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  1. Victim of Medical Malpractice? Suffering from a Brain or Spine Injury? Hurt in an Auto Accident? The Attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. Can Help

    The law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. is home to some of the finest auto accident attorneys in the Tampa Bay area. For decades, we have helped victims of auto accidents get the medical care and financial compensation that they need to recover and move on with their lives. The attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. handle more than just auto accident cases, however. We are a “boutique” personal injury law firm that serves the varied legal needs of seriously injured people. If you or someone close to you has been injured, our attorneys can investigate the matter and…

  2. Hip Implant Recalls

    Hip implant recalls are on the rise. If you have experienced complications following hip replacement surgery, your pain may be the result of a defective artificial hip. Recently, DePuy Orthopaedics (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and other major hip-implant manufacturers have pulled several of their devices off the market due to a rising number of patient complaints. Hip replacement problems associated with these manufacturers include pain in the thigh and buttocks region of the body, difficulty sitting, difficulty standing, and internal tissue damage. Approximately 1 out of every 8 recipients of the DePuy brand of ball-and-socket hip implants have…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  3. Medtronic Recall: Speak to a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney about Your Rights

    Patients in the Tampa Bay area who have received a heart defibrillator implant manufactured by Medtronic are strongly advised to consult their doctors, and possibly a Tampa personal injury attorney. Medtronic recently announced that there could be a faulty wire attaching the defibrillator to the heart in a small percentage of their implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). In layman’s terms, these faulty wires may cause unneeded jolts to the heart, heart damage, or death. Minneapolis-based Medtronic disclosed in mid-October 2007 that their Sprint Fidelis wires, which went on the U.S. market in 2004, have fractured in more than 2 percent of…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  4. News from Your Tampa Personal Injury Attorney: The Dangers of Hematoma

    As a personal injury attorney in Tampa, part of our job is explaining medical terminology to the courtroom in a way that helps everyone understand the extent of our clients’ injuries. Through our decades of experience representing Tampa Bay area auto accident victims, we’ve helped many clients with traumatic brain injuries recover the costs of medical care, lost wages, and disabilities. It can be challenging for a personal injury lawyer to describe head injuries and traumatic brain injuries to a courtroom since head injuries are usually a lot more serious than they appear from the outside. One example of a…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  5. Darvon and Darvocet Recall Prompted by New Study

    Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Newport, KY, has recalled its Darvon® and Darvocet® products from the U.S. market. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a recent study indicates that these products can cause serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities even when taken in recommended dosages. For decades, the drug propoxyphene has been used as a mild prescription painkiller and marketed under various brand names including, most recently, Darvon® and Darvocet®. The recall of these products comes after years of speculation that propoxyphene poses a number of health risks and is only minimally effective at reducing pain. Doctors have been…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  6. Tampa Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Explains the Concept of Maximum Medical Improvement

    If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, an attorney from the law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa just might be able to help. At a time like this, hiring an attorney may be one of the last things on your mind, but in reality it could be the most critical decision you will ever make. For example, are you familiar with the concept of “maximum medical improvement”? Maximum medical improvement refers to the long-term stabilization of an injured person’s condition. If your motor vehicle accident resulted in an injury to your spine or…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  7. Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI’s) Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    As you may have heard, the CDC and the FDA are conducting an investigation regarding a rare meningitis outbreak in patients who received contaminated epidural steroid injections, (ESI’s). As many as 13,000 people may have received the shots, but it is unknown how many were actually contaminated. To date, several cases have been reported in Florida. The potentially contaminated injections were utilized starting on or about May 21, 2012. This rare form of meningitis is not contagious, but requires medical attention. Listed below are Florida Healthcare Facilities that received Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (steroid drug) recalled from New England Compounding…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  8. Fentanyl Pain Patch Lawsuit Information: Contact a Lawyer from Clark & Martino in Tampa, Florida

    Certain pain patch products containing fentanyl have been shown to be dangerous because of manufacturing defects that can lead to serious overdoses and death. Due to this ongoing and preventable tragedy, anyone who believes they lost a loved one to a defective pain patch should contact a lawyer from Clark & Martino in Tampa, Florida immediately to learn their rights. The fentanyl patch is a narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain persisting more than a few days. Applied to the skin, this pain patch is supposed to release the powerful pain medication fentanyl in a regulated, consistent manner…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  9. Information about Maximum Medical Improvement from Your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

    The phase “maximum medical improvement,” or MMI, is occasionally heard during personal injury cases. The issue of maximum medical improvement is sometimes a factor in determining the permanency of the injured person’s medical condition, thus it could also affect the settlement received during a personal injury case. Therefore, it is important to hire a Tampa personal injury lawyer who understands the legal and medical definitions of maximum medical improvement. In very general terms, maximum medical improvement is the point at which an injury or impairment is not expected to get better. While it is understood that there could be some…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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  10. News from Your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer: Head Injury and the Glasgow Coma Scale

    The Tampa personal injury attorneys at Clark and Martino, P.A., are very familiar with various procedures used to evaluate car accident victims with traumatic brain injury. For example, as soon as a car accident victim is stabilized, medical personnel will measure vital signs like heart rate, blood pressure, pulse, and so on. Afterward, a patient with a head injury will be assessed using the Glasgow Coma Scale, a 15-point test to determine the patient’s level of consciousness.\ The Glasgow Coma Scale uses three measures to find out the extent of one’s head injury—eye opening, verbal response, and motor response. Using…

    Posted in Medical & Dangerous Drugs on July 9, 2015

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