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Risperdal Lawyer For Gynecomastia Lawsuits Young Boys With Enlarged Breasts From Risperdal

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Drug Lawsuits, Drug Warnings, Risperdal Lawyers

Class Action Lawyer Network Risperdal  Lawyers Filing Lawsuits For  Enlarged Breasts (Gynecomastia) in Young Men From Risperdal

A number of lawsuits  have  been filed alleging  the use of Risperdal  cauded  enlarged breast tissue in young men. Johnson & Johnson has already settled the first of over 100 Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits. If your son was a victim of Risperdal and it caused severe emotional harm and medical, surgical intervention call and speak to one of our Risperdal lawyers today.

Risperdal Has Been l Linked to Gynecomastia

Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication manufactured by Johnson & Johnson used to treat psychiatric disorders. Young boys on this medication have severe psychological problems.  Using Risperdal may lead to breast growth in men, or gynecomastia.  The result is  severe emotional and medical problems including:

    Swelling

    Pain

    Tenderness

    Nipple discharge in one or both breasts

    The need for surgery for breast reduction

    Psychological effects including suicidal ideation

If Your Son Has Been A Victim The Choice Is Clear

 

If you or a loved one took Risperdal and suffered from gynecomastia or other potential side effects you must consider filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Call and speak to one of our Risperdal attorneys

Tylenol Lawsuits For Liver Damage Multi District Litigation Consolidation

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyers, Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit News

Class Action Lawyer Network Tylenol liver damage lawyers report that tylenol liver failure  lawsuits will be centralized in a multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania  Federal Court,

Tylenol Lawsuit Consolidated In Pennsylvania

All Tylenol liver damage  lawsuits filed against McNeil-PPC, Perrigo, Novartis and others have  been consolidated under multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to facilitate the pretrial proceedings for  these cases

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) has ruled that 27 Tylenol liver damage lawsuits filed against  the manufacturers of tylenol related products will be consolidated under Tylenol Lawsuit MDL 2436 in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
All of the cases conslidated in MDL 2436 involve liver damge related injury or wrongful death. These  claims alledged that use of over-the-counter (OTC) Tylenol (generically acetaminophen) caused the victims to suffer from serious liver damage or  liver failure.

Call Class Action Lawyer Network's Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuit Department Today.

The MDL  Judicial Panel feel that the  allegations of liver injury associated with the use of OTC Tylenol, the cases share factual issues regarding the design, manufacture, labeling, marketing and sale of Tylenol. Consequently, the centralization of these cases in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania would eliminate duplicative discovery facilitate the proceedings.

Class Action Lawyer Nwtwork  attorneys  have decades of collective dangerous drig  and device lawsuit experience,

If you or a loved one has suffered liver damage or liver failure while taking Tylenol call us to discuss a Tylenol liver damage lawsuit or Tylenol liver failure lawsuit.

Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuit Criteria

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Liver Failure, liver damage from taking Tylenol? Do you have a clean medical history of any liver problems such as: Liver cancer, liver mass, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Alcoholic Cirrhosis,Primary Sclerosing Colangitis, Wilson’s disease, or Budd Chiari Syndrome  and yet,  now have liver damage after taking Tylenol?
Our Tylenol liver damage lawyers are accepting Tylenol liver failure cases  if  the liver failure results in hospitalization, liver transplant, or liver transplant waiting list or death. If you meet this criteria we would like to speak to you regarding filing a Tylenol liver damage or liver failure case.

Class Action Lawyer Network  accepting Tylenol liver damage lawsuts  or liver failure  lawsuits for individuals who experienced  any of the following within a week after taking  an acetaminophen medication such as Tylenol:

  •     Hospitalization Due to Severe Liver Injury or Liver Problems
  •     Diagnosed with Liver Failure
  •     Liver Transplant or Placed on Waiting List for Liver Transplant
  •     Death from Liver Failure

Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyers, Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, Drug Lawsuits, Drug Warnings, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuits, Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyers, Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit News

Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network Are Filing  Nationwide Tylenol Liver Failure  Lawsuits

The Tylenol liver damage lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network are accepting nationwide lawsuits for you , your loved one or child who has suffered liver damage from Tylenol. Our Tylenol Liver Damage Helpline is helping victims of liver damage from Tylenol.

