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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.
Surgical mesh, including Kugel Mesh and Mersilene Mesh, is often used in a procedure known as "transvaginal placement of surgical mesh". This procedure is used to treat Urinary Stress Incontinence (USI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in women. In October 2008, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that transvaginal placement of surgical mesh had caused serious and painful complications in hundreds of women.