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LeMaitre Over the Wire Embolectomy Catheter Recalled

By Burg Simpson

catheter

The FDA announced this week that LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. is recalling over 49,000 of its Over the Wire Embolectomy Catheters that were distributed from November 7, 2014 to March 5, 2020. The LeMaitre Over the Wire Embolectomy Catheter is used to surgically remove either a blood clot, fat, or other material that has lodged in a… Read more »

Unique Requirements of Medical Malpractice Cases

By Burg Simpson

medical malpractice

Medical negligence cases are typically more complex than other types of personal injury cases. The complexity is due to both the nature of the case—medical care and medicine are extremely intricate subjects—and the unique procedural requirements that are not found in other negligence cases, such as the need for a “certificate of merit” and at… Read more »

Numerous Cleaning Supplies Recalled Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirements, Child Injury Reported

By Burg Simpson

soap

During the current pandemic, soaps, disinfectants, and other cleaning supplies are in high demand and have flown off the shelves. Because of the lack of availability, many people have begun making their own soaps and cleaning products at home. Alarmingly, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that numerous cleaning supply products used to make… Read more »

How to Protect Your Legal Rights During a Pandemic

By Burg Simpson

coronavirus COVID-19

During the current pandemic, people are rightfully focused on their health and safety. While much attention is being placed on the news and the latest developments regarding COVID-19, if you suffered a personal injury before or during the outbreak, you cannot delay pursuing your legal rights. The laws of each state provide a limited window… Read more »

Burg Simpson Investigates Reports of Serious Eye Damage Associated with Elmiron

By Burg Simpson

retina scan, retinal damage

Recent scientific studies have linked the medication Elmiron to vision-threatening eye damage. Elmiron is a drug that is supposed to treat bladder pain and discomfort from a condition known as interstitial cystitis. Unlike more common pain relievers that are taken as needed when pain arises, this drug must be taken multiple times a day on… Read more »

What Compensation Can I Get in a Medical Malpractice Case?

By Burg Simpson

medical malpractice claim

If you are the victim of malpractice, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. To determine what constitutes just compensation for your injuries, an experienced medical negligence attorney will evaluate your “damages.” In medical malpractice cases, the law separates damages into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Economic Damages If you have been… Read more »

Flying Fan Blades Lead to Recall of Harbor Breeze Fans Sold at Lowe’s

By Burg Simpson

fan blades

Following numerous reports of injuries from flying fan blades, Fanim Industries is recalling its 48-inch Harbor Breeze Santa Ana ceiling fans. The recall is expansive. It affects around 70,000 ceiling fans sold exclusively at Lowe’s around the country and online between May 2014 and January 2016. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the manufacturer… Read more »

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Drop Autopsy Requirement: Are Patients at Risk?

By Burg Simpson

autopsy

It may seem counterintuitive, but autopsies are an important part of patient safety. As described by Dr. Justin Rueckert, “The autopsy plays a vital role in quality assurance by providing education and feedback to clinicians” regarding the accuracy of their diagnoses, the efficacy of the treatment used, and the complications they encounter. Despite this vital… Read more »

Abbott Vascular Pulling Catheters from Market after Reported Death

By Burg Simpson

coronary catheter

Surgeons performing heart procedures often rely on what are called “coronary dilatation catheters” to open clogged blood vessels and improve blood flow to the heart. The catheters are supposed to operate by inflating a balloon within the coronary artery. The balloon’s expansion allows a surgeon to place a stent and restores blood flow in a… Read more »

Who Pays for Medical Bills Following a Car Accident?

By Burg Simpson

car accident personal injury

The days, weeks, and months after an auto collision can be overwhelming. If you have suffered serious injuries and are receiving medical treatment, it does not take long for medical bills to start accumulating. This may beg the question of who is responsible for paying these bills. The at-fault driver is ultimately responsible for the… Read more »

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