FDA Issues New Warning for Abilify® (aripiprazole)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Safety Announcement Warning that compulsive, uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug Abilify® (aripiprazole). Abilify® is a top-selling prescription drug prescribed to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome. Abilify®acts on the same…

Invokana Injury Lawsuit

Invokana is part of a class of drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors, which includes other drugs such as Farxiga and Glyxambi that are used to help regulate blood sugar levels in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes. This class of drugs, however, is not approved to treat Type 1 diabetes patients. Along with other members of…

Essure Lawsuit

Thousands of women have suffered life-altering complications from the use of a permanent contraceptive device called Essure, manufactured by Bayer AG. Essure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure, a type of procedure that does not require an incision. A soft metal spring-like device wound with synthetic fibers is implanted in a woman’s Fallopian tubes. The metal part…

IVC Filters Causing Fatal Outcomes

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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…

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…

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.…

Jury Awards $100 Million Verdict

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] 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…