Current Investigations

Vaping

Electronic cigarette use, known as vaping, has been linked to serious lung illnesses and even death in vape users nationwide. E-cigarette company Juul Labs is at the center of many lawsuits and federal investigations alleging that the company targeted young people, including minors, and failed to warn consumers that their vaping products contain nicotine. Read More

3M Military Combat Earplugs

Military personnel who suffer from tinnitus and/or hearing loss are suing 3M for manufacturing and selling defective, dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs, which were used during training and in combat. The lawsuit alleges the earplugs did not maintain a tight seal and allowed dangerously loud sounds to slip through, causing serious ear damage. Read More

Essure

Essure is a permanent, non-surgical birth control solution for women. It prevents pregnancy by inserting of a pair of metal and fiber coils into the fallopian tubes that cause scar tissue to form, blocking sperm from reaching the egg. However the device has been linked to thousands of adverse event reports that prompted the FDA to issue a “black box warning” and other restrictions for Essure. It spawned lawsuits alleging that Essure’s manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare, concealed some adverse reactions from the FDA. In July 2018, Bayer announced that it would withdraw Essure from the market by the end of this year. If you have been affected, then you may be able to receive compensation for any incurred damages. Read More

Truvada (TDF) HIV Drugs

TDF drugs are linked to severe side-effects such as chronic kidney disease, bone density loss and fracturing. Biotechnology company Gilead Sciences, Inc. is being sued over accusations that it withheld a safer alternative to TDF to reap profits from booming sales. Read More

Hip Implants

It is estimated that over 500,000 people received metal-on-metal hip implants over the last 10 years in the U.S. alone. The dangers associated with these devices—which fail at an alarming rate—are well documented. The metal-on-metal movement inside the human body can cause the release of tiny metal particles, damaging the surrounding soft tissue and bone, and sometimes entering the bloodstream causing other systemic health issues. Failure often requires revision surgery to remove or replace the implant. Read more

Zofran

Recent research suggests that ondansetron—first marketed under the brand name Zofran—taken by pregnant women for morning sickness may increase the risk of cleft palate and congenital heart defects in babies. 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

NCAA Concussion Injury

Many personal injury claims have been brought against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and/or its conferences and member institutions, seeking compensation for players who sustained concussion-related injuries. Read More

Hernia Mesh

Hernia mesh products such as Ethicon’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite Mesh and C-QUR Mesh manufactured by Atrium Medical Corporation have been associated with dangerous side-effects such as infection, severe abdominal pain, intestinal blockage, migration, and perforation, as well as hernia reoccurrence and the need for reoperation or surgical removal of the product. Read more

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

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

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