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& Defective Medical Devices

While prescription drugs and medical devices can cure medical conditions and save lives, they can also cause harm. Defective drugs and devices are known to cause severe adverse effects and death.

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Female Lawyer To Lead Class Action Over Essure Birth Control Device

January 11, 2017

Fidelma Fitzpatrick has been named lead counsel of the Bayer Essure California state court. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith appointed her to head a five-member plaintiffs executive committee in the Essure litigation last month. Smith’s order was made public on Jan. 6. About 50 lawsuits filed in California on behalf of more than 800 women allege Bayer failed to disclose its Essure contraceptive device could cause chronic pain, bleeding, and unintended pregnancies, among other side effects.

Atrium Medical Accused Of Hiding Surgical Mesh Risks

January 11, 2017

A man who suffered an adverse reaction after his hernia was patched with a polypropylene mesh product files suit this week in federal court claiming the product’s maker, Atrium Medical Corp. (Atrium), was negligent and hid the device’s dangers. Atrium was found in 1981 and delivers over 2.7 million medical products a year, one of which is its C-QUR polypropylene mesh with Omega 3 gel coating, more commonly known as fish oil.

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Plaintiffs Again Seek Consolidation of Mirena Pseudotumor Lawsuits

January 10, 2017

Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) inserted to prevent pregnancy. The Mirena birth control implant releases the prescription medication levonorgestrel. In addition to previous lawsuits filed over other side effects, Bayer now faces at least 116 Mirena Pseudotumor Cerebri lawsuits in 17 federal jurisdictions. Bayer not only makes Mirena, it also makes troubled contraceptive device Essure.

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FDA Recalls

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When foods, drugs, medical devices, or cosmetics are found to be defective and hazardous, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will issue a recall.  Since 2012, the FDA has recalled nearly 4,500 drug products for various reasons.

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