FDA Drug Warning

June 1st, 2012

The FDA has notified healthcare professionals that the Warnings and Precautions section of the labels for the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) class of drugs has been revised to include new safety information about the increased risk of being diagnosed with a more serious form of prostate cancer (high-grade prostate cancer). If you have experienced the adverse effects of such drungs, do not hesitate to contact the Martines Law Group, Ltd. – your Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys.

The Martines Law Group is a law firm based in Henderson / Las Vegas, NV handling legal actions including personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death, dental malpractice, and slip and fall actions.

When you are looking for the best Las Vegas personal injury attorney, call the Martines Law Group, Ltd. at 702.485.6666
OR fill out an online case evaluation form at www.MLGInjuryLaw.com

 

Dream on Me Inc. Voluntary Crib Recall

June 1st, 2012

Washington, DC: Dream on Me Inc, has issued a voluntary recall roughly 22,000 full-size and portable drop-side cribs because the drop-side rail hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.

 

AVASTIN WARNING!

June 1st, 2012

AVASTIN WARNING!

FDA to Pull the Plug on Avastin for Metastatic Breast Cancer

A cancer drug fast-tracked for approval by the FDA in 2008 for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer will have that approval revoked, the agency announced yesterday. The decision follows the recommendation by an expert panel in July that voted 12-1 to reverse the approval of Avastin for metastatic breast cancer.

Contact our Personal Injury Attorneys if you have experienced the negative effects of Avastin.

 

Meridia: FDA Issues Warning About Sibutramine

June 1st, 2012

Meridia: FDA Issues Warning About Sibutramine

The risk of Meridia heart attack and Meridia stroke may have led to the FDA requesting the weight loss medication be pulled from the market, but that has not stopped dietary supplement manufacturers from using sibutramine, the active ingredient in Meridia, in their products.

Contact our Personal Injury Attorneys if you have suffered heart attack or stroke while using this supplement.

 

Fruta Planta weight loss products recalled

June 1st, 2012

Fruta Planta weight loss products recalled.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday FDA said PRock Marketing LLC would recall all Fruta Planta weight loss products. Tests confirmed they contained sibutramine, a drug that has been withdrawn from the market because of safety concerns, including cardiac episodes and one… death.
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Dangerous Sexual Enhancement Supplements

June 1st, 2012

Dangerous Sexual Enhancement Supplements

FDA advised consumers not to buy or use two drinks sold as supplements for sexual enhancement, Rock Hard Extreme and Passion Coffee. Both contain sulfoaildenafil, an active pharmaceutical ingredient that is similar to sildenafil and could interact with prescription medications that include nitrates.

Contact our Personal Injury Attorneys if you have experienced the negative effects of these supplements.

 

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June 1st, 2012

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Making The Rental Car Company Pay for Their Uninsured Driver.

June 1st, 2012

Making The Rental Car Company Pay for Their Uninsured Driver

THE SCENARIO:

Someone hits you while they are driving a rental car. The driver claims he/she does not have any information on them except a copy of their rental agreement. The fact is that most people do not carry, as required by Nevada law, a copy of their auto insurance policy in their rental car. So you take down some information on the rental agreement believing the company will be able to help you. You then find yourself being told by the rental car company that the driver waived the short-term insurance coverage through the rental car company. They also won’t give you any information about the driver. Now you’re not sure if the driver has insurance or not, and even if you could find out, the company is telling you that if they don’t have personal auto insurance you are out of luck because they waived it through them!

THE SOLUTION:

Call (702) 485-6666 and ask your personal injury and accident attorneys at the Martines Law Group, Ltd. to step in. We will make the company find out if the driver had personal auto insurance. How do we do that? By making the company aware of the fact that we will require them to provide coverage for your injuries up to $15,000 per person ($30,000 total for the accident) if they cannot prove the driver was otherwise insured.

In Nevada, if an uninsured driver of a rental car waives insurance coverage through the rental car company, the company is still required to provide insurance coverage for your property damage and injuries!

The Nevada Supreme Court stated in Hall v. Enterprise, “If a rental car customer waives the lessor’s (company’s) short-term liability coverage, thus avoiding the normal premium charge for such coverage, but the customer has no personal liability coverage, the waiver is void and the statutory insurance applies.” 122 Nev. 685 (Nev. 2006).

What does this mean? This means your trust is adequately placed in the hands of your personal injury and accident attorneys at the Martines Law Group, Ltd.

Call (702) 485-6666 today for your FREE consultation.

 

Why You May Have No Recourse Against Bad Doctors in Nevada

June 1st, 2012

Why You May Have No Recourse Against Bad Doctors in Nevada

Tort Reform. We’ve all heard of it. Many of us think it’s probably a good thing in some way or another. There are many arguments on either side and most would bore you, but here is one side you need to know about.

In Nevada, tort reform capped medical malpractice claims at $350,000. That means whether a doctor amputates the wrong leg or screws up and kills you, you or your estate cannot get more than $350,000. Now that may not sound like a total loss since $350,000 is a lot of money, but remember that you have to sue the doctor to get it.

A medical malpractice case can cost anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 to litigate. Then you have your personal injury attorney’s fees (standard at 40% for complex litigation). So even if you prevail, you may net around $110,000. And that is if you can get a good personal injury attorney to take your case, which means taking a big financial risk.

The truth is, it takes so much time and money to litigate a medical malpractice case, there are not many personal injury attorneys who are willing to risk $50,000 – $100,000 to get a potential maximum fee of $140,000. So where does this leave a victim injured by a doctor in Nevada? Many times it can leave him injured, out of work, struggling to pay the bill for the doctor who hurt him, and no legal recourse.

If this doesn’t sound right to you, contact your local state representative and ask what they are doing in the next legislative session to remove the cap on medical malpractice cases. And in the future when you hear “Tort Reform,” remember that it could mean less legal recourse for innocent victims throughout the state.

 

Health Insurance v. Med Pay In An Auto Accident or Personal Injury Claim

June 1st, 2012

Should I Use Health Insurance or Med Pay

When you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, such as a car accident, your health insurance company may send you a letter refusing to pay your medical bills until “other primary insurance” you may have is exhausted. In a car accident scenario, what they are most likely referring to is your medical payment coverage (Med Pay) through your auto insurance policy. If you have Med Pay through your auto insurance, your health insurance company may require you to exhaust your Med Pay before they will pay your medical bills.

WHY YOU MAY WANT TO CONSULT OUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS FIRST – 702.485.6666

Using Med Pay to cover the medical bills you incur first may not always be to your benefit. It is important to remember that your health insurance may not cover the bills for all medical care you seek after a serious accident. For example, your health insurance may cover your emergency room (ER) visit, but not subsequent treatment from a chiropractor. In such a case, even if your health insurance refuses to cover your bills until Med Pay is exhausted, it may be to your benefit to wait on submitting your ER bill to Med Pay … that is, as long as by doing so you don’t end up in collections.

It may serve your better to exhaust your Med Pay on the chiropractor bills that your health insurance won’t cover, and then submit the ER bill and proof of Med Pay exhaustion to your health insurance company. Our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you accomplish this by getting the hospital to accept an attorney lien or negotiating low monthly payments in the beginning. It is also important to remember that in Nevada, you do not have to repay Med Pay for what it pays in medical bills, but your health insurance company must be reimbursed what they pay out upon settlement of your claim.

Of course every situation and every hospital is different and you may need the consent and cooperation of the hospital to accomplish this. That is where the Martines Law Group comes in; our Henderson and Las Vegas personal injury attorneys will monitor your claim to help ensure you receive every possible benefit.