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FDA issues Class I recall for defective insulin pumps

Ohio residents who live with Type 1 diabetes may discover their lives are in jeopardy. Medtronic manufactures an insulin pump called the MiniMed that comes in two versions -- one for people age 16 and up and one for children ages 7 and up. The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a Class I recall for certain lots of the MiniMed due to a problem with a missing or broken retainer ring.

Cybersecurity concerns make some medical devices dangerous

Some technology allows doctors to monitor patients remotely as they go about their lives. Other medical devices allow monitoring of patients from a central location, such as a nursing station for hospitalized patients here in Ohio and elsewhere. The latter became the subject of a warning from the Food and Drug Administration after GE Healthcare issued a letter in Nov. 2019 regarding concerns that the company's Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers could be vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

FDA warns of hazardous materials in the operating room

As is the case anywhere else in the country, operating rooms in Ohio's hospitals and surgery centers need to be as sterile as possible in order to help reduce the risk of serious infection to the patient. Anytime the internal structures of the body are exposed, the patient's life is jeopardized not only from the procedure itself, but also from everything in the room. If the materials and tools used are not properly sterilized, they become hazardous materials and a source of infection for the patient.

Glysophate lawsuits pile up despite Bayer saying it's safe

It could easily be said that the weed killer called Roundup put Monsanto on the map. When Bayer purchased that company, the larger company inherited some legal matters, including thousands of glysophate lawsuits filed by individuals across the country, including some here in Ohio, who believe that chemical caused their cancer. Even as Bayer negotiates a settlement, the company continues to assert that glysophate is safe.

Hazardous materials found in yet another food product

It seems as though there have been far too many news stories lately about contaminated foods. Many contain hazardous materials that have no place in foods that consumers purchase, eat and serve to their families. Some Ohio consumers may already know that the one of the latest products in question comes from Nestle USA.

Ohio company recalls beef product for hazardous materials

Kenosha Beef International is based here in Ohio. Recently, the company recalled one of its products due to the presence of hazardous materials. Somehow, metal shavings got into an undetermined amount of a seasoned beef product produced by the company, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. This is considered a Class I recall, which means consumption of the product could cause significant harm.

Could General Mills face product liability claims in flour recall

Consumers here in Ohio and elsewhere expect the food they buy to be free from anything that could cause them harm. Sadly, manufacturers recall far too many foods due to contamination with something that may result in an illness that could turn serious or even deadly. One of the latest food recalls comes from General Mills regarding 5-pound bags of flour. It is possible that the company could face product liability claims if anyone suffers harm as a result of ingesting the flour.

Products liability news: Dole announces recall of baby spinach

Many people are trying to eat healthier these days. When they go to the grocery store, they purchase fruits and vegetables they believe will help achieve that goal. Sadly, recalls of these otherwise nutritious foods happen far too often. One of the latest recalls from Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., could lead to products liability claims from consumers here in Ohio and elsewhere.

Product liability issues: Listeria can cause serious illness

It seems as though a different food ends up recalled every week. Some Ohio shoppers may wonder whether they can trust any products they purchase at this point while others consider the recalls more of a nuisance, but nothing more. One of the reasons why many food items end up taken off the shelves is due to contamination from Listeria, which can cause serious or fatal injuries in some segments of the population. In any case, more companies are issuing recalls in an abundance of caution in order to avoid product liability claims.

Company could face product liability claims after recalls

More and more people here in Ohio and elsewhere are trying to live healthier lives. As part of that quest, they may attempt to lose weight, which may involve making sure that their metabolisms are working properly and in balance. A company that used to sell a product to help with that endeavor recently closed its doors after recalls that could result in numerous product liability claims.

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