A sedentary lifestyle increases risk of endometrial and breast cancers

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 11:45 am    

A study involving more than 29,000 Swedish women suggested that too much sitting may increase the risk of endometrial and breast cancer, a report by The Huffington Post revealed on April 27.

The study categorized the participants into three groups: those who had a sedentary job and were not active outside of work, those with a sedentary job but were active in sports, and those who both had an active job and an active sports life.

During a follow-up period lasting 25 years, the study found that women in the first group were 2.4 times more likely to develop breast cancer and uterine cancer before menopause than those from the other groups.

Endometrial cancer does not affect only those with an inactive lifestyle. It may also affect those who have undergone laparoscopic uterine surgery involving a power morcellator – a device associated with the spread of undetected cancer in the uterus. To learn more about taking legal action against the maker of this medical device, contact our legal team at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.

Severe morning sickness linked to developmental delays in children

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 11:25 am    

A new study has revealed that mothers who experience severe morning sickness may have children who are at a higher risk of neurological developmental disorders, The Huffington Post revealed on April 22.

The study analyzed the records of 312 children born to mothers with severe morning sickness and 169 children born to mothers without the condition. The results revealed that children born to mothers with severe nausea and vomiting within the first five weeks of pregnancy were three times more likely to be diagnosed with developmental problems by the age of eight.

Authors of the study believe the likelihood of sensory and learning disorders are due to mothers not getting the nutrition they need early on in the pregnancy.

Expecting mothers suffering from severe morning sickness are sometimes prescribed with Zofran to battle nausea and vomiting. However, this drug has strongly been associated with congenital malformation, such as heart defects and cleft palate. If taking this drug has caused your baby harm in any way, a lawyer at Williams Kherkher might be able to help you seek the compensation your family needs. Call us at (800) 220-9341 for a free assessment of your case.

Possible causes of brain hemorrhage

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12:44 pm    

Brain hemorrhage is a kind of stroke caused by an artery in the brain bursting, resulting in bleeding that kills brain cells. This traumatic condition may be caused by the following:

  • Aneurism
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Brain cancers
  • Amyloid protein deposits in elderly people’s blood vessels
  • Drug abuse
  • Side effects of some prescription drugs, including Xarelto

Any people who experience symptoms of brain hemorrhage like headaches, seizure attacks, vision impairment or balance irregularities are advised to get in touch with their physicians immediately.

The lawyers of Williams Kherkher know that many people have suffered brain bleeding after taking Xarelto medication. If you believe this happened to you, our skilled pharmaceutical lawyers may help you fight for compensation from the negligent drug manufacturer to recover damages, including medical costs and lost wages. Call us today at (800) 220-9341 to find out how we may work for you.

Brachytherapy treatment improves uterine cancer survival – study

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 11:49 am    

An evaluation of the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database found that women with inoperable early-stage endometrial cancer have a better chance of survival if they undergo treatment that includes brachytherapy (BT) instead of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) alone, Medscape revealed on April 27.

The study, which involved the analysis of 460 patients’ data from the SEER database, found that patients who took BT or BT with EBRT scored high in both 3-year overall survival and 3-year cause-specific survival. EBRT uses a radiation beam from outside the body to destroy cancer cells. BT, on the other hand, involves placing the source of radiation near the tumor to get rid of the cancer cells.

Women who have undergone a laparoscopic procedure involving power morcellators are at a higher risk of developing uterine cancer. To learn more about taking legal action against the manufacturer after being adversely affected by this medical device, consult with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.

Study found one less sugary beverage a day reduces diabetes risk

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 11:22 am    

A U.K. study of more than 25,000 respondents found that cutting just one sugary beverage a day might reduce your risk of diabetes by up to a quarter percent, Medical News Today stated on May 2.

