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Monday, September 16, 2019

Lymphoma Cancer Awareness: Early Detection of Lymphoma Cancer Through Symptoms and Risk Factors is Important by Texas Lymphoma Cancer Lawyer

Lymphoma Cancer Awareness: Early Detection of Lymphoma Cancer Through Symptoms and Review of Risk Factors Can Help Save Lives by Texas Lymphoma Cancer Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

As with many cancers early detection is important.  Lymphoma is most likely to be cured, if it is diagnosed early and treated promptly.  Typically, the first step in diagnosing lymphoma is through symptoms, medical examination, and a review of risk factors.  Common signs and symptoms of lymphoma may include enlarged or swollen lymph nodes, cough, shortness of breath, fever, drenching night sweats, unintended weight loss, itching, and fatigue or constantly feeling tired.

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Early Detection of Lymphoma Cancer Through Symptoms, Medical Tests, and Risk Factors

Though there is no routine standardized lymphoma screening test for individuals without symptoms, early detection is possible for both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The typical diagnostic process involves a physical exam and medical history, along with a biopsy and cell/blood tests.  The blood tests or chemistry screens including a complete blood count and the lactate dehydrogenase test screen can be used to look for abnormal blood counts and certain chemicals in a person.  If someone is experiencing symptoms, a bone marrow biopsy can also be performed to look for lymphoma cells.  Additionally, in a person has abnormal blood tests, an abnormal biopsy, or is experiencing symptoms, physicians can use imaging tests to look for signs of lymphoma in other areas of their body. Imaging tests may include CT, MRI and positron emission tomography (PET).  Overall, lymphoma is usually harder to detect in the earlier stages, but it is important to treat it as early as possible.

Further, an awareness of risk factors of lymphoma can be extremely useful.  Below are several risk factors related to lymphoma cancer.  If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of lymphoma cancer, you should probably discuss the symptoms with your physician as well as any of the below risk factors you may have:
  • History of having the Epstein-Barr virus
  • Having a close relative such as a parent or sibling who has had Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Being older, white and/or male
  • Exposure to Benzene
  • Having any of the following immune diseases, conditions or disorders (hypogammaglobulinemia, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Sj√∂gren’s syndrome, lupus, HIV/AIDS, or celiac disease)
  • Taking immunosuppressant drugs after an organ transplant
  • Exposure to certain pesticides
  • Exposure to glyphosate herbicides including Roundup
  • Recipient of Allergan Breast BIOCELL Implants and Tissue Expanders
  • A diet high in meats and fat
  • Past treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma


More Information on Lymphoma Cancer

For more information on Lymphoma Cancer, please feel free to go to the following web page: Mayo Clinic Information on Lymphoma.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Child Injury Button Battery Lawsuits Are Being Filed Against Toy and other Product Manufacturers Who Are Selling Dangerous Products by Texas Button Battery Lawyer

Button Battery Lawsuits Are Being Filed Against Defective Toy and Dangerous Product Manufacturers and Distributors

Texas button battery lawyer, Jason Coomer is a defective toys and products attorney. Many defective toys and products designed for infants and small children use button batteries. Infants and small children can remove and ingest these small batteries from defective products. Ingestion of button batteries can result in potential health risks. These defective toys and products can cause devastating life long injuries or death to infants and young children. Parents that carefully select toys and products can avoid injury or death to their infants and small children. Button battery ingestion by an infant or small child that has resulted in injury or death requires appropriate action. Other infants and small children can avoid injury or death if parents report these dangerous products. Therefore, the makers and distributors of these defective products should be notified through a Texas button battery lawyer.

Has a button battery from a defective product caused you to lose a child or caused injuries to your child? A Texas button battery lawyer may be able to help you recover your damages. Moreover, the law could entitle you to compensation. Feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail message to Texas defective product button battery lawyer, Jason Coomer.

Button Battery Lawyer in Texas: Top and bottom of a small button battery.

Product Liability Lawsuits Filed by Texas Button Battery Lawyers Can Help Protect Infants and Small Children From Defective Products

Defective button battery toys, Christmas ornaments, flash lights, and other child products can cause injuries or death. Button battery use in many types of products has increased. As a result, infants and small children have an increased risk of swallowing a battery. Lithium button batteries are small but they contain a powerful dose of toxic materials. These toxic materials can cause substantial life long injuries or even death. Some of the toys have battery compartments that are easily accessible to small children. Children under five years of age have an especially concerning and problematic risk.

