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  • FDA Sends Warning Letters to 14 Companies That Sold Illegal Cancer Treatments

    On April 25, 2017, the Federal Drug Administration announced they had posted warning letters to 14 U.S.-based companies selling products that falsely claimed could cure, prevent, treat, or diagnose cancer. The FDA explains that despite their marketing claims, these products are not approved by the FDA and could be dangerous to consumers. Director of the Office of Enforcement & Import Operations, ...
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  • What Is Erb's Palsy and Is It Caused by Medical Mistakes?

    Birth Injury Lawyer in Pittsburgh – (888) 353-7088 A negligent doctor that tugs on a child’s arm during birth can inflict Erb’s palsy, a permanent form of nerve damage that may cripple the arm entirely. At Matzus Law LLC, we are tireless advocates for the rights of parents whose children have been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy caused by medical negligence. We are ready to fight for you and your child ...
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  • What Is Cerebral Palsy and Is It Caused by Medical Mistakes?

    Was your child born with Cerebral palsy? Call a Pittsburgh birth injury lawyer – (888) 353-7088 Cerebral palsy – sometimes abbreviated to CP in medical documents – is the deformity or weakening of a child’s muscles and motor control caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. CP is often considered one of the worst forms of birth injuries , as it is currently incurable and is ...
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  • Falling Objects in Construction Zones

    There is a reason why hard hats are required in construction zones – falling objects are a constant hazard. Even when safety regulations are in place, mistakes are made and large, heavy objects can come crashing down. So what can you do if you are a construction worker who has suffered serious injury due to a falling object? Matzus Law LLC is ready to help you file a claim in order to recover fair ...
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  • Construction Accidents & Independent Contractors

    Construction zones are some of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Even when safety precautions and regulations are in place, serious construction accidents happen. Injured workers deserve to be compensated for these accidents – but when you are an independent contractor, who pays for your injuries? Matzus Law LLC is here with answers. Workers’ Compensation In some cases, independent ...
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  • Emergency Room Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Stroke

    Oftentimes, patients present to the Emergency Room with multiple complaints that can give rise to different potential diagnoses. For example, the patient may present to the Emergency Room with primary cardiac symptoms, but also complain of arm and hand numbness. In addition to including a cardiac problem (myocardial infarction or heart attack ) as part of the initial differential diagnosis, an ...
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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess

    Overview A spinal epidural abscess can threaten the spinal cord or cauda equina by compressing the spinal cord or surrounding nerves and also by vascular compromise. If untreated, an evolving infection in the spinal epidural space can compress or impinge on the spinal cord, producing sensory dysfunction, motor dysfunction and ultimately progress to paralysis or death. Early recognition of this ...
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  • Gentamicin Toxicity Malpractice Attorney

    Gentamicin Toxicity is the single most common known cause of Bilateral Vestibulopathy. Gentamicin is a very powerful antibiotic that has very serious and dangerous side effects. It typically is only used to treat very serious infections caused by Gram-negative organisms and should not be used when treating common but less serious infections. Symptoms of Gentamicin Toxicity The most common symptoms ...
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  • Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer or Delay Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

    When a suspicious lesion appears on an imaging study of the lung (X-Ray or CT Scan typically), the obvious concern is for lung cancer and the only way to exclude or confirm a cancer diagnosis is through a biopsy. A biopsy is indeed the “gold standard” when it comes to determining the true character of a lung mass. If the lesion is clearly a “new finding” and is suspicious for cancer based upon the ...
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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of a Heart Attack

    Oftentimes, people go to the emergency room, URGI Care centers (Med Express), or their family doctor complaining of symptoms that may be caused by an impending heart attack . Typical symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the arm or below the breast bone. Sometimes the pain can radiate to the back, jaw, throat, as well. Other symptoms can ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Failure to Maintain

    In addition to taking mandatory rest breaks to protect against truck driver fatigue, truck drivers and trucking companies must also follow a strict maintenance and inspection schedule to legally operate on the nation’s roadways. From replacing worn windshield wipers and brakes to inspecting tires, trucking companies are required under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) §396.3: ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

    Operating an 80,000 pound commercial truck can be a challenging task even under perfect conditions. Given the immense size and weight of these vehicles, drivers must exercise attentive control and precise adjustments in order to safely maneuver through traffic. Unfortunately, tight deadlines and immense pressure from trucking companies may sometimes prompt drivers to skip mandatory breaks and ...
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  • Delayed Diagnosis: How to Prove a Doctor Is at Fault

    When a patient comes to a physician for a medical diagnosis, they have the right to assume that their doctor will do everything they can, within reason, to identify their injury or illness. When a medical condition is not diagnosed right away, it can lead to serious health problems. Missed diagnosed injuries or delays in diagnosing an injury can cause the patient’s condition to worsen rapidly over ...
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  • Common Accidents on Construction Sites

    There exists a common misperception that construction sites are always going to be dangerous no matter what and construction in juries are unavoidable. According to OSHA and other industry group research, the exact opposite is true—most construction and industrial accidents are avoidable if proper safety rules are followed. While it is true that heavy equipment, electrical systems, and working at ...
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  • Federal Trucking Regulations: Proving Liability in a Truck Accident

    A commercial truck driver must not only adhere to the average rules of the road but also a particular set of strict regulations. The Department of Transportation and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) branch have created numerous trucking regulations that stand from coast-to-coast. All of these regulations have one purpose at their core: protecting motorists from dangerous ...
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