As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Millions of Huber Needles Recalled Earlier this year, the FDA recalled 2 million Huber needles manufactured between January 2007 to August 2009 by Nipro Medical Corporation and distributed by Exelint International Corporation. The Huber needles are used to access ports implanted under the skin of chronically ill patients…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Horse-on-a-Stick Toys May Strangle Your Child On November 10, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Big Ideas Marketing recalled around 8,800 Horse-on-a-Stick toys because the toy’s bridle can strangle children. When buying a toy for one’s child, a parent should not have to worry about…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of hip replacement implants to study whether its implants raise the level of metal in patients’ blood to dangerous levels. The failure rates of the implants have prompted recalls and increased regulator inspection. The high level of metal in blood…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Are You at Risk for Hepatitis C? Today’s news and newspapers uncovers Northern Westchester hospital, in Westchester NY, as having potentially exposing 6,000 patients to Hepatitis C. The patients were injected with what they thought was Fentanyl, a painkiller. However, a surgical technician had substituted the drug with…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Babies Born With Erb’s Palsy Bad births can lead to Erb’s Palsy, a condition in which nerves are stretched and cause the hand, arm, shoulder and face to be injured. Erb’s Palsy is frequently caused by the use of excessive force or inappropriate traction on the infant’s head…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Don’t Ever Take Your Jacket Off An attorney must carry a certain persona at all times in order to gain maximum recovery in regards to your case. Your professionalism, attitude, confidence, vocabulary, mannerisms, facial expressions and even dress will set the stage for how you are perceived by…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE When you have a baby, the last thing you want to think about is whether the crib you purchased is safe – especially whether or not your drop-side crib will injure your child or even cause your child’s death. Cribs are meant to be a safe haven for…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE The Courtroom and the Sports Court I live my life in the spirit of competition, in the courtroom and on the sports court. Both are equally as satisfying. Reaching for bliss, both mentally and physically, requires a tenacious commitment that comes along with success and defeat. Simultaneously striving…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Car Seats Pose Laceration and Choking Risks On November 4, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with car seat manufacturer Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., has recalled around 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats due to laceration and choking dangers. Consumers are warned to stop…

As Published By ALAN S. RIPKA, ESQUIRE Dangerous Strollers Take Fingers When you are strolling along, enjoying the day with your child in your Simplicity/Graco stroller, the last thing you want to think about is whether or not your Simplicity/Graco stroller will injure or even cut off your child’s finger. Now, with your child strapped…

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