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DIGITEK Recall

April, 2008: 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. More information on Digitek recall....

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FL Personal Injury Lawyers in Apopka, Kissimmee, and Osceola

News Archive > The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Attorneys Trial Group has settled a lawsuit with Universal Orlando over Universal Studios' Back to the Future ride. For more information on these rides, please see: Dangers of G-force on roller coasters > September 2007: The InsuranceHoax - Property insurers use secret tactics to cheat customers out of payments as profits break records. Read the full article at bloomberg.com. > August 2, 2007: The Miami-Dade Circuit Court ruled that Jackson Memorial Hospital was liable for the death of premature infant, Ryan Rodriguez, on February 10, 2005. Read the full article on the Court’s ruling. >...

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Recent News – Orlando Attorneys

News Archive Case against Ryland Homes A Florida woman’s five-month-old home sustained thousands of dollars in water damage after the fall 2004 hurricanes, and her home has been declared uninhabitable by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Attorneys Trial Group has filed a suit on her behalf against Ryland Homes of Florida Realty Corporation, alleging that after the woman purchased the home, and continuing until the present, there have been construction defects with the home, including, but not limited to, water intrusion, mold and settling due to improper construction. The suit also alleges that Ryland Homes has violated a number of Florida building codes, including...

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Medical Errors News – Fl Medical Malpractice Attorneys

News Archive US leads the way in medical errors WASHINGTON – According to a recent survey, patients in the United States reported elevated rates of medical errors, disorganized doctor visits, and more out-of-pocket expenses than patients in Canada, Britain, Germany, Austria, and New Zealand. Statistics show that thirty-four percent of U.S. patients received wrong medication, improper treatment or incorrect or delayed test results within the past two years. Researchers, who conducted the poll between March and June, questioned adults who had experienced some kind of serious condition that required intense medical treatment or had been hospitalized for something other than routine pregnancy. Between 700...

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Jackson Memorial Liable in Death of Premature Baby.

News Archive Jackson Memorial Liable in Death of Premature Baby The Miami-Dade Circuit Court ruled on August 2, 2007 that Jackson Memorial Hospital was liable for the death of premature infant, Ryan Rodriguez, on February 10, 2005. Ryan’s mother, Odette Acanda, was seven months pregnant when her doctor sent her to Jackson Memorial Hospital, concerned that Acanda's amniotic fluid levels were low. She delivered Ryan nearly two months early through induced labor on Feb. 5, 2005, and he was put in a make-shift incubator and provided oxygen. But five days after his birth, he died of an infection. Ryan’s estate sued the Public Health...

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Recent News – Personal Injury Attorneys, Auto Accidents

News Archive Driver On Cell Phone Kills Two Children If an Orlando couple gets its wish, Florida drivers will be required to use hands-free earpieces when using cell phones in their cars. Anjelica Velez, 5, and her sister Victoria, 2, were killed by a driver who was talking on a cell phone. The two little girls were crossing the street when a University of Central Florida student sped through a red light and hit them. The driver of the car has denied being on the phone at the time. The Velezes have filed a lawsuit against the driver and her father, who owns the Honda...

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Merck & Co Agree to Pay $4.85 Billion to Settle Claims

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 . "So many people were affected by this case that we're thrilled to see Merck taking steps toward compensation." Merck had consistently maintained that it would fight litigation. However, after 6 years of litigation, ruling judges asked both sides to reach...

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