Blog Posts in March, 2010

  • Nursing Homes Held Accountable

    || 23-Mar-2010

    Punitive damages are rare in nursing home cases in Pennsylvania, but last week a jury awarded punitive damages of $5 million against two nursing homes–Jeanes Hospital and Hillcrest Convalescent Home. The two facilities were accused of providing poor care to Joe N. Blango that caused bedsores that ultimately led to his death two years later. Blango’s widow had already been awarded $1 ...
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  • Another Recall of a Children's Product

    || 19-Mar-2010

    I don’t mean to be alarmist, but it sure seems like recalls of children’s products are on the rise. I guess we can console ourselves by assuming that these recalls are a reflection of increased safety precautions by the government? Anyway, the latest of the recalls involves Harmony High Chairs by Graco, a company whose name is practically synonymous with children’s products. The ...
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  • Heart-Pumping, or Heart-Stopping Device?

    || 15-Mar-2010

    An investigation is underway to determine whether or not MicroMedCardiovascular, maker of pediatric heart pumps, should have reported the death of a recipient of the pump. The FDA-approved pump, called DeBakey VAD Child Device was designed by Michael DeBakey, a well-known surgeon, and is the only pump of its kind. The manufacturer is required to report any deaths related to and/or caused by the ...
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  • Brain Injuries One Year Later

    || 9-Mar-2010

    The following is a guest blog courtesy of Dolan Law Offices in Chicago The effects of traumatic brain injuries often continue long after an accident occurs. The Brain Injury Association of America cites a study that indicates that 40% of patients who were hospitalized for traumatic brain injuries at the time of their accident continue to have unmet needs one year after their accident. Those unmet ...
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