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Essure Recall

Pharmaceutical industry leader, Bayer, recently announced that it will be discontinuing the sale of its Essure System for Permanent Birth Control at the end of this year. The company insists that the decision is based on declining sales and is not related to reports of adverse incidents and dangerous side effects associated with the product.

The Essure System is the only non-surgical device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that offers women a permanent form of birth control. The device is implanted into the fallopian tubes. Scar tissue grows around the device and blocks eggs produced by the ovaries from reaching the uterus, which prevents pregnancy.

In a press release issued by Bayer, the company stands by the product, ensuring women that still have the device implanted that they are safe. According to the company, the benefit-risk profile of the device has not changed, but a decline in sales has limited its profitability.

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Drunk Driving During the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and with that comes many celebrations. Family gatherings, reunions with friends, office parties, and festivities will soon crowd our calendars. Unfortunately for some, the season of joy will be interrupted by serious injuries when drunk driving car accidents occur.

The United States Department of Transportation estimates that nearly 300 people suffer fatal injuries in drunk driving car accidents each year during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Drunk driving takes more than 10,000 lives each year in our country. Even though drunk driving fatalities has declined over the past decade, drivers that choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol continue to put the lives of all those on the road in severe danger.

Responsible Drinking

The holidays bring people together, and when adults celebrate, alcohol is frequently part of those festivities. Wine connoisseurs, craft beer enthusiasts,

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Slip and Fall Accidents in Retail Stores

When slip and falls result in injury, it is no laughing matter. Slip and fall accidents are quite common in retail establishments. During peak shopping periods, such as the winter holidays and the change of seasons, the risk of becoming injured in a slip and fall accident increases dramatically.

While most slip and fall accidents result in minor injuries, many of these accidents leave victims with serious and sometimes disabling injuries. Negligence on the part of the property owner can lead to a premises liability claim that holds the owner liable for injuries. It is not easy to prove negligence, but an experienced and skilled premises liability lawyer can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Most Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries

Shopping related slip and fall accidents occur in malls, clothing outlets, home improvement stores, specialty shops,

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