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  • Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawyers: Physiomesh Hernia Mesh lawyers are filing Hernia Mesh lawsuits for your failed Physiomesh used to repair your hernia. Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh from the  market in May of 2016  after independent studies revealed high rates...

Class Action News

  • Stryker Femoral Heads Hip Replacement Lawyers: Stryker V40 Taper Hip Replacement Lawyers Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers Hip Implant lawyers are filing hip replacement lawsuits for V40 Femoral head failure in the Stryker Hip Implant. In August 2016, Stryker contacted implanting physic...

Drug Class Actions

  • Taxotere Lawyers for Permanent Hair Loss: Taxotere Baldness Lawyers For  Permanent Hair Loss Lawsuits Have you received Taxotere for breast cancer? Taxotere can result in hair loss or baldness  that is permanent. Taxotere  is a chemotherapy drug used for the treatment of breas...

Medical Device Lawsuits

  • File An IVC Filter Lawsuit: Our IVC Filter lawyers are filing IVC Filter lawsuits for injury and Death from a fractured migrating IVC Filter part. The IVC Filters, also known as blood clot filters, Blood Clot Capture Filters and Inferior Vena Cava Filters, are implant...

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Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class Action Articles, Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuit, Physiomesh Lawyer

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh lawyers are filing Hernia Mesh lawsuits for your failed Physiomesh used to repair your hernia. Ethicon voluntarily withdrew the Physiomesh from the  market in May of 2016  after independent studies revealed high rates of recurrence and failure from the Physiomesh.

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 Physiomesh

Numerous 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 Lawyers

Speak to a  physiomesh  hernia mesh attorney to discuss a  Physiomesh lawsuit

Nursing Home, ACLF and Independent Living Facility Injury Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Nursing Home Abuse lawyers

If your loved one has been neglected or injured in a Nursing Home we want to speak to you. You trusted this facility to take care of your family member and now you know they did not.

What Are The Types Of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse?

1. Physical Abuse 2. Emotional Abuse 3. Sexual Abuse 4. Financial Abuse

Nursing Home Physical Injury

Slip and fall Falling out of bed Bed sores Medication errors

Assisted Living Facility Lawyer

Assisted Living communities are designed for seniors who are no longer able to live on their own safely but do not require the highest level of care provided in a nursing home. Assistance with medications, activities of daily living, meals and housekeeping are routinely provided. They will get help showering and brought to doctor appointments in the community. There are activities and grooming is supervised or helped with on a daily basis. Many Independent living facilities are in fact assisted living facilities based on the services they provide. They often try to avoid the licensing process but, can still be sued for negligence and neglect given the right circumstances. Assisted living facilities have a responsibility to your loved one.

Does Your Loved One Show Signs Of Assisted Living Abuse Or Neglect?

Has your loved one fallen, missed meals, having possessions stolen, Not getting the right medications, Not seeing a physician when needed, Got locked out of the facility, poor security for residents protection, did your loved one slip and fall, were objects left in pathways, did your loved one break a hip, were medical needs attended to, or was medications skipped every now and then? Was he or she left alone outside the facility, did your loved on wander away and get injured? There are dozens of possible  other negligent actions. Speak to a nursing home abuse assisted living injury attorney if you think you may have a case    

File An IVC Filter Lawsuit

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Cordis IVC Filter Lawyer, Medical Device Lawsuits

Our IVC Filter lawyers are filing IVC Filter lawsuits for injury and Death from a fractured migrating IVC Filter part. The IVC Filters, also known as blood clot filters, Blood Clot Capture Filters and Inferior Vena Cava Filters, are implanted in patients that cannot tolerate blood thinners. They capture blood clots before they can become lodged in the brain or lungs causing a stroke  or pulmonary embolism. However, the IVC filter has been proven to be dangerous because it can fracture if left in too long.

 Which Manufacturers Are You Accepting IVC Filter Lawsuits For?

 Our lawyers are accepting  COOK, BARD  or CORDIS IVC Filter Claims.

 Bard IVC Filters Include:

  • – Recovery
  • G2
  • – G2X
  • – Eclipse
  • Meridian
  • – Denali
 COOK IVC Filters Include:
  • – Gunther Tulip
  • – Celect
 CORDIS IVC Filters Include:
  • – OptEase
  • – TrapEase

 Criteria For The IVC Filter Lawsuit

Your Filter must have been implanted in  2002 through present.

