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Causes And Prevention Of Hearing Loss
Date: March 12, 2018, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

There are many causes of hearing loss, some of which are curable and preventable whereas some of them are beyond cure. Some of the causes are inherited and some of them happen as one gets older. Some of the problems of hearing loss are preventable through hearing aids whereas some require surgery. Following are some common diseases related to hearing. Otosclerosis: This is a disease of the middle ear. This disease makes the inner ear harder for the tinny bones to move freely. The medical name of this disease is conductive hearing loss and it is curable with surgery. Meniere’s… Read More

Possible Damages That Are Available In A Breast Implant Lawsuit
Date: January 9, 2018, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

What Are Some Possible Damages That Are Available In A Breast Implant Lawsuit? In the legal field, the injuries and harms that patients suffer as a result of a defective product are referred to as damages. The current litigation has a stringent and fixed guideline for recovery with set amounts per payment category. The settlement options are disease-related and are not influenced by loss wages; emotional and physical pain and suffering; or deformities of the breast as a result of ruptures or removals. The damages in the breast implant litigation are very limited Should I Sue The Surgeon As Well?… Read More

Breast Implants
Date: January 9, 2018, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

What If My Breast Implant Ruptures? Saline and silicone breast implants can both either rupture or leak. If this occurs, treatment and perhaps even surgery may be required to remove the implant from the body. A saline implant that leaks will typically deflate very quickly and the affected breast will change in shape and size. When an implant leaks, the body absorbs the contents, and other medical problems may possibly occur. What Are Breast Implant Lawsuits Alleging? Most of the breast implant lawsuits have been classified as product liability cases, which can include claims of failure to warn, breach of… Read More

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

Medical Malpractice Claim Requirements
Date: April 20, 2016, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Medical malpractice happens when the patient is harmed by the doctor or some other healthcare expert who fails to efficiently perform his/her medical duties. The rules about the medical malpractice for when to bring the lawsuit is to must notify the doctor in advance. These rules also differ from state to state. But there are some principals and a broad range of categories of rules that are applied to most of the medical malpractice cases. Here is an overview of some of the special rules and laws. Requirements for the Claim To prove that the medical malpractice happened claimant must… Read More

The Impact Of An Independent Medical Exam On An Auto Accident Claim
Date: April 2, 2016, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

An Independent Medical Exam or IME is not an independent exam per se. It is actually an exam conducted by someone who has a direct conflict of interest in the results entailed. Typically an IME is conducted by a doctor of either your own insurance company’s choosing, or the other party’s insurance company’s choosing. In this exam, the doctor is trying to disprove what you and your doctors are claiming regarding your injuries. Their primary objective is to find a means of denying you the monetary compensation that you deserve. Sometimes, a plaintiff’s own insurance company may require them to… Read More

Types Of Cancer Surgeries And Their Differences
Date: February 26, 2016, Author: Fenstersheib & Berkowitz

Surgery is common after cancer diagnosis. But there are many types of cancer surgeries. Their purpose, outcome, scope and other factors also vary widely. Some surgeries work to remove as much cancer as possible, while others achieve different goals. Some other goals include removing enough cancer to improve quality of life, or removing enough for diagnosis and staging. Making things even more confusing, some surgeries work for some patients, while other patients will not benefit. Because your cancer differs from anyone else’s in its biology, DNA, characteristics and other factors, your treatment plan also differs. You may undergo surgery for… Read More

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