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Philadelphia personal injury attorney blog regarding matters of injury law, injury reports and information on what to do if you suffer injuries.

How Could Cerebral Palsy Affect My Child?

If you read last week’s blog, then you know that cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that may be caused by a brain injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. You would also know that medical mistakes before, during and shortly after birth can lead to the development of this disorder. Cerebral palsy is a condition with considerable variation. The types of symptoms and severity of symptoms vary from person to person. However, all children with cerebral palsy have trouble controlling their muscles and posture. Cerebral palsy may also be accompanied by other health problems. In some cases, children with this disorder may have intellectual disabilities. Some children with cerebral palsy suffer from seizures. Problems with vision, hearing and speech are also possible. How your child could be affected depends on the severity of the disorder and other factors. A licensed medical professional may be…
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Why Are IVC Lawsuits Being Filed?

Inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters) are implantable medical devices that are used to prevent pulmonary embolisms. These are blood clots that can travel from the lower body to the arteries in the lungs. IVC filters are spider-like medical devices are placed in the inferior vena cava to break up blood clots before they can travel to any vital organs. The inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the body and is responsible for transporting blood from your lower body to your heart. Since 2005, there have been numerous adverse event reports involving retrievable IVC filters. Complaints involving these filters include: Device migration and organ punctures: There are reports of IVC filters migrating to other parts of the body. In addition, the FDA has received reports of these struts breaking into pieces and puncturing vital organs, such as the heart or intestines. Vena cava perforation: In addition to organ…
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Did Malfunctioning EpiPens Cause Seven Deaths and 35 Hospitalizations?

EpiPens are pocket-sized medical devices that can treat symptoms of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can be triggered in individuals with allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications and materials. An individual experiencing anaphylaxis only has moments to use an EpiPen to inject epinephrine (adrenaline). In some cases, bystanders or family members may need to administer the injection. According to a new article published by Bloomberg, the FDA has received reports of seven deaths and 35 hospitalizations during 2017 that may have been caused by malfunctioning EpiPens. The FDA also received 228 reports of EpiPen malfunctions from January to September of this year. Reports of EpiPen failures have skyrocketed over the last five years. In 2012, there were four reports of EpiPen malfunctions. During 2013 and 2014, there were 12 and 64 reports respectively. Bloomberg compiled some of the data for its report through a Freedom of Information Act…
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Can Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that may be caused by a brain injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. Children with this disorder may have difficulty controlling movements. They may also have moderate to severe cognitive impairment. Depending on the severity, children with this disorder may require specialized care and social resources for the rest of their lives. However, there are instances where cerebral palsy is caused by medical mistakes before, during or after birth. Cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice may not always be immediately recognizable to parents. Possible examples of medical malpractice that could lead to cerebral palsy include: Failure to detect fetal distress: If the obstetrician or treating doctor does not detect fetal distress and take appropriate actions, it can lead to permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy. Blunt force trauma: During a delivery with complications, a doctor may need to use forceps or…
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Can Talcum Baby Powder Cause Cancer?

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over allegations that its talcum baby powder product is linked to ovarian cancer. Talcum baby powder may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Talc is a mineral composed of silicon, oxygen, magnesium and hydrogen. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower is commonly used to prevent chafing and other problems that create physical discomfort. Talc minerals can migrate to the ovaries and cause inflammation. Expert physicians believe that this inflammation may trigger the development of cancer cells. Johnson & Johnson has been accused of knowing about and covering up this possible risk. Women filing these lawsuits have suffered significant illness and ovarian cancer as a result of using this defective and dangerous product. Women affected by this  defective product have suffered alongside their family members. Families have lost mothers, wives and sisters to ovarian cancer. If this product has…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. Ranked in Best Law Firms 2018 Edition

We are proud to announce that Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. was ranked in the 2018 edition of Best Law Firms. This list is published annually by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed publication for the legal profession. We were named as a Tier 1 law firm for Philadelphia for the following practice areas: Medical malpractice law: Plaintiffs Personal injury litigation: Plaintiffs Product liability litigation: Plaintiffs Our law firm has established itself as a leading firm focusing on complex catastrophic injury cases. We have successfully fought for our clients against multinational companies and other large businesses. What Does It Take to Be Named as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers? The criteria for this distinction is selective and completely peer-reviewed. Law firms selected for this distinction have been peer-reviewed by other lawyers operating within the same geographic area and legal practice areas. Best Lawyers collects an enormous amount of…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck Talc Case Covered by Press

The Legal Intelligencer recently published an article that discusses a talcum powder lawsuit being handled by our law firm. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson because its popular talcum powders, “Johnson’s Baby Powder” and “Shower to Shower” could be linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The case being handled by our attorneys, Nancy Winkler and Todd Schoenhaus, has recently been moved back to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas where it will remain through trial. Although initially filed in Philadelphia earlier this year, Kleiner v. Rite Aid was to be moved to a federal court in September by the Defendants. This is the first high-profile talcum powder lawsuit to remain in Philadelphia.. The Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. have a proven record of helping clients who were harmed by defective products. For more information on this case,…
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Report Suggests IKEA’s Dresser Recall Has Fallen Short

IKEA dressers linked to the deaths of eight children can still be found in homes across the country. In 2016, IKEA recalled 29 million of these dressers. It turns out many homes in the US still contain these deadly pieces of furniture. According to the Consumer Federation of America, only 3 percent of the 29 million recalled dressers have been returned or repaired. IKEA’s dressers, including eight million from its MALM line, were recalled because they were designed in a way that increases the risk of tipping over. Children who are caught underneath these heavy dressers can die or suffer catastrophic injuries. The eight deaths related to IKEA dressers should have never happened. Industry standards exist that should prevent furniture from tipping over, even without being anchored to the wall. IKEA’s 29 million recalled dressers did not meet this standard. As a result, eight children lost their lives to tip-over-accidents….
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What are the Possible Side Effects of Invokana?

In 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new class of drugs to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes. Invokana (also called canagliflozin) is a subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitor (SGLT2 inhibitor) that is used to treat this common condition. Other names for the drug include Invokamet and Invokamet XR. SGLT2 inhibitors are designed to help the kidneys reduce the level of sugar in the bloodstream. However, there are reports that Invokana may cause life-changing or even fatal side effects. The FDA requires a black box warning for this product. This is the most serious type of warning required by the FDA. Lawsuits filed against the manufacturer claim the drug can cause complications that include: Diabetic ketoacidosis: This is a condition where your body produces dangerous levels of ketones, which are blood acids that are produced when your body burns fat for energy or fuel. According to…
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Survey Claims 21 Percent of Patients Have Experienced Medical Errors

Depending on who you ask, medical mistakes kill an estimated 250,000 to 440,000 patients in the US each year. Numerous studies have found that medical mistakes are very common in hospitals, doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. A new survey published by the NORC at the University of Chicago shows how common medical mistakes are and how they affect patients. Twenty-one percent of respondents reported personally experiencing medical mistakes. Seventy-one percent among this group claimed the mistake had a long-term impact on their finances, family relationships, health and emotional well-being. Forty-two percent of these respondents reported receiving an apology for the mistake. The survey also asked this group of respondents why they believed the medical mistakes occurred. Sixty-nine percent believed a lack of attention to detail was responsible for the mistakes. Another 50 percent believed their health care providers made errors due to being overworked or tired. An additional…
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