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09/30/2014 - Recently there has been a host of television and Internet advertising regarding the anticoagulant medication Xarelto and its complications. This article is to provide users of Xarelto information why you may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by this medication.
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09/29/2014 - A Philadelphia jury hearing a case on behalf of a woman, who claims she developed bladder cancer after taking the diabetes drug Actos, heard expert testimony last week that Takeda Pharmaceuticals had worked to suppress information about the cancer risks associated with the medication. Randall Tackett, a pharmacologist and toxicologist at the University of Georgia testified on behalf of Plaintiff, Frances Wisniewski that Takeda had urged a potential partner from the 1990’s to claims it had backed away from the project because of concerns regarding the drug’s efficacy and not because of data showing potential health risks.
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09/25/2014 - Federal regulators have determined they will resume publicly disseminating data regarding hospital mistakes, including when foreign objects are left in patients’ bodies or people receive the wrong blood type. Last month, USA Today reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quietly ceased publicly reporting the life-threatening hospital mistakes. However, it has recently determined it will make this data regarding eight “hospital-acquired conditions” available on its website. (http://www.cms.gov/)
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09/25/2014 - Judge David Herndon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has set a number of Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits for trial commencing in May 2015. Bayer has previously entered into settlement agreements to pay over $1.8 billion to settle lawsuits brought by women who suffered significant injuries such as pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis after taking the Yaz birth control pills. However, a large number of women who suffered arterial clots and other injuries which Bayer disputes were caused by the Yaz products still require final resolution.
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09/17/2014 - A New Jersey federal judge has ordered Merck & Company and plaintiffs involved in multi-district litigation over Merck’s osteoporosis drug, Fosamax to mediate the femur fracture cases after several years of litigation. U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano ordered the Plaintiffs Steering Committee and Merck to provide a proposed mediator to the court within 30 days. The parties must also provide the court with a written status update concerning the mediation of the matter within 45 days of selecting the mediator.
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09/15/2014 - Johnson and Johnson and Bayer AG recently announced plans to launch clinical trials of the anticoagulant Xarelto against three new diseases in an ambitious bid to expand their market in hopes of exceeding $1 billion in sales this year. The new studies will test the anticlotting agent in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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09/10//2014 - A Texas jury has awarded nearly $73 million dollars in damages to a woman who claimed a defectively designed vaginal mesh implant left her in constant pain. The jury found gross negligence and awarded Martha Salazar close to $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages. This is the first award against Boston Scientific over its incontinence slings.
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09/09//2014 - Following a two-week trial, a West Virginia Federal Court jury has awarded a woman $3.27 million in damages against Johnsons & Johnson’s Ethicon unit for manufacturing and selling a defective transvaginal mesh device. The jury found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at high risk for suffering numerous side effects including pain, bleeding, infection and incontinence.
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09/09/2014 - Johnson & Johnson is facing a new round of lawsuits over its DePuy unit’s Pinnacle line of metal-on-metal hip implants blamed for causing serious injuries to patients, primarily from metal poisoning. J&J previously set aside $2.5 billion dollars to pay nearly 8,000 claims based upon claims arising out of the popular, but defective ASR hip implants.
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08/23/2014 - For many years, the gold standard in blood thinners was a drug called warfarin, more commonly known as Coumadin. Patients taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation and to prevent blood clots had to test their blood every few weeks to ensure that blood levels of the drug stayed in an acceptable range. But with the release of Pradaxa to the marketplace in 2010, hopes were pinned on the new wonder drug that needed no regular testing and dosage tinkering.
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08/16/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a non-binding guidance regarding the Premarket Notification 510(k) regulatory path, which a manufacturer must comply with in order to get a medical device approved by the FDA and into the marketplace.
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08/15//2014 - Judge Carol Higbee upheld an $11.1 million jury verdict against Ethicon and Johnson& Johnson resulting from a transvaginal mesh lawsuit tried in February 2013. The jury awarded the plaintiff $3.35 million in compensatory damages, plus an additional $7.76 million in punitive damages.
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08/14/2014 - Pfizer, the manufacturer of the popular anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor is facing a wave of lawsuits by women who allege the company knew about the possible serious side-effects associated with the drug, but failed to warn the public about them, particularly the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Lawsuits filed in the past few months have skyrocketed from approximately 50 cases to nearly 1,000.
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08/13/2014 - Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently announced the recall of its uterine surgery medical devices after it was discovered that the instruments could cause cancer. The Ethicon unit of J&J has actively reached out to hospitals requesting them to return a line of medical devices used in hysterectomies and uterine surgeries.
