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Despite Lack of Reporting, Vaping Injuries and Deaths Continue

As we move forward into 2020, last year’s outbreak of vaping injuries and deaths seem to have diminished with time. E-cigarettes sent the nation into panic overdrive when hundreds of patients, mostly minors, were reportedly seeking emergency care for lung injuries related to vaping. This epidemic saw its peak in September 2019; and, like many…

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10 Million Airbags Affected By Latest Takata Recall

Takata is recalling more than 10 million front airbags that have been utilized by 14 different automakers. The recall was made after it was discovered the airbags were exploding with accelerated force and hurling shrapnel in the process. Faulty Takata inflators have been linked to at least 25 deaths worldwide to date. Takata has a…

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Flavored E-Cigarette Cartridges

FDA Unveils Strict Policy Targeting Flavored E-Cigarette Cartridges

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new policy requiring companies to cease manufacturing and distribution of flavored e-cigarette cartridge tobacco products within 30 days. The policy is aimed specifically at fruit and mint flavors, which have been found to be most popular among minors. The FDA has taken another step in…

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Vaping Injuries Attorney

Study Links Vaping to Long-Term Risk of Respiratory Disease

Though the practice of vaping has been around for many years, it skyrocketed in popularity during the past decade. While many turned to vaping to cut down or quit smoking cigarettes, the effects of e-cigarette use have proved to be damaging for users. Now, a study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine linked vaping to a long-term risk of respiratory disease.

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Vitamin E Acetate

Vitamin E Acetate and Vaping Illness

With the rise in popularity of vaping devices, many people now either use a vaping device or know someone who does. A lot of people find the devices to be a welcome alternative to cigarettes and other forms of tobacco use. But a months-long national outbreak of health-related issues related to vaping continues, and the…

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Hernia Mesh Attorneys

First Physiomesh Bellwether Trial Will Start This Year

Back in May 2016, Ethicon recalled its Physiomesh hernia mesh after reports determined recurrence and reoperation rates were higher than average. Following these reports, many patients who had been implanted with the defective mesh filed lawsuits seeking compensation.

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510(k) Approval Process

What’s The FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process and How Does It Hurt Patients?

Most people believe that any medical device available on the market goes through a thorough and effective approval process. The truth is, this is not always the case. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with analyzing new device applications and granting approval to reasonably safe devices; however, the agency has more than one avenue for approval. In addition to the ordinary application process, the FDA has an approval process called 510(k) approval and it’s putting many patients at risk.

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Medtronic Defibrillator Lawyer

Medtronic Defibrillators Facing More Problems

Patients with Medtronic Defibrillators already know firsthand how defective these devices can be. In addition to previously known issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued another warning for patients: these devices could be vulnerable to hacking. In a recent warning letter, the FDA cautioned patients that a software update must be made to protect the device from cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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