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The Pain Drain - The Continuing Impact of Pain Management on Health-Care Providers

Over a hundred million Americans suffer from chronic pain. To combat this epidemic, health-care providers have increasingly turned to opioid analgesics. As a result, opioid analgesic use has risen dramatically over the past...more

Transvaginal Mesh Studies Report Serious Complications

In early 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 33 transvaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct three years of trials on the safety and effectiveness of their implants. The required mesh patch studies came as a...more

Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Website Launched By Hissey Kientz, LLP Law Firm

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP announces the launch of its new website, Medtronic Bone Graft Lawyers (http://medtronicbonegraftlawyers.com/). A Yale University Study has linked the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft to severe...more

BOOK REVIEW: An Excellent Resource for Litigators Preparing for Depositions

This Book Review by Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense attorney of the Scranton, PA law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins appeared in the July 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine. The review analyzes...more

Mirena IUD linked to serious complications

The Mirena IUD has been linked to ectopic pregnancy, uterine perforation, pelvic inflammatory disease, device migration and other serious side effects....more

BioMet M2a Magnum Hip Replacements Linked to Painful Side Effects

BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more

Stryker hip replacements may cause serious complications

Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems in July 2012 after stating that the metal-on-metal hip devices posed an increased risk for severe...more

Second Circuit Labels Expert’s Testimony a Sham in Pharmaceutical Products Liability Litigation

As a little kid, I did not have an immediate appreciation that my actions could get me into trouble, and so, without thought, I told the truth. My dad would ask, “Did you write your name on the wall?” I would respond,...more

GranuFlo Recall Website Launched By Hissey Kientz, LLP Law Firm

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, GranuFlo Recall Help (http://www.granuflorecallhelp.com/). The site will serve as a source for news and legal information for patients and their...more

Weeks Defies Years of Jurisprudence, Allowing Innovator Liability for Generic Drugs

Last week the Alabama Supreme Court adopted brand-name manufacturer liability for a generic drug sold by another company, becoming the first state supreme court to do so. Wyeth, Inc. v. Weeks, No. 1101397 (Ala. Jan. 11,...more

Zoloft Use During First Trimester of Pregnancy Can Increase Risk of Birth Defects

Use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft during the first trimester of pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of being born with serious heart defects or other birth defects. ...more

Patients continue to file lawsuits over faulty DePuy hip implants

DePuy Orthopaedics and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, face thousands of lawsuits from patients who were injured as a result of problems with DePuy’s ASR hip replacements. ...more

FAQ: The Link Between Actos and Bladder Cancer

The FDA has warned that patients taking Actos are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than users of other diabetes medications. ...more

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis Products Linked to Heart Attacks

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates have been linked to severe side effects such as heart attack, stroke, low blood pressure, myocardial infarction, metabolic alkalosis, and death....more

Vaginal mesh erosion may occur after transvaginal mesh surgery

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that transvaginal mesh surgery complications such as vaginal scarring and mesh erosion can lead to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and...more

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Recall FAQ

GranuFlo and NaturaLyte have been linked to serious side effects such as heart attack, stroke, and death when used during hemodialysis treatment....more

Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone May Increase Risk of Blood Clots

Multiple studies have warned that women who use birth control pills containing drospirenone face an increased risk of blood clots....more

Zoloft Can Increase Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the use of Zoloft or other SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy can increase a newborn’s risk of a circulatory condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of...more

Pharmaceutical Law Update -- October 2012: New Jersey Court Grants Summary Judgment Based on Lack of Warning Causation

A New Jersey federal court granted summary judgment to Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) last month based on a familiar legal concept rarely applied in the Garden State – warning causation. In Baker et al. v. APP...more

Opioid Painkiller Overdose Cause Thousands of Deaths Each Year

Patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers by their doctor - including drugs such as the fentanyl pain patch, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, methadone, and morphine - may be at risk of an overdose or other serious...more

Mesothelioma Symptoms Manifest Years After Asbestos Exposure Occurs

Mesothelioma symptoms can take years to manifest after asbestos exposure occurs. This makes diagnosis and effective treatment of mesothelioma very difficult. ...more

Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about lawsuits filed concerning asbestos exposure and mesothelioma....more

Misbranding Depakote

A recent headline announced that Abbott Laboratories must pay over $1.6 million for misbranding the prescription drug Depakote. The total included a criminal fine and civil settlements with the states and federal government....more

Types of Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that is found in six different varieties, each of which can be used for different industrial or manufacturing applications. Workers who are exposed to asbestos may face an increased...more

Train and Railroad Workers at Risk from Asbestos Exposure

Railroad employees who worked onboard trains or in a railyard may be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or other diseases caused by asbestos exposure. Research has found that railroad workers are significantly...more

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