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San Jose, CA medication error lawyer, teething product recall, FDA recall, teething medications, popular teething productsInfants grow at an exceptional rate within the first couple years of life, and their teeth are no exception. Unfortunately, popping teeth through fresh gums is no easy feat, and it leaves many babies with fevers, runny noses, and earaches—and parents with never-ending sleepless nights. For many years, doctors and pharmacists alike quickly suggested the use of over-the-counter teething relief aids. However, many parents will want to find alternative remedies for their struggles as the FDA just issued a severe warning for many popular teething medications.

FDA Warning

The FDA now vigorously warns consumers not to use over-the-counter teething medications containing benzocaine for their children. They also sent letters to manufacturers, asking them to stop producing the medicines altogether, warning that if they fail to do so, they will take regulatory measures to have them forcefully removed from store shelves.

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San Jose hospital malpractice attorney, infant abduction, hospital negligence, infant abduction case, hospital malpracticeIt is known as one of the unthinkable crimes, yet infant abduction happens at a horrifying rate. Statistics of newborn abductions indicate that approximately half occur at hospitals. One in every four kidnappings occurs in a patient's private room. Many facilities have safety and prevention strategies to reduce these numbers. If the unthinkable does happen, who is at fault?

Is the Hospital Negligent?

In most cases, the kidnapper is a woman, aged 17 to 33, is dressed in scrubs, and has visited the hospital recently. This FBI profile matches nearly 98 percent of all newborn kidnappers. Staff members should be aware of their surroundings and anyone who looks out of place, especially if they match that profile.

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Santa Clara County prescription malpractice attorney, prescribing opioids, prescription medication addiction, drug-related deaths, opioid dependenceThe use of drugs has surpassed car accidents as the number one cause of accidental deaths in some states. In Ohio alone, prescription opioids are linked to more than half of the drug overdoses reported.

For years, government officials have made public pleas to the medical industry to utilize alternative options for pain relief rather than merely prescribing an addictive pain reliever. Unfortunately, sales statistics of pain relievers continue increasing, as do drug-related deaths.

If doctors know there is a problem, but they prescribe the medications anyway, can they be held responsible if their patients become addicted?

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San Jose defective medical device attorney, cardiac defibrillators recalled,  heart attack patient, defective medical device, medical device recallCardiac defibrillators are life-saving devices for many individuals who have no other alternative. Implantable defibrillators work similarly to Automated External Defibrillators (AED) which aid in CPR and other rescue procedures. When a patient’s heart rate begins pulsing at a low and unhealthy rate, the implanted device delivers a shock to the heart, forcing it back into a regular rhythm.

Studies show that nearly 100,000 patients undergo the $35,000 procedure annually and that a large percentage of these were unnecessary. Unfortunately, many of these devices were also recalled, yet doctor’s continued to utilize the malfunctioning equipment.

Unnecessary Risk

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San Jose medical malpractice attorney, medical complications, medical malpractice incidents, fatal miscommunication errors, hospital errorsProper communication skills are vital to any successful relationship. Without the necessary conversations, however, these bonds break, falter, and fail. The same concept holds true in medical relationships, except the stakes are much higher.

Doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals hold the lives of their patients in their hands. If communication fails anywhere in the health care industry, the result can be a matter of life or death.

The Big Problem

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