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Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers Helping Clients with Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices
Hernia mesh have been used and surgical procedures for more than a decade. However, significant complications have impacted thousands of people who have had these hernia mesh implanted.
A wide range of lawsuits allege that these devices were dangerous to use, but the manufacturers knew or should have known the risks. They continued to sell these devices for tremendous profit, endangering the lives and safety of patients nationwide.
New details are surfacing regarding medical issues stemming from testosterone treatments for males. Some of the dangerous medical side effects include heart attacks, strokes, or even death.
A recent study found that men who had prior heart conditions and/or problems were more susceptible to suffer from these dangerous side effects after taking these testosterone treatments... read more
Sanofi-Aventis is facing a growing number of lawsuits filed by women who accuse the company of failing to warn cancer patients of the risk of permanent hair loss from using the chemotherapy drug Taxotere. Taxotere is a widely prescribed drug for women with breast cancer and has proven successful at extending the lives of many.
However, breast cancer survivors are finding themselves faced with permanent hair loss called alopecia caused by this drug. Permanent hair loss is particularly distressing for women, especially because they never received warning of this disfiguring side effect to Taxotere. If you have taken Taxotere and are suffering from alopecia, you may have a claim.
Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a net-like implant usually made of plastic called polypropylene, and used in surgical procedures to treat certain conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence in women, and any other cervical, rectal or urethra surgery where organs are kept in place by a vaginal mesh.
Both the design of the product and the implantation technique has resulted in serious complications such as erosion and organ perforation. If you have undergone a surgical procedure where a transvaginal mesh was used to hold internal organs in place, you may have a potential legal claim.... read more
Women are filing lawsuits against manufacturers of talcum products, such as Johnson & Johnson, for failing to disclose the dangers of using talcum powder near their genital areas. Despite marketing these products as effective for personal feminine hygiene, companies never warned women that by using talcum powder, they were putting themselves at risk.
Talcum powder can enter the vagina, travel through the body and cause ovarian cancer, a risk the manufacturers may have known about for decades. Women who have used talcum products such as Shower to Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder and are suffering from ovarian cancer are filing lawsuits.
IVC filter lawyers in Alabama and across the nation help people who have been injured by a defective medical device. An IVC filter is a medical device made to help those who have or are at great risk of developing a condition called deep vein thrombosis, also known as DVT. DVT can cause an embolism, or blood clot, to travel from the lower body extremities, up through the inferior vena cava, to the heart, lungs, and brain, and cause serious injuries.
IVC filters have, in recent years, caused injuries to many patients, including some in Alabama. There have been thousands of reports of the devices breaking, causing serious injury and even death... read more
There have been cases brought by patients who claim to have been injured while taking Xarelto. Janssen Pharmaceuticals manufactures Xarelto. Janssen is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. It is advertised as the most current and effective blood thinner. This medicine is still on the market, as of October, 2014.
Although medications can be beneficial, they can also cause unwanted side effects. Xarelto allegedly causes uncontrolled bleeding, including bleeding in the brain, rectum, and intestines. Should bleeding happen near a major organ, it interrupts ordinary blood flow to an organ. All or some of organ function can be lost because of excessive blood. The bleeding cannot be curtailed until the drug leaves your system. At the time, there was no antidote for the bleeding that Xarelto might cause, whereas Warfarin has an antidote... read more
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