Heart Surgery patients may become Infected

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Although rare, such infections may cause serious illness or death.  The infection is particularly insidious because it is difficult to detect.  Patients may not develop symptoms or signs for months after initial exposure. In just the past year, at least 28 cases have been identified, with…

Talcum Powder Suit Claims 80 Plaintiff Not Misjoined

A Missouri federal court has remanded a talcum powder exposure suit, rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s position that the claims of 80 plaintiffs were misjoined and finding that the underlying claims were “sufficiently related to support joinder in the case.” In the July 11 ruling, the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri said that…

Accident Victim Questions

Posted on behalf of Houssiere, Durant, Houssiere (HDH) Attorneys on June 27, 2016. At HDH, our clients call us for a number of reasons, but the underlying concern is always the same. They’re worried about the financial impact their injuries will have on their families. It’s understandable. After all, medical bills are still the leading cause…

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…

OGA Texas Bus Crash

Officials have reported that a total of 8 individuals were killed and 44 others injured in Saturday’s OGA Charters rollover bus accident that occurred near Laredo, Texas. The charter bus owned by OGA Charters (based in San Juan) was headed up U.S. 83 from Rio Grande to the Kickapoo casino in Eagle Pass. About 50…

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…