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Levaquin Lawsuits: Defective Drug Facts

What is Levaquin? Also known by it’s generic name, Levofloxacin, Levaquin was developed by Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd in 1987, and released in Japan in 1993. Approved by the Federal Drug Association (FDA) in 1998, Levaquin is now manufactured the United States by...
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Benefits for Patients Damaged by Abilify

Aripiprazole, more commonly known by its generic name Abilify, was first developed in the early 2000’s by Otsuka America, produced by Bristol-Meyer, and was then first approved by the FDA in 2013. Abilify belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics, which are used...
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Johnson and Johnson Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

Risperdal, a powerful antipsychotic manufactured by Johnson and Johnson, was approved by the FDA in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.  In 2007 the drug was approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults and youth between the ages of 13 and 17...
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Fluoroquinolones Lawsuits: Levaquin, Cipro, and Avelox

Fluoroquinolones, a family of synthetic antibiotics, are commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder or prostate.  These drugs are also prescribed to kill a bacterium that leads to bronchitis and pneumonia.   The most common...
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Zofran Birth Defects and Heart Complication Lawsuit

Zofran, a drug produced and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline, acts as an anti-nausea and anti-vomiting medication for post-surgery patients. The drug was approved in the United States in 1991 exclusively for use with chemotherapy patients and post surgery patients. Zofran is also...
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Actos Heart Failure/Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Actos, a product of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the FDA in 1999 to help control blood sugar levels in type II diabetes patients.  Actos is considered one of the most popularly prescribed medications in the world, which is startling because it has been linked to...
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Pradaxa and Xarelto Anticoagulant Lawsuits

Anticoagulants, usually prescribed to patients suffering from irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation) or patients recovering from invasive surgery, thin the users’ blood to prevent clotting.  The most popularly prescribed anticoagulants are Pradaxa and Xarelto. Pradaxa, an...
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The Potential Negative Effects of Medtronic’s INFUSE Bone Graft Procedures

Medtronic, founded in Minneapolis, Indiana in 1949, is the world’s largest standalone medical technology company, credited with the invention and distribution of several cardiovascular products, diabetes supplies, and spinal materials.  Medtronic’s controversial INFUSE bone graft...
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Type II Diabetes Treatment Lawsuits: Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza

Adults suffering from Type II diabetes may have been prescribed one of several medications, including Byetta and Januvia.  Byetta, patented by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, was approved by the Federal Drug Administration for use with insulin in 2005, and Januvia, using a patent of...
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Administrative Law Judge

The ABC’s Of Administrative Law Judge Hearings

You’ve filed for Social Security Disability benefits and you’ve been denied your initial application. So you work your way through the necessary appeals process and, unfortunately, your request for reconsideration is also denied. At this point, you have the opportunity to...
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Social Security Corner – Are there temporary or partial disabilities?

One of the more common questions we receive at the law offices of Jones Brown regarding Social Security Disability claims is “Are there temporary or partial disabilities?”. The answer to the first half of this question is yes, temporary disabilities do exist and they are called...
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Can I be fired because of my tattoos?

Tattoos are freedom of expressions, right? As long as you are of age you have a legal right to decorate your skin. While this right is derived from privacy and freedom of speech, does this right to expression translate to a business environment? Could you even be fired for...
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Role of Social Media in the Courtroom

It is rare to find a sector of society which has not been affected in some way by the growing popularity of social media. In the span of a little over a decade platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube have become integral to communication and commerce. While it...
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Product Increases Risk of Cancer

Product Increases Risk of Cancer

Many women undergo surgeries such as a hysterectomy or a myomectomy when fibroids are found in the uterus and need to be removed. During procedure, surgeons make a small incision in the uterus using a tool called a morcellator. In 2014, Johnson and Johnson issued a recall of all...
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Summer Intern Insight

We had the pleasure to work with two students, Madison Reichert and Taylor Gajan, this summer. They helped us expand our online presence and gave key insight into social media trends. Read about their experiences at the law offices of Jones Brown.   Madison Reichert, Senior...
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Inherited IRA

The Facts About Inherited IRA

Not an exempt “Retirement Fund” in the eyes of the Law Attorney Eric Brown shares his knowledge of how inherited IRA’s factor in when filing for bankruptcy: Just another example of a trap for the unwary in bankruptcy; the United States Supreme Court, on June...
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Death Penalty: Midazolam = Mega Problem

What is midazolam? In short, midazolam is used to relieve anxiety before a surgery by causing sleepiness or drowsiness. It is used only under the watchful eye of a physician to monitor the patient’s heart rate and other important levels of care. Certain doses may cause...
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Xarelto Drug and Fatal Bleeding

