BAD DRUGS & MEDICAL DEVICES.
At Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we strive to help all members of the community. In our community, there are common cases that people may not be aware of. Learn about each common case and contact us if you or a loved one are seeking settlement.
This over the counter medication is used to treat heartburn and GERDS (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Recent quality testing from Valisure Pharmacy detected high levels of NDMA. NDMA is a known human carcinogen; it is one of the substances given to laboratory rats to cause cancer.
Allergan announced a global recall of their Biocell breast implants and tissue expanders on July 24th of 2019 following a request from the FDA. The recall comes after a discovery that a rare type of cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) has been linked to textured breast implants.
This medication is used to treat a medical condition known as interstitial cystitis, otherwise known as “painful bladder syndrome.” Researchers in the United States and Canada have recently discovered that long-term use of the drug can lead to macular degeneration, a degenerative eye disease.
This prescription medication is prescribed to folks suffering from daytime sleepiness. This would include people that have narcolepsy or do unusual shift work. It is also being prescribed to mothers. This medication crosses the placental barrier and causes birth-defects if taken during pregnancy.
Several lawsuits are being filed against drug manufacturer Gilead after inducing severe symptoms. Lawsuits claim Gilead shelved drugs based on tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) in 2004 to protect an older franchise based on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). The company did this despite knowing that TAF was a safer alternative to TDF.
The company knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military without any forewarning of the earplugs’ decreased effectiveness. Without earplugs that properly and safely protect the deafening sounds of weapons and other military equipment, many members of the military who used these earplugs are left with hearing problems. Through the enforcement of the False Claims Act, soldiers who used the CAEv2 on active duty that are suffering various hearing issues can file a lawsuit against 3M.
Since about 2007 mesh has widely been used to reinforce hernia repairs. There are several different manufactures of the mesh and a wide variety of mesh devices for varying applications. The mesh is made from polypropylene. The polypropylene is not safe for human use. Overtime it tears or shrinks, allowing the hernia to return. In more severe cases, it can perforate the bowel or other organs, resulted in a bowel obstruction.READ MORE
Concern is growing due to the potential risks associated with the Stryker LFIT V40 cobalt chrome femoral head. Stryker sent out an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” after receiving many complaints dealing with hip replacement failure and the femoral heads. Subsequently, patients using the Stryker LFIT V40 may be at risk of causing further damage.