FDA Recommends Boxed Warning for Essure and Similar Devices

Published: November 3, 2016 3:09pm 91 Views

The Food and Drug Administration recommended a boxed warning for Bayer's permanent birth control product, Essure, and other similar devices stating that some women may not be understanding the risks and benefits of such implants. These devices are known as hysteroscopically-placed tu...

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Faraci Lange Ranked “Best Law Firm” in Rochester and Buffalo in Multiple Practice Areas

Published: November 1, 2016 4:06pm 137 Views

The law firm of Faraci Lange again received multiple, top-tier honors among Rochester and Buffalo firms in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" rankings. The first-tier, best law firm in the plaintiffs' categories of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal In...

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Faraci Lange Presents 'Planning for a Loved One with Traumatic Brain Injury'

Published: October 20, 2016 8:36pm 99 Views

Julie S. Jordan, who oversees Faraci Lange's Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse practice, is presenting a session on planning for patients with traumatic brain injury for this year's Disability Awareness Week, hosted by Upstate Special Needs Planning. The session will be held in the...

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FDA Informs about Infections Associated with Heater-Cooler Devices

Published: October 19, 2016 9:00pm 98 Views

The FDA recently issued a Safety Communication to inform about infections associated with heater-cooler devices, which provide heated and/or cooled water to certain medical devices such as heat exchangers or warming/cooling blankets. These heater-cooler devices are mainly used durin...

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Nursing Homes Fight to Dispute Recent 'No Arbitration Clauses' Rule

Published: October 18, 2016 3:14pm 101 Views

The American Health Care Association and four other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in a Mississippi federal court on Monday seeking to halt implementation of the new CMS rule prohibiting federally funded nursing home facilities from requiring residents to enter into arbitration to settle disputes....

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Study Shows Xarelto May Cause More Bleeding than Pradaxa

Published: October 13, 2016 8:42pm 112 Views

According to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, patients who take the anticoagulant drug Xarelto are more likely to experience serious bleeding than those who take Pradaxa.  Xarelto, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, and Pradaxa, manufacture...

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Senator Plans Bill Allowing Wells Fargo Customers to Sue Over Unauthorized Accounts

Published: October 12, 2016 3:35pm 94 Views

Senator Sherrod Brown announced last week his plan to introduce a bill that would ban Wells Fargo from using forced arbitration clauses in contracts, which had been preventing their customers from suing the bank over unauthorized accounts opened by employees. This follows a recent scandal in...

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Forced Arbitration Clauses No Longer Allowed in Federally Funded Nursing Homes

Published: September 30, 2016 8:53pm 81 Views

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule in September prohibiting all federally funded nursing homes from using forced arbitration agreements against their residents, allowing patients the ability to sue them in court. These pre-dispute binding arbitration cla...

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Perinton Nursing Home Employees Fired for Inappropriate Behavior

Published: September 23, 2016 8:25pm 122 Views

Three employees were fired at Crest Manor, a Perinton nursing home facility, after footage showed inappropriate behavior in a patient's room. Statements from the director of the nursing home reveal that at least one of the staff members was seen dancing inappropriately on a patient's bed...

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Latest Statistics of National Vaccine Injury Compensation

Published: September 20, 2016 8:01pm 111 Views

While vaccines serve an essential public health function by preventing serious and potentially life threatening diseases, a serious vaccine injury or even death can also occur to a small number of people who receive them. Such injuries include, but are not limited to, Guillain Barre Synd...

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Pediatricians Advise Against FluMist Flu Vaccine

Published: September 13, 2016 4:02pm 90 Views

Last week, pediatricians gave the final "thumbs-down" to the FluMist vaccine, which is the only needle-free flu vaccine for kids on the market. The FluMist nasal spray vaccine has already been recommended against this season by vaccine advisers to the Centers for Disease Contro...

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EPA Proposes to Add Saint-Gobain Site in Hoosick to Federal Superfund List

Published: September 7, 2016 9:25pm 99 Views

The EPA announced its proposal today to add the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics site in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country's most hazardous waste sites. The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility is located at 14 McCaffrey Street and it...

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Essure Court Ruling Could Lead to More Lawsuits

Published: August 31, 2016 2:33pm 90 Views

A California state court issued a ruling siding with plaintiffs on August 2nd that has cleared the way for many more Essure birth control lawsuits against Bayer to proceed. Essure is a birth control device manufactured by Bayer that over 75,000 women are using, which is implanted inside the f...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys File Banner Health Class Action Complaint

Published: August 25, 2016 9:16pm 76 Views

A class-action complaint regarding the Banner Health data breach was filed this week by Faraci Lange attorneys Hadley L. Matarazzo and Kathryn Lee Bruns, along with local counsel Paul L. Stoller and Lincoln Combs of Gallagher & Kennedy. Filed on August 23rd, 2016, the class action co...

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Partner in Chicago Sues Her Law Firm Seeking Equal Pay for Women

Published: August 24, 2016 2:40pm 74 Views

Traci Ribeiro, a Chicago-based partner at Sedgwick LLP, filed a class action suit against her firm in July in a California state court, claiming that a "male-dominated culture" limits women from earning equal pay and partnership status. Ribeiro, an insurance expert who joined the f...

