In recent years, health experts have warned that some of the most popular drugs on the market for diabetes, birth control or heart conditions may also have dangerous side effects. Since drug manufacturers often don't warn consumers of these risks, those injured have the right to seek compensation.
Birth control drugs containing the hormone drospirenone, like Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to dangerous blood clot injuries. So far, Bayer has paid over $1 billion to those filing a Yaz lawsuit for blood clots.
The popular blood thinner Pradaxa, used to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, has been linked to fatal internal bleeding and death. Lawyers have already helped hundreds of those affected file claims.
Recently, the FDA and AMA warned that popular diabetes drugs like Januvia, Byetta and Janumet may be linked to pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. Due to the number of claims expected, lawyers have asked that cases be moved to a special federal court.
DrugNews contains more information on these and other drug alerts, as well as the legal action taking place to protect patients. If you have been affected, contact us to discuss your case or speak with a lawyer.
Medical devices of all kinds from knee implants to IUDs and surgical mesh are used in millions of patients each year. While most are safe and effective, some manufacturers avoid important testing to rush products to market, leading to dangerous side effects.
The FDA has received over 50,000 reports of side effects among women using the IUD contraceptive Mirena. Special courts have been set up for those who suffered uterine perforation to file lawsuits.
The NuvaRing birth control device has been linked to blood clots which can cause pulmonary embolism, stroke and DVT. More than 1,000 victims have filed NuvaRing lawsuits in a special federal court.
In recent years, DePuy and Stryker have been forced to recall the ASR, Rejuvenate & ABG metal hip implants after reports that the devices could release toxic metal shavings into the body. Lawyers have helped thousands of patents who received the defective devices file lawsuits or settle injury claims.
If you have been injured by a medical device, a DrugNews patient advocate can offer more information and recommend a lawyer already handling these cases.
Prescription drugs and medical devices have become an integral part of modern healthcare, helping millions of patients each day. Although most of these products are safe, thousands of people are injured or killed every year by those which aren’t adequately tested or don’t contain proper warnings.
The mission of DrugNews is to improve patient safety through education. By providing the latest safety alerts, FDA recalls, studies and legal news, patients can discuss treatment options with their doctor, learn of current litigation over side effects, and decide if they need legal advice.
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DrugNews recently added troubling reports showing the popular antiepileptic drug Topamax may be linked to serious birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
Now, a recent court decision suggests those families affected may be entitled to substantial compensation from the maker of the drug, Johnson & Johnson.
This year, Johnson & Johnson was fined a record $2.2 billion for criminal charges that it wrongfully marketed its antipsychotic drug Risperdal for unapproved uses, including prescriptions to children.
Now, DrugNews has uncovered troubling reports that Risperdal may increase the risk of abnormal breast growth and type II diabetes in these same children that weren’t supposed to receive the drug in the first place.
This year, a federal judicial panel created a special court just to handle the growing number of lawsuits alleging the Mirena IUD birth control devices caused internal organ perforations.
The move came after an NBC News report discovered more than 70,000 women had reported complications from the devices.