High Usage Rates of IVC Filters Continue Despite FDA Safety Warning

Published: July 19, 2017 7:47pm 132 Views

JAMA Internal Medicine recently published an editorial regarding IVC filters and their continued use despite warnings indicating their defects and risks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Class II safety warning of Bard Recovery IVC filters in 2010, when the device'...

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State of Ohio Files Lawsuit Against Drug Makers Over Opioid Epidemic

Published: June 13, 2017 7:47pm 101 Views

The State of Ohio recently filed a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of misrepresenting the addictive risks of painkillers and fueling the national opioid epidemic. The complaint was filed in state court in Ross County by Ohio's attorney general Mike DeWine...

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Zimmer Biomet Recalls Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators

Published: June 5, 2017 3:45pm 94 Views

Medical device manufacturer, Zimmer Biomet, recently recalled the SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIb Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators due to unsafe levels of potential harmful chemicals which may be toxic to tissues and organs. The Zimmer Biomet SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIb Implantable Spinal...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Successfully Resolve Slip and Fall Case

Published: May 30, 2017 8:07pm 102 Views

Angelo G. Faraci Paul K. Lange Faraci Lange partners, Angelo G. Faraci and Paul K. Lange, recently resolved a premises liability case for a Rochester resident who slip and fell on black ice at a local carwash due to unsafe conditions at the establishment. Our client was directed by an emplo...

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A Quick Guide To Understanding Your Automobile Insurance Policy

Published: May 26, 2017 3:54pm 122 Views

I was surprised to learn how much I did not know about my auto policy and then I was even more surprised to learn that I was not alone! As consumers, we pay hundreds or thousands of dollars each year for our automobile insurance and often times do not understand what we are paying (or not paying) fo...

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Hoosick Falls Receives Grant to Help Cover PFOA Contamination Costs

Published: May 23, 2017 3:41pm 136 Views

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation recently granted $220,000 to the Village of Hoosick Falls to help cover the costs associated with PFOA contamination in the town's water supply. While village officials are still working to negotiate new settlement agreements with the ac...

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Diabetes Drug Causes Increased Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

Published: May 18, 2017 8:31pm 102 Views

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a safety communication this week reporting that new data from two clinical trials has found the type 2 diabetes drug, Canagliflozin, to cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. The FDA is now requiring that new warnings describing thi...

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Novo Nordisk Faces Lawsuit for Illegal Marketing to Sell Drugs

Published: May 1, 2017 4:27pm 166 Views

Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company, recently agreed to settle a U.S. investigation of its marketing of diabetes drugs, which included illegally hiring certified diabetes educators to act as salespeople and paying kickbacks to doctors for prescribing its drugs. The U.S. Justice...

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Texting While Driving is on the Rise

Published: April 28, 2017 4:09pm 127 Views

Use of cellphones is ubiquitous in America. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, approximately 90% of American adults and 98% of young adults (ages 18-29) own a cell phone. An overwhelming majority of those cell phone owners use their phones to send and receive text messages, inc...

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Faraci Lange Attorney Successfully Settles Dog Bite Case

Published: April 12, 2017 6:18pm 108 Views

Faraci Lange Senior Counsel, Joseph A. Regan, recently resolved a personal injury case for an United States Postal Service mail carrier in Irondequoit who was viciously attacked by a dog while he was out on delivery. After delivering mail to one of the homes on his route, he was heading to the n...

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John A. Falk Appointed to State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Published: April 6, 2017 7:29pm 127 Views

John A. Falk, Brighton Town Justice and Faraci Lange Partner, has been appointed to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. In a news release published this week, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced his appointment to a four...

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Importance of Audit Trails and Metadata in Medical Malpractice Cases

Published: March 31, 2017 9:34pm 229 Views

In New York, hospitals are required to keep "n accurate, clear, and comprehensive medical record . . . for every person evaluated or treated as an inpatient, ambulatory patient, emergency patient or outpatient of the hospital." 10 NYCRR § 405.10 (2015). This includes keeping an a...

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FDA Updates Association Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Published: March 28, 2017 2:41pm 99 Views

The Food and Drug Administration recently posted an update strengthening the association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which is a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. When the FDA first identified the possibility of breast implant...

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Study Shows Doctors Receive Payments from Drug Companies while Patients Remain Unaware

Published: March 24, 2017 3:21pm 81 Views

The Journal of General Internal Medicine recently published a study that investigated patients' awareness of physicians who receive payments from pharmaceutical and medical device firms and found that very few Americans are unaware of their doctors receiving industry payments. As dic...

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Hadley Matarazzo to Speak at Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute

Published: March 17, 2017 8:17pm 111 Views

Faraci Lange Partner, Hadley Matarazzo, will be speaking at the Practising Law Institute's 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute being held in March. The conference is scheduled for March 27th - March 28th at the PLI's New York Conference Center. Hadley will be spe...

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New York Senators Push for Safety Standards for Water Contaminants

Published: March 10, 2017 9:53pm 113 Views

Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, U.S. State senators have proposed legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to develop safety standards for water contaminants such as PFOA. New York is among some of the states that have not yet established strict safety standa...

