August 2012 In the News

On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 John Marshall Law School Board Member Howard Ankin attended the school’s monthly board meeting. On Thursday, August 16, 2012 Howard Ankin attended a meeting in preparation for the Gateway Green Association’s annual fundraiser, the Green Tie Ball. On Monday, August 13, 2012 Howard Ankin attended a meeting as a board […]

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Preventing Cerebral Palsy in C-Section Births

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that can affect sensation, muscle control, head control, walking, muscle tone, coordination, balance and cognitive functioning.   The most common causes of cerebral palsy include genetic abnormalities, low birth weight, premature birth, and infection. Cerebral palsy may also be result of a brain injury suffered during childbirth, including the misuse of forceps or vacuum […]

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NFL’s Possible Role in Ray Easterling’s Death

Football season is upon us. The first NCAA football games will take place this weekend and the NFL regular season is set to begin on September 5. But as the football players get ready to take the field and fans across the country get ready to pack stadiums and turn on their televisions each Sunday, […]

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Medical Problems Associated with Stryker Hip Implants

Hip replacements and hip implants have become a common medical procedure in recent years. Unfortunately, many hip replacement systems – particularly metal-on-metal hip implant systems – can serious medical problems. A number of hip replacement systems have been recalled recently, including Stryker’s recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant Systems on July […]

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Popular Bumbo Infant Seats Recalled

Approximately 4 million Bumbo infant seats were recalled last week. As we reported in May, Bumbo International, the product’s manufacturer, had been urged to recall to the Bumbo seat due to dangerous risks of babies falling from the seat and suffering traumatic head injuries and other injuries as a result.  Babies frequently escape from the […]

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First Transvaginal Mesh Trial Results in $5.5 Million Verdict

The first transvaginal trial – a test trial known as a “bellwether” case – resulted in huge win for the victim and her husband with the jury awarding the plaintiff, Christine Scott, $5 million for her pain and suffering as a result of nine separate revision surgeries.  Her husband was awarded an additional $500,000 due […]

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BPA Banned from Baby Bottles

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially banned bisphenol A, or BPA, from baby bottles and children’s drinking cups. BPA, an an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical that is used in some plastic bottles and food packaging, has been known to cause health risks, particularly for children. According to this article in the NY Times, […]

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Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

Not only did Styker Orthopedics recently announce that it is recalling its Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Implant Systems and discontinuing global production of the implant systems, but the company is also subject to several lawsuits as a results of its defective hip implants. One such lawsuit was recently moved from a state court […]

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10 Dangerous Olympic Sports

The world has caught Olympic fever. We are hooked to our television screens so that we can witness the Olympians displays of athletic prowess. Unfortunately, the Olympic athletes sometimes compete to the detriment of their own safety. According to this article, approximately one in ten Olympians is injured during the Olympic games, with about three-quarters […]

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