Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

How a Bair Hugger can Hurt a Patient

During surgery, the patient’s body needs to be kept at a safe, consistent temperature. When the patient’s body temperature drops below 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit, he or she can suffer from perioperative hypothermia, a condition associated with blood loss, an increased risk of infection, and an increased mortality rate....
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When a Drug’s Risks are Not Advertised, it is a Defective Drug

Drug manufacturers have the responsibility to disclose all potential side effects of their products. They must be disclosed to doctors who may prescribe the products to patients and to patients who may take the drugs. By providing this information, drug companies make it possible for doctors to weigh the benefits and potential risks of a particular medication before prescribing it to a patient and patients can consider whether the benefits outweigh the risks before deciding whether or not to take the medication....
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Understanding the 2017 Invokana Dangerous Drug Claims

Numerous claims have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of diabetes medication Invokana. These claims allege that the manufacturers did not adequately warn doctors and their patients of the drug’s potential side effects, which include an increased risk of kidney failure, foot and leg amputations, and ketoacidosis....
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What is a Heater-Cooler?

A heater-cooler is a device placed inside a patient’s body during surgery to keep his or her body temperature at a consistent, safe level. They are most commonly used in surgeries on the heart or lungs. The devices control patients’ temperatures by moving water through a small unit where it is air-cooled to an appropriate temperature....
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How Can Abilify Hurt Me?

Abilify is an antipsychotic drug used to treat bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and Tourette Syndrome. In certain cases, it can also help autistic individuals manage their irritability. Its generic name is Aripiprazole. It is also sold under the brand names Aristrada and Abilify Maintena....
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When E. Coli Causes a Urinary Tract Infection

Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, is the cause of approximately 85% of urinary tract infections (UTIs). E. coli can develop in raw produce, unpasteurized fruit juice, raw and undercooked beef, and contaminated water. In most cases, individuals with healthy immune systems do not experience negative symptoms when exposed to E. coli. If an individual has a weakened immune system, he or she can become ill from E. coli exposure....
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La Crosse, Wisconsin Impacted by E.Coli Outbreak

Currently, the La Crosse County Health Department is investigating eight reported cases of E.Coli poisoning. This specific strain is known to cause diarrhea in victims and can send young children to the hospital. It has not yet been linked to any specific food item or retailer....
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Keeping Yourself Properly Hydrated When Recovering From Food Poisoning

When you are suffering from food poisoning, putting your health first will help you make a timely, complete recovery. One of the most important ways to keep yourself healthy is to drink enough water to keep yourself fully hydrated. There are benefits to being properly hydrated all the time, regardless of your health status. When you are ill, these benefits are magnified. Staying Hydrated Combats Nausea...
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