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Actemra Linked to Heart and Lung Disease

The popular arthritis medication Actemra (tocilizumab) has been linked to serious side effects including heart attack, stroke, lung disease and pancreatitis. Hundreds of deaths have already been identified. If you or a loved one has been injured or died while taking Actemra, attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo can help pursue compensation. Read More

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Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The popular weed killer Roundup - which contains the herbicide glyphosate - has been linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, soft tissue carcinoma, bone cancer, and other serious cancers. People who commonly use commercial-grade Roundup, such as gardeners, landscapers and farmers, may be at risk of developing cancer due to long-term occupational exposure. Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo can fight for compensation on your behalf. Read More

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Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Thousands of women have had transvaginal mesh surgery to address medical conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinency (SUI). However, serious concerns have been raised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the mesh, including mesh erosion, infection, pain and recurrence of the medical issues the mesh is intended to treat. Complications may include pain during intercourse, bleeding, scarring and organ perforation. Attorney Jeffrey DeCarlo can help you seek justice. Read More

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Xarelto Linked to Bleeding

One of the newest blood thinners on the market, Xarelto has been aggressively marketed as a superior alternative to other blood thinning medications. However, Xarelto presents a significant danger to patients because it has no antidote, unlike other blood thinners. In an emergency bleeding situation, use of Xarelto can cause significant and potentially fatal blood loss. If you or a loved one was injured after using Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to attorney Jeffrey DeCarlo right away. Read More

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Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Since the 1970s, thousands of women have applied products containing talc, such as Johnson's Baby Powder and Johnson's Shower to Shower, onto personal hygiene products or directly on their genitals. However, studies have shown that long-term exposure to talc is linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following exposure to talc, contact attorney Jeffrey DeCarlo today. You may be entitled to compensation. Read More

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Diabetes Medication Linked to Bladder Cancer

The popular type II diabetes medication Actos, which is prescribed to treat blood sugar regulation, has been reported as increasing the risk of developing bladder cancer. The French Medicines Agency removed Actos from pharmacy shelves after a governmental study discovered that it significantly increased the risk of developing bladder cancer. German health officials followed closely behind the French after reviewing the French report that tracked diabetic patients from 2006 to 2009. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos for diabetes, contact me for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation. Read More

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$1 Billion Settlement for Defective Stryker Hip Implants

Medical device manufacturer Stryker has agreed to a sizable settlement to provide compensation for individuals who received a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II Hip stem implant. According to Market Watch, the company will be spending $1 billion to resolve claims from patients who had a Stryker hip implant implanted before November 3, 2014, at a U.S. hospital or qualifying military hospital. Patients who were forced to undergo a revision surgery are eligible to receive compensation. Those who suffered additional complications will also be provided with funding from the settlement money.  A dangerous drug attorney knows many claims arising from defective drugs and medical devices are resolved when the company pledges funds to settle complaints. Those who have been harmed by a defective ...

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Endo Settles Vaginal Mesh Claims

Endo International PLC has reportedly reached agreements to settle "substantially all" claims that have arisen regarding vaginal mesh products sold by American Medical Systems. American Medical Systems (AMS) is a unit of Endo International. In settling claims, Endo has not admitted to fault or liability in vaginal mesh cases.  A dangerous drug attorney knows that many cases end in settlements when defective drugs or medical devices have caused harm to patients. Settlements allow defendants to avoid costly legal expenditures and bad publicity associated with numerous plaintiffs' verdicts. Settlements also allow greater certainty for defendant drug companies as they can control their expenses for damages. Plaintiffs can sometimes benefit from receiving a settlement because they can obtain compensation more quickly without needing a court ...

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FDA Considers Shortening List of Drug Side Effects Listed in Commercials

TV commercials about prescription drugs tend to start out with the promise of a better future. You'll hear about the benefits of the drug and might see images of healthy looking people enjoying life. But somewhere in the middle of the commercial you'll start to hear about the drug's dreadful side effects. It's typically an eye-popping list of disturbing ailments and conditions: diarrhea, nausea, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction and other unpleasant and potentially deadly maladies. You might realize that drug injury attorneys have their work cut out for them. The law requires that all the risks of the drugs are communicated in the ad. A pharmaceutical company can get into trouble for leaving out or downplaying risk information. Most people would agree ...

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Plaintiff Awarded Largest Vaginal Mesh Verdict To Date

Last week, a jury deliberated for three hours before awarding a plaintiff the largest vaginal mesh compensation to-date. Although there have been thousands of lawsuits filed against vaginal mesh manufacturers, many of the cases have not yet been heard and are pending as part of a multi-district litigation (MDL) in West Virginia. This record-setting verdict was good news for plaintiffs whose claims are still pending, as it demonstrates juries may be very sympathetic to the plight of vaginal mesh patients.  A dangerous medical device attorney can provide victims their options in terms of vaginal mesh litigation. Victims may be able to file independent civil lawsuits or may have their claims become part of the MDL. Plaintiff's Record-Setting Vaginal Mesh Verdict According to the ...

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