With today being the busiest air traffic day of the year, remember to pack light, arrive early, and anticipate delays!

If you’re traveling on the open road this season, please keep in mind these three travel tips.

  1. Drive carefully and allow plenty of time in your schedule to arrive at your destinaton safely.
  2. As always, but especially during the holidays, don’t leave valuables in your car. Keep packaged gifts and other valuables out of eyesight.
  3. Bring emergency equipment for distance traveling, such as a first aid kit, blankets, flashlights, water, and snacks.  While a snowy, white Christmas makes for fun memories, it’s not ideal for traveling.

Safe travels to all from Law Offices of Gary Green!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:19

Lexiscan & Adenoscan

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The FDA has warned healthcare professionals about rare but severe risks associated with Lexiscan and Adenoscan, two drug agents used in cardiac nuclear stress tests for patients who cannot exercise adequately.

The drugs can help identify coronary artery disease by dilating the arteries of the heart and increasing blood flow to help find blocks or obstructions. Lexiscan and Adenoscan cause more blood to flow to healthier, unrestricted arteries, thereby reducing blood flow to obstructed arteries. In some rare cases, this reduced blood flow can lead to heart attack and death, among other potential side effects.

For patients taking Lexiscan, adverse effects associated with death included cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, pulmonary edema, and respiratory arrest. For patients taking Adenoscan, adverse effects included cardiorespiratory arrest, dyspnea, cardiac arrest, and ventricular tachycardia.

If someone you know has suffered from a heart attack as a result of taking Lexiscan or Adenoscan, contact Law Offices of Gary Green to day to discuss your legal options without obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Monday, 15 December 2014 19:54

Year-End Considerations

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Defer. Document. De-escalate.

And first a disclaimer: December 15 is too late to do much in the way of year-end planning, but these thoughts might help.

  1. Defer income until next year; purchase now business assets that you’re going to need soon, anyway.
  2. Document important transactions of the past year now so that you don’t forget them later.
  3. De-escalate. Regardless of which side of a controversy you’re on, there’s wisdom in reasonably trying to resolve it during this time of year. Companies sometimes would rather pay claims than taxes, and individuals tend to reason better during this time of goodwill and reflection!

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from Law Offices of Gary Green!

Friday, 12 December 2014 14:33

Drug Watch Reminder: Xarelto

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Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating cases in which users of the blood-thinning drug Xarelto have suffered an uncontrolled bleeding event. Xarelto is typically prescribed as an anticoagulant to prevent the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation.

In some patients, Xarelto can cause irreversible internal bleeding. When this uncontrolled bleeding occurs near a major organ, blood flow to that organ is halted, causing loss of functionality. Pools of blood may also form in the body, posing major health risks. Because Xarelto is an anticoagulant, the hemorrhaging will continue until the drug has been flushed from the system. These complications can lead to hospitalization and death.

Current lawsuits against the drug claim that Bayer did not adequately warn the public of Xarelto’s potential side effects.

If you or someone you love has suffered these severe side effects as a result of taking Xarelto, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to discuss your legal options with no obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Monday, 8 December 2014 18:22

Soft Bedding Puts Babies at Risk

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has cautioned parents to keep soft blankets, quilts, and pillows away from sleeping infants because they can inadvertently lead to suffocation. Loose bedding has also been associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The National Institutes of Health recommends avoiding bedding for infants, but that hasn’t stopped many parents from continuing to use soft blankets in their babies’ cribs. Research suggests this could be due to the message not reaching all new mothers, especially teenage moms with less than a high school education, and to advertising that shows sleeping babies surrounded by soft, cozy blankets and stuffed animals.

Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza, senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control, advises: “The safest place for a baby to sleep is on his or her back in a crib or bassinet and in the parent or caregiver’s room. The sleep surface should be firm, covered by a fitted sheet with no other bedding.” To keep your baby warm, experts suggest a wearable blanket or sleep sack that wraps around the baby.

Read more about this story from our source: NPR

 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 19:18

Best Lawyers in Little Rock 2014

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Gary Green has been included in Soirée’s round-up of Best Lawyers in Little Rock 2014! Click here to see Gary’s profile in the latest issue.

Thanks to Little Rock Soirée for spotlighting local favorites and to our community for calling on us for representation.

We’ve been talking about Stryker quite a bit lately, but there are several other manufacturers out there responsible for making faulty metal-on-metal hip implant parts.

We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including Stryker, Biomet, DePuy, and Wright Medical.

The metal parts associated with these models can cause metal poisoning, which occurs when friction between the metal parts releases metal ions into the bloodstream. Blood tests for elevated levels of chromium and cobalt have proven positive in affected patients. Some patients also develop pseudo-tumors at the site of the implant.

If you have questions about your or a loved one’s hip implant, call us today toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN, or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:54

Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

From everyone at Law Offices of Gary Green, we wish our friends, family and community a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Monday, 24 November 2014 16:12

Stryker Settlement Update

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The deadline to enroll in the Stryker hip replacement settlement is quickly approaching, and we know there are still patients out there who qualify.

Here are the basics:

  • $300,000 per revised (or redone) hip
  • For this settlement round, revisions must have been done by November 3, 2014
  • Settlements can be as high as $450,000 per revised (or redone) hip, at the discretion of the settlement administrator
  • If there are were problems post-revision, such as infection, settlements can be as high as $550,000
  • Registration deadline is December 14, 2014

Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com to find out if you qualify.

For more info, visit the official settlement website at strykermodularhipsettlement.com.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:35

Booster Seat Law Reminder

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Arkansas Law states that children up to 6 years of age or 60 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services advises: “The safest practice is that children remain in a belt-positioning booster seat until 8 years old (unless they are 4’9″ tall).”

Source: Arkansas DHS