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Lawsuit Alleges Vision Injury, Pigmentary Maculopathy Due to Elmiron Use

In one of the first cases concerning eye damage related to drug Elmiron, the complaint filed in New Jersey Superior Court alleges failure to warn of the drug’s side effects. Elmiron is a prescription drug widely used to treat a bladder pain condition known as interstitial cystitis. Concerns relating to potentially permanent vision loss and other eye damage have recently been raised, in conjunction with long-term use of the drug. These concerns include pigmentary maculopathy, a retinal disease.

The plaintiff in this case was part of a study published in 2018 linking vision damage to long-term Elmiron use. Her lawsuit alleges that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Elmiron’s manufacturer, knew about the risks for potential eye problems, but failed to provide adequate warnings to patients and doctors.

You may be legally entitled to compensation if you took Elmiron and were diagnosed with a vision disorder or experienced vision loss symptoms. Contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at (866) 575-7435 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Another Wright Profemur Hip Case Filed as Plaintiffs Push for MDL

A complaint was recently filed against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. and Microport Orthopedics, Inc, manufacturer of the Profemur hip replacement. The June 5, 2020 lawsuit alleges that defendants knew for years—but did not adequately warn—that the Profemur Modular Hip System implant was defectively designed.

Defects include the tendency for the device to corrode, fracture, or fail prematurely. Additional risks of other serious injuries, such as metallosis, tissue damage, pseudotumor, adverse local tissue reaction, and elevated metals released into a patient’s body.

This case joins dozens of others filed across the country alleging similar problems. In May 2020, plaintiffs’ requested that their cases be centralized before one judge in a multi-district litigation to streamline pretrial proceedings.

If you or a loved one suffered complications after receiving a Profemur Modular Hip System implant since August 1, 2009, please contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at 888-894-8946 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

New Jersey Care Facility Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Deaths

A long-term care facility in New Jersey faces claims that it failed to diagnose residents with COVID-19 in a timely manner, leading to the deaths of nearly 100 patients. The families, some of which were paying nearly $9,000 a month for the facility to care for their loved ones, allege negligence, wrongful death, and medical malpractice in their lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims the facility’s management only provided masks to registered nurses, but not other staff members who interacted with residents such as housekeepers, recreation therapists and nursing assistants. In April 2020, nearly 20 bodies were found piled in the care home’s makeshift morgue.

Like other coronaviruses, COVID-19 affects people of all ages. However, this novel coronavirus can particularly affect vulnerable populations such as the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions. Oftentimes, these individuals depend upon in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living communities. Residents of these facilities are particularly susceptible to contracting COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Kills Illinois Nursing Home Resident – Lawsuit Alleges Negligence

According to a newly filed wrongful death lawsuit, the family of an elderly woman who died from novel coronavirus COVID-19 claims that the nursing home caring for their relative failed to appropriately test and isolate residents and staff. This negligence allegedly compromised the protection and health of others.

The lawsuit claims that the care facility failed to follow guidance from federal and state public health officials such as isolating residents with symptoms, enforcing social distancing, and regularly screening residents and staff. “When they knew of a pending problem they didn’t follow even the Illinois Department of Public Health’s suggestions,” said the family’s attorney.

The nursing home, 40 miles west of Chicago, had one of Illinois’ largest and deadliest outbreaks of the virus. According to Illinois public health officials, roughly half of all COVID-19 deaths in the state have occurred in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. Confinement, overcrowding, and inadequate staffing in nursing homes quickly increased the spread of the virus - and with lethal force.

While suffering from COVID-19, the victim in this case was bedridden, unable to perform routine tasks independently. The victim passed away without her family present. The family was not informed that their relative was ill.

Want to Know if You Have a Valid Legal Claim?

If you or a loved one was injured or died due to nursing home facility failures concerning COVID-19, you may be legally entitled to compensation. You may also be entitled to compensation if you are an employee of a nursing home facility and similarly were subject to these failures.

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Our experienced attorneys are investigating injury and death claims due to nursing home failures during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or a loved one was injured or died due to a long-term care facility failure concerning COVID-19, please contact our law firm. You may be legally entitled to compensation. Contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at (866) 573-1787 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

 

Inspections Reveal Nursing Home Chain Violated Federal Guidelines, Spreading Deadly COVID-19

Novel coronavirus COVID-19 has sickened millions worldwide and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands more. The elderly and those with preexisting conditions—often residents of nursing homes—appear to be most severely affected. Inspections at a chain of nursing homes, Life Care Centers of America, revealed that staff members were not taking proper precautions to control the spread of the virus. Failures by staff members reportedly included not washing hands or enforcing social distancing guidelines, and failing to sanitize equipment, properly use masks and gloves, and separate sick patients from healthy ones. This lack of care, precaution, and violation of federal guidelines led to the spread of the virus, which caused the death of patients, new lawsuits allege.

Life Care is a privately owned company that operates over 200 nursing homes. Lawsuits filed by families and employees have also documented flaws in the company’s management and the treatment of patients, including wrongful death claims.

Confinement, overcrowding, and inadequate staffing in assisted care facilities contribute to quickly increasing the spread of the virus, and with lethal force. This is dangerous, as the virus is particularly fatal among the elderly. The New York Times reported in May 2020 that about one-fifth of U.S. virus deaths at that time were linked to nursing home facilities.

What Does This Mean for You?

You may be legally entitled to compensation if you or a loved one was injured or died due to nursing home facility failures concerning COVID-19. You may also be entitled to compensation if you are an employee of a nursing home facility and similarly were subject to these failures. It’s not too late to investigate your claim.

Do You Have a Valid Legal Claim?

Our experienced attorneys are investigating injury and death claims due to nursing home failures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us by submitting the form or by calling us at (866) 573-1787 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

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