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No matter the type of personal injury - automobile accident claim, worker’s compensation claim, longshoreman’s claim, slip and fall claim, or product liability claim - an often overlooked legal issue is medical causation. In any personal injury case, the burden is on the injured person to establish the incident/accident caused or was the contributing cause of the injury. Said another way, proof that an injury “could have” or “possibly” resulted from an incident/accident does not meet an injured’s legal burden. Instead, it is necessary the evidence reflect that the injury “more than likely” or “ to a reasonable degree of medical certainty” resulted from the incid ... Read More
Alabama Public Radio recently reported on some disturbing findings in a well-publicized New England Journal of Medicine study about teen driving habits. While the findings might not surprise you, they should definitely give you pause about sharing the road with hormonal, inexperienced drivers. A Short But Blessed Grace Period First, here's the good news: Teen drivers are model road citizens for the first several months of their driving careers. Before they develop an innate familiarity with the rules of the road, they're extra-careful about signaling early, looking both ways, respecting speed limits and avoiding dangerous passing maneuvers. Over time, however, these good habits star ... Read More
Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney: Recently in our local TV market a personal injury lawyer began running a somewhat controversial TV ad. Some people liked it and others hated it. Many of my peers in the bar thought it was demeaning to our profession. The ad also sparked lots of comments on facebook and one post in particular caught my attention. In response to a critical comment, one person responded, "For those of you critical of this commercial, please tell me how I am supposed to go about selecting a personal injury attorney. I’m new to the area and don’t know any lawyers. I think I’d rather hire a lawyer based upon his TV commercial rather than just randomly selecting a la ... Read More
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Testosterone Replacement Therapy products for men have been linked to an increased risk of death, heart attack, stroke and blood clots. Testosterone therapy, such as the prescription topical treatments Androgel, Testim and Axiron, are used to help boost testosterone levels in men who have "Low T," a deficiency of the male hormone. Call us today if you think you or a loved one may have a claim. Toll free at 1 866 975-7766. Or e-mail Mark Wolfe at email@example.com. Put "Low T Therapy Claim" in the subject line. Synopsis of "Low Testosterone Treatment Risks" from Yahoo Health New research indicates millions of men may be risking a heart attack, stroke or even premature death by taking tes ... Read More
GranuFlo & NaturaLyte: Dialysis Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks and Other Cardiopulmonary Complications
On June 25, 2012 the Food & Drug Administration issued a recall for two drugs commonly used in the dialysis treatment process. The drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are used in the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure during hemodialysis. These drugs were manufactured and distributed by Fresenius Medical Care North America which also used the drugs in numerous dialysis clinics they own across the United States. Serious and sometimes fatal heart attacks and other serious cardiopulmonary complications have been associated with the use of these drugs in dialysis patients. Most adverse reactions or heart attacks occurred either during the dialysis process or within 48 hours of receivi ... Read More
SUMMARY OF BP CLASS ACTION CLAIM SETTLEMENTThis summary is the work product of Boteler, Finley & Wolfe1 866 975-7766 or 251 433-7766 Knox Boteler of BF&W has been involved in the ongoing litigation concerning the BP Oil Spill since shortly after April 20, 2010. BP and the Plaintiffs have now settled an Economic and Property Damage Class Complaint ("Class Complaint") that was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as a result of the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. The Class Complaint alleged several federal statutory and maritime claims on behalf of businesses, property owners, fisherman, and thousands more. On May 2, 2012, the Court prelimi ... Read More