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Patient Sues After Surgeons Unable to Reattach TesticleSalisbury District Hospital is being sued by a 48 year old male patient after they removed the wrong testicle and failed at a reattachment attempt. This “never event” occurred in June of 2012. Similar incidences of wrong testicle surgeries happening in West Suffolk, England and West LA VA Medical Center,...Patients can challenge the "reasonableness" of hospital liensBy David L. FarnbauchThe Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the right of hospital patients to challenge the "reasonableness" of hospital liens filed under Indiana's Hospital Lien Statute.Pharmaceutical Company Recalling Empty CapsulesAurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling lot GESB14011-A of Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100-count bottles to the consumer level. The product lot has been found to contain some empty capsules. Gabapentin is used as in the treatment of epilepsy and for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles).Empty...Radiology Company accused of Health Care FraudDiagnostic Labs of Burbank, CA is one of many companies in the last several years to have a False Claims suit filed against them by the federal government. Diagnostic Labs is Southern California’s largest clinical laboratory and radiology company. Recall: Carefusion EnVe Ventilators128 units of EnVe ventilators manufactured by Carefusion between December 2010 and May 2011 are part of recall that began on September 12, 2011. The model number of the faulty Carefusion ventilation unit is 19250-001. Ventilators are used in medical settings to perform the action of providing oxygen to the...Recall: Coopervision AVAIRA toric and sphere soft contact lensesApproximately 600,000 to 700,000 AVAIRA toric and sphere soft disposable daily wear contact lenses manufactured between the dates of November 1, 2010 to August 3, 2011 are part of a class 1 recall because of silicone oil residue contamination. The residue can result in: Hazy vision Discomfort Severe eye pain...Recall: GE Healthcare Vital Signs Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier Passive Humidification Device (HCH)The GE Healthcare passive humidification device is used to introduce moisture to the air going into a person’s respiratory tract during artificial breathing (such as with general anesthesia). A class I recall was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 3, 2011 for humidification devices manufactured between...Recall: St. Jude Medical Riata and Raiata ST silicone endocardial defibrillator leadsApproximately 79,000 patients have implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads manufactured by St. Jude Medical are part of a class 1 recall because of electrical dysfunction. The insulation on the electrical leads wear away too quickly causing conductor exposure. This can result in inappropriate shocks to the person, or a failure to...Reducing Medical Lawsuits Doesn't Reduce Medical CostsIt has been a recent trend among doctors to order huge numbers of unnecessary and expensive tests like MRIs and CT scans solely to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. If this "defensive medicine" really happens, immunizing doctors from lawsuits should cut down on wasteful testing and...Shelby County, Indiana Confirms Tuberculosis CasePublic health nurse Cecilia Ortiz told the board of directors of Shelby County Indiana Health Department this April that a tuberculosis case had been confirmed in Shelby County last month. The health department has been treating the infected adult with drugs recommended by the Indiana State Department of Health...