In recent years, health experts have issued warnings for some of the most popular drugs used for birth control, diabetes treatment and heart conditions. Many of those injured have received compensation since the manufacturer didn’t properly warn consumers.
Birth control drugs containing the hormone drospirenone, like Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to dangerous blood clot injuries. Bayer is currently paying Yaz settlements to those affected.
Actos, once the most popular diabetes drug in the world, has been linked to a risk of bladder cancer. More than 1,200 of those affected have already filed claims in a special federal court.
The blood thinner Pradaxa, which became a blockbuster treatment for atrial fibrillation after its launch in 2010, has been linked to fatal internal bleeding. Lawyers are helping those affected.
The dialysate solutions GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte®, used in the majority of dialysis clinics around the U.S., were recalled after being linked to cardiopulmonary arrest and heart attacks.
The resource site contains more information on these and other drug alerts, as well as the legal action related to each. Contact us today 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 were not properly tested by manufacturers, causing patients dangerous side effects.
The IUD contraceptive Mirena has been reported over 40,000 times to the FDA for side effects. Women suffering uterine perforation are now filing nationwide lawsuits.
The NuvaRing birth control device has been linked to blood clots which can cause pulmonary embolism, stroke and DVT. A special federal court will begin trials for victims in summer of 2013.
In July of 2012, Stryker was forced to recall its Rejuvenate & ABG metal hip implants after reports that the devices could release toxic metal shavings into the body. Legal help is available.
In 2010, the FDA recalled similar hip implants from DePuy after testing showed they could also release metal shavings causing serious injury. So far, several lawsuits have settled.
If you have been injured by a medical device, a patient advocate can let you know whether you qualify for an injury claim 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 DrugRisks 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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The birth control safety advocates at DrugRisks have noted an alarming trend in the number of women reporting injury while using the Mirena IUD birth control devices.
Now, it appears many of those affected are taking advantage of a new Mirena lawsuit court to file claims for their damages.
As Bayer continues to pay Yaz settlements to thousands of women affected by blood clots here in the United States, news broke this week that a court in Canada approved a new Yaz class action lawsuit to start for victims in that country.
As drug safety experts continue to debate whether the blood thinner Pradaxa is safe for those with atrial fibrillation, hundreds of patients have spoken out by filing lawsuits over injuries or death allegedly caused by the drug.
The latest report from a special federal court handling the claims shows the number of lawsuits has nearly tripled in the past few months.