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Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Chromium cobalt toxicity, Medical Device Lawsuits, Zimmer hip replacement lawyer

Network Zimmer Hip Replacement  Lawyer Win $2 Million Against Zimmer Hip Replacement

Do You Have A Faulty Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prothesis With Connective Technology and Cobalt Chromium Head?

Do You Have Have Metallosis or Chromium Cobalt Toxicity?

A judge in Florida has found that Zimmer Orthopedics manufactured and marketed a hip replacement implant which has an “unreasonably dangerous design,” and has ordered the company to pay a victim  $2 million.

Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawyers

We are proud to say that the  $2 million award against Zimmer was won by a member of our lawyer network in co counsel with another attorney.

Testing Inadequate To Substantiate Safety

The testing done by Zimmer for this prothesis hip implant was inadequate to substantiate safety for the recipient.

Get a Zimmer Hip Replacement Lawyer Now

If you have a faulty Zimmer hip replacement or have high levels of chromium or cobalt in your blood stream contact us immediately for a Zimmer Hip Replacement lawyer. Zimmer Hip replacement lawyers are being filed for victims of the faulty hip replacement and people with metallosis ( Metal Toxicity ) in: we have attorneys in: Auburn AL; Birmingham AL; Dothan AL; Gadsden AL; Huntsville AL; Mobile AL; Montgomery AL; Muscle Shoals AL; Tuscaloosa AL; Anchorage AK; Fairbanks AK; Juneau AK; Flagstaff AZ; Sedona AZ; Mohave County AZ; Phoenix AZ; Prescott AZ; Show Low AZ; Sierra Vista AZ; Tucson AZ; Yuma AZ; Fayetteville AR; Fort Smith AR; Jonesboro AR; Little Rock AR; Bakersfield CA; Chico CA; Fresno CA; Humboldt County CA; Inland Empire CA; Long Beach CA; Los Angeles CA; Mendocino (new) CA; Merced CA; Modesto CA; Monterey CA; O.C. 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Risperdal Lawyers | Enlarged Breasts in Boys Lawyers

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

Our Risperdal lawyers are accepting cases for unusual breast development in males. Risperdal  $70M Verdict In Philadelphia  Risperdal  Trial Johnson & Johnson was hit with a $70 million verdict on Friday when a  Philadelphia jury found that the antipsychotic drug Risperdal had caused an adolescent boy to grow female breasts. Risperdal and Enlarged Breasts In Young  Males Risperdal   has been linked to enlarged breasts in your males. This is  a condition called gynecomastia. he Growth of male breasts can cause severe emotional distress.  Surgery may be required to correct the condition.  Risperdal may increase levels of prolactin, a hormone which stimulates breast development in women. Young boys who have taken prolactin and are displaying increased levels of this hormone may develop male breasts or gynecomastia. Can I Join The Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits? If you  are a male and have  enlarged female breast call no to see if you qualify to join others in a Risperdal lawsuit. Risperdal is the  brand name for the drug called Risperidone. This is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Risperdal  but has resulted in gynecomastia. Gynecomastia, the development of real female breasts.  It is real breast tissue growth caused by an increase in the hormone prolactin. If you have enlarged breasts with; Pain, Swelling, Tenderness and Nipple discharge and may need surgery  to remove excess breast tissue you may be able to join the Risperdal class action lawsuits. Get A Risperdal Lawyer Lawsuits are being filed against  Johnson & Johnson through its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, for  failing to properly inform doctors and patients about the effects of Risperdal.  

Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, Consumer products Injury Lawyer, File A Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Do You Want To File A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

If you have used talcum powder  or  baby powder products and developed ovarian cancer you may be able to file a Talcum Powder  lawsuit  Current lawsuits Johnson & Johnson claim that long-term use of talc-based products caused women to develop ovarian cancer. Victims claim   that they were not  warned of the risks associated with these talc products. Women and their families may be able to seek compensation for  ovarian cancer diagnosis  with the help of one of our lawyers.  

Is There A Risk of Talcum Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer?

Talcum powder lawsuits claim Talcum Powder  caused ovarian cancer. When used as a feminine hygiene product, talc particles can travel through the vagina and  into the ovaries and remain trapped for years. These  talc particles can cause inflammation and  eventually  lead to the growth of ovarian cancer cells.

