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Reusable Medical Device Can Save Lives… And Spread infection

By Heidi Culbertson

Reusable medical device can save lives… and spread infection. The FDA issued interim results of an ongoing, mandated post-market surveillance studies in order to “inform patients, hospitals and health care facilities of higher-than-expected contamination rates with duodenoscopes after processing.”  But what does that mean? Duodenoscopes Duodenoscopes are a very complex type endoscopic device, that is,… Read more »

Losing Your Job During the Holidays

By Heidi Culbertson

The holiday season is not a joyous time of year for everyone. Oftentimes, companies decide to make changes to their business practices at the end of the year, and unfortunately those changes can mean laying-off employees. Company lay-offs are tough enough, but they can also become very complicated when issues regarding non-compete agreements and severance… Read more »

Admissibility Criteria For Expert Testimony

By Heidi Culbertson

Janet G. Abaray, the Managing Shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Ohio office has co-authored an article with her colleague, David C. Harman, an Associate at the firm, about admissibility criteria for expert testimony. As plaintiff lawyers, Abaray and Harman know that they bear the burden of proof and persuasion in every case they handle. In their… Read more »

Lemtrada Linked To Stroke and Tears In Artery Linings

By Heidi Culbertson

On November 29, 2018, FDA issued a safety announcement warning that multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada has been linked to cases of stroke and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck. These serious injuries can lead to permanent disability and death. Given the nature of these risks, FDA has announced that… Read more »

MEDICAL DEVICE RECALLED DUE TO CONTAMINATION RISK

By Heidi Culbertson

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  Medical Device Recalled Due to Contamination Risk. Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has recalled several spinal fusion and implantable bone growth stimulators due to a lack of adequate assurance that these devices were clean and free of bacteria and chemical residue. The specific medical devices subject to this recall include: Osteogen Implantable Bone Growth… Read more »

Sprayology Recalls Oral Sprays Due to Microbial Contamination

By Burg Simpson

On October 9, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced that Sprayology is recalling 22 different homeopathic oral sprays due to potential microbial contamination. Sprayology markets these products as relieving an assortment of ailments, from jet lag to acne to sleeping problems. A list of the affected sprays can be found here. FDA Recall Notice… Read more »

Failure Reports Associated with ATTUNE Total Knee Systems Continue to Mount

By Burg Simpson

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DePuy’s ATTUNE Total Knee System is reportedly failing at unusually high rates, requiring patients to undergo painful and complicated revision surgeries. According to a 2017 article published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, a review of three hospital databases found unexpectedly high reports of implant failures in patients that had received the ATTUNE Total Knee… Read more »

Space Heaters from Vornado Air Recalled in Response to Overheating Concerns

By Burg Simpson

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On August 22, 2018, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of the VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters manufactured by Vornado Air in response to 19 reports of the heaters catching on fire. The heaters can overheat while in use, causing significant fire and burn hazards. One such instance led to a fire… Read more »

Valsartan Recall Continues to Expand and FDA Addresses Cancer Risk

By Burg Simpson

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On August 20, FDA announced that yet another manufacturer of Valsartan-containing products, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, was recalling certain lots of its drugs following FDA testing that revealed contamination with NDMA – a known cancer causing agent. View the Expanded Recall Announcement Here Torrent Pharmaceuticals’s Valsartan products can now be counted among the more than 50… Read more »

Good Weather Brings Out the Cyclists

By Burg Simpson

Bicyclist Accident – Personal Injury Lawyer in Cincinnati – Burg Simpson Ohio

During these summer months, Ohioans and Kentuckians are leaving their cars and trucks behind for their commute and jumping on their bicycles. Sadly, that also translates into a greater risk of injury, and even death, in an accident with a motor vehicle. Nationwide, more people are cycling to work than ever before, with the country… Read more »

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