If you or a loved one have been taking Zantac or generic/store brand versions of the popular over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn remedy ranitidine, you may have noticed earlier in 2019 that the product disappeared from stores. This is because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) instituted—and more recently expanded—a sweeping Zantac recall, as well as voluntary recalls of many ranitidine products.
The majority of these drugs’ makers, as well as the major
retail pharmacies, removed the products from the marketplace as a result of the
They remain widely unavailable, both in prescription and OTC formulations
pending completion of the FDA’s investigations.
If you rely on ranitidine to manage heartburn or acid reflux, your doctor or pharmacist probably directed you to a substitution H2 blocker-class medicine like famotidine (Pepcid) or cimetidine (Tagamet), and perhaps you followed these professionals’ advice and went on with life without much thought about why your preferred heartburn remedy was unavailable.
Unfortunately, there is much more to this story that you
need to know. Especially if you’ve also experienced liver problems, or you’ve
been diagnosed with certain cancers.
Conflicting reports from different sources say that
ranitidine is both perfectly safe and frighteningly harmful, but one thing is
clear—the contaminant that some testing agencies have found in ranitidine is a
proven carcinogen. And, this means you may possibly have been injured by taking
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The main reason to make sure you have adequate bodily injury liability limits set up on your auto insurance policy is to allow you to visit all the medical specialists—from life-saving surgeons to chiropractors and other therapists—who can aid your recovery from an auto accident injury.
After all, even minor fender benders can cause chronic aches
and pains associated with neck trauma and whiplash injuries. And believe it or
not, your seatbelt doing its job of restraining you in a collision can cause
shoulder problems, which are a top complaint that chiropractic care treats for car
accident victims. Deploying airbags, designed to save your life in serious
crashes, can cause physical pain issues, as well.
personal injury lawyers right here in Greensburg, we can often get the best
personal injury case results and most compensation following an auto injury
for those who seek
medical treatment promptly and who follow up with specialists, as needed.
With that in mind, today’s post gives you some insight on
working with chiropractors, who have unique training to help accident victims
move past their musculoskeletal pain and more on the road to recovery.
Continue reading “Seeking Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries”
While maximizing the compensation you receive from your
personal injury case really comes down to one big factor—hiring an experienced
personal injury lawyer who is driven to get the best results for their
clients—there are a number of seemingly small things (that aren’t actually so
small) you can do to help your attorney help you.
Today’s post focuses on a few critical milestones within
injury journeys that require attention and consideration to help build a
case. If you contact a lawyer early in the process, we can ensure that these
are handled properly. After all, keeping track of everything yourself can be
extremely challenging if you’re the injured party.
Remember—you don’t have to go it alone, and your
compensation will almost certainly be greater if you entrust
the process to professionals like us here at Westmoreland Injury Lawyers.
Continue reading “Getting Compensated for Your Personal Injury”