Category: Healing Arts

Jury Awards Truck Driver $9.5 Million for Permanent Damage from Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 29, 2009

This absolutely fascinating story comes out of Georgia where plaintiff John Henry Howard (a Georgia truck driver) sued defendant Boston Men’s Health Center, Inc. for damages suffered after treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). A Dekalb State Court Jury of his peers awarded Howard $750,000 in compensatory damages. However, the jury also found that the defendant acted with an intent to cause harm and further awarded Howard $8.5 Million in punitive damages. Howard was brilliantly represented by attorney W. Fred Orr II, who himself received bear hugs from 10 of the 12 jury members after the trial was over. Howard went to the clinic in an… Read More

Ed Heads: Where You Are The Virtual Surgeon!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 10, 2008

What an incredible site! You are the surgeon as you perform a virtual hip replacement, hip resurfacing or knee surgery. You are the crash investigator at an accident scene. Try it out. It gives us all an appreciation for the role of a professional in these intense circumstances. Having handled many accident cases wherein my clients have had to have hip and/or knee surgeries, this website was of great interest to me.

Videos of Surgical Procedures: Not for the Faint Hearted

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 27, 2008

Medline Plus provides links to literally hundreds of surgical procedures ranging from heart surgery to brain surgery to orthopaedic surgeries to name a few. Here are links to just a few: Minimally Invasive Repair of the Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Robot Assisted Heart Bypass Surgery Heart Transplant Hip Replacement Total Knee Replacement Penile Implant Birth by Cesarean Section and more, much, much more. This fascinating site is not for the faint-at-heart. The Law Office of Lowell Steiger Represents Injured Victims If you have suffered a Personal Injury, Call for a Free Consultation Contact Attorney Lowell Steiger at .

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Other Pain Management Sites

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 20, 2007

Physiatrist The American Academy of Physical Medicine anfd Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 7,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are called physiatrists (fizz ee at’ trists). Physiatrists focus on restoring function. They care for patients with acute and chronic pain, and musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia. They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury; and individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries, or neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis, polio, or ALS. Other links… Read More

Dr. Barry Carlin on Living Pain Free After an Auto Accident

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 16, 2007

Dr. Barry Carlin practices in West Los Angeles If you have any questions he can be reached at 310-478-1234 or When you are in an auto accident, there are a number of unique aspects of the injury that make it impact more on your life than the average sports, work or lifting injury; and frequently cause the injuries to become a chronic problem that effects your quality of life for years, sometimes forever. Why is it that so many of you live with discomfort and sometimes limitations in sports, social and work activities after a car accident? Should not modern medicine… Read More

Link of the Day: Drug Interactions

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: June 19, 2007

Drug DIgest provides an invaluable service the general public. It allows you to check potential interactions* between two or more drugs with the following caveat: *Note: Not all drug interactions are known or reported in the literature, and new drug interactions are continually being reported. This information is provided only for your education and for you to discuss with your personal health care provider. Always check with your physician and/or pharmacist regarding drug interactions. Drug Digest, of course, only provides a guide but is not necessarily conclusive. Your physician is best equipped to advise you as to drug interactions. The FDA provides some… Read More

High Blood Pressure: Guide to Lowering It!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: March 5, 2007

High blood pressure is one of the leading killers of unsuspecting sufferers of the condition.  The U.S. Government’s National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has some great resources to guide you and your loved ones in lowering blood pressure.  They address issues such as: How Do I Know if I Have High Blood Pressure? ow Is Blood Pressure Tested? Tips for Having Your Blood Pressure Taken Categories for Blood Pressure Levels in Adults What Device Can I Use to Take My Own Blood Pressure? Treatment of High Blood Pressure and more

Physical Therapist Assistants and What They Can Do For You

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 28, 2006

Helping people help themselves is the main goal of the Physical Therapy. Working under the supervision of Licensed Physical Therapists, assistants play an important part in the rehabiliation of accident victims,… Entry level job search and internships.

Testerone Gels: FDA Orders Label Warnings (Harmful to Children)

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: May 9, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring box warnings on two topical testosterone gels. Click here for basic information on the male hormone, testosterone. Here’s the FDA report: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products’ labels. The agency is requiring this action after receiving reports of adverse effects in children who were inadvertently exposed to testosterone through contact with another person being treated with these products (secondary exposure). The gels are approved for use in men who either no… Read More

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