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Gericare Eye Wash Recalled by FDA Due to Contamination

On February 1, 2018, the numerous reports against the Gericare Eye Wash brought the announcement from the FDA for a recall of this product on a consumer level. The reason behind this was the discovery of potential contamination that compromises the health of the user. Once this happened, Kareway Products, Inc. voluntarily recalled approximately 60 thousand lots of the wash…

Diocto Recalled Again for Infection Risk

Almost one year after a previous recall, Rugby Laboratories is issuing another voluntary recall of their Diocto syrup laxatives and stool softeners. All lots of the product are involved in this recall. Diocto Liquid, also known as docusate sodium, is a laxative given mainly to patients in the hospital recovering from heart attacks or surgery. The contaminated products were distributed…

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Who Can You Sue for Medication Errors in Texas?

When someone mentions a medical malpractice lawsuit, our minds immediately picture an error in the operating room. However, malpractice charges can result from other types of medical errors, including medication errors. In fact, medication errors are the most common causes of medical malpractice, especially when it comes to the treatment of newborn children. Our law firms focusing on medical mistakes…

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Can You Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice in Texas?

When you have been given the wrong treatment for a condition or illness, chances are you have a real malpractice claim on your hands. The medical malpractice law system varies from state to state, but most states allow for such claims in the case of misdiagnosis or wrong prescriptions. If you live in Texas or plan to file such a…

FDA Advises Discontinued Use of PharmaTech Liquid Products Due to Contamination

In a recent advisory alert, the Food and Drug Administration warned medical professionals and pharmacies against the continued use of any liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC out of Florida. This advisory is due to the discovery of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) which can cause potentially severe reactions and infections in people, especially those with poor health already. If you…

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What Are Surgical Never Events?

Preventable surgical mistakes, or surgical never events, occur all too often, putting patients at risk for worsened medical conditions or death. People in the Houston Metro area, and throughout Texas, frequently require surgical interventions. This may be to repair internal damage, treat the symptoms of certain medical ailments or to address other conditions. When going under the knife, patients generally…

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Thiamine Deficiency Misdiagnosis & Medical Malpractice

Thiamine, known as Vitamin B-1, is stored in small amounts in the body and as such, healthy levels can be depleted quickly. When the body becomes severely depleted of this essential vitamin serious health consequences can arise in the brain, heart and muscle function. The seriousness of the complications makes quickly identifying and treating potential thiamine deficiency vital. A deficiency…

Combination Therapy Proving Successful Against B. Cepacia Infections

Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia, is a bacterial infection that is most commonly associated with patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis. However, the bacterial infection can be contracted in a number of other ways, including ingestion of contaminated products. UPDATE: B. Cepacia infectionsconnected to contaminated Rugby brands including Diocto stool softener. Several studies have been underway to try to determine…

Texas Nursing Home Neglect High Says AARP

The state of Texas has sued nursing homes over legal violations underscoring that families must vigilantly monitor care quality in Texas nursing homes. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in June 2014 that the Texas Attorney General’s Office has filed three nursing-home neglect lawsuits against long-term care facilities on behalf of DADS or the Department of Aging and Disability Services, the…

Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloth Recall

In a voluntary recall, Sage Products called back one lot of its Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths to the points of distribution from health care facilities, pharmacies, and at-home patients nationwide. The product was recalled because it was contaminated by Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia. This is a serious infection that cannot be treated easily and several instances of infections…

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