Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jan 30, 2018

FDA Warns Consumers About Limbrel After Liver and Lung Injury Reports

By |January 30th, 2018|Dangerous Drugs|0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety warning to consumers regarding Limbrel, a “medical food” product marketed to “manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis,” because of an increase in adverse event reports of drug-induced liver injury and a lung infection associated with the product. The FDA advises consumers to stop taking Limbrel and contact their doctor. The FDA also advises health care providers who know that their patients are taking [...]

Jan 23, 2018

John Cocke Named to 2017 Super Lawyers List in Memphis

By |January 23rd, 2018|Firm News|0 Comments

Merkel & Cocke is proud to announce that partner John H. Cocke was named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list for the Memphis area, for his work in the area of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. This is Mr. Cocke’s 11th consecutive year being recognized for his work by Super Lawyers. Memphis Magazine listed Mr. Cocke, as well as partner Charles M. Merkel Jr. and firm member Charles Merkel III, in its December issue. [...]

Jan 15, 2018

What is the FDA Doing to Protect Patients at Risk from Connected Devices?

By |January 15th, 2018|Products Liability|0 Comments

You have most likely heard of the massive data breaches which have exposed the personally identifiable information about millions of Americans. People worry about identity theft in the wake of these breaches, but maybe they need to be more aware of the risk of hackers gaining access to connected medical devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that St. Jude-Medical's implantable cardiac devices can be hacked. These implanted devices monitor and control a [...]

Jan 9, 2018

The Deadly Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Commercial Truck Drivers

By |January 9th, 2018|Truck Accident|0 Comments

On September 29, 2016, a New Jersey Transit engineer with undiagnosed sleep apnea was operating a train which crashed into the Hoboken train station killing one and injuring 100 people. The train engineer had received a medical examination two months prior to the crash, but was not tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). After the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board reported that the engineer had been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea after the [...]

Jan 3, 2018

Dying at Work in Mississippi

By |January 3rd, 2018|Workplace Injury|0 Comments

The National Employment Law Project has published a new report, Dying on the Job in Mississippi, which reveals that Mississippi workers face one of the highest on-the-job fatality rates of any state in the U.S. Mississippi workers also suffer hundreds of severe injuries every day, and they must deal with a workers' compensation system with benefits so low that they threaten to plunge injured workers and their families into poverty. Here are some startling facts [...]

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