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 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that taking Belviq is potentially dangerous and increases a person’s risk of developing cancer.
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 blocker. If that doesn’t work, you may be switched to a PPI.
With the recent reports of Zantac containing cancer-causing levels of NDMA, it’s understandable for heartburn medication users to have concerns about their future and health. With afflicted individuals filing Zantac cancer lawsuits, it’s important to understand the dangers associated with Zantac and other heartburn medications.
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 many were prescribed.
Dangerous drugs have been putting the lives of U.S. citizens at risk for years. When people are prescribed opioids, they may not fully understand the risks or they may already have pre-existing conditions that have adverse reactions to the drugs. This can make people extremely sick and develop more health issues. Consider the following opioid statistics:
About 21-29 percent of patients misuse the opioids.
19,000 Americans died from overdosing on opioids in 2015.
The opioid death rate is higher than motor vehicle accident fatalities.
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 for being at the root of America’s opioid problem, most have claimed they had no idea of opioid’s addictive qualities.
Now it’s come to light that at least one pharmaceutical company knew about the effects of their opioids. There’s a report from the Justice Department that Purdue Pharma had knowledge about how their drug, OxyContin, was being widely abused from its start in 1996, kept the information quiet, and continued to sell their drug as a “safer” opioid.
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 the ones that get commonly prescribed every day. They’re names we’re all familiar with—oxycodone (OxyContin and Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), morphine, and fentanyl. All are legal and heavily controlled, but still widely available. Some, like fentanyl, are even illegally manufactured and traded.
When most of us think about the consequences of becoming addicted to opioid painkillers, we think about life-altering withdrawal symptoms, dangerous side effects, the inability to get relief from chronic pain, and the possibility of relapse. The risk of relapse, especially, is extremely dangerous when it comes to opioids since it’s estimated that 3 out of 4 heroin users start out using prescription opioids.
Lindsy Lopez – RecommendationI have decades of experience working in insurance; however, after being injured in an auto accident, I quickly realized I needed help to sort through the legal, medical, and financial confusion. After researching the attorneys and law firms in my area, I reached out to Lindsy Lopez because of her academic and professional experience. I was also impressed with her community education and advocacy and that of the Thomas Law firm with whom she is associated. Lindsy is easy to talk to, a good listener, explained the law in straightforward language, and outlined the steps we needed to take. Questions and communication were encouraged, and the response from Lindsy was prompt and spot-on. She informed, supported, and guided me through an almost two-year process to a successful outcome. I wholeheartedly recommend Lindsy Lopez if you find yourself in need of a hardworking and committed advocate.
I am extremely happy that I had Kevin Weis represent me. He did a wonderful job with my case and always had my best interest at heart. He is honest, hard working, punctual, and driven to do his very best for you. You can’t go wrong choosing Thomas Law Offices and if I know anyone that needs representation I would recommend Kevin Weis.
I couldn't have made a better choice than Kevin Weis! He is an outstanding personal injury lawyer. Kevin is responsive, professional and easy to work with. He kept me informed every step of the way and went out of his way to make sure I understood what was happening with my case. He is very knowledgeable and I found his advice to be solid and fair. My case was challenging and through it all Kevin was honest, direct, and believed in me. I was very satisfied with the outcome.
The Thomas Law Offices did a WONDERFUL job helping me with an injury; specifically Kevin. He was 100% on top of things- I barely had to do any leg work which was a breath of fresh air. In addition, Kevin always made sure I felt like a priority. Professional, prompt, and caring are just a few of the MANY great things I could mention. Without a doubt I would recommend Thomas Law Offices to my friends and family.Thank you Kevin and everyone at the office!Merry Christmas!
When I was hit by a tractor trailer this year I had no idea how to navigate the mess of insurance adjusters, medical bills, claims, and the loss I had in missing work. It was a scary and vulnerable time to realize I just lost my means to work and the ability to provide for my family. Kevin Weis guided me through the confusing process and kept me informed in a way I could understand. His knowledge of the in and outs of personal injury claims was so extensive he actually made the whole process quite simple for me. Now, months later, I am very happy with our end result and feel that I have been made completely whole from the accident. He went above and beyond to make sure I received everything I owed for medical care, wage loss, and pain and suffering. In the future I will send all my family’s legal business to him and recommend him highly to anyone who needs a knowledgeable attorney to fight for them when they feel the hurt and loss of an accident.
