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Zithromax and Z-Pak may cause fatal heart problems

Filled under Medical Injuries, Wrongful Death on March 14, 2013 - no comments.

 The Food and Drug Administration has issued an important warning about one of the most popular antibiotics.  Azithromycin – known by the brand names Zithromax and Z-Pak – could cause fatal heart problems. More than 40 million prescriptions a year are written for azithromycin, for everything from bronchitis to urinary tract and skin infections. But like all drugs, azithromycin has its side effects. The FDA said one rare side effect could be lethal. It could


Death on Downton Abbey: All-Too-Realistic

Filled under Medical Injuries, Wrongful Death on February 22, 2013 - no comments.

TV shows about law and medicine are sometimes realistic, sometimes not.  When Downton Abbey’s Lady Sybil died of eclampsia seizures just after giving birth, some wondered if such a death would happen today.   The answer is both yes and no. Lady Sybil had undiagnosed pre-eclampsia, a condition that affects as many as one in ten pregnant women. It causes high blood pressure  and protein in the urine from kidney malfunction. It’s also known as “Pregnancy-Induced


Arizona Rehabilitation Services

Filled under Medical Injuries on February 20, 2013 - no comments.

The Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is conducting its tri-annual Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) designed to gather data from persons with disabilities in the state of Arizona regarding their experiences… and needs surrounding services and resources. This information will be used to develop priorities and strategies within the Vocational Rehabilitation program and other programs administered by RSA to optimize services for persons with disabilities in the state of Arizona. We are requesting your assistance


Prescription Mix-ups

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries, Personal Injury, Product Recall on July 31, 2012 - no comments.

You may have heard about the local 6-year-old boy who was recently given the wrong medication following a pharmacy mix-up. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a pharmacy filling the wrong prescription, and the results are almost always severely dangerous. So what can you do to protect yourself from this type of situation? It is as simple as asking questions. While there lies a large amount of responsibility on the prescribing physician and


Juries and Facebook

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Facebook, Jurors, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries on August 26, 2011 - no comments.

Jury selection is a vital part of trial.  At Bache & Lynch, we will ask the appropriate questions of potential jurors to try to avoid mishaps, like this one in Florida.  A juror in a Florida trial posted a comment on Facebook stating “Tomorrow we gotta make a decision who has the greater weight of proof between the plaintiff and defense, and I know my answer.” Jurors receive strict instructions not to discuss a trial


Be Aware of the Risks of Cosmetic Procedures and Drugs Used in Such Procedures

Filled under Medical Injuries, MedSpa Injuries on February 10, 2011 - no comments.

Cosmetic procedures, whether surgical, or performed through the use of drugs, are often thought of as very safe. However, there are a number of risks associated with these procedures, including risks relating to the drugs used, the anesthesia used, and the type of facility and qualifications of the professionals involved.