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  • The Reason Why Doctors Use Mesh to Repair a Hernia

    The Reason Why Doctors Use Mesh to Repair a Hernia There are five types of abdominal and groin hernias. An abdominal hernia happens when part of an organ or tissue swells up and puts pressure on the body’s abdominal wall. The abdominal wall can only take so much pressure before it gives in and tears open. There are two types of groin hernias. Men more commonly experience inguinal hernias, which ...
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  • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

    Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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  • Hernia Mesh Maker Accused of Negligence

    Fixing a Hernia A hernia occurs when tissue or intestines break through a weak area in the body. Depending on how serious the hernia is, patients may choose to either monitor their pain or undergo surgery. A popular option, due to its ability to lower the rate of hernia recurrence, is a minimally invasive surgery using surgical mesh to alleviate the hernia. Three types of mesh may be used in the ...
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  • Hernia Mesh Recalled for Flaws & Injuries

    Hundreds of men and women implanted with the mesh file complaints. Last year, a product used to repair hernias was removed from American market . Patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh were suffering higher-than-normal failure rates, infections, and hernia recurrence, because the mesh was defective. Yesterday, a man filed a lawsuit against another type of hernia mesh, the ...
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  • 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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  • Diabetes Drug Makers Face Penalties for Weight-Loss Ads

    Diabetes drug companies are facing potential federal penalties for advertising these drugs as weight-loss aids. Five drugs specifically are named in the complaint: Victoza, Invokana, Jardiance, Farxiga, and Bydureon. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients of the dangers of diabetes drugs. A consumer watchdog group, Public Citizen, filed the complaint to the FDA, urging ...
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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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  • FDA Warns of Heart, Stroke Risk with Testosterone Products

    The FDA just released a Safety Communication regarding products used to treat low testosterone due to aging. After months of speculation, the government has confirmed the increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other serious side effects with these “low T” drugs. Testosterone therapy lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this new alert and the dangers of T-Therapy. As men age, ...
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  • Drug Safety and Clinical Trial Fraud

    We recently reported on how and why drug companies hide the negative studies linked to their drugs and medical devices. It has recently come to light that the FDA, too, has a hand in concealing evidence of fraud in medical studies. Our team of dangerous drug lawyers details this new report and how the practice is harming the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for ...
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  • IV Fluids Cause One Death, Many Illnesses

    At least one patient has died after being injected with an IV saline solution and dozens more have been sickened. The IV solution, made by Wallcur LLC, is intended for training purposes only. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm warn patients receiving saline injections to keep this alert in mind. Wallcur is a medical training product company based in San Diego. Its medical-grade ...
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  • Drugs Causing Life-Threatening Skin Reactions

    A 19-year-old in California was recently admitted to an intensive care unit after taking a friend’s antibiotic and suffering a rare, potentially fatal side effect known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. In related news, the FDA just updated the labelling for the drug Geodon, which can cause similar skin reactions. The SJS and TEN lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm report in depth on these rare but ...
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  • Asthma Drug Xolair Causing Heart, Brain Problems

    The FDA recently issued a warning on the popular asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) after numerous studies found safety problems with the drug. After reviewing these studies, the FDA released an alert on the increased risk of heart and brain issues in patients. Dangerous drug attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail these studies and what they mean for patients. Xoliar is an injectable drug for ...
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  • Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice

    It is a decision that too many women face, and that has no easy answer: to remain on antidepressants during pregnancy despite risks of abnormal development or birth problems, or to stop taking the medication, placing yourself and your child at risk of the dire effects of major depression. SSRI attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a fresh look at this issue and the complexities involved. An ...
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  • Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drugs

    In a controversial ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed a man injured by a generic version of Reglan to sue the drug’s brand-name manufacturer, Pfizer. Although this is not the first time a high court has taken this type of stand, it is still significant as courts face similar lawsuits across the country. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm unpack this ruling and how the ...
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  • Drug Companies Prey on Poor, Homeless, For Drug Research

