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The ideal doctor is brilliant, caring, and infallible. Unfortunately, that ideal is impossible. At HensonFuerst Attorneys, we handle enough medical malpractice cases to know that doctors and hospitals make mistakes. Many times those “mistakes” could have been prevented if standard medical had been given, or if the hospital followed proper quality procedures. When serious, preventable …

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Smoking in Midlife Greatly Increases Risk of Dementia

New research published in the online issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that smoking heavily can cause effects on the the brain decades later. The researchers followed more than 21,000 people for an average of 23 years. Of those, 5,367 people were diagnosed with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular …

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NFL to Diagnose Player Concussions on the Sidelines

The National Football League (NFL) has issued new guidelines about concussion diagnosis during games. Basically, team doctors will use a new standardized assessment protocol on the sidelines if concussion is suspected. This tool allows immediate evaluation of injury so that athletes with concussion or other serious brain trauma so that players can be removed from …

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Toyota Recalls a New Batch of 2.17 Million Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. announced today that it is recalling more than 2 million vehicles in the United States to fix issues with accelerator pedals that can become jammed under floor matsor in the vehicle’s carpeting. According to USA Today, the specific models affected are: Lexus GS. About 20,000 2006 and early 2007 Lexus GS 300 …

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RECALL: Upsher-Smith Laboratories Expands Drug Recall

Last week, we told you about a recall of Jantoven Warfarin tablets, manufactured by Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that many other drugs by the same manufacturer are also being recalled as a precautionary measure: Because wrong-strength tablets were put into mislabeled bottles, the company is recalling all …

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