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Recent Study Suggests Endoscope Infection Escapes Even Rigorous Cleaning

Recent Study Suggests Endoscope Infection Escapes Even Rigorous Cleaning April 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Minneapolis, MN: A peek into the archives of the Nursing Times (09/21/00) provides some perspective into endoscope infection, and just how long the issue of cleaning and sterilizing endoscopes sufficiently to avoid passing infections between patients, has been a concern.
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Lead Poisoning Still Happens

Lead Poisoning Still Happens April 19, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX It was an alert physician who first noticed signs and symptoms of lead poisoning in some of her patients in Flint, Michigan. It was soon discovered water from the Flint River had corroded aging pipes causing lead to leach into the city’s water supply. Dangerous amounts of lead were slowing building up in the blood streams of Flint residents and causing health problems due to lead exposure.
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Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters?

Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters? April 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: We are just a few days beyond the one-year anniversary of the issuance, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of a Class 1 designation to the recall of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. The voluntary recall was triggered by the manufacturer the previous month, on March 22, 2016.
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$55M Personal Injury Verdict Against Honda Stands

$55M Personal Injury Verdict Against Honda Stands April 19, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: A $55 million jury verdict brought against Honda Motor Co, in 2014 will stand, according to a ruling by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The settlement resulted from a personal injury lawsuit against Honda that alleged the automotive manufacturer ignored a seat belt defect. The suit was brought by a man who claimed that defect resulted in his becoming paralyzed.
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Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure

Power Morcellation Suits Wrap Up but Doctors Still Like Procedure April 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
San Diego, CA The majority of the lawsuits brought by women who developed cancer after a power morcellator procedure to extract uterine fibroids are wrapping up usually via a settlement agreement with Johnson and Johnson.
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Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue

Man Ejected from United Airlines Seat Prepares to Sue April 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Chicago, Ill Lawyers representing Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, have filed an emergency request with a court in Chicago asking the airline to preserve all video, cockpit recordings, surveillance video, passenger and crew lists and other evidence related to the incident.
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FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM

FDA Warns Against Off Label Angioplasty Treatment Known as TVAM April 17, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Dallas, TX The FDA is taking the unusual step of calling out a specific doctor and warning people to steer clear of the use of TVAM angioplasty as a treatment for serious illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other autonomic disorders.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Victim Has Permanent Scarring in her Mouth April 17, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tampa, FL: Donna Rushing is a resident from Tampa who developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome from a medication she had been taking. While she was spared hospitalization and more serious SJS side effects that can often include massive loss of skin and life-threatening infections, her battle with Stevens Johnson skin disease was enough to cause her to lose weight, affected her eating and has left her with permanent scarring in her mouth.
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Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices

Australian Researchers Urge Sharing Data On Contaminated Medical Devices April 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Waltham, MA: Three University of Melbourne researchers have recently published a letter to the editor in the New England Journal of Medicine voicing concern that thousands of patients worldwide could be exposed to contaminated medical devices.
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Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement

Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement April 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: British tabloids have sensationalised transvaginal mesh by describing one victim’s botched surgery a “biting vagina”; an Australian Senator compares the mesh to Thalidomide as one of Australia's worst health scandals; and in the US a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is settled for $12.3 million.
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