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Blog Posts in 2011

  • ALASKA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS TASER DECISION

    In a recent opinion, the Alaska Supreme Court reversed a Bethel Superior Court's prior decision to throw out a lawsuit against the City of Hooper Bay and a couple of its police officers. Michele Power and Sean Brown, attorneys for Thomas Olson, brought the lawsuit on behalf of Olson in 2007 after Hooper Bay officers tasered him between 15 and 18 times while he was handcuffed. Apparently, Olson had ...
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  • CPSC Failed to Investigate Some Crib Bumper Cases.

    The Chicago Tribune (3/30, Gabler) reported there are "at least 17 cases where the Consumer Product Safety Commission did not investigate a child's death, even though the agency had reports on file suggesting bumper pads" in cribs "played roles in the fatalities." The Chicago Tribune "looked into some of the cases and found that medical examiners and coroners said bumper pads were involved in the ...
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  • $233,000 Awarded in a Medical Malpractice Action Against YKHC

    Earlier this month, a verdict exceeding $233,000 was awarded in a medical malpractice action against the St. Mary's Subregional Clinic and the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation ("YKHC") in Alaska. A mother initiated the matter, through her attorney, Michele Power, at the Power and Brown law firm in Alaska, after inadequate medical care caused her 14 month old son to develop sepsis. Following ...
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  • Opioid Painkillers Linked to Birth Defects

    The Los Angeles Times "Booster Shots" blog (3/2, Maugh II) reported, "Consuming opioid pain relievers such as codeine, oxycodone or hydrocodone just before pregnancy or early in pregnancy increases the risk of certain birth defects, especially congenital heart defects," according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Cheryl S. ...
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  • Strollers Recalled Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards

    Jogging strollers sold by phil&teds USA, Inc, of Fort Collins, Colorado, have been recalled due to amputation and laceration hazards. When folding and unfolding the stroller, a consumer's finger may become caught in the hinge mechanism, posing amputation and laceration hazards. Recall information about this and other phil&teds products can be found on the company's website.
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  • Alcohol wipes maker sued over boy's fatal infection.

    The AP (2/28) reported alcohol wipe manufacturer Triad Group "is being sued by a Texas couple who lost their 2-year-old son to a fatal bacterial infection." According to Shanoop and Sandra Kothari's attorney, "the boy was exposed to Triad alcohol pads after he had a benign cyst removed from his brain." Donald Kidd "says the alcohol pads had bacteria contamination that caused the boy's death." The ...
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  • FDA says breast implants may be linked to rare form of lymphomatous cancer.

    The Washington Post (1/27, Stein) reports that the FDA on Wednesday stated it had "detected a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)" The agency said most women with implants "do not have to have them removed or take any other steps," but they should "immediately seek medical care" if they develop "unusual problems," ...
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  • Federal advisory panel urges stricter oversight of external defibrillators.

    The New York Times (1/26, B3, Wilson) reported that "a federal advisory panel on Tuesday called for stricter oversight of the defibrillators available in many schools, gyms, lobbies, and other places that are used by the public to try to save victims of major heart attacks." Meanwhile, FDA "staff...recommended tighter controls over the automated external defibrillators, citing concerns about ...
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  • Bristol-Myers recalls blood pressure medicine.

    Reuters(1/14, Berkrot) reports Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has announced a recall of 64 million tablets of the blood pressure medicine Avalide because of the potential for reduced effectiveness. The issue is described as a potential variability in levels of the less-soluble form of the active ingredient irbesartan.
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  • Parents Sue Crib Retailer for Son's Death

    The Boston Herald (1/7, Goodison) reports a couple sued crib maker Hayneedle Inc. over the 2008 suffocation death of their toddler son. Their suit tagged the company for negligence "in failing to warn those caring for him of the crib's 'dangerous and defective characteristics, and of the safe and proper method of assembling, using and maintaining (it).'" The child's death was "a key factor" in the ...
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