Could Your Prescribed Drugs Have Unexpected Side Effects?

Sometimes, when patients are issued prescriptions for new drugs, they may suffer unexpected side effects. This happens often, and more disturbing than that is the fact that, more than likely, many doctors have not been made aware of the possibility of such side effects by the pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the drugs. Indeed, studies have shown that many drug company representatives do not properly inform doctors about the possible side effects of the medications that they are distributing to the physicians’ offices. The research, conducted via questionnaires to doctors in the United States, Canada and France, reveals that company representatives not only failed to warn doctors about common side effects from the use of the new medications, but also failed to warn them about possible contraindications. Moreover, they also neglected to identify the types of patients who should not use the drugs in question. The research indicates that this happened in more than half of the representatives’ visits, in spite of fact that the law in all 3 countries requires that drug company representatives inform doctors about not only the benefits, but also the potential risks…Read More

Bard Ivc Filters Products Liability Litigation, Court Order

This multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) involves more than 3,000 personal injury cases brought against Defendants C. R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (collectively, “Bard”). Bard manufactures and markets medical devices, including inferior vena cava (“IVC”) filters. Each Plaintiff received a Bard IVC filter implant and claims that the filter is defective and has caused Plaintiff to suffer serious injury or death. Plaintiffs assert various state law claims and seek both compensatory and punitive damagesRead More

Let’s be clear about this – not only you are not required to talk to the other party’s insurance company if you have been involved in an automobile accident in South Florida, but it is highly recommended that you do not do so. Like any other moneymaking enterprise, insurance companies are primarily looking to protect their own vested interests and profits, and paying out any claim in full is detrimental to their bottom lines. Any conversation with the other party’s agency regarding the accident – no matter how trivial – can provide the agents with information that they can use to their advantage in order to delay your claim, or even deny it altogether. That is why it is imperative that, if you feel it necessary to talk to them, you have experienced legal representation on your side. At the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. we have over three decades of experience in accident and personal injury cases, and in dealing with insurance agencies to make sure that the right compensation is provided to our clients. If you or a loved one has been involved in…Read More

Do You Have Any Legal Rights If Injured On A Taxi, A Bus Or Other Common Transit Service In The State Of Florida?

Common carriers (city buses, transportation vans, trains and taxicabs) are held to a high standard in the State of Florida, and expected to exercise the highest degree of care and diligence for the safety of their passengers. Passengers, however, often sustain personal injuries while riding on common carriers, for a variety of reasons. While some common carriers may try to limit their liability by using signs, posters, and releases, such signs will generally not allow the carrier to escape liability if its driver acts negligently. If you have been injured while riding on a bus, transportation van, train or taxicab in Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties, here are some important points to remember: See your doctor as soon as possible if you have suffered any injuries. Retain copies of any documents (such as the boarding pass or receipt of ticket purchase) proving you purchased transportation on the carrier on the date of the accident. If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident and the common carriers involved in the accident, as well as of any physically visible cuts, bruises, or scars you have…Read More

Have You Sustained Injuries In A Slip And Fall Accident?

Under the law, property owners are required to take reasonable care in the maintenance of their premises, and if hazardous conditions exist, make visitors aware of the possible dangers, so that they can avoid the risk of exposing others to the harm of a slip and fall accident. But as common as slip and fall accidents are, the laws covering them are complex, requiring many issues to be analyzed before fault can be assigned and liabilities determined. If you were not cautioned about possible hazards, and suffered a slip and fall accident, the establishment where you suffered your slip and fall may be held liable for your injuries. First and foremost, you should seek medical help, but it is also vital to obtain as much immediate evidence as possible – witness names and numbers, as well as photographs of the area where the incident took place – as it is important to prove that the owner of the property should have known about the slip and fall hazards, but failed to correct the problem. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to…Read More

