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Is It Medical Malpractice if My Doctor Prescribed the Wrong Medicine?

In the United States, an average of four in five adults take at least one medication, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although these medications help improve the lives of those who take them, illness and injuries from medication mistakes happen as well.  If your health care provider ordered the wrong » Read More

Four Patient Deaths Associated with Endotracheal Tubes

Teleflex Incorporated issued a worldwide recall on several of its endotracheal tubes after the company received reports of four deaths and serious injuries associated with the products. The Class 1 recall, which involves products that cause serious adverse health consequences or death, affected certain lots of Hudson RCI Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes, which were used to » Read More

Risks Associated with Breast Implants

Federal and medical advisers are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a standardized, easy-to-understand consent form that clearly outlines the risks associated with breast implants, including breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare type of cancer that affects the immune system. Patients can review the consent form with their » Read More

Fatal Cancer Related to Buttock Implants 

All surgical procedures come with a degree of risk, including infections, reactions to anesthesia, and excessive bleeding. This includes cosmetic surgeries as well, including common procedures like breast augmentation surgery. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recent reports have shown that there is a link between textured breast implants and anaplastic large cell » Read More

Gastric Balloon Perforations Lead to Fatalities

For many patients suffering from obesity and the range of health conditions that go along with it, surgical procedures like gastric bypass and gastric balloon implants have resulted in significant weight loss and improved health. However, patients, physicians, and surgeons should be aware that there may be serious health risks associated with these procedures and » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Aneurysm Medical Device Blamed for Patient’s Stroke

The Penumbra Coil 400 is a medical device that has been used to treat patients suffering from aneurysms. According to one patient in California, the device malfunctioned during a procedure to treat his aneurysm. As a result, he suffered a stroke that lead to brain damage, chronic pain and has compromised his ability to work. » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Lawsuit Accuses Drug Maker of Hiding Side Effects

A new lawsuit claims Johnson & Johnson and the former FDA Commissioner conspired to conceal information about the harmful effects of the antibiotic, Levaquin. The drug has been linked to several life-altering injuries and, in some cases, death. The lawsuit alleges the defendants deliberately mislabeled the drug in order to boost profits. The plaintiffs are seeking » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Danger from Moldy Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. Last year alone, nearly 300,000 women and teens underwent the procedure to enlarge their breasts and more than 100,000 breast cancer patients had reconstructive surgery after mastectomy with implants. However, despite their soaring popularity, debate over the safety of silicone and saline » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Birth Control Defective Packaging

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 113 women who say their incorrectly packaged birth control pills made it possible for them to become pregnant. The women are seeking millions in damages from Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit follows a 2011 recall of eight different kinds of oral » Read More

Baltimore Medical Product Liability Lawyers Discuss Security Issues Linked to Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising healthcare facilities to stop using certain medical devices because of a cybersecurity risk. The FDA warned that devices linked to the Internet are vulnerable to hackers that could potentially gain access to the device, creating a serious risk of harm to patients. Specific warnings were issued to » Read More