Judge Establishes June Deadline to File Claims Against Stryker Corp stryker hip implant, stryker hip recall, defective medical device lawyers in baltimore, medical malpractice law firm maryland

Stryker Corp announced a major settlement agreement with thousands of former patients back in November of 2014, which could end up costing the company upwards of $1 Billion in pay-outs. A U.S District Judge in Atlanta, Georgia, announced on Monday, May 11 of 2015 that additional patients seeking damages against Stryker for their hip revision surgeries had 45 days to file a claim. June 25, 2015 Deadline to File a Claim Against Styrker Corporation This…

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Medical Research Studies Can Be Very Harmful top rated medical malpractice lawyers in baltimore, kki lead paint study, defective drug law firm in dundalk

The Baltimore Sun recently published a very informative article on the risks and oversight of medical testing on human subjects. By Meredith Cohn and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun. “When University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers were looking for volunteers to test a vaccine for Ebola, which was killing thousands of people in West Africa, Andrea Buchwald raised her hand in Baltimore. ‘Scientific curiosity,’ the 29-year-old graduate research assistant in Maryland’s department of epidemiology said, explaining why —…

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Lead Paint Poisoning Still Effecting Our Most Vulnerable Communities lead paint, lead poisoning, lead poisoning lawyers in baltimore, freddie gray, baltimore protests, lead exposure and youth development, maryland toxic exposure law firm

At The Yost Legal Group, Baltimore Injury and Medical Malpractice law firm, we have represented hundreds of clients dealing with the lingering effects of lead paint poisoning in their children and loved ones. Exposure to lead paint has been indisputably linked to multiple mental and physical developmental ailments that can prove especially harmful to children. Symptoms of lead paint poisoning include: Decreased IQ Dramatic decrease in attention span and hand-eye coordination Loss of short-term memory…

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month motorcycle helmet, motorcycle safety awareness month, motorcycle accident lawyers in baltimore, maryland injury law firm

At The Yost Legal Group, Baltimore, Maryland Accident and Personal Injury law firm, we advocate for the rights of injured motorcycle riders. Attorney Tom Yost himself is a huge motorcycle enthusiast. We take rider safety extremely seriously, which is why it is so important to the attorneys at The Yost Legal Group to stress the importance of wearing a motorcycle helmet as bikers return to Maryland’s roads and highways this summer. The most important thing…

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Blood Thinner Medication Xarelto is Causing Severe Adverse Reactions baltimore defective drug lawyers, product liability attorneys in maryland, defective product law firm, medication error, side effects, Xarelto lawsuit

Earlier this year, The Yost Legal Group outlined the underlying factors of a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) against the blood-thinner medication Xarelto. Since the announcement of this litigation at the end of 2014, a case that already appeared primed to become one of 2015’s largest mass tort drug cases has continued to grow as new patients harmed by this medication continue to come forward. The case against Xarelto and manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson…

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New Study of Pregnant Mothers Taking SSRI Drugs Shows Increased Risk of Birth Complications birth injury attorneys in baltimore, maryland defective drug law firm, birth injury, child safety, pregnancy safety

A recent study that polled thousands of expecting mothers has revealed a tangible link between the use of SSRI antidepressant medications during pregnancy and several types of serious birth injuries and complications. This study found that babies that were exposed to opiate pain relievers and certain types of SSRI medication while in utero had a much greater risk of being born underweight and facing additional health problems than children born to mothers that did not…

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Study Finds Diabetes Drug Glyburide Increases Risk of Birth Injury among Pregnant Mothers defective drug lawyers in baltimore, maryland birth injury law firm, birth injury, defective medication

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s (JAMA) Pediatrics edition has found a strong link between the diabetes drug glyburide and several severe birth complications including respiratory distress, hypoglycemia, and large size for gestational age. Glyburide is a widely used drug prescribed to pregnant women to treat gestational diabetes mellitus, also known as diabetes developed during pregnancy or GDM. Gestational Diabetes is a somewhat common condition that occurs in between…

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Spring is Crucial Season for Motorcycle Safety Awareness motorcycle safety, motorcycle accident law firm maryland, baltimore motorcycle accident lawyers

Every year, the return of spring and warm weather brings out hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to Maryland’s roads and highways. Riding a motorcycle is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Baltimore and the surrounding areas. However, with more motorcyclists returning to the road, spring is also an extremely important opportunity to discuss some basic facts about motorcycle safety. Nationwide, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2012….

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FDA Announces Labeling Change for Low Testosterone Medications; Warns of Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke with Use low testosterone, low-t, testosterone therapy, defective drug, bad drug law firm baltimore, maryland product liability lawyers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that they will be increasing restrictions on the labeling and sale of medication aimed at treating low levels of testosterone in adult men. For years, drug manufacturers have marketed medications such as Androgel, Axiron, and many others, as a “cure” for many of the symptoms associated with the normal aging process of adult men. According to these advertisements, problems such as lowered libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased energy…

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Popular Morning Sickness Drug Zofran Linked to Serious Birth Injuries defective drug law firm baltimore, product liability attorneys maryland, birth injuries

Nausea and vomiting are common in early pregnancy and may actually serve to protect the developing fetus. Most symptoms of so-called “morning sickness” can be managed conservatively without resorting to medication. This is important because between the years of 1980 and 2014, there were no morning sickness drugs on the market that had passed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process. This approval process is where drug companies must show testing that establishes both the safety and efficacy of…

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