How Many Approved Prescription Drugs Are Withdrawn?

A study funded by the University of Utah’s Technology Commercialization Program has found that roughly a third of prescription drugs are withdrawn from the market, even when the U.S. government had initially approved them. Many of these drugs can increase the chance of a birth defect. A toxicity test invented at the University of Utah,…

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Can Fracking Cause Birth Defects?

Two medical doctors have written an article about the health dangers of fracking, including the threat it poses to reproductive health. Fracking is a new oil and gas drilling process that can expose chemicals to the air. The University of Missouri-Columbia estimates that 15 million Americans live within a mile of a fracking area. This…

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How Can I File a BP Claim?

If your business was hurt financially by BP’s careless oil spill, then you should file a claim to secure compensation for the harm done to you or your business. There are two ways to file a BP oil spill claim, according to the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center (DHCC) website, including: Online at the DHCC website:…

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Is It Too Late to File a BP Oil Spill Claim?

There is a new deadline for a BP oil spill claim: June 8, 2015. This deadline was extended from April 2014 in recognition of the sheer number of businesses and individuals harmed by the negligent actions of BP in causing the worst environmental disaster in petroleum industry history. It may be that over half of…

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Why Are BP Claims Taking So Long?

The law firm of Farrell, Patel, Jomarron & Lopez is one of the largest BP oil spill claim filers in the nation. We have filed over 3,000 business claims for our clients harmed by the negligent actions of BP. One common question people ask throughout this litigation is this: Why are the BP claims taking…

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When is National Birth Defects Prevention Month?

This month we celebrate National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) has set the 2015 theme as “Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects—Make a PACT for Prevention.” The anagram within the theme, “PACT,” stands for the following: (P)lan ahead (A)void harmful substances (C)hoose a healthy lifestyle (T)alk to your…

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What Are the Details of the Oregon Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits?

Three Oregon families are filing lawsuits on the assertion that their children received birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy and serious brain damage because of medical malpractice. One family argues that the hospital workers delayed too long in determining that the mother needed a caesarian section, which caused the baby to be born lifeless. Although…

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