Medical Misdiagnosis: False Positives in Prostate Cancer Biopsies
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 5, 2021
Facts about prostate cancer Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. It is a serious health concern, especially for older men. In fact, prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality for males in the United States. About one in nine men will...
Couple awarded more than $2 billion in 3rd Roundup cancer trial
Posted in Accident & Injury, Product Liability on May 14, 2019
On May 13, a California jury awarded a massive $2.055 billion verdict in the latest lawsuit claiming popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer. The damages were awarded to plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who have been fighting cancer for nearly a decade. Alva Pilliod was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in 2011....
Second jury finds Roundup weed killer likely caused cancer
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 21, 2019
A federal jury recently found the popular weed killer Roundup® was a “substantial factor” in causing a California man's cancer. The decision came at the end of the first phase of a two-part trial focused on whether Roundup caused plaintiff Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and whether Monsanto – the maker of Roundup – is...
Ohio law expands to allow firefighters to collect working wage loss for cancer
Posted in Workplace Injuries and Claims on September 29, 2017
Amendments to Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr. Act go into effect As of Sept. 29, an Ohio law honoring a local hero has been expanded to allow firefighters diagnosed with cancer to collect compensation for working wage loss. (more…)
Elk & Elk Earns Top Fundraising Team Award at Relay for Life
Posted in Community Outreach on June 23, 2015
On Saturday, June 20, Elk & Elk employees joined the fun at Mayfield Area Relay for Life’s Carnival for a Cure to benefit the American Cancer Society. The 12-hour event attracted 28 teams, 70 volunteers and 191 participants from Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Lyndhurst and surrounding areas. More than $34,000 was raised by participating teams...
Race for the Place Recap
Posted in Community Outreach on June 12, 2015
On Sunday, June 7, Elk & Elk joined more than 4,100 supporters at the 15th Annual Race for the Place to benefit The Gathering Place. The event, held at Beachwood Place, is the largest local celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day. Elk & Elk was a sponsor of Race for the Place 2015, and...
BPA Linked to Miscarriages
Posted in Health & Wellness on October 14, 2013
A new study reveals women with elevated levels of BPA (bisphenol-A) may have an increased risk of miscarriage. The omnipresent chemical can be found in plastics, the linings of canned goods, and even in the coating on cash-register receipts. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the research shows a plausible link between...
Ohio Drug Company Closure Sparks Fear of Cancer Drug Shortage
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on October 9, 2013
The chemotherapy drug Doxil may soon be in short supply. That’s bad news for women battling ovarian cancer, patients with cancer of the blood, and those suffering from AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma. Ben Venue Laboratories Inc., the sole manufacturer of Johnson & Johnson’s cancer drug Doxil, announced they will be shutting their doors by the...
New Safety Review of Diabetes Drugs
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on June 13, 2013
Possible link to cancer The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has called for an independent safety review of drugs used to control blood sugar for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. The ADA issued a statement this week asking pharmaceutical companies to “make patient-level data on their products available for an independent review that could...