led to babies physical defects like that of congenital heart defects, or a cleft lip or palate.

If you or someone you know has had a child that has experienced birth defects as a result of Zofran, it is recommended that legal aid be taken at the most immediate opportunity.

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Principles of Product Liability

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Dangerous Products | 0 comments

Product liability is the duty of the manufacturer or seller of goods or products which caused injury through defects in the products. Anyone who have suffered an injury because of defect in a product that they have bought and used have a Cause of Action against the people who have designed, made, furnished, and sold the product. Although most product liability cases are about the defects in manufacturing and design, consumers also have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit on instances where the manufacturer failed to provide necessary warning labels or instructions on how the products should be handled and used.

It is the duty of the manufacturers to provide information regarding the risks inherent in the products that they produce and sell, as well as provide the right instructions of how to use them, otherwise when an injury occurs due to this negligence they can be held liable for product liability. In order to prove that the manufacturer was negligent in providing warnings and important instructions, the plaintiff should show that the manufacturers was (1) aware of the dangers that comes with the product, (2) had the responsibility to warn their consumers, and (3) disregarded this responsibility resulting to the consumer getting injured while using the product. In court, the plaintiff should prove all three points in order to win the case.

The principle that applies to product liability is also the same basic principles that are used in personal injury lawsuits, and injuries resulting from negligence or recklessness of another person are grounds for claiming damages. Since personal injuries are a special type of tort law, it helps to have attorneys such as those from the Habush Law Offices to provide advice and representation during this type or tort case. It is important to determine which type of product liability claim you have in order to understand and clearly present your claims in court.

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