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  • Defective Drugs: Are You Afraid of Your Medication?
    Mar-15-09 Minneapolis, MN With the recent focus on defective drugs and drug recalls, you can be forgiven for hesitating for a moment before you take your medication. After all, lately it seems as though it is not a case of IF a drug will be recalled, but WHEN the recall will occur. Bad drugs have been in the news a lot—from overdoses of active ingredients to te...
  • Attorney Kenneth Suggs Wins $4.4 Million for Grieving Family
    Feb-21-09 Columbia, S.C. Exactly one year after a little 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy died from complications, a jury ordered the Piedmont Medical Centre in South Carolina to pay $4.4 million in damages to her grieving family. "If the medical malpractice award in this case seems large it's because the damages to the child in this case were horrendous," says...
  • Tainted Heparin: The FDA Let You Down
    Feb-18-09 Washington, DC It is thought that in the aftermath of the tainted heparin scandal, a total of 83 people lost their lives, linked to tainted heparin from China. One of those deaths may have been that of an eight-month-old baby. Julien Oryschaks died on November 19th, 2007. The baby's parents think contaminated heparin played a role in their infant son's...
  • Defective Products Rattle Safety Advocates
    Jan-19-09 Washington DC Defective products provide continuing frustration for consumers, in tandem with manufacturers of goods that continue to look towards the lower labor costs associated with manufacturing overseas. Poor quality often results, and consumer safety is often put at risk. Defective product personal injury cannot only be frustrating, it can also be...
  • Eli Lilly Set to Accept $1.4 Billion Whistleblower Settlement
    Jan-18-09 Washington, DC To say that a whistleblower cost a major pharmaceutical company $1.4 billion detracts from the value of whistle blowing as a major support protecting the safety and interests of consumers. How else might we have known about the alleged wrongdoings of Big Pharma giant Eli Lilly with regard to the marketing of Zyprexa? Whistleblowers perform...
  • Heparin in the Top Ten
    Jan-14-09 Los Angeles, CA Of all the medical mishaps and mistakes, recalls and reports of 2008, heparin contamination has to be in the top ten. The blood-thinning drug that was found to be tainted by it Chinese manufacturer allegedly caused hundreds of injuries and at least 20 deaths in the US and more than 80 serious adverse events in Germany. Add to that the Foo...
  • Semi Truck Accidents are Nightmares on Wheels
    Dec-15-08 Kansas City, MI Semi truck accidents add new meaning to the phrase, "go big or go home." Not only is a trucking accident that involves a big rig massive in sheer size, but also massive in scope with regard to the carnage that can ensue. And to be fair to the trucking industry, it's not always the fault of the truck driver. The problem is that with so man...
  • Five ETHEX Drug Recalls "Excessive"
    Dec-14-08 Bullhead City, AZ When Fletcher W. received a notification that his medication, made by ETHEX Corporation, was recalled, he realized that his chest pain had been caused by the isosorbide mononitrate he was taking. Like many people who were put at risk of an ETHEX Corporation drug overdose, Fletcher suffered some side effects from his medication. Luckily...
  • Tainted Heparin Verified as Cause for Adverse Reactions by CDC
    Dec-5-08 Atlanta, GA Even though contaminated heparin has been in the headlines for a year now, a case-control study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the respected health organization based in Atlanta, finally confirms via a published report something we know all too well: tainted heparin, and syringes used to deliver the drug, have played...
  • Wrongful Death in Iowa Could Multiply
    Nov-27-08 Glenwood, IA In a copyrighted story appearing yesterday in the Des Moines Register, an Iowa mother is accusing a State-run home for the disabled of wrongful death , and indicated that she will be seeking a wrongful death attorney to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. For now, Georgette Alexander is grieving over the loss of her son. What complicates the...
  • Taking Stock of Morgan Keegan Stock Crisis
    Nov-24-08 Memphis, TN Just imagine that investing in Morgan Keegan investment funds was like buying a car or a toaster. If your wheels break down under warranty, you take the clunker back to the dealer. If the toaster fails to work, you take it back to the store. Those hit with a Morgan Keegan stock crisis are dealing with more than something akin to a lemon on wh...
  • Kugel Mesh Manufacturer Receives FDA Warning Letter
    Nov-7-08 Rockville, MD Based on all the problems patients have experienced with the Kugel Mesh hernia patch it should come as no surprise that the maker of the patch, C.R. Bard, recently received a warning letter concerning its plant in Puerto Rico. Of course, that is the plant at which the Kugel Mesh patches are manufactured. The letter, dated July 22, 2008,...
  • The Whistleblower and the Voting Machine
    Oct-27-08 Washington, DC With one of the most important Presidential elections in US history mere days away, concern is resurfacing over the integrity of voting machines and the potential for tampering, according to two whistleblowers . Indeed, there has been a lot of whistleblowing going on with regard to one of the most closely guarded freedoms inherent with demo...
  • Recalled Kugel Mesh Implanted Months After Recall
    Aug-23-08 Virginia Beach, VA A product recall is only as good as the capacity to reach those with the power, and the responsibility to respond. If the message doesn't get through, the result can be a recalled product like the Kugel Mesh Hernia patch continuing to be used, with the potential for serious injury . That's what allegedly happened to Judith Coyne, a...
  • The FDA Guerillas of Wonky DrugWonks - Part II
    Aug-15-08 Continued from Aug-12-08 The tribe of Guerillas operating a Big Pharma public relations firm under cover of the Center for Public Integrity in Medicine may soon be on the path to extinction and the blogs on DrugWonks by the two out-of-control top bananas will likely be cause. Former FDA officials from the Bush Administration organized this industry fun...
  • Mother Died just days after Heparin Injection
    Jul-31-08 Minneapolis, MN Around November 2006 Michelle's mother checked herself into hospital complaining of a pain in her leg and kidney area. She walked into hospital on her own two feet, yet just a few days later she passed away. Her medical records state she was given Heparin and Maureen believes it was from a tainted batch. "When my mother complained abou...
  • "Ortho Evra Patch Put Me into the High Risk Category"
    Jul-23-08 Geneva, IL "I started wearing the Ortho Evra Patch in November, 2006 and just a few months later, I had sharp chest pains," says Gina. "I was so worried that I called my doctor; at first she thought I had pneumonia or pleurisy—was I misdiagnosed." By March Gina couldn't even breathe lying down; she could only sleep by sitting in a chair. "It was a r...
  • Daughter Investigates Father's Railroad Death
    Jul-18-08 Alexandria, VA Rosemary Miranda's father was a railroad worker and he died of carcinoma of the lung. She is trying to reconstruct his life and death through official documents, brief memories and family stories. The statue of limitations has long run out on the 1961 death but Rosemary is still hoping for some form of compensation. "I was in an orphan...
  • Truck Driver Lucky to be Alive
    Jul-15-08 San Francisco, CA The details of David's truck accident remain so vivid that he remembers everything right down to the minute. At 57 years old and a driver since 1970, this is the only major accident he has had. "It was March 26, 2008," he recalls, "at 11:35 a.m. I was driving along the Caltrans [California Department of Transportation], heading south...
  • Wayne Cohen: Flying Golf Balls Can Cost You More Than an Extra Stroke on Your Game
    Jul-11-08 Washington DC Lawyer and golfer Wayne Cohen readily admits to having hit a wild shot or two, that ended up on the wrong fairway, or went hurtling off in the wrong direction. "Yes, that does happen!" he confesses. A Washington, DC personal injury lawyer, from the firm Cohen and Cohen P.C., he says it was about six years ago that the firs...
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