Studies Claim Dangers Of Talcum Powder

Although Johnson & Johnson maintains that talcum powder is safe for use, plaintiffs in ovarian cancer lawsuits offer   studies that  suggest an association between talc and ovarian cancer dating as far back  as 1971. In 1994, Johnson & Johnson was put on notice of a  link between talc and ovarian cancer. A letter was sent from the Cancer Prevention Coalition to the then-CEO of the company.

Will  There Be  a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Class Action Lawsuit I Can Join ?

According to news reports, more than 1,200 women claim talcum powder caused their  ovarian cancer. Currently the lawsuits are being filed at the state level.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlements

A $72 million talcum powder verdict is handed down against Johnson & Johnson in favor of a woman who claimed that long-term Shower-to-Shower use for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict included a $62 million award of punitive damages against the company. Our  talcum powder cancer lawyers  are available to discuss your options.    

Benicar Gastrointestinal Injury Attorneys

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Benicar Villous Atrophy Attorneys, Drug Lawsuits, Drug Warnings, Drugs and Devices lawsuit attorneys

Benicar Gastrointestinal Injury  Lawyers

Filing Benicar Intestinal Injury Lawsuits

What Is Benicar?

Benicar is a  high blood pressure medication.   Benicor has been  linked to severe intestinal injury, intestinal damage, chronic diarrhea, malnourishment and severe weight loss. Seniors are the largest population receiving prescriptions for Benicar and are the most vulnerable to sever injury from Benicar.

FDA Benicar Warnings

The FDA   has warned patients and doctors that Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) may cause a severe gastrointestinal (GI) problem called Villous Atrophy. Benicar causes the intestines to lose the texture and makes it difficult to absorb nutrients. This leads to malnutrition which and other digestive problems. This is very dangerous for seniors and can lead to death or hospitalization because of dehydration, chronic diarrhea and malnutrition. Villous Atrophy can result in limiting  the ability of the small intestines to absorb nutrients from food. At the most serious stages,  villous atrophy  causes  damage to the intestinal crypts, which is the intestinal lining that surround the villi.

Benicar Villous Atrophy Lawyers Filing Benicar Lawsuits

Benicar has been used by millions of people. Benicar warnings did not adequately disclose  how serious the side effects form this medication is. The Benicar lawyers at Class Action Lawyer Network are  filing claims for individuals who have experienced chronic diarrhea, sprue-like enteropathy or villous atrophy after using Benicar.  

Xarelto Hemorrhage Lawyers Filing Xarelto Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Alaska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, California Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Class Action Articles, Class MDL Class Action News, Colorado Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Connecticut Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Delaware Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Idaho Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Illinois Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Indiana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maine Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Mississippi Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Missouri Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nebraska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Jersey Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New York Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Ohio Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Oklahoma Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Pennsylvania Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Rhode Island Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, South Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Tennessee Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Texas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Utah Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Vermont Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Washington DC Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, West Virginia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Wyoming Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Xarelto Lawyers

