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The Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will Work Together

Healthcare powers of attorney (POA) and living wills work hand-in-hand to make sure that your loved ones honor your wishes if you're ever too sick to make decisions for yourself. A healthcare POA does... Read more

Finding an Attorney

If you have suffered side effects from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or had a baby born with birth defects due to the use of SSRIs, finding the right lawyer can help determine whethe... Read more

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Types of Lawyers and Areas of Law Definitions

Have a problem but are unsure whom to turn to? Talking to the right type of attorney at the start cuts down on a lot of time and missteps. Find out what type of attorney you need and what area of la... Read more

Vioxx Lawsuits

Update Late in April 2010, the US Supreme Court decided that a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Merck can, finally, go to trial. The suit was filed back in 2003 by Merck shareholder... Read more

Serzone Lawsuits

What is Serzone? Serzone® (nefazodone hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat depression combined with anxiety. Its manufacturer, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, decided to wit... Read more

Accutane Lawsuits

What is Accutane? Accutane® (isotretinoin or roaccutane) is considered by many dermatologists to be the strongest, most effective weapon against persistent, severe acne. A derivative of Vitamin A,... Read more

Drug and Medical Devices

Everyday doctors and other medical professionals prescribe pills and devices to help overcome medical conditions and sicknesses. In theory, they should make us better; however, in some cases, they mak... Read more

Suing a Drug or Medical Device Company

In 2010, more than 437 million medical devices were recalled (removed from the market1). While manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe, sometimes these products cause serious harm. Re... Read more

Compounding Pharmacy Implicated in Deaths

A compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts has been linked to the outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis caused by contamination of steroid injections commonly used for back and neck pain. M... Read more

Mirena IUD FAQs

Your health care provider may recommend that you use the Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) as a form of birth control. You may have some questions about this device. Learn more about the Mirena IUD wit... Read more

The Truth About Taking Polygraph Tests

When you're looking for a new job, you probably expect prospective employers to investigate your criminal background, check your references, and even run your credit. Probably the last thing you'd exp... Read more

Levaquin Lawsuits

Levaquin® (levofloxacin) is a type of prescription drug in the class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. It was made and marketed by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johns... Read more

NuvaRing Recall

NuvaRing is a contraceptive ring designed for internal use. It is manufactured by Merck & Co., a major pharmaceutical company.1,2 This product has not been the subject of any class action lawsuits, bu... Read more

Yaz Dangers and Side Effects

The birth control medication known as Yaz or Yasmin has many potential side effects. The FDA has extensively documented Yaz’s dangers and side effects. Its side effects range from less severe ones, su... Read more

Coverage for Prescriptions: Regular, Medicare and Medicaid

Insurance to cover the cost of prescription drugs is a major concern. The primary sources are private insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid. Due to variation in plans and the high cost of prescription drug... Read more

Who's Your Doctor Most Concerned About?

Your doctor prescribes some drugs or orders a test when you visit his office; it's no big deal, right? You made an appointment to figure out what's wrong with you and the doctor's trying to do just th... Read more

Effexor Withdrawal Symptoms

Effexor® is the brand name for venlafaxine, an antidepression drug in a class referred to as selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). In addition to treatment for major depressi... Read more

Who's Your Doctor Most Concerned About?

Your doctor prescribes some drugs or orders a test when you visit his office; it's no big deal, right? You made an appointment to figure out what's wrong with you and the doctor's trying to do just th... Read more

Do You Have a Lawsuit?

The contraceptive pill YAZ® has become controversial due to its link to serious cardiovascular, vein and liver problems.1 If you have experienced these or other medical issues as a result of using YAZ... Read more

FAQs About Birth Control Recalls

You may wonder, “How effective is birth control?” The effectiveness of popular birth controls can range from 71 percent to 99 percent, depending on the method used.1 But a recent rash of birth control... Read more

Mirena IUD Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Mirena® IUD1 for the purposes of birth control in the United States. Millions of women use Mirena® IUD as a contraceptive. Some of these wo... Read more

Wrongful Birth: The Life That's Not Supposed To Be

Related Item A Georgia woman has filed a $5 million wrongful pregnancy lawsuit against oral contraceptive maker Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. She claims she became pregnant despite taking her birt... Read more

Walgreens Guilty for Prescription Overdose Death

We've seen it happen all over the country: Mom-and-pop pharmacies disappearing one by one. In their place there are mega-pharmacies across the street from one another. Now, Walgreens has been found gu... Read more

Wrongful Birth: The Life That's Not Supposed To Be

Related Item A Georgia woman has filed a $5 million wrongful pregnancy lawsuit against oral contraceptive maker Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. She claims she became pregnant despite taking her birt... Read more

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