Benzene is a chemical compound most commonly found in industrial settings. But benzene is also a known carcinogen, with decades of research linking it to leukemia. Recently, high levels of benzene were found in a common consumer product: aerosol sunscreen. This discovery sparked a voluntary recall and widespread concern for the potential scope of benzene exposure. For litigators taking on benzene exposure cases, here’s what you need to know about the chemical’s carcinogenic risks.
Singulair, the brand name for montelukast, is a medication used to treat allergies and asthma. The drug helps alleviate sneezing, congestion, and inflammation. It can be prescribed to individuals as young as 12 months. However, Singulair has come under intense scrutiny in recent years for links to adverse mood-related effects. Specifically, the drug is associated with suicidal ideation in children. These findings have launched lawsuits targeting drugmakers. For attorneys taking on similar Singulair cases, here’s what you need to know about the drug.
Paraquat is one of the most commonly used chemical herbicides in the United States. The chemical effectively kills weeds while leaving the desired crop unharmed. Paraquat is also highly toxic and ingestion or inhalation causes serious chemical reactions in the body. But more recently, researchers have uncovered a link between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease. This discovery has sparked at least 20 lawsuits against Paraquat manufacturers. Given the chemical’s toxicity and links to serious disease, additional legal action is certainly forthcoming. For attorneys taking on Paraquat poisoning cases, here’s what you need to know.
Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) is a type of cancer originating in the lymphatic system. Common therapeutic strategies include radiotherapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, or surgery. But certain treatment strategies pose a risk of serious toxic side effects that clinicians must keep in mind. For attorneys pursuing MZL-related litigation, here is what you need to know about this cancer and common treatment guidelines.
Librium is a drug commonly used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. But treatment with Librium requires careful medical supervision and dosing attention. Improper attention poses the risk of oversedation, which can be dangerous over the course of withdrawal. For attorneys pursuing Librium-related cases, here is what you need to know about this course of withdrawal treatment.
Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) can occur during cataracts surgery, but effective treatment depends on precise surgical intervention. Surgical error and improper aftercare can lead to severe iris trauma. For attorneys handling IFIS related matters, here’s what you need to know about floppy iris syndrome and the appropriate treatment strategies.
Polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) foam is ubiquitous across industrial products. But toxicity concerns over PE-PUR foam degradation have prompted a recall by Philips for several respiratory care devices. An investigation found the foam components of certain CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator models could break down into particles and off-gas chemicals. For attorneys pursuing PE-PUR foam-related cases, here’s what you need to know about foam toxicity and the ongoing recall.
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare nerve injury that, left untreated, can lead to permanent paralysis and incontinence. A timely diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome is crucial to avoid irreversible damage. In cases of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, patients may have a basis for a malpractice action. For attorneys pursuing cauda equina syndrome cases, here’s what you need to know.
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) prognosis hinges on treatment timing and demographic risk factors. These criteria, plus many others, impact the appropriate course of action for CAP treatment—and could make the difference in whether a malpractice case exists. For attorneys pursuing community-acquired pneumonia treatment-related litigation, this is what you need to know.
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves located in the shoulder that originates from the neck. Recent research shows that certain shoulder replacement surgeries may cause brachial plexus injuries, resulting in numbness or paralysis. For attorneys pursuing brachial plexus injury matters, here’s what you need to know.