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Sweeney Law FirmPharmaceutical 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...Sweeney Law FirmProgressive's #Fail in Social Media may be Warning to InsurersIn mid-August of 2012, Progressive Insurance Company lost their good reputation, satisfied customer ratings, and many customers due to a story of one of their customer’s claims being handled unethically. The brother of a deceased victim of a car accident used social media to shame Progressive Insurance in their handling...Sweeney Law FirmRadiology 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. Sweeney Law FirmRecall: 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...Sweeney Law FirmRecall: 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...Sweeney Law FirmRecall: 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...Sweeney Law FirmRecall: 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...Sweeney Law FirmReducing 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...Sweeney Law FirmShelby 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...Sweeney Law FirmShell Oil Faces Environmental Lawsuit in IllinoisResidents near Roaxana’s Oil Refinery in Illinois have filed a lawsuit against former refinery owner Shell Oil Co., claiming the major company is responsible for multiple oil leaks and spills over the years. The suit claims that the oil spills have led to serious contamination of the environment, including water...