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Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawyers

Ehicon Physiomesh Recall Lawyers

The Physiomesh is a Flexible Composite Hernia  Mesh  used in hernia repair surgery. The Physiomesh is made of a synthetic plastic-like material called polypropylene and is used as a patch to repair the hernia. It is the same exact material used in the Ethicon vaginal mesh that has caused problems in thousands of women.

Physiomesh Complications

 

  • Need for revision surgery due to mesh failure
  • Recurring hernia due to failure of the Physiomesh
  • Pain after surgery.
  • Recurring hernia in the first 6 months following surgery

Ethicon Physiomesh Lawyers Filing Physiomesh Lawsuits

If you have had a hernia repair surgery using the Ethicon Physiomesh and are experiencing complications contact our Physiomesh lawyers. Lawsuits are being filed against Ethicon Inc. for failure of their Physiomesh.

 

 

 

Inferior Vena Cava Filters

Our IVC Filter Helpline continues to get calls on a daily basis for injury, death and complications from both the Bard and Cook IVC Filters. Our IVC Filter Helpline can connect you with an experienced IVC Filter lawyer. We also keep you updated on the IVC Filter lawsuits and offer interesting and helpful information and resources. The following overview of IVC filters was found online. We hope it will be helpful to our readers.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters
The Vascular Surgery team at the University of Michigan is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care in the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC), our new state-of-the-art clinical building.

Our vascular surgeons have extensive experience in placing inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to help prevent pulmonary emboli and we are continuing to investigate and research new advances for treatment in this area.

What is an IVC filter?
The inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the body. It carries de-oxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the right atrium of the heart and then to the lungs.
An inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter is a small cone-shaped device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys. The filter is designed to capture an embolism, a blood clot that has broken loose from one of the deep veins in the legs on its way to the heart and lungs.

Without the IVC filter in place, there would be the potential for the embolism to cause a blockage of the pulmonary artery. The pulmonary arteries carry deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs. Blockage of one or both arteries is referred to as a pulmonary embolism (PE) and can cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, and death.

The IVC filter works by permitting blood flow to continue around the trapped clot. Over time, natural anticoagulants in the blood will help to break the clot down.

Who is a good candidate to receive an IVC filter?
You are a good candidate for the placement of an IVC filter if:You continue to develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary emboli despite the monitored use of anticoagulants (e.g. Coumadin, low-molecular-weight heparin).
You are at risk of a pulmonary embolism, but cannot tolerate anticoagulation therapy due to another condition that puts you at the risk of bleeding.
You develop significant bleeding complications from anticoagulation
You have large clots in the inferior vena cava or iliac veins

How do I prepare for the placement of an IVC filter?
Your doctor will give you detailed instructions as to how to prepare for the procedure. These may include a suggestion to eat a light meal the night before the procedure and to not eat or drink anything after midnight before the procedure. If you regularly take any important medicines, your physician may ask you to take them on the day of surgery with a sip of water.

Follow your doctor’s instructions about not smoking before and after the procedure. Smokers heal more slowly after surgery. They are also more likely to have breathing problems during surgery. For this reason, if you are a smoker, you should quit at least 2 weeks before the procedure. It is best to quit 6 to 8 weeks before surgery. Also, your body will heal much better if you do not smoke after the surgery.

Other Considerations
Plan for your care and transportation after the procedure and during recovery at home.
Before the procedure tell your health care provider if you have had any kidney problems or reactions to iodine-containing foods or chemicals, such as seafood or kidney contrast dye.
Before surgery, your health care provider will ask you to sign a consent form for angioplasty, bypass surgery, and angiography. Angiography is an x-ray study of the blood vessels using dye. This consent form is needed in case problems arise during the procedure and emergency surgery is needed.
You will have imaging studies, blood tests, and an electrocardiogram (ECG) before the procedure.
Someone at the hospital will shave and wash the area where the catheter will be inserted (neck or groin). This is to help prevent infection.
What happens during the procedure?
IVC filter placement is an endovascular procedure, meaning that the filter is inserted via a blood vessel. Typically, the femoral vein in the groin, or the internal jugular vein in the neck, is used.

You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the catheter will be inserted. You will stay awake during the procedure, but will be sedated for comfort.

