In recent years, plastic surgery has become extremely popular, especially among the millennial generation. Like any surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery or cosmetic surgery, including Botox and injectable fillers has risks. However, with elective procedures becoming increasingly popular, more patients have suffered serious complications as a result of medical negligence. It is important for patients to know that even though they are harmed during an elective procedure, they may still have grounds to recover damages for their injuries.… Read the rest
While most couples expecting a baby are not only overjoyed with happiness, they are also worried and hope for a safe delivery and healthy baby. Unfortunately, for many new parents, the delivery process does not always go as planned, resulting in serious injuries to the mother and or child. A common birth injury is brachial plexus, which damages the nerves between a baby’s neck and shoulders, due to the baby’s shoulder getting caught behind the mother’s pubic bone. Usually, a brachial plexus injury occurs from a doctor pulling too hard on the baby’s head during delivery, which has serious long-term … Read the rest
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on January 25, 2008, a nationwide recall of all lots of heparin and saline pre-filled flush syringes manufactured by AM2 PAT, Inc., of Angier, N.C. Two lots have been found to be contaminated with Serratia marcescens, a bacterium that can cause serious injury or death, and have in fact caused blood infections in patients. These syringes are manufactured by AM2 PAT under the brand names Sierra Pre-filled, Inc. and B. Braun. They are sold in fill sizes of 3mL, 5mL and 10mL and syringe sizes of 6mL and 12mL.
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The nation’s largest maker of implanted heart devices, Medtronic, said yesterday that it was voluntarily urging doctors to stop using a family of leads known as the Sprint Fidelis, a crucial component in its most recent implantable defibrillator models, because the leads break too often.
Medtronic told doctors to stop using the Sprint Fidelis wires after linking five deaths to breaks in them. The company said the Fidelis wires failed slightly more often than the thicker wires they were meant to replace. A lead is a wire that connects the heart to a defibrillator, a device implanted near the shoulder … Read the rest