Defective Products and Dangerous Drugs

Although the manufacturing and marketing of prescription drugs and other products are regulated, there are still some on the market that cause more harm than good, and sadly, the injuries caused by these drugs and products can be permanent, if not life-threatening. Suffering an injury as a result of faulty drugs and products should never happen–but it does.

At Richard Harris Personal Injury Law Firm, our Las Vegas defective product lawyers work hard to make sure our clients are treated fairly when they’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.


Talcum Powder

Talcum powder used as a feminine-hygiene product by approximately 40% of women in the U.S. as an after bath/shower treatment to absorb moisture. This direct perineal dusting may introduce the talc particles into a woman’s vagina, and from there to into the fallopian tubes and to the ovaries.

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IVC Filter

The retrievable IVC filter was developed in early 2000 with the idea of easy removal upon the medical condition improving. Unfortunately, the longer the filter is in place the more complex the removal becomes. Both permanent and retrievable filters are a potential risk.

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Zantac, an over-the-counter or prescription medication used as treatment of heartburn by millions of Americans, was recalled. After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found Zantac to contain nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) that may be linked to various forms of cancer.

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Allergan BIOCELL® Textured Breast Implant and Tissue Expander Recall

In the past two decades, some women have developed Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of cancer, from breast implants. In fact, there was a class action settlement in which women received $4 billion, resulting in the ban of silicone breast implants.

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Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in homes and farms throughout the world. However, exposure to the weed killer’s primary ingredient, glyphosate, has been linked to deadly forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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E-Cigarette – JUUL Products

JUUL Labs, the maker of the JUUL e-cigarette device, accounts for approximately 75% of e-cigarettes sold in the United States. E-cigarettes have been touted as a “healthy alternative” to cigarettes and an “effective way to quit smoking.” Now, studies are finding that e-cigarette use is being linked to a growing number of serious health issues.

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Walk-in Bathtubs for the Elderly

A variety of whirlpool/Jacuzzi-style tub manufacturers aggressively market their expensive products to the elderly, citing increased safety and other health benefits. Unfortunately for older Americans and their adult children, scientific research fails to back up these claims. Instead, statistics show that more and more elderly people are suffering severe or fatal injuries after falling in poorly designed tubs they cannot escape from.

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Hernia Mesh

There are over 100,000 implantations of hernia mesh in the United States each year. It is a very common procedure, in which the mesh is used to cover the weakened muscle wall and to strengthen the surrounding tissue and hold the internal organs in place.

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Military Earplug Hearing Loss

Military Earplug Hearing LossThe government issues earplugs to help protect military service members from hearing loss during combat and training. One particular model—known as the 3M Combat Arms earplug—is shown to be defective, which places service members at unnecessary risk of permanent hearing loss and/or tinnitus.

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Onglyza aids in the maintenance of type 2 diabetes. Patients often use Onglyza as a part of a complete treatment program including diet, exercise and weight management. Onglyza helps control high blood sugar and regulates the levels of insulin the body produces.

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During this first year period, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a pharmaceutical industry watchdog organization, and publisher of the pharmaceutical industry review Quarterwatch, found 457 “serious adverse events” reported.

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