The bladder pain drug that can cause patients to go blind
For years, doctors across Kentucky have prescribed Elmiron to their patients suffering from interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS). Elmiron is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat this painful bladder condition and has been on the market since the 1990s. It is not a […]
When negligence is involved in sports injuries
When your child plays sports at the high school or college level, more than likely an injury will sideline them at some point. It’s a risk many are willing to take because they love competing so much. But in recent years, athletes and parents have become more aware that sometimes suffering an injury isn’t just […]
Despite the danger, too many Americans continue to run red lights
From distracted driving to reckless risk-taking, too many U.S. drivers continue to treat a red light as a suggestion rather than a potentially life-saving traffic signal. In a recent study, the American Automobile Association found that red-light running deaths reached a 10-year high in 2017. Statistics show an increase in injuries and fatalities The AAA […]
Which complications accompany broken ribs?
A serious car accident may lead to all kinds of injuries, including whiplash, head/brain trauma, soft tissue damage, and broken bones. Broken ribs are a common result of car crashes, and in some cases these injuries are relatively minor (if not uncomfortable). However, broken ribs can also cause you to experience more serious complications, as […]
Medical misdiagnosis impacts 20% of patients, study finds
Making a correct medical diagnosis is often difficult for many reasons. When your doctor gives you an incorrect diagnosis, though, it may have a serious impact on your prognosis. Research shows that medical misdiagnosis is far more common than many people think. A recent study has shined a spotlight on how often and why it […]
What if I’m hit by a distracted driver?
You are on your way to work when morning, listening to the radio as you drive along. When you exit the freeway and need to stop for a sudden red light, you quickly realize the driver behind you isn’t stopping. You even notice that she is texting while driving. Before you can blink, she hits […]
McCracken County crash injures six people
An interesting dilemma may exist when people in Kentucky suffer injuries stemming from car accidents in which they were passengers. In most cases, those traveling as a passenger in a vehicle know the driver, and having a personal relationship may dissuade one from seeking legal action against another. However, the debilitating nature of a car […]
Talcum powder cancer claims yields JJ settlement
Many product liability cases involve sudden and serious injury, but sometimes it is the long-term damage caused by a seemingly harmless product that harms people the most. People may not consider these instances a catastrophic malfunction worthy of a liability case, but they still merit investigation and people harmed by them deserve justice. Drugwatch reports […]
Does your vehicle have a dangerous backup camera?
The Ford Motor Company recently announced the recall of more than 700,000 cars, trucks and SUVs due to potentially dangerous backup cameras. The covered vehicles have reverse cameras that may show distorted images or go blank at inopportune times. If you have a vehicle that appears in the safety recall notice, you may take it […]
What are the effects of a hip implant failure?
Hip implants can improve your quality of life if you suffer from arthritis or other degenerative bone or joint diseases. However, these implants can fail and cause you severe pain. The Arthritis Foundation notes that metal-on-metal implants are more more likely to fail than other types, but any model may fail long before it should. […]