Buy this domain.
Defective Heparin Suspected in Death of Florida Hospital Patient | cialis online

Defective Heparin Suspected in Death of Florida Hospital Patient

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Recalled Baxter Heparin has been implicated in one death at a Florida hospital, and more than 100 “allergy type” reactions in patients around the country. The incidents prompted Baxter HealthCare to issue a recall for 9 lots of its Heparin Sodium 1000 unit/mL for injection vials, and officials from the company have arrived at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida to investigate the patient death, as well as adverse reactions in four other patients there.

At the time it issued the Heparin recall, Baxter had received 100 reports of serious reactions linked, and by Tuesday morning there had been another 50. Allergic reactions to Heparin are not unusual, however so many cases of varying symptoms in a short time is cause for alarm. In addition to Baxter’s probe, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is also conducting its own investigation into the defective Heparin.

According to the Baxter Heparin recall notice, a variety of reactions have been reported in relation to the recalled Heparin, including abdominal pain, abdominal pain (upper), decreased blood pressure, burning sensation, chest pain, diarrhea, dizziness, drug ineffectiveness, dyspepsia, dyspnea, erythema, flushing, headache, hyperhidrosis, hypoesthesia, hypotension, lacrimation increased, loss of consciousness, malaise, nausea, pallor, palpitations, paresthesia, paresthesia (oral), pharyngeal edema, restlessness, vomiting/retching, stomach discomfort, tachycardia, thirst, trismus, and unresponsiveness to stimuli.

According to, Lee Memorial Health System, which runs HealthPark, was among the first health care agencies to notifiy authorities and Baxter International about suspicions that Heparin could be causing serious – and in one case possibly fatal — reactions ins some patients. All of the Florida patients experienced shock and low blood pressure after receiving Baxter Heparin to prevent blood clots. Reports from HealthPark and other hospitals prompted Baxter to issue the Heparin recall on January 17. Officials from Baxter have arrived at HealthPark to investigate the incidents. In the meantime, Lee Memorial Health System has disposed of the Heparin batches involved, and there have been no other incidents.Baxter has had problems with its Heparin in the past. Last year, the FDA, in collaboration with Baxter, issued a two-page safety alert in February 2007 warning of the fatal dangers of mistaking high 10,000 unit and low 10 unit dose vials of Heparin. The memo advised hospitals to double-check their inventory to ensure dispensing errors do not occur. The 2007 alert was issued after three infants died in Indiana after they were mistakenly given adult doses. In December, actor Dennis Quaid and his wife named Baxter in a lawsuit after their newborn twins were mistakenly given potentially fatal overdoses of heparin because of a vial mix up. In addition to the Quaid twins, at least six newborns and two other patients are known to have received an overdose of heparin since 2001.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.




Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.