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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 […]

Why Is Belviq Potentially Dangerous?

Published on May 6, 2020 in Dangerous Drugs.

Patients who consulted their physicians regarding appetite suppression could have been prescribed Belviq. This medication affects the chemicals in the brain to make a person feel fuller with smaller meals. While the medications initially seemed useful to those looking to make significant life changes in regard to their diet and weight, there are now reports […]

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 […]

Who’s Liable for the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?

Published on Oct 16, 2018 in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid epidemic has hurt many people in the U.S. Opioid drugs are highly addictive and many people developed an addiction that lasted past their prescriptions. People may have turned to other forms of drugs to deal with the addiction, where they run the risk of overdosing. Opioids are strong painkillers, which is why so […]

Opioid Manufacturer Knew Its Drug Was Widely Abused

Published on May 30, 2018 in Dangerous Drugs.

The opioid crisis has caused many Americans to become addicted to dangerous drugs that alter your brain and can sometimes be fatal. Heavy scrutiny lies with major pharmaceutical companies that pumped numerous small towns across the country full of these dangerous drugs to make a considerable profit. While many pharmaceutical companies have come under fire […]

Is a Child of a Prescription Opioid-Addicted Mother at Risk?

Published on Feb 1, 2018 in Dangerous Drugs.

It’s no secret that opioid painkillers are destroying American lives every day. Our nation’s opioid crisis has been declared a national public health emergency, and more and more cities, counties, and states are filing major lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers every week. The drugs being targeted by these opioid lawsuits are […]

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 […]

Opioid Crisis Declared a National Public Health Emergency

Published on Nov 1, 2017 in Dangerous Drugs.

On Thursday, October 26, President Trump declared a national public health emergency over the opioid epidemic. Trump said that over 90% of the heroin in the country comes from Mexico. He plans to combat this problem with preventing drugs from crossing the border. He believes his wall will inhibit the influx of drugs and reduce […]

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 […]

5 Facts You May Not Know about IVC Filters

Published on Apr 14, 2016 in Dangerous Drugs.

An IVC filter is a small, cage-like device that gets surgically inserted around the inferior vena cava, a major vein which carries blood to the heart and lungs. The device is designed to permanently stop blood clots from traveling to the lungs and is usually only inserted after other anticoagulation treatment courses are unsuccessful. Despite […]

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 […]

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Chicago – 2022 Edition

Chicago may see its fair share of bitterly cold weather and experience what seems like endless snowfalls during its long winters. However, that doesn’t stop our midwestern city’s residents and tourists from making the rounds to local festivities to celebrate the seasonal spirit, nearby shops while on the hunt for unique gifts, or hidden gem […]

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What Are the Three Most Common Complaints About Nursing Homes?

Nursing homes provide an essential service to the citizens of our communities. These long-term care facilities are meant to be a haven where residents can enjoy safety, health, emotional wellbeing, and meaningful social relationships—while receiving the hands-on, round-the-clock care their age or condition requires. But like any type of organization, there are good nursing homes, […]

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