Your vascular surgeon will thread a thin guide wire through a needle inserted into a blood vessel in your neck or groin. A contrast dye will be injected into and x-rays will be taken as the dye moves through the bloodstream. Using these x-ray images, an IVC filter catheter will be advanced along the guidewire to the location of the placement. The IVC filter is then pushed through the catheter and deployed in the desired location. Once complete the catheter is then removed.

What happens after the procedure?
You will go back to your hospital room and rest in bed for 12 to 24 hours. You will most likely be able to go home the next day. You can usually resume normal activity within a day or two. Your doctor will let you know when you can return to work.

What are the risks?
You may have an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic or x-ray dye.
You may bleed a lot and need medicine or a blood transfusion.
The vein may be damaged. For example, the vein might be perforated during the procedure. Emergency bypass surgery or repair of the perforation (hole) would then be needed.
Although rare, the IVC filter itself may cause clots to form.
The IVC filter may shift following surgery, which would require that it be captured and repositioned.
Clots can still bypass the filter causing pulmonary embolism, however the risk is significantly reduced.
There is a risk of injury to the neck or groin where the catheter was inserted.
There is risk with every treatment or procedure. Talk to your surgeon for complete information about how the risks apply to you.

How can I take care of myself following surgery?
Do not smoke.
Eat a healthy diet that is low in fat and cholesterol.
Exercise according to your health care provider’s recommendation.
Keep your appointment for your scheduled post-discharge office visit.
When should I call my health care provider?
Call your health care provider right away if:

You have chest pain.
You have constant or worsening pain or numbness in your arm or leg.
You have a fever.
You have shortness of breath.
Your leg becomes blue and cold.
You have bleeding, excess bruising, or a lot of swelling where the catheter was inserted.

Bard IVC Filter Lawsuit Update | Cook IVC Filter Lawyer

The federal multi-district litigation panel for the Bard IVC Filters  has appointed a federal judge in Phoenix to oversee the C.R. Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) IVC filter consolidated lawsuits for all Bard Inferior Vena Cava filter lawsuits nationwide.

An  IVC filter was designed to capture  blood clots in patients who could not use  blood thinners. Our IVC Filter lawyers are filing defective IVC Filter lawsuits for people injured by a defective IVC Filter. Injuries include those from the fracturing of the filter and parts of the filter migrating and puncturing vital organs.  Faulty IVC filters puncture veins, fracture and migrate to other parts of the body causing injury and even death.

Why Are IVC Filter Lawsuits Being Filed?

IVC filter is problematic because   pieces can break off and thru-out the body and injure  parts of the body or get embedded in the organ tissue. These temporary IVC filters are supposed to be taken out within six months.  Very often the device is not removed in time to prevent complications.

IVC Filter Complications

Deep vein thrombosis
Difficulty in removing the filter
Movement of the entire filter or filter fragments to the heart or lungs
Fracture of the filter
Migration of the filter to another part of the body or vital organ
Perforation of the inferior vena cava
Tilting of the filter

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Bard or Cook Ivc Filter contact us to speak to an IVC Filter lawyer.

 

 

 

Blood Clot Filter Lawyers

An inferior vena cava filter,  IVC filter, blood clot filter is a small cone-shaped device that is surgically implanted in the inferior vena cava just below the kidneys. The filter is designed to capture  a blood clot that has broken loose from one of the deep veins in the legs and capture it  on its way to the heart or lungs.

IVC Filter Lawsuits

Our blood clot filter lawyers are accepting IVC filter cases throughout the United States.The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated Bard IVC filter lawsuits in the District of Arizona and has consolidated Cook Medical IVC filter lawsuits in the Southern District of Indiana. All IVC filter lawsuits will be a part of one of these two multi district litigations.

Particles Of The IVC Filter can fracture and migrate resulting in:

Inferior Vena Cava Perforation
Heart or Lung Perforation
Severe Chest Pain
Severe Shortness of Breath
Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion or  Hemorrhage

Speak to an IVC Filter Lawyer Today

Vena Cava Blood Clot Lawyers

The Bard Vena Cava Filter is implanted in patients to capture blood clots. This is used for patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners. The blood clot is captured to avoid traveling to the barain or lungs and causing a stroke of pulmonary embolism. Recent studies show high rates of IVC filter failures and serious injury to the patient.