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08/11/2014 - A scientific study released last week implies Pradaxa manufacturers may have withheld information that likely could have prevented serious bleeding complications among many Americans taking Pradaxa.
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07/22//2014 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected formal requests from the advocacy group Public Citizen to recall existing surgical vaginal mesh products and to ban their future sales, despite over 50,000 personal injury cases currently pending claiming serious bodily injury from such products.
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07/22/2014 - The German manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim has secured the FDA’s coveted breakthrough therapy designation for its new antidote to the blood-thinner Pradaxa. The antidote is a fully humanized antibody fragment designed to reverse the anti-coagulant effects of Pradaxa, which prevents clotting by blocking the enzyme thrombin. This reversal agent called idarucizumab, showed immediate, complete and sustained reversal of Pradaxa’s effects in a phase 1 study, and a phase 3 trial is in the middle of enrollment. Pradaxa, manufacturer recently agreed to pay $65 million to settle approximately 4,000 lawsuits claiming the drug caused serious and even fatal bleeding in patients.
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07/21//2014 - Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue to rise as litigation continues against seven different transvaginal mesh manufacturers in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. The primary pelvic mesh defendants are Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No.2327), American Medical Systems (MDL No.2325), and C.R.Bard, Inc., (MDL No. 2187).
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07/15/2014 - The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reports that since 2013, Xarelto has overtaken Pradaxa in the number of reported adverse events, including serious bleeding events. Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug marketed by Johnson & Johnson in the United States and Bayer outside of the U.S. It was approved in July 2011 for use in patients who recently underwent hip or knee replacement surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots.
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07/07/2014 - Humana has filed a false claims lawsuit against Medtronic Inc., one of the world’s largest medical-device makers for allegedly marketing its Infuse bone-graft product for uses that were not FDA approved and duping the insurer into covering those claims. Humana also maintains that Medtronic sponsored medical articles that misrepresented Infuse bone graft and paid doctors to aggressively promote the products as safe in multiple types of procedures despite being FDA approved for limited uses.
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05/29/2014 - Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the anticoagulant drug, Pradaxa, has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle approximately 4,000 lawsuits claiming the drug caused serious and even fatal bleeding in patients. Surprisingly, the settlement comes merely weeks following an FDA safety review concluding the drug was as safe as it’s competitor drug, warfarin (Coumadin), despite the fact the bleeding caused by Pradaxa has no antidote and can not be controlled once started. The settlement amounts to an average of $162,500 per claim. The settlement will allow Boehringer to avoid the costs of years of litigation and trials concerning Pradaxa.
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05/23/2014 - Fresenius Medical Care North America has issued a recall notice for NaturaLyte Liquid Barcarbonate Concentrate 6.4 liters (intended for use in hemodialysis machines) due to health and safety concerns. Bacterial contamination of the dialysate may lead to bacteremia or systemic infection. However, the dialysis filer and the use of the Diasafe filter or equivalent create an effective bacteria and endotoxin barrier, which makes this event less likely. The affected lots are being recalled because they may pose a threat of developing higher bacteria levels that permitted by the company’s internal standards.
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05/22/2014 - This week General Motors issued its 29th recall for the year, recalling 2.4 million more vehicles. This brings the total number of vehicles recalled this year to over 13 million, more than the number of vehicles it sold here in the last 5 years. While no fatalities are involved in this latest recall, the problems were deemed serious enough that GM temporarily halted sales of the vehicles. The vehicles most recently recalled include various models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Travers, Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
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05/21//2014 - According to recent reports from the American Urological Association, the removal of vaginal mesh won’t necessarily improve the side effects such as pain and incontinence related to the implanted device. This report comes at a time of growing safety concerns over vaginal mesh devices-something thousands of women have known for years.
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05/15/2014 - The FDA recently completed a new study on more than 134,000 Medicare patients 65 years or older comparing Pradaxa to warfarin for risk of ischemic or clot-related stroke, bleeding in the brain, myocardial infarction, gastrointestinal bleeding and death. Approved in 2010, Pradaxa is the first alternative to warfarin, the standard treatment for preventing strokes from blood clots for over 50 years. The new study is based on a much larger patient population and used more sophisticated testing and analysis methods.
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05/14/2014 - Testosterone lawsuits involving both gels such as AndroGel and injections such as Depo-Testosterone have been growing in the last few months. In March, AndroGel plaintiffs filed pleadings to have all cases consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and transferred to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, for pretrial proceedings. Thereafter, AndroGel, Axiron and Foresta plaintiffs filed responses calling for the consolidation of all testosterone treatments lawsuits in that proposed MDL regardless of the manufacturer. Pfizer responded, requesting that the proposed MDL be limited to claims involving only testosterone gels such as AndroGel, Testim, Axiron and Foresta, claiming that there are important differences in the gels and other injectable testosterone medications.
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Defective Drugs, Medical Devices & Products

