Button batteries a danger to small children

Tiny, button-sized batteries are a danger parents with small children may or not be aware of. In response to increasing reports of small children swallowing such batteries and getting seriously injured, Energizer and other battery makers are taking steps to prevent such incidents.

The popular lithium batteries are used in everything from watches and hearing aids to remote controls and toys.

According to a recent report from the federal Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40,000 kids were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to swallowing batteries between 1997 and 2010. The coin-size, button batteries can cause choking, internal burns and, sometimes, death. Continue reading “Button batteries a danger to small children”

Ohio Product Defect Lawyers: FDA restricts use of Stryker brain stent

The FDA has restricted the use of the Wingspan brain stent after evidence surfaced that the device may increase the risk of stroke and death. The Ohio medical malpractice lawyers of Elk & Elk want to make you aware of the possible danger involved in using these stents.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is restricting use of a brain stent manufactured by Stryker that props open clogged brain arteries.

The Wingspan stent was approved by the FDA in 2005 for use in patients with plaque-filled arteries in the brain – a condition which can lead to strokes. After looking at data suggesting the stent can actually increase stroke and death in some patients, the FDA now says the device should only be used only for a small segment of patients who have experienced multiple strokes but have not had any stroke symptoms in the last week.

The Wingspan stent is made up of a small, mesh tube that is secured via an inflatable tube, promoting blood flow thorough the arteries to the brain. Continue reading “Ohio Product Defect Lawyers: FDA restricts use of Stryker brain stent”