Bard Recovery filter,

Bard G2 filter,

Bard G2 Express Filter

The use of an IVC filter may cause the following complications:

IVC Filter migration
IVC Filter fracture
IVC Filter perforation
Tilting of the IVC Filter
The inability to retrieve the IVC Filter
Pulmonary embolism
Compromised respiration
Stroke
Death

 The filters have caused serious injury in patients. If you or a loved one has been injured by an IVC Filter contact us to discuss inclusion in the current IVC Filer lawsuits.

IVC Filters such as Bard IVC Filters and Bard G2 IVC Filters have been linked to serious injuries

  • Parts of the device breaking lose
  • Movement or migration of the device through the body
  • Puncture or perforation of organs
  • Device being lodged in the wrong part of
    the body
  • Blockage of blood vessels
  • Device being wedged in the body

 

 

 

 

 

Talcum Powder Lawyers For Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Did You Use Talc Baby Powder?

Have You Been Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer?

 

Talcum powder lawyers are filing Talcum Powder lawsuits for women who have gotten ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder.

Think talcum powder and many of us picture chortling babies and smiling mothers changing diapers. Nothing seems more safe and wholesome. And many women use talc products daily, as well, for feminine hygiene and after showering.

Do you remember this famous phrase from Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower  ads?  “Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.” Well that sprinkle is now resulting in  women  filing  lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson claiming  that talc in this and other products led to them developing  ovarian cancer. They claim that the they  should have been warned.

Johnson’s baby powder was one of the company’s household name  products.  It has been sold for more than a 100 years. Now they say it can cause ovarian cancer?  A recent lawsuit awarded $72 million to a woman whose ovarian cancer could be scientifically linked to use of Talc.

But, you say,  I have been using this product for years. Since I was a  teenager or younger and they knew and did not tell us? Yes, in the  last few decades, studies have suggested a possible link between talc and ovarian cancer.

These studies go back, he says, to a British study in 1971. Researchers reported that microscopic analysis of 13 ovarian tumors found talc particles in 10 of them. Several other studies followed in the early 1980s in the United States and Europe and suggested that women who use talc feminine hygiene products may have up to a 35% higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who don’t those products.

The Johnson and Johnson website proclaims  “Few ingredients have demonstrated the same performance, mildness and safety profile as cosmetic talc, which has been used for over 100 years by millions of people around the world.” It goes on to note that talc is used “in a range of other consumer products such as toothpaste, chewing gum, and aspirin.”

If you think you have gotten ovarian cancer from Talcum powder contact us today to speak to a Talcum Powder lawyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bard IVC Filters Get National Attention | IVC Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Bard IVC Lawsuits Are Being Filed By IVC Filter Lawyers

Bard IVC Filter Injury Lawsuit  News

The Bard IVC filter lawsuits came to national awareness with the NBC Nightly News segment on IVC filter complications.

A National broadcast has raised public awareness of current lawsuits filed  by IVC filter lawyers  against Bard. Lawsuits have been filed for patients whi have had  a Bard IVC filter break or fail. These IVC lawsuits are consolidated as multidistrict litigation, MDL 2641 Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation.

The Bard IVC lawyers of our Bard Injury Lawyer Network are pleased to see that there is now an awareness as these filters are primarily implanted in an older population. Attorneys representing families in IVC filter lawsuits are now accepting lawsuits for inclusion in the Bard IVC Filter MDL.

The Bard IVC filters are  breaking, fracturing, and moving inside the body,  causing damage to the heart and lungs and resulting in stroke and death according to adverse incident reports.

Our National Bard IVC Filter Helpline is ready to assist families, victims and caregivers. The National Bard IVC filter lawyers  are  accepting claims  from victims, and their family members  for  injuries and deaths from the Bard IVC filter.

The vena cava filters are implanted in the veins of patients to catch blood clots before they reach the lungs. The filters have  complications including vein and organ perforation, migration and breakage. This can result in injury or even death of patients.


