August 30th, 2015|
When the laparoscopic power morcellator was released onto the market, many believed the device would revolutionize the way certain surgeries were performed. That’s because the tool had the ability to grind tissue inside the body so it could be more easily removed in a less invasive manner. What experts didn’t realize though, is that use of the power morcellator may have been putting patients at serious risk of cancer.
Our Nashville uterine surgery cancer lawyers at Ponce Law say it’s estimated that 1 in 350 women may have dormant cancer cells in their bodies and when the power morcellator is used to grind tissues, those cells can be released. The cancerous masses can then spread and grow in other parts of the body.
While several studies have cited the increased risk of developing cancer as the result of undergoing a procedure utilizing the power morcellator, little has been done to prevent it from being used.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated the safety of the device, but found no need to pull it from the market. Instead, the agency issued a warning about the dangers the device may pose.
According to an article from The Wall Street Journal, this lack of action has prompted several members of Congress to call on the Government Accountability Office to conduct their own investigation into the FDA’s recommendations.
At Ponce Law, we understand the risks a faulty medical device can pose to patient safety. That’s why our defective product lawyers are hopeful the investigation being conducted into the safety of power morcellators can raise awareness about the dangers of these devices.
April 27th, 2015|
If you’ve been injured by a medication, you may have the right to file a civil lawsuit for compensation. But the Nashville drug injury lawyers at Ponce Law explain that it’s crucial to make a claim in a timely manner.
A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time an injury victim has to file a civil claim for damages. Justia.com says that, in Tennessee, an individual usually has one year from the date that his or her drug injury is diagnosed to file a civil claim.
There is an exception to this rule though. Tennessee State Courts say that if an individual was unaware of his or her condition until after the initial year has passed, he or she may still file a claim within one year of the injury being diagnosed.
Personal injury laws and civil lawsuits can be quite complicated. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights if you were harmed by a medication.
At Ponce Law, we know drug injury laws in Tennessee, and we want to put our experience and legal knowledge to work for you. Give our Nashville personal injury lawyers a call anytime at 615-244-4321 to discuss your case.
December 17th, 2014|
Drunk driving accident numbers tend to swell around holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and statistics from the National Safety Council show 42 percent of traffic fatalities around New Year’ Eve are caused by intoxicated motorists. Furthermore, 35 percent of deaths resulting from car accidents on Christmas are the result of drunk driving.
To help reduce Tennessee drunk driving accident totals, the month of December has been named as Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month. As part of the campaign, law enforcement across Tennessee will be working to educate the public about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, as well as taking inebriated motorists off the road.
Reports from WGNS News Radio state that the Governor’s Highway Safety Office recently announced it’s partnership with local law enforcement offices in their goal to have zero fatalities due to traffic accidents in the last few weeks of this year. Officials urged citizens to celebrate responsibly by never getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming anything that could impair your judgment. Instead, establish a designated driver or utilize a taxi to get home safely.
At Ponce Law, our team of Goodlettsville car accident attorneys has seen the devastating results that drinking and driving can have. That’s why we urge you to heed the advice being given by state officials not to drink and drive. Doing so will help to ensure you and your family have a safe and happy holiday!
April 7th, 2014|
Roads in Tennessee can be hazardous for drivers and the workers who construct and maintain the highway infrastructure. That’s why the state is working to reduce Tennessee Car Accidents and improve highway safety with several programs.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is hoping to reduce speeding in construction zones as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. Running until April 11, public service announcements will help explain the risks of speeding in work zones.
TDOT is also hoping to improve highway safety through a series of updates to the state’s Transportation Improvement Plan over the next three-years. Some of the changes include a $1.5 billion investment into 59 individual infrastructure projects spanning 41 counties. Repaving roads and bridges will be a part of many of the projects, as will improved access to several local communities from main throughways.