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hospital-1802679_640-e1709792128494In the nineties, a Joint Commission adopted a formal Sentinel event policy with the goal of helping hospitals manage certain serious events. Recently, the Joint Commission reported that there had been an alarming increase in rape and assault in medical facilities and hospitals, and it released evidence to that effect. Sentinel events are patient safety events that aren’t mostly related to a natural progression of illness that results in severe harm, permanent harm, or death. Assault, rape, sexual assault and homicide were the third most common sentinel events in the first half of 2023. If you experienced assault or rape in a hospital setting, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based trial attorneys of Moll Law Group to find out your legal options.

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Hospitals and healthcare organizations are expected to provide safety to both patients and providers when treatment and care are being administered. Unfortunately, sentinel events do occur and can cause serious injury or even death. The Joint Commission issued a list of suggested actions that a health care institution could take to stop rape, and assault. If you were onsite in a hospital or healthcare setting and you were either offering or receiving medical care or were a visitor, any of the following would be a sentinel event: sexual abuse or assault of either a patient or a provider; physical assault of a patient being cared for; homicide of a staff person, licensed independent practitioner, vendor, or visitor; homicide of a patient receiving services and treatment.

Many safety problems could lead to frightening sentinel events including poor hiring practices and failure to conduct background checks; failure to develop adequate policies for responding to workplace violence; lack of training so that staff could properly respond to agitated and potentially violent patients; inadequate responses to reported security problems; poor mental health vetting of healthcare providers and on the other side of that not identifying patient mental health issues. Continue reading →

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tablets-5620566_640-e1709791284942Certain antiseizure medications involve serious risk of drug reactions. One of these is levetiracetam, which has been FDA approved for 24 years, and is used both by itself and with other medications to control seizures. It’s sold under the brand names Keppra, KeppraXR, Spritam, and Elepsia XR. It is also sold in generic form. Another such drug that can cause serious drug reactions is the benzodiazepine, clobazam, which is sold under the brand names Sympazan and Onfi and is used to treat a severe epilepsy known as Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. The FDA has issued a drug safety communications warning with regard to levetiracetam and clobazam, notifying consumers that they can cause a rare but potentially life threatening reaction that must be treated quickly: Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). If you suffered harm as a result of your antiseizure medication, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based dangerous drug attorneys of Moll Law Group.

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Antiseizure drugs have a number of side effects, but DRESS is particularly harmful. Hypersensitivity to antiseizure drugs is rare, but when there is that sensitivity the reaction can be quite severe.

The FDA has warned that Keppra, Keppra XR, Spritam, Elepsia XR, Sympazan, and Onfi can trigger DRESS. This hypersensitivity reaction to these medicines is serious but rare. In the event that you develop a mysterious rash, fever or swollen lymph nodes while taking one of these medications, you should talk to your doctor and get medical attention right away. The rash can progress and lead to internal organ injuries involving the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and pancreas. that require you to be hospitalized and that could result in death.

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human-874979_640-e1709789373108Doctors sometimes perform total hip arthroplasty or total hip replacement using the Synovo Total Hip System, which features resurfacing implants. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that health care providers not use Synovo Total Hip Resurfacing System. While it’s also advised that the hip systems be removed under certain conditions of pain or other symptoms, the FDA does not recommend removal of implanted Synovo Total Hip Systems, if patients find their hip implant is working and they don’t have new or increasing symptoms or pain. If you were injured by the Synovo Total Hip System, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group to learn your options. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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There are three parts to the Synovo Total Hip System: the Acetabular Bearing, the Acetabular Fixation Cup, and the Femoral Resurfacing Cup. They are used together in the system. In 2022, the FDA found out that these three components had been significantly modified, such that it no longer followed the specifications originally improved by the FDA. It issued a warning to Synovo specifying the violations and telling the manufacturer it needed to stop making modified devices and act quickly to correct its legal violations.

The FDA has specifically asked that providers not buy or implant the Synovo Total Hip System and warn they should remove from inventory all the Synovo Total Hip Systems including the Acetabular Bearing components, Acetabular Fixation Cup, and the Femoral Resurfacing Cup. Moreover, The FDA asks consumers to get in touch with their doctors if they experience any symptoms in connection with the system such as weakness of the hip or knee, new or worsening pain, loosening, grinding, or inability to bear weight.

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surgery-3034133_640-e1709790370516Recently, Asensus Senhance Surgical System recalled its Senhance Surgical System in a Class I recall. The Class I recalls are the most serious recalls because they indicate that using the recalled device could result in death or serious injuries. The systems were distributed between April 13, 2023 – September 7, 2023. If you were injured as a result of a malfunctioning Senhance Surgical System, you should call the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in product liability litigation with which we’ve been involved.

