Railroad Accident Lawyer Says: Buckle Your Seatbelts

Written by Anna Henningsgaard


Massive train crashes seemrepparttar dramatic stuff of movies and novels, billowing steam engines destined for disaster, fixed irreversibly on track to collide. Indeed, inrepparttar 149581 19th century train companies used head-on train collisions as a publicity stunt. The Crush Crash in Waco, Texas drew so many observers that Waco became, for one night,repparttar 149582 second largest city inrepparttar 149583 state. Even this staged event ended in disaster, however, when a boiler burst andrepparttar 149584 flying debris killed two inrepparttar 149585 crowd. Unfortunately, this less-than-dramatic conclusion representsrepparttar 149586 reality of train wrecks, and these days that reality is represented in lawsuits as soon asrepparttar 149587 smoke clears.

Perhaps modern day railroads do not encounter anything so catastrophic asrepparttar 149588 rerouted steam locomotive that caused a mountain to collapse in Ayn Randís Atlas Shrugged, but train crashes are still a major problem inrepparttar 149589 United States. Train crashes injure more than 500 people every year, though deaths remain relatively rare. Aside from catastrophic collisions, railroad deaths usually occur at crossings, whererepparttar 149590 trainís course crossesrepparttar 149591 path of car traffic. The chances of dying in a car-train crash are ten times more likely than dying in a regular car collision.

Settlements with railroad companies for crashes can amount inrepparttar 149592 millions of dollars, but this just reflectsrepparttar 149593 severity of injuries incurred in such accidents. Trains are currently set up in compartments to reducerepparttar 149594 distance people would fly inrepparttar 149595 event of a major collision. However, safety experts withrepparttar 149596 Federal Railroad Association have conducted full-scale crashes and found thatrepparttar 149597 dummies in such seats were flung up and overrepparttar 149598 backs ofrepparttar 149599 seat compartments, some striking luggage racks. Seatbelts would prevent this sort of injury, but they are not a standard installment of most trains.

Protopic Cancer Risk Lawyer

Written by Anna Henningsgaard


The FDA issued a warning in July of 2005 on two skin creams, Elidel (pimecrolimus) and Protopic (tacrolimus) to all ages. Recent animal studies have found that Protopic causes lymphomas and skin cancers in an unknown percentage of users. The FDA recommends that healthcare providers be very careful prescribing and applying these medications.

Protopic belongs torepparttar class of medications called immunosuppressants. This kind of medication is used on short-term basis to treat atopic dermatitis, or eczema. The cream works on certain areas ofrepparttar 149580 immune system that may be involved in developing this serious skin condition. It is used only if other, safer treatments have not worked or cannot be used for some reason. It is sometimes prescribed for off-label uses, but you should discuss this with your doctor and make sure you know why you are using Protopic.

The risk this drug poses to developing children is as of yet unknown. While a lower dosage Protopic cream is available for younger children,repparttar 149581 FDA recommends that children and pregnant women refrain from usingrepparttar 149582 medication. If you are a patient using Protopic cream and you have developed skin abnormalities, lymphomas, or skin caner, talk to a lawyer right away. Sincerepparttar 149583 FDA has recognized Protopic as a dangerous drug, you could be entitled to damages fromrepparttar 149584 drug company. GA

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