Records Show Company Hid Data Pointing to Risperdal® Side Effects

Posted: 09/02/2015

For years, studies have shown the use of the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal®, caused young teen boys to develop gynecomastia—a condition in which males grow excessive amounts of breast tissue. Now, allegations have arisen that the company that manufactured the drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manipulated and hid data from the public indicating the increased risk of some Risperdal side effects.

Records show that both Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and their parent company, Johnson & Jonson, were aware of the risks the drug posed as early as 2003. Read more »

Congress Calls for Further Investigation Into Morcellator Cancer

Posted: 09/01/2015

The laparoscopic power morcellator is a medical device that is used to grind tissues so they can easily be removed from the body. The device was lauded as revolutionary when it was first released due to its ability to allow once complicated surgeries to be done faster and less invasively than traditional methods of performing the procedures; however, data tend to point to an increased risk in women developing deadly forms of cancer when the device is used. Read more »

Social Security Disability Benefits System Faces Financial Strain

Posted: 08/30/2015

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the depletion of the trust fund that provides the financing for the Social Security Disability program in the United States. Our Social Security lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that a recent report may shed more light on the subject for those who are concerned about the issue.

In July, the Social Security Board of Trustees issued their annual report about the financial status of the trust funds for the Social Security programs. Read more »

Upgrades to Online System Makes Appealing Your Social Security Disability Claim Easier

Posted: 08/27/2015

Getting approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits is no easy task. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports up to 65 percent of claims are initially turned down.

When a Social Security Disability denial is issued, the claimant has the right to file an appeal of the decision. Doing so has proven to be a long and drawn out process for many in the past. Now, changes have been made to the online filing system in order to make filing an appeal much easier and more efficient. Read more »

Getting Social Security Disability for a Severe Ailment

Posted: 08/25/2015

In this helpful video, Attorney TC Newlin explains the criteria used to determine whether or not your condition is “severe.” Read more »

Campaign Aims to Reduce Terre Haute DUI Accident Totals

Posted: 08/25/2015

Drunk driving continues to be a threat to everyone who is on the road. Reports show that last year alone, a total of 101 Indiana motorists lost their lives in crashes where alcohol consumption was a contributing factor.

Our Terre Haute DUI accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that our city is working to keep drunk drivers off of the road. It was announced that beginning on Wednesday, August 19, the Indiana State Police and the Terre Haute Police Department would be partnering to conduct the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Read more »

Why You Must Be Insured to Be Eligible for SSD

Posted: 08/24/2015

In this next video blog, Attorney TC Newlin explains quarters of coverage and how you accrue work credits that affect your eligibility to file for Social Security Disability. Read more »

Indiana Motorcycle Safety Course to Be Run by The Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Posted: 08/21/2015

Motorcycle safety is a priority in Indiana, and one way the state has worked to promote responsible riding is by sponsoring a motorcycle safety course. Our Terre Haute motorcycle accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that for many years, American Bikers Aimed Towards Education of Indiana (ABATE Indiana) put on the class, but now a new organization will be hosting the courses.

According to Inside Indiana Business, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has signed a four-year contract with Indiana to organize the state’s official motorcycle safety course. Read more »

$200 Million Offered to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Failure Lawsuits

Posted: 08/20/2015

A settlement has been offered to as many as 3,000 women who have filed transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits against medical product manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. If the agreement is approved, officials say it would resolve roughly 1 out of every 5 transvaginal mesh failure cases.

The women who filed the suits had the mesh product implanted in their bodies as part of a surgical procedure to correct organ prolapse or urinary incontinence; however, the women say the product eroded over time, causing the mesh to perforate organs and tissue and cause extreme pain. Read more »

Social Security Act Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Posted: 08/18/2015

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on August 14, 1935. In the eighty years that have passed since the bill’s inception, it has undergone many changes and it will likely undergo many more as time goes on.

Our Social Security Disability Lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the Act was originally created to offer financial assistance to American workers who had become too old to continue performing the daily duties of their jobs. Read more »