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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Alaska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Atlanta, Baltimore, Biloxi, Boca Raton, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas city, Los Angeles, Louisville, Macon, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Miami, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minneapolis, New York Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Provo, st louis, Stocker 3THeater-Cooler Lawyers, Toledo, West Palm Beach

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawyers For  Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System lawyers are filing failure  to warn lawsuits due to increased risk of infections caused by the Cooler Systems during cardio thoracic surgery.

 Stockert 3T Lawsuits Filed

Lawsuits are being filed against  LivaNova PLC for their  3T heating-cooling system. This system has been found to transmit bacteria into patients during  open-chest cardiac surgery. The nontuberculous mycobacteria causes Mycobacterium chimaera which can result in death,

What is  The 3T Heater-Cooler System?

The 3T heater-cooler units are used during surgery to control  body temperature.  They  have water tanks that move temperature-controlled water to heat exchangers or blankets, which  cool or warm  the recipients body.

 3T Heater-Cooler System Issues

The water  in the 3T systems can become contaminated resulting  in bacteria being released into the air through the device’s exhaust vent. This bacteria can infect a patient. It can take  several years between the time a patient is exposed to the bacteria and an infection is diagnosed.

Have You Had Surgery Using A 3T Cooler Device?

Up To 4 Years After Surgery Look for signs:

  • endocarditis,
  • surgical site infection,
  • abscess, bacteremia,
  • hepatitis,
  • renal insufficiency,
  • splenomegaly,
  • pancytopenia,
  • osteomyelitis.

 Symptoms

  • fever of undetermined origin,
  • night sweats,
  • joint pain,
  • weight loss,
  • myalgia,
  • malaise.
 

Contact our  Stocker 3T Lawyers

Ethicon Physiomesh Lawyer | Hernia mesh Lawsuits Filed

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Ethicon Physiomesh lawyer

Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Recall Lawyers

On May 25, 2016, Johnson & Johnson issued an “Urgent Field Safety Notice” to warning  of the higher rates of recurring hernia and the need for revision operations after hernia repair using the Ethicon Physiomesh Composite Mesh. This is the same company that is dealing with hundreds of vaginal mesh lawsuits made of the same substance as the physiomesh.

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh  Complications

  • Hernia Recurrence
  • Scar-like tissue that sticks tissues together
  • Blockage of the large or small intestine
  • Abnormal adhesions between organs, vessels or intestines
  • Fluid build-up at the surgical site
  • Perforation of nearby tissues or organs
  • Migration and shrinkage
  • Bowel perforation and obstruction
  • Migration of the mesh and  erosion resulting in the need for revision or removal

What Is A Physiomesh?

  • Ethicon Physiomesh and vaginal  mesh are both used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue.  It is made from non-absorbable polypropylene (plastic) filaments that are woven into a mesh.
Ethicon Physiomesh Products Recalled ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh
  • PHY0715R
  • PHY1015V
  • PHY1515Q
  • PHY1520R
  • PHY1520V
  • PHY2025V
  • PHY2030R
  • PHY2535V
  • PHY3035R
  • PHY3050R

    Laparoscopic Hernia Pack

  • ELH5 PHY1515
  • ELH10 PHY1515Q
Ethicon Physiomesh Complications? Speak to one our mesh lawyers.  

Biomet Lawsuit Update, Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Alabama Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Alaska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Arkansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Class MDL Class Action News, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Idaho Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Minnesota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Missouri Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nebraska Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New York Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nip Replacement Lawsuit News, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Dakota Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Ohio Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

Multi District litigation lawyers are now accepting faulty Biomet hip replacement clients for litigation. If you or a loved one has a faulty Biomet hip replacemant call our class action lawyers for a free case evaluation.

Biomet Magnum Hip Lawyers Appointed to Leadership Roles in MDL

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 08:17 AM PST

More than two dozen lawyers have been appointed to serve in various leadership positions in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) established for all Biomet M2A Magnum hip lawsuits filed in the federal court system.

These attorneys will take various actions throughout the litigation that will benefit all plaintiffs who filed a product liability lawsuit after experiencing problems with the Biomet metal-on-metal hip replacement system.

On October 2, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered that all product liability lawsuits filed against Biomet in federal courts throughout the country that involve the M2A Magnum metal hip implant will be centralized for pretrial proceedings before U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. in the Northern District of Indiana.

