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Recent Posts About Product Liability

  • New Warnings for Essure

    Just a few weeks ago, in November 2016, the FDA updated Essure’s warnings after more than a year of reviewing the birth control implant. The new black box warnings – the FDA’s most severe type of warning – comes with a patient checklist, which doctors should review with women before implanting Essure. Access the FDA's full evaluation here . Our Essure attorneys are currently working on these ...
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  • The Johnson & Johnson Verdict: What You Need to Know

    Johnson & Johnson (J&J) maintains that their baby powder is perfectly safe, even though they just lost the third consecutive trial regarding ovarian cancer. If you’re concerned about the recent J&J lawsuits, you’re not alone. Three juries have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts based on direct, scientific links between J&J's baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products and ovarian cancer. J&J ...
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  • Ovarian Cancer Plaintiff Wins $55 Million against Johnson & Johnson

    A woman in Missouri won $55 million in the second ovarian cancer trial against baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Baby powder is made from talcum powder, and is linked to ovarian cancer when used genitally. Our talcum powder attorneys are representing women diagnosed with ovarian cancer nationwide. This is the second talc cancer lawsuit to go to trial this year, and the second ...
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  • Celebrating Earth Day

    This Earth Day, our toxic substance attorneys want to highlight the importance of environmental contamination law. Whether we realize it or not, we encounter chemicals and naturally occurring toxins every single day. Chemicals There are currently more than 80,000 chemicals available for use in the U.S. Our mesothelioma lawyers recently posted a blog about how toxic substances are approved for ...
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  • New Device for Morcellator Surgeries Approved but Not Proven

    On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the FDA allowed a new device onto market that claims to contain tissue during power morcellator procedures. The device, PneumoLiner, is not proven to reduce the risk of spreading cancer. The uterine cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm shed light on this new device and its risks below. Morcellator Background Power morcellators were commonly used during ...
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  • Woman Wins $10 Million in TVM Lawsuit

    As lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) products go to trial, our team of TVM lawyers are happy to announce victories on behalf of severely injured women. In one of the latest verdicts, a woman in Delaware was awarded $100 million by a jury, though the judge later reduced the award to $10 million. The original award to Deborah Barba was the largest ever in a trial involving ...
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  • IVC Filters Kept on Market Despite Known Fatal Flaws

    According to C.R. Bard'€™s internal documents, the company was well aware that its G2, G2 Express and Recovery IVC filters were associated with dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. Despite this knowledge, Bard kept its IVC filters on market, selling hundreds of thousands. The IVC filter lawyers are now accepting claims of serious injury from C.R. Bard’s filters. Interior vena cava (IVC) ...
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  • Thousands of Women Suffering Severe Essure Side Effects

    A new study found that women implanted with the permanent contraceptive Essure were 10 times more likely to have additional surgeries within one year than women who chose to have their tubes tied. Our team of Essure attorneys is now accepting claims on behalf of women injured by this device. This new study examined data from more than 50,000 women who underwent sterilization procedures in New York ...
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  • Heart Devices Recalled for Safety Risks

    Over the last month the FDA has issued several warnings and recalls for heart devices, ranging from IVC filters to rotablator systems to intravascular devices. These recalls are not new: in the past five years, manufacturers have announced dozens of recalls for serious safety issues due to patient injuries and deaths. Our team of dangerous medical device lawyers highlights the most recent recalls ...
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  • Viagra Linked to Deadly Skin Cancer

    In June 2014, a team of researchers discovered that men who had ever taken Viagra were at an increased risk of developing melanoma, compared to those who never took the drug. There is currently no warning on Viagra’s labels suggesting this risk. Our team of Viagra lawyers is currently investigating cases of skin cancer development from this drug. Viagra (sildenafil) is taken by millions of men ...
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  • Essure Under Scrutiny by FDA, Doctors and Patients

    Thousands of injuries have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the sterilization device Essure since its approval in 2002. Recently, the FDA’s panel on Obstetrics and Gynecology met to discuss the safety of Essure and how doctors and patients can best avoid serious complications. Our team of dangerous medical device lawyers details this meeting below. Essure is a metal ...
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  • Bard IVC Filter Lawsuits Centralized in Arizona

    As early as 2010, reports of dangerous fractures and migrations in inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were being made public. The FDA issued a safety warning regarding these devices, stating it had received nearly 1,000 adverse event reports since 2005. Our team of IVC filter lawyers details the dangers of these filters and pending litigation against the manufacturers. IVC filters are small, ...
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  • Depakote Birth Defect Suit Moves Forward in Court

