Category: Medical Malpractice

FDA Warning for Misleading LASIK Eye Surgery Ads

December 21, 2012 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Warning Letter to five eye care surgery centers for failing to provide adequate risk information in advertisements for LASIK eye surgery. Serious risks of the procedure...

FDA Warning for Tainted Tissue Transplants

December 14, 2012 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a Warning Letter to a company in Florida after investigators found that tissue transplants and body parts were contaminated with bacteria and fungi. The facility, operated by...

Medical Malpractice

Paramedic Drug Tampering May Have Infected 57

Health officials in Boston are in the process of notifying 57 people that they may have been exposed to blood pathogens when they were treated by city ambulance workers during the summer of 2011.

Birth Injury

$21 Million Award in Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit

The family of a boy with cerebral palsy has been awarded $21 million in a birth injury lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice

Man Arrested in Exeter Hospital Hepatitis C Outbreak

David Matthew Kwiatowski has been arrested in connection with the Exeter Hospital Hepatitis C outbreak that has sickened at least 30 people.

Medical Malpractice

Dentist May Have Reused Needles, Patients Should Get Tested

Dr. Stephen Stein, a licensed dentist who practiced oral surgery in Colorado, is the subject of a Colorado State Health Department investigation due to accusations that he re-used needles and syringes on multiple patients for the last twelve years.

Medical Malpractice

MRSA Outbreaks Tied to Reuse of Single-Dose Vial Injections

Today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control is attempting to raise awareness about the risk of transmitting antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacteria when health care personnel use single-dose vials on multiple patients.

Pitocin Birth Injury Lawsuit

Pitocin is a synthetic version of oxytocin, a hormone naturally produced by a woman’s body during childbirth. Pitocin is used to induce labor and stimulate stronger, faster contractions. Unfortunately, in some cases, Pitocin dramatically extends the duration of labor and...

Iowa Pays $3.75 Million to Settle Pitocin Birth Injury Lawsuit

July 11, 2012 -- When Martha Fountain went to a hospital at the University of Iowa, she was given Pitocin. This intravenous drug is routinely given to women in labor to increase the rate of contractions. Usually, this speeds up...

Federal Authorities Join Investigation in Hospital Hepatitis C Outbreak

June 19, 2012 -- After a major outbreak of hepatitis C in a New Hampshire hospital, federal authorities have decided to join the investigation. Experts from the FBI and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been called in to...