Medical Malpractice and Levitra

Levitra has been known to cause minor side effects such as dizziness, flushing, headaches, heartburn and upset stomach. However, some people have reported experiencing the far more serious problem of vision loss after taking the medication. This is obviously upsetting for patients who had not been warned that this was a potential side effect of theĀ drug.

An attorney in Jefferson Parish sought treatment from a physician for excessive nighttime urination and periodic erectile dysfunction. The doctor prescribed Levitra for the man Feb. 15, 2010. The following day, the patient was surprised and terrified to learn that he had suffered total vision loss in both eyes after ingesting the medication.

Prior to losing his vision, the patient was a licensed attorney who practiced in Louisiana. After losing his vision, he has been unable to practice law.

The man and his wife have filed a lawsuit against the company that manufactures the drug, Bayer AG, Glaxosmithkline PLC, Merck & Co. f/k/a Schering-Plough Corp., and the doctor who prescribed the medication in the Jefferson Parish District Court. The case was removed to the federal court in New Orleans in mid-March of this year.

In the complaint, the plaintiffs argued that the physician was negligent for prescribing this particular drug when he knew the patient had a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar. The drug manufacturer, they said, failed to warn consumers of the risk of vision loss or impairment. The medication is defective and unreasonably dangerous as a result of design defects and insufficient testing, they asserted.

The plaintiffs are pursuing damages for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, fear, worry, concern, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, medical expenses, interest, court costs and economic losses, including the loss of the ability to engage in the man’s trained profession. They are also seeking punitive damages with the help of top medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia.

18-Wheeler and Train Accident

The train, which had 65 passengers and a crew of 13, was headed for Atlanta, then New York City. The severe impact of the accident caused passengers inside the train to fall backwards. Fortunately, there were no fatalities in this serious accident. However, five people were injured in the crash. Among the injured were three passengers, the truck driver and the train engineer. They were taken to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

According to officials, the 18-wheeler was attempting to cross the train tracks and head into a factory. A stop sign is located before the train tracks, and apparently the truck did not stop, even though the Amtrak train was oncoming. The driver of the truck told the Assistant Police Chief that he did not see the train coming.

The Amtrak train hit the rear end of the flatbed trailer on the 18-wheeler. This caused the truck cab to turn and hit the 11-car train. The truck was transporting the metal shell of an armored personnel vehicle (APV) to the factory, which builds APVs. The impact of the accident launched the APV into the air, and it landed on its roof approximately 100 feet away from the scene of the accident.

The front three cars of the train were derailed upon impact. An electrical fire in the locomotive was stopped by local firefighters. To make matters worse, the train’s 2,000-gallon fuel tank was leaking diesel fuel. In order to prevent more severe consequences from the accident, emergency crews worked diligently to spray the train with flame retardant in order to prevent a potential fire from an explosion. In addition, several truckloads of sand were deposited surrounding the locomotive in order to prevent the spreading of the diesel.

Firefighters, police, state troopers, and sheriff’s deputies all worked together to clear the wreckage. The road was closed for the rest of the day and special equipment was brought in to help remove the derailed train cars off of the damaged track. Crews then began to lay down new track so that other trains could pass. The tracks were closed for approximately 14 hours. Shreveport DWI lawyers will continue to investigate the cause of the accident. wrongful termination lawyers in denver are always ready and willing to handle these types of cases.

Following The Rules of The Road

It is always the rules of the road that apply to the driver of a vehicle, including the determination of liability for the occurrence of an accident.

Nevertheless, it is important to know that insurers have signed agreements with one another to speed up the settlement of claims. Therefore, if the responsibilities are clearly established, and the companies concerned adhere to the same agreement, the insurer can very quickly estimate the rights of his insured and have his damages assessed for compensation.

Indeed, pre-established scales allow companies and auto accident attorneys to decide on the part of everyone in all circumstances. These scales are essentially based on the Highway Code and case law (court decisions) while ignoring certain rules to simplify their application.

Thus, the decision taken by the insurer in the application of the scale most often coincides with the solution dictated by the application of the law. However, there are cases where the solutions differ and the insurer must then ensure that only the rules of the Highway Code are applied to the insured, even if the conventional scale says the opposite. The Stein Law Group understands these cases and every aspect of auto accidents.