    The Depakote lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are currently accepting cases involving spina bifida in children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug Depakote during pregnancy. Here, we report on a Depakote injury lawsuit filed by an Ohio woman and her daughter, who was born in 2004 with numerous birth defects. The mother, Pamela Rheinfrank, filed suit against Depakote's manufacturers, ...
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  • Hip and Knee Replacement Device Causing Deadly Infections

    Five years ago, the inventor of a popular surgical device requested that hospitals stop using his device because he believed it posed a danger to patients. The device, a heated blanket that keeps patients warm during implant surgeries, is now linked to severe joint infections. Our teams of hip and knee replacement lawyers are now accepting cases of infection and revision surgery from this device. ...
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  • Robotic Surgery Injuries Lead to Lawsuits

    A patient suffering severe vein damage by a surgical robot recently sued the robot’s manufacturer for marketing a defective device and improperly training physicians who use it. Surgical robot injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this case and others like it we are currently handling. This case was filed by a woman who underwent a myomectomy, a minimally-invasive surgery to remove ...
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  • Hysterectomy and Uterine Surgery Cancer Lawsuit Update

    Thousands of women who underwent fibroid removal surgery or hysterectomies are suffering from late-stage cancer from a device used in their surgeries. Now, device manufacturers are facing liability as these women and their families file suit. Our team of uterine and ovarian cancer lawyers is constantly updating our clients as soon as new information becomes available. The device at issue is called ...
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  • Heart Surgery Device Recalled for Deaths, Injuries

    The TigerPaw System has been recalled after reports of heart tissue tears and severe bleeding. More than 4,000 devices, commonly used during open heart surgery, were recalled after dozens of injuries and one death. Medical device lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this recall below. The device is manufactured by Maquet Medical Systems and is most commonly used to obstruct the left atrial ...
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  • Obesity Drugs Approved Despite Dangerous Side Effects

    For more than a decade, the FDA refused to approve pharmaceutical obesity treatments based on a long history of ineffective, unsafe “weight-loss” drugs. Within the last three years the FDA has approved five obesity drugs onto market, due in large part to the $50 million Big Pharma lobby. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight the severe dangers of these new diet drugs. ...
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  • Actos Plaintiffs Consider $2.4 Billion Settlement

    Actos’ manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, recently agreed to pay $2.37 billion to resolve the majority of bladder cancer lawsuits. Our team of Actos attorneys is pleased to announce this potential settlement to our Actos bladder cancer clients. Takeda Pharmaceuticals is Asia’s largest drugmaker and will continue to sell Actos in the U.S., Japan and other countries after litigation resolves. ...
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  • Iowa Supreme Court Opens Liability for Generic Drug Injuries

    The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that a patient injured by a generic drug could successfully sue the drug maker, Pliva Pharmaceuticals, under state law. This is a landmark decision that may have ripple effects across the country. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm tackle this issue below. Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs First, a little background on generic versus brand name ...
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  • Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits

    The birth injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have written extensively on the risks of birth defects in children born to mothers who took certain drugs . It has recently come to light that Zofran, a drug marketed to pregnant women to treat nausea, may also be causing birth injuries. Zofran was approved by the FDA to treat nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or surgery. In ...
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  • No FDA Action after Zyprexa Deaths

    The long-acting form of the popular drug Zyprexa – Zyprexa RelPrevv – recently caused the death of two patients. Despite the clear link between injection of the drug and their deaths, the FDA decided not to change the drug’s label warnings. Zyprexa lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients of the dangers of this powerful antipsychotic. Zyprexa RelPrevv is the long-acting version of the ...
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  • $10 Million to Children’s Motrin Injury Victim

    A young girl and her family recently won a $10 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for the severe injuries caused by Children’s Motrin. The girl developed Stevens – Johnson syndrome (SJS), a rare but fatal skin reaction, to the medication, when she was just three years old. SJS lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding this verdict. According ...
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  • Mesh Injury Victim Wins $5.7 Million Jury Award

    A woman injured by Johnson & Johnson’s pelvic mesh product was just awarded $5.7 million by a California jury. Mesh lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm applaud the jury for its decision and explain how this case could impact others like it throughout the country. The plaintiff in this case, Coleen Perry, sued the Johnson & Johnson unit that makes mesh products, Ethicon, over the debilitating pain ...
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  • Texas Patients Injured by Contaminated Drugs

    Much ink has been spilled about the dangerous of compounding pharmacies and the patients injured by their drugs. Adding to this ink, a recent report was published that exposed how inadequate drug safety truly is in the United States; at the same time, at least 17 Texas patients have suffered illnesses from contaminated drugs from compounding pharmacies. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins ...
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