Drug and Medical Device Lawsuits

Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs Fight to Stay Above Water

federal vaccine compensation programs run low on resourcesWhile the overwhelming majority of vaccinations administered across the United States are safe, a small number of people will always suffer ill effects from them. Side effects and adverse reactions are simply a part of human medicine, and they are unavoidable.

Federal programs to compensate those affected by these reactions have been in place for decades, but an ever-growing list of vaccines designed to eradicate various illnesses ...

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FDA: Philips Ventilator Foam Killed Over 100

fda releases numbers on Philips foam death tollAs patients wait for Philips to take action on the sound-deadening foam used in the manufacture of tens of thousands of ventilators and other respiratory devices, 124 have died and over 21,000 complaints of adverse reactions have been received over exposure to the substance. The Food and Drug Administration recently released the updated numbers as Philips continues to drag its feet on informing the public of ...

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Medtronic Braces as Additional Problems Found with HeartWare Device

Medtronic sees reports of pump thrombosis with HVAD Heartware pumpAnyone familiar with the process of buying a pre-owned vehicle knows how important the test drive is. Not only is this the time when you get a feel for it and see how it handles, but it is also the purchaser’s chance to determine if the vehicle is running properly. Your ears listen to the engine for odd sounds, and you give the brakes a good solid ...

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Philips Threatened with Massive Refunds as FDA Grows Impatient Over Respiratory Devices

Philips threatened with massive refunds over respiratory aid device foam issueThe FDA is not happy with the pace of Philips’ response to an issue with multiple lines of respiratory devices. The corporation recalled millions of the devices almost a year ago and has yet to provide customers at home and at hospitals with a plan to replace the machines that, according to the recall, could be sending carcinogenic foam particles into their lungs and increasing their risk ...

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Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug Over Cancer Risk

Pfizer recalls accupril over contamination concernsAn impurity was found in Pfizer’s heart and blood pressure medication Accupril that has led to a recall of several lots of the drug. The contaminant, known as a nitrosamine, can be carcinogenic at high levels and can increase a patient’s risk of developing cancer over time.

Patients are advised against stopping their medication at this time. Rather, those that are concerned that they may have pills from contaminated ...

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Bellwether Hernia Mesh Trial Results in $255,000 Verdict

hernia mesh bellwether trial ends in verdict for plaintiffThe plaintiff in a bellwether hernia mesh trial was awarded $255,000 after a federal jury agreed that a mesh produced by C. R. Bard Inc caused him significant injuries including a bowel abscess and infection. The trial was the second bellwether trial to happen in the matter, with the first verdict going to the defendants.

Bellwether trials are used as one of the initial steps in ...

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