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December 2013 Archives

Medical device maker sued by veteran

Virginia patients who received Zimmer implants may be interested to know that the firm was sued in late 2013 by a military veteran. The Texas vet had gotten his implants after a 2007 motorcycle accident left him with two fractures in his lower leg. The Zimmer plate that the doctors used to stabilize the bone broke unexpectedly following his initial surgery.

FDA investigates robot recall

Families in Roanoke, Virginia, may be affected by a Food and Drug Administration investigation of a major medical supplier undergoing a worldwide recall. Federal officials are investigating surgical robots used at three hospitals in Maine because of increasing reports of malfunctions in the area. Intuitive Surgical Inc., the manufacturer of the defective product, initially issued an urgent recall on Nov. 11, 2013.

Injuries related to high chairs on the rise

Many Virginia parents of toddlers use high chairs every day, and few would consider them to be dangerous products. However, some parents are discovering that children might be hurt when using them. In fact, during the last decade, reported high chair injuries have increased by more than 20 percent. Approximately 9400 children are injured per year while sitting in or climbing on high chairs.

Concussion brain damage may last longer than initially thought

Virginia football fans may have noticed the NFL's strict new rules this season regarding player concussions by taking men temporarily out of the game if one is believed to have been suffered. New research indicates that the brain injury may be more pernicious that previously thought, with the organ showing abnormalities even four months after a mild concussive event. The results also revealed a greater risk of re-injury than formerly believed, meaning that the NFL may have to watch their concussed players more closely.

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