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  • Patients Burned by Electrosurgical Active Electrode Pencils

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 28-Dec-2018

    Patient Burns Caused by Electrosurgical Active Electrodes Failure to Secure Electrosurgical Unit Active-Electrode Pencils Between Uses Can Lead to Patient Burns An electrosurgical unit (ESU) is a medical device designed to make precise surgical incisions using an active-electrode pencil, which is heated via electric current in order to cauterize tissue and stimulate coagulation of bodily fluids. ...
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  • Unsanitary Endoscope Reprocessing Can Lead to Patient Infections

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 26-Dec-2018

    Infections Resulting from Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Illness & Injury Stemming from Failure to Clean Endoscopes Between Uses According to a recent report issued by the ECRI Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to research into the safety and efficacy of medical technology), “failure to consistently and effectively reprocess flexible endoscopes” is one of the top 10 ...
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  • Florida Man Alleges OTC Blood Pressure Medication Contained Carcinogen

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Nov-2018

    Florida Resident Sues Prinston Pharmaceutical for Presence of Carcinogens in Over-the-Counter Blood Pressure Medication On October 25, 2018, Florida resident Ron Molinaro filed a complaint against Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc., Solco Healthcare LLC, Solco Healthcare U.S. LLC, and Huahai US Inc. in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida. Molinaro alleged that the generic blood ...
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  • NDMA-Contaminated Valsartan Puts Consumers at Risk for Cancer

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Nov-2018

    Batches of Valsartan Found to Contain Known Carcinogen, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is a naturally occurring substance that is yellow, odorless, and toxic. It is a byproduct of some industrial manufacturing processes and has even been used to make rocket fuel. Persons exposed to the chemical have been known to develop cancer, especially after taking Valsartan that ...
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  • The Cost of Insurance

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Nov-2018

    RELIASTAR LIFE INSURANCE, BANNER LIFE, AND WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSAL LIFE INSURANCE LAWSUITS Over the past three years, a number of insurance carriers have raised the cost of insurance rates on universal life insurance policies, resulting in dramatic increases to premium payments required to prevent the policies from lapsing. Current policyholders now claim that these rate increases are in violation ...
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