The Tylenol Liver Damage Facts

It is now known that Tylenol can result in acute liver failure and death. Statistics have shown taht  Tylenol is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States; nearly half of U.S. incidents of acute liver failure are caused by  taking too much acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is anactive ingredient in Tylenool.  Call our Tylenol liver failure  helpline to speak to lawyers help who are filing liver damage lawsuits for victims  of Tylenol who have been diagnosed with Tylenol liver damage or failure.

Symptoms Of Liver Damage

  •     Discolored skin and eyes that appear yellowish
  •     Abdominal pain and swelling
  •     Itchy skin that doesn't seem to go away
  •     Dark urine color
  •     Pale stool color
  •     Bloody or tar-colored stool
  •     Chronic fatigue
  •     Nausea
  •     Loss of appetite
     

Class Action lawyers For Tylenol Liver Failure

  • Tylenol's manufacturer lowered the safe maximum dosage from 4000 mg to 3000 mg per day.
  • Tylenol liver Failure Helpline lawyers are fighting for justice for victims of tylenol Llver damage and liver failure
  • If you or a family member has  been diagnosed with  severe liver damage or acute liver failure from excessive use of Tylenol or other over the counter medications that contain acetaminophen the Tylenol liver damage helpline is here for you.
  • People who have experienced acute liver failure or serious liver damage related to Tylenol use may file a Tylenol liver damage lawsuit  lawsuit

Tylenol Lawsuit Multi District Litigation Has Formed

The  Tylenol injury lawsuits have now been centralized as part of multidistrict litigation in federal district court in Pennsylvania.

The lawsuits filed alledge a strong link between acetaminophen and liver failure. Lawsuits are  alleging that acetaminophen in various Tylenol products was responsible for users’ severe liver damage.

Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuit Criteria

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with liver Failure, liver damage or a severe liver injury from taking Tylenol?

Our Tylenol liver damage lawyers are accepting Tylenol liver failure if  the liver failure results in hospitalization, liver transplant, liver transplant waiting list or death. If you meet this criteria we would like to speak to you regarding filing a Tylenol liver damage lawsuit where there is no prior medical history of liver damage or any liver damage related medical conditions.
 

Call our Tylenol Liver Damage Helpline to file your liver damge lawsuit.

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit News, Hip Replacement Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Update

DePuy ASR lawsuit claims stemming from the 2010 DePuy hip recall continue to move forward in courts throughout the country . According to documents filed in California’s San Francisco Superior Court on April 25th, a Plaintiff who had been seeking an expedited trial of her DePuy hip lawsuit is voluntarily seeking dismissal of the case. (Tilman v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., et al., No. CGC11508806; Calif. Super. Ct., San Francisco).

This news is particularly interesting as when a case is voluntarily dismissed it is often an indication that the parties have come to an agreement. 

DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuits Lawyers Filing DePuy Lawsuits

Court records indicate that there are more than 10,000 DePuy ASR hip lawsuits currently pending in courts throughout the U.S. The DePuy hip recall was announced after the metal-on-metal hip implants were found to be failing in an unacceptably high number of patients. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is now reviewing the safety of all metal hip implants, over fears that the devices can shed dangerous amounts of metal debris into patient’s bodies, leading to premature failure of the hips and other serious complications. In January, the agency proposed a new regulation that would make such devices ineligible for the agency’s 510(k) clearance process, which allowed all-metal hips like the ASR hip to gain FDA approval without first undergoing human clinical trials. The FDA also advised doctors to test metal hip implant patients for elevated metal ion levels if they present with symptoms of a failing hip implant.*

The majority of DePuy hip lawsuits have been filed in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Court records indicate that the first trials in that litigation will begin this September. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) Two lawsuits have already gone to trial at the state level, one of which ended with a California Superior Court jury awarding the Plaintiff more than $8 million in damages. (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County) However, the jury hearing a second trial in Illinois state court found for DePuy. (Strum v. DePuy, 2011-L-9352, Circuit Court of Cook County) According to an April 16th report from The New York Times, documents submitted as evidence in both of those trials indicated that Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit knew that the ASR was flawed years before the recall was announced, but did not disclose this information to the public or the medical community.**

Earlier this month, DePuy Orthopaedics announced it would end sales of metal-on-metal hip implants, citing recent FDA actions and decreased demand for the products, according to the New York Times. The sales suspension includes a metal-on-metal version of the company’s DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement system, which is also the subject of lawsuits.

