Monthly Archives: June 2016

Nursing Homes: Recognizing Elder Abuse

There are nearly 6 million reports of elder abuse in the United States each year. This number indicates that approximately 10% of the elderly population in the United States is reported as a victim of emotional, physical, or financial abuse. The unfortunate truth is these statistics represent only a fraction of the number of actual cases of elder abuse. It is a known fact that the majority of elder abuse goes unreported by victims. It is important to know the signs of abuse if you have a loved one in a nursing home. Entire blog

Topamax Birth Injury Lawsuit Verdict Upheld

A Pennsylvania appeals court upheld a $3 million birth injury lawsuit verdict in a case against a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson last month. The verdict was appealed by the defendant after the trial court found that the drug manufacturer failed to warn doctors about the risks associated with Topamax and birth injuries. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal and ethical duty to inform doctors of any potential side effects or risks of drugs so doctors can inform patients and prescribe medications accordingly. Birth injuries and defects caused by dangerous drugs are serious and can have permanent consequences. Entire blog

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