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What Are Some Of The Risks Associated With Silicone Breast Implants?
Date: December 4, 2017, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Defective breast implants have been linked to the following complications: Malar Rash Rashes throughout body Implant Failure, Rupture, Explosion, or Infection Chemical sensitivity Scleroderma Raynaud’s Syndrome Autoimmune Diseases Systemic Fungus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Capsular Contracture (implant too tight) Removal or revision surgery Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) Difficulty swallowing and/or breathing Connective Tissue Diseases Leaky Implants Sensitivity to sunlight Achy or swollen joints or Polyarthritis Rheumatological Problems Kidney/Renal issues Fibromyalgia Lupus Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) Muscle pain and/or stiffness Scleroderma Neurological Diseases Sjogren’s Syndrome Is There a Class Action Settlement? There were several lawsuits that have been filed by patients… Read More

What’s The Problem With Breast Implants?
Date: December 4, 2017, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Silicone breast implants became a big issue during the 1990s. Many women claimed that their silicone breast implants were causing them a variety of critical health complications, despite manufacturer’s claims that their silicone products were entirely safe. Due to the number of rising claims against the implants, the FDA banned their use in the market from 1992 – 2006. Many of the manufacturers of this product abandoned the market, went out of business, or had to file for bankruptcy in order to relieve themselves of the lawsuits that were piling up against them. Despite the doubt that many critics still… Read More

How Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Affect A Patient?
Date: September 18, 2016, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

What is gastric sleeve surgery? In a nutshell, it is a method or tool to lessen the weight. It is a method in which main portion of the stomach is incised permanently. The part that is removed permanently is almost 90%. The rest of the part is equal to that of the size of a banana. By this method, the patient feels less appetite and resultantly loses his in a short span of time. Complications after gastric sleeve surgery: Gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico is relatively less dangerous methods as compared to other methods. The rate of success is very… Read More

How Can A Cardiologist Be Held Responsible For Medical Malpractice?
Date: August 23, 2016, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Heart disease is fairly common in the United States. In fact, it is known to be one of the leading causes of death for people living in the US. Although heart disease is known to be prevalent among the elderly, it is also becoming common in young adults. Doctors who are specialized in treating and preventing disorders related to the heart are called cardiologists. Some of the most common causes of death among men and women in the US include heart attacks. These deaths may involve negligence or inefficiency on the part of the cardiologist. Majority of the deaths occurring… Read More

Are Health Care Professionals Penalized After Making A Medical Mistake?
Date: November 30, 2015, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

It has come to the attention of many individuals that doctors and other health care workers aren’t being held accountable when they make a mistake during a given procedure they are performing. Whether it be surgery, or a less invasive procedure being performed, doctors often make mistakes that go unnoticed, or are simply left unaddressed. And what does that result in? Injured patients left to suffer and physicians still employed and practicing in the medical field. Take Dr. Pachavit Kasemsap who was accused of “slicing an aorta while trying to remove a gallbladder” or “connecting a woman’s rectum to her… Read More

Breast Implant Litigation Disease Claim Update
Date: October 19, 2015, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

June 3, 2019 Disease Claim Submission Final Deadline Did you receive a notice from Dow Corning regarding your settlement rights? Are you’re a registered claimant with acceptable proof of Dow Corning but have not submitted your Disease claim? Eligible diseases and conditions in Disease Option 1 are: Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome (PSS) Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)/Overlap Syndrome Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma (SS) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Polymyositis (PM) Dermatomyositis (DM) Eligible diseases and conditions in Disease Option 2 are: Systemic Sclerosis/Scleroderma (SS) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Polymyositis (PM) Dermatomyositis (DM) General Connective Tissue Symptoms (GCTS) ELIGIBLE DISEASES What are the eligible diseases… Read More

Disease Claims Guidelines
Date: August 3, 2015, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

SF-DCT Criteria for Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis Claims SF-DCT Criteria for Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome SF-DCT Criteria for Mixed Connective Tissue Disease SF-DCT Criteria for Overlap Syndrome SF-DCT Criteria for Scleroderma SF-DCT Criteria for GCTS (General Connective Tissue Symptoms) SF-DCT Information For Atypical Neurological Disease Syndrome (ANDS) Claims SF-DCT Dear Doctor Letter SF-DCT Criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) SF-DCT Criteria for Atypical Connective Tissue Disease (ACTD) Disease Claimant Information Guide June 3, 2019 Disease Claim Submission Final Deadline Did you receive a notice from Dow Corning regarding your settlement rights? Are you’re a registered claimant with acceptable proof of Dow Corning… Read More

Per ACA Regulations, Most States Have Expanded Health Insurance Coverage For Obesity Treatments
Date: August 2, 2015, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Since 2012, the Affordable Care Act has allowed states to select pre-existing insurance plans as the statewide “benchmark” in order to support better and more uniform health plans. However, in many cases the coverage is limited to medically-recognized diseases, which led to a process of defining what could and couldn’t be covered under ACA plans. Over the last few years, obesity has been added to the list of medically recognized conditions, and two types of coverage for diagnosis and treatment of obesity were put in place. As a result of these additions, most policies from 2015 onward will now cover… Read More

Boston Dow Corning Breast Implant Claim Lawyers
Date: April 27, 2015, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Do You Need Help With Your Boston Dow Corning Silicone Gel  Breast Implant Class Action Claim? The Dow Corning Breast Implant Saga Continues The Law Offices of Robert Fenstersheib and Sheryl Berkowitz  continue to  review  Boston claims for the Dow Corning Breast Implant Class Action. It is 2014 and we still continue to hear from women  who need help, support and assistance with  their claims for compensation. We  have spoken to 100’s of women. We understand what you have been thru. Believe it or not, it is over  14 years since the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanded that… Read More

Baltimore Breast Implant Class Action Lawyers
Date: October 23, 2014, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Do You Need Help With Your Dow Corning Silicone Gel  Breast Implant Class Action Claim? The Dow Corning Breast Implant Saga Continues The Law Offices of Robert Fenstersheib and Sheryl Berkowitz  continue to  review claims for the Dow Corning Breast Implant Class Action. It is 2014 and we still continue to hear from women  who need help, support and assistance with  their claims for compensation. We  have spoken to 100’s of women. We understand what you have been thru. Believe it or not, it is over  14 years since the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanded that the manufacturers… Read More