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  • Cerebral Palsy

    The latest posts for Cerebral Palsy are listed below.
    • At What Age Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed?

      Although risk factors, such as a birth trauma, delay in performing a C-Section (Cesarean Section), anoxic or hypoxic (oxygen deprivation) event during labor, premature birth or low weight, may point to a future cerebral palsy diagnosis, symptoms and signs appear at different ages for each child. As a parent, it is important to obtain a complete diagnosis of the specific type of cerebral palsy that ...
    • Cost of Cerebral Palsy Over a Lifetime

      The parents of a child born with cerebral palsy (CP), or who develops it early in life, know the emotional toll will be significant and trying. What they may not know or anticipate is the massive financial cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Doctors and science currently consider CP to be an incurable affliction, meaning treatment or symptom abatement must continue for the entire lifespan ...

    Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices

    The latest posts for Dangerous Drugs And Medical Devices are listed below.
    • FARXIGA AND RISKS OF KIDNEY PROBLEMS

      What is Farxiga®? Farxiga® is one of a class of type II diabetes drugs called Sodium-Glucose Costransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors. SGLT-2 Inhibitors work by altering the normal kidney function so that less sugar is reabsorbed into the blood and the surplus glucose is excreted through the urine. Farxiga® received FDA approval in January of 2014. Farxiga® was originally developed by Bristol-Myers ...
    • FDA Issues Critical Letter to EpiPen for Failure to Address Product Failures

      In early September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a scathing letter to Meridian Medical Technologies rebuking the company for failing to investigate and address component and product failures in its EpiPen products. The FDA cited hundreds of customer complaints that were linked to life-threatening emergencies in which the EpiPen auto-injectors failed to operate correctly. ...
    • The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

      The 3D printing process entails building solid, three-dimensional objects from digital models, using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to build a product. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, it presents several liability questions for those injured by these products and devices. But when a doctor or hospital prints the device at ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • DePuy Orthopedics Hit with $247 Million Verdict or Metal-on-Metal Hips

      Johnson & Johnson, and its DePuy Orthopaedics division, suffered a loss in federal court in recent weeks after a jury awarded $247 million to six plaintiffs who the jury found were injured as the result of defective Pinnacle Hip implants. This is the third straight verdict against Johnson & Johnson/DePuy. DePuy manufactured and marketed these metal-on-metal hip implants that were eventually ...
    • FDA Warnings on Absorb GT1 Bioresorable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® and Adverse Cardiac Events

      In March of 2017 and again in October of 2017, the FDA sent letters to healthcare providers warning that an ongoing study involving the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® indicates an increased rate of major adverse cardiac events and an increased risk of developing blood clots in patients. WHAT IS THE ABSORB GT1 BVS®? Abbott Vascular manufactures the Absorb GT1 BVS® medical device. ...
    • A Kentucky Judge Strikes Down Medical Review Panels

      A Kentucky judge has struck down Kentucky law requiring that a panel of doctors review all medical malpractice claims prior to trial on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional. This Medical Review Panel law both went into effect and was struck down in 2017. On October 30, 2017 Judge Philip Shepherd, a Franklin Circuit Court Judge, said that the medical panel review board would not serve to ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • St. Louis Judge Upholds $110 Million Talc Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

      In May of 2017 a Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict was one of five decisions against Johnson & Johnson. The jury’s verdict was appealed by the defense who argued that the award should be thrown out due to a lack of jurisdiction in the state of Missouri. However, in late ...
    • FDA Warnings on Absorb GT1 Bioresorable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® and Adverse Cardiac Events

      In March of 2017 and again in October of 2017, the FDA sent letters to healthcare providers warning that an ongoing study involving the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)® indicates an increased rate of major adverse cardiac events and an increased risk of developing blood clots in patients. WHAT IS THE ABSORB GT1 BVS®? Abbott Vascular manufactures the Absorb GT1 BVS® medical device. ...
    • A Kentucky Judge Strikes Down Medical Review Panels

      A Kentucky judge has struck down Kentucky law requiring that a panel of doctors review all medical malpractice claims prior to trial on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional. This Medical Review Panel law both went into effect and was struck down in 2017. On October 30, 2017 Judge Philip Shepherd, a Franklin Circuit Court Judge, said that the medical panel review board would not serve to ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • How to File a Premises Liability Claim in Kentucky

      If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to pursue compensation through a premises liability claim. However, there are certain conditions that must be met. In order to prove liability, you must show that the landowner owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and directly caused your injuries. The state of Kentucky categorizes 3 types of visitors on a property: ...
    • St. Louis Judge Upholds $110 Million Talc Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

      In May of 2017 a Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict was one of five decisions against Johnson & Johnson. The jury’s verdict was appealed by the defense who argued that the award should be thrown out due to a lack of jurisdiction in the state of Missouri. However, in late ...
    • DePuy Orthopedics Hit with $247 Million Verdict or Metal-on-Metal Hips

      Johnson & Johnson, and its DePuy Orthopaedics division, suffered a loss in federal court in recent weeks after a jury awarded $247 million to six plaintiffs who the jury found were injured as the result of defective Pinnacle Hip implants. This is the third straight verdict against Johnson & Johnson/DePuy. DePuy manufactured and marketed these metal-on-metal hip implants that were eventually ...

    Product Liability

    The latest posts for Product Liability are listed below.
    • St. Louis Judge Upholds $110 Million Talc Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

      In May of 2017 a Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict was one of five decisions against Johnson & Johnson. The jury’s verdict was appealed by the defense who argued that the award should be thrown out due to a lack of jurisdiction in the state of Missouri. However, in late ...
    • FDA Issues Critical Letter to EpiPen for Failure to Address Product Failures

      In early September 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a scathing letter to Meridian Medical Technologies rebuking the company for failing to investigate and address component and product failures in its EpiPen products. The FDA cited hundreds of customer complaints that were linked to life-threatening emergencies in which the EpiPen auto-injectors failed to operate correctly. ...
    • The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices

      The 3D printing process entails building solid, three-dimensional objects from digital models, using an additive process in which successive layers of material are assembled on top of one another to build a product. As 3D printing becomes more commonplace, it presents several liability questions for those injured by these products and devices. But when a doctor or hospital prints the device at ...
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