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Study Reveals Similar Symptoms in Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

September 30, 2015  ·  By HM&M

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A new phenomenon in the recreational drug market centers around “synthetic substances that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs.” (J. Salter, J. Suhr, AP Iowa, 4/6). These synthetic substances are unsafe and have made users across the country extremely ill, causing labored breathing, rapid heart rate, paranoia, hallucinations, seizures, and even deaths. As a Chicago products liability attorney, I encourage everyone to stay away from these unsafe substances.

These products are inexpensive, only widening their appeal, and are often deceptively “packaged as incense or bath salts.” As more consumers experiment with these substances, hospitals are reporting a sharp spike in Emergency Room visits resulting from usage.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers has nationwide figures on calls related to synthetic drugs, and made some startling findings. Last year, 3,200 hospital cases related to synthetic drug use were reported. In just the first three months of 2011, 2,700 cases are known, leading to predictions that the number of medical emergencies could increase nearly fivefold by the end of 2011. To avoid serious personal injuries, please stay away from these dangerous substances.

September 30, 2015

Consequences of Tort Reforms: How Minimizing Negligence Penalties for Defective Products Creates Too-Big-to-Care Corporations

There was a time when corporations cared about their products and the effect they had on the general population. It was a time when companies worked hard to prevent the distribution of defective products; when the system failed and a defect did make its way to the public, the issue was quickly rectified. In some... Read More

September 30, 2015

Lack of FDA Regulations on 3D Medical Printing Could be Putting Patients at Risk

The emersion of 3D medical printing has created quite the frenzy due to the stories of lives saved or improved because of the technology. Medical professionals, the media, and even the general public are mystified and entranced by the possibilities, the lives that could be enhanced, and the money that could be saved. But is... Read More

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