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Kevin Brown knew he had problems. He had just been rear-ended by an elderly man in a small sedan. Only eight months before, Brown had undergone neck surgery for injuries from another rear-end collision. Now, his neck was hurting again, and he felt numbness and tingling in his fingers. The new crash caused no damage […]

Wesley “Wes” Tucker was driving his tractor-trailer on I-95 from his home in Walterboro, S.C., to his final stop in Rockledge, Fla. As he was approaching the Little Cedar Creek Bridge in Jacksonville, he pulled into the left lane to pass a slower-moving garbage truck. At the same time, a street sweeper was cleaning the […]

Holding Manufac­turers Respon­sibleProducts liability law involves injuries from defective or unsafe products. A product is defective when it contains a manufac­turing flaw, a design defect, or an inade­quate warning. A manufac­turing flaw occurs when a mistake in the manufac­turing process causes the product to fail to operate as the consumer expected. A product can also […]

Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma and Yegelwel repre­sented Faunce Mac McCully for injuries he sustained when a driver pulled out in front of his motor­cycle. Mac suffered several broken bones and underwent two surgeries requiring the use of hardware to correct the fractures. However, like a surprising number of drivers on the road, the at-fault driver […]

Rollover crashes kill 10,000 people each year, accounting for one-third of all occupant deaths in vehicle crashes. Many deaths and injuries that stem from rollover crashes occur when the roofs of vehicles crush in, killing or paralyzing the occupants of the vehicles. In many cases when the roof crushes, the windows of the vehicle crush […]

Oral surgeons have described ONJ as a condition in which the bone tissue fails to heal (osteo/bone and necrosis/death) after dental trauma, including tooth extrac­tions, oral surgery and other common dental proce­dures.ONJ can cause chronic pain, dysfunction and disfig­urement. Though current treat­ments involve long-term antibi­otics therapy and surgical removal of the dead bone, there is […]

While trying to quantify the exact number of people poten­tially affected is difficult, Fosamax alone is taken by nearly 10 million men and women.- Since 2001, more than 2,400 patients taking bispho­s­pho­nates have reported jaw bone death. Most of these reports came from people who took potent, intra­venously delivered versions of these drugs — An […]

Bispho­s­pho­nates have been linked to several side effects. The most common from bispho­s­pho­nates taken orally are upset stomach and erosion of the esophagus, and in fewer circum­stances are believed to be linked to Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) also referred to as dead jaw. Victims generally develop severe abscesses around the mouth, painful toothaches and […]

Due to the favorable climate and terrain, many Floridians use bicycles as a source of recre­ation and enjoyment. However, bicyclists should be aware of traffic condi­tions where they are required to ride on the roadway.Bicycle riders less than age (16) must wear a safety helmet and bicycles on the roadway have most of the same […]

Mar 13, 2005 | Rita Rubin | USA TODAY Salvatore Ruggiero was puzzled.Over a three-year period, the jaws of dozens of patients who had undergone oral surgery at his hospital had failed to heal properly. Part of the jawbone had died and become exposed.We never saw this before in the jaw except in patients who […]