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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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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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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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