Are Common Heartburn Drugs Causing Kidney Disease?

If you’ve ever had heartburn, then you know how painful and uncomfortable it can be. Like most people, you probably turned to an over-the-counter solution first, and if that didn’t work you went to your doctor to find relief. There are a lot of medications that are being recommended and prescribed to treat heartburn and more serious digestive disorders such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The problem is that these medications might also be a cause of kidney disease.

The medications in question are Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, which are proton pump inhibitors. Prilosec and Prevacid are available over the counter, but doctors can also write prescriptions for them to allow patients to use their health insurance to cover the costs. According to an article on the CBS News website, these medications were used by 15 million people in the United States in 2013. That’s 15 million people who now have an increased risk of kidney disease.

Doctors have now started to limit how long their patients can be on these drugs, but has too much damage already been done?

As your St. Louis defective drug attorneys, we’re always concerned about your safety when it comes to medications and your health. If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease or kidney failure, and you’ve been taking one of these medications, please contact a St. Louis defective drug attorney right away. You may be entitled to compensation.

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The Late Joan Rivers’ Daughter Sues for Medical Malpractice After Mom’s Throat Procedure

While it may be true that medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, in the case of the late Joan Rivers, the facts surrounding it make it seem as though it’s an open and shut case.

According to an article and video on the Fox News Insider website, Rivers went to a clinic in New York with complaints of a sore throat. She was scheduled for an endoscopy under mild sedation in order to determine the cause of her pain, and this procedure is generally very standard and routine. However, according to Rivers’ daughter everything did not go according to plan.

Rivers consented to one procedure, and her daughter states that she received three. Lawyers indicate that there were doctors present during the procedures who did not have privileges at the clinic, and Rivers had to be rushed to the local emergency room where she was placed on life support after her throat closed up.

As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys, we feel it’s important to remind you that anyone can be at risk of being the victim of medical malpractice. Perhaps you have not lost a loved one, but you’ve suffered injuries at the hands of your doctors that should not have occurred. Talking with a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney will help you understand what your rights are, and whether or not you have a reason to sue for damages and compensation.

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It Could Happen in St. Louis: Woman Bitten By Unleashed Dog

Unleashed dogs are always a hazard, regardless of what type of dog it is. According to an article from a news station in North Carolina, when one encounters unleashed dogs the outcome can sometimes become dangerous.

The article states that the incident occurred on the track at a local middle school, where the woman was walking early in the morning. A man was also there, with two dogs. One was an unidentified breed, while the other was a white pit bull. Neither dog was on a leash. The article does not indicate which of the dogs was responsible for the bite, but it does say that the owner did not take any responsibility at all.

The police officers who came to the scene reported that after the woman was bitten, the owner of the dogs ran behind a building at the middle school and called for his dogs to follow him. He fled the scene and at the time of the article he still had not been located. There is no indication as to how severe the bite was.

As your St. Louis dog bite attorneys, we know these types of situations can and do happen all the time in St. Louis. If you’re a victim of a dog bite from an unleashed dog, you have rights and should be compensated for your injuries. Contact a St. Louis dog bite attorney to discuss your case.

 

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It Could Happen in St. Louis: Nursing Home Resident Loses $2 Million

Nursing home neglect comes in all shapes and sizes. Most of the time, it is seen in the form of physical neglect because of patients being treated poorly by staff. However, there are times when the staff members of nursing homes actually take full advantage of the mental states of their residents, and cash in on them.

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, one son has decided to sue his father’s nursing home because he discovered that $2 million had actually gone missing from his checking account. The allegations that have been presented state that it is believed that various staff members actually wrote checks out to themselves from the patient’s account, and either forged his signature, or forced him to sign them against his will.

The attorneys who are on the case are calling the situation financial abuse of an elderly person, which it clearly is.

As your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorneys, we want to caution everyone with parents in nursing homes to keep a close eye on financial accounts. Sometimes neglect can be happening before your very eyes without you realizing it. If you do suspect any type of nursing home neglect, please contact a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney right way. We take these situations very seriously, and will fight hard to get you compensated for the losses that you and your loved one have sustained.

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Vehicle Crashes into Tractor Trailer Near St. Louis

If you live in St. Louis, you’re probably very familiar with the sight of accidents involving large, commercial trucks along our highways. These accidents happen all the time, and they occur for a variety of reasons.

Recently, one accident involving a semi truck and a small vehicle occurred just outside St. Louis on EB I-70 in St. Clair County. This accident happened on the morning of Tuesday, 6/28. The semi truck driver had pulled onto the shoulder of the highway when the car struck from behind. The driver of the vehicle was injured but fortunately survived the crash, and the tractor trailer driver was not injured. Of course, this situation could have been much worse.

The accident could have been caused by a number of factors, and authorities are still uncertain as to what led to it. Quite often in these situations, the semi truck driver is to blame, but accidents like these are also caused by distracted driving, careless driving, or speeding. Either way, damage has been done, and someone should have to pay for that damage.

If you or someone you know has recently been in an accident with a tractor trailer, it’s important to contact a St. Louis truck accident attorney right away. Only a qualified St. Louis truck accident attorney will be able to advise you about the steps you need to take to be compensated for damages and injuries.

