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Car in Deadly Rollaway Under Open Recall For Gear Problem

An auto recall repair would have prevented the accidental death of a 24-year-old father in Indianapolis, Indiana last month, who drowned after pulling his 3-year-old daughter out of a sinking Pontiac G6. Anthony Burgess put the 2008 Pontiac G6 in park and stepped out of the car to talk to a friend at an apartment complex. His young daughter stepped out of the car. He told her to get back in. Moments later, the car was rolling backward into a frigid pond with the girl inside. Mr. Burgess and his friend chased the car into the water. A witness on ... Read More

206.7 Million Eggs Recalled for Salmonella Risk

A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning has prompted the largest egg recall in nearly a decade. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday said the recall of 206,749,248 eggs (more than 17 million dozen) follows 22 reports of illness linked to consumption of salmonella-contaminated eggs. Food Safety News says the egg recall is the largest of its kind since 2010. The affected eggs were distributed to stores and restaurants in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. They were sold under several brand names to grocery chains and distributed in ... Read More

Cook fights second IVC filter lawsuit

Arthur Gage waited too long to sue Cook Medical Inc., over claims that the company’s blood clot-catching device caused him serious injuries, according to Law360. Gage sued the company in 2014, but an Indiana federal judge ruled that he should have filed within a year and a day of the product’s delivery in 2011. Gage’s case was the second bellwether in a multidistrict litigation accusing Cook Medical’s IVC filters of causing injuries. IVC filters are tiny cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the ... Read More

Propelled by Fraud, Opioid Overdose Soars To New Levels

The opioid crisis is on a disturbingly sharp upward trend across the U.S. despite the federal government’s tough talk and costly crackdown efforts, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From July 2016 through September 2017, emergency hospital visits due to opioid overdose rocketed 30 percent overall and 35 percent in the 16 states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, according to the CDC. “We have an emergency on our hands,” said acting CDC Director Anne Schuchat, according to NPR. “The fast-moving opioid overdose epidemic continues and is accelerating.” The U.S. Department of Justice ... Read More

First Bard IVC filter trial to begin March 13

The first bellwether case among more than 3,500 against C.R. Bard over alleged injuries caused by its blood clot catching device is scheduled to go to trial March 13 in the U.S. District Court in the District of Arizona. The case is one of five selected as a bellweathers, or cases to help provide both parties information as to the validity of the claims, and could help set the stage for global settlement negotiations. The first trial involves the case of Sherr-Una Booker. Bard is one of the largest manufacturers of IVC filters, small, cage-like devices that are implanted into ... Read More

Blood clot-catching IVC filter blamed for causing internal injuries

Letitia Perry-O’Farrow was 43 in July 2010 when she elected to undergo bariatric surgery. But a procedure to protect her against life-threatening blood clots before she underwent surgery is blamed for her suffering serious complications. Prior to undergoing the weight loss surgery, Perry-O’Farrow was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter. The tiny cage-like device is implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. The device is intended to catch blood clots from the lower part of the body before they reach the heart and lungs, where ... Read More

Biomet denied summary judgment in latest metal hip implant trial

A favorable ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr., in litigation involving allegedly defectively designed metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by Biomet will help move hundreds of plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation toward either their day in court or a resolution of their claims, said Navan Ward Jr., Beasley Allen attorney and co-lead counsel for the Biomet Plaintiffs Steering Committee. The favorable rulings by Judge Miller involve two bids by Biomet to dismiss certain claims in the multidistrict litigation that alleges the company’s metal-on-metal hip implants cause injuries to patients such as metallosis, a type of metal poisoning. The ... Read More

Indiana man sues Cook Medical over IVC filter injuries

An Indiana man is suing Cook Medical alleging the company’s blood clot-catching device, called a Celect IVC Filter, was defective because it was supposed to be retrievable but doctors were unable to remove the device because it became embedded in his body. His lawsuit was filed in the Marion County Superior Court in Indiana. An IVC filter is a cage-like device that is implanted into the inferior vena cava (IVC), which is a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart. The filter is designed to capture blood clots before they travel to the heart ... Read More

Collagen protein supplement recalled, contains undeclared milk

Bulletproof 360 Inc., is recalling one lot of Bulletproof Collagen Protein dietary supplement, promoted for tissue, muscle and bone recovery after exercise, because the product contains undeclared milk. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk are at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recall affects lot #1017088 of Bulletproof Collagen Protein, packaged in a 16-ounce composite-film bag. It has the UPC 8 15709 -2115 3 printed on the label, along with the expiration date, listed as EXP03/19. All other lots of Bulletproof Collagen Protein and other products purchased at bulletproof.com are not ... Read More

Second Cook IVC filter bellwether trial scheduled

The second IVC filter bellwether trial against Cook Medical is scheduled to start late April 2018, one of thousands of cases pending in a multi district litigation in the Southern District of Indiana. IVC filters are tiny, cage-like devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood to the heart. They are intended as a short-term treatment to capture blood clots before they reach the heart. IVC filters have been linked to serious and sometimes fatal complications. The metal legs of the filter can perforate the vena cava and even break off ... Read More