Recently Recalled Products
Presently, our law firm is working on many different types of product liability cases. Listed below are 4-types of law suits we are actively pursuing. If you, a family member or a friend have been affected by any of these drugs or products please feel free to contact Billie-Marie Morrison at (702) 405-3476, firstname.lastname@example.org for a free case evaluation.
Actos– A Type-2 diabetes medication designed to lower blood glucose levels to allow patients an increased sensitivity to insulin. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a warning to patients stating that if Actos is taken for longer than one year they are 40% more likely to develop bladder cancer than those who never took Actos. The dangers surrounding Actos also caused the FDA to issue a Black Box Warning, which is the highest level of caution the FDA makes before conducting a full recall of the drug. Patients with bladder cancer may have any of the following symptoms: frequent, urgent or painful urination, urinary incontinence, blood in the urine, abdominal pain, bone pain or tenderness, fatigue or weight loss.
Transvaginal Mesh (TVM)– TVM is used in the repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The FDA has received over 1,000 reports from numerous manufacturers regarding the severe health complications related to the use of this transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. Complications from TVM include mesh erosion or shrinkage causing organ perforation, pain, bleeding, infection, urinary incontinence, inability to have sexual intercourse and the need for additional surgeries.
DePuy Hip Replacement Recalls– Depuy Orthopaedics recalled two (2) hip replacement devices in August of 2010 after discovering the devices were likely to fail within five (5) years of placement. Amazingly, the recall occurred a few months after the company announced it was phasing out the two (2) devices due to low sales. Due to these defective products, numerous patients have required additional hip replacement surgeries to correct issues associated with these devices.
Zimmer NexGen Knee Replacements– The NexGen is an artificial cement-less high-flex femoral component knee device. It was released without any prior clinical testing on patients and is believed to be defective. Additionally, in 2010 recalls were issued for several components due to manufacturing and/or design defects. As a result of the recalled Zimmer recall products, thousands of patients may have been exposed to an increased risk of early failure resulting in unnecessary suffering and reversion surgeries.
Asbestos– Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos which does not manifest itself for many years after the exposure. For years companies who used asbestos studied the health effects of exposure to its employees, knew of its dangers and consciously chose to hide their findings in order to maximize their profits.
Asbestos fibers are microscopic and durable, thus were used in a variety of industries for many years and can lay latent or dormant for many years. Workplace exposure to asbestos materials was extremely common in naval shipyards, power plants, railroad infrastructure and other industrial jobsites including many of the construction trades. Asbestos-related exposure diseases have also been diagnosed in spouses and children of those exposed to asbestos because workers brought home dangerous asbestos fibers on the clothing, hair or person, exposing those they came in to contact with to the same dangerous asbestos fibers.
Xarelto– Xarelto is an anti-clotting, blood thinning medication similar to Coumadin (warfain) and Lovenox (enoxaparin). Xarelto is prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots, as well as to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms (PE); especially after knee or hip replacement surgery. Possible side effects from Xarelto are: uncontrollable or unusual bleeding, discolored urine (blood in the urine), red or black-colored stools, vomiting or coughing blood, retinal hemorrhage, stroke and even death.
GM Ignition Switch Recalls– GM Ignition Switch Recalls are more common than most unsuspecting drivers realize. In fact, General Motors has notified the NHTSA that some defective ignition switches can affect the safe operation of a vehicle, include the airbag systems. This is a serious safety issue that should be addressed immediately.
If there is a medication, product or device not listed above, pleave feel free to call or email Billie-Marie at (702) 405-3476 or BMorrison@CpkLaw.com anytime to inquire about any potential pending law suits. If you have any questions, or would like more information pertaining to the drugs and products listed above please call Billie-Marie.