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What’s the Difference Between a Drug Side Effect and a Drug Injury?

by Staff Blogger | May 14th, 2019

All medications have side effects that are usually discovered either during their research and development phases or during clinical trials involving actual patients. Those side effects are often well-documented on medication packaging, in commercials and advertisements, and via healthcare providers when they prescribe drugs to patients. Side effects can range from mild symptoms to severe

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Xeljanz Linked to Blood Clots in Lungs and Increased Risk of Death

by Staff Blogger | May 7th, 2019

Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib), medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are linked to an increased risk of developing blood clots in the lungs and death, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA alerted the public about this danger in Feb. 2019 after an external data safety monitoring committee found

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Affected by California’s Wildfires? Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough.

by Staff Blogger | November 16th, 2018

Wildfires have already destroyed more than 130,000 acres of land in California, causing an unprecedented death toll that continues to rise. Many residents in affected areas are still missing and many others have had their homes and property severely damaged or completely destroyed. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), a natural gas and electricity provider to

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Former Players Say NFL is Stalling on Settlement Payments

by Staff Blogger | November 21st, 2017

Research shows that repeated blows to the head and resulting brain injuries may be linked to the development of brain deterioration and conditions like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. 20,000 former NFL players filed a class-action lawsuit against the league claiming that it hid the damages and potential complications associated with

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