December 23rd, 2015|
The human body is made up of as much as 65 percent water, which is why it’s crucial that many medical devices that are implanted into the body have a hydrophilic or hydrophobic coating. However, the Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that records show many of these coatings can separate from the device, causing patients serious harm.
In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated the first recall of medical devices that were found to have a waterproof or water resistant coating peel off. Since that time the number of such claims have skyrocketed. According to an article from Medscape, the agency received 500 reports of coatings separating from medical devices last year alone.
The results of these coatings peeling away can be deadly as well. There have been at least nine deaths linked to a defective medical device that was known to have hydrophilic or hydrophobic coatings that can peel away. Even more patients have suffered serious injuries as a result of these separations.
These accidents prompted the FDA to request that anyone who has been harmed as the result of the coating peeling off of a medical device to report the incident to the agency.
The legal staff at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin have seen first hand the devastating results the use of a defective medical device can have on the user, and we’re hopeful the actions being taken by the FDA will protect the public from the risks of the coating on medical devices peeling away.
March 2nd, 2009|
February 26, 2009
One man was killed in a Chicago auto accident, according Chicago Breaking News.
The Chicago car accident happened on Lake Shore Drive near 45th Street. According to a witness the Illinois auto accident victim was headed north when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a light pole. The driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the Chicago auto accident.
He had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel, and was transported to the hospital where he later died.
February 24th, 2009|
February 24, 2009
The Chicago Tribune reports that the family of a nursing home resident who died last week filed an Illinois nursing home abuse lawsuit against the facility where she lived.
The victim froze to death when she wandered outside into the courtyard of the nursing home. She was found in the courtyard after being outside for about 90 minutes in freezing cold temperatures. The Chicago nursing home abuse victim was wearing an ankle bracelet that should have triggered an alarm when she went outside.
Although prosecutors are investigating this Chicago nursing home abuse case, the family of the deceased is planning to conduct its own investigation.
February 10th, 2009|
February 5, 2009
The Times-Union reports that a woman died from injuries she received in a Fort Wayne auto accident.
The woman was traveling south on Indiana 15 when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the path of a pickup truck, causing the Indiana auto accident. The truck had a snowplow attached to the front.
The woman became trapped inside her vehicle and had to be removed by emergency personnel workers. She suffered blunt force trauma from the Fort Wayne car accident.
February 9th, 2009|
February 3, 2009
The Chicago Sun Times reports that a man has been charged with driving under the influence after hitting three teens with his vehicle and then crashing into another vehicle.
Police report that the driver of a 1990 Ford Thunderbird was headed west on Galena Blvd. at a high rate of speed, when he ran a stop sign causing the Illinois auto accident. The vehicle then drove off the road and hit three teens who were standing on the street corner.
The vehicle then hit a pickup truck parked in a driveway. The driver then attempted to flee on foot from the scene of the Chicago auto accident.
The three teens were taken to a local hospital following the Chicago car accident. They are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver was charged with an aggravated DUI along with several other charges in this Chicago auto accident.
January 27th, 2009|
January 27, 2009
The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports that four people were injured in a Terre Haute auto accident.
According to the Sheriff’s department, one vehicle was traveling east on Gilchrist road, and another vehicle was traveling north on US 41 when the Terre Haute car accident occurred. The vehicle traveling east appeared in the path of the other vehicle, before the driver had time to react.
The driver of the northbound car struck the other vehicle before leaving the intersection, crossing the median, and heading down a steep embankment.
Four people suffered minor injuries in the Indiana auto accident.
January 21st, 2009|
January 8, 2009
Icy roads are responsible for a Terre Haute auto accident, according to WTHI-TV.
State police reported that the driver of a Dodge Durango was traveling eastbound on Intersate70 when the Terre Haute car accident occurred. The driver hit a patch of black ice, slid off the road and down an embankment, and flipped over onto the vehicle’s top.
Three people were inside the vehicle at the time of the Indiana auto accident. Two people were taken to the hospital following the Terre Haute auto accident.