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Inserra & Kelley is a litigation firm that focuses on personal injury law. We believe in our system of civil justice to decide disputes between injured parties and those who are responsible for their injuries. It is the goal of Inserra & Kelley to use every effort to best represent our clients\' interests to get maximum recovery and a speedy resolution of disputes.

Inserra & Kelley handles injured railroad workers\' claims (FELA designated counsel), automobile negligence (injured in an auto accident which is not your fault), motorcycle accidents (designated counsel for Harley Owners Group) and other personal injury such as workers\' compensation, slip and fall, crossing accidents, and other negligence actions.

05/24/2016

imgres-2We posted very recently that heartburn medications in the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug class, like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid, have been linked to possible dementia and Alzheimer’s symptoms.  The drugs have also been linked to heart issues, and kidney damage that not only dangerous, but long-term.  John Hopkins University researchers have reported that individuals using PPIs have higher risks of kidney disease reaching 20 to 50 percent higher than nonusers.  Increased dosing showed increased risk in their studies, which is alarming given the over 15 million people in the United States alone using the drugs.   About 70 percent of people with prescriptions for the drugs are getting them as a result of over prescribing, and being available over-the-counter makes them all the more available to be overused and abused. 

PPIs can cause short-term or acute kidney problems, as well as inflammatory kidney disease (acute interstitial nephritis), in addition to the long-term chronic problems involving problems with effective filtering of the blood.  Kidney failure can be the eventual result, which calls for dialysis and a kidney transplant if a donor can be found.  Considering these drugs are often used for garden variety heartburn, medical providers and doctors should be keenly aware that it just is not worth it.  There is an alternative to PPIs in the form of histamine H2 receptor blockers, which may have some linkage to kidney and other problems, but not in as many individuals taking PPIs.  In fact, studies showing the two types of heartburn drugs being used comparably, found that PPI users have a 96 percent increased risk of kidney failure and a 28 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease than do the users of H2 receptor blockers.     

When making decisions regarding whether the use of medications for the relief of heartburn and acid reflux is worth it, and which ones would be safer, it is important to always consult your physician and discuss the options.  If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of PPIs or other drugs, do not hesitate to contact the caring professional at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices for information as to whether you might have a claim to compensation.    

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05/24/2016

imgres-1Sunny weather has arrived and sunscreen use will naturally go up as people venture out for outdoor activities.  Be aware that the protection posted on the bottle or tube might not be as high as advertised.  Evaluations of sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreen products have shed light on 43 percent of the sunscreen products touting higher SPFs than reality.  Therefore, as consumers go out and believe they are blocking UVB rays most effectively, they really are not and at risk of sunburn and eventual skin cancer.  The brands that had the highest discrepancies between labeled SPF and actual SPF included CVS Kids Sun Lotion and Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free Lotion.  It was found in studies that products containing avobenzone and ecamsule were better in regards to SPF, whereas those containing the more natural or mineral ingredients, including titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, did not measure up to label claims. 

Go outside and enjoy the warm months, but be sure to use the sunscreen products best for you and your family, and also avoid high sun exposure through behaviors such as wearing hats and other protective clothing, and staying in during peak sun hours in the midday.  Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants you to be the safest and healthiest consumers possible to make your spring and summer seasons the best they can be.   

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05/24/2016

imagesGiven the frequency with which concussions occur in today’s society, and the valued clients involved in personal injuries of many kinds, this firm will bring any noteworthy news on the subject.  An individual might suffer some sort of blow to the head or other head injury that does not bring on the classic concussion symptoms, which experts refer to as sub-concussion.  In a recent study, using college football players, it was found that pre-practice eye exams and subsequent during the season showed growing problems with the “near point of convergence” of the eyes, which is the closest point at which the two eyes could view something clearly before double vision ensues.  Changes in the eyes with sub-concussions can be subtle, yet lasting, affecting the individual’s ability to focus and function up to par.  What this means for long-term eye function and health is still not known, so extreme caution and treatment for any head injury warranted.     

Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants its readership safe and as well as possible.  If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident resulting in a head injury or any other injuries, do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss whether you might be entitled to compensation.       

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05/24/2016

imgresPublic pools are used indoors and outdoors, but with the summer season arriving they are especially in use as a favorite activity thought of fondly by many.  However, before stepping into that public pool, indoors or out, beware that almost 80 percent of public pools and hot tubs inspected in the United States, over just five states in a study, were not up to par in health and safety.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) picked only five states because these were states with the highest numbers of public pools and hot tubs in the states of Texas, Arizona, California, Florida, and New York.  Pools with health violations are linked to accidents like drowning, as well as illnesses from intestinal parasites and the like.  Given the fact that one does not know the hygiene of other public pool users, one wants to be able to rely on the pool operators to make sure it is continuously up to health and safety standards with proper disinfectant and chlorine use.  The CDC has gone so far as to recommend that public pool users bring along their own test strips to assure the pool has proper disinfectant levels.  Also, if the pool is seen to be cloudy so that drains and such cannot be seen, user beware, as this can lead to drowning and other problems.  If it feels unsafe to enter the water, be sure to notify the manager or person in charge of the pool immediately, as unsafe pools should not be open pools. 

Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants you to have a healthy, safe time enjoying great activities such as swimming or exercising in public pools.  Be an advocate for yourself and your loved ones by keeping local public pools accountable for safety and health.  If you or a loved one has been the victim of an unsafe pool with sickness or injuries, do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss whether you might be entitled to compensation.       

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