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  • Identifying Nursing Home Abuse: Warning Signs

    Millions of families trust nursing homes to care for their loved ones. Unfortunately, not all nursing facilities care for their patients properly, leading to numerous cases of nursing home abuse and neglect each year. In fact, more than 40% of all nursing home residents have reported experiencing abuse, and more than 90% report experiencing or witnessing neglect in a nursing home facility. If ...
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  • Problems With the Zimmer Persona Knee System

    Any sort of faulty or defective product could potentially be harmful to the user, but defective medical devices are particularly dangerous. When you use a medical product or device, you have a right to expect a certain level of safety and effectiveness. However, if a medical device is defective, either by design or in the manufacturing process, the company that produces that product could be ...
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  • What Are the Dangers of Zofran?

    When you receive a prescription from a doctor, you likely aren’t worried about how that drug might be defective or dangerous. Unfortunately, patients prescribed Zofran discovered the drug to be both defective and dangerous for pregnant women. About Zofran Zofran is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and was created to relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately, the manufacturer began to ...
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  • Signs of Mesothelioma

    What Is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms in the thin layer of tissue called the “mesothelium,? which covers most internal organs. In most cases, mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and chest wall, but it can also affect the heart and abdominal organs. It is often found in people who have been exposed to asbestos, which, when inhaled or ingested, can cause ...
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  • FDA Recalls Liquid Pharmaceutical Products

    Later in September of 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of many liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination. The products made by PharmaTech LLC in Davie, Florida, included liquid stool softeners, liquid vitamin D drops, and liquid multivitamins marketed for infants and children. Earlier, there was a discovery of Burkholderia cepacia ...
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  • Thousands of Cardiac Pacemakers Recalled

    Just last month, Abbott (which combined with St. Jude Medical in January) issued a recall of 465,000 pacemakers that will require patients to visit their doctor or hospital for an update on cybersecurity. The devices they’re recalling are cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-P) devices, including the following: Accent Anthem Accent MRI Accent ST Assurity Allure According ...
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  • Kaiser Gornick Wins $13M Verdict for the Lopez Family

    KG attorneys Jeffrey Kaiser, Lawrence Gornick and David Markevitch represented the family of Mark Lopez at trial against Hillshire Brands Co. On August 16, 2017, the jury found the company liable for causing Lopez’s death from mesothelioma and awarded $13 million in damages. The Union Sugar Plant, which was owned by Hillshire Brands Co., was active in the small town of Betteravia, where Lopez grew ...
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  • Cobalt Poisoning Mistaken for Alzheimer’s

    DePuy is one of the makers of a metal-on-metal hip replacement device, the DePuy’s ASR hip resurfacing system. Thousands of U.S. patients opted to have hip-replacement surgery in Hyderabad, India, using this particular device. The reason for this medical tourism was the system hadn’t been approved yet by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the surgery was also much less expensive outside ...
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  • Cantrell Recalls Drug Because of Sterility Concerns

    According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Cantrell Drug Company has recalled almost 30 lots of various sterile drug products because of a concern over their actual sterility. The products were distributed across the country to various healthcare facilities from May 25 to October 31, 2016. Some of the products contained calcium chloride, fentanyl citrate, glycopyrrolate, heparin sodium, ...
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  • Understanding Malignant Mesothelioma

    Malignant mesothelioma is a type of rare cancer that usually develops after exposure to asbestos, a product commonly used as a building material prior to the 1970s. It affects about 3,000 people per year in the United States. Mesothelioma is cancer that develops around various organs. The most common organ that might develop mesothelioma is the lung, where pleural mesothelioma will form around the ...
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  • Popular Birth Control Recalled

    Baltimore-based company Lupin Pharmaceuticals recently recalled some of its Mibelas 24 Fe tablets after it was found that a packaging error had switched the contraceptive tablets with the non-hormonal placebos. Women using this form of birth control may have been taking placebo pills when they believed they were taking contraceptives. Each set of the pills comes with 28 tablets—24 contain active ...
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  • Januvia Side Effects May Include Pancreatic Cancer

    Januvia is the marketed name of sitagliptin, an oral antihyperglycemic drug used to manage Type 2 diabetes. Januvia is a prescription drug used in incretin therapy, which signals the pancreas to create more insulin and decrease the sugar made by the liver. It was approved in 2006 and is one of the most popular Type 2 diabetes drugs on the market. However, some studies of the drug have shown rare ...
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  • Invokana Lawsuits Consolidated into Multi-District Litigation

    Drug manufacturing mega-giant Johnson & Johnson has faced its fair share of lawsuits over the last several years, and one of the latest involves a class of type 2 diabetes treatment drugs known as GLT-2 inhibitors. Johnson & Johnson, along with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. produces arguably the most popular drug in this class, known as Invokana. Back in 2015, the Food and Drug Administration ...
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  • Powdered Surgical Gloves Banned by the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned the use of powdered gloves in surgery and other medical and dental procedures. Pre-powdered exam gloves, pre-powdered surgeons’ gloves, and absorbable powder use for lubricating surgeon’s gloves are no longer allowed to be used by healthcare professionals and facilities. Likewise, all non-powdered gloves should have no more than 2 milligrams ...
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  • DePuy's Pinnacle Hip Implant System To Be Tried In Court Once Again

    According to a recent court order, a group of ten cases, this time with New York plaintiffs, are currently being worked up for another bellwether trial scheduled to take place in September of this year. Expert disclosures have been submitted by all parties and depositions are scheduled to take place in the upcoming weeks. These plaintiffs and thousands of other people are alleging serious injuries ...
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