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04/16/2015 - Zimmer Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for thousands of its Persona Knee implants, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to issue a warning that the implants can loosen, resulting in potentially serious complications. Zimmer stresses that the recall is voluntary, despite the FDA issuing a notice for a Class II Recall for all lots and sizes of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate knee implant. There are more than 11,650 devices, which may be affected by the recall.
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04/14/2015 - AstraZeneca’s new diabetes drug, Onglyza may be linked to an increased death rate according to preliminary studies reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has been extremely cautious regarding heart risks of diabetes medications following the catastrophic results of Avandia. An FDA advisory panel will meet today to discuss the safety of Onglyza and a similar drug called Nesina, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the same company who developed Actos. The advisory panel was formed to review a trial of more than 16,000 patients who were taking Onglyza and had an increased risk of hospitalization due to heart failure.
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04/14/2015 - The country’s first Zoloft trial commenced last Thursday in St. Louis claiming that the popular antidepressant taken by women during pregnancy can cause serious and permanent birth defects. In this first trial, Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claims her Zoloft use during pregnancy caused her son, Logyn Pesante to be born with multiple heart defects. Logyn was born with a transposition of the great arteries, known as TGA, in which the two main arteries of the heart are in the wrong place. He has suffered through six operations, over 25 procedures and lives with a pacemaker due to his condition. There are similar suits across the country in both state and federal court pending against Pfizer, the manufacturer of Zoloft.
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04/13/2015 - Potential claimants contemplating litigation often ask whether the litigation is a class-action lawsuit or a multidistrict litigation (MDL) and what the differences are between the two.
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04/09/2015 - A recent article authored by Dr. John R. Fischer for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists shed some light on the problems women implanted with vaginal mesh continue to experience even after removal surgery attempts. The article, entitled, “What is New in the Use of Mesh in Vaginal Surgery” looked at data published in the last year on vaginal mesh. One of the most important points discussed in the article is that removing the problematic vaginal mesh does not always cure the problem.
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04/08/2015 - DePuy Orthopaedics announced it is accepting claims from ASR hip implant recipients who underwent revision surgery between August 31, 2013 and January 30, 2015 for defective ASR hip implants. However, the deadline to submit these claims is May 1, 2015. This second round of settlements offers similar benefits to the first program. Each individual claimant who meets the criteria begins with a base award of $250,000.
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04/07/2015 - In approving a new medication, the FDA must rely on numerous clinical studies to obtain information regarding the drug’s safety and efficacy. Most consumers are unaware that the FDA consistently reviews hundreds of clinical sites, which perform such clinical studies. However, according to a recent study released in JAMA Internal Medicine, there may be a number of errors or “departures from good clinical practice” in these studies.
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04/06/2015 - Patients who received a recalled ABGII Modular Hip System or a Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and underwent revision surgery prior to November 3, 2014 still have until April 17, 2015 to enroll in the current settlement program. On November 3, 2014, Stryker announced a $1.45 billion settlement to compensate patients who received a recalled hip device. Patients who had one hip implanted and removed prior to November 3, 2014 are eligible for $300,000 and patients who underwent a double hip replacement and revision can receive $600,000.
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04/06/2015 - Over 8,000 men and women across the country have decided to hold Takeda Pharmaceutical responsible for their contracting bladder cancer after taking the diabetes medication Actos. Recent verdicts across the country show that juries agree with the claimants and are taking the claims quite seriously.
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04/03/2015 - Thousands of women injured by the Essure sterilization device may be a step closer to having the device banned from the market. These women have taken the bull by the horns, refusing to accept both the continued sale of this dangerous device in the U.S. and the blocked path to the courthouse due to a legal defense called preemption.
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04/02/2015 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., el fabricante de medicamentos para la diabetes, Actos ha ofrecido a pagar más de $ 2.2 millones de dólares para resolver varios miles de reclamaciones de pacientes que contrajeron cáncer de vejiga después de tomar Actos. La propuesta de Takeda para resolver más de 8.000 reclamaciones pendientes equivaldría a un pago de alrededor de 275.000 dólares por caso.
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04/02/2015 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the manufacturer of diabetes medication, Actos has offered to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve several thousand claims of patients who contracted bladder cancer after taking Actos. Takeda’s proposal to settle more than 8,000 pending claims would amount to a payment of about $275,000 per case.
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04/01/2015 - More than 300 lawsuits are now pending in federal court in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana according to the recent docket report issued on March 16, 2015. The federal courts cases accuse Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Healthcare of failing to warn users regarding the risks associated with use, including life-threatening episodes of internal bleeding as well as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke.
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04/01/2015 - Consumers and generic drug manufacturers clashed last Friday at an FDA-sponsored public hearing concerning a proposed FDA rule, which would allow generic drug companies to unilaterally update their warning labels in response to post market safety concerns. Currently, generic drug makers are required to update their warning labels only at the specific request of the FDA.