    In American urban centers, where homelessness is abundant and the working class slips into poverty, it is not difficult to find people willing to test experimental drugs in exchange for a little cash. Here in Chicago, ads for pharmaceutical studies can be found on CTA trains and buses; in Philadelphia, they are advertised in local newspapers, and recruiters often visit shelters. Dangerous drug ...
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  • New Evidence Further Discredits Pradaxa

    The controversy over the popular blood-thinning drug Pradaxa is reaching new heights after a slew of negative articles and editorials. The highly-esteemed British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published reports criticizing the data used to support the safety and efficacy of the drug, along with the suspect behavior of those who were apart of the approval process. Pradaxa attorneys at Pintas & ...
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  • How Big Data is Helping the FDA Track Drug Complications

    The FDA is tasked with the immense responsibility of tracking adverse events, both major and minor, from over-the-counter and prescription medications. Recognizing the seeming impossibility of spotting serious side effects before they become a national problem, the agency is now looking toward big data for help. Dangerous drug attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm detail this new effort, and how ...
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  • Januvia Linked To Heart Failure and ER Visits

    Januvia, a popular type 2 diabetes drug, has been linked to many controversial and dangerous side effects in recent years. In the latest newsbreak, experts are taking a closer look into the risk of heart failure in patients taking Januvia. Our team of Januvia lawyers report on recent studies and reports linking the drug to life-threatening heart conditions. An observational study on Januvia was ...
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  • Actos Manufacturer Guilty of Destroying Evidence

    Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recently reported that the jury in the first bellwether lawsuit decided to award plaintiffs injured by the diabetes drug Actos $9 billion . In addition to this immense award, the judge in the case also found that Takeda Pharmaceuticals (which marketed Actos along with Eli Lilly) was guilty of intentionally destroying evidence. Throughout the trial, ...
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  • Pradaxa Lawsuits Settle for $650 Million

    Our team of dangerous drug lawyers confirm that patients seriously injured by the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa recently got a dose of good news: Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim just agreed to end most of the injury cases in a $650 million settlement. The popular blood thinner is associated with at least 500 patient deaths. Boehringer was scheduled to defend itself in the first Pradaxa ...
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  • Urgent Recall for Patients on Blood Thinners

    Our team of product recall lawyers announce that a Class I recall was recently initiated for Alere PT/INR Professional Test Strips, which are used to monitor anticoagulant drugs status at home. Patients taking oral anticoagulant drugs like warfarim, Coumadin, Pradaxa or heparin, should check their brand of PT/INR test strips immediately. Three patients have died due to the defective strips. The ...
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  • The Deadly Risks of Epidurals

    The FDA recently issued a warning regarding injectable steroid epidurals. New warning labels on these steroid drugs will now indicate that they may cause rare but fatal complications in some patients, sometimes within just minutes. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm highlight this newly-recognized risk and who may be most likely to suffer fatal complications. Spinal ...
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  • The Risks of Painkillers for Pregnant Women

    Recent reports show that physicians are prescribing opioid painkillers to expectant mothers in exceedingly high numbers, even though the risks and potential dangers to developing fetuses are presently unknown. Dangerous drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look into this report and the possible repercussions of this troubling trend. The new research analyzed over one million ...
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  • Actos Plaintiff Receives $9 Billion Jury Award

    The jury is out, and the manufacturers of Actos, the once-popular type 2 diabetes medication, are now ordered to pay $9 billion (yes, with a ‘b’) to a man who developed bladder cancer from the medication. The award is the seventh-largest in U.S. history, and there thousands more Actos cases still to be heard. Actos attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take a closer look at Actos’ first U.S. ...
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  • The Link Between Diabetes Medicines and Cancer

    Millions of Americans – over 8% of the population – have diabetes, the majority of which is type 2 diabetes. This makes the drug market for this condition extremely attractive and profitable to pharmaceutical companies around the world. Unfortunately, in its haste to develop new and better diabetic medications, Big Pharma is not testing these drugs for long-term safety risks, leaving millions of ...
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