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NBC News Investigates Safety of C.R. Bard IVC Filter

IVC Filter Surgery

In a 2-part series, NBC News speaks with Dodi Froehlich, a woman who suffered multiple traumas after a car accident, putting her at high risk for blood clots. As part of her treatment, an IVC device (the Recovery) made by C.R. Bard was implanted to prevent potential clots.

Instead, just four months later, that same device almost killed her when a piece broke off, piercing her heart.

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Elder Abuse: Violating the Trust

elderly abuse

When you need some sort of assisted care for your elderly parent, grandparent, or other adult, you want the best care possible. You trust that facilities such as nursing homes know how to handle health and hygiene issues and can empathize with loneliness and forgetfulness. It is unthinkable that these facilities may be breeding grounds for elder abuse.

However, elder abuse is a serious issue.

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School Bus Safety Tips for Drivers and Riders

School Bus Safety

It’s that time of year once again. Big yellow school busses are on the move taking some 23 million kids back and forth to school.

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Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

IVC Filter

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has decided to consolidate all pending IVC filter cases against C.R. Bard, Inc. and Bard Peripheral Vascular. This decision will centralize all cases filed in the federal court system before one judge, the Honorable David G. Campbell, United States District Court for the District of Arizona, allowing for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

It is anticipated that more than 200 cases will be immediately transferred with hundreds more to follow.

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Takata Airbag Recall: What You Need to Know

Takata Airbag Recall

Takata supplied defective air bags to many vehicle manufacturers for years, thus creating one of the largest and most complex recalls in U.S. history, making the Takata Airbag recall literally the largest vehicle recall in history surpassing Ford’s defective transmissions in the 1980s, which affected 21 million vehicles.

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Helping Truck Drivers Manage Driver Fatigue

Tired truck driver

Truck drivers work long hours, face strenuous deadlines and often have rigorous schedules. Is it any wonder that one of the leading causes for truck driving accidents is due to driver fatigue?

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Red Light Running: Dangerous Driving Practice

Nash National Stop On Red Month

Picture this scenario.

You’re on the way to pick your kids up from school. As you near a stop light, it turns from green to yellow. What do you do? Do you continue to drive through the intersection, chancing that it could turn red? Or do you stop?

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Construction Work Zone Safety for Motorists & Workers

Construction work zone accident

Road construction is a necessary evil to maintain our roadways and keep them safe. However, it can also be very frustrating when you come up on construction work zones you didn’t expect as you’re driving to your destination, especially if there are detours you have to contend with.

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Hip Replacement Danger: Stem and Neck Fractures

ball and socket

More people are choosing to have a hip replacement to give them back their mobility, improve their ability to perform daily activities, and improve their quality of life.

This surgery involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a new artificial joint. One popular option is a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement device where a metal femoral head (the ball) and a metal acetabular cup (the socket) replace the natural bone ball-and-socket joint.

Unfortunately, over time, some of these MoM devices are failing due to stem and neck fractures.

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What to Do after an Automobile Accident

Nash & Franciskato Car Accident

Being involved in an automobile accident is a time of extreme emotions. While you may think you will know what to do, often, in the chaos and confusion of an accident it is easy to forget, especially when injuries or even fatalities are involved.

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