Heartburn Drugs Linked to Severe Side Effects
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 Rudy FX Migliore
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by Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C.

The Differences Between Nexium and Prilosec:

 

Nexium is a prescription drug that treats GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease), Zollinger- Ellison Syndrome, ulcers, and heartburn. Nexium is usually only prescribed to adults, for acid reflux but can be prescribe to infants ages one month to one year.

Prilosec is an over the counter drug used along with other medications to treat duodenal ulcers, stomach ulcers, GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), erosive esophagitis, and works as initial treatment for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Prilosec can be given to both children and adults for acid reflux, but is not recommended for infants.

Both Nexium and Prilosec have similar side effects; including headache, diarrhea, nausea, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, and drowsiness. Infants who have been prescribed Nexium can have severe abdominal pain, regurgitation, and rapid heartbeat. More serious side effects include risk of bone fractures, inflammation of the stomach lining, lower magnesium levels, seizures, dizziness, cramps, muscle weakness, and rapid heartbeat.

Other Proton Pump Inhibitors to Be Cautious of:

 

  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)
  • Zegerid (omeprazole )
  • Protonix (pantoprazole)
  • AcipHex (rabeprazole)

Serious Health Conditions Associated with Long Term Use:

Medication labels warn consumers of some possible side effects, however new studies show that long term use of Nexium and Prilosec can lead to serious health conditions. These conditions include Chronic Kidney Disease (buildup of wastes in the blood), Acute Kidney Injury (abrupt loss of kidney function leading to kidney failure), and Acute Interstitial Nephritis (sudden inflammation of the kidneys), Dementia, and Stroke.

Millions of people are currently taking drugs to control heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux resulting in adverse side effects. If you have taken Nexium and Prilosec and have experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Litigation Concerning These Medications:

The main argument against Nexium and Prilosec drug makers, AstraZeneca and Procter & Gamble, is that they failed to warn consumers about the dangerous long-term effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors. than usual to ensure early discovery of these serious side effects.

There have not been any large group settlements or recalls involving Nexium and Prilosec yet, however, lawsuits are currently being consolidated regarding those who have been diagnosed with kidney disease or kidney failure. If you or a loved one have suffered from the side effects of Nexium or Prilosec, call our Long Island, New York office, as soon as possible, at (631) 543-3663 for a free case evaluation.

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Grand Central Parkway Car Accident Involves Four Cars, Two Deaths and Seven Injuries
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 Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP
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by Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP

On Sunday morning, July 17, a Grand Central Parkway car accident took the lives of two people and left seven others injured. The accident occurred near 188th St. in Jamaica Estates around 6:30 a.m.

Grand Central Parkway Car Accident Details

Andrew Shakespeare, age 33, lost control of his 2014 BMW SUV when he tried to speed past another car and sideswiped it. The New York Post http://nypost.com/2017/07/17/cops-arrest-suspected-drunk-driver-in-deadly-queens-wreck/ reported that after losing control, his vehicle cut across three lanes and struck a Nissan SUV. Then both vehicles collided through a metal divider, entering eastbound lanes. A woman driving east in her Mercedes SUV rolled her car after she swerved to miss the two cars. Her car landed on the highway shoulder.

Deaths and Injuries

Two passengers in Andrew Shakespeare’s BMW SUV were ejected, Akeam Grant, age 16, and Layon Campbell, age 24. Both died. Akin Grant was thrown from the backseat and died at the accident scene. Layon Campbell was transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he died several hours later.

The other seven people suffered minor injuries and were treated at nearby hospitals. Shakespeare was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital and only suffered from a minor head injury.

Police arrested Shakespeare after he refused to submit to a sobriety test and charged him with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, DWI and reckless driving.

For Serious Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities, Seek Legal Help Immediately

When a loved one dies in a car accident or is seriously injured and someone else is at fault, consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Sackstein Sackstein & Lee can evaluate the accident, identify liable parties and hold the parties accountable. Seeking compensation for damages can help families recover expenses and help an injured victim pay for medical costs due to serious injury.

Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP primarily focuses its practice on personal injury cases.

