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Which of these medical devices caused your injuries?

Have you or a loved one suffered the consequences of a defective or dangerous medical device? Under certain circumstances, you might have grounds to pursue financial relief through the Tennessee civil justice system. Despite strict control and observation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, injuries and deaths resulting from such devices remain prevalent.

When a heartburn drug does more than kill the heat

Heartburn, many Tennessee residents suffer with it almost daily. To combat the pain and discomfort, they turn to over-the-counter medications that do seem to help, but at what cost? Have you tried heartburn medications such as Nexium or Prilosec only to be diagnosed with a major medical issue as a result?

Your participation may prevent medication errors

Every year, thousands of people in Tennessee and elsewhere suffer the consequences of medical errors. Many of these mistakes are surgical, such as the removal of healthy body parts or one patient wrongfully undergoing surgery scheduled for another person. Many patients leave the hospital in worse condition after treatment due to additional injuries or infections -- often following medication errors.

How to address pain after hip replacement surgery

Statistically, hip replacement surgeries look great. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), approximately 95 percent of hip replacements are successful. It may have been a pretty easy decision for you to go ahead with your surgery. You were having hip pain, and you wanted to get it fixed. But what if you had the surgery and you are still experiencing hip pain?

Preventing potential drug errors is the best medicine

If you are like the vast majority of patients, when your doctor prescribes a medication, you take it, simple as that. You rely on his or her medical knowledge and expertise to know what's best for you. You may not even bother to read the accompanying prescription information, trusting in your doctor and pharmacist to tell you of any serious risks involved with the drug. That is their job, after all. Right?

Your Risk For A C-Section Could Depend On The Hospital You Choose

In the United States, the surgery that happens most frequently is a cesarean section. In fact, nearly one out of three babies in the nation came into this world via a C-section. It’s a staggering statistic, especially when there is the potential for harm to mothers and babies in otherwise low-risk pregnancies.

What are the dangers of transvaginal mesh?

For women suffering from pelvic floor conditions like Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), doctors may recommend a transvaginal mesh implant to strengthen the tissue. While this was once a common treatment for these conditions, women need to be aware of the many risks involved. There have been many recalls and lawsuits surrounding transvaginal mesh.

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