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Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers, Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline

Adding to the Zimmer and DePuy metal on metal hip replacement Stryker has recalled it's latest metal component hip replacement implant.  Stryker has voluntarily recalled the  Rejuvenate metal component hip replacement implant and ABG II modular- neck stems
Stryker has voluntarily  stopped  market distribution of these hip replacements due to  increased risk of injury. The hip replacement implants have been shown to fret or corrode, harming body tissue and causing pain and  swelling. Other injuries include:

  •     Severe inflammatory reactions
  •     Pain in the groin
  •     metal toxicity ort poisoning
  •     high metal levels in the blood
  •     need for additional surgery
  •     Breakdown of muscles, tendons and other soft tissues in and around the hip joint
  •     Loss of surrounding bone
  •     Loss of mobility

While other types of hip implants such as those made by Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. involve a metal ball rubbing against a metal socket, the Stryker Rejuvenate products involve a metal neck inside a metal stem. The Stryker Hip replacement Helpline and  hip replacement lawyers are reaching out to all victims of the failed device for a potential multi district litigation.

The products have metal components and although they are not metal on metal run the same risks of chromium and cobalt toxicity poisoning. If you have been injured you are advised to contact your doctor immediately and contact the Stryker Hip Replacement Helpline for a Stryker lawyer

Seniors, Risks On Pradaxa, Pradaxa Lawsuits for Brain Hemorrhage Filed

There have been many Pradaxa lawsuits for brain Hemorrhage filed thru-out Florida where there is a huge population of seniors. Seniors taking the anti-coagulant Pradaxa are at risk for extensive bleeding. Seniors who fall and hit there head can fin a simple bump turns into a fatality. Emergency surgeries while on pradaxa could prove fatal causing extensive internal bleeding that cannot be stopped.

As a geriatric social worker I have had the opportunity to observe and help many seniors. I have seen medications on top of medications prescribed. Although physicians are acting in the best interest of their  patients, they very rarely are aware of FDA warnings and adverse incident reports of approved medications. Pradaxa ia one of some concern to me in relation to seniors based on their debilitated state, living circumstances and the potential for falls.

          In December of last year, the United States Food and Drug Administration published an official "Drug Safety Communication" regarding dabigatran etexilate mesylate, more commonly known by its brand name Pradaxa. According to the FDA release, they have decided to conduct an official investigation regarding the safety of the medication in response to a large number of reports of the deaths of patients prescribed Pradaxa. One month prior to this FDA statement, a European regulatory agency requested that doctors use caution and discretion in their use of the drug as well.

       Pradaxa is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants effect the clotting time of the blood. Pradaxa is described as  a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can cause blood clots to form, increasing your risk of a stroke. Pradaxa lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body.

     However while serving as an anticoagulant it has effects on other potentially dangerous situations. Seniors have poor balance and are prone to falling. The thickness of the skin is dramatically reduced which results in tears and bleeding easily. While on Pradaxa extensive bleeding has been noted and some of this extensive bleeding has resulted in serious injury and death. Many seniors live home alone and while on this, should bleeding occur, may not be able to get emergency help fast enough. Seniors are on many medications and many are not eating well and have malnutrition. Such extensive bleeding could be very serious. Should a senior fall and hit his or her head a brain bleed can occur due to the fragile brain vessels in the head. These vessels become more fragile with age. A brain bleed undetected may become fatal. Trauma from a bad fall can cause internal bleeding in the brain or other parts of the body. This bleeding tends to be much worse in people on anticoagulants and falls are more prevalent in senior populations

 

Caregivers  for seniors on Pradaxa should watch them carefully. Pradaxa has no anticoagulant antidote to prevent the continuous bleeding.

Pradaxa Breaking News, Pradaxa lawyers, Pradaxa Lawsuits, Pradaxa Bleeding

Pradaxa has warnings for excessive bleeding. Pradaxa Helpline is concerned about Pradaxa and the elderly

The Pradaxa Helpline Has Pradaxa Lawyers to Help You

   LONDON | Fri May 25, 2012 6:07am EDT

(Reuters) – Doctors and patients should be given clearer guidance on how to avoid bleeding risks when using Boehringer Ingelheim's new stroke prevention pill Pradaxa, European regulators said on Friday.

The European Medicines Agency said data continued to confirm the positive benefit-risk balance of the anticoagulant medicine, despite cases of fatal bleeding, but advice on the risks should be strengthened.

Pradaxa is the first in a new class of medicines aimed at replacing the old and problematic drug warfarin. It is designed for use after hip and knee surgery and to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heartbeat common among the elderly.

Rival drugs include Xarelto, from Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, and Eliquis, from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer.

       Pradaxa is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants effect the clotting time of the blood. Pradaxa is described as  a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should. This can cause blood clots to form, increasing your risk of a stroke. Pradaxa lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. There is a chnce of excessive bleeding on Pradaxa that can be fatal.

