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Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 6-12, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.26 Recalls to be aware this week.
Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:
Recalled Syringe of Ondansetron InjectionMidazolam Injection, USP, 2 mg/2 mL by Fresenius Kabi: Recall – Reports […]

New Bedford Woman Gets $130,000 Dog Bite Settlement from Travelers Insurance Co.

Attorney D. Robin Gouveia, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently negotiated a $130,000 settlement with Travelers Insurance Company on behalf of a woman who was injured as a result of a dog bite attack. The woman suffered several laceration, abrasions and puncture wounds to her arm and leg. As a result, she ultimately had to […]

Worker Injured in Warehouse Explosion Settles for $1.3 Million

An electrical contractor, who suffered serious burn injuries in a warehouse blast, has agreed to settle his lawsuit for $1.3 million. The incident occurred in 2012 when the worker was replacing a component on a fire suppression system when he suddenly became engulfed in flames. The man suffered third-degree burn injuries to about 36 […]

Taunton, MA Woman Gets $100,000 Auto Accident Settlement from Progressive and Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies

Attorney Cara Gallucci, of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently negotiated a $100,000 settlement with Progressive and Liberty Mutual Insurance on behalf of a client who was injured in a car accident. The woman was a back seat passenger in a car that was struck by a negligent driver, who ran through a stop sign. Our […]

Study Questions Benefit of IVC Filter in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Patients with traumatic spinal cord injury who receive an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter are at a higher risk for blood clots compared to patients who do not. According to a report in General Surgery News, a review of patients from a national databank by surgeons in New York City hospitals specifically looked into […]

Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: October 30-November 5, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.36 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:
Recalled Vascular ScaffoldAbsorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) by Abbott Vascular: Letter to […]

Worker Burn Injuries Can Be Difficult to Treat

When it comes to workplace injuries, burns are some of the most painful and costly to treat. According to the American Burn Association, burn injuries result in 40,000 hospitalizations each year. While a number of these burn injuries occur at home, workplace burn injuries are very much a preventable source of injury. The Occupational […]

The Best Tips to Stay Safe on Pawtucket’s S-Curves

Pawtucket’s S-Curves on the I-95 are notorious for car accidents. Drivers in all types of vehicles from large tractor-trailers to smaller cars and motorcycles are caught off-guard by these treacherous curves. Even those who are accustomed to them can be in danger if they fail to pay attention to the roadway or the surrounding […]

Is Eliquis Actually More Effective and Safer Than Xarelto?

While Xarelto is the top-selling blood thinner in the United States, it appears that Eliquis might be closing in as it is increasingly becoming apparent that Eliquis is safer and more effective than Xarelto. Eliquis, a blood thinner developed by Bristol Myer Squibb and Pfizer, has demonstrated in several studies, quite convincingly that it […]

Horrific Conditions at Nursing Home After Owner Steals Medicaid Money

The owner of a nursing home in Festus, Missouri, who admitted to stealing more than $667,000 from Medicaid, was sentenced in a federal court to 41 months in prison. According to a news report, the 53-year-old man spent most of the money on strippers, gambling, pet care, and country club fees. He has been […]