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Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Every year thousands of Americans rely on medical assistance to alleviate their pain and suffering and improve their life. Medications, surgeries, replacements can save lives. However, sometimes manufacturers or pharmaceutical companies cut corners by releasing a product that has not been thoroughly tested for safety or fails to warn users about something they have the right to know about. When this kind of deception happens, it can result in devastating harm for the user and their loved ones.

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The Higgins Firm hopes to keep the residents of Tennessee informed about the most recent defective medical devices or dangerous drugs that are either still on the market, or have recently been recalled. The following drugs or devices may have pending lawsuits; therefore, under the unfortunate circumstance that you have been affected by one of these things, please call The Higgins Firm.

Guidant Recalls

There has been a recall of the Guidant Heart implantable Defibrillator. Guidant is on of the largest manufacturer of heart defibrillators. They also make pacemakers and other medical devices. This recall will affect thousands of people and will likely lead to extraordinary medical expenses and unfortunate stress and hardships on these families.

In addition to the defibrillator recall, Guidant has also issued a recall for some of its Insignia and Nexus pacemakers because of failures. This includes nine cases requiring emergency hospitalization. On July 18, 2005, Guidant informed the medical community that replacements might be needed for nine pacemaker models made between 1997 and 2000, of which some 28,000 remain implanted in patients worldwide. To learn more about the Guidant pacemaker recalls and other recalls feel free to contact our office.

Neocate Formula

Neocate Formula is a whole nutrient food replacement that is prescribed to children and babies who have allergies, dairy intolerances, or certain medical conditions. It has been found to lack enough phosphorus; therefore, leads to a phosphorus deficiency in the child. As a result, fragile bones, spontaneous broken bones, sprains, or rickets can occur. There are currently pending lawsuits under Multidistrict Litigation. If your child has suffered from any of the symptoms of a phosphorus deficiency while taking Neocate, call The Higgins Firm.

Hernia Physiomesh

Hernia mesh is used in surgical operations to support the damaged tissue from a hernia. Sometimes, complications can occur, and when they do it might be due to the implanted hernia mesh.

Popular hernia mesh, such as Physiomesh, has been known to cause damage to the abdomen, bowels, and intestinal tract. If this should happen, severe pain and infection is a risk. Additional surgery will likely be required.

If you have suffered from harmful side effects after a hernia surgery, it may be because of your hernia mesh, especially if it was manufactured by Ethicon or Atrium. There are lawsuits against both companies for designing defective and dangerous products, and failing to warn patients about risks and complications.

Abilify (Aripiprazole)

Abilify is an antipsychotic medication that is used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other disorders. Although advertisements claim it restores balance, the makers of the medication and the FDA don't exactly know how it works. In other words, the mechanism of action is not understood in full.

Currently, there is a substantial amount of evidence which suggests Abilify can cause a person to experience compulsive behavior, such as compulsive gambling.

People who have taken Abilify and suffered from gambling related losses have sued the manufacturer, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. If you have taken Ability and experienced compulsive gambling, other compulsions, you should talk with a lawyer from The Higgins Firm.

Additional Ongoing Lawsuits to Educate Yourself About
  • Essure Birth Control
  • Medtronic Insulin Pump
  • IVC Filter
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Prilosec
  • Nexium
  • Talcum Powder
  • Valsartan
  • Benicar
  • Invokana
  • Zostavax
  • + More
Do You Believe You Have a Dangerous Drug or Device Lawsuit? Call The HIggins Firm

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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