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What Happens If You Can’t Locate a Will?
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 Bonnie Lawston-LiEstate Attorney
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So you spend the time and money to carefully plan out your estate and you prepare and execute a will that ensures that your property goes exactly where you want it to. Once you’ve made it official, you put the original copy of your last will and testament with your other important papers, in a file cabinet in your home or study.

That could be a big mistake! In the state of New York, if the original copy of your last will and testament cannot be located after your death, there’s a high likelihood that it won’t be admitted during the probate proceedings, even if you can find a copy. That’s because, in New York, if a will was known to be in the decedent’s possession, but cannot be found, there’s a presumption that the will was revoked. That presumption can only be overcome by affirmatively showing that:

  • The will has not been revoked
  • The will was properly executed
  • The provisions of the will are clearly and distinctly proven by either two credible witnesses or by a copy of the will shown to be true and complete

As a practical matter, overcoming the presumption of revocation is extremely difficult, as it can be challenging to prove conclusively that the decedent did not revoke the will.

A 2015 decision by the Queens County Surrogate upheld this presumption. In Matter of Massimo, testimony indicated that the deceased was known to have an original copy of his last will and testament, as well as a codicil, in a Federal Express envelope in his sock drawer. At his death, however, family members could not find the original copies of either document, but were able to find photocopies. It was also proven that one family member, who had the motive and opportunity to destroy the original will, had entered the decedent’s residence.

The court, following established New York law, found a presumption that the will and codicil had been revoked. The court further concluded that, absent concrete evidence that a family  member had destroyed the original will, the presumption that the decedent had voluntarily revoked it could not be overcome.

This office has been successful under certain circumstances to probate a copy.  There is a series of steps or requirements that one must meet in order for the Court to accept a copy.   For example,  if the original Will was known by another disinterested person to be in the possession of the testator,  had seen it recently, discussed it with the Testator and the home where the Will was kept was destroyed by a storm or fire.  Under limited circumstances, a copy may be admitted to probate.

Our office can evaluate your case and determine if such a proceeding is appropriate or it an intestacy proceeding is necessary.   Should you have any questions, please contact our office to speak with an attorney or our staff.

Contact the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston

At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we focus our estate administration practice on estates subject to probate in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Contact our office online or call us at 631-425-7299 or 24/7 at 855-479-4700to set up a free initial consultation.

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How Many Racist Statements Does It Take to Create a Hostile Work Environment?
by cjleclaire
 Stephen Hans Blog
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If is severe enough, one racist statement can create a hostile work environment, according to the United State Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This court hears appeals for New York, Vermont and Connecticut.

As reported in The Legal Intelligencer , in the case Daniel v. T&M Protection Resources, Inc., the plaintiff alleged harassment, termination and retaliation because of the worker’s race, national origin and sexual orientation.

Details of the Daniel v. T&M Protection Resources, Inc. Appeal

The court concluded that the single use of the N-word as a severe racial slur was sufficient evidence to overcome the defense’s request for summary judgment in the hostile work environment claim. Previously, the district court had found in favor of the company, Protection Resources, which is located in Manhattan.

Daniel Otis worked as a fire safety director at the company and was eventually terminated in retaliation for his complaints of discriminatory treatment.

Among various derogatory comments the supervisor made about Daniel were slurs about his looking like a gorilla, complaints about his English accent and telling him to go back to England. He also rubbed his genitals against him and asked him whether he was gay. At one point the supervisor became angry and called him the N-word. A week after filing his complaint, Daniel was under investigation and then the company fired him for receiving personal mail at the workplace.

The district court found that use of a racial slur during one yelling incident was not enough to constitute a hostile work environment claim.

However, the appeals court ruled that the lower court erred in adjudicating that a one-time use of a severe racial slur did not support a hostile work environment claim. It was the court’s opinion that the use of the unambiguously racial epithet, “n—–,“ by a supervisor in the presence of his subordinates was a single act that can quickly alter employment conditions and create an abusive working environment.

Are You a Small or Medium-Sized Business Owner Facing Hostile Work Environment Allegations?

If so, get legal advice as soon as possible. Stephen Hans & Associates is a New York law firm with decades of experience representing business owners in employment disputes.

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