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The dangers of metal-on-metal hip implants

Do you have a metal-on-metal hip implant? This is a hip replacement device that utilizes a metal ball joint that fits into a metal socket. These devices were designed to last many years. The problem is that the metal scraping on metal can release metal particles into your body, and this can result in serious health consequences.

When does Paxil cause serotonin syndrome?

Paxil is a drug that is commonly prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. It is classified as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), and it is made by GlaxoSmithKline. The drug has been approved for use since 1992 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, it also comes with some serious side effects. This article will discuss the risks of serotonin syndrome when taking Paxil.

Accutane: A dangerous drug on the market for 30 years

You might think that you're safe if you only take pharmaceutical drugs that have been on the market for a long time. Think again. One widely popular drug prescribed to treat acne was on the market for over 30 years, and it was one of the most dangerous drugs ever to hit the market. What was this awful medication? Accutane.

What are the dangers of Risperdal?

If one were to make a list of all the dangerous pharmaceutical medications that have left Pennsylvania residents severely injured, it would include page after page of drug descriptions. One of the pharmaceutical drugs that would surely be on this list is Risperdal -- an antipsychotic medication that doctors often use to treat schizophrenia. It may also be a part of the treatment protocol for some patients suffering from bipolar disorder.

3 dangerous drugs you could be taking right now

Pennsylvania residents rely on their physicians to make them healthier not make them sicker. However, "sicker" is exactly what happens in some cases -- especially when a doctor recklessly and unnecessarily prescribes a potentially dangerous drug. This article will discuss three of the most common prescription drugs that you might be endangering yourself by taking right now.

What's the difference between a criminal and civil lawsuit?

If you were hurt by a dangerous product in Pennsylvania, you may be exploring your right and option to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that manufactured, designed or sold you the dangerous product. If you do file such an action, it will be filed in civil court. This may lead you to ask what civil court is, exactly, and how is it different from criminal court?

Seemingly innocuous items can kill: Be careful before you buy

Before you buy a new product to put in your home -- even if it looks like the product could be very useful -- make sure to think about potential dangers before you buy it. Even the most seemingly innocuous items can cause harm to unsuspecting consumers. In fact, this is often how serious product liability cases come about.

Dangerous product litigation claims in Pennsylvania

Imagine going to the supermarket and looking at the thousands of products available for sale. Most of these products are perfectly safe to purchase and use. However, a select few of them are exceedingly dangerous, and they could hurt you and your family. The problem is that too often consumers don't know which products these are until someone suffers harm or worse.

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