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HELP THAT WON’T COST YOU A DIME FOR VACCINE INJURIES By David C. Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder Undoubtedly, vaccines have been hugely beneficial to our society. They prevent most people from getting serious, and potentially deadly, illnesses such as measles, mumps, hepatitis A, and diphtheria, just to name a few. Most people who get vaccinated… Read more »

Treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease Linked with Increased Risk of Death

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease Linked with Increased Risk of Death By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate The FDA recently released a letter warning physicians about a new study linking two treatments for peripheral arterial disease– paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-coated stents– with an increased risk of death when compared to non-coated balloons or stents. In… Read more »

Getting an Autopsy: The Coroner’s Requirements and Private Autopsies

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Getting an Autopsy: The Coroner’s Requirements and Private Autopsies By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Your loved one has passed and you are full of questions. Perhaps you seek peace of mind, or perhaps you suspect that something went wrong. Regardless, you are considering having an autopsy performed. Unfortunately, the autopsy process is mysterious to… Read more »

U.S. Food & Drug Administration Issues Warning to Company for Marketing Dangerous Unapproved Stem Cell Products

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Stem Cell

By Kenneth M. Daly, Burg Simpson Associate On November 29, 2018 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) sent Genetech, Inc. a warning letter regarding the company’s processing and distribution of umbilical cord blood derived stem cell products. These products are sold by Liveyon LLC and include ReGen®5, ReGen®10, and ReGen®30, which are marketed to… Read more »

Reusable Medical Device Can Save Lives… And Spread infection

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Reusable medical device can save lives… and spread infection By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Shareholder 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… Read more »

Losing Your Job During the Holidays

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By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate 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… Read more »

Admissibility Criteria For Expert Testimony

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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 »


By Heidi Culbertson

Spinal Cord Injuries - Personal Injury Lawyer Phoenix AZ - Arizona Burg Simpson

  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

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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 Sprayology… Read more »

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