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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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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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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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Three Kinds of Product Liability

Product liability is an area of law concerned with protecting consumers from inadequate or wreckless manufacturing practices, forcing companies to be extremely diligent when distributing a particular good. Product liability assumes “strict liability,” which means that the manufacturer is liable for injuries caused by a faulty product regardless of how careful the manufacturer acted in…

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The Four D’s of Medical Malpractice

In medical malpractice, there are four conditions that must be met in order for the plaintiff to have a chance to win their suit. These four conditions are Duty, Dereliction, Damages, and Direct Causation. Each of these conditions has its own respective requirements and they encompass the entire breadth of your time with the physician,…

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Xeljanz May Pose Risk of Heart Problems and Even Cancer, Recent Study Shows

On February 4th, the Food and Drug Administration announced that preliminary results from a clinical trial of arthritis drug Xeljanz pointed to an increased risk of developing cancer or serious heart problems. Below, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos Law provide a brief overview of the FDA’s new findings and recommendations for patients who…

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The Latest in Qui Tam: DOE Contractors Bechtel & Aecom Pay Over $57 Million to Settle Whistleblower Complaint

In recent False Claims Act news, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington announced in a press release published in late September that the Department of Energy (DOE) contractors agreed to settle whistleblower allegations by paying over $57 million. According to the press release, four relators filed a whistleblower complaint in…

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FDA Issues a Class I Recall of the ROSA Brain 3.0 Robotic Surgery System by Zimmer Biomet

Medical device company Zimmer Biomet recently issued a Class I recall of the ROSA Brain 3.0 Robotic Surgery System due to a major software issue that caused the device to malfunction. The malfunction could cause serious injury or even death to patients receiving neurosurgery that utilizes the device. Here, the medical product liability attorneys at…

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