REASONS FOR IVC FILTER  IMPLANTATION:

1. Pulmonary embolism (PE) and anticoagulants could not be used in case for some reason
2. Anticoagulants failed to treat/remove blood clot
3. Trauma
4. Bariatric Surgery
5. Orthopedic Surgery
What Were your Injuries Or Complications ?
1. Tilt
2. Migration
3. Fracture
4. IVC perforation
5. Filter embolization
6. Filter unable to be retrieved
 
IF DEATH Due To An IVC Filter
1. Date of Death
2. Location (City & State)
3. Was an autopsy performed?
4. Cause of death listed on autopsy
5. Cause of death listed on death certificate
6. Has an estate been opened? (Name of administrator
HAS FILTER BEEN SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED? (With or without complications)?
  • 1. Date of removal
    2. Symptomatic or asymptomatic at time of removal?
    3. Percutaneous without complication(s) Our lawyers are not taking these cases
    4. Open with or without complication(s)   Our lawyers are taking these cases.
    CT Scan  will be needed for evaluation of claim even if you are  asymptomatic.
    MANUFACTURERS WE ARE NOT TAKING
     
    1. Boston Scientific (Greenfield SS and TI Permanent) We need to be careful in turning
    down Greenfield filter cases because this is a generic term used to describe all IVC
    filters.
    2. B. Braun Medical (Convertible, Vena Tech and LP)
    3. ALN
    4. Rex Medical (Option)
    5. Rafael Medical (SafeFlo)

    Get An IVC Filter Lawyer

    If you or a loved one has been injured or you have lost a loved one due to a Faulty IVC Filter contact us today
 

Hip Replacement Helpline Launched

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Biomet Hip Replacement lawyers, DePuyPinnacle- ASR Hip Replacement lawyers, encore hip replacement lawyers, Medical Device Lawsuits, Omnilife Hip Replacement lawyers, Smith amd Nephew Hip Replacement Lawyers, Wright hip Replacement lawyers

Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Many of the Hip replacement  manufacturers of the metal-on-metal hip implants have recalled their implants for functional defects.  There have been settlement offers on hip replacements for victims of a faulty hip implant or cobalt and chromium poisoning to the blood stream.

Hip Replacement Revision Surgery Lawsuits

Hip replacement or revision surgery is one of the most common orthopedic  procedures performed in the United States.  There have been numerous defective implants placed on the market resulting in needles pain, suffering and revision surgeries

Get A Hip Replacement Lawyer

Below is a  list of cases our hip replacement lawyers   will take a look at.

  1. Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Neck Cases – All
  2. Stryker ABG II Modular neck Cases – All
  3. Stryker Accolade (TMZF) Stem cases with Cobalt Chromium modular heads. These stems have the potential for significant head neck corrosion – All cases with Metallosis.
  4. Wright Medical Conserve Cup (MOM) cases – ALL
  5. Wright Medical Profemur Stem Cases (this is their modular neck design)- These cases are prone to Fracture (either the titanium or CoCr necks) and Metallosis. ALL.
  6. Depuy ASR – ALL
  7. Depuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal (MOM) with modular heads greater than 36 mm.
  8. Zimmer Durom Cup cases with modular heads greater than 36 mm.
  9.  Zimmer M/L Taper Kinectiv Stem cases (this is their Modular neck design)- All cases with Metallosis.
  10.  Biomet M2A 38mm / Magnum MOM cases. ALL cases with Metallosis.
  11.  DJO / Encore MOM hip cases. All cases revised due to Metallosis.
  12.  Omnilife Apex Arc – This is a smaller manufacturer but this device is a mixed metal modular neck device. ALL
  13.  Smith & Nephew R3 (MOM) cup cases. Only cases that have metallosis and were revised or need a revision.
  14. Smith & Nephew SMF stem (this is their mixed metal modular neck product). We have not seen many of these yet but, our hip replacement lawyers are interested in them.

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.

Florida Actos Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Actos Lawsuit Lawyers

Did you take actos for 1 year or longer? Were you diagnosed with bladder cancer?

You may have a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Actos.

Actos is a medication taken by Type II  ( adult onset ) diabetics to control their insulin production. Actos lawsuits are being filed for victims of bladder cancer from Actos.

