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Amusement Park Injuries

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

Every year individuals travel to the hundreds of amusement parks and countless fairgrounds across the United States for what is supposed to be a day of fun. Unfortunately, accidents at these destinations are all too common. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, which provides raw data on injury statistics, estimates that over 30,000 individuals… Read more »

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

Please read the new report from the American Association for Justice: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights the important role the civil justice system has played as a backstop to enhance… Read more »

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  Accordingly, the FDA will now require these drugs to carry a black-box warning concerning this serious risk of injury. FDA Safety Announcement Invokana and Invokamet have… Read more »

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several lots of cardiac catheters manufactured by Abbott needed to be recalled due to the significant risk that the affected catheters may malfunction, possibly causing surgical complications and even death. FDA Safety Alert Announcement The affected lines of catheters include the NC… Read more »

Medtronic Recalls StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts Which May Cause Fluid Buildup in the Brain

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 19. 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic initiated an urgent recall of its StrataMR adjustable valve and shunt devices. Because of the risk that these medical devices will cause significant adverse health consequences or death, the FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, which is the… Read more »

FDA Announces Recall of Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 13, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the recall of all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets by the manufacturer, Standard Homeopathic Company. This recall follows the FDA’s September 2016 warning against the use of homeopathic teething products. At that time the FDA stated… Read more »

FDA Warns IBS Drug Viberzi is Associated with an Increased Risk of Pancreatitis For Patients Without a Gallbladder

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On March 15, 2017, FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication, warning that patients without a gallbladder who are prescribed the drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) face an increased risk of serious pancreatitis that could result in hospitalization or death. Viberzi is a medicine that is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).  A recent FDA… Read more »

Burg Simpson Continues to Investigate Hyoscyamine Injuries

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

Burg Simpson has received several calls regarding individuals injured as a result of their use of superpotent Hyoscyamine and continues to investigate this dangerous drug. As Burg Simpson previously reported, in September 2016, Virtus Pharmaceuticals announced that it was recalling numerous batches of its drug Hyoscyamine.  Hyoscyamine is often prescribed to treat conditions such as… Read more »

FDA Concern Over Experimental Uses of Balloon Angioplasty

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On March 8, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication, alerting health care providers and patients considering treatment options for conditions causing autonomic dysfunction (such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, multiple system atrophy, postural tachycardia syndrome peripheral neuropathies, primary dysautonomia, and familial dysautonomia), of the risks associated with the… Read more »

Zimmer Biomet Recalls Shoulder Device Due To High Fracture Rates

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On December 20, 2016 Zimmer Biomet issued a recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder replacement system.  The Zimmer Reverse Shoulder system is a shoulder replacement device that is surgically implanted to help restore arm movement for those patients with rotator cuff tears who have developed severe shoulder arthritis (i.e., arthropathy).  Zimmer issued the recall because… Read more »

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