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Texas Lawyers For Victims of Pradaxa, Pradaxa Brain Hemorrhage

Texas pradaxa lawyers filing Pradaxa lawsuits for extensive bleeding and fatalities from pradaxa in Amarillo,  Austin, Beaumont , Brownsville, College Station, Corpus Christi,  Dallas,  Denton,  El Paso ,Fort Worth , Galveston,  Houston, Huntsville,  Killeen,  Laredo,  Lubbock,  Mcallen,  Odessa,  San Antonio , San Marcos , Texarkana,  Texoma, Tyler , Victoria , Waco , Wichita Falls , Logan

The recent death of a man due to a brain hemorrhage caused by a minor trauma has underscored the dangers of the blood thinner drug Pradaxa is very alarming as pradaxa is widely prescibed as a blood thinner for seniors

According to a report at MedPageToday.com on a case study conducted by researchers at University of Utah-Salt Lake City, an 83-year-old man’s condition worsened quickly soon after he was admitted to a hospital after suffering a minor fall. Intracranial Bleeding brain had spread quickly to half his brain, taking just six hours.

According to the Journal of Neurosurgery article, also reported on by Reuters (3/7/12), the subject of the case had been taking Pradaxa for one month when he suffered a seemingly harmless ground-level fall in his home. Upon first being admitted to the hospital, the patient was alert and responsive, showing no signs causing alarm. CT scans showed small, minor hemorrhaging in the man's brain.

Two hours after being admitted to the hospital, however, new CT scans showed that the brain hemorrhaging had progressed. Although doctors made efforts to stop the hemorrhaging, the patient fell into a coma and died.

Researchers concluded, "Imbalance and falls are common in this [elderly] population, and intracranial hemorrhage resulting from even minor trauma may occur with increasing frequency as use of this drug becomes more widespread," (3/6/12). They further noted that there is no way to reverse the effects of Pradaxa in emergency situations, putting patients who suffer relatively minor falls at risk of serious consequences.

Pradaxa has no antidote and can be harmful to a senior population prone to falls. What makes matters worse is that a brain beed has symptoms akin to dementia.

Pradaxa® Internal Bleeding

In November of 2011, a European counterpart to the FDA cited over 250 cases of fatal internal bleeding linked to Pradaxa® (a differently named version of Pradaxa® was on the market in Europe before it was released in the U.S.). The FDA has also received reports of Pradaxa®-associated internal bleeding here in the U.S.

Signs and symptoms of internal bleeding from Pradaxa  include:

  •    Throwing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds,
  •    Unexplained bleeding or bruising,
  •    Swelling in the ankles, feet, lower legs, hands and/or arms,
  •    Excess fatigue,
  •    Nosebleeds, bleeding from the gums,
  •    Coughing up blood,
  •    Dark colored urine,
  •    Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding,
  •    Internal bleeding,
  •    Kidney bleeds,
  •    Brain hemorrhaging,
  •    Cerebral hemorrhage,

Less than a month after European regulators asked doctors to exercise caution about using the Pradaxa bloodthinner, the FDA has decided to investigate post-marketing reports of serious bleeding patients. As of November 6, the European Medicines Agency was aware of 256 cases of serious bleeding that results in patient deaths associated with the Boeheringer Ingelheim bloodthinner.

If you are a caregiver for someone on pradaxa watch them closely and talk to the physician about alternatives. If a loved one has symptoms of internal bleeding and is on pradaxa or you have lost someone due to Pradaxa contact a Pradaxa Lawyer

Florida Actos Bladder Cancer Helpline, Actos Lawyers For Bladder Cancer

Actos has been shown to cause bladder cancer with use of over 2 years. If your parent or a loved one is showing signs of Bladder cancer call our Actos  Bladder Cancer helpline to speak to an Actos lawyer.

Diabetes Treatment and Bladder Cancer

February 21, 2011

Here’s an important safety update about the diabetes medication pioglitazone (brand name: Actos), one of the 20 most prescribed drugs with 12 million prescriptions filled in 2009.

On September 17, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement stating that it is reviewing data from a 10-year study of the type-2 diabetes drug pioglitazone for its association with an increased risk of malignant bladder cancer. The study was conducted because of the occurrence of bladder tumors in rats given a dose of pioglitazone approximately equal to that of the 30- and 45-mg-per-day doses taken by people.

The agency has already found evidence to suggest an increased risk of bladder cancer in patients with the longest exposure to pioglitazone and those taking the highest cumulative dose of the drug. The FDA’s announcement stated that “findings from studies in animals and humans suggest this is a potential safety risk that needs further study.”

However, at this time the FDA has not concluded a definite relationship between pioglitazone and bladder cancer, something that is very hard to do using data from epidemiological studies. Its review is ongoing, and the agency will update the public when it has additional information. Patients should report any side effects from pioglitazone to the FDA MedWatch program.