Actos Lawsuit Overview

Actos lawsuits  allege  that long-term use of this  Type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop bladder cancer . These continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. According to court documents, the proceeding’s next Case Management Conference will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. (In re: Actos Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299)

Actos Multi District Litigation

According to court documents Actos litigation involving bladder cancer lawsuits mounted up shortly after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in June 2011 that use of the drug for 12 months or more had been associated with an increased risk of the disease. At that time, the FDA ordered Takeda Pharmaceuticals to add new warnings to the Actos label about its potential to cause bladder cancer.
Court filings indicate that more than 2,500 Actos lawsuits are now pending in the Western District of Louisiana, where the first case will go to trial in January. Plaintiffs in Actos lawsuits allege that Takeda Pharmaceuticals and other defendants concealed knowledge that the medication could increase a person’s chances of developing bladder cancer, and failed to provide adequate warnings about that risk to the public and medical community.
On the state level, two Actos claims involving bladder cancer allegations have already gone to trial. Last month, a Maryland State Court jury awarded $1.7 million to the family of a man who died of bladder cancer following long-term use of Actos. However, according to court records, the judge presiding over the trial tossed out the verdict because the jury also found that the decedent’s decades-long smoking habit contributed to the development of the disease. (An v. Nieberlein, 24-C12003565, Circuit Court for the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland.)
This past April, a Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $6.5 million to a plaintiff who developed bladder cancer following four years of Actos use. However, the plaintiff is currently appealing a decision by the judge overseeing the case to grant Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ request to set aside the verdict. (Cooper v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc., CGC-12-518535, California Superior Court)
Long-term users of Actos ( over 2 years ) who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer may be eligible to file an Actos lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Can I File An Actos Lawsuit?

1. You must have taken Actos for over one year

2. You must have a confirmed diagnosis of bladder cancer

3. You must have no prior medical history of baldder cancer prior to taking Actos

I Have Heard Actos Can Cause Bladder Cancer? Is That True? How Do I File An Actos Lawsuit

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Actos Lawsuit Lawyers, Drug Warnings

Actos does have warnings for bladder cancer with use for extended periods of time. Actos lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who have developed bladder cancer as a part of a multi district litigation.

FDA Warnings For Actos and Bladder Cancer

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Update to ongoing safety review of Actos (pioglitazone) and increased risk of bladder cancer

Actos Bladder Cancer Safety Announcement

[6-15-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for pioglitazone-containing medicines.

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit

Actos lawsuits are being  filed on behalf of type II diabetics who developed bladder cancer from long-term use of the  drug Actos. These lawsuits continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana. More than 2,500 Actos bladder cancer lawsuits are currently pending in the Western District of Louisiana, where the first trials are scheduled to begin in January.

Actos Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2299

If you believe you, a loved one or someone you are a caregiver for has gotten bladder cancer and has been on Actos call and speak to an Actos lawyer today. There must be a confirmed diagnosis of bladder cancer to be added to the lawsuit.

Pradaxa Lawsuits Update, Pradaxa Lawyers Filing Pradaxa Lawsuits

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Pradaxa Lawsuit  News and Updates

The Pradaxa lawsuits are moving forward. The Pradaxa lawyers advise all victims and families of  extensive bleeding from Pradaxa to file their Pradaxa lawsuit by callingour Pradaxa hotline rigjht away. The Pradaxa lawsuits are being filed in MDL 2385 – Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation. Over  650 lawsuits have been filed in the  Pradaxa MDL (No. 2385, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois).

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant medication prescribed to people with  heart problems. But, Pradaxa has no antidote and extensive bleeding or death has been the result in many instances.Pradaxa causes life-threatening internal bleeding.

Side effects of Pradaxa may include:

  •     Brain hemorrhage
  •     Digestive system bleeding
  •     Uncontolled internal bleeding

The Pradaxa lawsuits have been mounting up  quickly. Many victims are seniors who fall and end up with a brain bleed internal bleeding or bleeding that does not stop and cannot be controlled by any other medication. Anyone who cares for or has a love do one who is on Pradaxa must observe them carefully.

Signs Of Externsive Bleeding

  •     a sudden severe headache
  •     seizures with no previous history of seizures
  •     weakness in an arm or leg
  •     nausea or vomiting
  •     decreased alertness; lethargy
  •     changes in vision
  •     tingling or numbness
  •     difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  •     difficulty swallowing
  •     difficulty writing or reading
  •     loss of fine motor skills, such as hand tremors
  •     loss of coordination
  •     loss of balance
  •     an abnormal sense of taste
  •     loss of consciousness

Extensive Bleeding From Pradaxa can be fatal. If you have lost a loved one due to extensive bleeding from Pradaxa call for a Pradaxa lawyer today.

IVC Filter Lawsuits, IVC Filter Lawyers

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

Bard Retrievable IVC Filter Lawsuits

Bard IVC filter lawyers are accepting cases for perforation, migration, and pulmonary Embolism. A fractured IVC filter can also perforate other organs, including the heart and lungs.


IVC Filter Migration

When a retrievable IVC filter fractures and migrates, you can experience severe pain, bleeding, further embolus, and other life-threatening complications.

