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Report Finds Dangers in Same-Day Surgery Centers

Kaiser Health News and USA Today recently published a joint-investigation on patient safety hazards at surgery centers. These non-hospital facilities conduct routine same-day operations, such as a tonsillectomies or colonoscopies. More than 5,600 surgery centers are operating across the US. Kaiser Health News and USA Today found that more than 260 patients have died at surgery centers since 2013. The joint-investigation uncovered the following information about surgery centers. Some surgery…
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Are Goodyear G159 RV Tires Dangerous?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating claims that Goodyear’s G159 RV tires are responsible for 95 injuries or deaths over the past two decades. NHTSA’s investigation started last year after it obtained Goodyear internal documents that were previously sealed by court orders and settlement agreements. The investigation covers more than 40,000 G159 tires manufactured between 1996 and 2003. Goodyear stopped manufacturing G159 tires in 2003, but injury…
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NHTSA to Investigate Airbag Failures in Hyundai and Kia Vehicles

An estimated 425,000 vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia may suffer from a defect that keeps the airbags from deploying during a head-on crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will investigate six head-on crashes involving these vehicles where the airbags failed to deploy. As of mid-March, the auto defect was responsible for four deaths and six injuries. According to NHTSA, the investigation covers 2011 Hyundai Sonata…
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Are Foster Homes Liable for Child Abuse?

Children may be placed into foster homes when they are taken away from parents who are deemed neglectful, abusive or dangerous by the authorities. Public and private foster care agencies are responsible for providing these children temporary shelter until they can be placed into new homes. These agencies are responsible for providing for the safety of children under their care. It is a tragedy that children can be moved from…
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What Could Cause Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 323 children in the US suffer from cerebral palsy, a condition that may be caused by an injury to a developing brain. Cerebral palsy affects balance and posture. Certain types of medical mistakes before and during birth could cause your child to develop cerebral palsy. Possible medical mistakes may include: Delaying a necessary cesarean section (C-section) during fetal…
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Are Medical Malpractice Claims Being Filed Over Prescription Opioid Drugs?

Recent data released by the medical liability insurer Coverys shows that opioid drugs are responsible for 24 percent of medical malpractice claims involving prescription medications. Opioids are a class of synthetic, pain-relieving drugs that work by interacting with the brain’s opioid receptors. These may include prescription drugs such as fentanyl (Actiq, Onsolis, Abstral and Fentora), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan) and hydrocodone (Norco and Lortab). There are multiple types of…
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Why Do Drugs and Medical Devices Receive Black Box Warnings?

Last week, we published a blog on the dangerous type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. Once the FDA has evidence that an FDA approved product has serious or life-threatening risks, it can receive a black box warning. The FDA required a black box warning for Invokana after receiving evidence that it increases the risk of leg and foot amputations. A black box warning is the strictest type of warning required by…
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Can I File an Invokana Lawsuit?

Invokana is an SGLT2 inhibitor that also goes by the names Invokamet, Invokamet XR and canagliflozin. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. More than four years after its approval, it has become clear that Invokana is a defective and unreasonably dangerous drug. The FDA required Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to include a black box warning…
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What Can Cause a Construction Accident?

Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.4 percent of workplace fatalities in private industry during 2015 were in construction. However, construction workers are not always responsible for dangerous workplace conditions in this industry. Despite the many ways that construction workers can be harmed on the job, general contractors, other entities responsible for safety on the job site as well as machinery suppliers and manufacturers…
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Massage Envy Franchises Accused of Widespread Sexual Assault

More than 180 women claim they were sexually assaulted while receiving treatments at Massage Envy, a national chain of day-spas. Massage Envy has grown into a multibillion-dollar business that operates more than 1,170 franchise locations in 49 states. The claims were uncovered by a BuzzFeed News investigation, which gathered information from lawsuits, police reports and state board complaints. After the investigation was published, CNN, NBCNews and other national outlets picked…
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