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FDA Issues Class 1 Recall of Defibrillation Electrodes

The Food and Drug Administration issued a Class 1 recall of CONMED Defibrillation Electrodes due to the risk of serious injury and death. A Class 1 recall is the most serious level of recall, meaning there is a reasonable risk of serious, and potentially fatal, health consequences. Certain...
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DePuy ASR & Pinnacle Hip Replacement Lawsuits

Jury Orders J & J To Pay $500 Million In Hip Implant Cases A Texas federal jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy (Pronounced DePew) unit to pay about $500 million to five plaintiffs who said they suffered injuries as a result of the company’s Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip...
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Superbug Outbreak in Endoscopy Patients Linked to Device

Bacterial Infections After Endoscopy Officials at UCLS Ronald Reagan Medical Center have linked patient infections of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), an antibiotic-risistant superbug, to the Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope. The medical community refers to CRE as a “superbug”...
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Essure Birth Control Lawsuits

More than half a million American women have used Essure to prevent pregnancy since the birth control system’s release in 2002. The Essure birth control system consists of two metal coils that doctors implant in each fallopian tube, causing scar tissue to develop. The scar tissue then prevents...
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Burn Center Statistics Link Dilantin to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

The personal injury lawyers at Schultz & Myers Law Firm are reviewing potential claims for individuals throughout the United States who have suffered from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome after taking Dilantin. Dilantin, an anticonvulsant used as a treatment of epilepsy may increase the risk of...
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Lawsuit Filed Against EOS Lip Balm

A new class-action lawsuit against EOS lip balm claims that the balm that keeps your lips feeling "super-soft" may actually cause pretty bad reactions. Several customers are suing the brand because its formula allegedly caused cracks, blisters, and rashes. About EOS Lip Balm EOS is the lip...
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E-Cig Lawsuits | Lung Disease from Vaping

E-Cigs: The “Healthy Alternative” To Smoking Isn't So Healthy E-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes could be hazardous to your health! The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently began studying the effect of popular brands of e-cigs. While the E-Cigarette companies claim that their...
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Surgical Blanket Lawsuit: Infections after Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Schultz & Myers are currently reviewing potential cases for patients who suffered serious infections after knee, hip, or joint replacement surgery. The 3M Bair Hugger Warming Blanket is used in hospitals across Missouri and Illinois during joint...
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Actos Diabetes Treatment Litigation

Actos (pioglitazone) is a best-selling drug used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Actos has been on the market since July of 1999, and it is estimated that more than two million type II diabetes patients have taken the drug. In September of 2010, the FDA received data that links the drug to an...
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Benicar Linked With Gastrointestinal Side Effects

Benicar is a drug used to lower blood pressure and treat hypertentsion. The FDA approved Benicar in April of 2002. It is one of eight angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) that are used to treat high blood pressure, but the only one linked to sprue-like enteropathy. Sprue-like enteropathy is...
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Mirena Lawsuits & IUD Side Effects

Women throughout St. Louis have filed lawsuits against Bayer Pharmaceuticals after suffering complications from their Mirena IUD device. The contraceptive has been reported to cause organ perforation and ectopic pregnancy; both serious complications that may amount to surgery and astronomical...
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NBC Nightly News Exposes Alarming IVC Filter Risk

The first of a two-part segment regarding inferior vena cava filters (IVC Filters) aired on the NBC Nightly News yesterday. The follow-up coverage will be airing tonight on the Nightly News with Lester Holt. The news segment investigates the dangers of IVC devices, particularly the Bard IVC...
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Propecia Gynecomastia Lawsuits

What Is Propecia? Propecia is a widely-used drug designed to stop hair loss caused by male pattern baldness. Propecia (Finasteride) treats hair loss by inhibiting an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. This inhibition leads to an increased conversion of testosterone into estrogen. This can lead to...
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GranuFlo Attorneys In St. Louis

Fresenius Medical Care, creator of GranuFlo dialysis treatments are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for reportedly causing serious injury including cardiovascular death, despite receiving multiple reports of GranuFlo containing bicarbonate poisoning. Fresnius...
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Invokana Tied To Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking the drug Invokana (canagliflozin) should be particularly cautious about symptoms that may seem like standard side effects. THEY COULD BE A WARNING FOR SOMETHING MUCH WORSE. When taking Invokana, nausea, and vomiting, difficulty breathing, abdominal...
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Testosterone Therapy Investigation

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an investigation into the reported side effects of testosterone therapy in men. Research indicates that testosterone therapy may be putting men at agreater risk of heart-related injuries. Testosterone therapy brands that are being investigated...
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Talc & Ovarian Cancer

Personal injury lawyers at Schultz & Myers are now reviewing cases regarding the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. What Is Talc? Talc is a moisture-absorbing material that is used to make baby powder and popular cosmetics. One particular issue that raises concerns about talc is...
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Big Pharma Uses Old Pills For New Conditions

Some of the bestselling drugs for Big Pharma have gone off-label. These include Lipitor, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Singular, and Concerta. Even though these drugs have gone off patent, it isn't going to stop the company from earning a profit. Pharma has designed new marketing strategies that recycle old...
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Can Getting Your Neck Adjusted By A Chiropractor Increase Stroke Risk?

Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke. A scientific statement warning of this risk was released last year by the American Heart Association. Many times, chiropractors or osteopathic doctors will use energetic thrusts while manipulating...
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Vytorin Cholesterol Drug Linked To Heart Attack, Stroke, & Liver Damage

  Vytorin is a drug prescribed to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. The drug, originally approved in 2004, is a combination of Cholesterol-lowering drug, Zetia and the generic statin drug, Zocor. The drug was believed to benefit the patient by attacking...
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Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Attorneys

The personal injury attorneys at Schultz & Myers are currently reviewing cases involving Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts and its side effects. What Is A Bone Graft? Bone Grafts are pieces of bone or synthetic bones that can replace damaged bones in the body. The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is...
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6 Skin-Care Products Used In The US That Are Banned In Other Countries

It’s about time you take a look at the label on the back of your beauty products. While drugs in the United States must be approved by the FDA before hitting the market, the U.S. government has no authority over the cosmetic industry. As long as they don’t contain any ingredients that are...
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Topamax Associated With Birth Defects

What Is Topamax? Topamax, also known by its generic name, topiramate, is a prescription anticonvulsant manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Topiramate is prescribed to treat migraine headaches and epilepsy. Despite a known correlation between birth defects and topiramate, Janssen...
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Xarelto Blood Thinner Lawsuits

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner that hit the market just 3 years ago in 2011. Manufactured by Bayer, Xarelto has been linked to uncontrollable bleeding. This side effect is not uncommon with blood thinners. Recently, almost 200 lawsuits have been filed against the similar drug,...
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Risperdal Lawsuit Information

Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal Linked To Gynecomastia Almost 500 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for an antipsychotic drug, Risperdal, which may cause gynecomastia in children and adult males. Experts estimate that the numbers of affected individuals may be in the...
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Birth Control Side Effect Lawyers

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella In February of 2014, drug maker Bayer announced their agreement to pay more than $1.69 billion to an estimated 8,250 women who suffered serious complications after taking drospirenone-based birth control pills. Birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, as well as their...
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Zoloft Birth Defects: Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip

The use of the SSRI antidepressant drug called Zoloft during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk for a child to be born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. If you or a woman you love took Zoloft during pregnancy, and the child was born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, it is important to...
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