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Whistleblower Advocate Urges Government Agencies to Celebrate Whistleblowers

July 30th is National Whistleblower Day. This year, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) urged organizations to educate employees on the importance of whistleblowing and the rights a whistleblower is entitled to. Here, the attorneys at Peter Angelos Law, P.C. explain the importance of whistleblowing as well as how the NWC is celebrating National Whistleblower Day. …

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The Seven Most Commonly Defective Car Parts

As drivers, we trust that the complex parts and systems in our cars will function as intended to get us safely to our destinations. However, when one of these parts does not work as designed, the result can be catastrophic. A defective car part could lead to a crash,  causing injury or even death. Car…

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Pfizer Halts Distribution of Anti-smoking Drug After Finding Carcinogen

Overview Drug manufacturer Pfizer announced that it is pausing distribution of its anti-smoking medication, Chantix, after elevated levels of cancer-causing agents called nitrosamines were found in the pills.  At this time, Pfizer has not announced which nitrosamines were found in Chantix or how they got into the pills.  Currently, the FDA has not issued a…

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CDC investigating TB cases linked to tainted bone repair product

The CDC is investigating an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in patients who have recently undergone spinal surgery that included the use of bone repair product, FiberCel. Left untreated, TB can cause an infection that impacts the respiratory system as well as potentially damaging the kidneys, spine and brain and could even lead to death. Below,…

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Study Finds Diagnostic Mistakes a Big Contributor to Malpractice Suits

Diagnostic errors are more than just a danger to patients or an ethical issue, they can also present a liability issue for physicians. Dana Siegal, RN, discussed this data as well as ways for the healthcare industry to evolve at the 2021 Working Together to Improve Diagnosis virtual conference hosted by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative….

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Philips Recalls Ventilators, Sleep Apnea Machines Due to Health Risks

Overview of Recall The recall includes millions of units of the Philips Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. Most of these recalled devices are DreamStation products.  Philips stated that the defect in the products was related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in the…

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Peloton Recalls After Numerous Injuries, Faces Class Action Lawsuits

After 72 reports of adult users, children, pets and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, Peloton recalled their Tread+ treadmill on May 5, 2021. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the treadmill has been linked to injuries including second-and third- degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations. In addition, a 6-year-old…

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Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim

Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim  Consumers have a basic right to safety. This right protects consumers from injuries caused by products, specifically when a consumer is using a product as it’s meant to be  used. Manufacturers and companies that make products have a responsibility to ensure consumer safety, however sometimes they fail to uphold…

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The Four Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Diagnosis A mesothelioma diagnosis poses serious challenges to you and your loved one. The many different kinds of mesothelioma can result in widely varying prognoses and treatment options, but you do not have to navigate this complicated world by yourself. The Law Office of Peter J. Angelos has extensive experience working with mesothelioma patients…

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FDA Warns of Problems With Quality of Mammograms at Capitol Radiology, LLC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting patients who had mammograms at Capitol Radiology, LLC, doing business as Laurel Radiology Services, located in Laurel, Maryland, about possible problems with the quality of their mammograms taken on or after June 26, 2018.  If you or someone you love had a mammogram at this facility…

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