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Archive for March 2018

Recalled Composix Kugel Hernia Mesh Patches May Harm Patients

Composix Kugel hernia mesh patches have been used for years to repair ventral hernias. These hernias can occur in a patient when scar tissue, due to a surgical incision, becomes extremely thin due to stretching. The FDA originally approved the Composix Kugel hernia mesh patches in 1996. This product is developed by a subsidiary of…

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New Study Says Opioid Use has Cost $1 Trillion Since 2001

A nonprofit reports that its study of CDC mortality data reveals the economic cost of the opioid epidemic since 2001 is $1 trillion. According to Altarum’s Center for Value and Health Care, lost earnings and productivity, as well as increased medical expenses led to the startlingly high cost of opioid use in the United States…

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Illinois Man Suffers Opioid Addiction and Alleges Manufacturer to Blame

An Illinois resident has recently come forward to share that he believes that his opioid addiction is because of the painkiller’s representative supporting the drug without mentioning the dangerous downside.  According to the opioid addiction lawsuit, the company responsible for making Subsys, Insys Therapeutics, allegedly promoted the drug without giving patients or doctors a clear idea of the dangers associated…

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New Report: Nursing Home Abuse in the Form of Chemical Restraint

A new report details the use of chemical restraint in nursing homes across the country. The report created by Human Rights Watch alleges that close to 200,000 nursing home patients are unnecessarily subjected to antipsychotic medications as a form of chemical restraint. While physical restraint that harms the patient is often easily classified as nursing home…

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Medical Device Companies Face Increasing Hernia Mesh Litigation

IVC Filter Trial Outcome Includes $3.6M Award

Lawsuits alleging hernia mesh defects and failures caused patients additional medical expenses as well as needless pain and suffering have gained momentum with more than 50,000 hernia mesh lawsuits pending in the court system. A hernia is a medical condition where an internal organ becomes displaced. Hernia mesh was developed to help repair the area;…

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Victims May be Able to File a Lawsuit Based on Risperdal Injury

Risperdal is one of the most popularly prescribed antipsychotics across the United States. However, it has led to many lawsuits associated with Risperdal injury. Victims who have suffered significant side effects about which they were never warned are coming forward to file a Risperdal injury lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable. This potent prescription drug…

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuits Head Back to State Court

Several lawsuits alleging IVC filters designed and manufactured by Cook were defective and caused injury and even death will go back to state court, according to a federal order. The medical device manufacturer had tried to move the Cook IVC filter lawsuits to federal court to be part of larger multidistrict litigation; however, a federal judge…

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Who Is Responsible for the Opioid Crisis?

opioid crisis raises concerns

Determining who is responsible for the opioid crisis is the latest focus in a series of lawsuits and investigations. Many manufacturers have been blamed for this crisis that’s sweeping the United States leading to significant health care costs and other expenses associated to the epidemic. The opioid crisis has had ripple effects throughout the United…

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Study Says Nursing Home Falls Can Be Reduced

Hip fractures and other injuries can be avoided by limiting the use of antipsychotic drugs and improving staffing at nursing homes to reduce the number of falls, according to researchers at Brown University. Nursing home falls are serious – they can lead to severe injuries and even death for elderly residents. A recent study looked…

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Hospitals Report More Opioid Injuries in Children

The opioid epidemic is increasingly reaching the youngest and most vulnerable members in America – children. According to recent reports from children’s hospitals, opioid injuries in children are increasing. Researchers looked at pediatric hospitalizations for opioid ingestion for over a decade and found that between 2004 and 2015 the number doubled. Researchers analyzed data from…

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Bard Mesh PerFix Plug Led to Injuries, Lawsuit Claims

An Arkansas man has filed a Bard Mesh PerFix Plug lawsuit due to claims that this device caused him to suffer severe pain after a hernia repair. Ultimately, the plaintiff in the lawsuit says he had to go through revision surgery. The plaintiff argues that the polypropylene material inside the Bard Mesh PerFix Plug is…

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MDL Conference Held for Opioid Litigation

A judge presiding over all current opioid litigation recently scheduled a conference that would focus completely on settlement opportunities for a resolution. Opioid litigation has been on the rise in recent months as various parties come together to allege that manufacturers are responsible for the opioid crisis that has swept the country. These lawsuits are…

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Lawsuit Alleges Xarelto Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

A lawsuit alleges that a Pennsylvania man suffered a gastrointestinal hemorrhage as a direct result of taking Xarelto. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was prescribed Xarelto from February 2016 to August 2016. The plaintiff alleges he suffered a gastrointestinal hemorrhage from taking the drug for less than one year. Ultimately, says the plaintiff, he…

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