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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.    

Texas Vena Cava Filter Lawyers, Blood Clot Filter Attorneys

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What Is A Blood Clot Filter?

The  Vena Cava Filters are implanted in patients to capture blood clots before they can become lodged in the brain or lungs. This is used for patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners. The blood clot is captured to avoid traveling and causing a stroke or pulmonary embolism.

Manufacturers  IVC Filters  Lawsuits Being Filed

MDL’s or multi district litigations have been formed for both the Bard and Cook IVC Filters

C.R. Bard IVC Filters

  • Recovery IVC Filter (withdrawn in 2005),
  • G2 IVC Filter,
  • G2 Express,
  • G2X Filter,
  • Eclipse,
  • Meridian
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has centralized all Bard blood clot filter lawsuits into (MDL No. 2641, In Re: Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation) in Arizona under U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell.

Cook IVC Filters

  • Günther Tulip,
  • Celect
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has consolidated all Cook blood clot filter lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana, assigned to Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker. These cases allege defective design, misrepresentation in marketing, and failure to warn doctors and patients.

Other Retrievable IVC Filters

  • B. Braun TempoFilter IVC filter,
  • B. Braun VenaTech,
  • Rex Medical (Argon Medical) Option IVC filter,
  • ALN Optional Vena Cava Filter,
  • Crux Vena Cava Filter (VCF)-

Blood Clot Filter Dangers

Blood clot filters have serious side effects including vein and organ perforation, migration and breakage. Broken pieces of the Blood Clot Filters can travel through the body, damaging organs.

These Severe Injuries Can Result In:

Death, Hemorrhaging, Pulmonary Embolism, Stroke,

IVC Filter Lawsuits Are Being Filed

If you are a victim of an IVC Filter with serious or life threatening side effects or have lost a loved one due to a faulty blood clot filter contact our Vena Cava Filter Lawyers today.

IVC filters may cause the following severe complications:

Blood Clot Filter migration Blood Clot Filter fracture Blood Clot Filter  perforation Tilting of the Filter The inability to retrieve the IVC Filter Pulmonary embolism Compromised respiration Stroke Death

File Your Vena Cava Filter Lawsuit

The filters have caused serious injury in patients. If you or a loved one has been injured by an IVC Filter contact us to discuss inclusion in the current IVC Filer lawsuits.

Were You Or A Loved One Injured Because

Parts of the IVC Filter  broke  lose Moved or migrated Punctured or perforated organs Became  lodged in the wrong part of the body Blocked  blood vessels Became  wedged in the body

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DePuy Recalls Custom Joint Implants, DePuy Recall Lawyers

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Class action lawyers announce another DePuy recall: DePuy Hip replacement and custom joint implants

DePuy has been forced to recall another product. FDA Forces DePuy Recall of Custom Joint Implants
September 5, 2012 by: Linda Grayling

DePuy Orthopaedics is being forced to recall yet another line of hip and other artificial joint implants. This time, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary is pulling back its custom orthopedic devices because of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety concerns. The recall notice was issued on August 24 — two years after its ASR hip-implant recall.

DePuy agreed in January 2012 to stop manufacturing the custom devices after a warning letter from the FDA. In it, the agency said the implants were being sold without federal approval, which requires an application with the FDA and clinical trials. DePuy argued that the devices were exempt because they were already approved by the FDA and modified only by doctors’ prescriptions, which is permitted by law.

But the FDA disagreed: “Although the devices’ size and shape may vary with each patient’s anatomy, the standardized design characteristics do not vary among the devices manufactured. The fact that final specifications are tailored to match a patient’s anatomy does not preclude a clinical study or submission of a marketing application for the devices.”

The FDA also said DePuy used poor quality-control systems in the production of the 14 types of custom implants. It ordered the company to recall any implants that had been delivered to surgeons prior to the halt in manufacturing earlier this year. More than 8,300 customized DePuy implants have been sold since 1999, but the number of unused devices in the recall is unknown.

DePuy already is dealing with a massive global recall of 93,000 ASR hip-replacement and hip-resurfacing devices that was announced in August 2010. The defective metal-on-metal hip implants have been shown to fail within a few years, resulting in painful revision surgeries. Typically, all-metal hip implants are expected to last about 15 years.

In addition, the DePuy artificial hips produce metal shavings when the ball and socket components grind against each other, causing metallosis, or metal poisoning of the blood. One British study found that when the metal debris becomes embedded in surrounding tissues, it increases the patient’s risk of bladder and kidney cancers.

In the United States, more than 8,000 patients have filed lawsuits against DePuy over their dangerous hip implants. Of those, 6,000 federal cases are part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) that is being overseen by Judge David A. Katz in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The first case in the MDL is expected to go to trial in March or April 2013.

The remaining state cases are winding their way through the courts. The first three DePuy ASR lawsuits, which were scheduled to be tried together in Las Vegas, Nevada, were settled out of court recently. Bloomberg reported the plaintiffs each received about $200,000.

