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Is the Stomach Paralysis Ozempic and Mounjaro Are Causing Permanent?

Published on Dec 18, 2023 in Dangerous Drugs, Personal Injury.

If you take the diabetes or weight loss drugs Mounjaro or Ozempic, then you might be aware of recent news stories in which thousands of patients prescribed the injectables are suing the medications’ manufacturers. They allege the pharmaceutical companies that produce these drugs failed to warn them about the potential for causing or worsening stomach […]

Top 5 Reasons Drugs Are Recalled

Published on Mar 30, 2021 in Dangerous Drugs.

It’s estimated that over 4,500 drugs and devices are removed from pharmacy shelves every year. The recalled products often have prior Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, which means they have likely been widely used prior to being pulled. It is likely you, or someone you know has had a prescription medication or over-the-counter drug […]

What Other Heartburn Medications Are as Dangerous as Zantac?

Published on Oct 8, 2019 in Dangerous Drugs.

Individuals who suffer from conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have the option of taking antacids, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), or H2 blockers. While antacids are useful for quick relief, they won’t do anything to prevent GERD. If you consult your doctor about this issue, it’s likely they’ll start by putting you on an H2 […]

All You Need to Know About Fen-Phen and the Redux Diet Drug

Published on Nov 7, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

People have always wanted someone to tell them there’s another way to lose weight that doesn’t involve diet and exercise. So, in the 90s when Fen-Phen the miracle weight loss drug reached the market, people were eager to give it a try. Fen-Phen is the combination of fenfluramine and phentermine. Pharmaceutical companies made similar versions […]

Pregnant Women May Not Be Properly Warned About Depakote’s Risks

Published on Jul 5, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

Depakote ER (divalproex sodium) is a drug produced by AbbVie Inc. designed to treat many conditions such as, seizures, bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches. Depakote has proved to cause several severe complications. Now new lawsuits are suggesting that pregnant women are not being adequately warned about the risks of continuing to take the drug while […]

Cipro Might Be Linked to the Injuries of Gulf War Veterans

Published on Nov 9, 2016 in Dangerous Drugs.

Cipro, generically known as ciprofloxacin, is a popular antibiotic belonging to the same classification (fluoroquinolone) as drugs like Avelox. It’s been on the market for almost 30 years and is commonly used to treat bacterial infections including respiratory tract infections, UTIs, skin infections, and more. It’s also commonly used to treat patients who have been […]

Thomas Law Offices works with Kentucky Attorney General to resolve $15.5 million Risperdal case

Published on Dec 30, 2015 in Dangerous Drugs.

The end of 2015 brought with it the successful end to Risperdal litigation filed by Thomas Law Offices, the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General and the Houston Law Firm of Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan and Heckman.  The lawsuit, which alleged the drug company violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act, sought penalties against the company […]

Billions of Dollars Paid to Settle Cases Involving Use of the Drug Risperdal

Published on Oct 14, 2015 in Dangerous Drugs.

Johnson & Johnson recently paid $2.2 billion to settle a decade-long investigation into the company’s illegal promotion of the drug Risperdal.  The settlement was split between the federal government and multiple states and was the largest of its kind in U.S. history.  The company also failed to disclose certain possible health risks from taking the […]

Weight Loss Pill Dexaprine Contains Synthetic Stimulants

Published on Jun 6, 2014 in Dangerous Drugs.

The package for the weight-loss pill Dexaprine leads users to believe it is fueled by natural ingredients. To the contrary, researchers have found the supplement contains a variety of stimulants. A samples of the natural ingredients listed on the label include: Acacia rigidula Citrus aurantium Green tea extract A Dutch lab studied packages of the […]

Is ADHD Connected to Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy?

Published on Mar 12, 2014 in Dangerous Drugs.

A study has found a possible link between prenatal exposure to the pain reliever acetaminophen and children who later develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and other pain and fever medications. Findings Show Only a Link Researchers stress that the study, published in the American Medical Association’s JAMA […]

Beware the Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

Published on Jan 31, 2014 in Dangerous Drugs.

Does the growth in diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) mean we’re amidst a true epidemic? Parents may want to know that a leading physician behind the original recognition of ADHD as a legitimate disorder is now appalled at how pharmaceutical companies are pushing their drugs onto parents to cure what in many cases […]

FDA Warning for Diet Pill OxyElite Pro

Published on Oct 15, 2013 in Dangerous Drugs.

The dietary supplement OxyElite Pro has been linked to cases of acute hepatitis and liver failure. In early October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory cautioning people to stop using any supplement labeled OxyElite Pro. The supplement, distributed by USPlabs in Texas, is a diet pill marketed to target body fat. […]

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Tad Thomas

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Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

  Many individuals would never consider getting on a motorcycle to ride up and down Chicago area roadways, interstates included, because of the inherent dangers it poses. However, according to the Illinois Secretary of State, there are at least 315,000 licensed motorcycles that have the potential to ride up and down Illinois roads daily. Given […]

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Most Common Car Accident Injuries in Chicago

When listing the most common car accident injuries in Chicago, it’s good to keep in mind that no two collisions are the same. Vehicle wrecks result in a wide range of injuries. While some are minor, having little impact on the victim’s day-to-day, others are catastrophic, impacting every aspect of the survivor’s life. What are […]

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If Someone Gets Hurt While Working on Your Property Are You Liable?

Every property owner in the state of Illinois has a duty of care to maintain safe premises that are free from hazardous and dangerous conditions. But what happens when someone is hurt? As a property owner, if someone gets hurt while working on your property, are you liable? And what legal rights do injured victims […]

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