Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall


Cleveland Clinic's cardiologist, Dr. Harry Lever, noticed repeat occurrences patients reporting chest pain when switched off of brand name Toprol and onto generic equivalents of this beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Once returned to Toprol brand version of the drug, the chest pains disappear. Dr. Lever reported this to the FDA but had no proving evidence aside from his observations. Sadly, his observations had a base as we now see two large Indian manufacturers, Wockhardt and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, announcing recalls of more than 100,000 bottles because their products were … [Read more...]

City of Denton Bans Texting and Other Cell Phone Activities


The Denton City Council voted unanimously to outlaw texting and most usage of mobile phones with the exception of vocal conversation in the entire city excluding interstates and their service roads. The following information is gathered from reports by the Denton Record-Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, and NBC-5 News. Heated testimony filled the council chamber as citizens reported of incidents where pedestrians and bicyclists are injured as a result of neglectful and distracted driving while using cellular devices. One pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the historic Denton Square and … [Read more...]

Air Bag Failure Spurs Nissan Recall

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Fred Meier and James R. Healey of USA Today report of nearly one million Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles being eligible for recall due to passenger air bag failure. Here's the article posted March 26 at USAToday.Com : Nissan is recalling 1 million vehicles because the air bag system software might not be able to tell whether there is a person sitting in the front passenger seat, so the air bag might not inflate in a crash. It's the second passenger air bag recall for some of the vehicles. Last April, 82,038 2013-model vehicles from the same group were recalled because a sensor was … [Read more...]

Attorneys Refusing Medical Cases


There is problem faced by many who are harmed in a medical setting: Attorneys refuse their cases, not because the harm didn’t happen but because the potential economic damages are too low. It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of patients a year suffer some type of preventable injury or die while undergoing medical care. For many of these patients or surviving family, a lawsuit is the only hope to recover losses, learn the truth about what happened and ensure the problem is corrected. But lawyers may have to invest $50,000 or more to pursue a case, and they usually only get paid if they … [Read more...]

Callous Workers Comp System To Blame for Unnecessary Injuries and Deaths

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Houston Chronicle Columnist Patricia Kilday Hart reports how legislative "reforms" that favored insurance companies have gone too far. Delays in response to doctors' recommendations led to the premature fatal condition of a Harrison County deputy sheriff who was injured in a high speed chase. Read this compelling article from the Houston Chronicle, August 25, 2013. Further … [Read more...]

Identifying the Parties at Fault in a Truck Accident Case

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Learning how an accident occurred and who caused the wreck is the first step in deciding who to include in a personal injury lawsuit. This is a complicated process that requires an experienced attorney where a truck accident is concerned. The companies and firms involved in the transport of goods via 18-wheeler can be numerous, and often, more than one party may have been negligent in causing or contributing to an 18-wheeler accident. Potentially liable parties can include: Truck Drivers:  We have handled cases in which drivers have operated 18 wheeler trucks for long hours and were … [Read more...]

DuPuy / J&J Hip Recall Abroad


The following article by Mark Hollmer at FierceMedicalDevices.Com reports how the Johnson & Johnson (Dupuy Orthopaedics) hip implant is being treated in courts and by regulatory agencies in the U.K, Australia and New Zealand. Read below. Johnson & Johnson  is facing more bad news over its metal-on-metal artificial hip implant products, this time in New Zealand and Australia. Both countries' regulatory agencies issued a recall of the MITCH TRH hip components made by J&J's Finsbury Orthopaedics unit. In New Zealand, the problem involves a loosening and movement of part of … [Read more...]

Copyright Dispute Over Tattoo not to Block Movie


May 24, 2011 By Debra Cassens Weiss From Judge Rules ‘Hangover II’ May Be Released, Despite Copyright Dispute over Tattoo The show must go on, according to a federal judge ruling in a copyright dispute involving a tattoo. The Hangover: Part II was allowed to open this week after U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry refused to issue an injunction barring its release, according to The Wrap and Hollywood, Esq. Warner Bros. issued a statement saying it is gratified by the decision. Perry ruled in a suit by tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill, who claims an actor in the movie … [Read more...]

Buxom Woman Intended as Jury Distraction


May 25, 2011 By Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal Motion Claims Buxom Woman with Opposing Counsel Is Intended as Jury Distraction A Chicago lawyer wants a judge to exclude a buxom woman from the opposing counsel’s table at an upcoming trial over a car dealership’s warranty on a used Cadillac. A motion filed by the lawyer for Exotic Motors, Thomas Gooch, asks the judge to order the woman to sit in the gallery, according to the Associated Press and Above the Law, summarizing articles by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (sub. req.) and Jezebel. Jezebel has the motion, making the rounds in … [Read more...]

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Hip Implants


By NATASHA SINGER The New York Times Published: August 26, 2010 More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip replacement implant made by the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson, the company said Thursday that it was recalling two kinds of hip implants. DePuy said that it had made the decision to withdraw the products because many patients required a second hip replacement after the company’s implants had failed. The news compounded problems for Johnson & Johnson, which has recalled a succession … [Read more...]