Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers responsible for the defective DePuy hip implant, have their hands full this week. BISNAR | CHASE, some of the top rated personal injury lawyers in California, have filed a products liability lawsuit that could potentially cost these negligent manufacturers millions, not to mention the ripple effect of having yet another of their products proven to be defective.
In a press release issued earlier today, Johnson and Johnson has been named as one of several defendants in a case alleging that the defendants designed, distributed, manufactured, sold and marketed a prosthetic hip implant device known as the “ASR SYSTEM,” that was ultimately defective. Due to the alleged defects, the plaintiff Kenneth Eichler has suffered dangerous and painful complications, will be forced to undergo painful revision surgeries, and may have lifelong problems. Read the rest »
In what is quickly becoming a products liability disaster, the used and abused victims of Darvon (Darvocet, Propoxyphene) are flooding to the doors of product defect attorneys all across the country in hopes of financial and emotional support. Ever since the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requested these manufacturers to remove their products from the market, those who were unaware of Darvon and Darvocet’s side effects are now coming forward with claims for compensation.
Darvon and Darvocet Side Effects
Studies have found that what were previously thought to be harmless doses, the harmful chemicals contained in these defective products have the ability to alter the electrical activity of the heart. This has been linked to substantially increased risk for abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. The drug was approved fifty three years ago, and the FDA has just now found the drug unsafe, and that even taking the proper dosage can cause sudden death. Read the rest »
It looks as though lawsuits resulting from Darvon and Darvocet product defects will be making headlines all year long. According to NewsInferno.com, reports of massive numbers of inquiries, as many as 1,000 phone calls per day, regarding Darvon class action lawsuits have been steady ever since the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requested manufacturers of propoxyphene medication, including Darvon and Darvocet, to pull out their products from the market due to serious and potentially lethal heart rhythm problems. Since Darvon and Darvocet defects look to be contributing to wide-spread life-threatening injuries, it looks as though this product defect’s manufacturer’s will be cleaning up this catastrophe for years to come.
Darvon and Darvocet Side Effects
Darvocet lawyers across the country are trying to keep up with the seemingly endless number of Darvon and Darvocet products liability cases, but what isn’t getting exposure is the struggle being put forth by those who are enduring this defective product’s worst side effects. Studies have found that what were previously thought to be harmless doses, the propoxyphene contained within these defective medications can cause significant changes to the electrical activity of the heart. This could substantially increase the risk for abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. Read the rest »
Denture cream zinc poisoning lawsuits are not going anywhere. In fact, victims’ claims have been steadily increasing and it looks as though 2011 will hold countless more lawsuits against Poligrip, Fixodent, and other name brand denture cream manufacturers. Victims who have endured the most serious effects are outraged by what should be an easy fix: properly notifying their customers of their product’s potentially life-threatening poisonous contents. Unfortunately, no noticeable effort has been made by these manufacturers to fully educate their consumers, so it comes as no surprise that more consumers are continue to sustain injuries.
Poligrip and Fixodent Zinc Poisoning Read the rest »
Just when the makers of the alleged defective bard avaulta product were starting to creep away from the public spotlight, a large group of women have banded together to fight in the courtroom side-by-side. A device marketed to help women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse, this product defect has allegedly caused much more severe and painful conditions than the one it was designed to eliminate. With more and more victims coming forward, it comes as no surprise that a new case has formed that is looking to get proper compensation for a painful and humiliating circumstance.
U.S. District Court in Atlanta
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, is just one of several against CR Bard Inc. of Murray Inc. of Murray Hill, N.J., claiming it has resulted in severe pain and other problems. Many victims are feeling hurt, betrayed, and humiliated by the defective product and want compensation for their physical and emotional injuries.
The women “get this product and then they wind up with intractable pain,” said Athens, Ga., attorney Hendry Garrard, who is involved in several Bard Avaulta cases all over the country. “The mesh appears to be moving from where it was originally put,” said Garrard. “It curls, tearing nerves and doing significant damage. When they go in to try to repair it and take it out, they generally can’t get the arms out.”
Defective Bard Avaulta Attorneys
Victims of product defects will often have a very difficult time recovering from the shock of their circumstance. In most cases, victims find themselves overburdened with new responsibilities, rage, and a seeming inability to adjust to living life with their new injuries. If you or a loved one has received injuries due to the negligence of another, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles Bard Avaulta attorneys for a free professional evaluation of your case.
Defective medical products, including defective hip replacements have been around as long as there have been medical products. Medical companies never get it perfect, do they? Well, the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson are certainly no exception to that rule. The hip replacements they manufactured were not worthy of being released to the public, and on August 26, 2010, were nationally recalled.
What’s Wrong With Them?
Many patients had to have a second implant after the first implant had failed. Other problems included: Read the rest »