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Vehicles in South St. Louis Damaged By Vandals with BB Guns

If you were to walk out of your apartment in St. Louis one morning and find that your vehicle’s windows had been shot out, it would be more than stressful for you. According to a recent article on the Fox2News website, that’s precisely what happened to several people in South St. Louis.

Fortunately, one man had the forethought to purchase several security cameras to monitor his home and family several years ago. His neighborhood was becoming more and more dangerous, and he wanted to make sure they had evidence in the event of an incident.

In this case, the man believed the vandals were caught on his cameras, but what many people don’t realize is that apartment complexes and even businesses are liable when they do not provide adequate security measures to protect the people who live there, or who frequent there.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we feel it’s important to bring this to your attention. If you experience a similar incident, and the location of the incident lacks in security, you should consider filing a claim. You may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you sustain, as well as for property damage.

St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys will listen to what happened during the incident, and we can help you make the right legal decisions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your case with a qualified attorney.

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St. Louis Woman Killed While Assessing Vehicle Damage

Accidents happen in St. Louis all the time, but one recent accident on I-64 was even more tragic than most. Imagine that you’re traveling along the highway, and your vehicle strikes something in the road. You’re sure that there’s damage, and so you stop to check on the condition of your car. While you’re checking, you’re hit by another vehicle that is traveling on the roadway.

According to an article on the Fox2News website, that’s precisely what happened to one woman just past the Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard. The article states that she struck a tire that had been in the road, and she stopped her vehicle to look at the damage the tire might have caused.

Drivers are usually quite cautious when traveling along the highways in St. Louis because of the high number of accidents that have occurred. However, in this particular instance, the woman was killed by a driver passing to close to her car.

As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we can’t say for sure what happened that caused this tragic accident. The other driver could have been distracted, or it might have happened because of the way the woman was parked alongside the road. It’s an accident that certainly requires investigation.

If you or someone you love is in an accident in the St. Louis area, contact your St. Louis personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case.

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Passenger Dies After Tragic St. Louis Accident

Passengers have legal rights if they are involved in an accident in St. Louis, and families of passengers do as well. A recent accident that occurred in the middle of the afternoon in Hancock County resulted in the death of one woman who was a passenger in the vehicle.

According to the article on the Sun Herald website, the crash occurred because the driver of a white sedan was traveling north in a southbound lane. The oncoming vehicle was a Ford pickup truck, and while the driver tried to swerve to avoid the crash, he was not successful. The passenger died at the scene of the crash, and the wellbeing of the sedan’s driver was unknown at the time of the article.

It’s hard to say why this accident occurred, and the article isn’t clear as to whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, or if the driver of the sedan was texting and moved into the oncoming lane purely by mistake. Regardless of the reason behind this accident, justice should be served because of the passenger’s death.

If you lose someone you love in a similar accident, or if you’re injured as a passenger, it’s important to get legal help from a St. Louis personal injury lawyer right away. You don’t have to suffer in silence, and your St. Louis personal injury lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Drugs from Medaus are Questioned for Sterility – FDA Requests Recall

When you go to the pharmacy to pick up your medication, you have every right to believe that the drugs you’re receiving are sterile. However, in a recent inspection conducted by the FDA, the Medaus facility was found to be unsanitary, leading to the possibility of contaminated drugs. According to an article on the News – Medical website, the FDA requested Medaus to issue a voluntary recall of all medications by the end of March of this year. However, they refused to comply.

As a result, the FDA put out a call to action for doctors and pharmacies to pull medications that came from Medaus. Some of the medications affected were hormone replacement products and injectable vitamins, amino acids and various minerals.

When any medication is unsterile, the outcome can be catastrophic, especially when it has been formulated in unsanitary conditions like those found at the Medaus facility. Patients can contract and suffer from infections that range from serious to life-threatening. For Medaus to refuse to comply is irresponsible, and puts the health of the general public at risk.

Perhaps you believe that you have been exposed to unsanitary medications, or even drugs produced by this company in particular. A St. Louis defective drug attorney can help you navigate your legal claim. We’ll fight hard to get you compensated for the pain and suffering you’ve endured. Please contact a St. Louis defective drug attorney today.

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Perry County Woman Dies in Tragic Accident

When car accidents happen in St. Louis, it’s not always the driver who suffers from injuries or becomes the victim in a fatal crash. Passengers are just as much at risk as drivers are, and in this case one passenger didn’t survive.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, a young Festus woman was partially thrown from a vehicle as it veered off the road going around a curve, and then crashed into a dirt embankment. The woman was instantly killed, while the driver and the other passenger in the vehicle only sustained injuries as a result of the crash.

While it’s important to note that no one who was involved in this accident was wearing a seatbelt, the article is unclear about what exactly caused the accident to occur. It may have been reckless driving, or it could have possibly been because of alcohol intoxication. Either way, it shouldn’t have happened, and now one family is mourning the loss of someone they love because of it.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we want you to know that you have rights when it comes to getting compensated for a car accident, even if you lose a loved one because he or she was a victim. Proper legal representation will help you when it comes to fighting for your case. For more information, please contact a St. Louis car accident attorney.

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