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What are ventral hernias and how is surgical mesh used for treatment?

Ventral Hernias: Risk Factors and Symptoms One of the most common types of hernias occurs when a person’s intestines push through a weak area of the abdominal wall muscles. This type of hernia is called a “ventral hernia.” A recent study indicated that patients undergoing…

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How do you know if your hernia mesh is causing a serious infection?

NOTE: Our law firm operates exclusively within the state of Kentucky. While we appreciate your interest and readership, we regretfully cannot accept cases or provide legal assistance outside the state of Kentucky. Symptoms of Hernia Mesh Infection Chronic pain. Pain is perhaps the number one…

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How do talc-based powders cause ovarian cancer?

For many decades, women have trusted Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder to keep them fresh and dry. They added baby powder to their underwear as part of their daily routine without fear of what could happen. But the Connection Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer Is…

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What is preemption, and how does it apply to a defective drug or medical device case?

The answer to this question begins with Article Six of the United States Constitution: Only one law can be the supreme law of the land. While federal and state governments have the authority to create laws, federal law is the law that must be followed…

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I’ve been diagnosed with advanced stage pancreatic cancer after taking Byetta. I don’t know how much longer I have to live. Why should I file a Byetta pancreatic cancer case?

We are so sorry to hear about your diagnosis and your prognosis. You know, better than anyone else, how quickly your priorities changed once you knew that your life expectancy was shortened. You likely no longer care about some things that once mattered to you….

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Even though I was doing great on Avandia, with no problems, my doctor in Louisville switched me to another diabetes drug when the FDA put out a warning about Avandia in 2010. I would love to switch back; I had fewer side effects on Avandia. Given its history, though, would I be a fool to take the risk?

Only your doctor can answer that question honestly for you by weighing the pros and cons of using Avandia for your particular severity of diabetes. Since 2010, doctors have been restricted to prescribing Avandia to only the sickest diabetes patients when they are unable to…

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