The Terrifying Effects of Off-Label Use: What Patients Should Know

Posted on November 25, 2015 by

When patients receive prescriptions from their doctors, there should be an expectation their medications are safe to use. Unfortunately, off-label uses for medications are becoming increasingly popular, jeopardizing the safety of patients. Some patients will deliver children with birth defects and others will suffer severe allergic reactions. In worse case scenarios, patients will lose their… Read more »

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Posted in Medication Errors

Patients Injured By Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Push for Extra FDA Warning Labels

Posted on October 02, 2015 by

Antibiotics might be one of the greatest achievements in modern medicine, allowing people to survive infections that would have once been fatal. However, not all antibiotics are safe, and some can have lasting consequences on unsuspecting patients. A class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones can have dangerous side effects, causing retinal detachment and blindness, psychosis… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

Forged Signature May Have Led to Approval of Dangerous Medical Device

Posted on September 18, 2015 by

Blood clot filters are supposed to stop potentially deadly clots from reaching the lungs or heart, but new allegations suggest a major manufacturer of the devices forged a signature to get its product onto the market. Bard, which manufactures the Recovery IVC blood clot filter, has sold 34,000 of the devices. It is estimated the… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

FDA Sends Recommendations to Hospitals Stop Superbug Infections

Posted on September 04, 2015 by

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent recommendations to hospitals on how to clean duodenoscopes. Superbug infections involving the devices have been linked to 13 deaths and hundreds of infections. Duodenoscopes are used in 660,000 medical procedures every year, putting countless people at risk for infections from CRE, an antibiotic resistant superbug. Swab… Read more »

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