Scalpel Weekly News

Week of: May 13, 2013

IN THE NEWS


Fragments of Clear Plastic on Pizza Lead to Nationwide Recall of Specific California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas

Nestlé USA’s Pizza Division recalled select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. because the pizza may contain fragments of clear plastic. Click title to continue reading...


 
MEDICAL ALERTS


Urgent Recall of Trima Accel Automated Blood Collection System Due to Risk of Fatal Air Embolism

Terumo BCT of Lakewood, Colorado, recalled the Trima Accel Automated Blood Collection System for the addition of a safety enhancement called Air Reduction Mitigation (ARM). This safety enhancement is being implemented to address the potentially fatal risk of an air embolism should a donor be prematurely connected to the Trima Accel system.Click title to continue reading...



Incorrectly Labeled Anticoagulant Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Solution, USP (CPD) Blood-Pack Unit Subject to Urgent Recall

The manufacturer, Fenwal of Zurich, IL, has initiated an Urgent Product Recall of one lot (FM13A15027) of product code 4R1584, Anticoagulant Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Solution, USP (CPD) Blood-Pack unit. Click title to continue reading...



Fatal Injuries in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Are Seven Times Higher Than for All U.S. Workers

The oil and gas extraction industry has an elevated occupational fatality rate that is consistently among the highest of any U.S. industry. Click title to continue reading...


  CASE ALERTS


Error to Allow Patient’s Physician to Testify for Defendant Without Designation as Expert Regarding Staph Infection from Hip Injection

A man suffered from hip and back pain. His orthopedic surgeon ordered hip injections that contained steroids and long-acting numbing medications. The radiology residency director at a university's medical center conducted the first round of hip injections successfully. Click title to continue reading...



Kansas Clarifies Accrual of Action for Wrongful Death and Survival In Case on Administering Insulin Incorrectly to Diabetic

A diabetic man was admitted to a hospital. The man was unable to participate in his care because of his medical condition. A week after his admission to the hospital, a nurse administered insulin to the man incorrectly. Click title to continue reading...



Adventist Health Pays U.S. and State of California $14.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Adventist Health System/West, dba Adventist Health, and its affiliated hospital White Memorial Medical Center have agreed to pay the United States and the state of California $14.1 million to settle claims that these entities violated the False Claims Act, the Justice Department announced today. Click title to continue reading...