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What is Hypoxic Brain Injury? An overview of Ischemic Encephalopathy

In neurology, hypoxic brain injury (hypoxia) is often associated with anoxic brain injury. Hypoxic brain injury results from a reduced supply of oxygen to the brain, while an anoxic brain injury results from a complete cutoff of the brain’s oxygen supply. Physicians sometimes use the abbreviation HAI or Hypoxic-Anoxic Injury. Both injuries result in brain cell death (apoptosis). Brain cells… Read More

Bayer Settles Yaz Lawsuits

Last year in October 2013, Bayer Pharmaceuticals issued an announcement stating that it had agreed to a settlement in response to at least 6,700 lawsuits related to the Yaz and Yasmin birth control products it manufactured and distributed. The total settlement is said to exceed $1.4 billion. As part of the settlement agreement, Bayer would not admit to any wrongdoing… Read More

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

In Florida, state law defines a wrongful death as any death that occurs “due to the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of a person or persons”. Across the US, most states have similar laws that apply to wrongful death cases in nearly the same way. The legal term “person” can mean any individual, corporation, organization,… Read More

Playtex Hammock Hip Recall

On December 19th, 2013, Playtex issued a defective consumer product recall. Playtex’s Hip Hammock infant carrier (sling) has been recalled by the manufacturer due to the risk of a fall hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns the buckles on the child carrying sling connecting the waist and shoulder straps may crack or break, posing a fall hazard to… Read More

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit against UPenn over Brain Cancer Death

In October of 2011, University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist, Jeffrey Ware, died after a struggle against brain cancer. Early in December of 2013, Ware’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his employer, the University of Pennsylvania, alleging that the school is responsible for Ware’s death by failing to adequately protect him from laboratory radiation. Ware’s surviving family members further alleged… Read More