My family's attorney, Ms. Lopez, was professional, compassionate, and really believed in fighting for justice for our family. She was extremely diligent and we were very pleased with the services rendered.
Ms. Cordes has been wonderful to work with. She’s helped me with a situation that didnt seem to really matter to anyone. I felt entirely alone in the situation. I’m so glad to have her in my corner because I know she cares. I will forever be grateful for her help. If you need an attorney please don’t think twice! I will trust this firm with my life!!Chewy and I send our love and thanks❤️🐾
Lindsey was very professional and caring. I felt like our case was a priority and she communicated everything. She took the time to get to know us and understand. It was a pleasure to work with her. Would highly recommend.
Lindsey and Tad were amazing! They worked to make sure that I was taken care of and they never once made me feel like my case was less important than any other that they were working on. The completely changed my life and I will forever go back to them with any questions or future needs that I may have in life!
I’m so thankful to have found Lindsay Cordes and the Thomas Law firm. Ms. Cordes is thorough, empathetic, and the best advocate I could’ve hoped for for my Title IX case. She went above and beyond my expectations, and it’s clear she is passionate about her clients.
Wonderful team that helped so much after my auto accident. My case was a little more complicated since it involved my work but they were so helpful in explaining the process and making sure everything was addressed with all parties involved. I would have been lost trying to deal with it on my own.
We initially hired an attorney in FL where we live but since the accident happened in KY, our FL attorney referred us to the Thomas Law Firm and I'm so glad they did. The experience was wonderful, they were very responsive to all our calls and emails and Lindsy has always advised us openly about our options. The case was rather unique and complicated but they were able to get us a great settlement as they fought very hard for us. They even got us additional benefits in addition to the settlement with the insurance company. I highly recommend them and wouldn't look further.
These are by far the utmost professional attorneys. they are very responsive and are willing to help anytime you call them. If you are in need of a law firm that will work hard for you then this is them. A special shout out to Lindsay Cordes and Tad Thomas they are the greatest.
I highly recommend Lindsay Cordes and Thomas Law Offices! The diligent work put forth for my Title IX case was of impeccable quality. This is a law office that cares greatly about its clients and their needs. I am extremely thankful for all that was done for my case. If you are looking for lawyers who give their all in the pursuit of justice, look no further, Thomas Law Offices is the place to go!
The hard work and dedication from Lindsay Cordes, Tad Thomas, and the entire team was able to receive a settlement in my TITLE IX LAWSUIT. (Caps lock for emphasis, trust me, it's needed.)Lindsay and Tad were the fiercest of legal defense as we fought stiff odds, the kindest of spirits as I cried from recounting trauma, the most reliable of sources when I found myself lost in legality, and the most effective of lawyers for winning this case! Title IX is a volatile field and campus rape a traumatic matter. Lindsay, Tad, and Thomas Law Offices navigated this battlefield of an issue with the utmost kindness, tenacity, compassion, reliability, and genuine investment in me not as a client, but as a person. I wouldn't wish anything less for your legal needs!
Tad is AMAZING! He handled two LLC's for my businesses and also did my WILL. He has been our attorney for several years and now has become more like family. He is professional, hardworking, and his team is GREAT!
Thomas Law Office was exceptional in handing my daughters car accident. They went above and beyond working with all the medical bills to get them lowered and with the insurance company to get us the best possible settlement w/o having to file suit. They were quick to always answering emails and phone calls. They even helped with answering questions we had with other issues that didn't involve our current case. They were great to work with. I highly recommend them and their services.
I have used the Thomas law office on several occasions for a myriad of legal matters. Everyone in the office was very professional and seemed genuinely concerned with my well being all of my concerns all the way to the receptionist. I highly recommend working with Tad and his team.
Tad and his team where an absolute blessing in my time of need and I could not have done it without them. Any questions I had where always answered in a timely manner and they worked diligently to get me everything I deserved and that takes time so don't expect anything to happen overnight. Thank you Tad and team! Especially Roxanne, I know you pulled for me a lot!