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Defective Medical Device Victims Right to Sue (https://goo.gl/oEvkZ2)

The United States Supreme Court's interpretation of the 1976 exemption clause in its decision in Riegel vs. Medtronic has set a dangerous precedent.

The court said that if a medical device is approved by the FDA, any patients hurt by it are prohibited from litigation.

In late 2016, a bill was proposed that would allow those harmed by approved devices to enter the court system.

There was an issue with Essure's permanent sterilization coil causing excessive bleeding, ectopic pregnancies, and more. While thousands of women in the country have claimed that they have suffered harm as a direct result of their use of the coil, Essure is protected from liability thanks to the FDA premarket approval process and the Supreme Court's decision.

For many victims of injury from medical devices, there is an opportunity to sue.

If you've been hurt and have questions about your rights, contact our attorneys. We can help.

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has over four decades of experience in helping victims recover the compensation they deserve for their unique situation. Contact us (888-973-0072) to learn more.

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Risks Not Reported by Medical Device Manufacturer (https://goo.gl/JZ731m)

Medical device manufacturers aren't perfect, and mistakes can happen. Sometimes these issues are minor and can be corrected right away.

But what is inexcusable is when the manufacturer of a dangerous device fails to report known dangers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as is required per federal law.

According to The New York Times, devices used in the small intestines were linked to over 200 cases of infections resistant to antibiotics in three years.

Despite the fact that nearly 250 cases of infection occurred, only 75 reports regarding a connection between duodenoscopes and infection were submitted to the FDA.

Manufacturers are required by law to report any issues of injury or death to the FDA that are caused by a medical device.

When devices aren't recalled and continue to be used, patients are at risk. If you've been affected by a defective medical device, contact our attorneys to discuss your case.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we work hard to provide clients with the representation they deserve. Contact us (888) 572-7388) for your consultation.

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Potential Danger to Female Child Care Workers (https://goo.gl/NKUr5H)

Many women aren't aware, but female child care workers have a higher risk of contracting a virus that can harm unborn children.

Megan Nix was one of these people who learned about CMV and the dangers of it after birth.

CMV is the leading cause of cerebral palsy, as well as other birth defects in children, and less than 25% of woman of child-bearing age have ever heard of the virus.

Children shed the virus through excretions, and even with hand washing, these workers are exposed.

The sad fact is that child care centers fail to warn their workers, and obstetricians fail to counsel such women about the risks of CMV exposure created in the work place or the need for CMV testing.

If your baby has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy caused by CMV, you might have a case.

As Ms. Nix wrote: "To protect your baby from CMV, first you have to know it exists."

Contact our attorneys to discuss your situation.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we work hard to provide clients with the representation they deserve. Contact us (888) 572-7388) for your consultation.

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Can a Health Insurance Company Stop Paying Mid-Treatment? (https://goo.gl/Acxcfw)

When you have a health condition that is serious enough that your well-being is at risk if you do not receive treatment, the idea of your insurance company denying your treatment is both shocking and threatening.

Unfortunately, this happened to one man with an immunodeficiency disease.

According to Medscape, he had been receiving medication since 2011, but one time when he came for his normal dosage, he found out the insurance company denied the treatment.

When he inquired with his insurance company - Aetna - he was told that his blood work was outdated, and because of this, his blood work did not show that his treatment was a medical necessity.

While waiting for his lawyer to appeal this decision, he had a significant decline in his health.

He developed a cough, returning home to Huntington Beach where he then suffered from pneumonia and a collapsed lung.

Thankfully, Aetna reapproved his medication, but he still suffered physical and psychological harm.

He isn't the only person this has happened to. If you've been a victim of this, contact our attorneys to talk about your case.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we work hard to provide clients with the representation they deserve. Contact us (888) 572-7388) for your consultation.

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According to Study, FDA Needs to do More to Protect Women (https://goo.gl/HFHokK)

According to Philly.com, a study conducted by Northwestern University found that over the past 15 years the FDA has approved medical devices for use by women that posed serious and significant risks to women's health but that were supported by weak clinical studies.

Some of these devices addressed fetal monitoring, contraception, and uterine bleeding.

18 medical devices were focused on, and four of these weren't effective, six didn't have any post-marketing safety studies, and three have been taken off the market for safety concerns.

Because of this, the FDA is receiving requests to raise the standards when approving medical devices for women.

Under the FDA's guidelines, devices that have a high risk of possible harm have to submit data proving it's safe and effective.

Although this sounds good, there are some issues.

