Articles from Burg Simpson

Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers.

By Burg Simpson

Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers On April 11, 2019, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall of it intraluminal surgical staplers.  The surgical staplers are used in gastrointestinal tract surgeries to fire staples to create connections between structures (anastomoses).  The Ethicon surgical staplers may have been used in patients who have undergone gastrointestinal… Read more »

Florida 2019 Legislation Involving Associations

By Burg Simpson

Florida State Capitol Building

According to the Tampa Bay Times, only about 10% of the 1,861 bills filed during the 2019 legislative session passed. This was slightly fewer than last year and the lowest number of bills passed in Florida in twenty years. For homeowners’ and community associations, the session was a busy one, with at least eight separate… Read more »

Burg Simpson Files Lawsuit Against Endologix For Failed AFX AAA Device

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Surgery

By Kenneth M. Daly, Burg Simpson Associate Burg Simpson Files Complaint Against Endologix For Failed AFX AAA Device On April 29, 2019, Burg Simpson filed a products liability lawsuit against Endologix, Inc. (Endologix) regarding its AFX Endovascular AAA System used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. Plaintiff alleges, that as the result of a failed AFX… Read more »

Catheters Used on Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Recalled

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By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Catheters Used on Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Recalled The FDA has issued a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, of two heart catheters that are used to treat infants with congenital heart disease. The Miller Balloon and Fogarty Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheters are used in some… Read more »

Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths

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By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths The deaths of multiple infants have caused two manufacturers to recall their popular infant sleepers. On April 12, 2019, Fischer-Price recalled its Rock n’ Play sleepers due to over 30 infant fatalities.  On April 26, 2019, Kids II (a.k.a. Kids2) similarly… Read more »

Florida House Bill 911 and Senate Bill 1246

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florida hb911

Currently pending in the Florida Legislature are two bills that should be of particular interest to Florida property owners, especially condominium associations, homeowner associations and single family home owners.  If passed and signed into law, House Bill 911 and Senate Bill 1246 would overhaul Florida’s construction defect notice and opportunity to repair statute, Chapter 558…. Read more »

IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUSTAINED A BIRTH INJURY

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By Janet G. Abaray, Burg Simpson Shareholder IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUSTAINED A BIRTH INJURY If your child has sustained a birth injury, you probably have a lot of questions regarding the injury and how it was caused. In this article, we hope to provide information that will answer some of your questions. What does… Read more »

Hunters Beware… Tree-Hanging Hunting Stand Can Lead to Fall

By Burg Simpson

Hunting

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate On April 11, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods is recalling a tree-hanging stand marketed for hunters. According to the CPSC’s recall notice, the Field & Stream Timberline Hang On Tree Stand poses a fall hazard, as the weld on the seat… Read more »

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