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Health danger associated with medical marijuana

Have you ever experienced abdominal pain, cramping and projectile vomiting after taking medical marijuana for your medical condition? There's a chance you're suffering from cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). This is a rare condition, but doctors -- especially in states where medical marijuana is legal -- have been seeing more cases of the condition.

Personal injury lawyers are now taking notice of this serious condition. Indeed, no warnings pertaining to CHS have been included on medical marijuana packaging.

One of the ways doctors are able to diagnose CHS is if the patients can get relief from taking a hot shower. However, initially, emergency room physicians were stumped by the condition. Interestingly, since medical marijuana is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients with severe nausea, the fact that marijuana can also cause nausea has been puzzling for doctors.

Instances of CHS have risen since the federal government's decision to relax laws pertaining to medical marijuana in 2009. For example, some physicians say they are seeing cases of CHS on a weekly or even daily basis.

The condition was first discovered in 2004 by Australian scientists. Those who contracted the illness tended to be using a lot of marijuana, and they were also chronic bathers. Some of them woke up in the middle of the night to take baths or hot showers.

If you or a loved one has contracted CHS or CHS-like symptoms, it is imperative to speak with a doctor about this health-damaging condition. Indeed, if left unchecked, CHS could lead to liver failure in extremely rare cases. A personal injury lawyer can review a case of CHS to determine if a product liability claim related to dangerous drugs can be potentially be made.

Source: Huffington Post, "Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Popping Up In Emergency Rooms," Mary Papenfuss, accessed Feb. 24, 2017

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