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Lawsuit Filed Over Construction Worker Crushed to Death

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed over a construction worker who was crushed to death by a large conveyor hoisted by cranes in Staten Island, New York. The lawsuit was filed by Maria Veloso, the wife of Antonio Manuel Veloso, who died from injuries sustained after the conveyor slammed into him. On March 10, Antonio Veloso, 54, was severely injured “when a drag slat conveyor in the process of being hoisted by two cranes operated by Cranes, Inc. and John J. Gall Crane Service Inc. and rigged by JV Trucking & Rigging LLC, were caused to swing into, strike and ... Read More

Heart risks added to safety label of Children’s Motrin

The labeling of over-the-counter Children’s Motrin has been updated to include a new warning regarding an increased risk of deadly heart attacks, heart failure and strokes, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Children’s Motrin, like Motrin for adults, contains ibuprofen, a painkiller from a family of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Other drugs in this class include Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen). NSAIDs are sold both over-the-counter and by prescription. The new warning states: “Heart attack and stroke warning: NSAIDs, except aspirin, increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. These can be fatal. ... Read More

Anti-inflammatory painkillers linked to cardiac arrest

Commonly used anti-inflammatory painkillers have been linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to a research published in the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely available both over-the-counter and by prescription and include ibuprofen (sold OTC as Advil) and naproxen (sold OTC as Aleve). “Previous studies have shown that NSAIDs are related to increased cardiovascular risk which is a concern because they are widely used,” said the study’s lead author Professor Gunnar H. Gislason, professor of cardiology at Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte in Denmark. “Allowing these drugs to be purchased without ... Read More

Patient Dies after three Retrievable IVC Filters Failed

According to Medsun Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a patient with a history of chronic deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus received a Bard G2X inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and two Celect filters, all three of which failed. The patient went into cardiac arrest and passed away. After the patient was inserted with a Bard G2X filter, he was admitted to the hospital a year later with chest pains. A heart catheter showed that the coronary artery looked normal, but resulted in “incidental finding” of a fractured leg of the filter in the patient’s right ... Read More

Louisiana AG lawsuit claims Fresenius products caused fatal heart attacks in dialysis patients

The Louisiana Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care North America and the nearly 100 Fresenius-owned dialysis clinics in the state alleging that its dialysis concentrates GranuFlo and NaturaLyte contributed to fatal heart attacks of dialysis patients. The lawsuit, filed in state district court in Baton Rouge, claims Fresenius violated Louisiana law and attempted to defraud dialysis clinics, physicians, the state and its residents with confusing labeling on its dialysis products, which resulted in patients suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Louisiana seeks civil penalties of $5,000 per violation and is asking the court to force Fresenius to pay ... Read More

Fresenius faces another GranuFlo wrongful death lawsuit

A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care claiming a dialysis concentrate manufactured by the company caused his wife’s death. Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services. There are more than 1,800 Fresenius facilities nationwide. The company’s products are also used in non-Fresenius-owned clinics. James Stockton alleges that for nearly 10 years his wife Beverly underwent dialysis treatment during which she received GranuFlo, a solution used to balance electrolytes in patents undergoing dialysis. GranuFlo contains an ingredient that metabolizes in the body to bicarbonate. Elevated levels of bicarbonate have been linked to heart ... Read More

Vials of injectable sleep drug Propofol recalled

Hospira is recalling seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, an anesthetic used to put people to sleep before and during surgeries, due to visible metal particles floating in glass vials of the solution. This can result in health issues. For example, injected particle matter may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low level allergic response through mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate. Capillaries, which may be as small as the size of a red blood cell, may become occluded. Chronically, following sequestration, particulate matter may lead to the formation of granulomas, most likely in the lungs. ... Read More

Fresenius recalls defective dialysis machines

Fresenius Medical Care is recalling more than 111,000 hemodialysis machines sold throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The recall, which affects specific model numbers from the Fresenius 2008 Series hemodialysis machines, was issued due to complaints of the saline bags inappropriately filling during recirculation and setup. Dialysis machines are designed to cleanse and filter the blood of patients with kidney disease whose kidneys do not function properly. Nearly 400,000 people in the United States undergo this life-saving treatment every day. Fresenius is the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, providing dialysis treatments within its own facilities and ... Read More

Adverse health reports for testosterone drugs could fuel advertising

Earlier this month, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a report that cast doubts about the safety of testosterone-replacement drugs for men who take them to boost their levels of the hormone. But with so many pharmaceutical drug companies vying for a larger share of the extremely lucrative but fiercely competitive testosterone drug market, don’t expect all the “Low-T” advertising to slow down until more is understood about the drugs. Indeed, reports of adverse events linked to the drugs may fuel the need for some manufacturers relying on testosterone sales to ramp up advertising campaigns. The latest ... Read More

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against maker of Red Bull energy drink

Cory Terry was a regular drinker of Red Bull, a highly caffeinated energy drink. The 33-year-old father said the beverage perked him up. But one day in 2011, Cory guzzled down his last Red Bull before hitting the basketball court to play some ball. Forty-five minutes later, Cory dropped dead of a heart attack onto the court. It is unknown whether genetics or health factors such as an undiagnosed illness may have caused Cory’s premature death. His family contends he was a nonsmoker and stayed physically active. They are convinced that the Red Bull contributed to his death. Cory’s family filed ... Read More