Centralizing the litigation is designed to reduce duplicative discovery in dozens of cases, avoiding conflicting pretrial rulings from different judges and to serve the convenience of the parties, witnesses and Courts.

In an order (PDF) issued on December 5, Judge Miller established the organizational structure of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the Biomet MDL, appointing 22 different attorneys to serve in various roles throughout the consolidated proceedings.

The Biomet Magnum hip lawyers selected for the PSC will conduct pretrial discovery that applies to multiple cases, examine witnesses and introduce evidence on behalf of all plaintiffs at hearings and perform other tasks during pretrial proceedings that may apply to all cases in the MDL.

Judge Miller appointed Thomas R. Anapol and W. Mark Lanier to serve as Co-Lead Counsel, with Robert T. Dassow and Frederick R. Hovde appointed to serve as Liason Counsel. In addition, another six lawyers were designated to serve on the Executive Committee of the PSC.

Biotmet is another to the long list of faulty hip replacements which includes Stryker Rejuvinate, DePuy hip replacement.and Zimmer.Stryker hip replacement and ABG II modular-neck hip stems; DePuy, Inc., Smith and Nephew, plc. Biomet Inc., and Zimmer Holdings, Inc

Meningitus Outbreak Hits Florida, Florida Meningitus Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Drug Warnings

Meningitus outbreaks have hit Florida. Florida Meningitus lawyers are accepting cases for injury or death from steroid injections leading to Meningitus.

The following facilities have been identified as recipients of the tainted steroi medication

  • Interventional Rehab Center in Pensacola, FL
  • North County Surgicenter in Palm Beach, FL
  • Florida Pain Clinic in Ocala, FL
  • Marion Pain Management Center in Ocala, FL
  • Orlando Center for Outpatient Surgery in Orlando, FL
  • Pain Consultants of West Florida in Pensacola, FL
  • Surgery Center of Ocala in Ocala, FL
  • Surgical Park Center in Miami, FL.

Twelve people have been confirmed dead by the meningitis outbreak linked to a steroid injection that was given across the country for joint and back pain, with Florida becoming the latest state to report a fatality.

The Miami Herald is reporting that State health officials confirmed a 70-year-old man died in July before the contaminated steroid medication was discovered. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, previous confirmed deaths occurred in Maryland (1), Michigan (3), Tennessee (6), and Virginia (1).

As many as 13,000 were given the injection, although it is not clear how many of them are in danger and how many of the shots were actually contaminated with the meningitis-causing fungus tied to the outbreak. Fungal meningitis is not contagious.

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2012/10/10/meningitis-outbreak-death-rises-to-12-/#ixzz28vOz1VFq

If you or a loved one has gotten meningitus from this steroid injection conatact our meningitus lawyers today

Overview of Drugs and Medical Devices Harming Women, Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

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

          Discussion presented by our female medical Social Worker

Bladder Sling, Mirena IUD, Vaginal mesh, Yaz, Yasmin, Fosamax, Topomax, DePuy hip replacement recall, Actos, Breast Implants, Tylenol, avaira toric contact lenses and others are harming women.
          It is amazing to me how many dangerous drugs and medical devices are having an effect on women. The breast Implant Helpline hears from women thru-out the country regarding their horrific experiences with these mesh devices. Yet, there are so many other drugs and medical devices that are hurting women. The Mirena birth control device, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, The DePuy Hip Replacement, metal on metal hip replacements, Zimmer Duram Cup, Breast Implants, Cytotec, Topamax and others,
Mirena Birth Control device

Mirena Silicone IUD
          The Mirena Birth control device has caused amongst other side effects: Miscarriage, Risk Of Infertility, Intrauterine Pregnancy, Streptococcal Sepsis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cervix, Severe Pain, Contraceptive Perforation and other side effects.
Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or imbedment in the uterus.
Bayer actually marketed Mirena as a way women could simplify their lifestyle. One of the ways it did so was through "Mirena Parties." Working with the social networking site Mom Central, Bayer created a Mirena direct marketing program that consisted of a series of house parties hosted by members of the Mom Central community. Bayer was eventually warned against this. The stories have heard and read regarding this device are horrific.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Ectopic Pregnancy
          Evaluate women who become pregnant while using Mirena for ectopic pregnancy. Up to half of pregnancies that occur with Mirena in place are ectopic. The incidence of ectopic pregnancy in clinical trials that excluded women with risk factors for ectopic pregnancy was approximately 0.1% per year.
"Tell women who choose Mirena about the risks of ectopic pregnancy, including the loss of fertility."
     Other Adverse Effects from the use of Mirena:
     Sepsis, ovarian cyst formation, breast cancer, damage to conceived children, PID, embedment, amenorrhea, perforation of uterine wall or cervix may occur during insertion