In these situations, a child can take the batteries out of the toy or other device, then swallow the battery. Once swallowed or ingested, button batteries can create corrosive chemicals when combined with a child's internal tissues. This can result in the child suffering serious injuries or even fatal injuries. Consequently, manufacturers of defective button battery products have had recent lawsuits filed against them. Most noteworthy, are instances where manufactures have negligently created serious hazards for infants and young children. Furthermore, a Texas button battery lawyer can help protect other children from defective products by filing a defective product lawsuit.

Product Liability Lawsuits (Defective Toys, Cribs, Bassinets, and Child Car Seats)

Product liability lawsuits have helped protect other infants and small children from defective products. So, defective toys, cribs, bassinets, flammable pajamas, and car seats have been the subject of past litigation. These lawsuits have resulted in recalls of cribs and bassinets sold from 1995 to 2005. The manufacturers produced different types of problematic hardware used on some cribs. Furthermore, the hardware included safety pegs for one type of cribs and spring pegs for another. As a result, either can create a hazard if not properly installed. Consequently, the drop side of the cribs can fall and disengage, creating a gap that can entrap and suffocate infants.

Lead-tainted toys and children's products can also create hazards for small children. As such, there have been several recalls of toys and children's products that contain lead-levels in excess of allowable amounts. Some of these lead-tainted items range from toys to products children put directly in their mouths, such as baby pacifiers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's website lists potentially dangerous or recalled products. A recent recall includes toys which contain magnets in small flexible parts of the product sets that can detach. Furthermore, young children can find the magnets then swallow or aspirate the hazardous parts. Multiple magnets can cause intestinal perforations or blockages. As a result, serious or fatal injuries can occur.

It is important to check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Above all, make sure that the products that you are buying are safe and have no known safety defects.

Product Liability Claims (Defective Food Products)

Defective imports from China have recently been in the news. The FDA found contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China. These dangerous chemicals had tainted some human and pet food. Imports have become more common in recent years. As a result, safety regulations of foreign products have become an increasing concern. Most noteworthy, are the concerns with food products and toys for infants and young children.

Studies revealed that babies fed formula made from powder tainted with a toxic chemical called Melamine had developed kidney stones. Melamine levels were dangerously high in Chinese milk products. Reports from official news agencies stated that at least four babies have died. Furthermore, at least 53,000 other children have fallen ill. Melamine added illegally to watered-down milk raised its apparent protein count. The tainted food products included milk products, like yogurt and cookies. In response to these dangerous products, there were product recalls and export bans around the world.

Also, Melamine had tainted chicken eggs. Because, the protein count of chicken feed was falsified by using the toxic chemical. In Hong Kong, government officials reported finding another batch of eggs from mainland China that had high levels of melamine. The announcement followed reports of two other tainted batches of eggs.

It is important to check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website. Above all, make sure that the products that you are buying are safe and have no known safety defects.

Defective Button Battery Lawyer in Texas (Product Liability Lawyers)

Texas button battery lawyer, Jason Coomer, represents families that have suffered the loss or significant injury of a loved one. Take action if you are aware of a child that has suffered injuries from swallowing a button battery. Jason Coomer commonly works with other defective button battery lawyers and other product liability lawyers throughout the United States. If you have a question about a product liability claim and need a button battery lawyer in Texas, contact Texas button battery lawyer Jason Coomer. He is a product liability lawyer in Texas.

More product liability information here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Protecting Family Wealth Through Inheritance by Texas Wealth Protection Lawyer

Protecting Family Wealth Through Inheritance by Texas Wealth Protection Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Many Texas families will lose significant wealth by failing to protect their valuable assets through inheritance. There are many common situations whereby Texas families lose substantial wealth.  Understanding some of these potential traps can help Texas families protect their wealth through generational transfers.

Texas Families Commonly Lose Wealth Through Inheritance Issues in the Transfer of Real Property

For most Texas families, their house or other real property is their main wealth.  Unfortunately, many of these families lose significant wealth through inheritance issues and stuck real property.  The inheritance issues begin after a property owner dies.  If the property owner did not have a well thought out estate plan, inheritance issues commonly arise.  These inheritance issues commonly create title issues which causes property to become stuck.  As a result of these title issues, the family cannot transfer or sell the real property.  Typically, the stuck property will be lost as it cannot be sold, transferred, or mortgaged.  Thus, the surviving family commonly cannot afford to maintain the stuck property and the family loses wealth.

