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New Stryker Recall Metal V 40 Femoral Heads Lawsuits
Stryker LFIT Femoral Head FailureExeter, Citation, Meridian, Reliance, Definition, Restoration, Accolade, Rejuvenate and ABG 2 stems chromium and cobalt toxic levels are resulting in lawsuits due to corrosion and metal debris at the junction between the metal head and neck.
Recall Of LFIT ANATOMIC COCR V40 FEMORAL HEADS
Metallosis Lawsuits FiledMetal poisoning, or metal toxicity is the build-up of metal particles in the body and found in the blood stream. Metal toxicity from a hip implant can be serious. The metal parts rub against each other and release particles of chromium and cobalt, into the blood stream. Build-up in the body can cause:
- Renal failure
- Cardiovascular problems
- Neurological disorders
- Blindness and deafness
Signs Of Elevated Metal Levels
- loss of eyesight,
- loss of hearing
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A New Ethicon Mesh Causes Deaths And InjuryThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has atleast 10 reported adverse incident reports of deaths due to a new Ethicon synthetic mesh Device. Ethicon has 100’s of polypropylene vaginal mesh lawsuits filed for the failed vaginal mesh and bladder sling. The Physiomesh is made with the same substance and is another Ethicon fiasco.
Mesh Made Of Polypropylene-
Vaginal Mesh- Hernia Mesh LawyersPhysiomesh has increased risks because it was designed with a lower level of elasticity compared to competing hernia mesh products. This may cause poor attachment to the interior abdominal wall and retraction/contraction, ripping and failing.
Complications of vaginal mesh implant deterioration and failureSevere pelvic, genital or groin pain. Recurrence of prolapse or incontinence. Nerve damage. Vaginal scarring. Degrading of the mesh. Urinary tract infections Ethicon mesh for vaginal prolapse repair or urinary incontinence or for hernia mesh is causing sever medical complications and lawyers are accepting lawsuits.
What Is The Physiomesh?The Physiomesh is a hernia repair mesh made from polypropylene just like the vaginal mesh products. The FDA originally approved Ethicon’s Physiomesh on April 9, 2010. Ethicon used the FDA 510(k) approval program for the Physiomesh. This allowed them to get it on the market fast.
Problems With The PhysiomeshNumerous studies have shown that the Physiomesh has lower incorporation strengths than the other hernia mesh products. Physiomesh coating issues were observed over time to lead to scar plate formation, but little to no abdominal wall adherence.
Physiomesh: Ethicon Hernia Mesh LawyersSpeak to a physiomesh hernia mesh attorney to discuss a Physiomesh lawsuit
Which Manufacturers Are You Accepting IVC Filter Lawsuits For?
Bard IVC Filters Include:
- – Recovery
- – G2
- – G2X
- – Eclipse
- – Meridian
- – Denali’
- – Gunther Tulip
- – Celect
- – OptEase
- – TrapEase
Criteria For The IVC Filter Lawsuit
REASONS FOR IVC FILTER IMPLANTATION:
1. Date of removal2. Symptomatic or asymptomatic at time of removal?3. Percutaneous without complication(s) – Our lawyers are not taking these cases4. Open with or without complication(s) – Our lawyers are taking these cases.A CT Scan will be needed for evaluation of claim even if you are asymptomatic.MANUFACTURERS WE ARE NOT TAKING1. Boston Scientific (Greenfield SS and TI – Permanent) – We need to be careful in turningdown Greenfield filter cases because this is a generic term used to describe all IVCfilters.2. B. Braun Medical (Convertible, Vena Tech and LP)3. ALN4. Rex Medical (Option)5. Rafael Medical (SafeFlo)
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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.
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
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.
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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
Pain and discomfort
Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Vaginal mesh erosion
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 .
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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