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Medical Product Liability Archives

Chemotherapy drug may cause permanent hair loss

Georgia cancer survivors are often willing to try just about anything to beat their condition. Oftentimes, this means subjecting oneself to chemotherapy, which is really a general terms for the treatment of various cancers using drugs and drug combinations that are highly potent.

What is Xarelto and what can go wrong when taking it?

The drug Xarelto is used in hospitals and by doctors to prevent a patient from getting blood clots. As any Georgia resident who is undergone a surgery knows, blood clotting is a very serious and potentially fatal condition that can happen after a patient goes under the knife, especially if they aren't able to move around a lot after the operation. Xarelto was designed to help prevent this condition and thus head off a tragedy.

What can go wrong if I get a hip replacement?

In many cases, hip replacement surgery is a godsend for residents of Rome, Georgia and other residents of this state. However, there have been cases, recently having come to light, of something going horribly wrong with the hip implant. The end result is that a patient who thought he or she was getting a new lease on quality of life may wind up in a worsened condition, or even permanently disabled.

Can medical product liability result from heater-coolers?

Those who have been through, or have had loved ones go through, open-heart surgery are well aware of the stress it involves. The list of potential risks is long and frightening, and serious consequences can result, even if nothing goes particularly wrong. When there is some device or product used in the operation that does not work correctly for some reason, the results can be devastating. It is important for those who may need such surgery to know from where such risks may emerge, and how their rights might be protected.

Zofran use during pregnancy and threats to patients' health

Pregnancy can be both a blessing and a curse for expectant mothers in Georgia. On one hand, a mother-to-be may be ecstatic to meet her new baby and bring a new member into her family. On the other hand, if she is one of the unfortunate women who suffers from morning sickness during her pregnancy, she may wish for relief from her nausea, vomiting and discomfort.

What is the time limit on medical malpractice claims in Georgia?

The pain and hampered mobility that comes along with hip problems are very real, and can seriously affect a person's quality of life. For this reason, more people are opting for hip replacement surgery, seeking some kind of relief. Unfortunately, while many people get this relief, others ended up with poorly designed or poorly made implants that make a bad situation even worse.

What is a duty to warn in Georgia medical product liability?

The advance of medical science over the past half-century has been nothing short of remarkable. While testing, diagnosis and surgical techniques have developed quickly, perhaps no area of medicine has had a more profound effect on people's health than that of prescription drugs. From the development of antibiotics to the treatment of terrible diseases such as AIDS and cancer, pharmaceuticals have saved many thousands of lives and improved the quality of life for even higher numbers. However, while prescription drugs are beneficial, many of them also produce side-effects that can be damaging or life-threatening to some individuals.

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