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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

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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 »

Mounting Concerns Lead to Air King America’s Range Hoods Recall

By Heidi Culbertson

Range Hood

By David C. Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder Mounting Concerns Lead to Air King America’s Range Hoods Recall On March 21, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced the recall of Valencia wall-mounted range hoods (VAL and ESVAL series hoods) manufactured by Air King America, LLC. The Air King Valencia range hoods pose an… Read more »

OHIO OFFICE INVESTIGATES CLAIMS AGAINST AMBETTER INSURANCE PLANS

By Burg Simpson

The attorneys at Burg Simpson are investigating potential claims regarding the Ambetter insurance plans (Ambetter Balanced Care and Ambetter Secure Care) offered by Buckeye Health Plan, a subsidiary of the insurance provider Centene. The Ambetter health plans are insurance plans offered in the Affordable Care Act’s health exchanges in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts,… Read more »

Cook Medical Recalls Dangerous Transseptal Needle

By Burg Simpson

By David C. Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder Cook Medical Recalls Dangerous Transseptal Needle On March 13, 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Cook Medical Inc. sent an urgent recall notification letter to affected customers regarding its Transseptal Needle. Cook Medical’s Transseptal Needle is a surgical device used to gain access to… Read more »

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