Scalpel Weekly News

Week of: June 26, 2017

IN THE NEWS


Navigational Accuracy Errors; Frameless Stereotaxic Systems

On June 15, 2017, the FDA warned health care providers of possible navigational accuracy errors that may occur when using frameless stereotaxic navigation systems. Click title to continue reading...


 
MEDICAL ALERTS


Sub-Potent Nitroglycerin Injection Recalled

On June 15, 2017, Advanced Pharma, Inc. recalled all unexpired lots of Nitroglycerin products that were produced at Advanced Pharma’s Houston location between March 3, 2017, and May 31, 2017. The recall was issued based on laboratory test results indicating a lower than expected potency on certain lots of compounded Nitroglycerin Injection which would lead to a lower dose being administered. Click title to continue reading...



Schizophrenia Tablets Recall; Dissolution Test Failure

On June 15, 2017, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. recalled one lot of Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets, 3mg. Paliperidone Extended Release Tablets, 3mg, is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders and was distributed nationwide to wholesalers. Click title to continue reading...



Serious Infections with Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment

On June 16, 2017, the CDC published a report that found that patients diagnosed with “chronic Lyme disease” may be treated with long courses of intravenous (IV) antibiotics which may cause serious bacterial infections. The term “chronic Lyme disease” is used by some health care providers as a diagnosis for various constitutional, musculoskeletal, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. Click title to continue reading...


  CASE ALERTS


Fallopian Tubes Removed, Not Tied; Expert on Informed Consent

A woman underwent a cesarean section. The woman consented to a tubal ligation after the cesarean section. The obstetrician performed a salpingectomy, removing the woman’s fallopian tubes, rather than performing a tubal ligation. Click title to continue reading...



Opening; Plaintiff States Not Presenting Expert; Directed Verdict

A surgeon performed two surgical procedures on a woman. The woman underwent the placement of an inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) and a subsequent gastric bypass surgery. The surgeon advised the woman that the IVC filter was necessary to protect the woman from the risks associated with the pulmonary embolism that might form as a result of the bypass surgery. Click title to continue reading...



Insurer’s Lack of Good Faith Investigation and Reasonable Basis for Genuine Dispute

A woman was injured in an automobile accident. The woman reported pain in the chest and left arm immediately after the accident. The woman walked from the car to a gurney. The woman was then transported by ambulance to a hospital. Click title to continue reading...


FEATURE


Complaint: Asthma Treatment Negligence FTCA Claim

As a special feature for our Premium subscribers we have included this feature containing an illustrative complaint for litigation involving injury sustained as the result of negligent asthma treatment when the Federal Tort Claims Act applies. Click title to continue reading...