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Dangerous drugs and medical devices

Dangerous drugs and medical devices

If you or a family member or friend believe that you have been injured or have suffered serious side effects from a dangerous drug or medical device, please call us.

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IVC Filter (Interior Vena Cava Filter) An IVC filter is a spiderlike wire device that is implanted in the largest vein in the body to catch blood clots before they get into the lungs. If the temporary filters are not removed, they can fracture, migrate, perforate internal organs and cause life-threatening side effects.

Nvokana/Invokamet Invokana and Invokamet are prescribed to adults with type 2 diabetes. As recently as May, 2015, the FDA issued warnings that these drugs may lead to an increased risk for kidney failure, heart attack, and the serious health condition, ketoacidosis, which can cause diabetic comas or death.

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Transvaginal mesh is an implanted surgical device implanted in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) to strengthen weak or damaged damage. Women with TVM may experience infections, bleeding, scarring, and may need additional surgeries to correct the original implantation. Reuters recently reported that the medical device maker, Boston Scientific Corp., expects to pay about $119 million to resolve 2970 cases in its first settlement agreement.

Xarelto/Pradaxa/Eliquis These anticoagulants (blood thinners) may put patients at risk for irreversible and life threatening internal bleeding, stroke or even death. Some of these lawsuits also allege that the drug manufacturers failed to adequately warn patients and doctors that no reversal agent exists to stop the blood-thinning effects of the their drug.

Ripserdal (Risperidone) Risperdal (risperidone) is an antipsychotic medication prescribed for schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder. Among the allegations in many Risperdal lawsuits are claims that the use of this drug has caused boys and men taking it to develop breast tissue (gynecomastia).

Zimmer Persona Knee Implant Patients who were implanted with the Zimmer Persona Knee have experienced serious problems, such as premature loosening, persistent knee pain and swelling and even the need for revision surgery involving the remove the Zimmer implant and replacement with another implant.

If you suspect injury from any of these dangerous drugs and medical devices or any other drugs or devices, please call us to discuss whether you have a case.

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