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  • FDA Class 1 Recall of J&J/Ethicon Surgical Staplers
    FDA Class 1 Recall of J&J/Ethicon Surgical Staplers

    The FDA has issued a Class I Recall for surgical staplers made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. Surgical staplers are devices used for tissue closure. Surgical staplers are an alternative to nylon ...

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  • Allergan Textured Breast Implants Have Been Linked to Cancer
    Allergan Textured Breast Implants Have Been Linked to Cancer

    In July of 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Allergan recall all of its Biocell textured breast implants after reports of breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell ...

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  • Over 30% of Severe Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Misdiagnosis
    Over 30% of Severe Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Misdiagnosis

    A study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researched a decade of medical malpractice claims that ended in a patients’ permanent injury or death. Their investigation revealed that ...

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  • Half of All Injury-Causing Medical Mistakes are Preventable, Reports Medical Journal
    Half of All Injury-Causing Medical Mistakes are Preventable, Reports Medical Journal

    Information published in medical journal The BMJ revealed the prevalence of avoidable, harmful mistakes that occur during patient treatment — approximately 50% of incidents were determined to be ...

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  • Surgical Stapler and Surgical Staple Injuries
    Surgical Stapler and Surgical Staple Injuries

    The FDA has recently announced a safety review of surgical staplers. On March 8, 2019, the FDA sent medical providers a letter alerting them of the risks of the devices as well as safety ...

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  • Tort Reform Strikes Back: The Push for a Constitutional Amendment
    Tort Reform Strikes Back: The Push for a Constitutional Amendment

    On December 13, 2018, Senator Ralph Alvarado prefiled a bill for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 regular session proposing to amend the Kentucky State Constitution to allow laws that limit tort ...

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