Medical Malpractice Attorneys Report FDA Recall of Cardiac Science AEDs

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a class 1 recall for a number of Cardiac Science's Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). A class 1 recall, as described on the FDA's website, is issued for "dangerous or defective products that predictably could cause serious health problems or death. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve." The FDA's recall comes after Cardiac Science issued their own voluntary recall of the same products. Medical malpractice attorneys urge … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Lawyers: Medical Device Maker Agrees to Pay Penalty for Selling Unapproved Devices

Personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates, P.C. have recently come across news stating that Globus Medical Inc., a spinal implant manufacturer, will pay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration $1 million in penalties for selling its NuBone Osteoinductive Bone Graft product after the FDA rejected the device in 2009. The FDA learned that Globus was distributing the NuBone Osteoinductive, despite being told that the medical device was not substantially equivalent (NSE) to legally-marketed products, during a September 2010 inspection. The company also ignored multiple warnings given by the FDA to stop selling the device, according to a … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Lawyers Warn of Fatal Complications with Bath Refinisher

Personal injury lawyers recently came across an announcement made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a common paint stripping chemical that is often used to refinish bathtubs. The substance, called methylene chloride, is commonly used as a paint remover or degreaser in industrial and home improvement products. The CDC's announcement served as a warning against using any products containing the substance which Michigan State University research discovered was the cause for 13 deaths between 2000 and 2011. The 13 victims were workers who had used methylene chloride products to refinish bathtubs. In its … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys File Lawsuit Related to Robot

The plaintiff, Jennifer Silvestrini, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit at the end of September in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against the defendants, Intuitive Surgical Systems Inc. and University Healthcare Systems, also known as Tulane University Hospital and Clinic. The defendants elected to remove the case to New Orleans federal court in late October. Medical malpractice attorneys claim that a robotic surgical procedure failed during Silvestrini’s neck surgery. Malfunction of Robot Occurs during Surgery The plaintiff was scheduled for a robotic trans-axillary total thyroidectomy which was set to be performed by Dr. Emad … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Pre-Natal Injuries

There are many forms of negligence, and other tortious conduct, that can lead to the injury of a baby while still in the mother’s womb. Many people’s first thoughts would be to look at the potential tortious conduct of a doctor, which may have caused injury to a baby due to medical negligence. Medical malpractice attorneys have found that most courts have allowed for the recovery of damages when a child is injured while “en ventre sa mere” (meaning “in the mother’s belly”) and is born alive. This is because the negligence of a defendant has caused some sort of injury to the young baby and damages are reasonable even though the child was not … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Reveal List of Anti-Convulsants Causing Birth Defects

It is no secret that pregnant women have difficulty with medications, as many medicines and drugs can have extremely adverse effects on a fetus. Birth defects attorneys remind pregnant women to always check with their OB/GYN before taking any medications. Because medicines can have such devastating effects on a pregnancy, a pregnant woman’s medicinal treatment is usually quite limited. For pregnant women suffering from epilepsy, that treatment is about to become even more limited. Topamax, the FDA, and AdverseEvents, Inc. Months ago, the Mininno Law Office blog posted about the anti-epileptic drug Topamax, which was shown to cause oral … [Read more...]

Defective Products Attorneys Secure $40 Million Verdict for Victim’s Family

Defective products attorneys work to serve two groups of people: their immediate clients who have been injured and are in need of compensation, and the public at large, who are put into harm's way with a defective product. Recently, in Alabama, a verdict was found against KIA Motors for the death of 16 year old Tiffany Stabler, who was tragically killed after being ejected from her KIA as a result of a collision. Tiffany’s father purchased the car as a gift, and took it to the dealership to make sure everything was in working order. If the recall had been issued in time, Tiffany would still be alive today. In 2002, KIA recalled nearly … [Read more...]

Defective Products: Plaintiffs Win Class Action Drywall Lawsuit

A tentative settlement was reached earlier this month in a defective products lawsuit involving Florida homeowners and the supplier of Chinese drywall. The settlement amount is a reported $54.5 million dollars, which is to be used to repair Florida homes. It is estimated that between two and three thousand homes have been infiltrated by this defective drywall. The defective products lawsuit was brought after it was discovered that the drywall contained dangerous toxins that were corroding pipes and electrical wiring and giving off foul odors which led to headaches and breathing problems. Over a Million Sheets of Drywall Sold in … [Read more...]

Will A New DePuy Hip Implant Replace My Defective DePuy Implant?

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I have been posting on various DePuy hip recall topics and trying to answer questions that patients and victims may have about the recall. One question that many DePuy hip recall patients have is, "What type of hip implant should be used to replace the defective DePuy hip implant?" Naturally, many victims do not want another DePuy hip implant. You know the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." As a New Jersey and Philadelphia DePuy hip recall lawyer, I am strongly encouraging DePuy hip recall patients to ask their surgeons for implant options … [Read more...]

DePuy Hip Recall Hits Senior Citizens Hardest

As a DePuy hip recall lawfirm, we have begun noticing a disturbing trend regarding the population base mainly affected by the DePuy hip recall. Not surprisingly, research shows that most hip implant patients are senior citizens. Similarly, most patients who have been affected by the DePuy hip recall are senior citizens. There are certainly many younger patients affected by the DePuy hip recall, so why are the majority of the DePuy hip recall patients senior citizens? DePuy Hip Recall Lawyers Help Senior Citizens As our bodies age, our hip joints tends to be more susceptible to physiological conditions such as osteoarthritis, … [Read more...]