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March is National Patient Safety Awareness Month. A study published recently in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that more than 400,000 Americans die every year from preventable medical errors, which makes preventable medical errors the No. 3 killer in the U.S., third only to heart disease and cancer. In other words, preventable medical errors are respon­sible […]

Johnson & Johnson has recalled its laparo­scopic power morcel­lators. These devices are used in hysterectomy proce­dures and other uterine surgical proce­dures. The Food and Drug Admin­is­tration has discovered that the morcel­lators can spread malignant cancer cells. The device has been used by women to avoid invasive surgeries for removing fibroids from the uterus. Women who […]

At Terrell Hogan, we think recall infor­mation is worth repeating to keep your family informed and safe. Defective and dangerous products can cause personal injuries and deaths and need to be taken out of use or repaired. In December, 2013 we notified consumers about the dangers from old and new tires. Dangers from New Tires […]

Playtex is recalling AC/DC power adapters that are used with the Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump. The casing on some adapters may become loose and separate, resulting in the possi­bility of electric shock. Women should immedi­ately discon­tinue use if the adapter shows signs of separating. No injuries have been reported yet, but there […]

The OmniPod Insulin Management System has a built-in FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter and the FreeStyle® blood glucose test strips may produce erroneously low blood glucose results. This is critical to Diabetics who as a result of inaccurate infor­mation may end up with high blood sugar and poten­tially coma. Symptoms of hyper­glycemia, high blood sugar, may […]

The FDA has issued a Safety Commu­ni­cation headlined: “Heart­Start Automated External Defib­ril­lators (AED) From Philips Healthcare: Safety Commu­ni­cation — Failure Of An Electrical Component That Could Cause AEDs To Fail To Deliver Appro­priate Shock.” There is a recall of 700,000 Philips Healthcare Automated External Defib­ril­lators (AEDs) because there is a possi­bility of failure in life […]

By Wayne Hogan and Christopher Shakib Today, when generic drugs turn out to be dangerous, injustice governs the legal rights of patients when personal injury or wrongful death occur whether that is in Jacksonville or anywhere else in the United States. The Food and Drug Admin­is­tration (FDA) has announced its intent to restore the legal […]

A voluntary recall of certain lots of Nova Max Glucose Test Strips has occurred.  It has been deter­mined that these strips may cause a false, abnor­mally high blood sugar level to be reported. A falsely high blood sugar level could result in an insulin dosing error (taking too much insulin) that could lead to a […]

Paradigm Insulin Pump users have an Urgent Medical Device Safety Notifi­cation Letter  about Infusion Sets and an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice about Reser­voirs, equipment used to operate the Paradigm insulin pump that are criti­cally important.  The Infusion Sets and Reser­voirs are medical equipment  necessary to keep diabetics alive, by admin­is­tering appro­priate amounts of insulin, […]

Abbott Diabetes Care, the maker of the Freestyle Insulinx blood glucose meter, has initiated a voluntary Class I recall of this meter. A Class I is the most serious type of recall, involving a reasonable proba­bility that use of this product will cause serious adverse health conse­quences. These meters display and store in memory an […]

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