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Senator John F. Kerry delivers the 2012 Sidney Shainwald Public Interest Lecture at New York Law School on March 2.
Introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Massachussetts), Senator Kerry's speech "The American Challenge in the Twenty-First Century" focused on the importance of global economic competitiveness. What will it take for the U.S. to create jobs, become energy independent, and out-compete, out-educate and out-innovate the rest of the world and win in the global economy?
Defective Drugs, Devices & Procedures
Lap Band Surgery Alert
The Lap Band is a type of weight loss surgery that alters the actual size of your stomach. It is dangerous and being targeted to women. The surgery is portrayed as being simple and having few risks, but this is not the case.
We are aware of at least three recent death cases that have been filed. In Neelu Pal v. New York University, a doctor here in New York gave the facts regarding the dangers of the procedure. It was shown that the level of expertise, preparation, and care has been substandard. Women who do not fit the criteria are still receiving the surgery.
Do not have this surgery and contact us if you have any questions.
Manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mirena® is a small, plastic, hormone-releasing device placed in the uterus. Designed to prevent pregnancy for up to five years, Mirena® gained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in contraception in 2000. In 2009, the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding was approved as an additional indication. The device does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted infections and is recommended for women who have had at least one child.
Common side effects include changes in bleeding pattern, cramping, and ovarian cysts. Women who use Mirena® may also experience the following serious injuries:
• Ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy occurring outside of the uterus)
• Sepsis (infection)
• Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
• Punctured uterine wall
• Migration of the device to other parts of the body
If you have questions or have been injured by the use of Mirena®, please contact our office for a free evaluation of your legal options.