Cytotec (Misoprostol)
        It is estimated that in about 200,000 births in one year, Cytotec was used to stimulate delivery. This is where most of the problems with this drug, including birth defects have incurred. The purpose of the drug was for the prevention of ulcers, but it has also been used in abortions. Brain damage to infants is of particular concern.\

Yaz, yasmin Birth Control Pills
         Studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. The studies reported that the risk of developing blood clots for women taking the drospirenone-containing pills may be two to three times greater than those who take other pills. Yaz is one of these drugs.

Potential Yasmin and Yaz side effects may cause:

  •  Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Blood Clots
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Liver damage
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • cervical cancer
  • severe migraines
  • Hair loss
  • Gallbladder Disease
  •  Death

List of Drugs similiar to Yaz and Yasmine
         Approved Oral Contraceptives containing Drospirenone
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Ocella Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Safyral Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg, and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
Syeda Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Yasmin Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Zarah Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.03 mg
Beyaz Drospirenone 3 mg, ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg and levomefolate calcium 0.451 mg
Drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Gianvi Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Loryna Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg
Yaz Drospirenone 3 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.02 mg

Topamax
          Topiramate, the generic form of Johnson & Johnson's anti-seizure drug, Topamax, is under fire from the Food & Drug Administration for its birth defect risks, Reuters reports. The medication is prescribed to patients suffering from epilepsy, and more popularly, to consumers with chronic migraine headaches. Topiramate has recently been combined with other drugs to battle obesity and bipolar disorder. More than 4.7 million prescriptions for Topamax were filled in the United States from 2007 to 2010, bringing in approximately $600 million worldwide last year.
In March 2011, the FDA issued a warning that Topamax side effects may increase the risk of oral cleft birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, among babies born to mothers who took the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. As a result of inadequate warnings previously provided, many women were not aware they may be exposing their baby to a potential risk of Topamax birth defect.
If one looks att all the current medical devices and drugs with complications the effects on women are staggering:? A new report says women are most likely to be injured.

FOSAMAX EFFECTS WOMEN
         The .Long-Term use of Fosamax has been shown to more then double the Risk of Femur Fractures Among Older Women.
An article in an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that long-term use of Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs by older women more than doubles their chance of suffering femur fractures. This side effect is particularly disturbing in light of the fact that Fosamax and similar drugs are prescribed to strengthen the bones of women with osteoporosis.
          The article summarizes a study of Canadian women aged 68 years and older who had taken oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax for five years or more. The study found that women who had taken Fosamax and related drugs for five years or longer were 2.74 times more likely to suffer a femur fracture than women who had taken the drug for only 100 days or less. In fact, the study concluded that more than half of the femur fractures among women who had taken bisphosphonates for five years or more were attributable to their use of bisphosphonates.
         A number of Fosamax lawsuits seeking financial compensation have already been filed against Merck & Co. for injuries caused as a result of serious

TRANSVAGINAL MESH AND RELATED MESH PRODUCTS
 Manufacturers of Mesh Products Include:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ethicon TVT
  • Gynecare TVT
  • Gynemesh PS
  • Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
  • Secur
  • Bard
  • Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
  • Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
  • Faslata Allograft
  • Pelvicol Tissue
  • PelviSoft Biomesh
  • Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
  • American Medical Systems or AMS
  • SPARC
  • Boston Scientific
  • Advantage Sling System
  • Obtryx Curved Single
  • Obtryx Mesh Sling
  • Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System
  • Prefyx PPS System

           Vaginal mesh implants have been used to correct uterine prolapse and incontinence but the complications are effecting women thru-out the United States, Canada and the U.K.
complications include:

  • Erosion of vaginal tissue can result from a vaginal mesh
  • Hardening of the vaginal mesh
  • Infection is a serious vaginal mesh-patch complication
  • Severe Pain and discomfort
  • Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
  • Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
  • Urinary problems and more severe incontinence
  • painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal mesh erosion
  • Vaginal scarring

           The transvaginal mesh Continues to effect women and alter the lives of Women and
Recent warnings have linked various birth control drugs and devices to serious injuries and even death.

