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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Claims

November 3, 2014

SJS Lawsuits Continue to Be Filed Over Potentially Fatal Reactions to Medications

An allergic reaction to certain medications can result in SJS side effects, in which large areas of the skin die and slough off in sheets.

As more information comes to light about the risk of the potentially life-threatening skin…

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Blood Clots

July 19, 2013

Life-threatening side effects like heart attack and stroke may result from blood clots associated with pharmaceutical drugs. If you believe you have been affected by a dangerous medication, contact a defective drug attorney today.

Blood clotting is a natural process that helps the body repair injured blood vessels, and complex…

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Internal Bleeding Side Effects

January 18, 2012

Internal Bleeding Side Effects

Although internal bleeding is generally known as bleeding that can’t be seen outside the body, healthcare professionals typically use more specific terms that describe exactly where the bleeding can be found inside the body; i.e. intracranial bleeding (head) or intra-abdominal bleeding (abdomen). Internal bleeding occurs when…

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

January 17, 2012

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Side Effects

The life-threatening brain infection called PML can lead to severely debilitating neurological problems, if not death, in patients. If you have suffered from symptoms of PML, which you believe to be linked to pharmaceutical drug use, contact a defective drug attorney immediately.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy,…

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Omphalocele

June 21, 2011

Omphalocele Symptoms

Depending on the size of the defect, omphalocele can cause the protrusion of one or more of the following organs:

  • Stomach
  • Small intestines
  • Large intestines
  • Spleen
  • Liver
  • Bladder
  • Ovaries
  • Uterus

The exposed organs may be covered in a layer of thin cutaneous tissue that may tear or rupture during delivery creating serious complications during childbirth.

Omphalocele…

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Limb Defects

June 21, 2011

Types of Limb Defects

There are a few classifications of limb defects that differ in type, location and severity. Some of the most common limb defects defined:

  • Webbed digits – when two or more fingers or toes fail to separate, leaving the bones connected with excess skin, muscle, tendons and/or ligaments
  • Duplication…
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Craniosynostosis

June 21, 2011

Types of Craniosynostosis

There are a few different types of cranosynostosis that reflect which suture carries the defect. The most common type of craniosynostosis is called sagittal synostosis and refers to the hardening of the principal suture that runs on the top of the head. Frontal plagiocephaly is the next…

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