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October 2015 Archives

Experts claim cholesterol-lowering statin is defective drug

High cholesterol is a serious concern for any number of California patients, a worry that is shared by the millions of other people across the country who take cholesterol-lowering medication. Statin drugs are the most commonly prescribed drug for high cholesterol. However, just how safe are these drugs in the long term? Some experts cite new evidence that cholesterol-lowering statins actually create an increased risk of dying from a heart attack, the exact opposite of what the drugs are intended to do. It is not yet clear if pharmaceutical companies that produce these medications will have to face any product liability claims for manufacturing an apparent defective drug.

Medical malpractice numbers fueled by diagnostic errors

Despite progressions in technology and health care, patients in California are still at an alarmingly high risk of falling victim to a serious error -- misdiagnosis. According to one study, the vast majority of people in America will have an illness or disease misdiagnosed at least once in their lifetime. This type of negligent medical malpractice is not unavoidable, and yet patients continue to receive completely wrong diagnoses on a regular basis.

Don't suffer through nursing home neglect, we can help

Neglect of elders in a nursing home is often discussed under a single, sweeping umbrella, but this type of abuse can manifest in any number of ways. Even highly praised nursing homes in California can be the setting for terrible nursing home neglect. Unfortunately, by the time that a family is made aware of the situation, the damage has already been done.

Couple file product liability suit after wife suffers injuries

American Medical System Inc. has been accused of manufacturing and distributing products that are dangerous and defective. At least one defective medical device has been specifically cited in a product liability suit filed against the company. The suit, which was filed outside of California by a wife and her husband, seeks compensation for damages related to the alleged defective product.