Metal On Metal Hip Replacements like the DePuy and Zimmer
          Women are reporting more problems, and a higher failure rate, with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system than men. It turns out they're also more prone to some of the serious side effects of the poorly-designed implant, including metallosis.
Statistics show individuals with a small stature, such as women may be more susceptible to failure of DePuy ASR hip implants.

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Dow Corning Breast Implants
Breast Implant Lymphoma
          In January 2011, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised that women who had received breast implants should notify their doctors of any changes in their breasts because of a possible association with a rare type of lymphoma. In breast implant patients, ALCL has occurred in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.
Symptoms of breast implant lymphoma include:

  • Pain
  • Lumps
  • Swelling

        Asymmetry that developed after their initial surgical sites were fully healed
Historically, women are more often exposed to dangerous medical products and medical negligence than men. Some medical malpractice claims, for instance, are unique to women—like obstetrical malpractice and sexual assault by health care providers. In addition, women suffer harm from gender-specific products such as breast implants, birth control pills, osteoporosis medications and birth control devices like IUDs.
In the age of prescription drugs and antidepressants, where drugs are administered over-the-counter without any major restrictions, more people are dying each year from medications than from traffic accidents. A recent L.A. Times article looked at the impact prescription drugs have upon American society, and their dangers if used in certain combinations.
In 2009, prescription drugs factored in the deaths of over 37,000 people. Less people died in motor vehicle accidents that year, which was a new phenomenon, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
           It is hoped that the new bill coming before congress will protect women from manufacturers whose products slip thru and eventually are either recalled or end up with warnings. These drugs and medical devices are hurting women.

Actos Lawyers Filing Actos Lawsuits, Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Actos Lawsuit Lawyers, Drug Lawsuits, Multidistrict Lawsuit News

Actos Linked To Bladder Cancer

 Actos has been linked to bladder cancer with use of over 2 years.

Seniors and minority groups are usual victims of Actos. Actos is a drug used for Type II, adult onset, diabetis.

Thousands of Actos Bladder Cancer  Lawsuits Are  Anticipated

Actos Timeline Gives The Actos Lawsuit Statute  Starting Date

Jun 10, 2011: Use of Actos is banned in France and Germany. The French Medicines Agency removed the drug from the market after analyzing the data collected from 2006 to 2009.

Jun. 15, 2011: FDA announces “that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.” Warning labels are to be updated subsequently. The agency warns healthcare professionals against prescribing Actos in patients who have bladder cancer or have a history of bladder cancer.

Jul. 2011: The EMA states that Actos should include the risk of bladder cancer on its warning label, according to Reuters.

Aug.  4, 2011: – The FDA approves the label change for product containing pioglitazone (marketed as Actos, Actoplus Met, and Duetact) previously announced on June 15, 2011.

Actos Lawsuit  MDL Consolidation

Actos pillsThousands of Actos lawsuits are anticipated in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) filing ordered by Judge Rebecca Doherty. The honorable Judge Doherty stated in a recent order that "the number of claims which will be included could reach into the thousands," in reference to the new Actos lawsuit MDL she ordered be created. Judge Doherty is not presiding over an Actos class action lawsuit.
The MDL was created so that Judge Doherty will have one common point of reference for the thousands of cases expected. This specific MDL lets all of the affected Actos users work together so they are all essentially covered under one lawsuit (similar to a class action.) Unlike an Actos class action lawsuit, where the payout per participant may be small, an award from the Actos MDL could amount to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per litigant. It could even be in the million dollar range if the an Actos user's death was tied back to taking Actos and developing bladder cancer or another severe adverse side effect of Actos.

Get An Actos Lawyer

An experienced Actos attorney will be able to help determine what financial awards may be possible based on the severity of the injury and required treatment due to taking Actos.