If you have a faulty DePuy and have had revision surgery or have been told you need revision surgery call and speak to a hip replacement lawyer today.

GranuFlo, Naturalyte Dialysis Medication Lawsuits Now An MDL

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, GranuFlo Dialysis Medication Lawyers

GranuFlo and Naturlayte, the Dialyis medications causing immediate cardiac arrest have been consolidated into a Massachusetts MDL. The Fresenius Granuflo and NaturaLyte lawsuits  filed in the federal court system will now be consolidated before one Massachusetts’ judge for pretrial proceedings, as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Class Action Lawyer Network GranuFlo lawyers are filing lawsuits for  heart attacks or sudden deaths caused by the use of GranuFlo or NaturaLyte dialysis products during hemodialysis. Victims hearts suddenly stop during or shortly after dialysis treatment involving the use of Granuflo Acid Concentrate or NaturaLyte Liquid Acid Concentrate in dialysis treatment.

It appears Fresenius failed to adequately research the side effects of their dialysate products or warn about the potential risks including the importance of monitoring bicarbonate levels of patients receiving the products to avoid sudden cardiac arrest and death.

Dialysis medication lawyers are accepting immediate cases for injury and wrongful death.

Metronic Infuse Bone Graft Alert, Bone Graft Lawyers Accepting Cases

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Infuse Bone Graft Lawywrs

Class Action Lawyer Network, lawyers for Metronic Infuse Bone Graft lawyers are accepting cases for off label use and severe injury.

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is a  medical device that helps stimulate bone growth after lower-spinal surgery. Unfortunately, the device has been linked to hundreds of adverse event reports due to off label use of the product.

The dangers linked to the Metronic Infuse Bone Graft when used off-label for spinal surgeries include:

  •     Cancer
  •     Infertility/Sterility
  •     Nerve Damage
  •     Uncontrolled/Ectopic Bone Growth
  •     Airway Swelling and Compression
  •     Death
  •     Difficulty Breathing, Swallowing or Speaking
  •     Compression of the Airway
  •     Respiratory Depression
  •     Nerve Damage

 

If you or a loved one suffered one of these injuries after receiving a spinal fusion surgery with the Metronic Infuse Bone Graft contact us for a complete case review. Manufacturers who choose profits over people must be held responsible for the harm they cause.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Urgent Message, Broadspire Claims

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in ABG II Lawyers, APG II, APG II Lawyers, APG II Recall Lawyers, Stryker Hip replacement recall lawyer, Stryker Homedicam Rejuvinate, Stryker Rejuvinate, Stryker Rejuvinate Hip replacement recall lawyers

Stryker is reaching out to victims of their Rejuvinate and ABG II Hip replacements thru Broadspire Services Inc. Beware and contact a Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer immediately. It is best to have a retained lawyer as these cases will be part of a nationwide  MDL ( multi distrcit litigation ) hip replacement lawsuit just like the DePuy Pinnacle and many others. Stryker says "“Stryker will be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery; if necessary; and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.” But this is vague and unclear and by accepting this you may lose your oppoertunity for a settlement once these are negotiated by Stryker lawyers. Stryker is not on your side.

Stryker Broadspire Contacts For Medical Expenses

You may have recently received a Stryker letter from a doctor informing you that Broadspire Services, Inc. had been retained to handle claims for patient expenses related to the Stryker Rejuvenate recall. According to information on Stryker’s website, “Stryker will be reimbursing patients for testing, treatment, revision surgery, if necessary, and other costs relating to this voluntary recall.” Stryker has also directed doctors to inform their patients that Broadspire would be working directly with patients on their claims, and to contact Stryker for more information. You should keep in mind that any information you disclose during the Stryker Broadspire claims process, or to a Broadspire representative, could dramatically effect  your Stryker hip recall lawsuit settlement.  You should speak to a Stryker  lawyer before you contact Broadspire, and especially before you agree to or sign anything. This is extremely important.

Many seniors do not understand the process and are easily coerced. They are vulnerable and concerned about medical care. You should speak to an experienced Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer.