Texas Families Commonly Lose Wealth By Failing to Keep Track of and Communicate Regarding Investments and Accounts

In other situations, families lose wealth by not keeping track of investments.  In these situations, a loved one dies or becomes incompetent without keeping track of or communicating information about an account or investment.  The family then loses track or control of the investment or account.  Not surprisingly the bank, oil company, or other large corporation who has the wealth does not seek out heirs or beneficiaries.  In fact, in many situations a large company will not communicate with the family about the account or investment after a loved one dies.  Through these situations, families commonly lose mineral interests, stocks, and investment accounts.  Unfortunately, third parties are commonly very successful in stealing from dead people.

Communication and Basic Estate Planning Can Help Prevent Loss of Family Wealth

Basic estate planning and communication can help prevent loss of wealth.  However, please keep in mind there is no magic solution for preventing the loss of family wealth.  Each family’s battle to protect their wealth will be different depending on their assets and the makeup of their families.  Further, common estate planning vehicles including Wills, Trusts, non-Probate assets, and survivorship assets all have their unique issues.  Understanding the pros and cons of each type of estate planning method can help prevent loss.

Texas Wealth Protection Lawyers help families prevent this loss.  They work with families after the loss of a loved one to claim and protect wealth.  For more information on this topic, please go to the following webpages: Texas Real Estate and Inheritance Law Firm Information, Texas Family Inheritance Lawyer Information, and Texas Real Estate Probate Lawyer Information.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Protecting Family Wealth after the Death of a Loved One by Texas Family Wealth Lawyer

Protecting Family Wealth including Texas Real Property after the Death of a Loved One Can Be Difficult by Texas Family Wealth Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

For many families the vast majority of their wealth is in real property.  This wealth can often become trapped and lost when one of the owners of the real property passes away.  Several dangers exist including estranged heirs, minor children heirs or beneficiaries, unknown heirs, and heirs or beneficiaries on public assistance.  Understanding these potential traps can help a family avoid losing significant wealth.

Texas Real Property Transfers Into The Estate of a Deceased Owner  

In Texas, if a person dies owning real property, their real property typically transfers immediately into their estate.  This transfer can cause a variety of issues for co-owners as well as people living in the deceased's real property.  In many situations, the family of the deceased is unable to refinance, sell, or transfer real property after the loss of a loved one.

Transferring Texas Real Property Out of an Estate of a Deceased Owner 

Once real property is transferred into an estate, the trick is knowing how to transfer Texas real property out of an estate to the deceased's rightful heirs or beneficiaries.  This transfer is commonly done through a Will probate hearing, suit to determine heirs, or affidavit of heirship.  However, each type of potential transfer has its limitations and costs.  The affidavit of heirship is typically the easiest and least expensive, however, it has several limitations.

For more information on protecting family wealth and transferring Texas real property, please go to the following web page: Clearing Title to Texas Real Property and Businesses.




Monday, September 2, 2019

Texas Mineral Interest Transfers and Other Texas Inherited Real Property Often Require An Ancillary Probate by Texas Mineral Interest Lawyer

Texas Mineral Interest Transfers and Other Texas Inherited Real Property Transfers Often Require An Ancillary Probate in Texas to Transfer Title by Texas Mineral Interest Lawyer and Texas Inheritance Lawyer Jason Coomer

Many wealth families have decided to purchase Texas real property including Texas mineral interests, Texas lake houses, Texas condos, Texas ranches, and Texas beach houses.  These investments on the whole have been very lucrative over the past 20 to 40 years.  That being said, when the owner of Texas real property passes away, their Texas real property transfers into their estate.  This transfer can become an issue when the owner does not reside in Texas.

Texas mineral interests and other Texas real property often require an ancillary Probate to be transferred out of a non-Texas estate.  As such, lawyers and families throughout the United States and the World commonly have to hire a Texas lawyer to help transfer Texas wealth out of an out of state estate.  For information on transferring Texas mineral interests and working with a Texas lawyer to transfer inherited Texas wealth, please go to the following web pages: