Am I suffering from galactorrhea?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 1:08 pm    

Galactorrhea refers to the spontaneous production of milk in one or both breasts unassociated with breast feeding. Although galactorrhea largely affects women, some cases have been recorded to affect males and children. Galactorrhea is a result of an increased level of prolactin, a hormone responsible for initiating and maintaining milk production in nursing mothers.

Apart from milky discharge in the nipples, galactorrhea may also be accompanied by headaches or problems with vision. Such symptoms may indicate the development of benign growths in the pituitary gland, causing it to produce too much prolactin (prolactinoma). As the benign tumors grow, the pressure inside the skull increases, causing headaches and vision problems.

Risperdal is an atypical anti-psychotic drug well-associated with different adverse effects, including benign growths in the pituitary gland and galactorrhea. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by this drug, speak with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.


Two categories of hemorrhagic stroke

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 4:28 pm    

There are two types of hemorrhagic stroke, or brain hemorrhage, depending on the part of the skull where the bleeding takes place.

  1. Hemorrhagic stroke is called “intracebreral hemorrhage” if the bleeding takes place inside the brain and is caused by a damaged blood vessel. People with hypertension or those who abuse controlled substance and alcohol are at risk of this type of hemorrhagic stroke.
  2. Hemorrhagic stroke is called “subarachnoid hemorrhage” if the bleeding takes place on the surface of the brain, between the skull and the organ. The bleeding, also caused by a damaged blood vessel, then mixes with the fluid that supports the brain and spinal cord. If this type of bleeding happens, people are at risk of brain tissue damage due to artery spasms.

brain hemorrhage can result in devastating health consequences and quickly accumulating medical expenses. If you have suffered a brain hemorrhage after taking Xarelto medicine, the lawyers of Williams Kherkher may work on your behalf for the funds you need to cover treatment and other damages. Call us at 800-220-9341 today to begin taking action.


Identifying submucous cleft palate

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:27 am    

Submucous cleft palate is a classification of a cleft palate that is not easily detected by simply inspecting the mouth due to a mucous membrane that hides the defect. Parents may use the following symptoms to determine whether their child is suffering from the congenital defect:

  • Unusual speech that comes from the nose (nasal speech)
  • Recurring infection in the middle ear
  • Eating difficulties
  • A child may have a submucous cleft palate if a mucous membrane is found in the middle portion of the palate or a notch in the rear portion of the palate that causes speech problems.

In some situations, the problem can only be detected by conducting series of tests. Parents are advised to get in touch with their physicians if they believe that their child is experiencing these symptoms.

Congenital defects like cleft palate are unfortunately linked to mothers’ use of Topamax during pregnancy. If you think your child was born with a defect linked to Topamax use, the pharmaceutical lawyers of Williams Kherkher may work for you. Call us today at (800) 220-9341 to find out how we may help you win remunerations to recover any financial losses associated with surgery or other damages.


Kidney transplant will allow Sudbury baby to finally go home

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:26 am    

Two-year-old Sudbury, Ontario resident Taylum Lamoureux, whose chronic kidney disease has forced him to stay in Toronto for dialysis treatments, is finally going home after a scheduled kidney transplant, CTV News reported on May 9.

Since birth when he was diagnosed with an uncommon kidney disease, Taylum has received daily dialysis at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. His mother moved to Toronto, while his father stayed in Sudbury to work and keep health insurance for the family. Finally, Taylum is scheduled to go home.

Desiree, Taylum’s mother, said she is happy and thankful to all the people who pitched in to help bring her son back home by contributing to the Ontario Toyota Dealers Wishmaker campaign, which raised $25,000 for Taylum’s kidney operation.

Kidney dialysis is already a stressful process–when defective drugs are used in the process, however, dialysis can become threatening. The attorneys at Williams Kherkher represent those who have been harmed by using GranuFlo, a kidney dialysate with dangerous side effects. If you or your loved one has experienced this, call our offices at 800-220-9341 today to begin taking action against the negligent drug makers.


LA company begins drilling near site of 2010 BP oil blast

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 12:21 pm    

Drilling has begun anew just 3 miles from the site of the Macondo well explosion in 2010 that caused significant environmental and economic damage in the Gulf of Mexico, ABC News reported on May 13.

In April, federal regulators approved the plan of Louisiana-based LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC to drill for the same source of oil and natural gas.

BP, its contractors, and federal authorities struggled to contain the blowout that occurred at its Macondo well five years ago, and the full extend of long-term damage remains unknown. The worst-case scenario damage estimate for this new well exceeds the actual damage that occurred from the BP oil well explosion.

The attorneys at Williams Kherkher know that many people were negatively affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused by the BP-owned Macondo well explosion in 2010. Fortunately, there are still methods of legal recourse. If you suffered damages from this disaster, call our offices at 800-220-9341 today to learn more about seeking compensation from those responsible or appealing your rejected claim.


Zimmer begins litigation over defective hip implants this week

Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 2:32 pm    

Medical device company Zimmer Holdings, Inc., which is facing 400 product liability lawsuits in relation to its hip implant products, will go to court in two separate cases this May, according to the National Law Journal on May 5.

The first federal court suit took place on May 6 before United States District Judge Susan Wigenton in New Jersey. The next trial is set on May 19 at the Los Angeles Superior Court in California. It is pending before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue and was filed by Gary Kline, who claimed he had been implanted with a defective hip replacement device in 2007.

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been associated with tissue and bone damage, often resulting in medical complications and additional surgery.

Zimmer Holdings has not been the only manufacturer affected by claims of defective hip implants. The attorneys at Williams Kherkher provide dedicated representation for those who have been injured by DePuy hip implants. Do not hesitate to call us at (800) 220-9341 today to learn more about your legal options.


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.


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