Zimmer Spine Complications – Defective Inserter

Zimmer Spine Complications Could be Caused by Defective Inserter Zimmer and the FDA are alerting surgeons and risk managers that the PEEK Ardis Inserter is not safe for use and is being recalled – patients who had Zimmer components inserted during back surgery and suffered complications or death should check to see if the defective…


Fungal Meningitis Update

New Information Released Today about the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak The FDA, as part of its continuing investigation into the New England Compounding Center’s contaminated drugs responsible for the fungal meningitis outbreak, has uncovered new information regarding the cause of the outbreak and released a list of all medical facilities that received medicine from the New…


Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits filed over contaminated steroids

Litigation began yesterday with two Fungal Meningitis Lawsuits Two patients filed “class action” fungal meningitis lawsuits against New England Compounding Center.  While the fungal meningitis lawsuits are described as a class action, I think it is unlikely that the cases will proceed as class actions.  Class actions require that each member of the class have almost identical claims –…


Company responsible for fungal meningitis outbreak may have misled investigators

Politicians Critical of Company responsible for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Two prominent politicians have accused New England Compounding Center, the manufacturer of the contaminated epidural steroids blamed for the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, of misleading investigators and exceeding its license in the distribution of contaminated steroids.  Fungal meningitis is a very serious illness that causes seizures,…


Dangers of Increased Cardiac Arrest in Dialysis Patients

Thousands of people have had cardiac complications related to use of Granuflo and Naturalyte while undergoing dialysis.  The high incident of cardiac death in Fresenius facilities prompted Fresenius to issue an internal memorandum directing its doctors to modify Granuflo dosages to account for high-than-expected bicarbonate levels in patients receiving Granuflo and Naturalyte.  Fresenius did not warn doctors…


Granuflo Recall news

The Merman Law Firm is now accepting Granuflo cardiac arrest cases nationwide. Granuflo, manufactured by dialysis giant Fresenius, is a product used in dialysis treatments. Granuflo acts as a precursor to the body’s bicarbonate production that significantly increases bicarbonate content in the body.   This bicarbonate level is crucial throughout the dialysis process.  Doctors need to prescribe…