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May 25, 2016

Brilinta keeps blood platelets from clotting (coagulating) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions. The medication is used to lower the risk of stroke or serious heart problems after a patient has had a heart attack or severe chest pain (angina). Brilinta is made by AstraZeneca and was approved by the FDA in July 2011.

According to the FDA...

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May 24, 2016

Huge Frozen Food Recall by CRF | Long Beach, CAIn what could be the beginning of a series of class action product liability cases, frozen foods manufacturer CRF has announced a recall of nearly 400 products across 42 brands, one of the biggest product recalls of all time. The recall was announced after the company’s products were connected to a multi-state listeria outbreak that have...

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May 20, 2016

Eliquis (apixaban) is the third member of a new generation of blood-thinning drugs that are designed to prevent blood clots that cause strokes. It is made by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb and has been approved in the United States since December 2012.

Eliquis works by specifically inhibiting Factor Xa, a key blood clotting protein. This decreases levels of an enzyme calledthrombin, which blood cells need to stick together and form clots. It is approved for patients with ...

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May 19, 2016

California’s seat belt laws require everyone in a car to buckle up. If you have been in an auto accident and didn’t have your seat belt on at the time, you may wonder how this law affects any lawsuit you would want to file. Auto accident lawyer Michael Lewis Kelly explains why you may still wish to file a lawsuit:

If you have been in an accident where you weren’t wearing a seatbelt, attorneys from Kirtland...

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May 17, 2016

Abilify (aripiprazole) is a widely used atypical antipsychotic medication that was introduced by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals in 2002, and has grown to become one of the bestselling brand name drugs in the United States.

The medication is part of a class of drugs known as partial dopamine receptor agonists and is commonly prescribed for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorders, irritability, aggression, mood swings and other behavior issues.

Research has identified a potential link between impulse control problems and Abilify, along with other dopamine receptor agonists....

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May 17, 2016

The Five Steps to Any Slip and Fall Case | Long BeachAfter being injured by a slip and fall on poorly-maintained property, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to begin the legal process. There are several stages that your case will go through before going to trial, and your lawyer will need time to prepare and plan for each one.

The five major stages of a slip and fall case are...

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April 28, 2016

Spinal cord injuries are devastating. In this video, attorney Michael Louis Kelly explains how our firm handles these difficult cases:

 

If you've suffered a spinal cord injury in the Los Angeles, California area, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.

April 21, 2016

Michael Louis Kelly discusses everything you need to know about our firm in this new video:

If you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach or Orange County, California and you need an experienced lawyer you can trust, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.

April 18, 2016

In the aftermath of intense physical trauma (such as an auto accident), one of the most pressing medical concerns facing victims is the potential of blood clots developing in the lower extremities, then flowing up into the heart and lungs. This can cause a pulmonary embolism, which is often fatal.

To prevent this from happening, medical professionals often deploy IVC filters, which are small devices placed in the inferior vena cava, a large vein that runs from your the lower extremities to the heart and lungs. The IVC filter catches any clots and breaks them up...

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April 11, 2016

In this exclusive video, attorney Heather Baker Dobbs explains what qualifies as workplace harassment in the state of California:

 

If you've suffered workplace harassment in or around Los Angeles, California and need an experienced employment lawyer to help you, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.

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