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New Lawsuits Filed Based on Link Between Risperdal and Gynecomastia
Posted by: Admin on December 16, 2016
In 2015, we alerted you to the dangerous side effects of Risperdal, a bipolar drug. Now, it has been reported this month that 13,000 men are suing the drug’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, saying it gave them breasts through a condition known as gynecomastia (breast growth).
Fluoroquinolone (FLQ) Medication Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Posted by: Admin on May 5, 2016
Fluoroquinolone (FLQ) antibiotics are common antibiotics used to treat respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. FLQs are widely prescribed by doctors who are often unaware of their dangers and the serious — and sometimes permanent — damage they can inflict upon the human body. Commonly prescribed fluoroquinolones include Avelox, Cipro, Factive, Floxin, Levaquin and Noroxin.
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Medication Victims May Be Eligible for Compensation
Posted by: Admin on May 4, 2016
A class of widely prescribed and over-the-counter drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) is making news recently for all the wrong reasons; namely, the purported links of PPI drugs to kidney damage. PPI users who suffered (1) acute interstitial nephritis, (2) acute kidney disease/failure, (3) chronic kidney disease/failure, or (4) transplant, dialysis or death all may have viable claims.
Second J&J Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdict Affirms Dangers, Signals More Litigation
Posted by: Admin on May 3, 2016
In a recent blog post, we alerted you to a civil suit that found corporate giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) liable for an Alabama woman’s ovarian cancer—a cancer which she claimed in the lawsuit resulted from using J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder, both of which contain talcum powder. Now, on Monday, May 2, a U.S. jury in a Missouri court has ordered J&J to pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who stated that she too got ovarian cancer from using J&J’s talcum powder products.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdict Opens Door for Additional Wave of Litigation
Posted by: Admin on March 3, 2016
Do you or a loved one use talcum powder as part of your personal hygiene routine? If so, then you may want to learn more about a recent civil suit that found corporate giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) liable for an Alabama woman’s ovarian cancer—a cancer which she claimed in the lawsuit resulted from using J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder, both of which contain talcum powder.
If you, a member of your family, or a friend have had an IVC filter implanted, or think you did during surgery from 2002-present, you may be entitled to compensation
Posted by: Admin on November 13, 2015
If you are at risk for blood clots, your physician has likely prescribed a blood thinner. However, if you are like some patients who can’t take blood thinners, your doctors might have recommended the implantation of a small metal device, called a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter.
Low Testosterone (Low T) Treatment Poses Serious Health Risks
Posted by: Admin on October 7, 2015
Testosterone products, which are prescribed to treat low testosterone (“Low T”) in men, have become popular among young men seeking physical enhancement and older men who want to counter signs of aging. Recent studies, though, have suggested that "Low T Syndrome" treatment offers no proven benefits for healthy men. Rather, it seems that "Low T Syndrome" is an invention of pharmaceutical companies designed to sell treatment products.
Link Between Risperdal and Gynecomastia Leads to Lawsuits
Posted by: Admin on September 30, 2015
Have you or a family member taken Risperdal as a child or adolescent and developed gynecomastia (breast growth) as a result? If so, you may want to learn more about dangerous side effects and the potential for filing a lawsuit.
Manufacturers Settling for Defective Hip Implants
Posted by: Admin on September 14, 2015
More than one million Americans have a knee or hip replaced each year to relieve pain, improve movement and help the joint function better. However, many metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants are failing in as little as five years or less. Defective MoM implants can lead to the loss of muscle mass, fluid build-up, pseudo tumors and carcinogenesis, the development of cancerous cells. One of the most serious conditions, called metallosis, or metal poisoning, is identified through a blood test. If left untreated, metallosis can cause intense pain, tissue and bone death, and even organ failure.
SSRI Anti-Depressant Dangerous Side Effects
Posted by: Admin on August 31, 2015
Have you or a family member been affected by the adverse effects of SSRI anti-depressants? Then you may want to learn more about dangerous side effects and the potential for filing a lawsuit. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants may cause serious birth defects in infants whose mothers take the drugs while pregnant, especially during the early months of pregnancy.