ISSUE: FDA is issuing an update to alert health care providers of five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity. Four reports involve the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System, manufactured by Apollo Endo Surgery, and one report involves the ReShape Integrated Dual…

By: David Donovan August 3, 2017 North Carolina Lawyers Weekly A 28-year-old Marine veteran who suffered paralysis from the waist down after emergency room doctors failed to diagnose an infection that was compressing the nerves along his spine has reached a $2.25 million confidential settlement, his attorney reports. Darren Dawson of Dawson & Albritton in…