Hemorrhages  Caused by Xarelto

Xarelto Lawyers Filing Extensive Bleeding Lawsuits

Our Xarelto lawyers are accepting Xarelto lawsuits for hemorrhage caused by Xarelto. Nationwide Xarelto attorneys are reviewing cases of excessive bleeding from Xarelto. In a recent Xareleto lawsuit a widow from Missouri has filed an Xarelto claim  against Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Research & Development, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, et al. to demand that the defendants be held liable for the death of her husband. Dixie A. Smith, surviving spouse of Jay Christopher Smith, filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where it joins similar lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigation (MDL) No. 2592 before Judge Fallon. The plaintiff contends that had her late husband never taken the defendants’ medication, Xarelto, he would not have suffered a deadly intracerebral hemorrhage. Ms. Smith is suing for compensatory damages for past, present, and future economic expenditures incurred as a result of the decedent’s use of Xarelto, including medical and funeral expenses, loss of earnings, loss of companionship and support, and loss of the prospective net accumulations of an estate. Xarelto Caused A Brain  Hemorrhage The decedent’s physician prescribed Xarelto (rivaroxaban) during December of 2012. He continued to take the medication as prescribed until May of 2013. On May 4, the decedent was admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU), at which point the hospital staff discontinued his use of Xarelto. He was transferred to the care of a specialty hospital unit on May 18 and on May 22 he died of the intracerebral hemorrhage. According to Ms. Smith’s Xarelto lawsuit, her late husband’s passing was a direct result of his use of rivaroxaban, which he reportedly never would have taken had he been fully informed of the risks. Xarelto is an anticoagulant or blood thinner that is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of blood clots. The medication is intended to reduce the risk of life-threatening complications caused by blood clots, including pulmonary embolism and stroke. Xarelto Lawsuits The product liability lawsuit regarding Xarelto draws attention to several reviews and clinical studies of the drug, including a 2012 report issued by The Institute for Safe Medication Practices. This report stated that there had been “356 reports of serious, disabling, or fatal injury in which rivaroxaban was the primary suspect drug. The report more than doubled from the previous quarter total of 128 cases.” The organization brought these statistics to the attention of the defendants, who reportedly advised The Institute for Safe Medication Practices that the data did not reflect any safety issues that required action. Ms. Smith’s Xarelto lawsuit alleges that the defendants prioritized profit over patient safety. Her complaint further claims that the defendants concealed their knowledge of the severe and life-threatening complications of Xarelto from consumers and the medical community. The lawsuit notes that the pharmaceutical giants failed to highlight the risks of uncontrollable bleeding events, nor did they provide medical protocols for stabilizing patients suffering from these bleeding events. Xarelto had been marketed as a replacement for an older blood thinner, warfarin (Coumadin). Warfarin has been used for years for patients who may be at a higher risk of blood clots. However, patients taking warfarin required regular medical monitoring and dietary restrictions, which Xarelto had promised to eliminate. Our Xarelto lawyers have been reviewing claims for excessive bleeding like these. Xarelto lawsuits are now consolidated in an MDL because many people have suffered injuries of a same type from Xarelto. Speak to an Xarelto lawyer today.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class Action Articles, Talcum Powder cancer lawyers

Lawyers Filing Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits For Baby Powder

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Do You Want To File A Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit?

Studies show that talcum-based powder can  cause ovarian cancer in women who have used it for genital/perineal hygiene. Studies dating back to 1982 have consistently linked prolonged talc-based baby and body powder usage with ovarian cancer.  The talc particles moves  through the female reproductive system and settles in the ovaries. These particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, creating inflammation resulting in the development and proliferation of cancer cells. Studies HAVE Linked  Ovarian Cancer to Talc-Based Baby/Body Powder The pathology reports and tissue samples that were used to diagnose the ovarian cancer can now be examined to determine whether your ovarian tissues contain talc particles.  Talc particles can be found in the pelvic lymph nodes, ovaries, and fallopian tubes and take many years to disintegrate and exit the body. The talcum powder cancer lawyers at Class Action Lawyer Network are speaking to women about  talc having  caused your ovarian cancer.

Speak To A Talcum Powder Lawyer

If you have been  diagnosed with ovarian cancer after long term  use of talcum-based products, such as Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and others  we want to talk to you regarding  filing a talcum powder cancer lawsuit.

GM Ignition Switch Class Action Lawsuit

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class Action Articles

Injured In An Accident Due To The Faulty GM Ignition Switch?

GM is facing at least 15 federal lawsuits in relation to the recalled faulty ignition switch.

GM Class Action Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

GM has admitted to knowing  of the defect in 2001 

This is well over a decade before the recall was even announced.

GM did not give drivers safety warnings

They merely recommended  using the ignition key with no keychain or other keys on the keyring.

Can I File GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit?

Class Action Lawyer Network GM Ignition lawyers are accepting  injury cases if you or somebody you know has been injured by the faulty GM ignition switch.

