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Blog Posts in October, 2009

  • Nursing Home Drug Abuse

    Lloyd Berkley was a nursing home resident who, according to his nurse, became very angry and combative shortly after his admission to the nursing home. As a result, the nurse administered a psychotropic medication known as Haldol to sedate Mr. Berkley. Mr. Berkley was not psychotic, and Haldol is used primarily to treat schizophrenia and acute psychotic states. Shortly after the drug was injected, ...
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  • Reglan Lawsuits

    Shirlean Meade was given the drug Reglan or metoclopramide to ease her suffering from gastric reflux and heartburn. Reglan is typically used to treat gastric reflux, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. After Ms. Meade began taking this drug, she began to develop involuntary repetitive movements. These movements included impromptu grimacing, lip smacking and pursing, tongue protrusion, and rapid eye ...
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  • Phenergan Lawsuit

    Diana Levine was given the medications Demerol and Phenergan via IV push to treat her migraine headache. However, the nurse administering the treatment missed the vein in her arm. As a result, Diana Levine's arm turned purple then black and was amputated within a couple of weeks. Subsequently, Ms. Levine filed a lawsuit claiming that the FDA should have contained stronger warnings with regard to ...
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  • Heartstart Defibrillator Recall

    Heartstart Fr2+ Automated External Defibrillators were voluntarily recalled by its Dutch manufacturer Philips on October 3, 2009. Philips recalled worldwideabout 5,400 of the defibrillators due to the possibility of a memory chip failure. This defect may render the device inoperable. The recall includes models manufactured between May 2007 and January 2008. Heartstart Defibrillators and Cardiac ...
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