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Cook IVC Filter Claims Receive Trial Dates

The first few cases alleging injuries related to Cook Medical’s inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have now received trial dates. The patients who claim they have suffered injuries from the filters will get their day in court, reports the Indianapolis Business Journal. The first case is scheduled for Oct. 2 of this year for a Florida woman who had a Celect retrievable filter surgically implanted seven years ago. The Celect filter is comprised of four anchoring legs to keep the device in place, and eight caging legs to catch blood clots before they reach her heart or lungs. The woman returned ... Read More

Cook IVC Filter bellwether goes to trial

The first bellwether case against Cook Medical over its inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is going to trial. The case is one among about 2,000 suits that have stacked up against Cook, from patients who claim their “life-saving” blood clot filters actually threatened their lives. IVC filters are cage-like devices inserted into the largest vein in the body to catch blood clots before they can reach the heart or lungs. Formerly, the filters were designed to be permanent, but the temporary versions have been found to be of a much more fragile design. As a result, the FDA recommends that retrievable ... Read More

More than 22K Pounds of Beef Recalled for E. coli concern

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Creation Gardens Inc. is recalling 22,832 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Louisville, Kentucky-based wholesale food distributor delivers produce, gourmet food items and meat, including the meat subject to the recall, to restaurants and food service locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. The beef products were produced May 31 to June 2 and include the establishment number “EST. 7914” inside the USDA mark of inspection. On June 5, plant management notified USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel of two test ... Read More

Cashews recalled; may contain glass shards

Customer complaints of finding shards of glass in 8-ounce cans of Southern Grove Cashew Halves and Pieces with Sea Salt has prompted the manufacturer to voluntarily recall two lots of the product. The Food and Drug Administration reports that New Jersey-based Star Snacks Co. produced the cashews and distributed them to ALDI stores in Washington DC and 28 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The containers include the UPC code ... Read More

Tractor-trailer Crash Kills Four on Indiana Highway

Indiana State Police say four people are dead after a tractor-trailer failed to slow for traffic and struck a passenger vehicle and another truck near Terre Haute Saturday, May 13. Terre Haute’s Tribune-Star reports that the tractor-trailer was traveling east on Interstate 70 west of Terre Haute when traffic in the eastbound lanes started to slow because of an active fire, reportedly from a tractor-trailer brake fire, along the highway. Just before 5 p.m., the tractor-trailer failed to slow down and slammed into the back of a Toyota car, pushing it into the back of a flatbed trailer and causing ... Read More

Risperdal Boys project shows victims’ suffering

“This is a story that needs to be seen to be adequately understood,” photographer Richard Johnson told PetaPixel. He spent six days, visited 10 cities, and covered more than 4,000 miles to shed light on the devastating side effect that can affect adolescent boys, a side effect caused by the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The condition, known as gynecomastia, causes boys and young men to grow female-like breasts. Not only is gynecomastia emotionally painful, it can be physically painful as well, causing tenderness and even lactation. Treatment often involves liposuction and a mastectomy. More than 18,000 boys and their families have filed ... Read More

Whistleblower Helps Indiana, U.S. Recover $18 Million in Medicaid Funds

A whistleblower lawsuit accusing Indiana University Health Inc. and HealthNet Inc. of engaging in an illegal kickback scheme has ended with an $18 million settlement, federal and state official announced April 27. The lawsuit, originally filed by Dr. Judith Robinson under the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act, alleged Indiana University Health provided HealthNet with an interest-free line of credit in part to coax HealthNet to refer its obstetrics and gynecology patients to IU Health’s Methodist Hospital. The whistleblower suit claims this scheme violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and the federal and state False Claims Act. The state’s involvement ... Read More

Adopted son donates kidney to his father; living donors needed

This month is National Kidney Month and WISH TV in Indianapolis shared the inspiring story of a man in need of a kidney transplant, one in more than 1,300 Indiana residents waiting for a kidney donation, who was surprised to find that his 25-year-old adopted son was the perfect match. “He’s sacrificed for 25 years for me, so when I had this opportunity I knew this was my time to give back,” said Jared Foster, Tim’s son. “To know that I could potentially be the reason why my dad lives the rest of his life, a good life, it was ... Read More

Trucking company In Deadly Ohio Crash Had 65 Fatal Crashes in Last Two Years

A Missouri commercial truck driver who was killed Feb. 13 when he failed to stop for stalled traffic and collided with three other tractor-trailers on an Ohio highway worked for a commercial trucking company with a substantial record of violations and crashes. Theodore Stocker III was driving a tractor-trailer for Swift Transportation, a large trucking company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, along Interstate 70. About two miles inside Preble County, Ohio, Mr. Stocker’s truck slammed into the back of a flatbed trailer and two other semi-trucks. A fourth commercial semi-truck was also involved in the collision, but the vehicle sustained only ... Read More

Deutsch Kase Haus cheese recall expands to Biery Cheese and MDS Foods

February continues to rack up recalls as Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC, not only expands its original cheese recall, but also spurs Biery Cheese Company and MDS Foods Inc. to recall cheese supplied by it. The recalled cheese may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes – pathogenic organisms that can cause dangerous infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both companies were made aware this month that various types of Deutsch Kase Haus cheese are now subject to recall. MDS Foods Inc. is also recalling cheese that may ... Read More