Happy Memorial Day from The Yost Legal Group! baltimore car accident lawyers, baltimore personal injury lawyers, baltimore auto accident attorneys, driver safety, memorial day

The attorneys and staff at The Yost Legal Group wish you and your family a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! However you choose to enjoy the holiday, either visiting family, taking a trip or just relaxing at home, we hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Please keep in mind that Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and with more drivers on the road comes an increased risk of…

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Recent Study Finds Medical Errors are Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States medical malpractice lawyers baltimore, baltimore medical mistake law firm, hospital error lawyers, maryland medical malpractice law firm, patient safety

Even though medical professionals strive to provide the highest standard of care to their patients, thousands of medical mistakes take place every day in the US. Medical mistakes occur regularly due to communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, poor judgment, and inadequate skill. These mistakes can directly result in patient harm and death, and are not identified on a person’s death certificate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiles an annual list of the most…

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Johnson & Johnson Products Containing Talcum Powder Are Linked to an Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyers, johnson & johnson talcum powder lawsuit attorneys, baltimore product liability lawyers

The Yost Legal Group is investigating claims involving talcum powder products that are linked to ovarian cancer. Scientific studies have shown that women that regularly used Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder are up to 20% more likely to develop ovarian cancer. There have been suspicions in the medical community for more than 35 years that regular talcum powder use could increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Despite this knowledge of the link…

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FDA Warns That Antipsychotic Medication Abilify May Cause Impulse-Control Problems drug injury lawyers, maryland drug injury law firm, defective drugs, drug injury attorneys baltimore, abilify lawsuits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug Abilify. Uncontrollable urges such as these were reported to have stopped when the medicine was discontinued or the dose was lowered. These impulse-control problems are rare, but they could result in harm to the patient and others if not recognized. Abilify (aripirazole) is…

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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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