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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 claim there, you should first be informed on the basics of the malpractice law in the state. The state laws are different from those of many other states, and being familiarized with the damages, procedures and requirements is key to a [...]

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 and irrigation solution. This recall included notifying the hospitals and retails stores of the demand to remove the product from their inventory or supply shelves, and return it to Kareway Products. The process was anticipated to finish by January 29, [...]

Medical Malpractice in Texas: How Bad is It?

Health care providers, decked out in clean uniforms and working in well-scrubbed surroundings project an air of unimpeachable competence and trustworthiness. They perform modern miracles each day whether that’s treating a nasty infection or extending the life of a loved one with the latest surgical procedure. But the medical profession is not perfect. Doctors and hospitals make thousands of serious errors each year causing unnecessary death and suffering. Many of those errors go unreported. There is no law requiring doctors to publicly admit mistakes and few doctors will do so voluntarily. According to research published in 1999 by the National [...]

Diocto Medicine Recall Information

Popular Stool Softener Recalled Over Risk of Infection Rugby-brand Diocto Liquid – a stool-softening product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC (Davie, FL) – has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer over a risk of contamination. All Diocto Liquid NDC 0536-0590-85 is included as part of the recall. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PharmaTech LLC is taking measures to identify consumers who may have purchased the affected product and alert them of the recall. The recall follows at least two “adverse event reports” of Burkholderia cepacia infections from individuals who utilized the product. What is a Burkholderia Cepacia Infection? [...]

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. Rugby Laboratories out of Michigan issues a voluntary recall after several complaints that the product might be linked to signs and symptoms, and in some cases, infection of B. cepacia. Some of the common signs and symptoms of the bacterial infection include [...]