Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

Parents suing pharmaceutical company over baby’s heart defect

Parents who had a baby with a serious heart defect sued a drug manufacturer and a number of others, saying medication prescribed to the mother caused the defect. Among others named as defendants are the local pharmacy and the mother’s physician. The Montana Standard reported a story on this court case....
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FDA joins medical device association with key role

On December 3, 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency has become a part of a nonprofit group that consists of representatives from across the medical device industry, nonprofit associations, and the government....
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Lawsuit against Anti-stroke drug Pradaxa

The on-going problem with an array of medication is that the side effects can be more damaging than the affliction being treated.  That is the argument being made in the case of Barbara Jean Asher.  The Asher family filed a lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim, makers of Pradaxa seeking damages for punitive damages, medical expenses, and other costs associated with her ailments.  Pradaxa is a blood thinning medication which intends to stop people from having blood clots and reduce the risks of strokes for pe...
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Birth Control Device Nuvaring under Review for Side Effects

Birth control pills are very annoying as they need to be taken at the same time every day for three weeks at a time.  While this is difficult for some women to handle, newer measures exist that are easier to maintain.  That was the thinking that led to the design of Nuvaring, which is a self-administered contraceptive device in the form of a...
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Medical Devices Claim To Be Safe

Portable bed rails give the impression that they will be protective. Yet according to the Biomedical Safety & Standards, bed rails actually increase injury and death. The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to demand that manufacturers stop using false advertising. Consumers have filed 525 deaths to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involving the bed rails....
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Partial Recall Issued for Medication Contaminated with Glass

A recent recall of the drug atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor, has left many consumers confused as to what they should do with the bottles of the medication they have sitting in their medicine cabinets. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, which produces the drug, have directed pharmacists not to dispense the drug because it may contain specks of glass....
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Quality of life lower for children with heart devices and parents

Researchers that are from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have studied children that either have a pacemaker (40 patients) or an implanted defibrillator (133 patients). The researchers have been assessing the patients’ quality of life compared to other children that have congenital heart disease and children that are healthy....
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL