Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

You May Be Entitled To Compensation

15
Asbestos-related deaths/year
8.2
Pounds of asbestos that arrived in U.S ports since 2006
125
People currently exposed to asbestos at the workplace
23
On-the-job injuries in the U.S. everyday
100
Problematic FDA medical device reports/year
10
Deaths from prescribed drugs/year
3,000

People are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year
according to Cancer.net.

If you are one of these people, let us help you get the compensation
that is owed to you.

Asbestosis

It is a chronic lung disease caused by the retention of asbestos fibers in the lungs after prolonged exposure to asbestos and similar to other asbestos-related diseases, Asbestosis manifests many years after the initial asbestos exposure.



		

Mesothelioma

It is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the cells in the linings inside the chest, abdomen, and space around the heart. Caused by exposure to asbestos, It claims an average of 3,000 lives per year, with fewer than 4,500 new cases diagnosed annually.

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Dangerous Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies have an obligation to ensure that the medications being sold do not cause more harm than good, but that’s not always the case. They have failed to protect the consumer and now the affects of their irresponsibility are causing injuries.

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Most cases of asbestosis or lung cancer in workers occurred 15 years or more after the person was first exposed to asbestos.

-Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry

Domestic consumption of asbestos amounted to about 803,000 metric tons in 1973, but it had dropped to about 2,400 metric tons by 2005.

-National Cancer Institute

Even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year.

-Harvard Center for Ethics

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April 27, 2016 in AkinMears, Pharma Alert

FDA Announces Diabetes Drug Linked to Heart Failure

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April 18, 2016 in AkinMears, Medical Device Alert, Recalls

FDA Warns of Massive Diabetes Test Strip Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about the recall of 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall of Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits after…

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April 13, 2016 in AkinMears, Medical Device Alert, Recalls

Injured Hip Replacement Patients Win $502 Million Lawsuit

A $502 million dollar settlement was awarded to patients seeking compensation from Johnson & Johnson due to faulty hip replacements used in their surgeries. The case revealed how Johnson & Johnson knew about the faulty medical device and its inevitable failure and continued to distribute it among doctors and patients…

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April 7, 2016 in AkinMears, Wage Compensation

Oil & Gas Industry Cheats Employees of Compensation

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March 30, 2016 in AkinMears, Medical Device Alert

FDA Taking Steps to Improve Safety of Infusion Pumps

After receiving reports of significant safety issues associated with infusion pumps, the FDA has begun taking steps to ensure the safety of the devices. From 2005 through 2009, the FDA received around 56,000 reports of adverse events associated with the use of infusion pumps, including numerous injuries and deaths. Infusion…

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March 22, 2016 in AkinMears, Pharma Alert

Depakote (Valproic Acid) Linked to Severe Birth Defects in First Trimester

A study finds pregnant women who take the epilepsy drug valproic acid (Depakote) during their first trimester are more likely to have children born with serious birth defects. Valproic acid is used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and to prevent migraines. Brand names include Depakote, Depakene, Depacon, and Stavzor. Valproic…

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