  • C.R. Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter 
  • G2 IVC Filter
  • Braun Tempofilter IVC filter (retrievable)
  • Bard G2x IVC (retrievable, unlimited indwell time)
  • Bard G2 (retrievable)
  • Cook Günther Tulip (retrievable)
  • Cook Celect (retrievable)
  • Cordis OptEase IVC filter (retrievable, 23 day indwell time)
  • ALN IVC filter (retrievable)
  • Rex Medical Option IVC filter (retrievable)

What Are IVC Filters?

IVC filters are placed in individuals who have deep vein thrombosis in their legs to prevent blood clots that break off from traveling to the heart, lungs and brain. 

The Bard's Recovery IVC Filter and G2 IVC Filter System were approved for sale via the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) 510(k) protocols.   C. R. Bard removed the Recovery IVC from the market in 2005, but it is believed that there are still devices implanted in people.  The G2, which was the replacement  for the Recovery, is still being used.

What Ia The Concerns?

Retrievable IVC filter implants have been fracturing and migrating. Usually the fractured portions of the device migrate to the heart and lungs. Fragments of IVC filters can also migrate to other organs. The metal fragments from a retrievable IVC filter have migrated to   the heart, lungs or another organ. The resulting   injury is bleeding, severe pain, and further embolism.

In August 2010, the FDA issued an advisory in response to the noted adverse incident reports. 

    Filter Migration (328 reports)
    Embolization (146 reports)
    IVC Peforations (70 reports)
    Filter Fracture  (56 reports)

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits

If you or a loved one has been injured by one of these defective medical devices, our Bard IVC Filter System defective product  lawyers want to hear from you today.

Bard Recovery IVC Filter and G2 IVC Filter System Failure Symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath.

Be Alerted That Failure Of This Implant Can Lead To Severe Injury

  •     Death
  •     Constant severe pain in the heart,
  •     Pain in the chest
  •     Pulmonary embolism
  •     Respiratory failure
  •     Hemorrhage
  •     Perforation of tissue, vessels and organs

 

Our Bard IVC Filter System injury lawyers are ready to  make sure that  victims of these defective devices are fully compensated for their injuries.

Pay Day Loan Class Action, Pay Day Loan Default Lawyers

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

Pay day loans in Florida are up and Pay Day Loan companies are attracting review for their practices of charging huge interest rates for out Florida residents who just cannot pay them on time.  The Florida Supreme Court  is looking at a  payday loan class-action lawsuit suit.

Pay Day Loan Class Action Lawsuits

By Regan McCarthy

The Florida Supreme Court is considering whether a group seeking a class-action lawsuit against a check-advance company should be allowed to move forward with the case. Regan McCarthy reports The company argues the individuals signed contracts waiving their rights to class-action suits.

When Wendy Betts received a payday loan from McKenzie Check Advance she signed a contract waiving the right to file a class-action suit. Now she wants to bring a suit against the company, but she can’t find a lawyer willing to take her case individually, meaning her only option is to try for a class action suit, despite the contact she’d signed. Lawyers stand to make a lot more money through class action suits, than through individual cases, which generally are small claims wrapped up in complex issues. Paul Bland is the lawyer representing Betts and other members of a group hoping to sue the company together. Bland, says the waivers banning the class action suit should be thrown out because they’re keeping the people from being able to move forward with a case.

“If this arbitration clause had said, you have to go to Alaska to bring claims, that would be unenforceable. If the arbitration clause had said that the filing fees for the arbitrator would be a million dollars, there’s no doubt that that would be unenforceable.  And  t was a trial court’s finding that there was essentially no reasonable avenue other than a class action.”

But the company’s lawyer Jamie Bianchi  says the issue is not about whether class action suits are good or bad, but about federal policy.

“There’s a federal goal of promoting arbitrations and we’re going to, as a policy the United States is going to follow it.”

And Justice Barbara Pariente says the state court will have to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, whether the justices think it’s right or wrong.

“We’re here with the hand we’re dealt, which is in this case, the U.S. Supreme court and all the decisions after that.”

But, Pariente says she’s not certain the U.S. Supreme Court ruling takes into account whether there are other viable options for citizens blocked from class action suits. The court did not indicate when they expect to rule on the case.

Florida Pay Day Loan Laws

 Under Florida law, payday lenders cannot seek to have a borrower prosecuted for bouncing a check given as security for a loan, so if the creditor is threatening to have you charged with "theft by check" it is almost certainly lying in an attempt to frighten you.

Although payday loans are legal in Florida, the amount of interest and other fees they can charge to consumers are fairly strictly regulated by state law.

Under Florida law, the payday lender may be required to work out a repayment plan with you at a reasonable interest rate.