Hoffman-La Roche seeks approval for melanoma treatment

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 2:09 pm    

Swiss global healthcare company F. Hoffman-La Roche AG recently filed an application with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of its experimental drug Cobimetinib, which was designed to treat melanoma in combination with the drug Zelboraf, which is already being produced.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer in which the patient suddenly develops melanocytes, which are pigment-containing cells, in the skin. Around 86% of melanoma cases can be attributed to exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

In the United States, melanoma cases comprise 2% of the 3.5 million diagnosed cancers, meaning around 700,000 people are afflicted with the disease in the country on a yearly basis.

At Williams Kherkher, our experienced team accepts cases that deal with pursuing financial compensation against the manufacturers of Viagra, which has been connected to the development of melanoma in some individuals. To learn more about what our Viagra lawyers can do for you, call us today at (800) 220-9341.

Medicines that can trigger severe diarrhea

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 1:32 pm    

Severe or prolonged diarrhea can have serious consequences; therefore, it is important to monitor medicine intake that may cause the gastrointestinal problems.

Many medications may cause diarrhea, from chemotherapy drugs to common, over-the-counter NSAIDs. People prescribed antibiotics are at a higher risk of suffering from serious and bloody diarrhea if the antibiotic nourishes Clostridium difficile bacteria. Drugs containing antacid to control an individual’s stomach acidity can also trigger diarrhea if it contains magnesium. Patients are advised to seek medical attention if they suffer from severe or prolonged diarrhea as a result of the medicines they are taking.

Unfortunately, high blood pressure patients taking Benicar may also suffer from severe diarrhea that has resulted in death due to sudden and dramatic weight loss. If you have experienced negative consequences as a result of taking this potentially dangerous drug, the attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you determine if you may be entitled to receive remunerations for your recovery. Learn more about your legal options today by calling (800) 220-9341.

Facts About Incremental Peritoneal Dialysis

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 1:09 pm    

Peritoneal solution, which is used in kidney dialysis procedures, often experiences shortages, which those in the medical industry discuss at length. Many experts believe a return to the concept of incremental peritoneal dialysis should be examined, as this procedures uses less solution over a longer period, Nephrology News & Issues reported on November 20.

Incremental dialysis refers to the process of performing dialysis to a chronic kidney failure patient in incrementally low doses over time – not in large doses over a more limited amount of time – to correct uremia. Incremental peritoneal dialysis is typically performed in those who retain residual kidney function, although as this decreases over time, the dose inevitably increases.

GranuFlo, a medical product used in the dialysis process, can cause great harm to those who use it. If you have experienced health complications after taking GranuFlo, the product liability attorneys at Williams Kherkher may help you hold the drug manufacturer financially responsible. Call our offices at 800-220-9341 today to begin taking action.

Am I suffering from uterine cancer?

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 12:10 pm    

Power morcellators are used in eliminating benign (non-malignant) tissue enlargements along the lining of the uterus. It works by breaking up the tissue growths and vacuuming them out of the body. In some cases, however, undetected cancerous tissues might also be shredded by the device, causing cancer cells to spread and progress aggressively.

Speak with your physician right away if you experience any of these uterine cancer symptoms after undergoing a procedure involving a power morcellator:

  • Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain in the pelvis area
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • A watery discharge from the vagina, sometimes with streak of blood

If you or your loved one developed uterine cancer because of power morcellators, our legal team of power morcellator attorneys at Williams Kherkher is willing to review your situation to see if it qualifies you to take legal action. Call us at (800) 220-9341 today for a free assessment of your case.

Supreme Court rejects BP’s appeal without ado

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 10:36 am    

On December 8, the United States Supreme Court rejected a plea made by oil giant BP Plc to reopen a settlement deal made in 2012 that required the company to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to the victims of the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the case of BP Exploration & Production, Inc. v. Lake Eugene Land & Development, Inc., SCOTUSblog reported.

The dismissal was issued without comment or dissent from any of the justices. The case sought to delay lower court actions which would have BP pay over $600 billion for economic damages to claimants who allegedly lack any empirical evidence that the damages incurred by their properties were directly caused by the massive oil spill.

If you are among those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Kherkher by calling 800-220-9341. We may be able to help you pursue a case against BP for the financial compensation you believe you deserve.

Can power morcellators cause endometriosis?

