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Women are Losing Jobs Due to the Vaginal Mesh, Seeking Social Security Disability

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

The vaginal mesh is a Prolene fiber used to help women with Prolapse and urinary incontinence, let's face it. it is awfully hard to work at certain jobs if you have problems with SUI or other urinary incontinence issues. These medical conditions are not always from the aging process. Mnay women have poor genetics, are in early menopause or have had a rough child birtth experience that has weakened the vaginal wall. These mesh products were supposed to solve these problems but instead, have created worse problems. The result is many women can no longer work and are seeking social security disability.

There are over 300,000 women with a vaginal mesh implant in the United States. This has become a pandemic of huge proportions.

six women came together in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They all had a common enemy, the vaginal mesh. They came from Utah, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas. All six These women were there to speak publicly and give tesitmony about their personal vaginal mesh medical horror stories in front of an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Between them, the women figured they had undergone 45 surgical procedures to try to undo the damage resulting from vaginal surgery using synthetic mesh devices. The mesh implants were supposed to free them from the intimate discomforts that millions of women face after childbirth and as they age: pelvic organ prolapse, in which stretched, weakened tissues can allow the bladder or other organs to sag or bulge into the vagina, and stress urinary incontinence, which can lead to involuntary leakage with every laugh or cough. Once implanted, the hammock-like mesh was meant to shore up the supportive pelvic tissues and help keep sagging organs in place." (Online source). Obviously it is very difficult to work with these issues. But, the problems that have resulted from this mesh has made it impossible for many women to work, Just imagine a school bus driver or truck driver with mesh complications. This woud be difficult for a UPS driver or mailman (lady) as well. Any emergency staff or medical staff would also have a problem with the mesh causing severe incontnence, leakage and lower back and leg pain, difficulty walking and sitting and other complications. Work has become out of the question for many women.

These are only a few of the women with stories. There are 1000's with mesh horror stories.

If you cannot work due to a vaginal mesh implant speak to a vaginal mesh lawyer at the vaginalmeshhelpline.com . They can also help you locate a vaginal mesh doctor. Speak to a workers compensation lawyer about light duty. Speak to a social security diability lawyer to see if that is and option as well.

Hip Injury Lawyers, Stryker and DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you had an injury on the job which resulted in a metal on metal recalled hip replacement contact for the injured worker hip replacement recall lawyers. The hip replacement recalls our lawyer are filing lawsuits for include the DePuy Hip Replacements and the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement products,Rejuvenate or ABG II neck stem, hIp replacements.

Workers Compensation for  Hip Injuries and Recalled Hip Replacements
Accidents at work can result in any number of injuries. Some of the most common work injuries include back, neck, shoulder, knee injuries and hip injuries. Your hips connect your legs to your body basically, and bear much of the weight of your body. They are essential to your ability to move around and perform your job duties. If your hip is damaged, it can limit your range of motion, cause permanent disability and loss of income now and in the future, and can even require a hip replacement surgery in some severe injuries. If you were injured on the job and needed a DePuy or recently recalled Stryker Hip replacement be aware that these were recalled and revision surgery may be required.

Besides a workers compensation claim you may have a claim against the manufacturers of these defective hip replacements for injury or cobalt or chromium toxicity.

Hip injuries at work can range from fractured or dislocated hips, fractured pelvis and severe pain which prevents you from going back to work right away. Hip injuries will often require physical therapy, possibly surgical repair, or in some cases – full hip replacement surgery.

If you've been injured at work, you have a right to seek workers' compensation to help pay for your medical bills, loss of income while out of work, and other related expenses. You may want to seek the experience and knowledge of a NY workers' compensation attorney to expedite your workers' comp claim and get the help you deserve.

Call our dangerous drugs and devices department today to speak to a Stryker hip recall lawyer or a DePuy hip replacement lawyer today.

Spinal Cord Injury On The Job, Workers Compensation lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury from an On the Job Injury. A Workers Compensation lawyer can help. Parapalegic injury

After a  Spinal Cord work related  Injury
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating of all traumatic events. It results in a loss of some or all of an individual’s sensation and movement. It is common for individuals who are newly injured to have health problems. Plus, it takes time to build enough strength to be able to fully participate in daily activities.

