Americans are prescribed more drugs today, than ever before. We have pills available for high blood pressure, cholesterol control, pain management, anxiety, depression…the list can go on and on. While many of these drugs are necessary to treat our medical conditions, it is rare to leave the doctor’s office without at least one prescription slip. Ultimately, we end up putting our lives in the hands of pharmaceutical drug companies. In this second edition, I talk about more pharmaceutical industry secrets and examine dangerous drugs that have been pulled off the market, along with dangerous drugs that are currently on the market.
Thousands of women across the United States have received transvaginal mesh or bladder slings to treat their pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. For many of these women, the transvaginal mesh and bladder slings did more harm than good. The Pelvic Mesh Mess is intended to serve as a helpful guide for women suffering with transvaginal mesh and bladder sling injuries.
Texas motorcycle accidents occur each day, some resulting in serious injury to the motorcyclist and his or her passenger. Injuries motorcyclists and their passengers can suffer include traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries. Unfortunately, when a larger automobile hits a motorcyclist, the accident can result in death. If you are a motorcyclist, the Ultimate Guide for Texas Motorcycle Accident Victims can help you understand ways to not only stay safe, but to protect yourself if you are ever in a motorcycle accident.
You’re driving to work when you get a call. Thinking nothing of it, you pick up your cell phone and answer. As you chat with your friend, you don’t notice that the light in front of you has turned red. You also don’t notice that the other cars nearby have stopped at the light. When you finally do see them, it’s too late. At any given time during the day, nearly 800,000 drivers are using their cell phones while on the road. Distracted driving accounts for more than 5,000 deaths each year. I wrote Distracted to Death to help educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
In 2010, a Texas car accident occurred every 81 seconds. In that same year, more than 82,000 people were seriously injured in Texas car accidents. Common injuries suffered by drivers and their passengers include broken bones, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, back and neck sprains, and even paralysis. Unfortunately, not all Texas car accidents are avoidable. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Texas car accident, this book may be able to help you protect your rights in the aftermath of an accident. You don’t have to suffer through serious accident injuries alone.
When we undergo surgery, we put our lives in the hands of the surgeons and their medical staff. Unfortunately, some surgeries don’t always go as planned. In fact, if your surgeon and his medical team are not properly trained, you may be at risk for a surgical fire. We believe patients have a right to not be subjected to careless and entirely preventable medical errors, such as surgical fires. As many as 650 surgical fires occur each year. I wrote Fire in the Operating Room to inform patients about this rarely-mentioned danger of going under the knife.