Zofran, also known by its generic name, ondansetron, is a popularly prescribed drug used to combat severe symptoms of nausea and vomiting in pregnant women. The drug is effective at controlling these symptoms, but in many cases this comes at a huge cost to both the mother and her child. Across the country, several lawsuits have been brought against the makers of Zofran for a host of dangerous side effects and birth injuriesthat women were not initially made aware of.
Workers' compensation was founded on the idea that employers owe a duty to injured employees and their families. But now, a lawyer in Texas is helping corporations opt out of the workers' compensation system and write their own rules on how to care for their employees. As can be expected, corporations are not making their employees a priority when they write their own rules.
It has long been known that high-impact sports like hockey and football have been linked with brain damage, but it now appears that soccer might present a similar danger. New research published by the journalRadiology says that players who head soccer balls more frequently increase their risk of brain damage and memory loss than those who handle the ball primarily with their feet. The damage it can cause is similar to the damage seen in patients with traumatic brain injuries.