According to the study, replacing one serving of soft drink with water, tea, or coffee may cut down the risk of diabetes by 14%. On the other hand, replacing one serving of sweetened milk beverage may reduce diabetes risk by up to 25%. The study further revealed that your risk of diabetes may increase up to 18% for every 5% increase in daily energy intake of sugary beverages.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that may significantly reduce one’s quality of life. Unfortunately, sugary beverages are not the only cause of diabetes. The atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal, for instance, has also been associated with the development of this disease. To learn more about how to take legal action after being hurt by this drug, speak with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.

iPad game aids children with cleft palate in speech therapy

Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 2:33 pm    

Researchers have been testing an iPad game for children with speech problems caused by cleft palate, Healio reported on April 21.

Reports said the iPad game that was collaboratively developed by speech-language pathologists, surgeons and software engineers and may provide further information to develop strategies to improve the speech impediments of children with cleft palate and/or cleft lip. In the adventure-themed game, children will be given a list of phrases that will move the character. All of the 10 participants used in the study apparently respond enthusiastically to the iPad game and fared well according to researchers.

Treating speech problems that are caused by cleft palate defect can be strenuous and expensive. However, if your loved one’s cleft was caused by taking Topamax during pregnancy, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the pharmaceutical company or other accountable party. Speak with the legal team of Williams Kherkher today at (800) 220-9341 to learn more about the legal options that may be available to you.

Device introduced that accurately measures hip implant patients’ legs

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 10:23 am    

The Franhaufer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz, Germany crafted a process that makes use of a machine vision camera and LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in order to accurately measure a patient’s legs for the purpose of hip replacement, Vision Systems reported on April 22.

The process dictates the patient to lie down in a position as instructed by the physician, after which the physician will place a small plastic box containing two LED lights on the patient’s shin.

The physician then needs to prop up the patient’s leg up by the heel, and the two lights trace an arc which is recorded by an industrial camera placed about 1.5 meters to the side of the patient.

At Williams Kherkher, our legal team is dedicated to advocating for those who have been adversely affected by defective DePuy hip implants. If you have experienced this, you may be eligible to file a claim against the product’s manufacturer. Call us at (800) 220-9341 today to begin taking action.

Is Xarelto any better than its predecessor?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 9:25 am    

Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug prescribed for individuals who are at most risk of stroke, recurrent pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for market on July 1, 2011, hoping that it would be a better alternative to its predecessor Warfarin, a drug introduced to the market more than 60 years ago that has been well-associated with bleeding and death.

However, a study published on the National Center for Biotechnology as well as many other studies, have shown that Xarelto bears many of the same dangerous side-effects as Warfarin. For instance, one serious result of patients taking Xarelto may be gastrointestinal bleeding.

When medical professionals prescribe medicine, as patients we have to trust that the treatment will work as it should. However, when devastating side effects worsen your medical condition, leading to prolonged illness and sometimes even death, the negligent drug maker should be held fully accountable in court. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by Xarelto, speak with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.

John Eddie Williams, Jr., recognized as the 2015 Alumnus of the Year by Pasadena ISD

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 3:34 pm    

The team at Williams Kherkher is proud to announce that the Pasadena Independent School District recently designated John Eddie Williams, Jr., as the 2015 Alumnus of the Year. The award is intended to honor individuals who attended Pasadena ISD schools in the past and have made positive contributions to the community and society. Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis was quoted in an article of the Pasadena Citizen: “By generously giving of your time and resources, you are a great example for our students. We appreciate all you do for Pasadena ISD and the community.”

You can read more about this exciting recognition by clicking here.

Researchers examine crabs to learn about long-term oil spill effects

Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 1:01 pm    

Aside from the death of 11 individuals, and aside from the more than 130 million gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig additionally caused the deterioration of the Gulf of Mexico seafood industry–especially its crabs, CNN reported on April 21.

Although the industry itself has slowly begun to recover, researchers  at the Florida International University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette continue to study the crab population to learn more about how species are reacting to the oil. After the oil spill, researchers started noticing various changes with the crab population living within the gulf. For instance, the crabs look different, even possessing deformities that include lesions so massive, they would sever the creatures’ limbs.

The United States gets roughly 40% of its seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.

If you wish to file a claim against BP because your livelihood or personal life was affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, contact our attorneys at Williams Kherkher by calling our offices today at (800) 220-9341 today.

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