Month: March 2016

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$502 million J&J hip replacement lawsuit verdict

Federal jury finds Johnson & Johnson liable for negligence, fraud A Texas federal jury recently awarded $502 million to five plaintiffs with Johnson & Johnson’s defective DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant. After hearing 37-days of testimony, jurors found J&J liable for gross negligence, fraud, and failure to warn doctors and patients about […]
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Congress, put aside politics and give the President’s Supreme Court nominee a hearing and vote

With 11 months still left in his term, the President is fully within his authority to nominate Supreme Court Justices Since 1875, every Supreme Court nominee received a vote or at least a hearing in the Senate. Unfortunately, the political gridlock in Washington may lead to the unprecedented event of President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, […]
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Fear of electrical fires shuts down Metro

Metro chairman calls safety top priority Beginning at midnight tonight, Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail system will shut down for 24 hours amid concerns an electrical fire could break out, potentially endangering the lives of thousands of passengers. One such event occurred during the early morning commute on Monday, causing delays along three separate metro lines. A […]
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Pedestrian fatalities in Washington, D.C. up 40 percent in 2015

Governors Highway Safety Association study estimates 10 percent rise in fatalities nationwide A recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates a 10 percent rise in pedestrians killed in auto accident in 2015 over the previous year. In Washington, D.C. alone, the GHSA estimates pedestrian deaths soared 40 percent in 2015 over 2014. […]
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10 hospitalized in Fairfax, Virginia Greyhound bus crash

One victim battling life-threatening injuries A Greyhound bus crash in Lorton, Virginia sent 10 people to the hospital this morning. The accident occurred on the northbound lane of Route 123/Ox Road and Hooes Road in Fairfax County. Reports indicate the Greyhound passenger bus and a truck collided sometime after the morning rush hour. 10 people […]
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Defective Brainlab Image Guided Surgery systems recalled in Maryland

Class I recall notes serious risk to health and safety of patients The Food and Drug Administration recently issues a Class I safety recall for Brainlab Image Guided Surgery (IGS) systems used in Maryland hospitals. The FDA recalled the IGS systems due to possibly serious life-threatening injuries including death. Brainlab IGS systems help show doctors […]
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700 injuries linked to skull clamps used in surgical procedures

FDA advises doctors to be vigilant of slippage during surgery The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently admitted is received over 1,000 medical device reports (MDR) between 2009 and 2016 concerning skull clamps. Of the 1,000 MDRs, over 700 involved cases of injury, some serious. Injuries associated with malfunctioning skull clamps include: Skull fractures, Facial […]
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