Mirena IUD Helpline Launched, Perforated Uterus

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

Class Action Lawyer Network, lawyers for Mirena IUD are reviewing cases specifically where the Mirena IUD device Has moved, perforated the uterus or become embedded in an organ. A Mirena IUD Lawsuit has been filed in Ohio on behalf of a woman injured by the Mirena IUD. Cases where the Mirena IUD has perforated the uterus are being reviewed,

a national law Firm has filed two lawsuits on behalf of an Ohio woman and an Oklahoma woman who sustained permanent and physical injuries, allegedly due to Bayer’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mirena in 2000 as an intrauterine contraceptive. The T-shaped silicone IUD implant device releases a synthetic progestogen known as levonorgestrel into the uterus in order to prevent pregnancy. In 2009, it was also approved to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who use IUDs. Mirena is recommended for women who have had at least one child, and is indicated for up to 5 years of use. The device is used in over 2 million women in the United States and more than 15 million women worldwide. There have been increase reports and call to our Mirena IUD Helpline regarding the Mirena being  lost in the body, needing to be surgically removed, severing an organ or the device becoming embedded in the uterus.
According to the FDA, Mirena has been associated with serious complications such as ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy, group A streptococcal sepsis, pelvic inflammatory disease, device embedment in the unterine wall, uterine wall and cervix perforation. Over 300,000 women have been implanted with a vagina mesh. The mesh lawsuit will be the largest of it's type. Yaz has caused blood clotds in women.

Women are the focus of manufacturers and are being injured. Speak to a vaginal mesh lawyer, Uterine perforation lawyer, Yaz blood clot lawyer today

Dangerous Drugs and Medical Device Lawyers Texas, Class Actions, Mass Torts

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Class MDL Class Action News, Texas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Class Action Lawyer Network Texas: Abilene,  Amarillo , Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville ,College Station,  Corpus Christi,  Dallas,  Denton,  El Paso,  Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston,  Huntsville , Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock,  Mcallen , Odessa , San Antonio, San Marcos,  Texarkana,  Texoma ,Tyler , Victoria,  Waco ,Wichita and all of Texas is helping Texas residents with Class Action, Mutlidistrict litigations , Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices claims and all mass tort claims.

Drugs and Orthopedic  devices such as transvaginal mesh,vaginal mesh, Gynacare Mesh,vaginal sling, Avandia, Pradaxa, Mirena IUD, Cochlear Implant, Metronic bone graft, CooperVision, Yaz,Yasmine, DepuyASR  Hip Replacement, Zimmer Duram cup, Fosamax,and Tylenol. , Accutane,Actos Avandia, Fosamax, Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Depuy Hip Recall, Zimmer Hip Recall, Depakote, Reglan, SJS/Dilantin, Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Birth Control Pills  are frequently at the center of personal injury class action lawsuits. Lawyers  argue that the drug or device was defective or unreasonably dangerous. These become product liability class action litigations. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and health care providers have a duty to appropriately research, test, and use these products, sometimes under strict criteria from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Cases based on defective or dangerous pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices  are frequently filed by our class action lawyers as personal injury class action lawsuits. This is based on an argument that the drug or device was defective or unreasonably dangerous.. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and health care providers have a duty to appropriately research, test, and use these products.  There is  strict criteria from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Our class action  Lawyers have filed cases based on defective or dangerous pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices such as Actos,prolapse mesh,Avandia, Depuy hip replacement,Zimmer Duram cup,Accutane and Zyprexa. These include lawsuits for injuries caused by dangerous prescription drugs, improperly prescribed medicines, defective surgical implants, and faulty medical equipment.

Our Experienced  personal injury and class action lawyers have filed litigation involving:


    Aranasp, Aredia                                                          
    Anticonvulsant, Anti-seizure & Antiepileptic Drugs: Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Birth Defects
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    Avandia: Heart Attacks, Actos Bladder Cancer
    Arava: Liver Injury?
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    Fixodent: Zinc Toxicity & Neuropathy
    Fosamax: Osteonecrosis
    Gardasil, Gadolinium, Gleevec
    Generic Keppra (Levetiracetam): Seizures
    Hismanal, Heparin, Hydroxycut,
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    Ocella Birth Control Pills & Oral Contraceptives
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    Paxil Birth Defects,
    Permax, Phenergan, Pondimin, Posicor, Prempro, Prilosec, Procrit, Propulsid, Provigil,
    Poligrip: Zinc Toxicity & Neuropathy
    Propoxyphene: Heart Attacks & Arrhythmia
    Prozac Birth Defects
    Reglan (Metoclopramide): Tardive Dyskinesia
    Raplon, Raptiva, Raxar, Redux, Reglan, Rezulin, Risperdal, Ritalin, Rituxan,
    Seldane, Seroquel,
    Tequin, Trasylol, Tys
    Transvaginal mesh,prolapse mesh,surgical mesh,vaginal sling,vaginal vault mesh
    Topamax® & Topiramate: Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate
    Upsher – Smith Recall
    Viagra, Vioxx, Vytorin,
    Zelnorm, Zencore Tabs, Zicam, , Zometa, Zyprexa
    Zicam: Loss Of Smell or Taste

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Animas Insulin Pump

Depuy ASR Hip Implants

Depuy Pinnacle Hip Implants

Smith & Nephew Knee Implant

Stryker Hip Implants
Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacements

Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant

                                                                   VAGINAL MESH MANUFACTURERS

Johnson & Johnson

    Ethicon TVT
    Gynecare TVT
    Gynemesh PS
    Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch


    Avaulta Plus™ BioSynthetic Support System
    Avaulta Solo™ Synthetic Support System
    Faslata® Allograft
    Pelvicol® Tissue
    PelviSoft® Biomesh
    Pelvitex™ Polypropylene Mesh

American Medical Systems or AMS


Boston Scientific

    Advantage™ Sling System
    Obtryx® Curved Single
    Obtryx® Mesh Sling
    Prefyx Mid U™ Mesh Sling System
    Prefyx PPS™ System

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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.

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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)
    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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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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