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As everyone is struggling to understand the COVID-19 situation in the United States, one group that is particularly in limbo is owners of small and medium businesses. With local, state, and federal ordinance insisting on social distancing and implementing stay-at-home orders, businesses are finding themselves with no customers and no…

Nursing Homes Can Have Several Signs That Indicate They Have a High Risk of Possible Neglect. With age comes a host of issues that one must one contend with. Most turn to nursing homes to provide the necessary care needed for those too old to manage these issues. Unfortunately, there…

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Claims Of those medical malpractice claims filed each year in the United States, nearly 35 percent of all claims arose out of surgical procedures. Neurosurgery has the highest rate of malpractice claims, encompassing nearly 20 percent of claims overall, and cardiovascular surgery encompasses almost another…

Medical Malpractice Cases Benefit From Expert Witness Testimony Medical malpractice cases involve technical explanations of complicated scientific concepts. They also involve speculation about what a doctor should have done, and whether another doctor would have made the same choices in similar circumstances. For these reasons, a medical malpractice case is often…

Zantac, known generically as ranitidine, has been a popular drug for several decades. Millions of Americans have taken Zantac to reduce the discomfort of heartburn or other symptoms and to help heal gastric ulcers. This medication was introduced in 1981 and was selling the most prescriptions by 1988. Eventually, it…

Defining Wrongful Death A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in St. Petersburg on behalf of the mother of an Eckerd College student who died after falling about 40 feet from a ladder onto a concrete floor outside the theater on the college campus. The young woman was attempting to get onto…

The American College of Gastroenterology reports that as many as 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn each month. Considering this fact, it is no wonder that drug manufacturers are cashing in on their discomfort. While people who suffer from heartburn can reduce or eliminate their symptoms through dietary changes and…

Carcinogens in Zantac Cause Cancer In fall 2019, drug manufacturers recalled various brands and doses of Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine. These recalls continued into 2020. A known human carcinogen was found in samples of this medication, prompting the recall of both over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medication. The United…