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J&J and Bayer Not Off the Hook for Xarelto Injuries Yet

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J&J and Bayer Not Off the Hook for Xarelto Injuries Yet

 

You’ve probably seen the commercial featuring basketball star Chris Bosh, golf legend Arnold Palmer, professional racecar driver Brian Vickers, and comedian and actor Kevin Nealon.

 

The four celebrities are promoting Xarelto – a blood thinner – for different conditions including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation or an irregular heart beat. As a blood thinner, Xarelto prevents clots from forming in the blood. Unfortunately one of the drug’s main side effects – bleeding – has caused numerous bleeding-related injuries in patients across the country.

 

People who suffered with internal bleeding, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary Continue Reading

New Yorkers Need to Know about the Effects of Asbestos

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New Yorkers Need to Know about the Effects of Asbestos

 

You have most likely seen the commercials on television for people suffering from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. What exactly is asbestos, though? How and when can people be exposed? What are symptoms of exposure? What can you do about it if you are exposed?

 

Understanding What Asbestos Can Do to People

 

What Is Asbestos?

 

In the 1800s, asbestos was a celebrated substance. The naturally occurring mineral was not only fireproof, but also insulating and provided strength to the fabrics and other materials it was mixed with.

 

It was used in everything from building materials Continue Reading

What Happens If a Child Is Injured At School in New York?

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What Happens If a Child Is Injured At School in New York?

 

All parents have had a moment of fear or apprehension when they first drop their child off at school: what if they get hurt?

 

From violent playground bullies to school bus accidents, there are all kinds of ways for children to get injured throughout the school day – and since you can’t be there to prevent them or help your child, you have to rely on others to do so.

 

Sometimes, though, kids still get hurt, and when they do it can cost you big time in medical bills, lost wages, and more. Parents expect to have Continue Reading

4 Tips for Avoiding Motorcycle Injuries in New York

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4 Tips for Avoiding Motorcycle Injuries in New York

 

Want to hear a sobering statistic? A person on a motorcycle is 29 times more likely to be killed than someone in a car.

 

With more cars on the road and higher rates of auto accidents, it is only getting more dangerous for bikers.

 

Just a few weeks ago, at the tail-end of April, a 59-year-old man struck a rider from behind, knocking him off his bike, then drove off. Thankfully, the police caught him not long after and he has been charged with multiple counts, including an aggravated DWI and leaving the scene of Continue Reading

1 Dead, 22 Hurt: Tragedy a Reminder Pedestrians Must Be Careful

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1 Dead, 22 Hurt: Tragedy a Reminder Pedestrians Must Be Careful

 

For New Yorkers, walking isn’t a choice – it’s something that’s part of living in our city. Most of the time, for most of us, it’s something that we don’t even think about. As recent events have reminded us, though, everyone who walks needs to start thinking about it a little bit more, and what they can do to make themselves as safe as possible.

 

You probably already know what we’re talking about. Recently a car plowed through a crowd in

Times Square, killing one person and injuring 22. The driver sped down more than three blocks of Continue Reading

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