Actos Bladder Cancer Symptoms

It's important that Actos users know what to look out for if they have taken Actos for more than one year which allegedly increases the risk of bladder cancer by at least 40%. Symptoms of bladder cancer include tumors which could cause blood in the urine, painful or frequent urination, or straining during urination. In addition, other common symptoms of bladder cancer include fatigue, incontinence, weight loss and bone pain or tenderness. If you are experiencing these symptoms you should see a doctor immediately so bladder cancer or tumors can be ruled out.

Speak To An Actos Bladder Cancer Lawyer and See Your Doctor Right Away

If you are experiencing these symptoms and are diagnosed with bladder cancer or tumors it may be a good idea to speak with an attorney to see if you are able to file an Actos lawsuit under the new MDL.

 

Bard Begins Trials for Vaginal Mesh, Vaginal Mesh Lawyers Ready

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

Bard Faces First Federal Trial Over Vaginal Mesh Next Year

C.R. Bard Inc. will face its first federal-court trial next year over claims that the company’s vaginal-mesh implants injured women.

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, set a Feb. 5 trial date for the first of about 600 federal cases contending that Bard’s Avaulta device caused organ damage. Goodwin is overseeing a consolidation of cases filed in federal courts across the U.S. against Bard, Johnson & Johnson and other makers of vaginal-mesh inserts.

The order of trials for the first federal cases over Avaulta “will be determined after completion” of pretrial information exchanges between Bard and the plaintiffs, Goodwin said in his order yesterday.

Bard, based in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and a unit of New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J also face litigation in U.S. state courts over their mesh products. More than 75,000 women a year have the devices inserted vaginally to treat pelvic organs that bulge, or prolapse, or to deal with incontinence.

Scott Lowry, a Bard spokesman, didn’t immediately return a call for comment on the judge’s decision to set the trial date.

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report in August 2011 found that vaginal-mesh products should be classified as posing a high risk to patients based on a review of side-effect reports submitted to regulators from January 2008 to December 2010. Women’s groups are demanding that the devices be recalled.

More Study

In January, the FDA ordered 31 manufacturers, including Bard and J&J (JNJ) (JNJ), to study rates of organ damage and complications linked to the vaginal-mesh implants. The companies must conduct three years of studies on the devices’ safety and effectiveness, regulators said. Some women contend the devices eroded and shrank over time, causing pain and injuries.

Some mesh suits blaming Bard and J&J for injuries are pending in state court in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee is coordinating discovery in those cases. Higbee has set a Nov. 5 trial for the first case against J&J’s Ethicon unit over claims that its Gynecare Prolift vaginal-mesh insert harmed women.

In February, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated federal suits against pelvic mesh makers before Goodwin. The judge is overseeing evidence-gathering efforts in cases against Bard, J&J, Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) (BSX) and the American Medical Systems unit of Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc.

Endo’s AMS unit also faces claims in state courts in Delaware and Minnesota over its Perigee, Apogee and Elevate surgical mesh products, according to court filings.

‘Day In Court’

Goodwin has appointed Bryan Aylstock, Fred Thompson III and Henry G. Garrard III to lead a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who will oversee the progress pretrial information exchanges over the consolidated federal cases.

Aylstock, a Pensacola, Florida-based lawyer, said he was pleased Goodwin set the first trial over Bard’s mesh product for early next year.

“We have a lot of women who have suffered devastating consequences from the Avaulta product and they deserve their day in court,” the plaintiffs’ lawyer said in a telephone interview.

The Bard consolidated cases are In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, 2:10-MD-02187, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston).

To contact the reporters on this story: Jef Feeley in Wilmington, Delaware, at jfeeley@bloomberg.net; David Voreacos in Newark, New Jersey, at dvoreacos@bloomberg.net

Multi District Litigation Vaginal Mesh  lawyers are ready to file.