Carnival Triumph Cruise Helpline Launched, Carnival Cruise Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Carnival cruise lawyers of Class Action Lawyer Network have launched a  Triumph Carnival Cruise Helpline to answer legal questions regarding injury on the Triumph Cruise Line

Maritime Injury Law Center Triumph  Carnival Cruise Disaster Hotline
Maritime Injury  Law Center, The Law Center of Paul Ansel P.A announces a special Triumph cruise ship injury hotline for passengers of the Triumph Carnival Cruise line disaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – Feb. 15, 2013 – Maritime Injury Center has launched a 24hr hotline for passengers injured due to the recent Carnival Cruise line disaster. According to Paul Ansel, who has been a maritime injury lawyer for over 40 years"Carnival's home office is in Miami. The lawsuits will most likely have to be filed in south Florida and I am right here close to their home Office." The Carnival cruise ship  was stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for six days. Passengers were faced with unbearable conditions.
"It was horrible, just horrible" said Maria Hernandez, 28, of Angleton, Texas, tears welling in her eyes.
According to Ansel" A cruise line owes its passengers a duty of reasonable care in these kinds of  circumstances."
"An experienced cruise ship passenger lawyer should be able to determine whether a higher duty may be owed by this cruisline. As an experienced cruise ship lawyer it is my job to figure out if a cruise ship can be held accountable for their actions"Ansel continues" Carnival owed it's passengers safety and the protection of their well being"' There needs to be appropriate medical care,security and sanitation" Ansel has been a maritime injury lawyer in South Florida for decades.

We asked him if he had filed cruise ship injury lawsuits before. He responded " Over 40 years, absolutely" On this ship we will be looking at disease, medical issues as well as any injury or falls in  dining areas, swimming pools, stairways, upper berths, cabin doors, floors, inadequate lighting, slippery floors, and general negligence by the cruise line" Ansel continues" If you are injured on this Carnival Cruise, you may have a civil claim for money damage" It is suggested to call the Carnival Cruise Injury Hotline at  1-888-973-2636 or 1-888-seasick..Unfortunately these passengers where dealing with more then just getting seasick

Paul Ansel, one of the Clas Action lawyer Network Maritme and cruise ship injury lawyers has over 40 years experience. Call Us at 1 877 522-2123

New Hip Replacement Rcall, Adept Hip Replacement Recalled

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News

Johnson and Johnson has recalled another hip replacement due to the failure yet. This is another hip replacement recall which can be added to the long list of the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvinate, Stryker ABG II and the Zimmer Duram Cup are all hip replacement components recalled fro failure rates.
 

While Johnson & Johnson is  facing mounting litigation over its DePuy ASR and DePuy Pinnacle hip replacements,  the company has issued another metal-on-metal hip replacement  recall.  The “Adept” line of an all-metal hip replacement system because of higher than expected failure rates has been recalled.

The company recalled the 7,500 Adept metal hip implants that were sold between 2004 and September 2011. The implants were sold in Germany and 20 other countries, though not in the U.S. A U.K. joint registry found that the Adept hip implants had a 12.1 percent seven year revision surgery rate. An Australian registry found a 7.1 percent three year failure rate.

Sounds familiar? In August 2010, J&J issued the ASR hip recall that affected 93,000 worldwide and caused thousands of patients to suffer from serious adverse effects and hip replacement failure. Data from the U.K. joint registry showed a 12 percent failure rate, though according the company’s more recent estimates, the DePuy ASR hip replacement’s five year failure rate may be nearly 40 percent.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits


More than 3,000 DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuits have been filed in the federal litigation underway in Texas. While no recall has been issued for the metal-on-metal Pinnacle device, Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit did announce a recall for the metal-on-metal ASR hip implant in August 2010.  The  devices were found to have a high failure rate. The  DePuy Pinnacle lawsuits are based on the fact that the  metal-on-metal version causes high levels of metal levels , early implant failure and other complications.  The federal Pinnacle litigation will continue through December 2013, with the first trials scheduled to begin in September 2014.

