Dangerous Drugs and Products | What to Know

Be sure to review these common dangers, and how to seek guidance if affected.

 

What is a Dangerous Drug or Product Case? 

You’ve probably seen the commercials and been skeptical - the one where they talk about the dangerous drug or product that has ruined thousands of lives?

Unfortunately, these dangers are all too real.  With millions of products and drugs being released into the market each year, the potential of a few of them causing serious harm or danger is almost unavoidable. 

Sometimes, they can seriously affect the health or well-being of large numbers of people. Dangerous drug and product lawsuits were designed to protect these groups from their lives being ruined at no fault of their own.

What are the Drug and Product Cases to be aware of in 2018?

At Cordisco & Saile, we are constantly monitoring and staying educated about the dangerous drugs and products that are seriously hurting people and their families.

We strongly recommend that you review the current cases below, which are currently affecting thousands of people.  If you have been injured, you have the right to act, and should contact our office for more guidance through a free consultation.

If you or anyone you know has suffered injuries from the cases listed below, contact Cordisco & Saile today at 215-642-2335.

 

Invokana – A Dangerous Diabetes Drug

Invokana is a commonly prescribed medication used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. If you took Invokana and suffered one of the following side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.  Lawsuits claim the type 2 diabetes drugs caused diabetic ketoacidosis and kidney injury. Plaintiffs say drug companies manufactured faulty drugs and failed to warn of the risks.

Invokana Injuries include:  Kidney failure and limb amputations below the knee

 

Surgical Transvaginal Mesh – Pain for over 40,000 for Women

Doctors sometimes use transvaginal mesh (TVM), a mesh device placed transvaginally, to treat conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.  About 40,200 transvaginal mesh lawsuits allege the implants caused health complications. In April 2017, a Philadelphia jury awarded $20 million to a woman who had a transvaginal mesh surgery. 

TVM Injuries Include: Revision Surgery, infection, debilitating pain, and urinary problems.

 

IVC Filters – A Potentially Deadly Device

IVC filters are devices designed to catch and prevent blood clots from entering the heart and lungs of patients who are at high risk of pulmonary embolism.  IVC refers to the inferior vena cava, the large vein where the filter is implanted.

Complaints of serious issues due to the device have been reported to the FDA. IVC filter products are now known to break, move and puncture organs; and result in significant complications during retrieval.

IVC Injuries include: Organ damage, need for surgery, and possible death.

 

Talcum Powder – A Potentially Damaging Hygiene Product

Commonly known for use in baby powder and other similar products, a jury awarded $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s trademark Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades.  Johnson & Johnson was recently ordered to pay one man $80 million dollars after baby powder caused him to develop mesothelioma.

Talcum Powder Injuries Include: Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma.

 

Physiomesh / Hernia Mesh – Lead to Painful Revision Surgeries

Because hernias have a risk of re-opening, surgeons often stitch in a mesh patch or plug to help reinforce muscles and connective tissues. Numerous patients, including men with the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia patch have experienced complications and failure which can cause infection or injury, and require painful revision surgery to correct.  The mesh was recalled in 2016.

Hernia Mesh Injuries Include: Severe pain, bowel obstructions, infections, or recurrent hernias.

  

Xarelto – A Blood Thinner with Awful Side Effects

This blood thinning drug has caused patients to have adverse side effects of internal bleeding. By 2014, a number of Xarelto lawsuits had been filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered incontrollable internal bleeding because of the medication. They claim that drug manufacturers should have disclosed this information about the side effect to them and to the medical community.


Xarelto Injuries Include: Internal bleeding, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and death.