Archive for March, 2012

Asbestos-Related Disease – Mesothelioma

People who had contact with asbestos in the work place have developed Mesothelioma as well as lung cancer or asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium part of the lungs. Asbestos was a popular building material as it is extremely fire resistant and repelled chemicals and electricity. It was used in many products in the building industry including insulation and drywall. It was also found in pipe covers and certain types of clothing. By the 1920s medical experts began noticing that breathing the product caused lung ailments. Most companies ignored medical warnings and its use was continued. In the 1970s there was a shift and regulations were put on the product. By the early 1980s asbestos was being regulated by the government and banned in certain cases.

Breathing asbestos fibers is the only known cause of malignant mesothelioma lung cancer. This can happen long after exposure to the substance – even a small amount. It can take decades for the cancer to develop.

If you are a loved one was exposed to asbestos you are advised to consult a medical professional and seek legal help.

See article – When will the Class Action on Mesothelioma be Resolved?

Accutane Lawsuit

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is an acne drug used to treat sever acne and it has been linked with side effects including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis caused as a result of using the medication. The lawsuit claims that the drug manufacturer failed to warn doctors and patients about these serious side effects of the drug. Patients suffering from these side effects may be due a monitory settlement.

Ulcerative colitis affects the colon/rectum and causes inflammation of the digestive tract. This results in diarrhea and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include bloody diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal cramping and pain, and night sweats. Fulminant colitis is a rare version of ulcerative colitis – and can cause serious complications such as toxic megacolon and colon rupture.

Crohn’s disease typically affects the intestines and symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and constipation.

If you are a loved one has taken Accutane and developed Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis you may be able to participate in an Accutane lawsuit.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian QuickTrim Class Action Lawsuit

The Kardashian sisters – Kim, Khloe and Kourtney stars of the reality TV show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” are faced with a $5 million class action lawsuit for their involvement with QuickTrim – an alleged weight loss product.

The defendants are alleged to have marketed QuickTrim stating that it increases metabolism, curbs appetite, and promotes weight loss.

The Manhattan federal court states that QuickTrim’s main ingredient is caffeine, which the FDA has determined is not a safe or effective treatment for weight control.  This has reportedly upset QuickTrim consumers some of whom state the use of false advertising.  Photos of the Kardashian sisters in revealing outfits is also alleged to be misleading.  Kim and Khloe have both tweeted that they have experienced 15 pound weight loss attributable to QuickTrim.  Legal experts argue this is false advertising.

 

 

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