Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

E.Coli Outbreak Reaches 13 States, One Victim Dead So Far

After an E.Coli outbreak left 40 people sick and one dead across Canada, it came to the United States, and since November of 2017, it has resulted in 17 recorded cases of food poisoning. Among these cases, five victims were hospitalized, two of whom developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. One of the hospitalized victims died as a result of the illness. The cases in the United States were primarily concentrated in the Northeast, but did include reports from across the nation....
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Stay Safe on Your Next Segway Ride

Segways have been a common sight in malls and among city touring groups since their debut in 2001. Although the Segway’s creator hoped to fundamentally change the way we travel, potentially replacing the motor vehicle and altering pedestrian traffic, it never reached this level of influence. It was, however, adopted by many companies and organizations for use by security guards, police officers, and tour group leaders and participants....
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New Year’s Resolutions to Keep You Healthy in 2018

Make 2018 a year about focusing on your health. There is more to a healthy lifestyle than simply eating a balanced diet and exercising; being in tune with your body to determine when something is wrong can make it easier and faster for you to get the medical care you need when you need it....
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Baby Formula Recalled Globally Amid Salmonella Fears

In December of 2017, French baby formula manufacturer Lactalis and the French government worked in tandem to oversee a global recall of various products sold in countries around the world. The products, which number in the millions of units sold, could potentially be contaminated with salmonella. The products were recalled across continents after 26 infants reportedly fell sick since December 1, 2017....
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What Should I do if My Medication is Recalled?

When a drug on the market is determined to be dangerous in some way, it may be recalled. This can be because the drug was not advertised properly, because a specific batch or all of the drug available is contaminated or compromised, new side effects are discovered, or because the drug in the packages on the market is not the drug labeled on the packages. If a drug you currently take is recalled, stop taking it and contact your healthcare provider or local pharmacy for further instruction....
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Who can be Liable for Defective Medical Device Damages

When a patient suffers an injury because of a defective medical device, he or she can seek compensation for his or her related damages through a defective medical device claim. In order to file a successful claim, the patient must first determine which party is liable for his or her damages. This depends on the actual circumstances of the patient’s case....
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What are the Claims Against Prilosec and Nexium?

Nexium and Prilosec are two drugs produced by pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca that are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). They belong to a category of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and both are available to users without a prescription....
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How a Bair Hugger can Hurt a Patient

During surgery, the patient’s body needs to be kept at a safe, consistent temperature. When the patient’s body temperature drops below 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit, he or she can suffer from perioperative hypothermia, a condition associated with blood loss, an increased risk of infection, and an increased mortality rate....
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