May 10-16 Observance to Raise Awareness of Health Issues

DALLAS (May 8, 2015) – The national law firm of Baron & Budd is observing National Women’s Health Week with a series of blogs highlighting several health problems associated with certain drugs and medical devices, as well as nursing home abuse. These blogs will be published daily throughout National Women’s Health Week, which runs from May 10-16.

National Women’s Health Week was designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office in order to not only spur women to make their health a top priority, but also to understand how they can help improve their well-being. This will be the 16th year National Women’s Health Week has been observed.

In addition to certain medical conditions that strike women on a disproportionate basis, there are also man-made issues that can have a drastic affect on women’s health. These include certain pharmaceutical devices and medications, as well as abuse that occurs to many women living in nursing homes. Topics to be addressed by the Baron & Budd blogs will include:

  • The medications Depakote and Zofran, which have been linked to birth defects
  • Transvaginal mesh, which has been linked to severe gynecological complications
  • Fluoroquinolones antibiotics linked to serious health issues in both men and women
  • Power morcellators, a type of medical device used in hysterectomies that has, been linked to cancer
  • Health problems caused by metal-on-metal hip implants, a procedure that is more common in women
  • Women who have suffered nursing home abuse

To view the blogs, go to //baronandbudd.com/protecting-whats-right/.

“We applaud the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and their efforts to raise awareness through National Women’s Health Week,” said Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder of the national law firm of Baron & Budd. “Our attorneys will always fight to help protect the rights of women who have been harmed due to the negligence of others.”

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.