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You may be affected by the recall of the Senhance Surgical System if you’re going through or have gone through general laparoscopic surgical procedures or laparoscopic gynecological surgeries. Medical professionals use the Senhance Surgical System, which is a robotic surgery device, to help with laparoscopic surgeries.

The Senhance Surgical System is meant to be used by trained doctors when performing general laparoscopic surgical procedures and laparoscopic gynecological surgeries. The manufacturer expects this medical device to be used exclusively in an operating room environment, with reference to the instructions for use. Those who are two-year-old and older with a weight of at least 10kg and who can undergo conventional endoscopic techniques can be administered care through this device. It is intended for use by trained physicians in an operating room environment in accordance with the instructions for use.

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https://www.molllawgroup.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Screen-Shot-2024-03-12-at-10.33.13-AM-300x199.pngRecently, Walmart, Costco, and Trader Joe’s recalled certain cheeses after a listeria outbreak. The CBC had originally looked into the listeria outbreak back in 2017 and 2021, after it began making people sick in 2014, which was linked to sickness even in 2014, back in 2017 and 2021, but were unable to identify the specific brand responsible for the outbreak. However, evidence suggested that queso fresco and like cheeses were possible sources. The outbreak has made ill 26 people in 11 states. 23 of these people were hospitalized and two died as a result of consuming the cheese. If you were made sick or a loved one died due to contaminated cheese, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group.

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The Mayo Clinic describes listeria as a hardy bacteria that has its home in water, soil, and animal excrement. The bacteria can survive refrigeration and contaminate a wide range of food items. If you consume listeria and become sick, the diagnosis will be listeriosis. Listeriosis can be especially dangerous for the elderly and within the country, it is the third leading cause of death from foodborne illness.

One listeria outbreak, which has lasted a decade, killed two and made sick many more as a result of contaminated cheese associated with a California cheese and dairy company, Rio López Foods, which voluntarily recalled around 60 dairy and cheese products that were made in its facility. Walmart, Costco, and Trader Joe’s, along with other nationwide retailers are recalling the company’s products given the ongoing listeria outbreak. Some of the recalled items include the following, when manufactured during specific windows of time: Don Pancho Cilantro Lime Crema, Rojo’s 6 Layer Dip, Chicken Street Taco Kit, Southwest Chicken Wrap with Sauce, Ready Pac Bistro Queso Crunch Salad Kit, Cilantro salad dressing, Chicken Enchiladas Verde, Elote Chopped Salad Kit, Southwest Salad, Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit, Marketside Southwest Chopped Salad Kit, Marketside Bacon Ranch Crunch Chopped Salad Kit, and various Dole food kits. The cheeses were sold under a range of brand names at stores and delis around the country—some of these brand names were Tio Francisco, Don Francisco, Rizo Bros, El Huache, Rio Grande and 365 Whole Foods Market.

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baby-21998_640-e1707437622336In November 2023, a 6 month baby died in a Fisher-Price infant-to-toddler rocker. Consumer Reports asked Fisher Price and its parent company Mattel to launch a recall because of the safety concerns raised by the baby’s death and other deaths over the years. If your baby died due to the risks of inclined sleepers, you should call the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved across the nation.

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There were reports of a minimum of 13 infant deaths related to the rockers between 2009 and 2021.The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price issued a warning in 2022, in which they advised consumers not to use the rockers for sleep. Despite this warning, the rocker was not recalled.

Consumer Reports also found an event report from March of 2023 in which a baby was nearly harmed, though escaped without injury. It has recommended parents and caregivers to be particularly careful to make sure a baby that spends time in a rocker stays awake. Caregivers are supposed to move a baby that falls asleep in the rocker to a play yard, a crib, or a bassinet. In addition, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked that babies be placed by themselves on a firm flat surface with a fitted sheet and no additional things like pillows, blankets, padded crib bumpers, toys, or blankets.

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gas-station-2665795_640-e1707435989733Due to severe health risks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against buying or using tianeptine products like Neptune’s Fix. Tianeptine supplements are commonly sold at convenience stores and gas stations under the name Neptune’s Fix. The drug tianeptine has not been approved for medical use in this country, though it is prescribed as an antidepressant in other countries. Synthetic pot was also found in supplements. On January 29, 2024, Neptune’s Fix was recalled after federal officials determined the supplements include an unapproved antidepressant drug that can increase the chances of consumers suffering severe side effects such as seizures, suicidal behavior, overdoses, and loss of consciousness, and potentially fatal prescription drug interactions. Tianeptine is also called gas station heroin because it operates on opioid receptors.. If you were harmed by gas station heroin, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group.