The prescription drug Xarelto has recently sparked interest in both the medical and legal communities. It is used as a blood thinner in the prevention of blood clots, and is also known as Rivaroxaban. This drug has allegedly caused thousands of individuals to suffer from severe...
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Baby Powder and Cancer

Baby Powder and Cancer: An Unexpected Correlation Talcum Powder, also known as Talc Powder or Baby Powder is used by millions of people every day. The majority of households in the United States use these products for the care of their infants. Since the product is generally seen...
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workplace and sexual harassment

Workplace and Sexual Harassment

Workplace harassment is defined as any unwanted activity that happens in the work environment to make another feel uncomfortable, including verbal or physical interactions. Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted sexual attention, such as sexual advances, requests for sexual...
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Face-To-Face Legal Q&A

FACE-TO-FACE Legal Q&A with no obligation! Not every case requires the help of an attorney for a favorable outcome, and not everyone wants one; but you are likely to have pressing questions and need answers. Meet one-on-one with a Jones Brown attorney for a FREE Q&A...
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New Claims that Lipitor can Cause Diabetes

Lawsuits against Pfizer are being filed by a rapidly increasing number of women in the United States due to the drug Lipitor allegedly causing diabetes in some cases. Over 400 lawsuits have been filed within the federal court and it is expected that thousands will join the...
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Brain Injuries from Car Accidents -What To Do Immediately

Brain injuries can be and are extremely serious. Although it may seem like it can only happen to someone else, this is false. Over 500,000 brain injuries a years require medical attention, half of which come from traffic accidents. That being said, it can happen to anyone and it...
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4 Ways to Recover After Filing for Bankruptcy

1. Learn from your mistakes after filing for bankruptcy. Reflect on the financial choices you made in the past and determine if there are any you can avoid repeating. If you recognize where you went wrong, the chances of being in a difficult financial spot are much less likely....
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6 Things to Consider When Getting a Divorce

Considering a divorce? Here’s a few things you should keep in mind as you make your decision. 1. What is the motivation for your divorce? If you are considering divorce it is important that you are doing it for the right reasons. If this is the product of an emotional...
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Denton Native Sues NCAA for Repeated Head Injuries

  An ex-college basketball player from Denton, Texas, James Cunningham, is suing the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for failing to keep his health as a top priority by allowing him to continue playing before healing from an initial concussion. Cunningham’s...
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Social Security

Substance Abuse: The Death-Nail to your Social Security Disability Claim

In my Social Security Disability practice, I have attended approximately 100 hearings before an Administrative Law Judge on behalf of claimants. It has been eye-opening to see the number of people who are applying for Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security...
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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Now Linked To Liver Injuries

A lower dosage of acetaminophen is now being recommended by the Food and Drug Administration. More commonly known by the brand name “Tylenol”, the familiar over-the-counter drug has been found to cause liver damage, serious and fatal. Initially announced in January, the FDA found...
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defective drugs

Are You a Victim of Defective Drugs And Devices?

Before a drug is distributed to pharmacies, it should be put through a series of tests from the drug company and approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It is then up to the doctors and pharmacies to administer the correct drug and dosage properly. A defective drug...
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6 Things You Should Know If You Are Arrested

  When you are arrested, everything seems to happen very fast.  There are many situations and different circumstances that can lead to an arrest. No matter how or why it happened, it is important to know your rights.  Read our top 6 things you should know if you are arrested...
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Filing For Bankruptcy: The Details

Overloaded in debt, little to no income, and no other options. These are what have come to be as the perceived requirements for filing bankruptcy. If you find yourself in a difficult financial situation and are unsure if bankruptcy is the right decision for you, it is important...
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Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident

The initial shock and aftermath of a car accident can be stressful as well as traumatic. Some can be minor and some can be fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents were responsible for 33,561 deaths in 2012.  No matter the situation,...
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Social Security Disability Claims and Residual Functional Capacity Assessment

Just How Bad Off Are You Really?

Social Security Disability Claims and Residual Functional Capacity Assessment When you first apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits the Social Security Administration (SSA) will ask you for info on where you have been treating. They will ask for all of your...
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To Reaffirm or Not to Reaffirm

I am sure you will not be surprised to see that the answer to this—as is true with most legal questions—is that it depends.  As a bankruptcy practitioner I have mixed feelings about whether or not to recommend that my clients reaffirm a secured loan on a vehicle or a mortgage on...
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