Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2008
LegalView, the most comprehensive legal resource on the Web, reported on its mesothelioma information blog a potential increase of mesothelioma cancer victims within the next few years, particularly among women, according to researchers. In 1979, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released information regarding 26 companies and manufacturers of hand-held hair dryers that had been made with asbestos. While the 26 companies had voluntarily taken action to correct the asbestos-containing hair dryers, individuals who had used the tainted hair dryers may be at risk for developing mesothelioma and should consider contacting a mesothelioma lawyer for information on the development of a potential mesothelioma lawsuit.
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of lung cancer that is caused through the inhalation of asbestos fibers. While asbestos was largely used in the construction industry, commonly within insulation, it has also been used in other products including hair dryers. While the hair dryers were corrected and became asbestos-free nearly 30 years ago it is common for mesothelioma to remain dormant for years and even decades, which is why researchers are concerned with a new group of individuals becoming afflicted by mesothelioma and symptoms becoming prevalent now. Researchers are also particularly concerned for women because women allegedly use hair dryers more than men. To learn more about developing litigation, contact a mesothelioma law firm or mesothelioma attorney to better understand the potential for developing an asbestos-related lawsuit and receiving monetary compensation for the costly bills usually associated with a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
In addition to information on mesothelioma, LegalView also offers details on a plethora of other legal issues afflicting millions of Americans each year. For example, readers can learn about the latest fluoroquinolones black box warning labeling. Fluoroquinolones are a group of antibiotics that have become increasingly at risk for severe side effects. Of the fluoroquinolones group, the most commonly prescribed drugs are Levaquin and Cipro. Levaquin, also known as levofloxacin, is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil and treats bacterial infections, specifically treating infections such as skin infections, chronic bacterial prostates, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis and acute pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli). The drug, which was released in 1996, has been the center of numerous clinical trials and studies because of the possible Levaquin side effects, which can include the most serious - Achilles tendon rupture - as well as jaundice, seizures, hallucinations, abdominal tenderness and limb numbness.
Similar to Levaquin is Cipro (ciprofloxacin) from Bayer A.G., which was approved for market use in 2000 and is used to treat bacterial infections similar to those treated by Levaquin. The Cipro risks are the same as Levaquin, which is an increased risk of tendonitis. Additionally, Cipro has other side effects that may also be harmful to patients. Some of the side effects include seizure, difficulty breathing, depression, suicidal thoughts, blacking out and hallucinations.
LegalView also has information on other controversial prescription drugs including Avandia. Avandia is a type 2 diabetes drug that has recently been linked to severe risks among patients. The Avandia dangers may include an increased risk of heart failure as well as a higher risk of developing early onset osteoporosis. Patients who may have developed either of these side effects while taking Avandia should speak with an experienced pharmaceutical lawyer to better understand the potential for developing a potential Avandia lawsuit.
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