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  • BARD IVC FILTER INJURIES

    03 Sep 2015  |  Brian Winegar  |  Defective Medical Devices, Product Liability

    A recent NBC new story raised serious questions about the safety of Bard IVC filters. The NBC story reports on two compelling and tragic stories of Bard IVC filters fracturing or dislodging and traveling into the patient’s heart. In one case the Bard IVC filter filter fractured, traveled to the heart, and forced the patient […]

  • Medical Device Approval Process

    28 Aug 2015  |  Brian Winegar  |  Defective Medical Devices, Product Liability

    A recently published study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights the potential public health dangers posed by medical devices that undergo limited testing to determine their safety and effectiveness. In 2010 and 2011 there were 28 medical devices that received Premarket Approval (PMA). PMA is considered the Food and Drug Administration’s […]

  • Xarelto Lawsuit Filed

    24 Jun 2015  |  Brian Winegar  |  Dangerous Drugs

    On June 23, 2015 Perdue & Kidd filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf a Harris County widow whose husband died of a spontaneous subdural hematoma bleed out while on Xarelto. The emergency room physician who attempted to treat the husband when he was admitted to the emergency room determined that nothing could be done […]

  • Xarelto and the Risk of Bleeding Events

    16 Jun 2015  |  Brian Winegar  |  Dangerous Drugs

    On June 11, 2015, Judge Eldon Fallon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held a Science Day to better educate himself and the public about the anticoagulant drug Xarelto. Judge Fallon is overseeing consolidated multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings for all Xarelto lawsuits filed or removed to United States Federal […]

  • Nationwide Knee Replacement Lawyers

    04 Jun 2015  |  Brian Winegar  |  Defective Medical Devices, Product Liability

    On March 12, 2015 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website posted a Class II recall for Zimmer, Inc.’s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial implant following an increase in reported adverse event complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. Radiolucent lines are lines that are seen on x-rays, appearing dark on the exposed film. They are risk-factors for […]

  • The Relationship Between Insomnia and Fatal Car Accidents

    22 May 2015  |  Brian Winegar  |  Car Accidents, Personal Injury

    Countless people throughout Texas experience exhaustion, and many are insomniacs, whether they have been diagnosed or not. On the heels of several studies linking the condition to fatal car accidents, experts are urging people to address and treat their sleep issues, as it could save their lives. The Sleep Research Society and the American Academy […]

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