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Home > 2008 > May

FDA Plans New Drug Labels for Pregnant Women

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 3:05 am    

Plans for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new drug labeling system were announced recently. The new labels, which have been in the works for over a decade, are intended to be easier to understand and provide more information about the possible effects of prescription medicine on pregnant women and their infants.

The current system, says the FDA, is confusing, overly generalized, and does not facilitate the addition of updated information as it becomes available. Under the new labeling system, drugs would be categorized by letters denoting the potential risk it would pose to pregnant women. Furthermore, sections summarizing the effects of the drug on a fetus and breast-fed infants, as well as information regarding the drug’s usage in studies and other clinical considerations, would be added to the labels.

Prescription drugs can be either extremely beneficial or incredibly harmful. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a dangerous or defective drug, call a Wausau medical malpractice lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at  715-387-4242 today.

Family of Boy Injured During Arrest Intends to Sue

Posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at 9:05 am    

The family of a teenage boy who suffered broken bones and internal injuries during an arrest intends to sue for damages. Juan Vasquez, 16, sustained broken ribs, a lacerated liver, and kidney damage following a foot chase by Officer Charles Porter of the Denver police.

According to two other Denver officers, Porter was seen jumping on Vasquez’s back at least 4 times. Porter has been suspended without pay since the incident and may face second-degree assault charges.

Vasquez’s family told a reporter that they want $1.3 million from the city, but their attorney denied that any figure had been determined.

The Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are dedicated to representing the rights of injured people. Call 715-387-4242 today to learn more about how they can help you.

School Injury Lawsuit Settled for $70k

Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 6:05 am    

A lawsuit filed against a New Jersey school by the family of a girl injured during gym class was settled for $70,000 recently. In September 2003, the girl, whose name was not disclosed, was exercising on a school running path when she allegedly fell due to a hole in the path, severely injuring her right foot and ankle.

The lawsuit, which named Pittsgrove Middle School, the local Board of Education, and the girl’s gym teacher as defendants, alleged that the defendants had negligently failed to maintain the running path or warn the students of dangerous conditions.

Have you been injured because of someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be able to gain your rightful compensation in a court of law. Call Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 715-387-4242 to speak with one of our qualified Wausau personal injury attorneys.