The first step in treatment of a suspected spinal cord injury is to verify the patient is breathing and the heart is beating. A spinal cord injury in the upper neck can cause a loss of control of normal breathing. This may require the placement of a breathing tube and use of a ventilator.

The next step in treatment of a spinal cord injury is immobilization. This often occurs at the time of injury prior to being transported to the hospital. Emergency medical technicians may place the patient in a cervical collar or on a backboard to help prevent the spine from moving. If the patient has a spinal cord injury, further movement of the spine could lead to further damage.

What is the spinal cord?

The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that travels from the bottom of the brain down your back. There are 31 pairs of nerves that leave the spinal cord and go to your arms, legs, chest and abdomen. These nerves allow your brain to give commands to your muscles and cause movements of your arms and legs. The nerves that control your arms exit from the upper portion of the spinal cord, while the nerves to your legs exit from the lower portion of the spinal cord. The nerves also control the function of your organs including your heart, lungs, bowels, and bladder. For example, signals from the spinal cord control how fast your heart beats and your rate of breathing.

Other nerves travel from your arms and legs back to the spinal cord. These nerves bring back information from your body to your brain including the senses of touch, pain, temperature, and position. The spinal cord runs through the spinal canal. This canal is surrounded by the bones in your neck and back called vertebrae which make up your back bone. The vertebrae are divided into 7 neck (cervical) vertebrae, 12 chest (thoracic) vertebrae and 5 lower back (lumbar) vertebrae. The vertebrae help protect the spinal cord from injury.

What is a spinal cord injury?

The spinal cord is very sensitive to injury. Unlike other parts of your body, the spinal cord does not have the ability to repair itself if it is damaged. A spinal cord injury occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord either from trauma, loss of its normal blood supply, or compression from tumor or infection. There are approximately 10,000 new cases of spinal cord injury each year in the United States. They are most common in white males. Specifically, 80% of spinal cord injuries occur in males, and 2/3 occur in whites. Most injuries occur in patients 16-30 years of age.

Spinal cord injuries are described as either complete or incomplete. In a complete spinal cord injury there is complete loss of sensation and muscle function in the body below the level of the injury. In an incomplete spinal cord injury there is some remaining function below the level of the injury. In most cases both sides of the body are affected equally.

An injury to the upper portion of the spinal cord in the neck can cause quadriplegia-paralysis of both arms and both legs. If the injury to the spinal cord occurs lower in the back it can cause paraplegia-paralysis of both legs only.

Spinal Cord Work Injuries  often  result in Paraplegic Injury which can stop your ability to earn a living dead in it's tracks

Among the most devastating injuries anyone could suffer are spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries change lives, often causing permanent paralysis and inhibiting normal bodily functions like breathing and controlling the bladder and bowels.

There is also the psychological and emotinal trauma.

You or a caregiver must locate and experienced workers compensation lawyer to protect your legal rights.

 

On The Job Amputee Injuries, Amputee Accident and Injury Cases

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Every year in the United States there are thousands of people have amputations performed due to work related or serious injury. The most common types of work related amputations include partial hand, arm, wrist, finger, foot, wrist, and leg amputations.  The most common work related accidents, include:

  •     Operating Heavy Machinery,
  •     Using Saws, (often times table or chain saws),
  •     firemen, and ,Forestry worker, fire fighters due to severe burns, and, loss of limb
  •     Using Farm Equipment,
  •     Construction Work, (either in an industry or while in a facility).

Traumatic Amputations can also occur from work related accidents that include

  •     Car or Truck Accidents,
  •     18 Wheeler Accidents,
  •     Maritime injury, and injury on the high seas
  •     kitchen workers,
  •     Oil Field Workers,
  •     airplane crashes aviation workers,
  •     Train crashes,
  •     High impact accidents, explosions, chemicals, Burns,
  •     Work aboard Sea Vessels.

