Category: Health News

Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease at UW Medical Center Linked to Heater-Cooler Devices

Amid an investigation into a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has infected at least five patients -- including two who died -- at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), the hospital has announced that all heater-cooler devices used...

/ October 26, 2016
Testosterone FDA Warning

FDA Issues Warning on Testosterone Health Risks

Men who abuse or become dependent on testosterone or anabolic steroids face a number of life-threatening health risks, according to the FDA.

/ October 25, 2016
Ebola Lawsuit Texas

Texas Nurse Infected With Ebola Settles Lawsuit With Hospital

A nurse who got Ebola after treating "patient zero" in Dallas two years ago has settled a lawsuit with the owner of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

/ October 25, 2016
Lawyer for IVC blood clot filter injuries.

New Jersey Man Files B. Braun Vena Tech® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed by a man who was seriously injured when his blood clot filter broke and migrated to his heart. He now faces long-term health problems and an increased risk of death.

/ October 24, 2016
Bard Recovery IVC Filter Lawsuit

Texas Woman Files Bard Recovery® IVC Filter Lawsuit

C.R. Bard has been sued by a woman who was injured by an IVC filter that was pulled off the market soon after it was implanted in her body.

/ October 21, 2016
epipen-autoinjector

EpiPen Maker Under Fire for Price Hike Controversy

Mylan N.V., maker of the EpiPen Auto Injector, is facing tough questions from lawmakers over a massive price increase for the potentially life-saving allergy treatment.

/ October 21, 2016
Lawsuit filed over Bard Eclipse vena cava blood clot filter side effects.

New York Woman Files Bard Eclipse® IVC Filter Lawsuit

A woman who was injured by a blood clot filter has joined a federal litigation against C.R. Bard involving over 1,000 similar lawsuits.

/ October 21, 2016
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Heart Surgery Patient Claims Heater-Cooler Device Caused Stroke

Kenneth Piechowski underwent open-heart surgery in December 2014 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia to replace a faulty aortic valve. All seemed well until May, when he became weak and lethargic for no apparent reason. Then all of a...

/ October 20, 2016
Birth Control Depression Study

Study Links Birth Control and Depression

Women on hormonal contraceptive pills, patches, rings, and IUDs had higher rates of depression and antidepressant use — especially teenage girls — according to a massive new study in Denmark.

/ October 20, 2016
Bard Recovery IVC Filter Lawsuit

Oklahoma Woman Files Recovery® IVC Filter Lawsuit

C.R. Bard has been sued by a woman who was injured by a temporary blood clot filter that was implanted more than a decade ago. Nearly 2,000 lawsuits have been filed nationwide by people who were injured by IVC filters.

/ October 20, 2016