 

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits, You Must file Before the Statute Is Up

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Medical Device Lawsuits

Time to File Depends on the Date of Injury

Statutes of limitations are state laws that require plaintiffs to file their cases within set time periods. Because all defective medical device lawsuits are tort claims, they are covered by state law and not federal law. Any medical device lawsuits before U.S. District Courts are claims brought under state law by plaintiffs from states other than the ones in which the manufacturers are located. The purpose of statutes of limitations is to encourage injured parties to bring their claims in a timely manner to prevent courts from dealing with old records and hazy memories.
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The amount of time a statute of limitations gives someone to file a claim depends on the type of claim the plaintiff is filing. Commonly, the limitations period for products liability cases is two or three years from the date of injury. When the injury occurred matters significantly from a legal standpoint. Sometimes, the injury “occurs” the day the vaginal mesh was implanted; other times it “occurs” when the plaintiff first knew or could have reasonably found out about the injury. This can be troubling for vaginal mesh recipients because the pain and symptoms of mesh erosion might not occur until long after the initial procedure. Because some women might have already had their vaginal mesh problems resolved years ago and didn’t meet with a Vaginal mesh lawyer, the statute of limitations might have already expired for them, and they will be unable to obtain compensation via a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. If you are having complications ffrom a vaginal mesh it is in your best interests not to wait and file with a lawyer immediately. You must not run the risk of losing your rights to file a lawsuit. The vaginal mesh complications are sever and the mesh implants are ruining lives. You Must send a message and contact a lawyer today. 1 877 522-2123

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News Update , Vaginal Mesh Lawyer

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

More than 150 federal lawsuits involving vaginal mesh slings were consolidated in a U.S. District Court in West Virginia. "actions in each MDL share factual issues arising from allegations of defects in pelvic surgical mesh products manufactured by AMS, Boston Scientific, and Ethicon." The cases will be heard in front of one judge who understands the issues.

Ask Questions   Get Answers

Also known as a pelvic sling, bladder mesh, or transvaginal mesh, the vaginal mesh support systems are used to help with pelvic organ prolapse  as well as urinary incontinence  It is now known that they can cause serious internal injuries.  These vaginal mesh patch implants, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson , C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and others, may cause pain, infection, erosion, organ damage, and additional surgeries, and other vaginal mesh injuries.

If you have experienced vaginal mesh complications following pelvic organ prolapse surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery, The  vaginal mesh Helpline  will offer support and direct you to a lawyer who   may be able to help you obtain significant compensation for the vaginal mesh problems you are experiencing.

Call us at 1 877 -522-2123 to speak with a female social worker and be directed to a lawyer.

Vaginal Mesh- History of the Problem

Between the years of 2005 and 2010, nearly 4,000 vaginal mesh injuries have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration.  In a 2010 article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers stated that they had to cease a vaginal mesh clinical trial early because of the higher-than-expected number of complications and injuries.  The trial was stopped when it was discovered that more than 15 percent of women who were implanted with vaginal mesh suffered vaginal mesh erosion within only three months of implantation.  As a result of numerous negative reports, the FDA issued a vaginal mesh warning to patients and physicians in 2011, cautioning that the risks of using vaginal mesh are so severe that alternative treatments should be considered.  It is now widely accepted that, in most cases, pelvic organ prolapsed can be treated without the use of vaginal mesh

What are the vaginal Mesh Injuries

    Erosion of vaginal tissue
    Hardening of the vaginal mesh
    Infection
    Pain and discomfort
    Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
    Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
    Urinary problems
    Vaginal mesh erosion
    Vaginal scarring

Many women who have suffered injuries as a result of vaginal mesh have decided to file defective medical device lawsuits. This has become a class  and  class action lawsuits are being filed. An product liability, class action attorney can review your case.

 

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If you have suffered any of the above listed injuries after being implanted with vaginal mesh to remedy a pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence  you may be entitled to  compensation in a dangerous medical device class action litigation.  An experienced medical product liability Attorney will  analyze  your claim and explain your legal rights. Speak to A  female MSW about your  vaginal mesh .
 

Lawyers for Reglan, FDA Warnings for Reglan, Tardive Dyskinesia

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, Drug Warnings

What is Reglan (Metoclopramide)? A. H. Robins Co. Reglan Metoclopramide
Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prescription drug often prescribed to treat gastrointestinal problems in children and adults. Reglan is most often used to control gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or to reduce nausea and vomiting.  Physicians will often use Reglan for both children and adults suffering from reflux, gastroparesis, and other conditions related to the stomach such as heartburn, decreased appetite, and prolonged fullness after eating.  Even infants are sometimes given Reglan for reflux.
Reglan works by affecting the lower esophageal sphincter pressure, which then helps to improve gastrointestinal emptying.  The FDA has only approved Reglan for short-term treatment (between 4 and 12 weeks) of these conditions, and  only after conservative methods of treatment have failed.  Unfortunately, prescription trends prove that many patients are prescribed Reglan for longer than 12 weeks (often for years), which is against FDA recommendations.  The manufacturers of Reglan are well aware of these extended prescription trends.
Medical science and studies have proven that Reglan can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, a serious and often irreversible movement disorder.  Infants who are given Reglan appear to be at an even greater risk for this serious drug side effect.

