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More Lawsuits Filed against Maker of Popular Heartburn Medication after April FDA Recall

Additional lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Zantac, a popular medication used to treat heartburn and acid reflux. The new round of legal action comes after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 1, 2020, that it is requesting manufacturers of the drug to remove it from the market immediately. According to the FDA, the drug puts users at risk for exposure to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen. The use of the medication could result …

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Additional Concerns about Valsartan Arise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Valsartan is a hypertension medication and used to treat heart failure. It lowers the risk of heart attack. Valsartan blocks angiotensin II from constricting blood vessels. It also reduces high blood pressure by activating aldosterone. It works by binding with angiotensin type I receptors. It’s an antagonist but works differently than other ACE inhibitors drugs that block the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. In 2019, users of Valsartan began filing lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer claiming the use …

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Claim Filed against Zantac Maker over the Drug’s Link to Cancer

Legal action is underway regarding the potential link between Zantac heartburn medication and cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating Zantac (ranitidine) after it was determined that the popular heartburn and acid reflux medication contains potentially high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a known carcinogen. As a result of the finding, sales of the drug have been suspended in US stores. Three pharmaceutical companies have issued recalls for their versions of ranitidine. People are exposed to …

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FDA Test Reveals Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder following FDA testing that determined at least one bottle was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. The recall affects Johnson & Johnson’s brand baby power sourced from China and distributed in 2018…

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Denver Doctor Pleading Guilty to Prescribing Holy Trinity Drug Combination

A Denver doctor recently pled guilty to prescribing patients an illegal combination of drugs known as the Holy Trinity. As reported by the Denver Post, Dr. Andrew Mark Ho agreed to 15 years of supervised release and gave up…

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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit If I’m Injured by a Drug?

Suffering an injury from a prescription medication you assumed was safe is devastating. Despite claims of effectiveness and safety, prescription drugs hurt people every day. Many of these injuries are serious – some are even fatal. Nothing can give you back the life you had before you were injured by a dangerous drug…

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Category: Defective Medical Devices

As lawsuits continue to be filed against hernia mesh manufacturers, one patient is about to undergo her ninth surgery to undo the damage caused by the mesh. Carmen Pacheco of Georgetown, Texas, suffered for years after her hernia repair process. The problems triggered by the mesh implanted into her during the procedure caused financial and emotional stress for her and her family. Pacheco and her medical team opted for the mesh implant because the product was marketed to last longer …

knee pain

A new lawsuit was just filed against Aesculap, a division of B. Braun, regarding a problem with the company’s prosthetic knee replacement devices. According to the suit, the company was aware of the problem with the effectiveness of the bonding agent used in its ceramic-coated knee replacement devices, but did not correct the problem or warn consumers of the risk. The lawsuit alleges a solution does exist. According to the claim, Aesculap Implant Systems has a German patent on a …

insulin pump lawsuit

It has been nearly a year since certain Medtronic Insulin Pump infusion sets were recalled by the device’s manufacturer after users experienced complications. In September 2017, Medtronic announced a recall of certain infusion sets used with its insulin pumps. The recall was issued because of concern over a component linked to potentially deadly consequences for users of the pumps. According to the recall, the vent membrane on some of the infusion sets could get blocked and create conditions in which …

hernia mesh

A lawsuit was filed in mid-June against Ethicon, the company that manufactures Physiomesh. According to the claim, filed by Merlene Jordan in New Jersey Superior Court, the product failed to function as advertised and caused severe pain and a variety of complications following hernia surgery. Jordan’s doctors claim future surgical procedures will be needed, but might not resolve the problem with the mesh. Jordan claims she suffered “severe reactions” and that the hernia patch mesh failed because of its design. …

The first lawsuit against the Ethicon division of Johnson & Johnson regarding the company’s Physiomesh surgical mesh product is set to go to trial in January 2018. Multiple Physiomesh lawsuits have already been filed against Ethicon; the case scheduled to go to trial in the Southern District of Illinois next January is only the first of many. The company withdrew its mesh from the market in 2016 following studies showing that the product was linked to a higher rate of …

There is currently only one IVC filter still available on the market, but it possibly poses the same problems and risks as its predecessors. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are tiny medical devices implanted into the large vein that returns blood from the body to the heart (the “Vena Cana”).  The filter’s function is to stop any traveling blood clots before they move to the lungs, resulting in a pulmonary embolism (PE). The devices are intended to be “retrievable,” implanted …

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