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Transvaginal mesh lawsuits: What you need to know

Transvaginal mesh implants have long been promised as a solution for women suffering from pelvic prolapse or from stress urinary incontinence. With very limited options to choose from, many women felt like going through this surgery was their only hope.

However, unfortunately, many of these women have complained of a number of different painful complications. These reports have been linked to their transvaginal mesh implant surgery, and the fact that the mesh has eroded over time and broken into many small sharp pieces that can penetrate into nearby organs.

What are the biggest risks of getting plastic surgery?

In the U.S., about 15 million people undergo one form of plastic surgery or another every year. Although plastic surgery is generally considered safe, accidents do happen.

This blog will go through some of the most common risks that those undergoing plastic surgery will potentially face.

An introduction to failed diagnosis and the law

Failed diagnosis and failure to treat medical conditions can often have tragic consequences. It can also come as a great shock to the loved ones of those affected, because we tend to trust doctors and medical practitioners to a strong degree.

When doctors and surgeons make a mistake, it can feel like an unforgivable act, because of their high level of responsibility. That's why there are many laws in place to try to mitigate the mistakes made, and hold those accountable to legal action.

Study Shines Light On Misdiagnosis

You can’t get good treatment if you don’t have the correct diagnosis. And according to a study at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, approximately 20 percent of patients seeking a second opinion about serious medical issues had initially received an incorrect diagnosis from their primary care providers.

Another study in 2015 found that doctors misdiagnosed one in five patients who had been seeking outpatient care. That study also found that most people will suffer from a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis at some point in their lives.

Underage DUI and zero tolerance laws

If you are caught drunk driving and are under the age of 21, there is a different set of laws that will apply to you as opposed to drunk drivers over the age of 21. This is in part because you have broken two laws in combination -- drunk driving and underage drinking.

This blog will serve as a brief introduction to the law when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI) under the age of 21.

The law in Georgia on drug manufacturing charges

Georgia is one of the strictest states in the US when it comes to the sentencing of drug offenses. There have been efforts to minimize the consequences of these strict laws, but with mandatory minimum sentences in place, it can be difficult.

This blog will serve as a brief overview of how the state of Georgia deals with drug laws when it comes to manufacturing drugs.

What is the law on drug sales charges?

The sale of cocaine, heroin or meth are criminal charges in the U.S., however there are many variable factors when it comes to the severity of the charge. The seriousness of the charge most often depends on the type of drug involved; however, there are many other things that are taken into consideration. This blog will run through the general laws and sentences when it comes to charges against selling drugs.

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Supreme Court asked to rule on reach of warrants for emails

Should a warrant from an American judge be enforceable in Ireland? What if enforcing it was as easy as the click of a mouse?

Those are the questions in a federal case involving a Microsoft email address federal agents suspect is being used for drug trafficking.