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer
Actos side effects may include Actos Bladder Cancer. New study information has linked long-term Actos use with Bladder Cancer.

Accutane Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Crohn's Disease | Ulcerative Colitis
Accutane and it's generic versions (Amnesteem, Claravis, Isotretinoin, Roaccutane and Sotret) have been known to cause severe side effects such as liver failure, kidney failure, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.
Avandia Congestive Heart Failure | Heart Attack | Stroke  
Avandia side effects may include: congestive heart failure (CHF), heart attack and stroke. If you or a love done have been injured as a result of Avandia side effects you may be entitled to compensation.
Depuy Hip Implant Recall  
DePuy Pinnacle Ultamet Hip Implants are similar to the DePuy ASR because both are metal-on-metal implants. There have been a large number of complaints about the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant including: hip pain, loosening, metal fragments and a need for additional revision surgery.
Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuit | Lawyer | Attorney  
DePuy ASR Hip Implants have been withdrawn from the U.S. market due to numerous reports of high failure rates in some patients which may lead to other injuries, excessive pain and the need for additional replacement surgery.
   
Smith & Nephew R3 Recall Lawsuit Attorney Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular Hip Implant Liners have been recalled due to poor performance and reports of complications .
   
Defective Hip Implant Lawyer The Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip Implant, ABG II Modular Neck Stem Hip Implant & Stryker Accolade Hip Implant have been recalled due to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction which may cause early failure, metallosis, and need for revision surgery.
   
Biomet Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit Lawyer Biomet M2A Magnum Metal on Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit: The Biomet Magnum Hip Implant has had reports of high failure rates causing the need for revision surgery as well as other complications such as metallosis.
   
Stryker Knee Implant Recall Lawsuit

Stryker EIUS Unicompartmental Knee Implant System Recall Lawsuit: The Stryker EIUS Knee implant has been recalled due to a high failure rate and the need for revision surgery.

   
Transvaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit
The FDA has recently warned about Transvaginal Mesh Implant complications and side effects. If you have been injured you may be entitled to compensation.
Fosamax Low Energy Femur Fractures Attorney  
Fosamax is a Bisphosphonate which is used in the treatment of Osteoporosis. Cases of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and Low Energy Femur Fractures have been reported with Fosamax use.
   
Wright Medical Conserve Plus Cup Lawsuit

Wright Medical Conserve Plus & Profemur Hip Implants have had numerous reports of high failure rates in some patients. This may lead to other injuries, excessive pain and the need for revision surgery.

Meningits Lawsuit-Meningitis Lawyer-Methylprednisolone Acetate Recall Attorney

Methylprednisolone Acetate Meningitis Recall Lawsuit:
Tainted vials of methylprednisolone acetate have been recalled due to several reports of meningitis and deaths following injections of the contaminated steroid

Bard IVC Filter Recall Lawsuit Attorney

Bard IVC Filters - Bard G2 IVC Filter Recall Lawsuit::
Bard IVC Filters have been recalled due to reports of failure and/or breakage causing serious injury or death.

Paxil Birth Defects Lawsuit  
Woman who get pregnant while using the popular SSRI drug Paxil may experience Paxil Birth Defects particularly heart related birth defects as a result of Paxil use during pregnancy.
 
Plavix Side Effects Lawyer
Plavix side effects may include heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease and even death. Plavix has also been indicated to increase the risk of developing Intra cranial bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, lycophytic colitis and ulcerative colitis..
RV Refrigerator Fire
Dometic / Norcold RV Refrigerator Fire Recall:
Norcold and Dometic have recalled several models of RV refrigerators due to risk of fire that can result in serious injury or death to consumers.
Yaz Side Effects Lawsuigt  
Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella are a type of birth control that have been linked to serious side effects such as heart attack, blood clots, stroke, and death in addition to other Yaz side effects.
Zimmer Hip Replacement Attorney  
Sales of defective Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacements have been suspended due to complaints of failure and crippling pain. Revision surgery may be needed in some patients to correct the problem.
   
