Defective Medical Device And Drug Lawyers Serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey

When Help Hurts Instead

Drugs and medical products are meant to improve our quality of life, and if all goes right, the results are impressive. Unfortunately, some products that were meant to help end up hurting us instead.

Levy Baldante’s New Jersey and Pennsylvania defective medical device and drug attorneys have a reputation for vigorously representing the interests of victims who have been tragically affected by medical products. Over the past few decades, we have developed the resources and the skills necessary to obtain the most favorable outcomes possible on behalf of our clients in Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester, Delaware County, and other areas within Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

There are a number of reasons why a medical product could prove faulty. A drug or device may not be properly tested, it could be prescribed incorrectly, or it can produce an unexpected side effect. In such instances, the potential for long-term damage and even death increases dramatically.

We have prepared a guide to some of the drug and device litigation  cases our attorneys have been involved in.  Just because you don’t see a drug on this list DOES NOT mean that Levy Baldante wouldn’t consider representing your case.  New developments within the medical community arise on a regular basis, and oftentimes, the first signs of widespread danger come thanks to people just like you reporting a serious safety issue.  We therefore encourage you to contact our law firm if you believe any drug or medical product compromised your health.

That said, if one of these specific products caused your hardship, then click the applicable link to read more.  Do not hesitate to contact us at once.  A free consultation can be yours with a quick phone call or an email via the form on this page.

ACTOS

Actos (generic name “pioglitazone”) is an oral diabetes medication that has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, liver damage and, most recently, bladder cancer. On June 15, 2011, the FDA Issued a Drug Safety Update and then on August 4, 2011, the Actos label in the United States provided as a Warning and Precaution. Read more about Actos lawsuits…

PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS

New studies suggest that the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Proton Pump Inhibitors are a class of drugs that reduce the production of acid in the stomach and are taken to treat ulcers, acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).  Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid are some common brand names of Proton Pump Inhibitors that are currently on the market. Read More Proton Pump Inhibitors…

STRYKER ORTHOPAEDICS HIP STEMS

On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopedics issued a recall of their hip replacement Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The company indicated that the recall of this hip replacement system is due to the potential risks associated with modular-neck stems. These risks include the potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction, which may cause local tissue reactions with pain and swelling. Read more about Stryker Hip Stem lawsuits…

DEPUY ASR HIP IMPLANTS

DePuy Orthopedics and Johnson & Johnson are the manufacturers of various orthopedic devices, including hip replacement prosthetics. On August 26, 2010, after selling 93,000 units which generated $5.4 Billion in revenue, Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics unit voluntarily recalled its hip implant products. Read more about DePuy ASR Hip Implant lawsuits…

 

TRANSVAGINAL MESH

This mesh product has been manufactured and surgically implanted in women suffering from Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. In many reported cases, the surgical mesh has failed prematurely causing the mesh to erode and/or shrink leading to infection, pain and additional surgeries. Read more about Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits…

KUGEL HERNIA PATCH

This mesh product has been manufactured and surgically implanted in hernia patch surgery. In many reported cases, the surgical mesh has failed prematurely, The device welding process leads to a broken memory coil ring requiring explant surgery. Read more about Kugel Hernia Patch lawsuits…

 

WRIGHT MEDICAL PROFEMUR HIP SYSTEM

Wright Medical Group, Inc. is the manufacturer of various orthopedic devices, including hip replacement prosthetics. Their PROFEMUR hip prosthesis has been associated with fracture of the femoral neck of the hip prosthetic within a few years of the original implant, causing the need for extensive total hip prosthetic replacement surgery. Read more about PROFEMUR Hip lawsuits…

YAZ

YAZ, YASMIN, OCELLA, and GIANVI are oral contraceptive medications that have been associated with blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and in certain cases heart attack or strokes. The product label was changed in March 2010 to reflect the increased risk and a new FDA Study concerning this relationship was released on October 27, 2011. Read more about Yaz lawsuits…

 

ZIMMER DUROM CUP HIP IMPLANT

Zimmer, Inc. is a manufacturer of various orthopedic devices, including hip replacement prosthetics. Their Durom Cup hip replacement design was noted to be failing in patients due to a defect involving the cup and the company discontinued the model on July 24, 2008. Read more about Durom Cup Implant lawsuits…

 

ACETAMINOPHEN

Some form of acetaminophen may be in just about every medicine cabinet in the country, but widespread availability does not preclude the Food and Drug Administration from revisiting drug and safety facts to see if a new warning or stipulation might be added to the medication. Last week, the agency decided that it would be in consumers’ best interest to affix a new label warning about the threat of a potential skin disease to anything containing acetaminophen. Read more about Acetaminophen side effects…

TYLENOL

Tylenol is an over the counter medication that contains Acetaminophen. When taken at recommended doses, it was considered that Acetaminophen is safe. It is well established that overdose of Acetaminophen can lead to liver damage, liver failure or death. Recently, studies have shown the Acetaminophen might be more dangerous than previously thought. Read more about Tylenol lawsuits…

ACCUTANE

Accutane is a medication prescribed for acne that has been associated with an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis). The manufacturer stopped making/selling the drug in July 2009, but generic versions are still available. Read more about Accutane lawsuits…

ZOLOFT, PROZAC and CELEXA

These medications have been prescribed to pregnant women for depression and numerous off-label uses. These medications during pregnancy have been associated with reports of babies born with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension or certain heart defects. Read more about Zoloft, Prozac, and Celexa lawsuits…

PAXIL

This medication has been prescribed to pregnant women for depression and/or anxiety. Use of this medication during pregnancy has been associated with reports of infants born with congenital heart defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension or other birth defects. Read more about Paxil lawsuits…..