Personal Injury Blog

How the United States Farms

By Jason Bottlinger on November 6, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what impact agriculture has on the state of Nebraska (and the United States as a whole), look no farther than this infographic. Believe it or not, cattle outnumber Nebraskans by a ratio of nearly four to one. Imagine if cows could vote!
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Posted in: Agriculture Law

Need to File an Invokana Lawsuit? We Can Help

By Jason Bottlinger on October 30, 2018

Canagliflozin, which goes by the brand names Invokana and Sulisent, is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Canagliflozin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, and has since been prescribed to thousands of Americans.
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Posted in: Product Liability

How Prescription Errors Can Strike Anywhere

By Jason Bottlinger on October 20, 2018

When we take medicine, we do so to improve our health, not endanger it. Unfortunately, many people are injured or killed when the prescription they have filled is incorrect. In fact, it is estimated that more than 2.3 million drug dispensing errors are made each year in the United States, resulting in about 100,000 deaths. Prescription errors occur in hospital pharmacies, independent pharmacies, and in chain pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart.
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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

What Can Go Wrong With a Metal Hip Implant?

By Jason Bottlinger on September 30, 2018

Hip replacement has been touted as the ultimate solution for people suffering from hip pain in the United States. Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements, in particular, have been promoted since the 1990s under the theory that they can stand more wear and tear, and allow a patient to regain a more active lifestyle.

However, metal-on-metal hip implants may cause recipients more harm than help.
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Posted in: Product Liability

A Short History of Hip Replacements

By Jason Bottlinger on September 20, 2018

There were 45,500 hip-replacement procedures performed in the United States in 2012, according to the American Joint Replacement Registry. That number rose to over 280,000 in 2017. With so many surgeries of this type being performed, one would think that hip replacements are a safe and successful operation for most people.
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Posted in: Product Liability

The Danger of Playground Injuries

By Jason Bottlinger on August 22, 2018

Looking on as your child flies from a swing and hits his head, or falls from monkey bars and breaks her arm, is a frightening moment no parent will ever forget. There is nothing worse for parents than witnessing their children get hurt when they are supposed to be playing around and having fun.
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Posted in: Personal Injury

Largest Verdict Ever? $4.69 Billion Awarded to Talcum Powder Victims

By Jason Bottlinger on August 8, 2018

After six weeks of grueling testimony and eight hours of deliberation, a St. Louis jury has awarded 22 ovarian cancer victims and their families $4.69 billion.
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Posted in: Product Liability

When You Need Help with Your Agricultural Contracts

By Jason Bottlinger on July 31, 2018

Farmers and lawyers aren’t commonly thought of as the best of friends. But a good farmer knows that sometimes a good lawyer is necessary. Farmers know about crops, lawyers know about contracts. And contracts are a pretty big deal in the ever-growing world of agriculture.
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Posted in: Agriculture Law

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits on the Rise

By Jason Bottlinger on July 20, 2018

Transvaginal mesh has been a controversial product for a number of years now. It is a net-like implant that is frequently used by surgeons to repair several common conditions, but it has been riddled with numerous issues.

In 2016, the FDA classified transvaginal mesh as “high-risk” due to its high risk of erosion and organ perforation, which has resulted in multimillion-dollar lawsuits for many people who’ve been injured by it. Despite the safety risks associated with transvaginal mesh, some surgeons continue to use it.
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Posted in: Product Liability

Sports Injuries: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Children

By Jason Bottlinger on June 29, 2018

It is no secret that we love sports here in America. We can remember playing them as children, perhaps joining a team in high school or college, and we now attend games or watch them on TV as adults. So it is only natural that we let our children experience that same joy. Not only do children enjoy playing sports, but it provides great exercise and keeps them out of trouble! Sports are not without risks, though, and so it’s important to know what to do if an injury occurs.
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Posted in: Personal Injury

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