Scalpel Weekly News

Week of: January 29, 2012

IN THE NEWS


Unmarried Father of Child Conceived By Assisted Reproduction May File Paternity Action

In a case of first impression, a Virginia Appellate Court held that a sperm donor is not barred from filing a parentage action to establish paternity of the child resulting from the assisted conception.


 
MEDICAL ALERTS


Jones’ Seasoning Voluntarily Recalls Mock Salt Due to Possible Health Risk

Jones’ Seasoning Blends, LLC. announced a voluntary recall of Jones’ Mock Salt Original as well as Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend due to the potential contamination of Salmonella.



Perfect Image Solutions Topical Hair Regrowth Products Recalled

Perfect Image Solutions recalled lots of topical hair regrowth products because they are “unapproved new drugs” under the FDA regulations, and may present potential health hazards.



FDA Warns Against Use of ShoulderFlex Massager

The FDA is repeating its warning to consumers not to use the ShoulderFlex Massager, imported by King International and sold by various companies, due to serious potential health risks.


  CASE ALERTS


Oil Rig Worker Killed in Forklift Accident While Working at Onshore Facility Entitled to Benefits Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

An employee of an oil exploration and extraction business who spent 98 percent of his time working on an oil rig is entitled to benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.



Firefighter’s Rule Bars EMT Action For Injury by Unruly Patient After Completing Delivery of Different Patient

The Firefighter’s Rule was applied to bar an action against a hospital by an EMT who, after transporting someone to the hospital, was injured while attempting to help a nurse subdue an unruly patient.



Hospital Lab has No Duty to Send Test Results to Patient But Must Send to Ordering Physician

The California Appellate court held that a hospital providing clinical laboratory services to a patient on the orders of the patient’s physician owes no duty to ensure that test results are received by the patient, merely to ensure that the ordering physician receives the results.