Blog Posts in February, 2014

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  • Feds Seeking Tougher Car Seat Rules as Millions are Recalled

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Feb-2014

    Just as child safety seat maker Graco announces a historic recall of their car seats, federal regulators call for new, stricter rules in the testing and approval of car seats. As we recently blogged, the CDC reports car crash deaths of children fell significantly in the past decade, and these new proposed safety rules could make the roads even safer for the youngest among us. From 2002 to 2011, ...
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  • FDA Announces Investigation into Testosterone Drugs

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Feb-2014

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced they would be investigating the safety of testosterone drugs after two studies indicated an increased risk of cardiovascular events among men taking the hormone. The agency cautioned men from abandoning their drug routine without consulting their physician first, and warned doctors to follow prescribing recommendations carefully. ...
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  • Mothers' Use of Anti-Depressants Could Harm Newborns

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 24-Feb-2014

    Women undergoing the hormonal changes of pregnancy may struggle with depression. The decision to use anti-depressants to treat major depression should be made by the doctor and expectant mother with an understanding of the risks of the drugs. A recent meta-analysis shows that the popular class of anti-depressants known as SSRIs may be a dangerous choice for women who are expecting, because the ...
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  • Keep Your Children Safe in Car Seats

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 21-Feb-2014

    Keeping children safe in a car is a top concern for many parents. Car seats and safety belts have improved safety for child passengers, with a marked decline in the deaths of children in car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that crash deaths of children dropped 43 percent from 2002 through 2011, the Associated Press reported recently. During the 10-year period ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson Lost Evidence in Vaginal Mesh Case

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 19-Feb-2014

    Vaginal mesh implants, used in thousands of women for the treatment and prevention of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, have been associated with countless complications. Johnson & Johnson, whose Ethicon unit produced the surgical mesh products, is facing litigation from many women who were harmed by the products. The discovery in the lawsuits has been consolidated in what is ...
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  • Drug Maker Had Research Showing Dangers of Pradaxa

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 13-Feb-2014

    Many prescription drugs come with a lengthy list of side effects and warnings. But one drug maker is being called out for failing to warn patients about some very specific risks that may have contributed to 1,000 deaths in recent years. Now, the maker of the blood thinner Pradaxa is facing thousands of lawsuits. Legal documents filed recently suggest some employees of the drug manufacturer ...
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