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Medtronic Enters Consent Decree for Safety Violations

By Burg Simpson

FDA enters consent decree with Medtronic, Inc. On April 27, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced its filing of a consent decree against Medtronic, Inc. and two of the company’s officers, S. Omar Ishrak and Thomas M. Tefft for repeatedly failing to correct safety violations related to the Sychromed II Implantable Infusion Pump… Read more »

FDA Warns Weight-Loss Supplement Manufacturers Against Sale of BMPEA

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 23, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued warning letters to companies selling weight loss/performance supplements containing BMPEA (beta-methylphenethylamine). Manufacturers have made representations that BMPEA is an extract of the botanical Acacia rigidula however, there is no evidence supporting this claim. The FDA warned manufacturers that BMPEA is not a “dietary ingredient”… Read more »

Hemoset Dual Channel Plum Set Increases Over-Delivery Risk

By Burg Simpson

The FDA recently announced that Hospira has recalled its Hemoset Dual Channel Plum Sets due to a manufacturing problem that may lead to an over-delivery of blood. The Hemoset Dual Channel Plum Set is medical device designed to administer blood and blood products. On March 18, 2014, Hospira recalled two lots of Hemoset Dual Channel… Read more »

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Class Action Complaint Against Citimortgage and Citibank Over Flood Insurance

By Burg Simpson

As previously reported, Burg Simpson filed a class action complaint against Citibank and Citimortgage regarding improper practices of forcing homeowners living in flood zones to purchase supplemental flood insurance. Citibank and Citimortgage filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. On December 18, 2013, the Court entered an Order denying Defendants’ motion to dismiss.  Read the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Files Class Action Against Citimortgage and Citibank Over Flood Insurance

By Burg Simpson

On August 21, 2013, Burg Simpson filed a class action complaint against Citibank and Citimortgage regarding improper practices of forcing homeowners living in flood zones to purchase supplemental flood insurance.  According to the National Flood Insurance Act, homeowners living in a flood zone must maintain flood insurance in an amount “at least equal to the… Read more »

Overinsured Commercial Property Hurts Business Profits

By Burg Simpson

OVERINSURED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HURTS BUSINESS PROFITS In a recent Class Action Complaint, Burg Simpson alleges that insurance companies such as State Auto are over-insuring homes and charging unnecessary premiums for replacement cost coverage, in order to increase insurance company profits.  The motive may be to off-set losses in the Homeowners business due to recent climatic… Read more »

Burg Simpson Expands State Auto Class Action To Include More Plaintiffs and More States

By Burg Simpson

On May 17, 2013, Burg Simpson amended its Class Action Complaint against the State Auto Insurance Companies to include five new states and add the names of five more victims of State Auto’s fraudulent insurance practices.  In expanding the class, Burg Simpson now seeks to represent homeowners living in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West… Read more »

Depakote Causes Birth Defects When Taken in Early Pregnancy

By Burg Simpson

Depakote (divalproex sodium), also known as valproic acid, is a prescription drug sold by Abbott Laboratories.  Depakote is prescribed to treat seizures as well as with bipolar disorder and migraine headaches.  Unfortunately, Depakote is also a known teratogen, meaning it is a drug that can cause birth defects.  .  Depakote has recently been changed to… Read more »

Burg Simpson Files Class Action Complaint Over Replacement Cost Insurance

By Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson has filed a class action lawsuit against the State Auto Insurance Companies regarding their Homeowners Replacement Cost Coverage.  The lawsuit alleges that the insurance companies have found a new tactic to increase their profits.  They are requiring Homeowners to purchase Replacement Cost Coverage at values dramatically higher than the market price of the… Read more »

Additional Death & Injury Reports Linked to the Neptune Waste Management System

By Burg Simpson

On March 15, 2013, the FDA alerted the public that it has become aware of additional death and injury reports related to the recalled Neptune 1 Silver and Neptune 2 Ultra Waste Management Systems.  The Neptune Waste Management System is a high-flow and high-suction vacuum designed to collect and dispose of surgical fluid waste and… Read more »

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