February 20th, 2013|
February 20, 2013
The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. announced last Friday they are conducting a voluntary recall of cidofovir injections, labeled under the name Vistide®, due to a defect. According to an FDA press release, some vials of the drug from particular lots contained particulate material in the solution.
The drug is a clear, colorless solution that is used in the treatment of patients suffering from both cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The contamination of the drug was not discovered until testing of lot # B120217A, carrying an expiration date of May 2015, was conducted. Experts say injection of the particulate could lead to a patient suffering drug injuries, including death, and added the severity of the Drug Injury could depend on how much and the size of the particular was injected.
Officials say that any vial of the drug should be inspected for particulate before use. Anyone who is in possession of an affected product has been instructed to contact Stericycle at 1-888-965-5791, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, to receive replacements of the medication. Anyone who experiences adverse health events as the result of the use of the drug is instructed to contact the FDA to report the incident.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers at the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are hopeful the recall will be successful in keeping users of Vistide® free from harm’s way.
May 18th, 2011|
May 19, 2011
WTHI reports one man has died and another was injured in a Terre Haute auto accident.
The Terre Haute auto accident took place when the car the two men were driving in hit a pothole and the driver lost control. The car ran off the road and into a lake a little past midnight in the Terre Haute auto accident.
The driver died during the Terre Haute auto accident, and the passenger was stuck in freezing waters for almost seven hours. The passenger was found once it became light outside.
The Terre Haute auto accident passenger was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for advanced hypothermia.
Police are still investigating the Terre Haute auto accident.
Do you think automakers should equip cars with emergency exits to use if the vehicle becomes trapped under water?
If you have been injured in a Terre Haute auto accident, the Terre Haute auto accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.
July 1st, 2010|
If a doctor is charged with liability, do you think his license should be automatically suspended?
A local doctor has been charged in the Terre Haute wrongful death of one of his patients, reports WTHI-TV.
The doctor is accused of prescribing narcotics to patients with a history of drug abuse. According to officials, he would have patients undergo invasive procedures they didn’t need to get the prescription drugs.
One patient with a history of drug abuse died from narcotic use prescribed by this doctor. The doctor has been indicted for charges related to fraud and other bodily injuries.
As investigation continues, the doctor’s medical license is still active. Do you think it shows negligence on the part of the state that this doctor is still practicing?
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, the Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at Fleshner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help you.
December 11th, 2008|
December 11, 2008
WCPO News reports that icy conditions led to a two-vehicle Cincinnati auto accident. The Cincinnati auto accident occurred on Columbia Parkway between Kemper Lane and Martin Drive.
According to police, the driver of an Explorer was traveling westbound when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a vehicle traveling eastbound causing this Cincinnati car accident.
Police believe the Ohio auto accident was caused by slick road conditions. Both drivers were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries following the Cincinnati car accident.
The Cincinnati auto accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you have been injured in an Ohio car accident.
December 9th, 2008|
December 9, 2008
Many questions remain following a Columbus auto accident, reports the Columbus Dispatch. Police are trying to confirm who was driving the vehicle that caused the Ohio auto accident.
According to police, a Ford Thunderbird was headed west on Morse Road when it crossed the center line, clipped another vehicle, and then crashed head on into a BMW.
The driver of the BMW died at Ohio State University Medical Center following the Columbus auto accident. A female passenger in the Thunderbird also died at a hospital following the Columbus car accident.
An initial report said that the driver of the Thunderbird was a young man. He was charged with speeding and driving without a license. He later said it was his father that had been driving the vehicle. This Columbus auto accident is still under investigation.
The Columbus car accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you have been injured in an Ohio auto accident.
November 6th, 2008|
November 6, 2008
Cincinnati.com reports that one woman died in a fiery Cincinnati car accident early Monday morning.
The Cincinnati auto accident occurred in the Walnut Hills area just after 2 am. Police were called to the intersection of Victory Parkway and Lexington Avenue.
Police report the car involved in the Ohio auto accident was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and ran into a pole. The vehicle then burst in to flames.
The victim in the Cincinnati auto accident was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene.
The Cincinnati car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you have been injured in an Ohio auto accident.
November 4th, 2008|
November 4, 2008
A town marshal was killed after a vehicle hit his motorcycle in a South Bend auto accident, reports WSBT News.
The man was traveling northbound on Ironwood when he was hit by a car traveling southbound. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after he hit the man in the South Bend motorcycle accident.
The driver of the vehicle drove erratically, veered off the road, and hit a tree. Police report the driver was later caught and taken to Memorial Hospital.
The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is investigating the Indiana motorcycle accident.
The South Bend motorcycle accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you have been injured in an Indiana accident.
October 30th, 2008|
October 28, 2008
A man was critically injured when his vehicle slammed into a semi-truck and became pinned underneath the vehicle, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
The Chicago auto accident happened at 3:25 am. The motorist was driving a Nissan Sentra at a high rate of speed down Cicero Avenue; the semi was turning onto Cicero Avenue when the car slammed into the truck.
Fire crews responded to the Chicago car accident and the driver of the car was taken to Christ Medical Center to be treated for critical injuries.
The Chicago auto accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you have been injured in an Illinois car accident.
October 30th, 2008|
October 30, 2008
The News-Gazette reported that four vehicles were involved in a chain reaction Champaign auto accident.
The Sheriff’s office reported that a woman was driving southbound when she drove into the back end of a pickup truck, causing the truck to hit the vehicle in front of it and that car hit a car in front of it.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the Champaign car accident was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. She and the driver of the pickup truck were taken to a local hospital and later released.
The Champaign car accident lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help if you have been injured in an Illinois auto accident.
October 21st, 2008|
October 21, 2008
News channel NBC 4 reported that a four-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a pick-up truck in a Columbus auto accident.
Police report that it appears the boy was struck by a Ford Explorer pick-up truck that was backing up in a parking lot. The boy was attending a local sporting event at Memorial park in Obetz.
The boy was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.
Officials are investigating the Ohio auto accident.