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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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Lipitor Lawsuit Filings Increase Dramatically as Patients Seek Compensation

Pfizer is facing a "mounting wave" of lawsuits according to a recent Fox News article. The lawsuits arise out of problems with the pharmaceutical company's anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor. Victims allege that the medication causes serious side effects, without adequate warnings issued to the public. Drug manufacturers must alert the public to risks of medications. A defective drug attorney should be consulted if you have experienced unexpected side effects or if you have been harmed by prescription or over-the-counter medication. Lipitor Lawsuit Filings Increase Patients began filing lawsuits against Pfizer back in 2012 when the Food and Drug Administration warned that Lipitor, as well as other statins, had been linked to incidents of memory loss. The FDA also cautioned that patients taking Lipitor face a ...

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Drug Manufacturer Sued for Failure to Warn Patients

Drug manufacturers cannot release dangerous drugs on the market without facing consequences. In most situations, drug makers are sued by victims who are harmed by defective drugs. The goal of the victims is to recover compensation for damages and a dangerous drug attorney can provide assistance in pursuing a claim.  In some situations, however, individual lawsuits and mass tort actions are not the only legal troubles that a drug company can face. States and the federal government may also pursue claims and seek to recover compensation from drug companies that put people at risk. Drug Manufacturer Sued by State One example of this type of legal action has occurred recently in the state of Louisiana. The Attorney General's Office has filed a claim against ...

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Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Drugs for Low Testosterone

Drugs for low testosterone are advertised to men who are getting older. Often, manufacturers of medications like Androgel run commercials and ads that make the low-T medications seem like miracle products. The testosterone therapies promise to make you smarter, more virile and stronger and to help fight the aging process. Unfortunately, many of the men who use the medications in response to the commercials and marketing campaigns are unaware that the drugs also have very serious risks.  Low testosterone medications have been demonstrated to cause serious health complications, and lawsuits have been filed alleging that manufacturers failed to adequately inform patients of the dangers before they used the drugs. An experienced drug recall attorney at DeCarlo Law can help those who have been ...

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