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By Shawn Kasserman

IV solution recall, Chicago product liability lawyers, personal injuryIntravenous (IV) solutions are intended to hydrate or rehydrate patients while under the care of a physician, surgeon, or other applicable healthcare professional. Administration of the solution is handled by licensed professionals, and the patient has no say or knowledge regarding any potential adverse events from a contaminated bag. This makes the recent recall of Baxter IV solutions highly concerning for anyone that has recently visited the hospital, undergone surgery, or otherwise received IV solutions.

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By Shawn Kasserman

male enhancement supplement, Chicago defective drug lawyerConsumers trust that the items they find on a store shelf are safe, but this is not always the case. A widespread recall of several male enhancement dietary supplements, all marketed and sold by R Thomas Marketing LLC, highlights the risks and dangers of this all too common issue. The voluntary recall of this dangerous and defective drug has not come too late for some.

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By Robert Geimer

For many years physicians in training, called residents, worked brutally long shifts, barely sleeping over the course of days.  As the workhorses of medical care in hospitals, this justifiably led to concerns over errors due to the dangerous combination of inexperience and sleep deprivation.  This resulted in rule changes limiting residents to no more than 28 straight hours at the hospital, and 14 hours off after working a 24 hour shift.  However, a study in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine has concluded that the reduced resident hours have not impacted patient safety, and is therefore recommending returning to the brutally long shifts of the past.  Groups such as the American Medical Student Association are opposing such a rollback, pointing to the “overwhelming” evidence of the dangers of sleep deprivation.  In the middle of all of this are hospital patients who expect – and pay for – medical professionals to be at their best.

By Shawn Kasserman

licorice coughing syrup, Chicago pharmaceutical litigation lawyerCough syrup can contain a myriad of ingredients to help alleviate pain, cough, or general discomfort; morphine is not typically one of those ingredients, but it was found in Ma Ying Long Pharmaceutical Group’s over-the-counter Licorice Coughing Liquid. Even more concerning is that the ingredient was never listed on the product’s packaging. As such, the retailer in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling the drug.

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By Shawn Kasserman

clinical trials, Xarelto safety, Chicago product liability attorneysFrom the allegedly biased trials to supposedly hidden results, there is no shortage of issues surrounding Xarelto and how it came to be a mainstream drug. Unfortunately, the concerning information just keeps piling up; the most recent suggests that data may have been inaccurate due to the use of a defective international normalized radio device in the drug’s initial clinical trials.

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