Scalpel Weekly News

Week of: March 10, 2014

IN THE NEWS


Taking Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke Has Risks

Only a health care provider can determine whether regular use of aspirin will help to prevent a heart attack or stroke in a patient’s particular case. Click title to continue reading...


 
MEDICAL ALERTS


Uncle Ben's Rice Recall; Punctured Pouch Packaging

Mars Food North America recalled a production lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain White Rice product. Click title to continue reading...



National Popsicle Recall; Undisclosed Milk

Unilever United States, Inc., recalled 20-count boxes of Popsicle brand Orange, Cherry, and Grape flavored ice pops because they may have been inadvertently exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Click title to continue reading...



Physicians Are Main Source of Opioids for Highest-Risk Users

Most people who abuse prescription opioid drugs get them for free from a friend or relative. But according to CDC researchers, those at highest risk of overdose are as likely to get them from a doctor’s prescription. Click title to continue reading...


  CASE ALERTS


High Burden on Plaintiffs for Emergency Care Negligence

A man accidentally shot paint thinner into his finger with a high pressure paint sprayer. Just after midnight, he went to the hospital emergency room. Click title to continue reading...



In Camera Review For Discovery of YouTube Video of Decedent

A man being treated by a neurosurgeon was hospitalized and died. At some point, the man’s brother posted a video compilation to his personal YouTube account. The video compilation purportedly contained several video clips depicting the man’s lifestyle prior to the man’s final hospitalization. Click title to continue reading...



Fake Psychotherapy Clinic and Medicare Fraud; Prison

The 53-year-old owner of two Flint, Michigan, adult day care centers was sentenced for his leadership role in a $3.2 million Medicare fraud scheme. He was sentenced to serve 96 months in prison. Click title to continue reading...