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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March Is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month traumatic brain injury, traumatic brain injury awareness month, maryland traumatic brain injury law firm, baltimore personal injury lawyers, TBI, brain injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a complex medical condition that can occur when the brain or skull suffers a sudden blow or trauma. TBI is an extremely difficult condition to diagnose, and can come with a broad spectrum of symptoms. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans will be a victim of a TBI every year, making this one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. March of 2015 is National Traumatic Brian Injury…

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Police Officer’s Car Struck by Intoxicated Driver in Howard County drunk driving accident law firm maryland, baltimore auto accident lawyers, stop drunk driving, DUI

For the second time in just over a week, Howard County Police are reporting that an Officer’s patrol car was struck by an intoxicated driver. The most recent incident took place at around 10:30pm on Friday, March 6th on Washington Boulevard in Laurel, MD. According to the Police report, the Officer was traveling southbound when an intoxicated driver traveling in the opposite direction attempted to make a left-hand turn across several lanes of traffic. The…

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Study Finds Maryland Drivers Most Likely to Text and Drive distracted driving, texting and driving, distracted driving lawyers baltimore, auto accident law firm maryland, baltimore car accident attorneys, driver safety

A new study commissioned by AAA has found that a majority of drivers are well aware of the dangers of distracted driving, yet continue to engage in the risky practice anyway. The study also found that drivers in Maryland are the most likely group of drivers in the nation to text behind the wheel. The conclusions found in this study are disturbing, and demonstrate that drivers often choose to disregard facts and statistics about dangerous…

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Recent Series of Pedestrian Accidents Cause Delays, Safety Concerns Pedestrian accident lawyers baltimore, maryland personal injury law firm, accident attorneys, pedestrian safety

A series of pedestrian accidents, including two hit-and-runs, has left three Maryland residents fatally injured and at least one other in critical condition. Beginning during the evening of Saturday, January 31st and continuing through to Monday night, 3 separate and unrelated accidents have caused serious public concern while also contributing to long delays along major Baltimore roadways. One accident took place at around 9:15pm on Sunday, February 1st along the Baltimore-Maryland Parkway. Police say that…

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