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Sweeney Law FirmMy Insights into Stroke PreventionThis article is by Richard W. Besdine, MD who talks about the stroke experience of a neuro-anatomist named Jill Bolte Taylor. While most people who have had a stroke would certainly describe it as life-altering, few would see it as a creative journey into the workings of the brain as...Sweeney Law FirmMyths and Truths about Indiana Medical MalpracticeHere are some of the myths and truths from David A. Hyman, M.D., J.D, and Charles Silver’s, J.D. article titled “Five Myths of Medical Malpractice.” Myth #1: “Malpractice crises are caused by sudden rises in payouts and claim frequency.” Sweeney Law FirmNearly $1B of Medical Malpractice Payouts to Veterans Not Paid By VAThousands of payouts to veterans who have been victims of medical malpractice have recently been uncovered, and the money may not be coming from where you might expect. Sweeney Law FirmNeonatal, Pediatric and Flextend Tracheostomy Tubes RecallNeonatal and pediatric tracheostomy tubes by Smiths Medical are part of a class 1 recall because of connectors that are difficult to disconnect accessories. Excessive force must be used to make a disconnect which can result in the tracheostomy tube being dislodged from the patient. Tracheostomy tubes are used to...Sweeney Law FirmNew England Compounding Center’s Other Drugs May be Causing Illness, FDA WarnsNew England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts manufactures and distributes a pharmaceutical known as methylprednisolone acetate that is used as an injectable treatment for back pain. This drug is contaminated with a fungus that has caused 214 people to be infected with meningitis and 15 have died so far in...Sweeney Law FirmNew Jersey Compounding Center Recalls All Products, Fearing Mold ContaminationMed Prep consulting, Inc. is a compounding pharmacy in New Jersey that specializes in intravenous pharmaceuticals. Recently they joined the ranks of compounding center notoriety that began with the meningitis outbreaks last fall from contaminated products distributed by a Massachusetts compounding center. Med Prep has voluntarily recalled lots of compounded...Sweeney Law FirmNew Required Electronic Stability Control for Trucks Could Save LivesFederal regulators have recently put in place a required ‘electronic stability control’ (ESC) law for all trucks and buses exceeding 26,000 pounds. It will apply to all new trucks in August 2017 and new buses in 2018. Sweeney Law FirmNew System for Patients to Report Medical MistakesNew System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes This article outlines a new agency that the Obama administration will start to provide consumers a place to report patient safety events and concerns. Some research and reports suggest that up to a quarter of hospital patients experience “adverse events” with their...Sweeney Law FirmNursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Forces Company to Leave StateOne nursing home chain will no longer be operating in Kentucky, citing the state’s failure to pass legislation to protect nursing homes from lawsuits as the primary reason for leaving. Extendicare Health Services, Inc. announced it will no longer operate in Kentucky and will be leasing all of its 21...Sweeney Law FirmNursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Nets $3.2 MillionA Colorado nursing home neglect lawsuit has resulted in a $3.2 million award for the family of an elderly Parkinson’s patient who claims nursing home neglect led to the elderly man’s death. Eighty-eight year old Henry Frazier was moved to the facility in 2009, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease,...