Study Shows Essure Users Are 10x More Likely to Require Post-Procedure Surgery baltimore product liability lawyers, defective product law firm baltimore, product liability attorneys maryland, essure injury lawyers, essure birth control lawsuit attorneys

The Essure permanent birth control device was marketed by Bayer AG as a safe, straightforward alternative to dangerous laparoscopic sterilization surgery. A 2015 study conducted by researchers at Cornell University, however, found that women who received an Essure implant were 10 times more likely to require surgery after their procedure than their counterparts who originally underwent a surgical sterilization. In addition, the study found that the Essure device offers no statistical advantage over laparoscopic sterilization…

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Pulmonary Embolism is The Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths in Patients Hospitalized for Surgical Procedures medical malpractice lawyers baltimore, surgical error attorneys baltimore, hospital error lawyers maryland, medical mistake attorneys baltimore, pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is usually caused by a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis, or “DVT”) formed in the deep veins of one or both legs, although it is possible for DVTs to form in any deep vein in the body. Unless the DVT is discovered and treated, all or part of the clot will enter the bloodstream and travel into the lungs where it lodges in a pulmonary artery and blocks the flow of blood…

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Be Safe Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day baltmore car accident lawyers, maryland car accident law firm, baltimore drunk driving accident lawyers, drunk driving accident law firm maryland, driver safety, stop drunk driving

On Thursday, 3/17 thousands of people in Baltimore will gather with friends and family to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. As with every holiday, many people will be out and about enjoying parades and festivities, and there will be a lot of drinking going on as well. So please, think about things. Plan ahead if you’re going to be drinking. Select a designated driver in your group Book a cab or car service in advance Call an…

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The Yost Legal Group Helps Baltimore Family Secure $1,900,000 Settlement in Lead Exposure Case baltimore lead paint lawyers, lead exposure law firm maryland, lead paint attorneys baltimore, case results

Exposure to lead paint is a dangerous and widespread health epidemic in the United States. The CDC estimates that 4 million homes in the U.S have children that are being exposed to lead. Many of those homes are located right here in Baltimore. In 1995, two twin girls were born in Baltimore. In 1996, the family moved into rental property, a row house in northwest Baltimore. The Landlord painted the property before the family moved…

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FDA’s Black Box Warning Labels Essure as Dangerous Device essure birth control device lawsuit, essure birth control device lawyers, baltimore defective medical device attorneys, maryland product liability law firm

The FDA announced on Monday, 2/29 that it will recommend a “black box warning” label for the Essure permanent birth control device. According to the FDA website, a black box warning label is “designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks” associated with a prescription drug or medical device. The FDA also instructed Essure manufacturer Bayer Pharmaceuticals to conduct additional studies in order to better understand the risks of prescribing this permanent contraception device…

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Millions of Children in the United States are Exposed to Lead baltimore lead paint law firm, baltimore lead poisoning lawyers, lead paint attorneys maryland, lead poisoning, lead paint exposure lawyers baltimore

Lead paint poisoning has been an epidemic in Baltimore. According to the CDC, 4 million homes in the U.S. have children who are being exposed to lead. No safe level of lead has been defined. Children are more likely to ingest lead than adults, and are more vulnerable to the effects of lead. Children who have excessive hand to mouth activity, and put toys, paint chips, dust, or soil in their mouths are at even…

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HIE and Cerebral Palsy Impact Thousands of Infants Every Year baltimore birth injury law firm, birth injury lawyers baltimore, cerebral palsy lawyers baltimore, birth injury law firm maryland, HIE law firm

Birth injuries and birth trauma are far too common in the United States. Every year, thousands of infants will be born with life-threatening conditions that are the result of a medical mistake by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional. The most serious birth injuries are caused when a lack of oxygen damages a child’s brain. At the Yost Legal Group, our legal team wants to educate people about the dangers of these injuries, as…

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Common Bile Duct Injuries Can Have Devastating Consequences baltimore medical malpractice lawyers, surgical error lawyers baltimore, maryland medical malpractice attorneys, bile duct injuries law firm

A healthy gallbladder stores bile, which is produced in the liver, and releases the bile into the small intestine to help in the digestion of food. Gallstones are small, hard, gravel-like deposits that can form inside the gallbladder. Gallstones cause pain, inflammation, infection, and blockages of the tubes, called bile ducts, which enter and exit the gallbladder. Gallstones are the most common cause of gallbladder surgery. The surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder is called…

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Learn the Facts About Environmental Racism lead poisoning law firm baltimore, baltimore lead paint attorneys, lead paint law firm maryland, environmental racism

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is a federal agency that protects the health and welfare of Americans and the environment. The Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) is a part of the EPA which is supposed to protect citizens from environmental racism by preventing states, local governments and private companies from discriminating based on race or ethnicity. One of the ways a government can discriminate and engage in environmental racism is by placing hazardous waste sites…

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Understanding Kernicterus, a form of Brain Damage that occurs in Newborns as a Result of Jaundice baltimore birth injury lawyers, birth injury law firm maryland, brain damage attorneys baltimore, birth injury, kernicterus law firm

Many babies are born with the yellow-tinted eyes and skin indicative of jaundice. Jaundice is caused by high levels of bilirubin, which is the yellow substance created as the body rids itself of old red blood cells. The yellow tint of jaundice can be harder to see in babies with darker skin color. The best way to measure bilirubin is to take a small blood sample from a baby’s heel. If the bilirubin level is…

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