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In 2005, a METRA train derailed in Chicago, costing two young women their lives and causing catastrophic injuries to others.  At the time, Corboy & Demetrio advocated for Positive Train Control on all passenger trains as an appropriate redundancy measure to prevent derailments.

Tragedy struck a CPS high school Thursday when one of its football player collapsed after his game. He died Friday. Saturday, the Cook County medical examiner's office identified the cause of death as blunt force injuries to the head suffered while playing football. 

The Multidistrict Litigation Plaintiff’s Executive Committee recently added more players to the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of former and deceased professional hockey players against the NHL stemming from concussive injuries.

Bloomberg News reports that reusable bronchoscopes may present many of the same dangers as duodenoscopes.

In the wake of the Amtrak crash near Philadelphia, the National Transportation Safety Board made this admonition:  “We know that a properly installed and functional Positive Train Control, or PTC, would have prevented this accident,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers aboard Amtrak train #188 that derailed last night near Philadelphia, PA.  The scene is eerily reminiscent of the tragic METRA derailment of September, 2005 in Chicago, which resulted in the tragic deaths of two young passengers and serious injuries to many Corboy & Demetrio clients.  

Johnson & Johnson agreeing to pay $25 million after its subsidiary, McNeil, failed to initiate or complete the FDA’s corrective action plan for manufacturing issues that led to particles in bottles of children’s Tylenol is yet another reminder that the medicines we purchase for ourselves and our children are not always safe.

The FDA issued a new safety alert today regarding the potential danger of endoscopes, which are causing patients to develop serious and sometimes fatal infections, after re-use.

According to the New York Times, the FDA has never reviewed or approved the procedures manufacturers have recommended to sterilize duodenoscopes between patients.

Zofran is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and was granted FDA approval for use as an anti-nausea medication for cancer patients enduring chemotherapy treatments when it first came on the market. 

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