FDA Issues New, Enhanced Warnings for Levaquin & Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Days ago, regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning for Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics, alerting the public that these drugs have been linked to “disabling and potentially permanent side effects.” As part of this alert, regulators also announced that they have approved stricter warning labels for fluoroquinolone antibiotics [...]

2022-09-28T02:40:34-04:00July 28th, 2016|

Failure to Diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Can Have Deadly Results, Study Finds

Nearly eight million Americans are living with a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), which causes the arteries in the legs to be blocked and clogged by fatty deposits. PAD can make walking difficult and painful - and it can result in more serious, possibly life-threatening, health complications if it goes undiagnosed and untreated. Tragically, [...]

2020-10-28T13:08:42-04:00July 20th, 2016|

The Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic [Infographic]

About 1 in every 10 residents of U.S. nursing homes will be subjected to some type of abuse or neglect while living in one of these facilities. While that may be distressing enough to consider, it can be more troubling to know that, oftentimes, nursing home abuse and neglect goes unreported due to: Victims’ fears [...]

2020-06-18T15:55:20-04:00July 12th, 2016|

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Sued for Son’s Rear-End Car Accident

Chester “Chet” Hanks, the 25-year-old son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, reportedly rear-ended another motorist earlier this year.  The alleged victim of that crash is now suing Hanks and Wilson, claiming that they are liable for the accident and the resulting injuries because they allowed their son to use their car that day. According [...]

2020-10-28T13:28:16-04:00May 30th, 2016|

Man Seriously Injured in Crane Accident Sues New York City for $30 Million

Back in February, it was hard to miss the news of the giant crane that toppled in the middle of Manhattan, which killed a 38-year old Upper West Side resident. That crane also injured a 73-year-old retired businessman from North Easton, Mass., who was a cycling enthusiast and also enjoyed other outdoor recreational activities. The injured [...]

2020-10-28T13:39:53-04:00May 14th, 2016|

Truck Accident Involving State Trooper SUV Ends with One Fatality

Fatal traffic accidents involving emergency service vehicles are especially heartbreaking, since those are the people who are sworn in and trained to care for the very people who get into such disastrous accidents. Well, unfortunately, such was the case of a head-on accident involving a New York trooper on Route 17 near Kirkwood earlier this month. [...]

2020-12-28T13:30:00-05:00April 30th, 2016|

Investigation Underway in Deadly Head-On Car Crash in Marbleton

It’s uncertain if distracted driving played a role in the death of an elderly woman or injury to her husband in a head-on accident that occurred at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016 on U.S. Route 209. The crash claimed the life of a 78-year-old woman from Hurley, who was riding in the passenger [...]

2020-10-28T13:56:21-04:00April 14th, 2016|

Risk of Falling & Fires Are Focus of New CPSC Investigation into Hoverboards

Hoverboards seem to be everywhere these days. And while these futuristic rides may seem exciting, they may also be putting the public at a significant risk of injury. That has been the main motivation behind one the latest investigations initiated by officials at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which recently announced that it would [...]

2020-12-28T13:27:40-05:00February 16th, 2016|

J&J’s Ethicon Agrees to Pay $120 Million Vaginal Mesh Settlement

Days ago, Ethicon Inc., a division of manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J), agreed to pay $120 million to resolve thousands of pending vaginal mesh lawsuits. Although the terms of this settlement remain confidential, the latest reports indicate that this offer will resolve between 2,000 and 3,000 cases filed against Ethicon. While this may be [...]

2020-10-28T13:57:59-04:00February 8th, 2016|