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Posted 10 months ago in Personal Injury Video by Paul von Zielbauer  
Brain Damaged H.S. Football Player Sues Helmet Maker [Video]

  In 2009, Eddie Acuna was a regular high school kid in Pomona, Calif., playing football in his team’s homecoming game when an on-field collision changed his life. Although he was wearing a regulation football helmet, Edward, now 21, suffered a catastrophic brain injury. Now, he’s mentally and physically disabled — for life. Expressing simple thoughts about his favorite sports is now a struggle. “Football, tennis, volleyball, baseball,” Edward brokenly says in a Lawyers.com interview. When asked why do you …

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Newsbreak: Washing Machines Grow Mold [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak for your house and home. If you get a check in the mail, no matter how small the amount – be careful before you cash it. A Brooklyn, N.Y., couple is suing the country’s largest subprime loan servicer, Ocwen, in federal court. They say Ocwen and financial company Cross Country Home Services send customers a $2.50 check that looks like a mortgage refund. But in small print homeowners are notified …

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Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails [Video]

  Hernia patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of AlloDerm, a product made from the skin tissue of cadavers. They claim once implanted, the AlloDerm stretches and fails, resulting in serious and painful abdominal injuries, often requiring additional surgery. A hernia is a painful condition that occurs when an organ or tissue bulges through a weak spot in muscle of the structure that contains it. Often it’s an intestine that protrudes through the stomach wall. Surgeons will patch up …

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Dangers of Botulism with Botox [Video]

    Drug manufacturer Allergan recently settled a case for an undisclosed amount, which claimed Botox caused botulism in a 5-year-old child in Oklahoma County. The boy suffered from leukodystrophy, a progressively degenerative neurological disease. His doctor treated his spasticity with Botox. The complaint states that a few days after the child was injected with Botox, he was diagnosed with botulinum poisoning and was hospitalized, requiring a ventilator and feeding tube. More than a year after the Botox injections, the …

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Lawsuits Claim SSRIs Can Cause Severe Birth Defects [Video]

  Millions of patients take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression, anxiety and other disorders. One out of 10 people in the United States use  antidepressants, making them one of the most widely prescribed medications according to a 2011 National Center for Health Statistics report. In our news video, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim interviews attorney Harris Pogust, a partner at Pogust Braslow & Milrood in Conshohocken, Penn. He claims patients on SSRIs such as Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft …

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