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Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

By Burg Simpson

Brachial plexus birth injuries

Including Erb’s Palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy, and Global Palsy While childbirth is safer than ever, birth injuries can still occur. This article discuses one such injury: brachial plexus injury. According to studies, brachial plexus injuries occur in 2-5 out of 1,000 births. What is the brachial plexus? As you know, the brain controls the rest of… Read more »

Burg Simpson Shareholders Published in “Trial Magazine”

By Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson Shareholders Published in “Trial Magazine” Burg Simpson shareholders Janet Abaray and David Harman were recently published in the January 2020 issue of Trial magazine. In 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court decided Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht, which provided clarity on the difficult standard drug makers must meet to prove the affirmative… Read more »

Ohio Homeowners: Here’s what you should know if you purchased a Defective House or Condo

By Burg Simpson

Ohio construction defects

Ohio has four cities in the nation’s top-20 hottest housing markets—more than any state—according to the latest Realtor.com rankings. These rankings are based on how quickly homes sell and how frequently real estate listings are viewed on Realtor.com. Ohio is not just a hot real estate market for single-family housing; construction of new condos and… Read more »

Pre-Existing Injuries: What They Are and How They Can Affect Your Case

By Burg Simpson

pre-existing injury personal injury lawyers

What is a pre-existing injury? If you have been injured in an accident, the existence of a pre-existing injury can have a serious effect on your legal claims. As the name would suggest, a pre-existing injury is one that existed before the accident or injury in question. For example: In April 2019, James fell off… Read more »

Homeowners Beware of Potential Construction Defects in Ohio

By Burg Simpson

Ohio construction defect litigation

With Ohio’s population increasing at a steady pace, construction is booming. In 2019 alone, over $4 billion in new construction projects have started, $1.4 billion in residential construction alone. Unfortunately, with construction demand soaring and developers trying to keep up, there is a shortage of skilled labor. When that occurs, the quality of construction tends… Read more »

Infant Falls and Skull Fractures Trigger Recall of GE Baby Beds

By Burg Simpson

GE baby beds

On December 17, 2019, the FDA alerted the public that GE Healthcare initiated a recall of its Giraffe Incubator, Giraffe OmniBed, and their accompanying care stations in response to several reports of infants falling from the products and sustaining serious injuries. The expansive recall affects 22,691 units manufactured between April 2008 and September 2019. The… Read more »

As Breathing Difficulties Continue to Be Linked to Gabapentinoids, FDA Takes Action

By Burg Simpson

gabapentin pills

On December 19, 2019, the FDA warned the public of the association between gabapentinoid use and severe breathing difficulties. An FDA evaluation has revealed patients with pre-existing respiratory risk factors who use gabapentin or pregabalin may experience serious breathing difficulties. The respiratory risk factors of concern include old age, lung problems such as chronic obstructive… Read more »

Medtronic Recalls Drug Infusion Pump due to Permanent Stalling

By Burg Simpson

Medtronic implantable drug infusion pump

On December 13, 2019, Medtronic circulated a letter warning healthcare providers of a stalling issue with the Synchromed II, an implantable drug infusion pump manufactured and distributed by the firm. The infusion pumps are used in combination with a catheter to deliver specific prescribed drugs into a patient’s body in a controlled manner. However, Medtronic… Read more »

Surly Bike Racks Recalled After Reports of Serious Injuries Including Fractured Vertebra

By Burg Simpson

bike rack

Following numerous reports of serious injuries, Surly Bikes has issued a recall of several lines of bike racks, including: Surly 8-Pack Racks, Surly 24-Pack front bicycle racks, and Pack Rat Bicycles equipped with these racks. According to the recall, these bike racks “can loosen and contact the front wheel, posing crash and injury hazards to… Read more »

Use of Hair Dye Linked to Significant Increase in Breast Cancer Risk, Especially Among African-American Women

By Burg Simpson

hair dye risks

The use of permanent hair dye is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, especially in African-American women, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer. Researchers found that permanent hair dye use was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk among all women. The researchers further broke down their… Read more »

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