Feb 4, 2019

Why the FDA’s “Transformative” Changes Will Amount to More of the Same

By |February 4th, 2019|Legal News|

Imagine discovering that severe respiratory distress was a side effect of a small device implanted in the top of the spine to relieve pain. After Kathleen Yaremchuk, an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor had to perform an emergency tracheotomy on one patient with the implant to save her life, she and her colleagues reviewed the records of 260 patients implanted with the device at Henry Ford Hospital, and found that a significant [...]

Jun 29, 2018

Abbot Recalls HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device Over Possible Malfunction Risk

By |June 29th, 2018|Legal News|

Abbott Laboratories, a world-renowned health care medical technology company, has issued a recall for the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricle Assist Device. The heart device has been used extensively at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals to assist patients with heart failure issues. As Abbott has informed doctors and medical professionals worldwide, the problems associated with the HeartMate 3 can potentially lead to significantly reduced blood flow or clotting. The company’s press release reveals [...]

Jun 15, 2017

Watch The Full investigation on Friday, June 16th

By |June 15th, 2017|Dangerous Drugs, Legal News|

"It's immoral. It's unethical. And it just has to be stopped." Insys Therapeutics made millions off of patients suffering chronic pain. Their deceptive marketing practices for Subsys, a fentanyl opioid spray meant only for cancer patients, was prescribed to people throughout the country, who became addicted to the powerful drug. 9 Investigates looked into this story more, and interviewed Randy Hood, partner at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, for the piece. We invite [...]

May 18, 2017

Understanding Damage Awards in Catastrophic South Carolina Injury Cases

By |May 18th, 2017|Catastrophic Injury, Legal News|

Catastrophic injuries are generally defined as life-altering injuries in which the victim’s quality of life will be forever changed. They usually involve high medical fees just to stabilize the patient’s medical condition. After the victim’s health has reached maximal improvement, the patient normally requires continuous medical care in order to function, or has to live the rest of his/her life with a severe and permanent disability. Examples of catastrophic injuries include: A traumatic [...]

May 3, 2017

Sorin Heater Cooler Devices Putting the Lives of Patients at Risk

By |May 3rd, 2017|Legal News|

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has informed hospitals and doctors that they must disclose that certain cardiology devices used during heart surgery are exposing patients to serious health dangers. The risks include infections, muscle aches, loss of weight, night sweats, tiredness, and fever that cannot be explained. These infections can be life threatening. The main device that is causing health alarms is the LivaNova PLC Stöckert 3T heater-cooler device. LivaNova [...]

Sep 8, 2016

The Takata Airbag Fiasco Isn’t Over: Why Automakers Are Selling New Cars with Known Defects

By |September 8th, 2016|Defective Products, Legal News|

The Takata Corporation was at the heart of one of the largest recalls in history when information surfaced that the airbag manufacturer had fudged data on safety reports to automakers. The faulty airbag inflators installed in most cars, can explode with excessive force and spray metal shrapnel. Takata’s actions are suspected to have caused at least 13 deaths and over 100 injuries globally. So far, the recall has affected nearly 100 million inflators. [...]

May 12, 2016

Toshiba Recalls 100,000 Laptop Batteries Because of Fire Risk

By |May 12th, 2016|Legal News|

If you’re reading this on a Toshiba laptop, shut down your computer immediately and remove your battery. Your laptop can function off the charger without the battery in place, and you may have just saved yourself from painful burns – or, in a worst-case scenario, shrapnel injuries and a house fire. Toshiba announced a recall in January, but the US Consumer Product Safety Commission boosted concern in late March after complaints of melting [...]

Nov 30, 2015

Doctors Say Kids Have Higher Cancer Risk from Mobile Device Radiation

By |November 30th, 2015|Defective Products, Legal News|

The American Academy of Pediatrics wrote a letter in late August addressing both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, urging both agencies to adopt new standards regarding cell phone radiation. The letter highlights some shocking facts about cell phone radiation and what that means for our children. Today reports, “Earlier this year 190 independent scientists representing 39 countries (including the United States) appealed to global health organization to strengthen [...]

Oct 22, 2015

Neurosurgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

By |October 22nd, 2015|Legal News, Press (RSS Feed Footer)|

Neurosurgery is one of the most delicate and difficult forms of surgery there is. Because so much is unknown about the brain, even an easily fixed error during the procedure could lead to irreparable damage in one person but not in another. It is one of the reasons why neurosurgeons are sued for malpractice more than any other specialty. However, there is a difference between medical malpractice and acceptable risk, and brain surgery [...]

Sep 22, 2015

Defective Medical Devices – Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits in South Carolina

By |September 22nd, 2015|Legal News, Medical Devices|

As the population of South Carolina population and the rest of the United States ages, health issues such as the deterioration of the hip joint become more common. People experience pain and stiffness in the hip and difficulty walking, which can often lead to the need for hip replacement surgery. A surgeon takes an artificial hip device and implants it into the body of the patient fusing it to the bone and replacing [...]

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