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Wayne Parsons

Hawai‘i Genki Hep A Alert – as the first settlements take place, it is time for a second dose for those vaccinated

My office has been involved representing many local residents in the Genki Sushi Hep A outbreak since last summer. This Alert is to help those who were vaccinated last year, know that they need to get a second dose of […]

Wayne Parsons

808 not 800: Hire a Kama’aina lawyer to explain your rights and represent you if you choose to seek Justice

I live and work in Hawai‘i as a lawyer and it has been my home for me since 1967. I mention “Kama’aina” in the title. It means “child of the land”. Of course you want your lawyer to be excellent. But […]

Wayne Parsons

Contaminated Ahi Hep A To Do List

With news of a possible outbreak of Hepatitis A illness from contaminated Ahi here are some things to do: Get vaccinated. It may not help if you have Hep A but it can protect you from contracting Hep A from […]

Wayne Parsons

Hepatitis A Alert: incubation period is up

The Star Advertiser headline this morning warned residents about a possible Hepatitis A outbreak from contaminated Ahi: Possible hepatitis A cases awaited The story written by Timothy Hurley  notes that the incubation period is coming up and Hep A cases might […]

Wayne Parsons

Talcum (Baby) Powder lawsuits

Jamie Sheller, a nationally recognized authority in holding corporations accountable for selling products that, when used as they were intended, injure and kill the users, has recently written about ovarian cancer deaths alleged to be caused by talcum (baby) powder […]

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Heavily treated ovarian cancer patients have a new option

Kristin Jenkins writes in MEDPAGE Today that women who seem to have run out of effective treatment options in recurrent ovarian cancer may be able to benefit from a combination of the camptothecin analog irinotecan (Camptosar), and bevacizumab (Avastin) even if […]

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New PARP-inhibitor treatments offer hope for women living with ovarian cancer

My mother and my sister both died from ovarian cancer. This subject matters to me. I have been on the long, scary journey with them that many families are going through today. Those journeys ended sadly for my family. I used to […]

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Cancer Treatment Resource: TAPUR

TAPUR stands for Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry – it is a beacon of hope for cancer patients seeking treatment when first line chemotherapy or radiation have failed. Let me explain what it is and how it works. TAPUR is […]

Wayne Parsons

Hawaiʻi Hep A Cases from Contaminated Sushi Reach 288

As reported in the Star Advertiser yesterday there were six new HEP A cases diagnosed last week bringing the total number of Hawaiʻi Hepatitis A cases to 288. According to Deputy State Epidemiologist Dr. Melissa Viray the State Department of […]

Wayne Parsons

What does your ovarian cancer diagnosis mean?

Ovarian cancer diagnosis comes a confusing array of qualifying terms starting the “Stage” of the cancer and then words like “high grade”, “serous”, “epithelial”, “tubal” or “primary peritoneal”. They all mean different things and sometimes the words dictate the best […]