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February 20, 2020

Hernia Mesh complications can cause pain and additional injuries

Hernia is a tear or break in the muscle wall surrounding the organs of the abdomen and upper leg and groin areas of the body.  When the muscle wall weakens due to overexertion, persistent cough,…

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December 16, 2019

Zantac Recalled due to Cancer Risks

The heartburn medication Zantac has been recalled within the United States and in other countries worldwide, because its active ingredient Ranitidine, mixes with common substances within the human body causing formation of high levels of…

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June 13, 2019

Jury Awards to Round Up victims continues to gain momentum

In the third jury verdict within a year, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, were awarded $2 billion in punitive damages, as a settlement for cancer which the couple maintains was caused by using Round-Up weed killer…

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April 8, 2019

Zofran Lawsuits

Zofran Birth Defect Cases Moving Forward Zofran (ondansetron) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 as an anti-nausea medication for chemotherapy and post-surgical patients.  At no time in its history…

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April 1, 2019

Blood Pressure Medication Recall

Behind the Valsartan Recalls Valsartan becomes the third high blood pressure/heart failure medication to be recalled from the market within the last year.  It joins losartan and irbesartan, all of which are of a class…

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March 28, 2019

IVC Filter Dangers

A 28-year-old woman went to the emergency room reporting a pain in her lower back on the right side. After an examination, a CT scan was performed which found a fractured IVC Filter which had…

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March 21, 2019

C.R. Bard Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filings Could Number 3,000 in 2019

Surgical or hernia mesh has caused significant complications for some patients. We’ve discussed these issues previously, however, much has occurred since that article was published. One particular manufacturer, C.R. Bard and their Davol Inc, subsidiary,…

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February 25, 2019

Hernia Mesh May Cause Severe Complications

Doctors and surgeons rely on a variety of medical devices and other products to support them during surgical procedures and routine checkups. While many of those products serve their purposes without adverse effects, not all…

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February 21, 2019

3M Combat Arms™ Earplugs, Version 2, May Cause Hearing Loss, Tinnitus

If you served in the U.S. military and saw combat operations between 2003 and 2015, you may have been issued Combat Arms™ Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2). These plugs are identifiable by having one dark olive…

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February 13, 2019

Lawsuits Against Juul E-Cigarettes on the Rise

You’ve probably seen the Juul and other e-cigarettes in your local convenience store. According to some industry observers, e-cigarettes are especially prevalent around high schools and college campuses. Some see these trends as troubling, and…

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February 7, 2019

French Court Bans Roundup

Sales of Roundup Pro 360, a Monsanto product used for largely commercial weed control, were banned on January 15, 2019 in France. An administrative tribunal in Lyon, France, ruled that the French food and environmental safety…

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November 28, 2018

Jacuzzi Walk-In Tub Injuries Are on the Rise

Jacuzzi walk-in tubs are ideal for people who want the relaxing and therapeutic effects of jacuzzi-style baths but have mobility problems that make it difficult to get in and out of standard tubs. Walk-in tubs…

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October 4, 2018

Jacuzzi Walk-In Bathtubs a “Death Trap” for the Elderly

Walk-in bathtubs are specifically marketed towards the aging population, with promotional materials promising peace of mind and that the product has been engineered for safety and comfort. But what has been the real-life experience of…

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September 17, 2018

Netflix’s “The Bleeding Edge” Uncovers the Truth About Medical Devices

For patients suffering from chronic diseases, pain, and lost mobility, prescription medications and corrective surgeries aren’t the only options in 2018. Many healthcare providers now recommend that patients receive implantable medical devices to help reduce…

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August 23, 2018

First Roundup Verdict Results in Jury Award of $289 Million

The first case brought by plaintiffs against Monsanto Corporation regarding their weed killer product Roundup has resulted in the jury awarding damages to the plaintiff of $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in…

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July 19, 2018

Jury Awards $4.69 Billion Settlement in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

In July 2018, a jury in a trial before a Missouri state court awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who have claimed injury due to use of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) talcum powder products. This…

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June 28, 2018

Mirena® IUD and Pseudotumor Cerebri

The Mirena® intrauterine device (IUD) has a storied legal history. Originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the year 2000, the contraceptive device gained some popularity due to its five-year lifespan…

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February 1, 2018

Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Systems Linked to Increased Post-Surgical Infections

The Bair Hugger Forced-air Warming (FAW) Normothermia System was invented by Dr. Scott Augustine, and introduced to the market in 1988. The device was manufactured and distributed by his company, Augustine Medical. After a successful…

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July 27, 2017

FOLLOW UP: Essure permanent birth control withdrawn from market in Canada

We published our first article on the Essure permanent birth control device in November 2016. Since that first article, several new developments have occurred. Most recently, Bayer has withdrawn the product from the market in…

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June 7, 2017

Product Liability: Class Action vs. Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

In product liability cases, there are two types of cases that could be filed: a class action suit or a multi-district litigation (MDL). The first is a class action lawsuit. In a class action suit,…

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