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How to Report a Drug-Related Injury to the FDA

By Burg Simpson

While pharmaceutical drugs can save lives, they can also cause significant injuries if defectively manufactured, poorly designed, or improperly labeled. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a drug, you should not suffer in silence. It is important that you speak with a product liability attorney right away. You may also consider… Read more »

How to Report a Medical Device Injury to the FDA

By Burg Simpson

Medical devices can improve the quality of life for many people. However, defective medical devices can cause significant harm resulting in lifelong injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective medical device, it is important that you speak to a product liability attorney as soon as possible. You may also… Read more »

As Blood-Pumping Device Death Toll Reaches Five, FDA Takes Action

By Burg Simpson

On November 19, 2019, the FDA circulated its second strenuous warning to healthcare providers with respect to Getinge’s Datascope/Maquet intra-aortic balloon pump. The balloon pumps are designed to provide blood-pumping assistance to the hearts of critically ill or injured patients. However, Getinge’s pumps are battery-powered, and with that have come a barrage of reported issues… Read more »

How To Search the FDA’s Adverse Event Databases

By Burg Simpson

It is a sad fact that every day individuals suffer injuries while using products regulated by the FDA. When such injuries occur, consumers and medical providers can report these events to the FDA. Such reporting is important to allow FDA to analyze the safety of the products it regulates. Not many people know that the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Secures a $58 Million Verdict in “The Body Broker Case”

By Heidi Culbertson

Burg Simpson Secures a $58 Million Verdict in “The Body Broker Case” Ten of 21 plaintiffs who sued a now-shuttered Phoenix body donation company will be awarded $58. The trial firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC secured $58 million in compensatory & punitive damages—one of the largest civil case results in Arizona history—for families… Read more »

Who is responsible in a rear-end collision?

By Burg Simpson

Rear End Accident

Who is responsible in a rear-end collision? The scene of an accident can be chaotic. The collision itself is shocking, if not downright terrifying. Drivers immediately worry about the health of themselves and their passengers, on top the extent of the damage to their vehicle. Emotions can run high, and it is not uncommon for… Read more »

Tractor Rollover Safety Concerns Trigger John Deere Recall

By Burg Simpson

Tractor Rollover Safety Concerns Trigger John Deere Recall.    On October 31, 2019, John Deere initiated a recall of several models of its 4R Series of compact utility tractors due to rollover injury risks. According to the recall alert, support bolts securing the front cab of these tractors were torqued improperly during manufacturing. This can lead… Read more »

Use of Baclofen Linked to Encephalopathy

By Heidi Culbertson

Baclofen Linked to Encephalopathy in New Study Published in JAMA The use of Balcofen in older patients with Chronic Kidney Disease is associated with an increased risk of encephalopathy, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Baclofen is a drug that is approved by the FDA as… Read more »

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available

By Burg Simpson

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available Medical payment insurance, or “med pay” for short, is a type of insurance that provides for the payment of an injured person’s medical bills- up to a certain amount- if there has been an accident, regardless of who was at fault. Although one can purchase med-pay insurance as… Read more »

Death, Injuries Prompt Urgent Recall of CentriMag Pump and Circulatory Support Surgical Device

By Burg Simpson

On October 30, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Abbott initiated a recall of its CentriMag circulatory support system. According to the recall notice, the system consists of several components (a pump, motor, and console/screen) intended to work together to pump blood through a patient during open heart procedures. The system… Read more »

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