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 4:12 pm    

Found along the inside lining of the uterus, the endometrium plays a very important role in the female reproductive process. Before menstruation, the endometrium tissues thicken to accommodate human embryos in case of pregnancy. During menstruation, these tissues shed off through the cervix and out of the body. When pieces of endometrial tissue detach from the inside lining of the uterus and grow outside it, endometriosis occurs.

Endometriosis is characterized by symptoms such as painful sexual intercourse, dysmenorrhea, painful urination, excessive bleeding, painful bowel movements, and infertility. Unfortunately, women who have undergone a uterine procedure using a power morcellator are at higher risk of suffering from this painful disease. Scientists have found that endometrial tissue broken down by a power morcellator may lodge outside of the uterus and cause endometriosis.

If you have developed endometriosis or any other health conditions after undergoing a surgical procedure involving a power morcellator, do not hesitate to take legal action. Our team of power morcellator attorneys at Williams Kherkher want to help you take legal action against the responsible manufacturer. For a free case assessment, call us at (800) 220-9341 today.

Williams Kherkher’s December 2014 Oil Spill Claim Newsletter Now Available

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 5:06 pm    

Williams Kherkher‘s most recent BP oil spill claim newsletter was released on December 12th. Covering issues such as the Supreme Court’s denial of BP’s appeal and BP’s PR campaign, the firm’s latest newsletter includes information that is sure to be helpful to both current and potential claimants. To read the newsletter in full, click here.

Makers of Xarelto move to prevent merging of lawsuits

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 12:34 pm    

Drug companies Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer are currently working to prevent the consolidation of lawsuits targeting their anticoagulant drug Xarelto, Fierce Pharma reported on December 4.

Twenty-one current lawsuits against the maker and manufacturer of Xarelto will possibly be consolidated and sent to U.S. District Judge David Herndon in East St. Louis, IL. Bayer and J&J are pushing back against that request. The current lawsuits come after more than 65 bleeding deaths have occurred after patients begin treatment with Xarelto. The plaintiffs also claim that the company did not properly inform the public about potential bleeding risks. J&J maintains that all anticoagulant treatments, including Xarelto, bear the possibility of bleeding.

The lawyers of Williams Kherkher know that people have suffered great financial loss from treating illnesses caused by potentially hazardous medications like Xarelto. If you or a loved one has suffered severe bleeding in the stomach or intestines from Xarelto use, we may possibly help you pursue damage claims against negligent companies. Speak with us today at (800) 220-9341 to learn more about your options.

Pending compensation for Stryker hip implant victims

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 9:40 am    

Stryker hip implants have been utilized by approximately 20,000 people throughout the United States, thousands of whom have experienced serious negative health effects from the medical device, WSVN reported on November 19.

Stryker Corp. agreed to pay $1.46 billion to settle product liability lawsuits just this November to compensate many who have suffered from these hip implants. Thirty-seven-year-old Broward County local Arthur Monroe, who has a hip implant device that was recalled in 2012, may be one of those people who will receive money as compensation. He has experienced excruciating pain in his leg, as well as complete numbness. Some experts are concerned about the long-term effects of these implants, especially in those who have not yet felt negative health consequences.

A manufacturer who failed to completely ensure the safety of its product before releasing it onto the market should be held fully liable for any damages it causes consumers. If you have suffered unduly from a Stryker hip implant, call the attorneys at Williams Kherkher today at (800) 220-9341 to learn about seeking compensation.

Does a baby with cleft lip and palate feel pain?

Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 1:03 pm    

Because of the facial malformation caused by cleft lip and palate, parents and family members may worry that babies born with such defects feel pain or discomfort. However, infants born with cleft lip and palate do not actually feel pain. When babies are born with this facial malformation, they do not understand that they are in any way different than others.

Although babies with cleft lip and palate do not feel any pain from the congenital defect, they are unfortunately susceptible to suffering serious complications if not treated.

This congenital defect can be caused if a woman took Topamax during pregnancy–a drug intended to treat those who suffer from seizures. The resulting effect on one’s child and the costly expenses associated with medical treatment can be devastating. However, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may be able to help you hold the negligent drug manufacturer fully accountable for any financial losses. Call our offices at (800) 220-9341 today to learn how you may pursue the funds you need to protect your child’s future.

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