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10/01/2015 - The practice of paying doctors to speak on behalf of medications and medical devices has grown more controversial in the past few years as many feel it is a conflict of interest. This conflict, coupled with some high profile scandals involving highly paid physicians, have critics concerned with the integrity of this practice.
09/29/2015 - The first trial involving Ethicon’s Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System began last week in Dallas, Texas. Plaintiff, Carol Cavness alleges Ethicon pushed an unsafe and defectively designed product despite knowing it had a high risk of complications. Jurors were advised they would be the first in the country to see evidence of Ethicon’s own internal documents regarding warning issued by the company’s own doctors and consultants regarding the product.
09/29/2015 - The FDA has indicated a willingness to entertain public input concerning the safety and effectiveness of the Essure System. The question is whether they will truly listen and acknowledge that the FDA is entrusted to protect the public’s health, not line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies. After extensive research on Essure and attending the September 24th hearing, it is imperative that Essure’s conditional PMA be revoked.
09/28/2015 - The FDA held a 12 hour emotionally charged hearing on Thursday to evaluate the risks and benefits of the Essure Sterilization device after receiving complaints from thousands of women who have been harmed by the device. The Panel gave some initial recommendations after hearing presentations from Bayer, FDA representatives, patient advocates and patients harmed by the device. The most common refrain from panel members was that much more information and data was needed regarding the device.
09/22/2015 - Right now, women are traveling from around the country to Washington, DC to take on the FDA over the serious and debilitating injuries caused by the birth control/sterilization device Essure. Thousands of women have waged a battle against Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, for years to have Essure banned from the market over its dangerous side effects.
09/21/2015 - General Motors has agreed to pay a $900 million fine to resolve a U.S. criminal investigation into its handling of the ignition-switch defects. As part of the deal, GM will be charged criminally with intentionally hiding the defect from regulators and defrauding consumers. The ignition switch defect has been linked to at least 124 deaths and hundreds of other injuries.
09/19/2015 - Recently, Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the anticoagulant drug, Pradaxa, agreed to pay $650,000,000 to settle approximately 4,000 lawsuits claiming the drug caused serious and even fatal bleeding in patients.
09/17/2015 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company announced yesterday that more than 96% of eligible claimants have opted into the Actos product liability resolution program, which was initially announced on April 28, 2015. Pursuant to the initial settlement, a 95% participation rate triggers a $2.37 billion payment by Takeda into a settlement fund.
09/15/2015 - The FDA has recently strengthened the warning for the type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) to reflect an increased risk of bone fractures and adding new information regarding decreased bone mineral density. To alert the public, the FDA added a new WARNING AND PRECAUTION and revised the ADVERSE REACTIONS section of the Invokana and Invokamet drug labels.
09/10/2015 - Two recent studies raised additional concerns regarding the safety of Xarelto and excessive bleeding. Both studies link the anticoagulant drug to serious side effects and even death. Additionally, regulators in Canada just announced they are investigating reports of liver injuries potentially associated with the new-generation blood thinner.
08/26/2015 - There appears to be an epidemic of premature metal on metal hip implant failures among the various devices including the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet Magnum, Wright Conserve, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII and the Zimmer Durom Cup. These devices have prematurely failed causing painful and often-risky revision surgery.
08/25/2015 - On September 24, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration is holding an open hearing of the OB/GYN Device Panel to discuss concerns regarding the Essure sterilization device. Yet again, another harmful gynecological medical device is under fire and the FDA appears to be siding with corporate greed as opposed to validating the complaints of thousands of women who have been injured or even killed by simple birth control.
08/15/2015 - C.R. Bard Inc. has recently agreed to settle nearly 3,000 cases against them, agreeing to pay more than $200 million to the female plaintiffs who were injured by the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts. According to Bloomberg News, the settlement resolves about “a fifth of the outstanding suits related to the implants, which bolster sagging organs and treat incontinence.” The high settlement will result in awards of approximately $67,000 per case. The ongoing transvaginal mesh multi-district litigation is under U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, and C.R. Bard is just one of the mesh manufacturers involved.
08/05/2015 - After ongoing litigation involving Yaz birth control pills, Bayer has agreed to set up a settlement program to resolve claims for women alleging to have suffered an arterial blood clot including stroke and heart attack. Bayer has established a nearly $60 million fund to resolve these claims. Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella birth control lawsuits have been ongoing for over five years.
08/04/2015 - The Mirena IUD is now facing additional controversy as the device is being linked to Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) or pseudotoumor cerebri (PTC). The Mirena is a T-Shaped Polyethylene frame filled with 52 mg of Levonorgestrel, a hormone to help prevent pregnancy. About 20 micrograms are released in the uterus daily.
07/29/2015 - Inferior vena cava filter (IVC) cases are on the rise, as a new multidistrict litigation for Bard IVC cases should soon be created. An IVC filter is a tiny device implanted by doctors to “catch” migrating blood clots that have broken away from an arterial wall to prevent the blood clot from migrating to the lung.
