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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Baltimore City Officials Approve Funding For New Bike Lanes bicycle safety, baltimore bike accident lawyers, pedestrian safety, pedestrian accident law firm maryland

Riding a bicycle to commute to work or school is quickly becoming the preferred means of transportation for a growing number of Baltimore residents. According to data collected during the 2013 census, 0.7% of Baltimore City residents, or roughly 4,300 people, reported using bikes to commute to work. Baltimore currently ranks 40th out of 70 major American cities in terms of friendliness towards cyclists, but a new measure passed by Baltimore City officials will aim…

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Emergency Road Crews Battle Icy Conditions Across Maryland winter driving, driver safety, car accident law firm baltimore, maryland car accident law firm, freezing rain

Emergency crews were left scrambling over the weekend to respond to multiple vehicle accidents caused by severe and unexpected icy road conditions. The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory on the morning of Sunday, January 18th, and cautioned drivers to stay off the roads wherever possible. However, with temperatures reaching their coldest point between 7 and 8 am, many drivers were already out on the roads at the time of the alert. Dangerous…

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Blood-Thinner Drug Xarelto Markets Convenience, But Puts Patients In Grave Danger defective drug lawyers baltimore, xarelto lawsuit, maryland product liability law firm, consumer safety

One of the first major drug torts of 2015 will center on the controversial anticoagulant medication known as Xarelto. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals as well as Bayer Corporation, Xarelto is part of a new breed of blood thinning drugs known as New Oral Anti-Coagulants (NOACs).   What’s new is that unlike the longstanding go-to drug Coumadin (Warfarin), this new generation of drugs promises the convenience of freedom from dietary restrictions and the…

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Defective Medical Devices Can Have Devastating Consequences defective medical device lawyers baltimore, stryker hip recall, product liability attorneys, personal injury law firm maryland

Manufacturers of medical devices have an obligation to ensure the safety of their products. The effects of a faulty device can be devastating.  Companies that fail in their duty to keep patients safe must be held fully accountable. If you received a hip replacement from the Stryker Orthopedics Corporation, you could be entitled to compensation. Their Stryker Rejeuvenate and ABG-11 modular-neck hip systems were recalled as a result of their harmful effects on many patients,…

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