 

Florida Zofran Lawyers Filing Birth Defect Lawsuits

Zofran birth defects lawyers for: Miami, Fort Lauderdale,  Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Hollywood,Orlando, Tampa, Port St Lucie, Clearwater, Sarasota, Ft Myers, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee,  and all of  Florida Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits.
Do You Want To File A  Zofran Birth Defect  Lawsuit?

Were there complications during the birth of your child?

Was Your Child Injured By Zofran ?

  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Lip
  • Hole in the Heart
  • Fetal Deaths

For More Information Call The Free Legal Shield  Lawsuit Helpline Today
Si usted ha tomado Zofran y su hijo han sufrido defectos de nacimiento puede con derecho a indemnización.
Children born with a cleft palate or cleft lip suffer severe emotional and psychological problems as well as requiring extensive reconstructive surgeries. Your child has been injured by a manufacturer who neglected to give warnings regarding their Zofran.
Injured By Off-Label Usage of Zofran? Call us today to discuss a Zofran birth defects lawsuit with one of our experienced Zofran lawyers.

Xarelto Extensive Bleeding Lawsuits Increase

Xarelto is a medication which thins the blood. Xarelto has been shown to cause excessive bleeding resulting in serious injury and sometimes death. There is no way to stop the bleeding. Xarelto lawyers are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer for lack of warnings regarding their medication.

In December 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized all federal Xarelto lawsuits into one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. At the time, about 50 product liability lawsuits were pending in the court. That number has now increased to about 400.

Not long after the Xarelto MDL was established, Philadelphia consolidated all state Xarelto lawsuits into a mass tort in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. What started as about 70 cases has now increased to about 200.

Defendants Resisted Formation of Mass Tort

Plaintiffs involved in Xarelto lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals—manufacturers of the drug—should be held liable for damages associated with serious Xarelto side effects, including severe gastrointestinal bleeding and sometimes death.

The defendants initially resisted consolidating cases in Philadelphia, arguing that New Jersey would be a better location, since that’s where the company headquarters are located. They added that most plaintiffs also lived in other states, so it didn’t make sense to bring all cases to Pennsylvania.

The cases all do not involve common issues of fact, either, the defendants argued, since Xarelto is approved for multiple purposes. These include the prevention of blood clots after hip and knee replacement surgery, and the reduction of stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

The court disagreed, stating the cases did share common issues of fact, that the defendants had strong ties to Pennsylvania, and that the Philadelphia court was an appropriate forum for the mass tort.

The companies expressed their intentions to defend against the claims brought in litigation, maintaining that Xarelto has a favorable benefit-risk profile.

Drug Makers Failed to Warn About Serious Xarelto Side Effects

The FDA approved Xarelto in 2011. Manufacturers immediately marketed it as a more convenient option to warfarin, the leading anti-coagulant for decades, because it came in a once-daily dose and required no dietary restrictions.

Within just a year, however, reports of excessive bleeding began coming in, numbering more than 1,000 by June 30, 2012—at least 65 of those involving the death of the patient. By the end of that year, more than 151 people had died in events related to Xarelto.

Plaintiffs filed lawsuits to recover damages, claiming that the drug makers had failed to provide proper warnings on the labels. Patients were left in the dark, for instance, on the fact that there was no readily available antidote to Xarelto bleeding. While all blood thinners carry some risk of bleeding, patients taking warfarin can have that bleeding stopped with vitamin K injections. There is no such solution for patients on Xarelto, making bleeding events much more serious and potentially deadly.

State and Federal Courts to Coordinate Pre-Trial Proceedings

Both parties plan to coordinate the mass tort with the Xarelto MDL. In a recent case management conference, for instance, held in April 2015, the MDL court noted that five days before each future status conference, the defendants are to identify and share any Xarelto lawsuits pending in state courts, to facilitate coordination.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Xarelto contact us for an Xarelto attorney.

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On Jan. 31, 2014, the  FDA announced  it would be investigating the risk of heart attacks, strokes and possible  deaths in men using  testosterone products. The FDA made this announcement after reviewing the study conducted at the National Cancer Institute, as well as the study published in JAMA. The FDA recommended the health care practitioners should  consider the benefits of testosterone treatment and potential the  risks.

If you or a loved one has had a stroke or heart attack after using testosterone therapy call now and get connected to one of our experienced testerone lawyers