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12/20/2014 - In 2012, 64 people were killed and more than a hundred others injured by contaminated injectable steroid medication, which federal and state investigators traced to three lots of methylprednisolone acetate injections produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. The defective injections caused the recipients to suffer from fungal meningitis, a deadly strand of the virus. Federal prosecutors now accuse the founder and lead pharmacist of NECC of killing 25 people and have charged them with second-degree murder.
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12/19/2014 - The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced consolidation of Xarelto lawsuits filed in federal courts nationwide, before U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The panel ruled that nearly two dozen lawsuits filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Bayer Corporation concerning Xarelto, as well as all future Xarelto cases filed in federal court will be consolidated before Judge Fallon.
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12/15/2014 - C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of transvaginal mesh products, is vigorously fighting a move by the plaintiffs to have 185 transvaginal mesh cases tried together. Bard is currently facing over 10,000 vaginal mesh cases filed against it in the Multidistrict Litigation being litigated before Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia.
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12/12/2014 - The FDA recently issued new guidelines warning patients of the dangers associated with the use of laparoscopic power morcellators in hysterectomy (removal of uterus) and myomectomy (removal of fibroids) procedures. Power morcellators have been shown to increase the risks of spreading unknown cancer in women being treated for fibroids or undergoing hysterectomy.
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12/10/2014 - Takata Corporation, the manufacturer of millions of defective airbags, is blatantly defying demands by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to expand the recall of defective airbags beyond a limited geographic region to encompass the rest of the nation.
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12/08/2014 - In several of the eight Actos bladder cancer lawsuits that have gone to trial, plaintiffs have alleged that Takeda executives destroyed documents relating to Type 2 diabetes. Judges overseeing previous trials have criticized Takeda for their actions but have not levied punishment nor fines accordingly.
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12/05/2014 - Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers of Xarelto, are vigorously fighting a motion to consolidate lawsuits over the blood-thinning drug blamed for hundreds of bleeding related injuries and deaths. The six federal judges on the Multidistrict Litigation Panel heard arguments this week whether the Xarelto cases should be consolidated. Attorneys for patients, who took Xarelto, requested that 21 lawsuits be consolidated before the U.S. District Judge David Herndon in East St. Louis, Illinois, for pretrial proceedings.
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11/25/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the country’s top health regulator, warned Monday that morcellators, a common surgical tool used during hysterectomies, should not be used on most women, due to cancer risks. The FDA now warns against using laparoscopic power morcellators in the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or fibroids (myomectomy) in the vast majority of women. Effective immediately, the FDA is calling for immediate “black box” warnings for laparoscopic power morcellators, the strongest caution the agency issues.
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11/25/2014 - Boston Scientific suffered significant back-to-back losses in its first two federal court transvaginal mesh trials. On Thursday, a West Virginia federal court jury ordered the company to pay $18.5 million in damages to four women who blamed their injuries on the company’s Obtryx device. This verdict comes one week after a Miami jury awarded $26.7 million to four women implanted with the company’s Pinnacle device.
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11/17/2014 - Many health care practitioners in the OBGyn medical community are questioning the inherent dangers of power morcellation in hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures as growing evidence suggests significant cancer risks.
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11/14/2014 - In the first federal trial litigated by four women against Boston Scientific for injuries caused by its transvaginal mesh products, a Miami jury ordered Boston Scientific to pay over $27 million in damages to the women. Jurors in federal court in Miami deliberated only about four hours before rendering its verdict that Boston Scientific officials defectively designed the Pinnacle pelvic-organ implants and failed to properly warn doctors and patients about the devices’ risks.
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11/13/2014 - A New Jersey appeals court ruled yesterday that failure-to-warn claims against makers of generic Reglan are not preempted to the extent those companies failed to update the warnings on their labels. This decision in In re Reglan Litigation potentially affects a large number of the 650 pending lawsuits consolidated in Middlesex County.
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11/12/2014 - The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP) released a report, which revealed the number of adverse event reports associated with the blood-thinning drug, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) now surpass those from competitor Pradaxa.
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11/11/2014 - On November 3, 2014 Stryker announced it had settled litigation for the recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II artificial hip implants. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Stryker will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients who received an ABG II or Rejuvenate hip system and then underwent revision surgery by November 3, 2014 to remove and replace the defective devices.
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11/07/2014 - There have been many recent recalls by a number of car manufacturers for vehicles equipped with airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. Over 10 million at-risk vehicles have been recalled for airbag issues in the last 5 years with over 3 million being recalled since June 2014.
