Bite Back When A Dog Bites

When an injury is caused by someone else's dog, whether at their house or at the park, there is an avenue to recover not just your medical bills, but compensation for your pain, scarring, and mental anguish.  The key to most of these claims is the history of the dog.  Texas follows what has been called the first bite rule, which relates to the requirement that an owner know of his dog's aggressive...
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Jeff Meyerson Argues Spine Stimulator Case Against Medtronics at the 5th Circuit

On October 3rd, The Meyerson Law Firm squared off against Medtronics at the 5th Circuit.  The basis of the case is a RestoreSensor spine stimulator that stopped functioning only a year and a half after its installation.  The Meyerson Law Firm claimed that advertising on the Medtronics website constituted an express warranty.  A ruling is expected to be made within months which may help others faci...
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Serious Dog Bites and Dog Attacks

Victims of severe dog attacks often suffer severe injuries which can cost many thousands of dollars in specialized medical care treatment. Reconstructive surgery such as skin grafts, tissue expansion and scar reductions, often requires multiple procedures over a period of years. Studies show that Pit Bulls and Rottweilers inflict the majority of these damaging attacks. In the 12-year period of ...
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Bariatric Surgery May Lead to Brain Injury Due to Vitamin Deficiency

Studies have shown that, in some patients, bariatric surgery may lead to a severe vitamin deficiency that can cause memory loss and other serious neurologic problems. Cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy -- a syndrome caused by thiamine deficiency and marked by acute mental confusion, apathy, drowsiness, ataxia, and oculomotor abnormalities -- have been reported in the medical literature in patie...
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Homeopathic Teething Tablets

FDA issues new warning against homeopathic teething tablets The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning against the use of homeopathic teething tablets after lab analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance that could post a risk to infants and children who consume it. Standard Homeopathic Company, the manufacturer behind Hyland’s homeopathic teethin...
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St. Jude Heart Devices With Battery Defects Lead to Recalls

  St. Jude Medical has recalled some of its implanted heart devices due to the risk of premature battery depletion, a condition linked to two deaths in Europe. The device maker, in a letter to doctors, said potential battery depletion could occur among an estimated 398,740 company implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) worldwide—devices used to shock a dangerously racing heartbeat...
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Medtronic Announces Recall Of Several Neurovascular Products Due To Blood Clot Risk

The Wall Street Journal reported that Medtronic has announced a recall of specified lots of four neurovascular products because they can cause an increased risk of blood clots. Specifically, the recall includes the company’s Pipeline embolization device, Alligator retrieval device, X-Celerator hydrophilic guidewire, in addition to the stylet containing UltraFlow flow directed micro catheters and M...
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The Meyerson Law Firm Wins Medical Device Appeal to Texas Supreme Court

In the case of Wood v. Verticor, The Meyerson Law Firm recently won a long hard fight where the manufacturer of a medical device claimed that the fraud and negligence causes of action where claims against a health care provider.  They alleged that as such, the Plaintiff Mr. Wood would have to file a detailed expert report and be subjected to damages caps.  The Meyerson Law Firm won the arguments a...
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Blood Sugar Monitor Maker Hit With Suit Over Car Crash

Law360, New York (August 31, 2016, 4:59 PM ET) -- A North Carolina man who passed out behind the wheel and crashed when his blood sugar monitor allegedly failed to alert him of low blood sugar levels hit Dexcom Inc. with what’s believed to be the first suit over the recalled device in state court on Tuesday. Gordon Hunter said that he was driving alone in August 2015 when his blood sugar level ...
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