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AMBETTER LAWSUIT REGARDING LACK OF IN-NETWORK PROVIDERS

By Heidi Culbertson

Ambetter

By, David Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder AMBETTER LAWSUIT REGARDING LACK OF IN-NETWORK PROVIDERS Throughout the country, Ambetter policyholders are reporting that they are not able to find, or are having difficulty finding, medical providers that will accept Ambetter insurance. Additionally, many policyholders are reporting that they purchased the Ambetter product because they thought that their… Read more »

TERUMO MEDICAL RECALLS SURGICAL DEVICES OUT OF FEAR OF VASCULAR DAMAGE, EVEN DEATH

By Heidi Culbertson

TERUMO MEDICAL RECALLS SURGICAL DEVICES OUT OF FEAR OF VASCULAR DAMAGE, EVEN DEATH On April 26, 2019, Terumo Medical Corporation voluntarily recalled two of its surgical devices, the SoloPath Balloon Expandable TransFemoral Introducer System (STFI) and the SoloPath Re-Collapsible Access System (SR). Both devices were designed to help surgeons safely and easily introduce and/or guide… Read more »

Fire Concerns Prompt Recall of Edwards Lifesciences’ Hospital Bedside Monitoring Systems

By Burg Simpson

Medical Chart

By John Roberts, Burg Simpson Associate Fire Concerns Prompt Recall of Edwards Lifesciences’ Hospital Bedside Monitoring Systems  On March 21, 2019, Edwards Lifesciences LLC initiated a recall of its EV1000 clinical platforms. “Clinical platforms” are best characterized as the bedside computer system used to monitor a patient’s pulse and blood pressure both during and after… Read more »

Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers.

By Burg Simpson

Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers On April 11, 2019, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall of it intraluminal surgical staplers.  The surgical staplers are used in gastrointestinal tract surgeries to fire staples to create connections between structures (anastomoses).  The Ethicon surgical staplers may have been used in patients who have undergone gastrointestinal… Read more »

Burg Simpson Files Lawsuit Against Endologix For Failed AFX AAA Device

By Burg Simpson

Surgery

By Kenneth M. Daly, Burg Simpson Associate Burg Simpson Files Complaint Against Endologix For Failed AFX AAA Device On April 29, 2019, Burg Simpson filed a products liability lawsuit against Endologix, Inc. (Endologix) regarding its AFX Endovascular AAA System used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. Plaintiff alleges, that as the result of a failed AFX… Read more »

Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Upholds Trial Verdict In Favor Of Employees For Violations Of The Fair Labor Standards Act

By Heidi Culbertson

Employment Law

By Melanie S. Bailey, Burg Simpson Shareholder Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Upholds Trial Verdict In Favor Of Employees For Violations Of The Fair Labor Standards Act On April 29, 2019, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court bench trial in favor of Wyndham employees who brought a collective class action on… Read more »

Catheters Used on Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Recalled

By Burg Simpson

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Catheters Used on Infants with Congenital Heart Disease Recalled The FDA has issued a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, of two heart catheters that are used to treat infants with congenital heart disease. The Miller Balloon and Fogarty Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheters are used in some… Read more »

Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths

By Burg Simpson

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths The deaths of multiple infants have caused two manufacturers to recall their popular infant sleepers. On April 12, 2019, Fischer-Price recalled its Rock n’ Play sleepers due to over 30 infant fatalities.  On April 26, 2019, Kids II (a.k.a. Kids2) similarly… Read more »

IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUSTAINED A BIRTH INJURY

By Burg Simpson

By Janet G. Abaray, Burg Simpson Shareholder IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUSTAINED A BIRTH INJURY If your child has sustained a birth injury, you probably have a lot of questions regarding the injury and how it was caused. In this article, we hope to provide information that will answer some of your questions. What does… Read more »

Hunters Beware… Tree-Hanging Hunting Stand Can Lead to Fall

By Burg Simpson

Hunting

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate On April 11, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods is recalling a tree-hanging stand marketed for hunters. According to the CPSC’s recall notice, the Field & Stream Timberline Hang On Tree Stand poses a fall hazard, as the weld on the seat… Read more »

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