The Dangerous Truth about IVC Filter Removal X-rays of Blood Vessels

For patients unable to take blood-thinning medications, doctors commonly place a removable filter in a major vein of their body called the inferior vena cava (IVC)  to lower their risk of developing pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lung). IVC filters are designed to manually sort through blood and trap clots before they reach organs of the body.  Although the device aids a vital and complex body function, the placement of the IVC filter is…

Read More »

History Repeats Itself: MDL Created for another Defective Zimmer Metal on Metal Hip Replacement X-Ray of Hip

In recent years, federal MDL’s (Multi-District Litigations) have been created for a large number of defective metal-on-metal hip replacements, including Smith & Nephew’s BHR and R3;   Stryker’s Rejuvenate, ABG II and LFIT V40; as well as many others. In 2010, a large number of cases involving Zimmer’s defective metal-on-metal Durom Cup hip replacement system were consolidated in a federal court MDL in New Jersey. Eight years later, because of high failure rates associated with its…

Read More »

Preeclampsia, Placental Abruption and Birth Injuries

It is estimated that every 1 in 100 births is affected by preeclampsia and placental abruption. These conditions can not only cause harm to the baby, but to the mother as well. Often times these birth injuries can have an impact on the child for the rest of their life. Preeclampsia occurs when an expectant mother develops high blood pressure, usually after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and this complication of pregnancy can also affect other…

Read More »

Vulnerable Children and Adults in Group Homes Face Risk of Abuse

Many questions and concerns should be considered when an individual and their family members or guardian explore long-term residential care options. The terminology used to describe these residential facilities varies. For example, they may be referred to as group homes, care homes, or residential care facilities.  Sadly, one consideration concerns whether placing an individual in such a facility exposes them to the risk of abuse. The development of group homes resulted from a societal need…

Read More »

Complications from Fetal Macrosomia Baby after birth

A baby born weighing more than 8 pounds 13 ounces (or 4,000 grams) weighs significantly more than the average baby, and so meets the definition for macrosomia, or “big baby syndrome”, which carries with it the risk of injury during delivery.   If the baby’s birthweight is even greater – 9 pounds 15 ounces (or 4,500 grams) and above – the chance of injury during birth is even higher. Roughly 10% of all babies born within…

Read More »

Increasing Motorcycle Fatalities in Maryland

The Governors’ Highway Safety Association’s most recent report indicates that nearly 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents each year.  Even with Maryland’s strict helmet laws, motorcyclists are still dying at a higher rate than other motorists. When a motorcycle rider does survive a crash, their injuries can be life-changing.  Injuries such as fractures, loss of limbs, and traumatic brain injuries are common in motorcycle crashes. Frequently the motorcycle rider is left with large medical…

Read More »

Dangerous carcinogens discovered in heart medication Valsartan

In July of 2018, concerns about cancer prompted the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to issue a voluntary recall for the blood pressure and heart medication Valsartan. Doctors prescribe Valsartan for patients to treat their high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.  Pharmacies are sending letters to patients who have been taking Valsartan, advising them that the drug may contain the cancer causing chemicals Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). A Chinese company, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical…

Read More »

Mirena – Much More Than A Headache Mirena IUD

Bayer, a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company, and manufacturer of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), has a history of deceiving the public with regard to the safety of its products. In fact, in 2009, Bayer received two warnings from the FDA that its television and internet advertising involving its Mirena IUD was misleading. Sadly, thousands of women have fallen victim to Bayer’s false and misleading advertising surrounding its medical devices, including Mirena. In April of 2017, approximately…

Read More »

Yost Legal Group Selects Recipient of 2018 College Essay Scholarship Yost Legal Group College Scholarship Essay Winner

As always, Yost Legal Group is thrilled by any opportunity to help students in our community succeed. This year, the Yost Legal Group 2018 College Scholarship Essay Program welcomed submissions from current or prospective undergraduate students attending accredited universities and colleges. This year’s recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition to help them pursue their chosen field of study. The chosen topic this year was “How to Change a Negative Societal Problem in the…

Read More »

Persistent Abdominal Pain, Nausea and Vomiting May Be Caused By Defective Hernia Mesh

Reports show that more than 90 percent of the 1-million-plus hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the U.S. rely on the use of hernia mesh. Unfortunately, many of these mesh products have been found to be defective. In fact, hernia mesh manufacturers have recalled more than 211,000 units of defective mesh from 2005 to March 2018. These manufacturers include Atrium Medical, Bard Davol and Ethicon. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has blamed…

Read More »

Older Entries »