When You Should File an Accutane Suit

Imagine waking up each morning and hating to look at your reflection in the mirror.  For many suffering with severe acne, this is a part of their daily routine.  Each look in the mirror becomes a constant reminder of the condition that plagues them.  Unsightly blemishes damage self-esteem and reduce quality of life for thousands of sufferers. Dermatologists across the country prescribed Accutane, a powerful acne drug, to reduce severe acne and renew patient confidence.  Unknown to patients or doctors, the side effects would carry a lifetime of medical complications, including gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ulcerative proctitis, which can result in major surgery.  Other side effects include mental illness and birth defects.

In 2009, Accutane manufacturers pulled the product from the market after definitive reports linked the drug to devastating side effects.  Experiencing symptoms from the aforementioned conditions after taking Accutane, … Read More »

Waves of Asbestos Lawsuits

Few would believe the effects of asbestos would span decades, affecting thousands and creating million dollar lawsuits.  Litigators have documented asbestos lawsuits into waves.  Each wave is unique in the type of exposure, but unfortunately the results remain fatal.

The first wave of asbestos exposure began in the early 1900’s as manufacturing employees worked with heavy volumes of asbestos.  They worked directly with raw asbestos to create asbestos products for other industries.  In 1927, the first case of an asbestos-related disease was identified and reported.  Despite this and other mounting evidence, manufacturers recklessly ignored these findings and heavy asbestos exposure continued.  Even after 11 employees with asbestosis sued Johns-Manville, a major asbestos company, they pushed harder to hide the deadly effects.

It wasn’t until the second wave beginning in 1960, that manufacturers were forced to acknowledge the harmful substance.  Plaintiffs were primarily asbestos insulators for the construction and repair of … Read More »

What to Look for in a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

You enter the nursing home facility that has been caring for your mother for several years now and you’re greeted by the friendly staff.  They boast on how well your mom has been doing and how they enjoy being around her.  Pleased to hear about her health, you walk to her room to enjoy a peaceful afternoon reminiscing and updating her on the grandchildren.  You knock lightly at the door and enter with a smile, ready to embrace her.

However, she’s lying in bed looking absent-mindedly out the window.  She hardly notices that you entered the room.  You walk to her side and lightly touch her hand but she jerks it away and looks at you in fear.  The pain in her eyes is unmistakable as she cradles her arm.  Questions swirl about you as you start to call for a nurse but your mother sharply cuts you off as … Read More »

What to Look for in a Truck Accident Lawyer

It’s a Tuesday afternoon and you’re traveling back to the office from a lunch meeting.    Attentive to the road, you notice an eighteen wheeler gaining speed in the next lane.  As the truck passes you, a dreadful screeching begins and you lunge forward in reaction to the car braking.  The truck swerves and, despite your efforts, violently pins the car against a cement barrier.  Pain from the impact and fear intensify as you try to exit the car.  However, with the car wedged between the concrete and truck, you are helplessly trapped.  With your life in danger, how do you escape?

Road accidents are unpredictable and the injuries are agonizing.  Unfortunately, not everyone can escape the damaging statistics of being involved in a large truck accident.  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that accidents involving big trucks occur most frequently between 12pm-3pm on weekdays.  Even with IIHS’s report … Read More »

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma? What to Do Next

Asbestos has a long history of industrial use within the United States. For centuries, manufacturers intertwined it into the foundation of our workplaces, cars, and even our homes. The result of its widespread use, without thought of the consequences, is a variety of life threatening diseases for those in direct contact and their family members. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has since regulated asbestos use but for many the damage is already done.

Mesothelioma is a debilitating cancer caused from unnaturally heavy interaction of asbestos. Mesothelioma was once a rare form of cancer, but recent years have shown an increase in cases, because symptoms may take 20 to 50 years to appear after exposure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are probably many questions and emotions circling within you. Your doctor may have explained forms of treatments, and now is the time to consider … Read More »