Insurance Companies Are Not Always Working In Your Best Interests

Insurance companies are mainly interested in protecting their own vested interests and bottom lines, and paying out any claim in full is detrimental to their profits. So when dealing with insurance companies, it is important to understand how they work, so you can get the settlement you deserve. Simply stated, insurers make money in part by denying you benefits, so the insurance adjustor is not necessarily your friend – his primary role is to keep the insurance company’s payment as low as possible. He may try to discourage you from seeking medical care, or he may tell you that rental car coverage is limited to a set number of days. In most cases, this is not true, and if you are not at fault, you are entitled to have all of your reasonable damages and expenses covered. You are also not required to give the at fault insurance company’s adjustor a statement or a medical authorization. However, you are required to provide your insurance company a detailed statement. If you have been involved in an accident and feel that you are not being treated fairly by…Read More

It Pays To Be Prepared For All Traffic Eventualities In South Florida!

It makes good sense to allow for any eventuality when driving in South Florida, including traffic jams, roadwork, poor weather, and much more. Of course, no one can anticipate being involved in a car crash, but close to a quarter-million traffic accidents occur in the State of Florida each and every year for a variety of reasons – driver distractions, driver fatigue, excessive speeding, erratic driving patterns, road construction and drunk driving – so it is an extremely logical idea to always be prepared for that eventuality as well. Here are some simple rules to keep in mind in case you do get involved in a car crash. Print this message and keep it in your glove compartment; when an accident happens, people sometimes become disoriented and forget what to do. Never leave the scene of the accident. Make sure your vehicle is moved off the traffic lanes so it does not create additional hazards. Call 911 as soon as possible to report the accident. Locate witnesses and take their names and addresses. Take photos with your cell phone of all vehicles involved. Report the…Read More

Have You Suffered Injuries At Someone Else’s Premises?

If you were injured during a slip-and-fall or some other type of mishap on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for personal injury. Slip and falls can happen anywhere – from grocery stores to shopping malls and office buildings – and they may result from a variety of reasons, such as loose tiles, poorly constructed steps, rough walkways, slippery floors, or wrinkled carpets. The most important aspect of a personal injury lawsuit is proving that the property owner was negligible; if you can do this, you have a solid case, and you deserve to be properly compensated. If you or a loved one has been injured at someone else’s property due to their negligence, you need to consult an experienced law firm. With the expertise and experience of more than three decades of legal practice, the Premises Injuries Attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-TellRobert today for a free consultation to determine your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7…Read More

Have A Fun And SAFE Halloween!

It’s that magical time of the year again for hungry goblins and elves to roam our neighborhoods, and while Halloween is one of our most enjoyable evenings each year, we need to be aware that it can also be one of the most dangerous as well. Here are some easy-to-follow rules to keep this fun evening as safe as possible for trick-or-treaters of all ages: Parents or responsible adults should accompany children at all times – no child or group of children should ever go trick-or-treating alone. Careless drivers represent the major threat for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Make sure to walk only on sidewalks, obeying all pedestrian and traffic laws. Children and the accompanying adults should be easily visible. Carry flashlights, and make sure that everyone wears brightly colored costumes and/or reflective patches to increase visibility for the drivers. Children should be warned ahead of time to not consume any goodies while trick-or-treating; they must wait until the treats have been taken home and inspected by parents or adults in charge. The Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. wish you and your little ones a very…Read More

Are Head Injuries Immediately Noticeable After An Accident?

Although signs of severe head trauma can be readily apparent immediately after a car crash or slip and fall incident, milder head injuries may not reflect initial symptoms, and sometimes may even be confused as indicators of other types of medical conditions. Symptoms that could indeed be a direct result of the accident may sometimes show up weeks or even months after the incident, and these may include blurred vision, confusion and disorientation, loss of memory and lack of concentration, headaches and dizziness, nausea and vomiting. A medical checkup is highly recommended after any type of accident, and if head injuries are suspected, immediate medical treatment is of utmost importance. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident resulting from the negligence of others, and the extent of any head injuries was not fully apparent at the time of the accident and were not properly addressed, please be aware that you still have legal recourses available. Our skilled and experienced attorneys at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. have been helping accident victims in South Florida for more than three decades, and…Read More

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