Current Investigations

Hyland’s Teething Tablets

Homeopathic teething tablets and gels manufactured by Hyland’s have been recently linked to at least 10 children’s deaths and over 400 adverse events reported to the FDA. In October 2016, the safety regulator warned caregivers to stop using the tablets and gels, which have led to side-effects including fever, lethargy, vomiting, sleepiness, tremors, shortness of breath, irritability, agitation, and death. Read More

Essure

Essure is sold as a permanent, non-surgical birth control solution for women. A pair of metal and fiber coils are inserted into the fallopian tubes to block conception, however the device has been linked to thousands of adverse event reports and spawned lawsuits alleging that Essure’s manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare, concealed some adverse reactions from the FDA. Read More

Wright or MicroPort ProFemur Hip Lawsuit

ProFemur hip implants manufactured by Wright Medical or MicroPort Orthopedics have been pulled from the market due to their unexpected propensity to fracture, leading to acute injury and even death. Patients who received one of these hip implants may experience a sudden onset of severe pain, difficulty or inability to walk, or tingling sensations or numbness in the leg. Read More

Talc

Studies have shown that the use of talcum powder may increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. Often termed the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer is considered one of the most deadly cancers in women. Cases have been filed nationwide against talcum powder manufacturers as well as talc mining companies who have are alleged to have failed to warn female consumers of the risks of genital dusting. Read more

Taxotere

Taxotere (docetaxel) is an injectable chemotherapy drug approved in the treatment of breast cancer as well as other forms of cancer, including prostate, stomach, head and neck cancers, and non-small cell lung cancer. Taxotere has recently spawned a number of lawsuits claiming that Taxotere’s manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis knew, or should have known, that the drug may cause permanent hair loss, and that Sanofi failed to adequately warn of those risks. Read More

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