Zimmer NexGen Knee Implants may fail early due to a design flaw which may cause it to loosen, cause pain and may require revision surgery.
Defective Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Recall Lawsuit | Lawyer | Attorney
Zoloft Birth Defects  
Zoloft birth defects may include: congenital heart defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension, abdominal defects and cranial defects.
Prozac Side Effects Lawyer | Birth Defects Attorney  
Prozac birth defects have been reported when Prozac has been used during pregnancy.
Effexor Birth Defects | Antidepressant Pregnancy Risks | Effexor Lawyer  
Effexor Birth Defects have been reported when Effexor is used before conception or during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Bard Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Support System Implant Recall Lawsuit  
Transvaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit. The Bard Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic Support System has been recalled due to side effects resulting from the implant.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Lawyer  
The Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor System, like many other popular brands of vaginal mesh, has recently been linked to several complications.
Ford Fire Recall Lawsuit | Attorney | Lawyer  
Ford Motor Company has recalled millions of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles due to a faulty cruise control switch that may cause the vehicles to burst into flames. Click here for more information about the Ford Fire Recalls.
   
Jeep Fire Gas Tank
Jeep Rear End Collision - Plastic Gas Tank Fire Lawsuit:: Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Liberty SUV fire lawsuit.
   
Vehicle Submergion Lawsuit - Auto Accident Lawyer  
Car accident lawsuit - vehicle submersion injury lawsuit. You may be entitled to legal compensation if you were involved in a vehicle submersion accident.
   
Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Lawsuit Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Lawsuit. Propecia (Finasteride) have been linked to erectile dysfunction that may be permanent.
CooperVision Avaira Contact Lenses Recall Lawsuit  
CooperVision’s AVAIRA Toric Soft Contact Lenses Recall issued due to an unintended presence of silicone oil residue, which can cause hazy or blurry vision, discomfort to the eye and injuries requiring medical treatment.
Medtronic InFuse Bone Graft Complications  
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been linked to serious and potentially life threatening complications when used in surgeries of the cervical spine, around the neck.
Covidien Duet TRS Recall Lawsuit Attorney - Tissue Reinforcement Staple Gun  
Covidien Duet TRS Recall. There have been reports of 3 deaths and 13 serious injuries associated with the use of the Duet TRS Tissue Reinforcing Staple Guns in the thoracic cavity (chest cavity).
   
Pradaxa Side Effects Pradaxa Side Effects Lawsuit:: Pradaxa side effects may range from problems with ulcers to internal bleeding and even death.
   
Mirena Side Effects Lawsuit
 
Mirena Side Effects Lawsuit. Mirena side effects may cause Ectopic Pregnancy, Uterine and Cervical perforation or the Mirena IUD could become imbedded in the uterus.
   
DMAA Side Effects Lawyer

DMAA side effects lawsuit. Products containing Dimethylamylamine or DMAA may cause serious side effects including heart attack, stroke, liver damage, kidney damage or sudden cardiac death.

   
Tekturna Side Effects Lawsuit

Tekturna Side Effects Lawsuit::
Tekturna (Aliskiren) , also marketed as Rasilez, has been linked to serious side effects such as kidney problems, stroke, and heart failure among other serious side effects.

   
Zithromax Lawyer - Z Pack Lawsuit Zithromax Side Effects Lawsuit:
Azithromycin, aka Zithromax, Zmax and Z-Pak has been linked to serious side effects such as liver damage, cardiovascular events like abnormal heart rhythm and sudden death.
   
Fresenius-Medical-GranuFlo-&-NaturaLyte-Dialysis-injury-lawyer Fresenius Medical GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Dialysis Injury Lawsuit: GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Dialysate Concentrates may raise bicarbonate levels in patients and cause sudden heart attack or other serious cardiac events or death.
   
Revatio Side Effects Lawsuit | Revatio Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Revatio Side Effects Lawsuit. Revatio use in children with pulmonary hypertension may cause serious and life threatening side effects such as heart failure or death.
 
Brilliant Blue G Recall Lawsuit Attorney Brilliant Blue G Recall - Lawsuit: Lots of Brilliant Blue G have been recalled due to suspected fungal contamination. The FDA has reported several cases of Brilliant Blue G induced eye injury such as fungal endophthalmitis.
   
Xarelto side effects may be serious and life threatening. Xarelto bleeding has occurred in some patients and has been fatal in some cases.
   
OMONTYS Side Effects Lawsuit Attorney Takeda & Affymax have issued a voluntary OMONTYS recall due to serious OMONTYS side effects including OMONTYS death from anaphylaxis.
   
Due to the potential for severe DePuy LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve side effects the FDA has announced a class I LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve recall. The device has the potential to fracture under normal load.
   
Lipitor side effects lawsuit - Lipitor side effects may include diabetes, kidney failure, liver failure, memory loss & rhabdomyolysis.
 
   
Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit - Tylenol has been linked to severe side effects including liver damage and Acute Liver Failure (ALF).
   

If you or a loved one have experienced medication side effects or an injury from a defective medical device or product, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the lawyers of Ennis & Ennis, P.A. or fill out the form on this page for a free legal consultation.

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