07/28/2015 - Following in the footsteps other anticoagulants, Pradaxa and Xarelto, Eliquis is next in the lineup of litigation involving uncontrolled bleeding injuries and deaths. Eliquis lawsuits are now being filed, one of the first being in the Southern District of New York. According to court documents, a 60 year-old man prescribed Eliquis for his atrial fibrillation brought the lawsuit.
07/27/2015 - Federal regulators hits Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV with the largest fine in U.S. history for recall lapses covering millions of vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) slapped the Italian-U.S. company with a staggering $105 million fine and assigned an independent monitor to audit the company’s recall process for up to four years as part of a sweeping settlement.
07/26/2015 - The FDA recently announced that it would hold a meeting on September 24, 2015 to discuss the risks and benefits of the Essure System. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Device Panel is being requested to evaluate scientific data regarding the safety and effectiveness of Essure, including reports of migration and perforation, chronic pain, removal procedures, allergic reactions and unintended pregnancies.
07/25/2015 - The Food and Drug Administration maintains information regarding adverse events caused by drugs and medical devices. A review of the adverse event reports concerning the anti-nausea drug, Zofran, submitted from 1991 through April of 2015 showed 475 reports of birth defects and adverse fetal outcomes in which Zofran was believed to be the cause.
07/23/2015 - A new study published in the BMJ, previously known as the British Medical Journal has found links between older antidepressants, Prozac and Paxil, and certain heart and skull defects. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Boston University and the University of British Columbia studied more than 27,000 women who gave birth from 1997 to 2009.
07/22/2015 - Since 1976, the Food and Drug Administration has been regulating the approval of medical devices. Recent litigation concerning products such as Essure birth control, transvaginal mesh and many hip implant devices to name a few, show how the FDA has been unsuccessful in managing the complexity of new medical devices.
07/20/2015 - Last week a California state appeals court reinstated a $6.5 million jury award against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the manufacturer of Actos, stemming from a product liability trail over claims Actos caused the plaintiff’s bladder cancer. The appeals court noted that the trial court erred when it struck expert witness testimony linking Actos to a 79-year-old man’s bladder cancer and unilaterally reversed the jury’s multimillion verdict for Jack Cooper.
07/20/2015 - Inferior vena cava filter (IVC) cases are quietly on the rise across the country. An IVC filter is a tiny device implanted by doctors to “catch” migrating blood clots that have broken away from an arterial wall to prevent the blood clot from migrating to the lung. They are used primarily to prevent leg blood clots form travelling to the lungs when blood thinners are contraindicated because of bleeding or when that therapy has failed. However, now many believe that the dangers associated with IVC filters outweigh their risks.
07/16/2015 - An internal Pfizer report revealed a scientist warned Pfizer executives last year about a potential link between the antidepressant drug Zoloft and birth defects and recommended changes to the medication’s safety warnings. This comes in the middle of ongoing expert testimony controversies between the parties and the report may complicate Pfizer’s efforts to defeat numerous lawsuits brought by children with congenital heart defects.
07/15/2015 - As the thousands of transvaginal mesh cases slowly wind their way through the federal and state court systems, there may be a light at the end of the long and winding litigation path. One of the largest mass torts in history, it is comprised of nearly 100,000 claims by women adversely affected by the mesh devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
07/14/2015 - There has been much news recently regarding the controversies surrounding the new class of type 2 diabetes medications called SGLT-2 inhibitors. Diabetes patients must now weigh whether the benefits of the new medications outweigh the potential dangers stemming from the use of these new drugs such as Invokana. Such risks include cardiovascular injuries, kidney failure and ketoacidosis, which is a buildup of acid levels in the blood.
07/13/2015 - As Zofran birth defect lawsuits are on the rise, manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) filed a motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation requesting the court to consolidate all Zofran birth defect cases before one single judge so that motions and pretrial discovery is more efficient for the resolution of the cases. GSK requested the cases be consolidated in Pennsylvania where its United States headquarters is located.
07/09/2015 - The number of Mirena lawsuits filed in the MDL proceedings continues to rise as more women are undergoing surgery, often emergency surgery to remove the defective intrauterine devices (IUD). As of July 5, 2015, there were well over a thousand Mirena lawsuits pending before Judge Cathy Seibel in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and another couple of thousand pending in state courts across the country.
07/8/2015 - One of the first power morcellator cases has settled for an undisclosed amount prior to the case being tried. The case was originally filed on March 2014 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A widower, whose wife died 11 short months after undergoing a hysterectomy where a power morcellator was used, sued manufacturer, Lina Medical Aps, after she was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer. Plaintiff alleged that the morcellator facilitated and expedited the spread of the undetected cancers cells in her uterus.
07/06/2015 - Sources close to Covidien indicate that this smaller player in the staggering transvaginal mesh litigation has agreed to settle at least a portion of the 11,000 cases currently pending against the manufacturer. The specific amounts of the settlement have not been disclosed due to confidentiality agreements.
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Defective Drugs, Medical Devices & Products

Essure Lawsuit
Essure Side Effects Lawsuit - If you've been inured by the painful side effects of Essure our female Essure Attorneys are here to help.

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.
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.
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.
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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