What You Should Do

You should not use pioglitazone ( Actos ).

In addition to possibly causing bladder cancer, the medication may not be as effective as other drugs for diabetes. It also has been found to cause liver damage, weight gain, anemia and heart failure. Also, do not use the similar but even more dangerous diabetes medication rosiglitazone (brand name: Avandia), which was banned in Europe, but due to FDA negligence is still available in the United States.

Diet and exercise are the safest and most effective ways to treat type-2 diabetes. If lifestyle modifications do not work, the next-safest option is insulin injections, followed by use of the alternative diabetes pills. The least dangerous diabetes medications that we have reviewed include glimepiride (brand name: Amaryl), glipizide (brand name: Glucotrol), glyburide (brand names: Diabeta, Glynase, Micronase), tolazamide (brand name: Tolinase), tolbutamide (brand name: Orinase), and metformin (brand name: Glucophage).

Do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.

Medication Error Lawyers

 Medication Error  Lawyers Accepting clients who have been injured by a pharmacy medication error.

Medication errors are dangerous and cause serious injury or even death.If you or a family member have been injured due to a medication error:

  •     Don’t delay get emergency care immediately
  •     Contact your doctor or 911
  •     Make sure to have an itemization of all medications which you are currently and medication which  given to you in error
  •     Do not throw away any of the prescriptions, medications, bottling or labels that were given to you.
  •     Seek the advice of an experienced medication error lawyer

 

Examples of Pharmacy errors Include:

  •     Filling the prescription with the wrong dosage
  •     Filling the prescription with the wrong medication
  •     Providing the wrong usage directions
  •     Allowing a technician to perform the work of a pharmacist
  •     Labeling errors
  •     Failure to check for potential drug interactions
  •     Failure to adequately counsel the patient

Many pharmacy errors result in serious injuries and large amounts of damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering and wrongful death. You must consult with a lawyer to protect you and your families legal rights.

Pradaxa Heart Attack Complications, Pradaxa lawyer

Florida Pradaxa lawyers in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Hollywood, Ft Myers, Tampa, and all of Florida are accepting cases for heart Attacks form Pradaxa.

According to Boca raton Concierge doctors there are  More Concerns about Pradaxa and .Myocardial Infarctions or Heart Attacks.
Posted on January 21, 2012 the medical comments are impressive and Florida lawyers are taking notice and accepting cases for injuries from Pradaxa. Pradaxa lawyers are accepting cases from victims of Pradaxa.

Pradaxa is part of a new group of anticoagulants (thrombin X inhibitors) that eventually will allow anticoagulation by the pill route without requiring patients to alter their food and medication intake and avoid foods and medications that interfere with the anticoagulant as patients must do with Warfarin. Pradaxa additionally eliminates the need to take blood tests (INR/ PT) to monitor the dosage as one has to do with Warfarin (Coumadin).

There is a large commercial advertising campaign underway on TV and print media to encourage patients with atrial fibrillation to ask their doctors to switch them from Coumadin to Pradaxa (Dabigatrin). Pradaxa lawyers are also advertising extensively regarding the dangers of pradaxa and offering a Pradaxa lawyer, The campaign bases its claims on the RE-LY trial of 18,000 patients at 80 medical centers throughout the world who took the 150 mg dosage and had significantly fewer strokes than patients taking Warfarin.  The original study was criticized because many of the patients in the Warfarin (Coumadin) group were not on enough Warfarin or at a therapeutic PT/INR to prevent embolic strokes so the comparison with Pradaxa may not be valid. Another criticism involved the fact that Pradaxa can cause major bleeding and there is no antidote to stop the bleeding. Patients on Pradaxa who are bleeding are advised to undergo hemodialysis to remove the drug from their system because there are no medications or treatments available to stop Pradaxa related bleeding.

One wonders how the Food and Drug Administration approved this product for general use under these circumstances without conducting further testing? Pradaxa lawyers seem to believe these pradaxa complications and deaths are worthey of legal action and offering victims the opportunity to get a pradaxa lawyer and pursue a claim. The issue becomes even more confusing with the addition of data presented by Ken Uchino, MD, and Adrian Hernandez MD, PhD of the Cleveland Clinic in the online version of the Archives of Internal Medicine. They claim that by reviewing the RE-LY data there is a 38% relative increase in the risk of a myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack in the Pradaxa group. In an accompanying editorial in the same journal, clinicians at the Hadassah- Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem wrote, “The robust finding that Dabigatran is associated with increased rates of MI (heart attack) is alarming and emphasizes the need for continued critical appraisal of new drugs after phase III trials.”

Thrombin X inhibitors are the wave of the future. With no way to stop the bleeding, and data on their safety and efficacy still accumulating, they are just not ready for prime time yet. Pradaxa lawyers in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Ft Myers and all of Florida are helping victims of Pradaxa. Florida Pradaxa lawyers are helpling victim who have lost a loved one due to pradaxa.