Lawsuits state that the manufacturers failed to warn users of the increased risk of ovarian cancer caused by using talc-based products for personal hygiene use, despite knowledge of this adverse side effect. Plaintiffs allege these companies intentionally made the decision not to warn consumers that the powder could cause cancer if it travelled through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries after being applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms.
Talcum powder products include:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder by Johnson & Johnson
- Shower to Shower by Valeant Pharmaceuticals
- Baby Magic Baby Powder
Contact us for a Free Case Evaluation if you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder.
Actos® (Pioglitazone), manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, is a thiazolidinedione medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Actos® helps control diabetes by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin. The FDA recently approved an updated drug label for the drug, which states that the use of the drug for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.
Studies show a link between bladder cancer and Actos. Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Actos by persons diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking this drug. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer of Actos failed to adequately warn patients and physicians of the risk of developing bladder cancer while taking this drug. Actos has also been associated with an increased risk of kidney cancer, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.
Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription medicine that comes in tablet form. Lipitor is a statin, which is a type of cholesterol lowering medicine. Statins work by blocking an enzyme in the liver that makes cholesterol. This reduces overall cholesterol levels in the body.
Doctors prescribe Lipitor for patients with high cholesterol who are at risk of getting heart disease, which could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack and/or stroke. It is a commonly prescribed drug for reducing cholesterol. Over 20 million patients have been prescribed Lipitor. Lipitor® is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc.
Side Effects of Lipitor:
- Intestinal Ulcers
- Kidney Stones
- Liver problems
- Type-2 Diabetes
The use of heartburn drugs Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid may cause serious potential side effects. These medications, which are called proton pump inhibitors, are used to treat heartburn and acid reflux by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Studies have found that persons using these medications have a higher risk of developing severe side effects.
Side Effects May Include:
- Kidney Disease
- Kidney Failure
- Bone Fractures
- Renal Failure
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Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a treatment option for men suffering from low testosterone levels. Testosterone Replacement Therapy is used to boost testosterone levels back to normal. Testosterone is a hormone naturally made by the body that it is responsible for various bodily functions, such as growth of the prostate, development and distribution of hair and sex dive. Testosterone levels may also effect fat distribution, body muscle mass and strength, mood, and energy levels.
Low Testosterone, or Low T, is a medical condition known as hypogonadism, which occurs when a man’s levels of testosterone fall below 300 ng/dL.
There are seven major manufacturers of testosterone replacement products. The largest seller being Abbvie, a company that makes the low T drug called AndroGel. AndroGel 1% and Angrol 1.6% have only been approved for use when a patient has hypogonadism and a finding of low testosterone levels. However, it’s believed that 50% of prescriptions are for off-label use.
The next largest seller is Axiron, made by Acrux Limited and Eli Lilly, followed by Testim, which is manufactuered by Auxilium and GSK. Other low T treatments include: Androderm, Fotesta, Striant and Delatestryl.
If you were prescribed a testosterone replacement therapy drug such as AndroGel, Axiron, Testim, Androderm, Fotesta, Striant and Delatestryl, and have experienced blood clots, stroke, cardiac arrest or experienced a heart attack you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Transvaginal mesh is a medical device implanted in women surgically to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SI). It is implanted to strengthen vaginal tissue that can become weakened, especially after childbirth or pregnancy. Various transvaginal mesh implant medical devices have been surgically implanted in recent years. These products include: Align®, PelviSoft®, Pelvites®, Pelvicol®, Pevilace®, Uretex®, Ugytex® and Bard Avaulta® transvaginal mesh products.
The FDA has cautioned health care providers and patients of complications that may arise from using transvaginal mesh, which include:
- Erosion of Vaginal Tissue
- Perforations of the Bowel, Bladder, Bowel or Blood Vessels
- Urinary Problems
- Vaginal Scarring
- Re-Occurring Prolapse
- Mesh Protrusion or Erosion
If you or a loved one had a transvaginal mesh implant and suffered an injury as a result of this surgery, you may be entitled to compensation.
Tylenol® (acetaminophen) is an over the counter medication used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Tylenol® was popularized in the 1950’s and touted as an alternative to Aspirin that was gentler on the stomach and could be ingested without food. Tylenol® is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
Side Effect of Tylenol® – Liver Damage
Tylenol® and other drugs containing acetaminophen may cause serious side effects including liver damage and liver failure. Individuals may be at particular risk of liver damage when taking Tylenol® on an empty stomach. This is concerning, since often times people take Tylenol® when they are sick and may not be eating as much as they usually would.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has investigated and issued advisories that the warning label on Tylenol® should be strengthened considering the risk of potential liver damage when taking this medicine.
If you took Xarelto and experienced serious side effects such as internal bleeding, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers.
All federal lawsuits filed against the makers of Xarelto have been consolidated into an MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The attorneys at the Robichaux Law Firm are currently accepting Xarelto cases. If you think you may have a claim, contact us for a free case evaluation.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner and anticoagulant is prescribed to help prevent blood clotting and strokes. It is a prescription medication used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart valve problem. Xarelto is also used to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
It is often prescribed to reduce the risk of forming a blood clot in the legs and lungs of people who have just had knee or hip replacement surgery. Some patients have had serious side effects while taking Xarelto.
Possible Side Effects Include:
- Muscle Weakness, Tingling or Numbness
- Internal Bleeding
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Heart Attack
The Robichaux Law Firm LLC is continuously investigating drugs and medical devices that may cause harm to the public. If you think you have been harmed by a defective drug or medical device, please call us for a free consultation.
There are often risks associated with taking prescription medications, but usually the benefits of taking prescription drugs outweigh the health risks associated with the drug. However, at times, certain prescription drugs cause a serious injury or side effect. Depending on the circumstances, the manufacturer may be held responsible for the injury caused by this drug, and a person may sue the pharmaceutical company to recover the expenses and damages associated with this injury.
Pharmaceutical companies have a duty by law to warn consumers of any dangers associated with their drugs. They also have a duty to test their drugs and manufacture them safely. If someone is injured as a result of ingesting a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, they may bring a products liability lawsuit against pharmaceutical company if it:
- Failed to Test the Drug Properly
- Failed to Warn the Consumer of the Risks Associated with the Drug
- Manufactured the Drug in an Unsafe Manner
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