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A Quick Reversal for Johnson & Johnson

May 23, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Just two months ago, Johnson & Johnson were declaring victory and vindication after winning a single trial in St. Louis.  The company claimed momentum and that juries were beginning to believe their version of science.  But any momentum was short-lived, as a Virginia jury this month saw things differently than the group in St. Louis.

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Cancer Test Continuum

May 22, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Determining whether or not you have cancer is usually a multi-step process.  Dependent upon the type of cancer, the process can look a little different, but it usually starts with displaying symptoms consistent with a cancer diagnosis.  This is not always true in the case of breast cancer, colon cancer, or other types of cancer where screening tests are performed proactively.

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Importance of Age at Which Traumatic Brain Injury Occurs

May 18, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is always devastating for the individual who suffers the injury.  These injuries tend to affect a person’s moods, daily living skills, and ability to hold a job.  Relationships are drastically changed, as the person with the brain injury sometimes cannot manage the same responsibilities.

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Limits on Medical Malpractice Suits in Health Bill

May 17, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Drafting a bill is often difficult work for politicians.  This can be especially true when dealing with an issue as complex as the American healthcare system.  Determining coverage requirements and limits, addressing medication and availabilities and costs, and defining the separation between state and federal responsibilities often takes hundreds of pages.

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Fracking Can Have Far Ranging Effects

May 16, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

New York State was one of the first states to ban fracking back in 2014.  Fracking is a controversial technique for harvesting oil and gas from shale and other deposits.  Fracking requires literally fracturing the earth to make these substances are easier to gather.  To do so, large machines are used to generate thousands of tons of pressure.

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Elderly Are Common Targets for Financial Abuse

May 15, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Older Americans have spent their entire lives working hard and preparing for retirement.  Utilizing whatever they were able to save through pensions and property, they slowly draw down their funds and rely on Social Security and Medicare to make it on a month-to-month basis.  They have earned the right to relax, but unfortunately there are hundreds of people seeking to take advantage of this population.

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Summertime and Playground Accidents Go Hand in Hand

May 10, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Summer is nearly upon us.  Kids are out of school for a couple of months, and the weather is nice enough for them to spend more and more time outside.  Parents are faced with difficult choices regarding the level of supervision a child needs in the neighborhood or even in their own backyards. 

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New York Legislators Looking Out for Vulnerable Babies

May 09, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease that predominantly affects premature infants.  It is caused when portions of the small or large intestine undergo necrosis, or tissue death, leading to malnutrition and other complications.  Though mortality rates are improving, 20 to 40 fatality rates persist for infants who suffer this disease.

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Systemic Mis-evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury

May 08, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Determining the extent of a disability can be difficult.  Though there are a variety of tests, including physical, mental, emotional, and neurological benchmarks, figuring out the exact limitations for any particularly person is still an arduous process, particularly for the person being assessed.  Being put through a battery of assessments only to discover that your diagnosis does not fit your own perception of your abilities is extremely frustrating.

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Nursing Home Abuse Widespread

May 04, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Investigative Reporters and Editors competition is a prestigious award for journalists who delve into topics that many people just want to ignore.  This year, reporters for Penn Live won the award for their 2016 investigation into nursing home injuries and deaths in the state of Pennsylvania.  The six part investigation opened thousands of eyes to the dangers present in nursing homes.

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Mechanical Diagnosis on the Horizon

May 03, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Machines have been helping doctors make diagnoses for decades now.  CT scans, PET scans and x-rays have made diagnosing certain diseases, such as lung cancer, brain lesions, and even pneumonia significantly simpler and more reliable.  No longer are doctors required to use only the patient’s symptoms to make a decision.  Additional information is almost always a good thing.

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Lack of Standards in CT Scan Radiation Dosages

May 02, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Reading between the lines is important when looking at the news.  What is presented as positive often attempts to hide a negative that has existed for too long.  That is the case with new research from the University of California San Francisco regarding radiation doses for people undergoing CT scans.

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Manufacturer Aware of Risks

May 01, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

We will never know how many warnings designers and manufacturers of Metal-on-Metal received from their engineers during the development of their products, but a recent investigation by the London Telegraph makes it clear that at least one engineer at one company was well aware of the risks of these devices.

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Birth Injuries: Minimizing Damage of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

April 27, 2017 | New York Birth Injury Law Firm, Birth Injury Law Firm New York, Manhattan Birth Injury Law Firm, Manhattan Attorneys for Birth Injuries

There is new hope for minimizing the damage suffered by children who suffer from Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).  HIE is associated with oxygen deprivation during a traumatic birth, often due to medical decisions or procedures utilized without adequate medical monitoring.

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Minor Changes to Prescription Warning Labels of Levaquin

April 26, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Minor changes to warning labels are not uncommon when dealing with prescriptions.  In fact, they are to be expected.  Despite rigorous clinical trials, there will always be a few rare, but unserious side effects, that are not noted during the initial FDA approval process.  But these side effects should be minor, and they should be rare.

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Emergency Transportation Expensive for Accident Victims

April 25, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When a bad accident occurs, you have little to no control over what happens to you if you are injured.  Even if you are conscious, you have no option but to go along with the paramedics and medical professionals.  Sometimes this means a trip in an ambulance, but in situations where an ambulance cannot deliver you to a hospital quickly enough, you may be airlifted using an Air Vac.

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Unsafe Air and How It Affects You

April 24, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The statistics are sobering.  Though the most recent State of the Air released by the American Lung Association indicates that things are improving, too many Americans are still breathing unsafe air on a regular basis.  Breathing unsafe air has been linked to asthma, lung cancer, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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Safety Guidelines Save Lives

April 21, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A $62,000 fine will not bring Ruan Qiang back to life, but it will hopefully serve as some deterrent to other companies cutting the same corners as the Good View Roofing and Building Supply Co.  The fine was administered by California Division of Occupational Health and Safety on April 17th, 2017. Mr. Qiang was operating a fork lift on November 21, 2016 when a bag of construction material became lodged under the front wheel.  While attempting to back up the fork lift, he veered slightly off the loading ramp, causing the forklift to tip.

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Officials Aware of Amtrak Systemic Issues

April 20, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The derailment of a train on April 3rd, 2017 did not come as a complete surprise to Amtrak officials, who were well aware of track problems in the area of Penn Station even before the accident occurred.  According to a press release, Amtrak officials are aware of many problems with the tracks for the mass transit system.  Despite being aware of these potential problems, nothing has been done to prevent these derailments, even though hundreds if not thousands of lives, are at risk each time a train travels down sections of these dangerous tracks.

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Death of Legend to Draw Attention to Bicycling Risks

April 19, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Mike Hall is a legend in the world of endurance cycling, having held a variety of world records.  But fame and fortune are not enough to protect even a legend from a deadly interaction between bicycle and car.

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