FDA Issues Advisory for Reglan
In February 2009, the FDA issued an advisory, that forces the manufacturers of Reglan (MCP) to update their label. The advisory calls for a "black box" warning – the strongest warning that the FDA can issue. The advisory (and the proposed black box warning) are attached here … In addition, the FDA has requested that the drug companies send Dear Doctor letters – enclosing the new label and the new warning. This also is one of the strongest ways the FDA can spread the word – both to doctors and to patients taking Reglan.

What is GERD or Reflux?
For infants, it is often called reflux, short for the medical term gastroesophageal reflux (GER).  It is a common condition in infants, and typically resolves between six and twelve months of age.  Infants with reflux will often spit up after feeding, and have difficulties taking in enough nutrition.  Many babies suffer from reflux, and rarely need treatment.  Some, however, do receive Reglan for treatment.
For adults, the symptoms usually progress to a greater set of problems, such as chronic heartburn, decreased appetite, or the more difficult issues of constant nausea and vomiting.  Treatment with Reglan is intended to last for 4 to 12 weeks.  Many doctors are unaware of this recommendation, and end up prescribing Reglan for significantly longer periods.  This can have terrible consequences for the patient.
As with any medication, a detailed risk/benefit discussion with your doctor is critical.  Your prescribing medical professional must adequately explain the increased risk of tardive dyskinesia posed by use of Reglan, particularly with extended use.  Since Reglan is only intended to be used for short-term relief of gastrointestinal problems when other treatments have failed, the risks associated with long term use are very serious.  Failure to properly monitor the duration of use, or the over prescribing of the medicine, may be negligent on the part of the physician.

What is Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)?
Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome that can be caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs, including Reglan.  Different classes of neuroleptic drugs are prescribed for psychiatric disorders, but Reglan also has neuroleptic characteristics.
Tardive dyskinesia is most often characterized by repetitive, involuntary, purposeless movements.  Patients suffering from TD may exhibit involuntary facial gestures, such as grimacing, tongue protrusion, lip smacking, puckering and pursing, and rapid eye blinking. They may also suffer rapid and involuntary movements of the fingers, hands, arms, shoulders, legs, and trunk.   TD can even adversely affect the ability to breathe, swallow, walk, and talk.  
Tardive dyskinesia is a serious and potentially irreversible disorder.  It can be caused by Reglan and metoclopramide.

What is the connection between Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)?
The FDA and the pharmaceutical manufacturers have long recognized that Reglan increases the risk of tardive dyskinesia.  The physicians and the patients using the drug are rarely made aware of the true nature of the risk, and the label for the drug does a poor job of explaining the dangers.  Many physicians are unaware that the drug is intended for short term use only, and continue to prescribe Reglan month after month.
Scientific and medical studies have suggested that as many as 1 in 4 patients who take Reglan for more than a year may develop symptoms of TD.  The conditions can occur in much shorter time periods as well.  Both the amount and the duration of the prescription appear to increase the risk of developing TD.
Likewise, studies have shown that the risk of developing TD is greater for children (especially infants) than for adults taking Reglan.  While TD can afflict anyone taking Reglan, children are apparently much more susceptible to the effects of Reglan.
Often the diagnosis of TD is a difficult one to make.  Reglan actually conceals the very symptoms it is causing, which makes it a difficult diagnosis to make.  For this reason, symptoms of TD will often surface only after the drug is discontinued.  As a result, the true extent of the injury is often greater than anticipated, because Reglan is continuing to cause a greater injury, while hiding the symptoms.

How is Tardive Dyskinesia treated?
Unfortunately, there is no known treatment for tardive dyskinesia.  In some cases, the syndrome may resolve or the symptoms may be reduced weeks or even months after a patient stops taking Reglan.   For some patients, however,  the damage is irreversible.

What can you do?
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