Actos® Bladder Cancer Settlement Moving Forward

Posted: 10/07/2015

Actos® is a drug by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used to effectively treat diabetes. Unfortunately, researchers have linked the use of Actos with the development of bladder cancer.

In April, Takeda offered $2.3 billion to settle many of the Actos bladder cancer lawsuits in the wake findings showing a link between the drug and the disease. Now, the settlement is moving forward.

FiercePharma explains that as many as 96 percent of plaintiffs who filed Actos bladder cancer lawsuits agreed to the terms of the settlement after Takeda added another $100,000 to the fund used to compensate the victims. Read more »

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Is it Smart for Me to Handle My Own Claim?

Posted: 10/02/2015

Watch Attorney Tom Newlin discuss how an experienced Social Security Disability attorney can help you get benefits in a system where disability judges deny more claims than they approve. Read more »

Two Women Suffer Serious Dog Bite Injuries

Posted: 10/02/2015

An attack by a dog can easily result in serious injuries, such as lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage, organ perforation, and even death.

The Indiana dog bite lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain these risks were made apparent when two women were seriously injured by a pack of dogs. Reports indicate the incident happened on Oct. 1 in Cutler, Indiana, just north of Indianapolis.

The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports the women were jogging along a stretch of road. Read more »

Investigation Shows Company Knew of IVC Filter Injury Risk and Took No Corrective Action

Posted: 10/01/2015

An investigation has determined the brand of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. could pose a serious health risk to patients. Furthermore, documents show the company may have taken no corrective action despite being aware of the risks of patients suffering an IVC filter injury.

Data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that during a decade-long span, the C.R. Bard, Inc. Read more »

New Contingency Plan Protects Social Security Disability Operations

Posted: 09/28/2015

The Social Security Administration is responsible for handling all processes of the Social Security Disability (SSD) program. These operations are handled by thousands of government employees on a daily basis, but what happens when a government shutdown occurs and how could SSD applicants and recipients be affected? Our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain questions like these are addressed in the SSA’s new contingency plan for the coming year. Read more »

FDA Calls for Increased Warnings on Zoloft® Due to Drug Injury Risk

Posted: 09/28/2015

Zoloft® is a powerful antidepressant drug used to treat a number of mental health conditions. Women who are taking or are considering using this drug should be aware of certain congenital risks the medication may pose to their unborn children if they are, or are considering becoming, pregnant.

Research has shown an increased risk of congenital heart defects in the children who were born to women who took Zoloft during pregnancy. Read more »

Resources Available to Those With Childhood Cancer

Posted: 09/26/2015

September has been declared “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness about the struggles thousands of American youths face on a daily basis as they battle some form of this deadly disease. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are working to educate our communities about certain resources that may be available to help families who have a loved one fighting cancer. Read more »

The Importance of Child Restraints in Preventing Indiana Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities

Posted: 09/25/2015

One goal each of our Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin shares with one another is working to spread awareness about the things you can do to protect the safety of yourself and your loved ones in the event of a car accident.

With motor vehicle collisions being the leading cause of accidental death among children in the Untied States, we felt it pertinent to discuss why you should always use a child safety or booster seat to restrain your children in a vehicle. Read more »