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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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Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $4.69 Billion To Talc Users For Causing Ovarian Cancer

July 13, 2018

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been battling thousands of lawsuits against women who developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s baby powder products. However the company was dealt a monumental blow when plaintiffs’ were successful in obtaining the largest baby powder verdict to date. Jurors in Missouri determined J&J hid the cancer risks of baby powder from consumers and awarded 22 women $4.69 billion damages.

What Went Wrong With The Attune Knee Replacement?

February 13, 2018

Since the 2010 approval of the Attune Knee Replacement System, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received hundreds of reports of device failure. For many patients, the Attune implant is failing after only a few years, or in some cases, just months after implantation. Artificial joints on average last approximately 15 years before needing replacement, but Attune implant failures are causing hundreds of additional surgeries.

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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.

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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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