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May 2015 Archives

ATV injuries can be compensable

Riding all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, and their hybrids can be fun, but the use of these vehicles is not without risk, particularly when the product turns out to be defective. Since October 2014, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced four recalls of amphibious vehicles and ATVs. Victims who sustained injuries as a result of vehicle defects may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses.

ATV injuries can be compensable

ATV Mini DS Photo.jpgRiding all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, and their hybrids can be fun, but the use of these vehicles is not without risk, particularly when the product turns out to be defective. Since October 2014, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced four recalls of amphibious vehicles and ATVs. Victims who sustained injuries as a result of vehicle defects may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses.

Risperdal settlement occurs amid growing litigation

Risperdal lawsuits continue to be filed in regard to the antipsychotic drug's side effects to male patients. Meanwhile, several defendants, including Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Risperdal (risperidone), agreed May 18 to pay the State of Arkansas nearly $7.8 million to settle litigation in regard to the marketing of the drug. The agreement is contained in a May 18 order handed down by the state's Sixth Division Circuit Court of Pulaski County.

Risperdal settlement occurs amid growing litigation

Risperdal lawsuits continue to be filed in regard to the antipsychotic drug's side effects to male patients. Meanwhile, several defendants, including Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Risperdal (risperidone), agreed May 18 to pay the State of Arkansas nearly $7.8 million to settle litigation in regard to the marketing of the drug. The agreement is contained in a May 18 order handed down by the state's Sixth Division Circuit Court of Pulaski County.

How will liability work in the age of driverless vehicles?

Texas law doesn't currently allow or prevent driverless cars or trucks on the road. The day is said to be coming, though, when the law will have to change. State lawmakers would actually like to do something about that right now, but a measure on the table is facing some opposition and has stalled. Observers expect the issue to resurface again in the future.

How will liability work in the age of driverless vehicles?

Texas law doesn't currently allow or prevent driverless cars or trucks on the road. The day is said to be coming, though, when the law will have to change. State lawmakers would actually like to do something about that right now, but a measure on the table is facing some opposition and has stalled. Observers expect the issue to resurface again in the future.

FDA issues ketoacidosis warning for 3 diabetes drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 15 issued a warning about the use of three medicines that have been used in the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. The drugs Invokana (canagliflozin), Farxiga (dapagliflozin) and Jardiance (empagliflozin) "may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization," according to the agency.

FDA issues ketoacidosis warning for 3 diabetes drugs

Diabetes_.gifThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 15 issued a warning about the use of three medicines that have been used in the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. The drugs Invokana (canagliflozin), Farxiga (dapagliflozin) and Jardiance (empagliflozin) "may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization," according to the agency.

Medical scopes linked to serious superbugs

The makers of medical scopes that are used to evaluate and to treat problems in the bile and pancreatic ducts turned down invitations to speak at a medical device safety panel discussion that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held May 14. Meanwhile, the FDA continues to investigate the link between the use of these reprocessed devices, known as duodenoscopes, and the emergence of potentially fatal superbugs.

Medical scopes linked to serious superbugs

The makers of medical scopes that are used to evaluate and to treat problems in the bile and pancreatic ducts turned down invitations to speak at a medical device safety panel discussion that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration held May 14. Meanwhile, the FDA continues to investigate the link between the use of these reprocessed devices, known as duodenoscopes, and the emergence of potentially fatal superbugs.

If a device used off-label causes harm, is the maker responsible?

One of the intriguing things about the law is that it often plays catch up. Rules and regulations sometimes are passed to mitigate possible harm from dangerous devices. But then people come up with new ways to put them to use.

If a device used off-label causes harm, is the maker responsible?

One of the intriguing things about the law is that it often plays catch up. Rules and regulations sometimes are passed to mitigate possible harm from dangerous devices. But then people come up with new ways to put them to use.

Women's health issues incorporate drug safety

The 16th Annual National Women's Health Week is being observed this week. An observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the special week began on Mother's Day and will run through Saturday. Although improving women's health is the fundamental objective, this observance happens to occur when a lot of women are focusing on risks linked to the use of certain drugs.

Women's health issues incorporate drug safety

The 16th Annual National Women's Health Week is being observed this week. An observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the special week began on Mother's Day and will run through Saturday. Although improving women's health is the fundamental objective, this observance happens to occur when a lot of women are focusing on risks linked to the use of certain drugs.

Concerns about fluoroquinolones and peripheral neuropathy

There is rising concern in the medical scientific community about a perceived relationship between the use of fluoroquinolone drugs and the onset of a form of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. In the meantime, attorneys who handle pharmaceutical injury cases are investigating the claims of fluoroquinolone patients who want to know whether they are entitled to compensation for a peripheral neuropathy diagnosis.

Concerns about fluoroquinolones and peripheral neuropathy

There is rising concern in the medical scientific community about a perceived relationship between the use of fluoroquinolone drugs and the onset of a form of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. In the meantime, attorneys who handle pharmaceutical injury cases are investigating the claims of fluoroquinolone patients who want to know whether they are entitled to compensation for a peripheral neuropathy diagnosis.

Doctors, nurses, warned about dangers of overused IV device

You may have never had an IV line stuck into you, but if you've ever watched a TV network medical show you probably are familiar with the device. It's the needle and tube that is often used in a hospital or clinical setting in order to gain access to a patient's blood system.

Doctors, nurses, warned about dangers of overused IV device

You may have never had an IV line stuck into you, but if you've ever watched a TV network medical show you probably are familiar with the device. It's the needle and tube that is often used in a hospital or clinical setting in order to gain access to a patient's blood system.

Health insurer reacts to power morcellation cancer risk

Several hospitals and health insurance companies have decided not to cover a procedure intended to treat uterine fibroids because of its suspected risk of spreading cancer. One of those firms, Aetna, partially backed out Tuesday, insisting that doctors take an approval step before they perform the operation.

Health insurer reacts to power morcellation cancer risk

Several hospitals and health insurance companies have decided not to cover a procedure intended to treat uterine fibroids because of its suspected risk of spreading cancer. One of those firms, Aetna, partially backed out Tuesday, insisting that doctors take an approval step before they perform the operation.

FDA refuses expanded use of Xarelto as lawsuits climb

The maker of the anticoagulant Xarelto requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expand the drug's approved uses, and the FDA declined the request. The agency's rejection earlier this year happened as the number of Xarelto victims, some of whom have been represented by the product liability attorneys at Reich & Binstock, has continued to climb.

FDA refuses expanded use of Xarelto as lawsuits climb

The maker of the anticoagulant Xarelto requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expand the drug's approved uses, and the FDA declined the request. The agency's rejection earlier this year happened as the number of Xarelto victims, some of whom have been represented by the product liability attorneys at Reich & Binstock, has continued to climb.

What does it mean if a medical device is recalled?

The bionic man came to life on network television back in 1973. That's when "The Six Million Dollar Man" first aired. Astronaut Steve Austin, critically injured in a test flight crash, was rebuilt using various medical devices and implants that made him faster, stronger, better.

What does it mean if a medical device is recalled?

The bionic man came to life on network television back in 1973. That's when "The Six Million Dollar Man" first aired. Astronaut Steve Austin, critically injured in a test flight crash, was rebuilt using various medical devices and implants that made him faster, stronger, better.

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