Edward Bernstein & Associates Give Back During Nevada Reading Week

Edward Bernstein & Associates love engaging in their Nevada community, which is why they have been partnered with Robert Lunt Elementary School for the last 5 years. In that time, they have donated school supplies and backpacks, school clothing, food, and gifts for the holidays. Recently, the office participated in Nevada Reading Week.

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Nevada Reading Week is a statewide celebration of reading, and it was held from March 3rd to the 7th this year. This week is designed to motivate students to read for fun and for information. Workshops are set up for students throughout the week that engage the children in different topics such as: science, history, music, art, technology and math. At the same time, these workshops are geared toward encouraging them to read.

The Bernstein team, led by attorney Alex Borris, held a book drive to support Reading Week.  They were able to donate both new and used books to the students of Robert Lunt Elementary School. Edward Bernstein and employees of his firm also took time to read to different classes in the school, as well as MJ Christensen Elementary School.

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Edward Bernstein & Associates strongly believe in the power of giving back to the community.

They are here for your needs.  Your Nevada personal injury lawyers at Edward Bernstein & Associates are only a phone call away at 1-888-235-3090, if you ever need help with a case. They have proven to work hard for the Nevada community, and they will work hard for you in order to get the fair compensation that you deserve.

Motorcycle Accident Causes Closure of I-15 Lanes

Always remember to call your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer, Edward Bernstein, if you are ever injured in a motor vehicle accident. We care about you and want to make your day safer and easier by keeping you informed about what is happening on Nevada roads.

All northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were closed on March 4, 2014 due to a crash that involved at least two motorcycles.

According to Nevada Highway Police, one of the bikers involved in the accident is in critical condition. Another biker was also harmed, but luckily his injuries were not life-threatening.

If you happen to be a motorcycle rider, it’s important to protect yourself. Some tips to keep in mind when riding a motorcycle are:

  • Position yourself to be seen by vehicles around you.
  • Turn on your lights, to improve visibility for yourself as well as others.
  • If traffic is slowing, try to stay either on the right or left of the vehicle in front of you. This will help them see you in their mirrors.
  • Don’t only rely solely on your mirrors. A quick glance over the appropriate shoulder when you’re switching lanes could save your life.

If you are involved in an accident in the Las Vegas area, remember to call your Nevada personal injury attorney, Edward Bernstein, at 1-888-235-3090. You can also fill out a FREE case evaluation online at www.edbernstein.com. Let Edward Bernstein get you the money that you deserve!

Documents Reveal Pradaxa Manufacturer’s Undisclosed Data

Your Nevada personal injury lawyer, Edward Bernstein, is currently assisting with lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of Pradaxa.

Pradaxa is a blood-thinning drug and has been linked to both internal and external bleeding that is hard to control. Once the bleeding starts, Pradaxa makes natural clotting more difficult. These type of events have even caused death in some patients.

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In 2012, Pradaxa generated $1.4 billion in sales, and it is said that more than 1,400 patients bled to death while taking the drug. Currently, Boehringer Ingelheim faces more than 2,000 lawsuits involving Pradaxa.  Families of those affected contend in lawsuits that Boehringer Ingelheim knew about the dangers of Pradaxa when it was approved for sale.

After its approval in October 2010, Boehringer Ingelheim gave U.S regulators data that stated the number of people who died from bleeding while taking Pradaxa was less than expected.  The company did not provide other available data that showed a higher rate, which was found in a different study. This was revealed by internal documents made public in lawsuits over the product.

To further explain, when Boehringer Ingelheim analyzed Pradaxa, it produced two separate reports. The first report found that 5.8 out of 10,000 patients died per year, but only looked at those people whose primary cause of death was a major bleeding event. The second report found a rate of 19.5 fatalities per 10,000 patients within a year, and included those that died for any reason but also had major bleeding occur.  Only the first report, with the lower number of casualties, was sent to the FDA.

If you or a loved one has suffered uncontrollable bleeding or other ill effects while taking the blood-thinning drug, Pradaxa, call your Las Vegas personal injury attorney, Edward Bernstein, at 1-888-235-3090 today! You can also fill out a FREE case evaluation form online at www.edbernstein.com. Edward Bernstein will fight to get you everything that you deserve!

Metro Police Will No Longer Respond to Minor Car Accidents

Have you been hurt in a car accident? Then call your Nevada personal injury attorney, Edward Bernstein, today!

