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Products Marketed to Women Have a History of Being Dangerous

Published on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm in Product Liability.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a leading legal organization that focuses on enhancing the practice of law and advocating the civil justice system, recently published a report called From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women which brought to light many of the medical products that have negatively affected women over the past century. The article brings attention to heavily marketed female products such as talcum powder and vaginal mesh.

AAJ argues that corporations have a history of exploiting women in order to gain profit for their unsafe medical products. Some companies allegedly knew about the medical devices being harmful to women, however, they did not mention it to the public. Women were left suffering from dangerous drugs and devices until many lawsuits, over decades, brought justice to the major issue. The government has acted to curtail all medical products being marketed to women by implementing stricter FDA regulations before any medical product can enter the market.

The Thomas Law Offices Legal Team Recognized as Super Lawyers for 2018

Published on Jul 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm in News.

Last year, Thomas Law Offices did Louisville’s legal community proud by claiming multiple spots in one of the most prestigious legal evaluations operated by Super Lawyers, an organization that helps recognize the most esteemed attorneys nationwide. Tad Thomas was recognized as a Super Lawyer for the year 2017 while Lindsay Cordes was named a Rising Star Super Lawyer.

This year, we’re happy to announce that once again, our team has been recognized as one of the top legal teams in Louisville, Kentucky. Tad Thomas was recognized as a Super Lawyer and named one of the city’s top personal injury and product liability/mass torts attorneys for 2018. This is the seventh year running that he has retained his status as Super Lawyer.

Electric Shock Drowning: A Silent Killer in the Water

Published on Jul 11, 2017 at 6:07 pm in Personal Injury.

The parents of a 15-year-old electric shock drowning victim are speaking out in an attempt to warn others and bring awareness to this rarely reported phenomenon.  Carmen Johnson was swimming near her family’s Alabama lake house in April of 2016, when electric current traveled from a light switch on the dock, through the water, and paralyzed her body.

Carmen and her friend were jumping into the water from the top level of the boat dock.  Her father, Jimmy Johnson, lowered a metal ladder into the water so the girls could climb out.  Just minutes later, he heard his daughter’s friend scream for help.  He jumped into the water and immediately felt the piercing electric shocks.

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

Published on Jul 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm 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 pregnant.

Depakote has a list of negative side effects including, loss of consciousness, irregular heartbeat, and of most concern, the harm of a fetus during pregnancy. Many lawsuits against this drug indicate that doctors were not properly informed of the side effects the drug could have on their patients. RXList.com states that Depakote is not recommended for pregnant women but that women should continue taking the drug if they are taking it for serious conditions.

Fidget Spinners: A Choking Hazard Without Warning

Published on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm in Product Liability.

Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze sweeping the country.  They consist of small pieces of plastic, metal, and a ball bearing that the user can rotate between their fingers.  Fidget spinners act as a release mechanism for people with nervous energy or psychological stress.

Initially the toy was marketed for children and adults who struggle with focusing or fidgeting, such as those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. But their popularity has increased beyond their initial target group and children of all ages can be seen playing with fidget spinner toys.