Trials for failed DePuy Hip Replacements Ready to Begin, DePuy lawyers Accepting Cases Now

Written by Class Action Lawyer on . Posted in Arizona Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, California Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Colorado Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Connecticut Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Florida Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Georgia Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Indiana Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Iowa Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Kansas Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Maryland Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Massachusetts Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Michigan Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, Nevada Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Jersey Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New Mexico Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, New York Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers, North Carolina Multidistrict Litigation Lawyers

DePuy Hip Recall trials ready to begin. DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers accepting cases in many states. If , need revision surgery or have had revision surgery or metal on  metal toxicity we want to speak to you right away. Only claim in state with 2 year statutes or greater are being accepted. Call right away as time is running out. If you have complications from your dePuy hip replacement see a doctor immediately
The first bellwether trials in the pending DePuy hip litigation are scheduled to begin later this year. The handful of plaintiffs involved in the trials represent just a few of the thousands of individuals who filed suit against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics after being injured by a defective metal hip implant. mny of these have been seniors needing revision surgeries.

According to a Bloomberg report, the first bellwether case is scheduled to go to trial in a Nevada court in December of this year. Additional bellwether trials are expected to begin in January 2013. According to the report, these cases are part of an estimated 2,000 DePuy hip lawsuits filed in state courts across the country. Several thousand more lawsuits are also pending in federal court after being consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for pretrial proceedings. The plaintiffs involved in the DePuy hip litigation allege that they experienced pain, swelling, tissue damage, loss of mobility and other complications after being fitted with an ASR all-metal hip implant.  The lawsuits also allege that DePuy and Johnson & Johnson knew of potential problems with the metal hip replacement devices but did not take adequate steps to warn consumers of the dangers.

DePuy Orthopaedics issued a global recall of the ASR Hip Resurfacing System and ASR Acetabular System in August 2010, after data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales showed that 1 out of every 8 patients (12%-13%) who had received the devices had to undergo revision surgery within five years of receiving it. According to Parker Waichman LLP, more than 93,000 metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants were sold worldwide prior to their recall.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently conducting a safety review of metal-on-metal hip implants, including the DePuy ASR devices. Last May, the agency directed 21 companies that market all-metal hip replacements, including DePuy, to conduct post-market studies of their products to determine if they were shedding dangerous amounts of metallic debris in patients. The FDA recently announced that its Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel will meet on June 27 and 28 to discuss the risks and benefits of metal-on-metal hip systems, and make potential patient and practitioner recommendations for their use.

It is strongly urged that anyone who has a failed DePuy see their Doctor immediately to find out if revision surgery is recommended and speak to a DePuy Lawyer right away

 

 

Pradaxa lawyers Accepting Cases For Brain Bleeds From Pradaxa

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

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant used to prevent stroke in Cardiac patients.  A stroke is caused by a blood clot that dislodges and ends up in the brain blocking blood flow. Pradaxa can cause excessive bleeding and spontaneous brain bleeds or brain hemmorrages. The vessels in the brain thin and become very fragile as we age. A fall or bang or bump may cause a brain bleed which when using anticoagulants can be fatal. Pradaxa has been tauted as needing less medical followups the coumadin. Many people may not pay attention to the simple symptoms of a brain bleed.

WHAT IS PRADAXA?

Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules is a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem.

What is a Brain hemorrhage

A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. It's caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. This bleeding kills brain cells. Extensive bleeding is fatal. Pradaxa causes extensive bleeding. Class action lawyers are accepting cases for brain bleeds while taking Pradaxa.

What Happens During a Brain Hemorrhage?

When blood from trauma irritates brain tissues, it causes swelling. This is known as cerebral edema. The pooled blood collects into a mass called a hematoma. These conditions increase pressure on nearby brain tissue, and that reduces vital blood flow and kills brain cells.

Bleeding can occur inside the brain, between the brain and the membranes that cover it, between the layers of the brain's covering or between the skull and the covering of the brain.

What Causes Bleeding in the Brain?

There are several risk factors and causes of brain hemorrhages. The most common include:

  • Head trauma. Injury is the most common cause of bleeding in the brain for those under 50.
  • High blood pressure. This chronic condition can, over a long period of time, weaken blood vessel walls. Untreated high blood pressure is a major preventable cause of brain hemorrhages.
  • Aneurysm. This is a weakening in a blood vessel wall that swells. It can burst and bleed into the brain, leading to a stroke.
  • Blood vessel abnormalities. Weaknesses in the blood vessels in and around the brain may be present at birth and diagnosed only if symptoms develop.
  • Amyloid angiopathy. This is an abnormality of the blood vessel walls that sometimes occurs with aging. It may cause many small, unnoticed bleeds before causing a large one.
  • Blood or bleeding disorders. Hemophilia and sickle cell anemia can both contribute to decreased levels of blood platelets.
  • Liver disease. This condition is associated with increased bleeding in general.
  • Brain tumors.