First, randomized clinical trials - considered to be the "gold standard" of clinical trials for determining effectiveness - are not required by the FDA. Also, a medical device manufacturer need not have its results evaluated by the FDA's experts before a device is approved.

Have you been injured by a medical device? If so, contact our attorneys.

We fight aggressively for women injured by dangerous medical devices and can help you recover the compensation you need for your losses and pain.

At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we work hard to provide clients with the representation they deserve. Contact us (888) 572-7388) for your consultation.

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Mesothelioma Attorneys in Philadelphia (https://goo.gl/uukjDT)

Mesothelioma is a serious and life-threatening form of cancer that is generally caused by exposure to asbestos.

Unfortunately, it's progressive and fatal, which can have a serious impact on the victim and family members.

To file a successful mesothelioma lawsuit, you need to pinpoint where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos, the amount of asbestos involved, and the length of time you were exposed to it.

Those who are exposed to asbestos often were construction workers, electricians, mechanics, HVAC workers, etc.

When hired to work for you, we will investigate to determine the cause. Once we have identified the source, our knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations can help to determine individuals or companies who may be held responsible.

We understand how hard this cancer can be, and will work to try to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact us to discuss your case.

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has over four decades of experience in helping victims recover the compensation they deserve for their unique situation. Contact us (888-973-0072) to learn more.

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Technology and Concussion Recovery (https://goo.gl/tWfLLV)

Concussions, or Traumatic Brain Injuries, are common in sports. The CDC explains that TBIs result from a "bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupt the normal function of the brain."

It's a popular topic for athletes as well as soldiers who come back from war.

According to a recent report in Philly.com, a new health tech firm is in the process of developing a non-invasive brain scan that may be able to help physicians do better at diagnosing or treating brain injuries.

The device looks like a large web and is attached to the head. It analyzes brain activity and doesn't cause much discomfort. The sensor system uploads that data onto a site where both the patient and her healthcare providers can view and assess the results.

This could eventually become a tool to help diagnose concussions, and could also be used as a preventative tool.

What are your thoughts?

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has over four decades of experience in helping victims recover the compensation they deserve for their unique situation. Contact us (888-973-0072) to learn more.

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Risk of Miscarriage Linked to Antibiotic Use (https://goo.gl/UiHfCi)

Pregnancy is an exciting journey, but no one wants to experience the pain of a miscarriage. About 10 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, according to the Mayo Clinic.

To avoid miscarriages, women can try to keep a healthy weight and avoid smoking.

However, one thing that most women never think of, but that has been recently linked to miscarriage risk, is the use of antibiotics.

Philly.com summarized a study done by Professor Anick Berard of the University of Montreal's Faculty of Pharmacy. Antibiotics that, according to the study, increase the risk of miscarriage before 20 weeks of gestation, include Macrolides, Quinolones, Tetracyclines, Sulfonamides, and Metronidazole.

Women often take antibiotics during pregnancy because of urinary tract infections. Bacterial infections, when untreated, have the potential to be dangerous to both mother and developing fetus in certain cases.

Because of this, it's up to women and their doctors whether antibiotics should or should not be taken.

If you've miscarried and you think dangerous drugs are the reason, contact our attorneys to discuss your case.

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has over four decades of experience in helping victims recover the compensation they deserve for their unique situation. Contact us (888-973-0072) to learn more.

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Happy Fourth of July!

CPR Law would like to wish everyone a safe & happy 4th of July!

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Don't Let This Affect Your Child's Treatment (https://goo.gl/Vfw5hP)

While doctors should provide the same level of care to the infant and child patients that they treat regardless of parents’ behavior, a study conducted in Israel suggests that this isn’t always the case.

It was found that if a parent is even mildly unpleasant towards the doctors and staff, his/her child's treatment could be affected.

The study, which used simulated crisis scenarios that are common to help doctors train, and used real parents and fake babies, found that even the smallest amounts of rudeness may have the ability to damage “collaborative mechanisms” that are essential to effective medical teams and doctors’ performances.

There was one mother in the study who made a comment (“I knew we should have gone to a better hospital where they don’t practice third world medicine.”) that was enough to affect the doctors' and nurses' performance.

Other studies have been done in the past and shown similar results.

Have you experienced this firsthand? It can be stressful for parents to have to take their sick children to the hospital, and sometimes they can react without thinking.

While kindness should always be a priority, at the law offices of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we believe that nothing should affect the level of care that you or your loved one receives.

If you've been affected, contact our attorneys.

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. has over four decades of experience in helping victims recover the compensation they deserve for their unique situation. Contact us (888-973-0072) to learn more.

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