If you are involved in a car wreck in Las Vegas after March 3, 2014, and no one reports injuries in the accident, do not expect an appearance from a police officer. This is due to a new move by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, where they will no longer respond to minor fender-benders.

A spokesman for the Police Department said that the new policy will help police officers focus on more important issues, such as preventing deadly accidents and reducing fatalities.

Police officers will still continue to respond to accidents that have reported injuries, as well as to accidents in which one of the drivers fails to exchange insurance information, such as hit-and-run accidents.

For all non-injury accidents, they suggest moving the vehicle to a safe area on the side of the road, if possible, and then exchanging insurance information.  If the vehicle cannot easily be moved, then the police department will call a tow truck instead of visiting the scene themselves.

If you do happen to be involved in an accident, try to remain calm. Always ask for the other person’s information such as their name, address, make and model of their vehicle and insurance information. Write down or take a photograph of the other car’s plate number.  Always carry a fully charged cell phone with a built-in camera.  This way, if you are ever involved in an accident, you can take photographs of the scene and all of the cars involved, including your own.

While small accidents might not seem serious enough to cause injuries, the truth is that sometimes injuries are not felt until several days after the accident. It is recommended that you do not sign anything admitting fault for the accident or stating that you are not injured until you have had an opportunity to seek medical attention.

Remember that if you are involved in a car accident in the Las Vegas area and you are injured, call Edward Bernstein and Associates, your Nevada personal injury lawyer, at 1-888-235-3090. You can also fill out a FREE case evaluation for online at www.edbernstein.com. Let Edward Bernstein fight in order to get you everything that you deserve!

Testosterone Therapy Found to Cause Heart Attacks, Stroke and Death

Your Nevada personal injury lawyer, Ed Bernstein, is currently filing lawsuits against testosterone therapy drugs.

Testosterone therapy might raise the risk of heart attack in men, according to a new study published in January 2014.  The study found that the risk of heart attack in men older than 65 doubled, and those younger than 65 with a history heart disease also had their risk doubled, if not tripled, during the first 90 days of therapy.

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The study was published in PLoS One and was conducted by a research team that included experts from Consolidated Research, the U.S National Cancer Institute and the University of California-Los Angeles.

It is also believed that testosterone causes blood clotting.  This could be an issue of concern, due to the fact that older men often tend to have thinner blood vessels.

Testosterone therapy is typically given in gel, patch or injection form.  Some of the different kinds of testosterone therapies, from the most popular to the least, include: Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, Axiron, Testim, Androderm, Fortesta, Delatestryl, Methiest, Testred, Android and Straint.

Doctors recommend testosterone therapy in order to treat the effects of hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is the condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone, the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development.

In recent years, commercials have been directly marketed to consumers, urging them to consider treating the symptoms of low testosterone also known as “Low T.”  These therapies are said to help overcome energy loss, mood changes and low sex drive.

In fact, testosterone therapies have been so successful that the sales of one testosterone gel, Androgel, exceeded those of Viagra in 2013.

If you or someone you know live in the Las Vegas area and have suffered from a heart attack or other ill effects due to using testosterone therapies, make sure to contact your Nevada personal injury attorney, Ed Bernstein.  Call 888-235-3090 or fill out a FREE case evaluation form at www.edbernstein.com.  He will fight hard to get you everything that you deserve.

Pradaxa Linked to Causing Blood Clots and Death

Your Nevada personal injury lawyers, Edward Bernstein and Associates, are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer of a blood-thinning drug that has been linked to a higher risk of bleeding and even death in some of its patients.

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A recent research paper published on February 4, 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that some patients on Pradaxa could benefit from blood monitoring while taking the drug.

Pradaxa is a prescription blood-thinning drug used in order to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a heart rhythm disorder, not caused by a heart valve problem.

Currently, Pradaxa does not require regular blood tests in the United States in order to ensure it is working, which is one of its main selling points. Monitoring Pradaxa can help prevent the risk of bleeding, according to the paper, because some patients tend to absorb too little of the drug to effectively prevent strokes, while others sometimes absorb so much that it makes them at a higher risk of bleeding.

The research paper was written by a clinical director at the drug’s manufacturer, a German company named Boehringer Ingelheim.

Emails, memos and internal presentations released by a Chief Judge of the United States District Court in East St. Louis showed that after the paper’s discovery was circulated around Boehringer Ingelheim, many employees began to worry about its marketing implications.

An earlier draft of the paper also included keeping some patients within a range that would help prevent strokes and bleeding, but was not included in the final paper.