Can work related injuries resulting in amputations be avoided?  They can be avoided. Precautions can be taken regarding safety, adequate supervision, keeping machinery safe, effective warnings regarding workplace hazards, as well as other  safety measures, can be  helpful in the prevention of workplace injuries that result in amputation.

If you or a loved one is injured on the job resulting in an amputation call the workers compensation lawyers of for the injured worker.

Georgia Workers Compensation Injuries and Wrongfull Death, Workers Compensation lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

 Workers compensation lawyers of Atlanta, Valdosta, Jonesboro, Columbus, Alabany, Savannah, Augusta, Macon, Jonesboro and all of Georgia to help with your workers compensation claim.

Workers Compensation Injuries

There are several types of injury related  accidents and  incidents in a Georgia workers compensation claim:

Incident Only Without medical intervention

This is when an employee slips or fall and injures himself and files a report with his employer. The claim goes to the insurance agency to be processed, the agency will decide if any claim is to be made and any benefits to be paid to you. They have to file in due time or face fines by state laws. A Georgia Workers Compensation lawyer can help you get a fair and just decision. You should see a physician as soon as yiu can to preserve your claim.

Medical Only Incidents with Doctor or emergency room intervention

If an employee has been injured and needs medical assistance, the cost are covered by the insurance agency. If the employee is injured beyond the benefits of the insurance agency then he is eligible for coverage of expenses beyond what the insurance does not cover. If you are underd the care of a doctor your employer and your employers workers compensation insurance company will have one of theor doctors evaluate you for your extent of disability and ability to return to work This is called an independent medical exam. You must have a georgia workers compenstion lawyer protect your rights.

Lost Time Workers Compensation Coverage will cover you when you have lost time form work

If  you is unable to get back to work due to on going medical conditions, he is covered under the law to collect workers compensation benefits. Three types of lost time coverage to consider if you’re unable to return to work. A workers compensation lawyer should be hired to protect your rights and the rights of your family. if there has been an on the job wrongfull death the family should hire a lawyer to protect their eligibility for survivor benefits

  1. Temporary
  2. Partial
  3. Death

Wrongful Death while On The Job Workers Compensation benefits

An untimely death can leave remaining family members in a difficult situation, emotionally, financially and legally. A wrongful death on the job can be considered part of  personal injury law. Death due to dangerous toxic substances is part of class action or tort law.

Leading causes for death on the job

Motor-vehicle accidents,
Violence and homicide,
Contact with objects and equipment ,

Toxic Injury and Wrongful death After Chemical Exposure to Hazardous Substances on the Job

Employers and manufacturers of industrial and household chemicals may be held accountable when employees suffer toxic injury after chemical exposure to substances such as the following:

  •     Benzene,
  •     Diesel fuel,
  •     Gasoline,
  •     Brake cleaner,
  •     Parts cleaner,
  •     Kerosene,
  •     Toluene,,
  •     Naptha,
  •     Thinner,
  •     Solvent,
  •     Asbestos, Mesothelioma,

Employers are responsible for providing proper training and implementing safety measures when employees must use dangerous chemicals such as these in the course of their jobs. Workers need to know that they are legally entitled to look at the MSDS (material safety data sheet) for hazardous substances that they may be exposed to on the job.

Seamen and Harbor Workers Injury and Wrongful Death, Injury at Sea

  • Failure to adequately hire, train, or staff the vessel.
  • Not providing proper or adequate gear, protective clothing, or equipment for the job.
  • Failure to follow or enforce safety measures, including the removal of safety features on machines.
  • Improper maintenance of the ship or its equipment.
  • Working in heavy weather.

Unseaworthiness can include:

  • Poorly maintained decks, gangways, and passageways, including slippery surfaces.
  • Dangerous or extreme work methods, including excessive lifting.
  • Inadequate crewing or undermanning of the vessel.
  • Loose or improperly stored lines, wires, and cables.
  • Defective hulls, rails, and bulkheads.
  • Insufficient lifeboats and malfunctioning emergency response gear.