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03/31/2015 - Despite evidence linking Zofran use during pregnancy to a variety of birth defects, manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) appears to have ignored such evidence and illegally promoted Zofran to pregnant women to combat severe morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). While ongoing studies continue to shed light on birth defects and congenital malformations linked to Zofran use during pregnancy, it would seem GSK knew of these risks, but simply disregarded them.
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03/27/2015 - A close study of the evolution of the Essure birth control device leads one from disbelief to outrage. How this device has flourished in the marketplace despite the serious and widespread injuries inflicted on its users is both heartbreaking and anger provoking. The entire process by which Essure has been implanted in hundreds of thousands of women is egregiously flawed and needs to be changed.
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03/27/2015 - The litigation involving the Mirena IUD is moving forward as cases are now being proposed by both sides to be selected for future trials. According to a March 17, 2015 court order, both parties in the litigation must select seven cases for potential inclusion in the second pool of cases to be tried.
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03/25/2015 - Patients who received a recalled ABGII Modular Hip System or a Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and underwent revision surgery prior to November 3, 2014 still have until March 30, 2015 to enroll in the current settlement program.
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03/20/2015 - If you have a transvaginal mesh claim, which you have not yet filed, time may be running out as state-filing deadlines may be expiring. Additionally, vaginal mesh manufacturers may be in serious discussions to settle the thousands of mesh claims currently pending in state and federal courts. It is imperative that outstanding claims be filed quickly or some claims may be forever barred.
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03/19/2015 - This month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new intrauterine device (IUD) that is designed and promoted with affordability as a primary concern. Liletta is currently being used in Europe and is launching in the US this spring.
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03/19/2015 - Recent litigation concerning the widespread General Motors ignition switch defects revealed that General Motors’ executives may have participated in a cover-up of the defects for years prior to the 2014 recalls.
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03/14/2015 - It would seem axiomatic that the duties to ensure the safety of a medication and to provide warnings of all the inherent risks would fall upon the drug’s manufacturer, regardless of whether the drug is a generic drug or the original brand name medication. Unfortunately this is not the law and consumers of generic medications are a great risk for being without remedy or compensation if injured by a generic drug.
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03/14/2015 - A relatively unknown medication, Benicar, is the subject of lawsuits across the country and a recent $39 million whistleblower settlement. Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is a drug often prescribed to control blood pressure. Unfortunately a common complaint among users is sprue-like enteropathy, a rare but extremely nasty condition, which causes uncontrollable diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems.
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03/13/2015 - Thousands of women across the county have been seriously injured by a product, which may have been illegally granted preemption and immunity by the FDA. Essure is a permanent birth control method wherein two metal coils are placed inside the fallopian tubes. Over the next several months, scar tissue is supposed to grow and surround the coils, blocking conception.
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03/12/2015 - Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, settled a bellwether transvaginal mesh case mid-trial in the multidistrict litigation pending in West Virginia. Ethicon settled the case on the fifth day of trial after another jury rendered a $5.7 million verdict in a related suit last week.
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03/12/2015 - The US Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone boosting drugs for men, particularly for those men who have not been diagnosed with hypogonadism, a form of abnormally low testosterone. 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.
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03/07/2015 - Thousands of men and women across the country who suffered damages from their metal-on-metal hip implants have filed suit determined to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable for their injuries. A handful of cases have been tried with juries holding the hip implant manufacturer responsible, finding the implants had a nearly 40 percent failure rate.
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03/06/2015 - This week a California jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a woman $5.7 million who claimed the company’s Abbrevo vaginal mesh implants eroded, forcing her to have additional surgery to repair the damage.
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03/06/2015 - A number of women have decided to hold mesh manufacturers accountable after suffering damages from these products. Recent verdicts across the country show these vaginal mesh claims are viable and juries are taking the claims quite seriously.
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03/05/2015 - U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank has recently ordered the registration deadline for patients who were implanted with defective Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hip implants to be extended from March 2 to March 16, 2015. This extension will help ensure that all eligible claimants, who accept the settlement terms whether or not their complaints have been filed, can participate in the settlement.
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03/04/2015 - It has been nearly nine years since the Food and Drug Administration first released its safety advisory with regard to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and their use by pregnant women. There are several SSRI birth defect trials scheduled to start in March and April 2015. As of the end of 2014, there were nearly 200 lawsuits pending in the multidistrict litigation in Cole County Circuit Court in Missouri.
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03/02/2014 - A U.S. safety regulator ordered Takata Corporation to preserve all air-bag inflators removed through a recall process as evidence for a federal investigation and ongoing private civil litigation. It was the first time in history that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered a company to preserve evidence for private litigation.
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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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