The Stryker Hip Replacemant

The Stryker ABG II modular-neck stem and Stryker Rejuvinate

The Stryker ABG II modular-neck stem is a new type of multi-piece hip replacement system. When it was approved, the company claimed that its many interchangeable parts made it ideal for matching each patient’s unique biomechanics.
Although the Stryker ABG II is technically a plastic-on-ceramic hip implant, the device has a unique neck/stem junction that is a metal-on-metal design. Like other metal-on-metal hip implants (including the DePuy ASR, which was recalled in 2010), the Stryker ABG II was fast-tracked through the FDA’s approval process via the 510(k) system. The FDA allows manufacturers to avoid conducting long-term safety studies of new devices so long as they are “substantially similar” to existing devices
Stryker ABG II Recall

Stryker first warned orthopedic surgeons about the risks of the ABG II hip implant in an Urgent Field Safety Notice that was sent in May 2012. The warning advised doctors to be aware of the following severe side effects associated with the ABG II hip implant:

Excessive corrosion at the neck joint, which could shed toxic nano-particles into the patient’s body
Pain, inflammation, tissue damage, and swelling caused by toxic metal nano-particles
Allergic reaction, especially in patients with metal sensitivity
Osteolysis (dissolving bone loss) caused by metal nano-particles

Complications

  • Chronic pain in the hip joint
  • Inflammation, swelling
  • Less walking ability, changes in gait
  • Metallosis (metal poisoning)
  • Corrosion of the hip implant
  • Tissue damage or death (necrosis)
  • Bone loss in the hip
  • Pseudotumors

 

 

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits Reach Settlement Fund Status

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Updates

Class Action lawyers are seeking all recipients of the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement to file their hip replacement lawsuits now. DePuy has reached a potentils fund agreement and time is limited. If you have a DePuy Pinncle we want to hear from you now. DePuy Hip Lawsuits May Result in Large Settlement Fund
Perry Larkin | February 13th, 2013 | Posted in Depuy Hip Recall

Compensation for DePuy HipManufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the parent company to the hip replacement manufacturer DePuy, is currently negotiating settlements for plaintiffs who have retained a DePuy hip lawyer to seek compensation due to complications from the implants. Sources say that the settlements could cost as much as $2 billion.

Insiders close to the defendants state that J&J cannot afford to allow the cases to go to trial and run the risk of having to pay massive jury awards in every one of these cases. In January of 2012, J&J indicted that $800 million had been reserved to settle lawsuits filed because of problems with DePuy hip implants. However, a spokeswoman for the company, Lorie Gawreluk, stated that evidence to be presented at trial will show that DePuy “acted appropriately and responsibly.”
Over 10,000 lawsuits pending due to DePuy hip problems

The exact reported number of lawsuits, according to a filing in November of 2012, is 10,100 lawsuits pending against DePuy and J&J. Approximately 7,240 of these cases have already been consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Ohio federal court. Another 2,000 have been centralized in California state court. The remaining claims against DePuy await trial in local courts nationwide.

The plaintiffs’ executive committee is presided over by U.S. District Judge David A. Katz in Toledo. The co-lead council for the committee—Steven J. Skikos—has stated that the current focus of the plaintiffs is to prepare for trial. So far, the attorneys for the plaintiffs and the defense have reviewed over 50 million pages of documents linked to this litigation. At least 50 witness have been deposed.
Johnson & Johnson considering settlement of $2 billion

Three cases have been scheduled to go to trial with the first beginning on January 23 in Los Angeles. If J&J loses these early cases, a precedent may be set that would yield financial payouts that the company can’t afford. This is why the company is contemplating settling the cases for $2 billion. It’s a large settlement, but not unusual in cases such as this.

One example of a company that had to pay a vast amount similar to the suggested settlement amount from J&J is Merck & Co. who, in 2007, paid settlements for their painkiller Vioxx from a fund of $4.85 billion. Vioxx had been shown to double a patient’s risk of heart attack and stroke.

DePuy settlements would be calculated based on each plaintiff’s claim and the merits of the complaint.
Multiple problems linked to DePuy ASR hip implant

DePuy ASR hip replacements are reportedly prone to a number of severe problems including joint dislocations, bone fractures and infections. These devices have been connected to premature loosening, which has made hip revision surgery necessary. Also, shards of metal can break off from the implant and enter the patient’s bloodstream, causing tissue damage and joint death.

Over 10,000 lawsuits against DePuy are currently pending. $200,000 per plaintiff has been suggested as the amount each plaintiff should receive. Plaintiffs’ attorneys are alleged to have said that this figure is too low. A DePuy hip recall had been implemented in 2010. This affected 37,000 recipients of the device manufactured by DePuy in the United States, and 93,000 patients around the world.
 

Class Action lawyers for the DePuy Pinncle inform that you mist file your lawsuit now or run the risk of missing out.