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Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Replacement Recall

Published: February 28, 2017 7:11pm 101 Views

  Faraci Lange is currently investigating lawsuits for individuals injured by the recalled Zimmer Biomet shoulder replacement device. Contact us for more information. The Federal Drug Administration recently announced a Class I recall, which is the most serious type of recall, of the...

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Medical Malpractice in Surgical Procedures

Published: February 27, 2017 9:41pm 123 Views

Medical Malpractice in Surgical Procedures

What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is when a doctor makes a medical mistake that causes injury to the patient. A medical mistake is when a doctor fails to use reasonable care under the circumstances and does something that another reasonably prudent doctor would not do under the sam...

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Revised Water Contamination Settlement Offers Over $1 Million to Hoosick Falls

Published: February 23, 2017 9:40pm 92 Views

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International, the two companies held responsible for the PFOA water contamination in Hoosick Falls, offered a revised settlement this week that would pay over $1 million to the village. This is an increase from the previous offer of $850,000 th...

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Class Action & MDL Bill Voted Out of House Judiciary Committee

Published: February 16, 2017 4:15pm 116 Views

Last night, the House Judiciary Committee voted a bill out of committee that would eviscerate nearly every type of mass action brought in the U.S. to vindicate large groups of individuals' legal rights against corporate wrongdoing, including the enforcement of civil rights as well as consume...

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Government Accountability Office Releases Power Morcellator Report

Published: February 10, 2017 9:03pm 91 Views

The Government Accountability Office released a report on Wednesday detailing the complications behind power morcellators, the defective medical device that caused the deaths of at least three women in the Rochester area. The report reveals the GAO's investigation about what the FDA, manu...

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Motion to Dismiss Hoosick Falls Class Action Denied by Federal District Court

Published: February 6, 2017 8:47pm 87 Views

In a 39 page decision released today, United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn of the Northern District of New York denied the motion filed by defendants Saint Gobain and Honeywell seeking to dismiss the consolidated Hoosick Falls water contamination class action filed on behalf of village...

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How to Protect from Low Insurance Limits in an Auto Accident Case with SUM Coverage

Published: February 2, 2017 4:56pm 103 Views

Supplemental Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Every week, almost without fail, we get a new motor vehicle case in which the innocent victim is catastrophically injured or killed, but the negligent party who caused the accident has auto insurance with the minimum allowable New York liabili...

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Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant Recall

Published: January 31, 2017 7:24pm 65 Views

Stryker Orthopaedics issued a hazard alert for a specific range of Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Hip Implant devices in September of 2016 due to the risk of potentially causing catastrophic dissociation or metallosis requiring revision surgery. Previously, Stryker had issued a recall in...

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Buffalo Attorney Successfully Resolves Auto Accident Lawsuit

Published: January 24, 2017 9:42pm 107 Views

Faraci Lange attorney, Jennifer L. Fay, recently resolved an auto accident lawsuit for an Erie county resident who sustained serious injuries when her vehicle was struck from behind and pushed onto oncoming traffic, where it was hit head-on by another car. The client's airbags deployed and s...

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Stryker Expands Settlement in Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Lawsuit

Published: January 5, 2017 10:13pm 97 Views

Stryker Orthopaedics has agreed to compensate additional eligible patients who needed to have revision surgery for their Rejuvenate Modular-Neck hip stem and/or ABG II Modular-Neck hip stem prior to December 19th, 2016. This will expand the initial Settlement Program that was agreed upon...

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Cybersecurity Attacks are 2016's Leading Cause of Healthcare Data Breaches

Published: December 30, 2016 4:46pm 133 Views

The top ten data breaches within the healthcare industry in 2016 were caused primarily by cybersecurity attacks such as ransomware and unauthorized access. In 2016, approximately 300 data breach incidents were reported to the Office for Civil Rights, among which 95 were caused by an IT-relate...

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Snowplows in New York are Immune from Liability for Accidents Caused by Vehicle & Traffic Law Violations

Published: December 15, 2016 5:54pm 2571 Views

It may seem odd to hear that New York law permits snowplows to violate just about every rule of the road contained in the New York Vehicle & Traffic Law, except for drunk driving, when plowing on public roads. However, that is a fact. Vehicle & Traffic Law §1103(b) states that th...

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Dump Truck Accident Case Successfully Settled

Published: December 1, 2016 4:54pm 96 Views

Faraci Lange Managing Partner, Stephen G. Schwarz, successfully resolved a truck accident case for a Rochester resident who suffered serious injuries when his vehicle was totaled following a collision with a dump truck. The driver of the dump truck failed to yield the right of way when a...

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Faraci Lange Attorney Joseph Regan Honored with Leader in Law Award

Published: November 14, 2016 3:59pm 102 Views

Faraci Lange Senior Counsel, Joseph A. Regan, was honored with the Leader in Law Award at the Daily Record's 2016 Attorneys of the Year Awards this past week. The Leaders in Law Award is presented to attorneys who demonstrate professional accomplishment, exceptional character, integrity and e...

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