Six Gilead Sciences Trials Halted Following Deaths Involving Idelalisib (Zydelig) Drug

Gilead Sciences has immediately halted the continuation of six clinical trials. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the use of Idelaslisib (Zydelig) has led to serious adverse events and several deaths in clinical trial participants. Continue reading “Six Gilead Sciences Trials Halted Following Deaths Involving Idelalisib (Zydelig) Drug”

$72 Million Verdict Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Death Lawsuit

Talcum powder, used by millions of women for personal hygiene, caused the death of Jacqueline Fox. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder and Shower to Shower for some 35 years. The lawsuit came about when it was found that the manufacturer knew of the cancer risk associated with their product and failed to disclose the risk. Continue reading “$72 Million Verdict Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Death Lawsuit”

3M Bair Hugger Warning: Infections Associated with Orthopedic Surgery

More than one dozen lawsuits have been filed against Bair in connection with the Bair Hugger warming blanket used during surgical procedures. Claims state that the device is defective. The warming blanket can come in contact with bacteria and contaminants on operating room floors, which can get into the procedure location causing infections and other serious illnesses. Continue reading “3M Bair Hugger Warning: Infections Associated with Orthopedic Surgery”

Ohio Medical Malpractice Cases May Go to Federal Court

Hundreds of spine patients claim that an Ohio doctor, Dr. Abubakar Atiq Durrani, botched surgeries and completed unnecessary procedures. Many of these medically-unnecessary surgeries were billed to Medicare and Medicaid. Attorneys for both the doctor and local hospitals where he practiced have filed motions to move these cases to the U.S. District Court. The indictment includes 36 charges where serious bodily injury occurred from the doctor performing unnecessary surgeries. Continue reading “Ohio Medical Malpractice Cases May Go to Federal Court”

Federal Government Keeping a Very Close Eye on Home-Care Fraud

Home healthcare fraud is an increasing issue. The Department of Justice indicates that there is a steady incline in healthcare fraud cases where home healthcare/hospice providers are concerned. Roughly half of the claims received involve a home healthcare provider according to DOJ spokesman Peter Carr. Continue reading “Federal Government Keeping a Very Close Eye on Home-Care Fraud”

Detention Center Employee Placed on Investigative Leave in Gynnya McMillen Death Case

An investigation into the cause of Gynnya McMillen’s death is underway. As a result, a Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center employee has been placed on paid investigative leave. The employee’s name has not been released. Gynnya was in the facility for less than one day when she was found dead. Continue reading “Detention Center Employee Placed on Investigative Leave in Gynnya McMillen Death Case”

Superbug-Contaminated Endoscope Lawsuit – 2 Deaths Reported

Two deaths have been reported as a result of potential superbug contamination in endoscopes used at the University Of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Endoscopes are inserted through the throat to examine the body from the inside. A small camera is on the end of medical-grade flexible tubing. Endoscopes are reusable medical devices, requiring a thorough cleaning process following each use. Continue reading “Superbug-Contaminated Endoscope Lawsuit – 2 Deaths Reported”