Online Resources about Truck Accident LitigationWritten by Michael Monheit, Esquire, Monheit Law, PC
Here is a list of helpful links related to truck accidents and resources to research truck accident related data.
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Web-Based Encyclopedia Comprehensive site offering a wealth of knowledge based on breakdown of truck related accidents, cause of truck accidents, and injuries/death categorized by state and year. http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), NHTSA is a federal agency for prevention and control of motor vehicle and truck related death and injury. NHTSA’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related health care and other economic costs. http://www.nhtsa.gov
Hotline to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Here’s handy page and toll-free number to file a vehicle safety defect report, learn about process of car and truck recalls, and search database of consumer complaints related to car and truck accidents. http://www.nhtsa.gov/hotline/
Child Passenger Safety Tips from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Buckle up for child passenger safety. Use this chart for good, bad, and better options available in marketplace today. http://www.nhtsa.gov/CPS/
Statistics for Car Accidents There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in US in 2000. Get breakdown of how and why. http://www.car-accidents.com/pages/stats.html
National Center for Statistics and Analysis A division of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NCSA provides truck accidents and traffic safety reports, high profile cases, and data sheets. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/AvailInf.html
What are the Alternatives to Vioxx?Written by Michael Monheit, Esquire, Monheit Law, PC
With withdrawal of Vioxx from pharmaceutical market, doctors and patients are left scrambling for alternatives to Vioxx.
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR INFORMATION ON MEDICATIONS AND ALTERNATIVES TO VIOXX.
The below is only informational, and is not offered as medical advice! Only your doctor can determine what pain killers will be right for you.
Vioxx is a prescription COX-2 selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that was approved by FDA in May 1999 for relief of osteoarthritis, for menstrual symptoms, and management of acute pain in adults. Pain relievers called NSAIDs, work against two enzymes -- COX-1 and COX-2 -- that frequently cause inflammation and pain. Cox-1 is found in stomach and Vioxx and its alternatives that attack it often cause upset stomachs and ulcers. Vioxx and Vioxx alternatives are known as a class of drugs called COX-2 inhibitors attack that sole enzyme, minimizing stomach side effects.
Are other alternatives to Vioxx safe? COX-2 drugs have tendency to raise blood pressure, but only Vioxx has been linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. Although there is now study showing that some alternatives to Vioxx also cause heart problems. For example, study released in October 2004 regarding Bextra and heart surgery patients.
Two COX-2 inhibitor alternatives to Vioxx are sold in U.S. – Celebrex and Bextra. However, safety has of these altnernatives to Vioxx been questioned. Drug manufacturers – Pharmacia and Pfizer have huge advertising budgets and sales in millions.