Healthy kidneys clean the blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your body healthy. When a person’s kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in the body, blood pressure may rise, and the body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. Treatment for kidney failure [...]
FDA Issues Hydroxycut Recall Warning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. Some Hydroxycut products are associated with a number of serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed [...]
In 2006, the FDA licensed Gardasil and approved its use for females ages 9 to 26. Unfortunately, it is not safe to base decisions regarding receipt of the Gardasil vaccine on FDA approval alone. The FDA has proven time and time again that it is simply incapable of fully protecting the public’s health. As a [...]
June 16, 2009 Dear Mr. Hemelt: This letter concerns your firm’s marketing of the products Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Gel Swabs, and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids Size. FDA has concluded that these products may pose a serious risk to consumers who use them. Specifically, FDA has received more than 130 [...]
On June 16, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers to stop using and discard three zinc-containing Zicam intranasal products due to Zicam related injuries. The products may cause a loss of sense of smell. Intranasal products are administered through the nose. What products are affected by this warning? FDA’s action affects Zicam’s [...]
FDA notified healthcare professionals that updated clinical data has determined that treatment with zonisamide, indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy, can cause metabolic acidosis in some patients. Patients with predisposing conditions or therapies may be at greater risk for developing metabolic acidosis and the risk of zonisamide-induced [...]
FDA Public Health Notification: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence Issued: October 20, 2008 Dear Healthcare Practitioner: This is to alert you to complications associated with transvaginal placement of surgical mesh to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). [...]
Every day, countless individuals are exposed to high levels of dangerous toxins that linger unseen in their environment. Some of these toxins are natural, others man-made, yet both can cause serious injury—especially to the young or infirm. Such injury from toxins is known as toxic tort, and millions of Americans suffer from it every year. Our toxic tort attorneys have extensive experience handling environmental contamination litigation, including Attorney Mark Sadaka, whose background in environmental toxicology gives him the leading edge in environmental contamination cases.
Foodborne illness is a serious public health problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die as a result of foodborne illnesses. Our food poisoning lawyers have seen countless incidents where a manufacturer’s or retailer’s negligence has been [...]
Accidents happen. Unfortunately, when accidents happen, injuries, damages, and expenses also happen. Insurance companies, manufacturers, and other companies are unwavering and intimidating, but you can rest assured that you don’t have to fight for your rights alone. Our firm has extensive experience in personal injury cases, including automobile, bus, and trucking accidents.