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Members of Congress Demand New Investigation in Morcellator Scandal

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Temporarily setting aside partisan politics to pursue the common goal of protecting Americans from highly dangerous medical practices, 12 members of Congress recently demanded that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate a gynecological surgical device that spreads cancer in an alarming percentage of women. In the words of the letter’s authors, which include Representative… Read more »

When Surgery Leaves Patients Worse Off, Malpractice Suits Ensue

By Burg Simpson

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While the legal ins and outs of malpractice can involve complicated medical and legal issues, the bottom line is easy to understand. When doctors and other medical professionals unnecessarily harm instead of help patients, these patients deserve to be compensated. Similarly, when a doctor’s carelessness causes death, family members shouldn’t suffer financially in addition to… Read more »

Will New Warnings Protect Victims from Morcellator Injuries?

By Burg Simpson

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Among the more appalling medical controversies in the past few years is the power morcellator scandal. This surgical technique involves the use of a power tool that can actually spread cancer in certain instances. Morcellators have been widely used as a minimally invasive procedure to remove uterine fibroids, which are growths that some women develop… Read more »

Burg Simpson Announces $56.9 Million Yaz Arterial Thrombosis Settlement

By Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., announced Monday that Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Bayer”) has agreed to pay $56,900,000 to resolve the claims of approximately 1,300 women who suffered Arterial Thrombotic Events (“ATE”), such as strokes and heart attacks, after using Bayer’s drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives (Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Beyaz and Safyral) without admitting… Read more »

Increased Newborn Screening in Colorado May Cut Infant Mortality

By Burg Simpson

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For most parents, the day on which their child was born ranks as one of the happiest moments of their lives. Some parents never experience the elation of a healthy baby, however, with medical complications arising immediately during or right after labor. These parents frequently experience an emotional roller coaster and feel that their newborns’… Read more »

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