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U.S. Department of Justice Releases Details of Rapamune Kidney Transplant Drug Settlement Case against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The marketing and sales practices of major pharmaceutical companies has been under scrutiny in the last few years. This week, the U.S. Justice Department announced that drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a $490.9 million settlement for criminal and civil liability charges in connection with improperly marketing Rapamune, the kidney transplant drug. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals […]

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Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Before, During and After Surgery

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately5.4 million surgical procedures performed annually in the United States. Though all operations involve a certain degree of risk, patients should have the reasonable expectation that a high standard of care will be provided to them. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Each […]

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Prescription Drug Errors

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

A good level of trust between a patient and doctor is mutually beneficial. It ensures the doctor can provide accurate, sufficient treatment and gives the patient peace of mind. In most cases, medical professionals live up to expected standards, treating patients with timely, thorough care and prescribing appropriate medications. 

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Birth Defects: Cerebral Palsy

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

There are few things as precious to new parents as their baby’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, many face the unexpected challenge of birth defects that will deeply impact the child’s quality of life, living costs and risk factors for other medical conditions on an ongoing basis. One of the most common disabilities in early development […]

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New Disclosure on 2010 Hip Implant Recall

Posted on January 26th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Earlier this month it was revealed in an extensive New York Times article by Barry Meier that newly disclosed court records pertaining to the 2010 Johnson & Johnson hip implant recall indicate that Johnson & Johnson did not reveal their internal analysis regarding the potential early failure rate of their all-metal hip implant device. The […]

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Senior Care & Skilled Nursing Home Negligence

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

It’s a difficult decision to place someone you love in a nursing home. After screening facilities and ultimately making a decision, it’s important as a family member to be mindful of the circumstances and monitor for any signs of negligence since elders are in many cases are emotionally and/or physically unable report inadequate care. Be […]

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Glass Particles May Be Found in Generic Lipitor

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to a November 29 article by Katie Thomas in The New York Times, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has stopped producing its generic version of Lipitor, pending investigation into the possibility of small glass particles being found in pills. The Food and Drug Administration announced the halt earlier that day. The FDA claims they have not received […]

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to assist a patient in losing weight. There are different types of surgery that may be performed from a restrictive procedure where a band is placed around the stomach, or a more involved bypass procedure to modify the gastrointestinal tract. With each procedure, there may be different consequences. […]

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Don’t Get Sick in July

Posted on July 16th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

It’s one of those secrets you normally don’t learn in nursing school: “Don’t go to the hospital in July.” That’s the month when medical residents, newly graduated from medical school, start learning how to be doctors, and they learn by taking care of patients. And learning means making mistakes. There’s disagreement in the medical literature […]

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Failure To Carry Out Emergency C-Sections

Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

If mother or baby is at risk during delivery, medical professionals may opt to perform an emergency caesarean section, rather than continue with a potentially dangerous vaginal birth. However, what happens if an emergency C-section is needed, but is not carried out? Does this amount to medical negligence? And it is possible to claim compensation […]

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