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All Day Energy Green drink maker faces wrongful death lawsuit

NaturMed Inc. is facing a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the company’s “all-natural” energy drink All Day Energy Greens was contaminated with toxic ingredients that led to the death of a man. Kaye Wink claims that her husband Donald suffered severe abdominal pain in August after consuming the dietary supplement beverage. The pain persisted and he visited multiple doctors who performed a battery of tests to diagnose his pain. Donald Wink died in his sleep in October. Kaye Wink’s lawsuit claims that NaturMed, which does business as the Institute for Vibrant Living, or IVL, didn’t publicly recall its All Day Energy Greens ... Read More

Wrongful death lawsuit involving AndroGel testosterone to remain in state court

A wrongful death lawsuit against AbbVie Inc. involving its top selling AndroGel testosterone treatment will remain in state court, a California federal judge ruled, rejecting the drug company’s bid to hold off on until the case can be transferred to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Illinois. Evelyn Calvillo filed her lawsuit against AbbVie and the California-based distributor McKesson Corp., in Orange County Superior Court in July, alleging her husband died after using the testosterone replacement therapy. AbbVie argued that Calvillo had included McKesson in the lawsuit only to anchor her suit in California and that McKesson was not a suitable ... Read More

FDA sends warning letters to distributors of pure powdered caffeine

Five distributors of pure powdered caffeine received warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that their products are potentially dangerous and their labels should be updated to warn consumers that improper use could be deadly. Pure caffeine powder is a highly concentrated form of the stimulant. A single dose is essentially 100 percent caffeine and a single teaspoon of the pure caffeine powder is about the equivalent to drinking 28 cups of coffee, which is toxic to humans. Last year, high school senior Logan Stiner died after consuming a lethal dose of pure powdered caffeine. An autopsy revealed that ... Read More

Settlement reached in lawsuit involving airport sign that killed Kansas boy

A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit against a group of contractors involving a 10-year-old boy who was killed last March at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Seven members of the Bresette family were traveling from a trip to Destin, Fla., to their home in Kansas, switching flights at the Birmingham, Ala., airport, when a heavy flight-status board came loose from its moorings on the wall and fell on four members of the family while they walked past. The signs were added during a renovation of the airport, and weigh an estimated 300-400 pounds each. Of the four family ... Read More

Six Flags roller coaster derailment injures four in Southern California

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A roller coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California turned into a terrifying ordeal Monday evening when a car on the ride partially derailed from the track after hitting a tree limb. Four of the amusement’s riders received non-life-threatening injuries. According to the Associated Press, 22 riders on the Ninja coaster were left dangling from cars suspended from the tracks 20 to 30 feet in the air as Los Angeles County Fire Department responders staged a rescue. One rider who was injured on the ride told KCAL-TV that he heard a loud noise ... Read More

Family of woman killed on rollercoaster files wrongful death lawsuit against Six Flags

The family of a woman who died after she was thrown off a Six Flags roller coaster in Texas earlier this summer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the amusement park, claiming parts of the ride were defective and the company did nothing to address the problems. Rosa Esparza rode the Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington with her daughter and son-in-law July 19. The safety bar that was supposed to keep Ms. Esparza securely in the car failed during the ride, ejecting her from the car. Ms. Esparza, 52, subsequently fell to her ... Read More

Dialysis patients seeing nephrologists with larger caseloads at greater risk of dying

Patients receiving dialysis treatments from physicians with greater caseloads are more likely to die than patients of less-busy nephrologists, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers noted that patients’ death risk increased 2 percent for every increase of 50 patients per nephrologist. The study was the first to examine mortality risk in hemodialysis patients based on physician caseload. The study involved 7,600 adults treated by 341 physicians at select DaVita dialysis facilities who underwent hemodialysis for at least 20 consecutive quarters from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2006. Follow-up was ... Read More

Another wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fresenius GranuFlo, NaturaLyte

A wrongful death lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care involving two of its dialysis products has been removed to federal court. In the lawsuit, Phillip Harris alleges that Fresenius, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, failed to adequately warn, train, instruct and monitor treating physicians and health care facilities to ensure that their products were being properly administered, and as a result his wife Shirley Harris died from injuries sustained after being administered Fresenius products GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. The lawsuit claims that the dialysis products were improperly labeled, which resulted in patients, including Shirley, suffering from significant health ... Read More

Another wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fresenius related to dialysis product

Another wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services. The lawsuit alleges that a woman died after using two products created by the company during her dialysis treatment. Shirley Harris underwent dialysis treatment during which she received GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, two dialysate products made by Fresenius. The lawsuit alleges the products were improperly labeled, which caused her and other patients to experience significant health problems including heart attack, cardiopulmonary arrest, stroke, and/or sudden cardiac death. The lawsuit was filed by Shirley’s husband, Phillip, who claims the company failed to ... Read More