Category: Health News
Pennsylvania Woman Files Intravenous Filter Lawsuit
Recovery is a "retrievable" vena cava filter that studies have associated with a 38% 5.5-year risk of fracturing. Over 300 injuries and at least 27 deaths have been reported. After less than 3 years on the market, Recovery was removed...
Study: IVC Filters Do Not Help Trauma Patients Survive
The assumption that IVC filters help save lives is directly contradicted by a study finding no difference in survival rates for trauma patients. Hospitals also routinely implant "temporary" blood clot filters in trauma patients, but rarely remove them.
Hydrogen Peroxide Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke
A new study has linked the use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide to nearly 300 poisonings and five deaths over a 10-year period.
Leaking Breast Implant Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson
Two lawsuits have been filed in California by women who got sick when their Mentor MemoryGel silicone breast implants leaked.
CHG Antiseptic Wipes Linked to Allergic Rashes and Baby Deaths
Hospitals in the U.S. are routinely bathing ICU patients in a powerful broad-spectrum antibiotic called chlorhexidine (2% CHG wipes). Are they putting patients at risk of serious skin reactions and wasting expensive nursing resources without good evidence it works?
Georgia Man Files IVC Filter Lawsuit
Vena cava filters are supposed to prevent deadly pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs). The problem is that thousands of people have been injured or died from serious complications of filters — especially "optional" IVC filters that are never...
Pet Medications Could Harm Children, Study Finds
The flea medications and heartworm pills millions of Americans give their pets may pose a risk of poisoning to children in the home, a new study has found.
Arizona Woman Files IVC Filter Injury Lawsuit
The number of lawsuits involving IVC filter injuries is growing rapidly as more studies find high risks but no survival benefits for patients.
Skin Antiseptics Linked to Severe Allergic Reactions, FDA Warns
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about life-threatening allergic reactions linked to antiseptic skin products containing chlorhexidine gluconate.
$38 Million Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Survives Appeal
A judge in St. Louis has upheld a $38 million payout to a 12 year-old girl who is severely disabled by birth defects caused by Depakote, an anti-seizure drug associated with a 2,060% higher risk of spina bifida.