Actavis, maker of the prescription drug DIGITEK, launched a Class I nationwide recall of the drug in April 2008. Digitek pills were made for an unknown period of time with a potentially fatal defect. Some tablets may have been twice as thick as they were supposed to be. That meant they could contain twice the approved level of Digitalis, the active ingredient in Digitek, leading to Digitalis toxicity.
Florida Supreme Court Patient Ruling
The Florida Supreme Court rules that patients have a right to check records of past errors made by doctors and hospitals. The hospitals and doctors have been reluctant to produce records of past errors, but the Court ruled that voters adopted a "Patient's Right To Know" in November 2004. Read More
Man Says Paramedics' Mistake Broke His Spine, Shoulders
November 28, 2007: WFTV reports that AttorneysTrialGroup.com is representing an Orange County, FL man who was injured when paramedics attempted to transport him to the hospital for a diabetic emergency. Astolfo Lugo, Sr. broke his hip, both of his shoulders and suffered spinal fractures. Read More
full article at WFTV.com.
Merck & Co to pay $4.85 billion
November 9, 2007: Merck & Co agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle claims
that its painkiller Vioxx
caused heart attacks and strokes. Vioxx was prescribed to 80 million patients
from May 1999 to September 2004, when it was voluntarily recalled by Merck.
Following the recall, suits were filed on behalf of 47,000 claimants across the
US. "Great news," exclaims Attorney Carlos .
Medical Malpractice caps ruled unconstitutional
October 30, 2007: the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Orange County, FL
ruled that medical malpractice caps on award damages are unconstitutional. A
statute enacted in 2003 provided caps on damages. The Court ruled that this
statute is contradicted by the Florida Constitution, Article I, Section 26 that
was made part of the State Constitution by Florida voters in November 2004. Read More