IVC Filters Causing Fatal Outcomes

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Retrievable filters are made out of nitinol. Pieces of retrievable filters, made after 2002, can break off and travel to the heart and lungs. A piece of filter …

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Recall of Animas Insulin Pumps

Insulin pumps are medical devices used by individual with diabetes to administer insulin. In some instances medical device pumps including one manufactured by Animas Corporation (Part of Johnson & Johnson) or Medtronic, Inc. fail to administer the correct dosage levels resulting in dangerous medical issues including:  Dangerously low levels of Blood Sugar (hypoglycemia) Dangerously high levels of Blood Sugar (hyperglycemia) When a …

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FDA Issues a Recall on OmniPod Insulin Management System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for the OmniPod Insulin Management System. It is a device that allows diabetics to conveniently and effortlessly deliver insulin. The insulin pump is self-contained and attaches to the patient’s skin. The device primes automatically, and inserts insulin through a small automated needle. The dosage and frequency of insulin delivery is …

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Caution Using IVC Filters

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. If a blood clot travels to the heart or lung, it could be fatal. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Permanent filters are made of stainless steel and titanium. Retrievable filters are made out …

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Jury Awards $100 Million Verdict

A Delaware State Court jury held that Boston Scientific Corporation must pay $100 million to 52-year-old Delaware resident, Deborah Barba, who claimed permanent injury resulting from the company’s vaginal mesh inserts. The award included $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The jury’s award came at the conclusion of a two-week trial and seven hours of …

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Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia Recall

Our firm is currently accepting product liability cases in all 50 states on behalf of individuals affected by the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia Recall. The knee implant component was recalled in March 2015 due to increased reports of loosening. Over 11,000 devices in 25 states were affected. The largest knee implant maker in the world recently …

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Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Trial

On May 27, 2015, a St. Louis jury ordered Abbott Laboratories to pay $38 million to a girl who suffers from spina bifida after her mother took the anti-seizure medication Depakote during pregnancy.  The verdict includes $23 million in punitive damages. The jury found the drug maker failed to adequately warn about risks of birth defects from ingestion of Depakote …

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Actos Settlement

Takeda has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to resolve certain Actos claims. Those who are allowed to participate in the settlement must: (1) allege they have bladder cancer; (2) have first used Actos prior to December 1, 2011; and (3) either have a lawsuit pending or retained counsel by NOON May 1, 2015 EDT to assert a claim. If you …

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Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

Zofran, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed for nausea and vomiting; pregnant women experiencing severe symptoms are often prescribed the medication during the first trimester. Zofran is known effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting, however in recent studies consuming the drug has shown serious side effects to both mother and infant. Zofran works by blocking chemicals in the body responsible …

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Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

On March 24, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary had reached a settlement in a bellwether trial over their transvaginal mesh devices. That settlement came shortly after a California jury delivered a $5.7 million verdict against J&J’s Ethicon over their Gynecare TVT Abbrevo vaginal mesh device. The settlement came during a bellwether trial that was part of …

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