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Two Faraci Lange Attorneys Named 2017 Lawyers of the Year

Published: August 19, 2016 2:52pm 116 Views

Two Faraci Lange attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyers of the Year" in Rochester, N.Y. Stephen G. Schwarz, the firm's managing partner, was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the Year in the category of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Ro...

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Lessons to be Learned from Health Data Breaches

Published: August 18, 2016 6:55pm 110 Views

There have been several widespread data breaches in the healthcare industry in recent times that have put the personal information of patients, employees and providers at risk. According to Aaron Miri, CIO at Imprivata, there is a need for increased healthcare industry standards and regulatio...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Listed in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

Published: August 17, 2016 3:39pm 82 Views

Faraci Lange attorneys have once again been well represented in the annual Best Lawyers in America ®  listing for 2017. Selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers are: Angelo G. Faraci, of Rochester, in legal malpractice law, medical malpract...

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FDA Updates Safety Warnings for Class of Antibiotics

Published: August 1, 2016 4:20pm 86 Views

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has signed off on safety label changes for a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones to support warnings about potentially permanent side effects. Fluoroquinolones hinder the growth of bacteria and effectively trea...

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Faraci Lange Appointed Lead Interim Class Counsel in Hoosick Falls Lawsuit

Published: July 27, 2016 8:03pm 112 Views

The United States District Court for the Northern District of New York issued an order today appointing the Law Firms of Faraci Lange and Weitz & Luxenberg as Co-Lead Interim Class Counsel in the Hoosick Falls water contamination lawsuit. The order also granted requests to consolidat...

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J&J's DePuy Orthopaedics Fails to Overturn $8M Hip Implant Verdict

Published: July 26, 2016 8:56pm 93 Views

A California state appeals court ruled against a Johnson & Johnson unit last week, upholding a jury's $8.3 million verdict in favor of a retired prison guard who claimed to be injured by a DePuy ASR metal hip implant. The appeals court found that Loren Kransky, the plai...

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Consumers Refuse to Allow Blue Cross to Escape Data Breach Claims

Published: July 18, 2016 4:00pm 113 Views

On Thursday, consumers in New York federal court argued that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association cannot escape the class action claims it faces over a health insurance data breach and must be held responsible for failing to protect sensitive information. The BCBSA proposed a bid to sh...

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Faraci Lange Attorneys Successfully Resolve Bicycle Accident Case

Published: June 29, 2016 5:31pm 97 Views

Faraci Lange Attorneys Successfully Resolve Bicycle Accident Case

Paul K. Lange Kristin A. Merrick Faraci Lange attorneys, Paul Lange and Kristin Merrick, recently negotiated a successful settlement for a Rochester-residing bicyclist who was injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle. The client was riding his bicycle on Nassau Street appr...

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Farmers Insurance Pays High Price in Female Discrimination Lawsuit

Published: June 24, 2016 5:42pm 108 Views

A multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached between Farmers Insurance and the hundreds of female attorneys it has underpaid for years. The female discrimination lawsuit, filed by lead plaintiff and former Farmers employee Lynne Coates, alleged that the company had broken...

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Screening and Investigating Potential Medical Malpractice Cases

Published: June 21, 2016 8:36pm 98 Views

Screening and Investigating Potential Medical Malpractice Cases

Stephen G. Schwarz Elizabeth K. Zorn Faraci Lange's Stephen Schwarz and Elizabeth Zorn recently co-published the following article in the Summer 2016 issue of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants' Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting about th...

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Saint-Gobain Faces New Class Action Lawsuit Over Teflon Water Contamination

Published: June 16, 2016 6:01pm 101 Views

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is facing another potential class action lawsuit regarding water contamination caused by PFOA, a toxic chemical used to manufacture Teflon. The lawsuit is being brought by Kevin Brown, resident of Litchfield, New Hampshire, who claims that Saint-Gobain's...

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New Bill Proposed to Take Measures Against Defective Medical Devices

Published: June 9, 2016 6:59pm 88 Views

A proposed federal law, titled the Medical Device Guardians Act of 2016, will make it easier for patients victimized by defective medical devices to take legal action against the manufacturers. The bill would commemorate three women from the Rochester area who died following a power morcellat...

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Serious Bleeding Risk Found in Over-the-Counter Antacids

Published: June 7, 2016 5:27pm 103 Views

The Food and Drug Administration issued a Drug Safety Communication yesterday to warn consumers about the risk of serious bleeding with the use of nonprescription antacids containing aspirin to treat heartburn, indigestion, or upset stomach. Although these over-the-counter products are alread...

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Kristin Merrick Honored with 2016 Up & Coming Attorney Award

Published: June 4, 2016 5:55pm 129 Views

Faraci Lange attorney, Kristin Merrick, was honored with the Daily Record's 2016 Up & Coming Attorney Award at the Excellence in Law Award ceremony held this week. The Up & Coming Attorneys demonstrate professional accomplishment, community service and a strong commitment to the legal profe...

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Google's New Patent Will Glue Pedestrians to Cars After Crashes

Published: May 24, 2016 3:08pm 105 Views

Google's new patent idea for an adhesive vehicle that would limit the injuries of struck pedestrians in auto accident was granted last week. The idea of the glue-covered vehicle is to prevent a secondary blow to the pedestrian by allowing them to become stuck to the hood of...

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