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Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter

Blogger Says ‘No Thanks’ to IVC Filter February 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Any patient about to be implanted with an IVC filter, or presented with a recommendation for same by their doctor, would naturally assume the procedure is necessary and unavoidable. Indeed, for many patients who can’t tolerate blood thinners the placement of this medical catcher’s mitt remains a life-sustaining strike against the potential catastrophe of a wayward blood clot.
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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Confusion and Concern February 19, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Springfield, MA: Many patients recovering from heart surgery and hip replacement surgery have an added hurdle: the risk of a life-threatening infection that may have stemmed from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler system during their operation. Even if they had surgery several years ago, there is reason to be concerned.
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Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises

Business Owners Liable for Crimes against Customers on their Premises February 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Orlando, FL It happens all the time. A customer is assaulted or robbed or injured in some way while on the premises of a business. Unfortunately, says veteran Orlando attorney Rich Newsome, many people don’t realize premises liability law> says businesses have an obligation to see that their customers are safe. And if a business fails to do so that injured customer very likely has a legitimate case for compensation.
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Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body

Nurse Lives with Bard IVC Filter tine lost in her Body February 16, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Atlanta, GA In 2012, a nurse from Atlanta was flying to San Francisco to visit her son. As the plane closed in on her destination she suddenly felt excruciating pain in her chest. Although she didn’t know it, an IVC filter in her body had fractured. By the time the plane touched down she was in extreme distress. She told her husband they needed to get to a hospital, fast!
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Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Moving Forward in MDL

Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits Moving Forward in MDL February 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
New Orleans, LA: The 800 lawsuits currently enshrouded in Taxotere hair loss multidistrict litigation are moving forward by way of updated orders and directives issued February 1 by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Plaintiffs assert that Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug, triggered Taxotere alopecia (hair loss) that has been characterized as permanent.
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Young Mother Recounts Horrid Experience with Birth Control Implant

Young Mother Recounts Horrid Experience with Birth Control Implant February 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Kenilworth, NJ: Her name is Lexi and she’s a young mother with a five-month-old baby who recounts in a YouTube video what turned out to be a horrid experience with Nexplanon birth control. Nexplanon, an implantable birth control device, is essentially the same product as Implanon birth control, only with the addition of barium sulfate to aid in locating the device for removal once the birth control device is depleted, usually after the third year.
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Endoscope Disinfection Problems Extend Beyond Devices Themselves

Endoscope Disinfection Problems Extend Beyond Devices Themselves February 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Olympus XTJF-160A Duodenoscope, part of the EVIS EXERA II 180 System, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early 2008, that approval was by way of an FDA 510(k) Clearance. In other words, the new device was deemed by the FDA to be sufficiently similar to existing devices, and thus qualified for a pass from having to engage in lengthy clinical studies or pre-market trials. Since then, endoscopes and duodenoscopes manufactured and marketed by Olympus (and other manufacturers) have been associated with endoscope infection, and have become targets of many an endoscope lawsuit.
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Federal Judge Dismisses Bravelle Lawsuit in Unusual Removal Situation

Federal Judge Dismisses Bravelle Lawsuit in Unusual Removal Situation February 14, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Chicago, IL:A federal judge has dismissed a Bravelle lawsuit against Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Bravelle infertility drug, and Stericycle, the company that over saw the Bravelle recall, after plaintiff attorneys filed a motion to send the case back to state court.
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Mesothelioma Victim Washed Late Husband’s Work Clothes

Mesothelioma Victim Washed Late Husband’s Work Clothes February 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Rochdale, UK: It’s rare, but it happens. And when it does, it’s devastating for the victim, and the victim’s family. What’s even more tragic is that Vivienne Swain, a native of the UK who resides in Rochdale, has suffered loss twice: once when her husband died from a brain disease in his early forties, and now through a diagnosis of Mesothelioma. Swain now faces the loss of her own life: there is no cure for asbestos mesothelioma. When she was diagnosed in August of 2015, she was given three years to live.
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Former Propecia Users May Have Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities

Former Propecia Users May Have Underlying Neurobiological Abnormalities February 13, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC: A recent study of men experiencing persistent sexual dysfunction after discontinuing finasteride, the active ingredient in the hair loss treatment medication Propecia, suggests there may be "underlying neurobiological abnormalities" affecting former finasteride users who experience sexual problems.
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