Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has suspended worldwide sales of its laparoscopic power morcellators after this warning by the FDA that the devices may spread cancer in the course of fibroid removal.

A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures. This is a subset of the definition for the legal term catastrophic injury, which is based on the definition used by the American Medical Association.

Pelvic mesh is a medical device originally designed for hernia repair that was repurposed for use in women suffering from conditions including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)

Xarelto (rivaroxoaban), jointly marketed by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, is almost chemically identical to another blood thinner and rival product, Pradaxa.  These drugs have adverse side effects and can cause serious harm. Denver mass tort lawyers Andrus Wagstaff are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients harmed by Xarelto, and lawsuits have already been filed.

With 2,127 actions pending in federal court, GranuFlo joins metal on metal hips, Actos and Yaz/Yasmin as one of the largest ongoing U.S. mass torts.

Zofran has been on the market for more than 20 years, and was originally approved in the United States by the FDA in 1992, mainly used by cancer victims. Zofran was approved to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. It is in a class of drugs known as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists that work by blocking the action of serotonin, a natural chemical produced by the human body that can cause nausea and vomiting. Zofran has also gained popularity as an unapproved, “off-label” treatment for extreme morning sickness. Zofran is not FDA-approved for treating morning sickness during pregnancy. Zofran isn’t created specifically for nausea and vomiting and using Zofran for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women has not been tested.

We now know that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, which are commonly prescribed to treat upper respiratory infections and other bacterial infections, may directly lead to permanent nerve damage in the form of peripheral neuropathy.

Duodenoscopes have been linked to deadly superbug infections (“CRE”) that resist even the strongest antibiotics and subsequently have been linked to numerous patient deaths.

Among the most devastating injuries linked to Zoloft are birth defects, including: Atrial or ventricular septal defects (heart defects) , Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), Omphalocele (abdominal wall defects), Craniosynostosis (abnormal skull growth), Tetralogy of fallot (TOF) with pulmonary atresia, Transposition of the great arteries , Club feet or other limb abnormalities, Spina bifida , and Congenital heart defects

Monsanto’s Roundup is one of the most widely-used herbicides in the world, and its use is prevalent in the United States. Billions of pounds of the chemical are applied to crops every year.  Roundup can be dangerous even when used in accordance with product labeling.

Crestor has been shown to possess the potential for serious side effects, which can have long-lasting and even deadly consequences. The FDA has put out an advisory as to the risk of these side effects while public health safety groups have called for its recall and for lawsuits against its manufacturer due to cases of severe injury and even death in Crestor users.

The most common types of birth defects that can potentially come from Zofran used during pregnancy include: Musculoskeletal anomalies, Mouth deformities, Jaundice, Heart defects

IVC filters are put in place to reduce a person’s risk for pulmonary embolism, something that can trigger deadly consequences. It occurs when a blood clot forms and travels toward the lungs, blocking blood flow in that area.

Though IVC filters are effective for some, other users have found their filters do more harm than good. The FDA has received more than 1000 adverse event reports related to filters, causing the agency to issue a warning to doctors about the inappropriate use of filters. In 2010, the FDA warned that retrievable filters posed posted a variety of risks, and in 2014, updated safety warnings to remove temporary devices between the 29th and 54th day after implantation.

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