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Neptune’s Fix is marketed as a dietary supplement to improve brain function, anxiety, depression, pain, and opioid use disorders, though it isn’t approved for medical use in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted an uptick in serious side effects associated with the supplement; poison control centers had received notification of 151 tianeptine exposures in 2020. Earlier, the FDA had asked gas stations and convenience stores to stop selling the product. In November, the FDA had also warned consumers not to buy Neptune’s Fix or other tianeptine products calling it a potentially dangerous drug that was illegally sold and marketed as providing improvements to brain function, pain, anxiety, depression, and opioid use disorder.

More recently, the FDA announced that the company voluntarily agreed to recall three Neptune’s Fix products: Neptune’s Fix Elixir, Neptune’s Fix Extra Strength Elixir, and Neptune’s Fix Tablets.

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herbicide-587589_640-300x199Recently, a jury ordered Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit to pay more than $2.2 billion, $250 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages, to John McKivison, a 49-year-old former Roundup user who argued that the herbicide he used at home and at work caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer connected to glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient. He had worked as a landscaper and loaded 25 gallon tanks of the weedkiller on his tractor to deal with weeds and vegetation and used it on his home garden as well. McKivison received the largest verdict in five years of Roundup litigation. In Roundup litigation, users usually argue that Monsanto, in fact, knew that some researchers deemed glyphosate a carcinogen, but wanted to bury related studies. If you were harmed by Roundup, you should call our seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers.

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Although Monsanto has won 10 out of 16 trials related to Roundup, it has faced serious damages awards as well. For instance, before the $2.2 billion verdict, it was confronted with a $1.5 billion verdict in November of last year. In 2019, a husband and wife who used the weedkiller for 30 years and developed cancer won a combined $2.055 billion in damages, but the award was cut to $87 million.

Bayer, the German conglomerate that acquired Monsanto for $63 billion, is under significant pressure. Its shares fell nearly 3% before the jury announced its verdict after analysts downgraded the company in connection with the Roundup litigation. Bayer has set aside up to $16 billion to resolve over 100,000 Roundup claims but is now facing a second wave of lawsuits claiming that the herbicide contains carcinogens. Continue reading →

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laboratory-2815641_640-e1707436960419As you likely already know, Stanley tumblers are trendy water bottles. They are so popular that the Valentine’s day limited edition version of the tumbler triggered physical confrontations and campouts at Target. They are often used as a fashion accessory and the company’s use of influencers on social media has caused huge sales of the tumblers. However, the manufacturer of the tumblers, Stanley, states on its website that the vacuum insulation technology that controls the contents of the cup at an ideal temperature is sealed with an industry standard pellet that contains some lead. However, according to the company, after the bottle is sealed, the manufacturer covers that portion with stainless steel rendering the lead inaccessible to those drinking from the tumbler, so there isn’t anything to worry about in terms of health hazards.

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Even so, a number of social media posts on YouTube, X, Reddit, Instagram, and TikTok have remarked on concerns that there is lead in the tumblers. There are also tumbler owners who used kits from home to test the lead; experts say those are not reliable. The lead discussion continues on Facebook, as well.

Recently, professor of public health Jack Caravanos who studies lead and is a global exposure expert assured the public that the Stanley cup is not dangerous to consumers. He tested the cups of different sizes using an X-ray fluorescence detector. This detector decides what the elements of the material are, and this one did not find superficial lead, even, on any part of the cup, Dr. Caravanos reports. He says that the danger to human health is negligible since your mouth isn’t going to go near the surface, and the lead won’t dissolve into the stainless steel. He was unable to deconstruct the tumbler to look at what’s beneath the stainless steel but wasn’t able to get that part open; this is a sign, he says, that lead material is highly unlikely to get out of the cup and become something that could be consumed.

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remove-4559326_640-e1707435032111Recently, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized the Ozempic lawsuits, at least 55 of them, in Pennsylvania federal court. These lawsuits allege that defendants Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly failed to warn people of severe side effects linked to the diabetes and weight loss drugs Ozempic and Mounjaro. The plaintiffs allege they were prescribed drugs to treat diabetes or assist in weight loss but weren’t warned about serious side effects like stomach paralysis and intestinal obstruction. If you were harmed by Ozempic or Mounjaro, call the seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in product liability cases with which we’ve been involved around the country.

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In its order, the JPML agreed it would send all the Ozempic and Mounjaro cases to United States District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where 13 of the cases were already pending. The JPML believes the drugs are similar enough that one MDL for the cases would make discovery and other proceedings more efficient; it will also avoid the risk of inconsistent rulings. Judge Pratter can issue rulings and make consistent decisions that apply to side effect cases related to the relevant diabetes and weight loss drugs.

The defendant pharmaceutical companies denied the allegations in court and moved to dismiss the lawsuits on the grounds that the drugs’ potential side effects are known to the public and that the labels on the drugs announce the side effects, thereby providing adequate warnings.

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