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Grounds For Filing A Taxotere Lawsuit

One of the common side effects of chemotherapy is temporary hair loss. After stopping from treatment, patients can expect to see their hair growing back after 3 – 6 months. But one particular drug that has caused much distress to cancer patients is taxotere. Manufactured by Sanofi Aventis and approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1992, the drug has been associated with permanent alopecia, a side effect that Sanofi concealed to patients.
The website of Williams Kherkher revealed that approximately 10 – 15% of women who used taxotere reported no hair growth for a period of ten years after stopping treatment. Sanofi marketed Taxotere as the more superior chemotherapy drug compared to its competitors. Recently, however, studies showed no indication of the superiority of Taxotere over its competitors.

Sanofi Aventis has recently been the subject of lawsuits filed by cancer patients. A Taxotere alopecia attorney will tell you that Sanofi showed negligence in not informing patients of the serious side effects associated with Taxotere. Some of the grounds for filing a taxotere lawsuit include the following:

  • Failure to warn. Although the Taxotere product information suggested possible hair loss, there was no warning that such hair loss would be lasting in nature.
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation. Lawsuits also alleged that Sanofi misrepresented itself by claiming that rigorous testing has deemed Taxotere as safe and effective for its intended use.
  • Misleading marketing. Plaintiffs also claimed that Sanofi deceived customers by making them believe that hair loss was temporary and that hair would grow back. Likewise, it deceived customers when it marketed taxotere as more superior than its competitor Taxol.
  • Non disclosure of hair loss risks. Despite relevant findings from the GEICAM 9805 study revealing long term hair loss in Taxotere patients and additional reports from female patients, Sanofi allegedly concealed such information to patients and health care providers.
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On The Issue of Children In A Divorce Case

When couples decide to end their marriage and file a divorce case, one of the issues that is usually tackled is that of the children. Raleigh divorce lawyers will tell you that the best interest of the children has a huge effect on the decision of the judge. Kids usually have a hard time coping up with the situation about their parents. Here are some of the issues that can have an effect on the decision of their parents.

1. Only the parents get divorced but not the children

Even if the parents have decided to part ways, the children will still look at their situation as a happy family. NO matter which house their parents will live, the child will always have their parents on the top of their minds.

2. Children will associate with the same-sex parent.

There is a saying which goes, “Like father, like son” or “Like mother, like daughter.” In this case, the son will choose to go with his father in the same way that a daughter will choose to go with the mother. Regardless of their father or mother’s shortcomings, the child will still look at them as a good example and will just work out the flaws.

3. The best interest of the child is always the priority

In a divorce case, one of the biggest victims is the child. There are times when one of the spouses will feel for their children and feel hurt for them. If you are worried that your child has developed a feeling of abandonment, hurt, or scare, as a parent you should deal with what you are feeling first.

For children of parents who have opted to divorce, one of the biggest issues that need to be addressed is what they will feel and how they will cope with their current situation.

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What to do after an accident caused by a bad roadway

When you believe that a government agency is responsible for your car accident, then there are important steps that you should take in order to make a strong personal injury or car accident claim. According to Williams Kherkher, a government entity or agency can be held accountable for a car accident if they neglected their duty to keep the road reasonably safe, which lead to poor road conditions. The government agency can be legally off the hook if they were not aware of the poor condition of the road or that they provided enough warning signs that the motorists did not heed.

In order to make a strong case, the first thing to do after being a car accident (after getting necessary medical care) is to get important and relevant information. Make sure that you have record important information such as the location of the road issue and where the accident occurred, as well as significant landmarks of establishments that could help locate the area. Next, list the name of the road where the accident happened and the direction with which your vehicle was driving. Another important factor is the details of the road condition that caused the accident, such as the size of the pothole, no warning signs, etc. Lastly, get contact information and names of possible witnesses that may help validate your claim.

There are time constraints for these legal processes so it is important to know the statute of limitations so that you will not lose your right to file a claim. Regardless of whether you want to file a claim or not, you still have the responsibility of reporting the incident so that the government can address or fix the poor road conditions and avoid future accidents.

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Is My Loved One Being Abused? Signs of Abuse in Nursing Homes

We only want the best for our loved ones. That’s why we are channeling a substantial amount of our time, effort, and resources just to get the best nursing home that would look after them and take care of their needs. However, can we really be sure that our loved one is getting the care that they truly deserve? Furthermore, can we really guarantee that our loved one is free from any form of nursing home abuse?

According to the website of the Law Offices of Ronald Resmini, more than a third of long term care homes in the country have been in violation of the federal law on the abuse of the elderly. Also, more than 90% of nursing homes are understaff, not to mention a survey that revealed that more than half of nursing aides have admitted to mistreat their patients at least once for the past 12 months. These shocking numbers tell us one thing: that our elderlies are not safe, and so we have to be vigilant enough to detect any signs of nursing home abuse.

The physical manifestations of nursing home abuse are:

  • Unintended weight loss
  • Dehydration, malnutrition
  • Bed sores, rashes
  • Unexplained bruises, broken bones

The emotional manifestations of nursing home abuse are:

  • Anxiety, lack of vigor and affection
  • Fearfulness, especially when a nursing home aide is around
  • Lack of personal hygiene, or the reluctance in keeping oneself clean
  • Lack of motivation to socialize, wants to be alone

The financial manifestations of nursing home abuse are:

  • Missing items/valuables
  • Unexplained withdrawals
  • Ignored requests for needed medical assistance
  • Forged documents to extend custody

Abuse is punishable to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law. The only challenge, however, is that most cases of nursing home abuse remain unreported and undocumented. One way to report an a suspected elder abuse is by contacting Adult Protective Services (APS), which has presence in every state across U.S.

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Complications of Pedestrian Accidents

The state of California is one of the most populated and busy states in all of the US, so it does not come as a surprise that there is a significant amount of pedestrian accidents that occur all over the state. When a pedestrian gets hit by a car, the first legal claim would be against the motorist who hit the victim, but there are also some circumstances there a claim can be filed against a municipality. This occurs when the place where the accident occurred was unsafe or if traffic devices were not working properly, leading to the accident.

According to the website of Williams Kherkher, one of the complications following a pedestrian accident is when the driver of the vehicle immediately left the scene. This would then be called a hit-and-run accident, and can make an injury claim and compensation very hard to win. Health and disability insurance may ensure that injuries will be covered regardless of whether the driver who hit you is able to pay compensation or not.

Despite being a “defensive driver” you can never be too sure of the actions of other people while they are on the road, therefore being clam and alert is important when sharing the road with others. It is not only the driver’s responsibility to drive safely; pedestrians who are on the road should also be paying particular attention to the roads and make sure to be visible to other motorists so that they are visible. Since pedestrians are often not wearing enough protection, even a small accident can lead to serious injuries, therefore being aware and alert and following traffic signals should be practiced in order to avoid being involved in a pedestrian accident.

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