What Are the Symptoms of Brain Bleeding?

The symptoms of a brain hemorrhage can vary. They depend on the location of the bleeding, the severity of the bleeding, and the amount of tissue affected. Symptoms may develop suddenly or over time. They may progressively worsen or suddenly appear.

If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, you may have a brain hemorrhage. This is a life-threatening condition, and you should call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately. The symptoms include:

  • 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

If you or a parent or grandparent is on Pradaxa you must be aware of the potential for brain bleeds.

Additional Symptoms of Pradaxa bleeding include:

  •     Lethargy
  •     Unusual bruising or bleeding / hemorrhaging
  •     Pink or brown urine
  •     Red or black tarry stools
  •     Coughing up blood
  •     Vomiting that resembles blood or looks like coffee grounds
  •     Bleeding from the gums
  •     Frequent nosebleeds
  •     Joint pain or swelling
  •     Headaches
  •     Dizziness
  •     Weakness and swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs.
  •     Death

Pradaxa can Cause Serious Injury

  •     Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeds or Internal Bleeds
  •     Brain Hemorrhage
  •     Kidney Bleeding
  •     Heart Attack
  •     Death
     

How Are Seniors More At risk with pradaxa

One particular danger associated with Pradaxa concerns the risk of dangerous internal bleeding to patients taking the drug who suffer a fall or other trauma. Given that most patients with atrial fibrillation are seniors, the risk of trauma is a serious one. When a Pradaxa user begins bleeding after a trauma, there is no way to counteract the blood-thinning properties of the drug. Pradaxa has no antidote. With warfarin, doctors can administer vitamin K or other substances to stop the bleeding – but not with Pradaxa.

If you have a loved one on pradaxa make sure they are under medical supervision. If a parent, grand parent or senior loved one or person you are caring for is taking Pradaxa be aware of falls. Seniors are prone to falling, bruise easily and have fragile blood vessels easily broken. Call Class Acion lawyer network for a Pradaxa lawyer today

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Sketcher Shoe Injuries, Sketcher Shoe Injury Lawyers, Sketcher Injury Helpline

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

Sketcher Shoes causing Injuries. Class Action Lawyer Network takes notice.

 Sketcher claims  a patented design which has a rolling bottom  that changes the way a person walks. The design utilizes different muscles in the body and firms them up. However people are suffering serious injury.

According to several foot and health professionals, Skechers Shape-ups rounded sole design can cause a number of minor and severe foot injuries. The heel-to-toe motion created while walking or running in a toning shoe alters a person’s gait, or the way they walk. Altering a person’s gait can affect every 26 bones, 33 joints and 100 tendons in a foot. Foot injuries can affect the heel, ball and toes of the foot, and if serious, can require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Injuries include : tripping or falling. Injuries, broken bones, broken or sprained ankles, broken hips from falls and pain or tightness in the heel, calf or Achilles’ tendon, stress fractures and hip dislocations. According to a recent  lawsuit, a 38-year-old  women who had no previous injuries and had a healthy bone density of a young woman,is sueing for stress fractures from sketcher shoes. A San Diego law firm says dozens of people hoping to tone up with the help of special footwear were dealt serious injuries by the shoes.

"We are particularly concerned about injury to the elderly" Says a medical social worker with the helpline " Hip fracture is a serious injury for our seniors, taking months of rehabilitation and time away from friends and socialization". "Pur research has come up with a lidt of injuries noted thru-out the internet". " There have been serious injuries".

  •     upture of blood vessels underneath the surface of the skin on the heel
  •     bone fracture of the heel bone
  •     irritation and inflammation of the bursa located between the heel bone and Achilles tendon
  •     compression of the tibial nerve as it travels through the tarsal tunnel
  •     Hip Fractures
  •     break in the boat shaped bone located mid-foot
  •     tear in the ligament underneath the arch of the foot
  •     Talus stress fracture
  •     broken ankle
  •     Peroneus brevis strain

If you have an injury that can be attributed to sketcher shoes contac clas action lawyer network sketcher shoe lawyers today

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