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11/05//2014 - Boston Scientific is set to start its first two federal court trials over claims by women who allege they were injured by its transvaginal mesh devices. One trial in Charleston, West Virginia involves four women injured by the Obtryx device, used to treat stress urinary incontinence. The other trial will occur in Miami and it involves women implanted with the Pinnacle, which treats pelvic organ prolapse.
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11/04/2014 - Stryker Corporation, the manufacturer of artificial hip implants, reached a settlement with thousands of patients over its recalled implants and agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve the claims. Stryker will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case to patients who had the devices surgically removed.
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11/04/2014 - Due to microbial contamination in samples of the blood thinner, Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson recalled 13,500 bottles of the drug. This recall comes shortly after patients who claimed the drug caused uncontrollable bleeding and death filed several new lawsuits.
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11/03/2014 - According to sources who wish to remain anonymous as they were not authorized to speak publicly, Johnson and Johnson may pay more than $250 million to resolve additional lawsuits over its ASR hip implants which were excluded from last year’s $2.5 billion settlement. J&J is calculating whether to settle more than 1,000 lawsuits over removal of the recalled DePuy hip implants that occurred after August 2013 and were accordingly excluded from the previous settlement.
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11/01/2014 - An expanding recall of air bags is evolving into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and is bringing into question U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee automakers and their suppliers. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is currently investigating whether air bag supplier Takata made misleading or false statements concerning the safety of its air bags to U.S. regulators. Nearly 8 million cars in the U.S. are being recalled because they are equipped with airbags, which could explode with too much force when they inflate.
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10/30/2014 - As men age, there is a natural decline in energy, strength and sex drive for most. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently determining the safety of taking hormone supplements to combat this natural decline in men. Last year, more than 2.3 million American men used testosterone gels, patches, pills and injections to feel younger and more virile, and they have come to believe that testosterone is the fountain of youth. However, the risks of testosterone therapy may outweigh the benefits as testosterone therapy has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, coronary artery disease and blood clots.
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10/21/2014 - Another Actos bladder cancer lawsuit trial starts today in West Virginia against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd., the manufacturer of Actos. This trial starts right on the heels of a recent $2 million verdict against Takeda in Philadelphia earlier this month by a woman claiming Actos caused her bladder cancer.
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10/16/2014 - Last week Dallas County Judge Ken Molberg entered a judgment in favor of transvaginal plaintiff, Martha Salazar for $34.6 million. Jurors had previously found Boston Scientific liable for selling a defective Obtryx sling that was implanted in plaintiff to treat urinary leakage. The jury initially awarded Ms. Salazar nearly $24 million in compensatory damages for actual damages and $50 million in punitive damages after finding Boston Scientific had been grossly negligent.
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10/16/2014 - Medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies paid doctors nearly $380 million in speaking and consulting fees, with some doctors raking in over $500,000, during a five month period last year, according to federal data released last Tuesday.
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10/13/2014 - The number of DePuy Pinnacle defective hip implant cases continue to rise as the first Pinnacle case draws to an end in Texas. As of September 30, 2014, nearly 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in the multi-district litigation court before U.S. District Judge James E. Kinkeade. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2244). Plaintiffs claim DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn doctors and patients that the Pinnacle hip implant may fail and allege the metal-on-metal version of the device utilizing the Ultramet liner is defectively designed.
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10/06/2014 - Endo International Plc. announced last week that it had reached agreements to settle thousands of legal claims from women who claim they were harmed by the transvaginal mesh devices, resolving nearly all of the U.S cases against it and American Medical Systems. Endo will pay more than $400 million to resolve the lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants eroded in women, leaving them in pain, often requiring revision surgeries to remove eroded mesh.
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10/06/2014 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the manufacturer of the diabetes medication Actos, was ordered Friday by a Philadelphia jury to pay more than $2 million to a woman who claimed the drug caused her to develop bladder cancer. This verdict is the latest of six individual cases to be tried against Takeda and the second one resulting in a significant verdict against Takeda.
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10/03/2014 - A Philadelphia jury was urged yesterday to render a verdict against Actos manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., and find that Takeda sacrificed safety for profits by failing to warn doctors and patients about the diabetes medication's cancer risks. Attorneys for the plaintiff, Frances Wisniewski, argued that, "Takeda chose to protect profits rather than patients.
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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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