The employees were so worried that an internal research paper would damage drug sales that they pressured the author to revise the paper.

Since its approval in 2010, Pradaxa has been prescribed to 850,000 patients, has been linked to more than 1,000 deaths and has brought in more than $2 billion in sales in the United States.

If you or a loved or a loved one has been seriously injured by the use of Pradaxa in the Nevada area, contact your Nevada injury attorney Edward Bernstein & Associates at 888-235-3090 or www.edbernstein.com for a free case evaluation. They will fight to make sure to get you everything that you deserve!

Seat Belt's History

He’s been around for over a century. He has saved thousands lives and is all over the world. No, it is not the most interesting man in the world. It is the seatbelt!

On February 10th, the seat belt will be 129 years old.

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The first U.S patent for the seat belt was issued by Edward J. Claghorn on February 10, 1885 in New York, New York, and ever since then it has developed into what it is now.

The seatbelt was in airplanes before it was even considered for cars. Seatbelts were included in World War II aircrafts, and it wasn’t until the 1950’s when they were introduced to cars.

Dr. C Hunter Shelden from Pasadena California was the contributor of the retractable seat belt. Because of his contribution, the U.S. Congress passed legislation requiring all automobiles to comply with certain safety standards in 1959.

Always remember to buckle up. Seat belts save lives, and research has shown that properly used lap/shoulder belts reduce fatal injury to front seat passengers up to 45 percent. They also reduce risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.

And while Nevada is one of 16 states that secondarily enforces seatbelts, it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially during an accident.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, call your Las Vegas car wreck attorney Ed Bernstein and Associates today at 1-888-235-3090.

 

 

Dangerous Dust Can Cause Accidents

Las Vegas Valley is expected to have high winds until 8 p.m. in its upcoming forecast. The high winds, ranging from 55-mph, might cause blowing sand and dust. There is also a possibility for strong crosswinds.

Northern areas are expected to have 70-80 mph winds.

Because of the amount of loose dirt, it might cause problems to those who suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.

Residents should also be cautious while driving in blowing dust. It is recommended to drive slowly on unpaved roads, do not take short cuts across vacant lots, fence off barren property and ride off-road vehicles in approved areas.

The chances of becoming involved with in an automobile accident are increased if these precautions are not met.

Not all of this is bad news, as Las Vegas has had warm weather, breaking the record high 72 degrees from 1971 to 73 degrees.

If you have been injured in a car accident in the Las Vegas area, contact your Nevada personal injury lawyer, Ed Bernstein at 888-235-3090 or go online at www.edberstein.com and fill our your FREE case evaluation form today!

Coming Up: Shelley Berkley

For this week’s episode of the Ed Bernstein Show, our special guest will be former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley.

Berkley has been an inspiration to many people due to her achievements as public figure and humanitarian.  She has spent years advocating topics such as immigration reform, human rights, and environmental issues.

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Ed will also be discussing certain points of the life of Shelley Berkley, including her time with the United States House of Representatives and her upcoming position with The Touro College & University System.  Touro provides higher education based on Judaic values, and Berkley has recently been announced as the CEO and Senior Provost of their Western Division.

We look forward to meeting with Shelley on Sunday, December 22nd at 3pm and hope you will tune in to catch the conversation.  The show will air on KSNV Channel 3.  Enjoy the show!

How Dangerous is Texting and Driving?

iStock_000006876403XSmall-300x199Auto accidents involving texting are on the rise here in Nevada. Many people, especially teenagers, do not understand just how dangerous texting and driving actually is. The fact is that texting while behind the wheel poses multiple dangers, thereby drastically increasing the odds of having an accident.

Some distractions cause you to take your eyes off the road for a few seconds. Others may cause you to take your hands off the wheel or cause your mind to lose focus. All three of these distractions are present when sending a text message, making it one of the most dangerous activities that can be performed while operating a motor vehicle.

Texting and driving has been compared to drinking. In fact, Car and Driver magazine conducted a study that involved checking the reaction time of drivers both while they were texting and after they were intoxicated. The study showed that, in both cases, the reaction time of these participants increased greatly regardless of whether they were drunk or texting. These drivers also swerved into other lanes and traveled a great deal further before coming to a stop.

There’s no doubt that texting and driving increases the odds of being in an accident substantially, even for experienced drivers. If you have been injured in an accident that involved another driver texting, contact Ed Bernstein & Associates to see if help is available.