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Drug and Medical Device Recall Information

Each year, the number of medical devices and drugs on the market increases, and so do the recalls and safety alerts. In addition to recalls made by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, manufacturers “voluntarily” pull problematic products off the market. As a consumer, it’s important to be aware of devices or drugs that may affect your health.
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Dangerous Drug Recalls, Lawsuits, Settlements & News

InvokanaInvokana Causes Increased Risk of Amputations, FDA Says

Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the Food and Drug Administration has concluded that type 2 diabetes drug Invokana (canagliflozin) poses an increased risk of leg and foot amputations, according to Harris Martin. According to a May 16 alert, the FDA is requiring the drug’s manufacturers to include a Boxed Warning regarding […]


Lupin Pharmaceuticals Mibelas birth control recall lawsuitLupin Pharmaceuticals Recalls Birth Control After Packaging Error

BALTIMORE, Md. — Lupin Pharmaceuticals announced in May that a batch of its Mibelas 24 Fe birth control tablets would be recalled due to a packaging error that swapped the contraceptive tablets with the nonhormonal placebos, according to the Huffington Post. Out of the 28 tablets that come in each pack, there are 24 with the […]


OnfiOnfi Linked To Stevens-Johnson Syndrome & Epidermal Necrolysis

Onfi, also known by its official name of clobazam, is a controversial drug that has recently been linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Onfi is a benzodiazepine that is meant to affect unbalanced chemicals in patients’ brain that have anxiety, and is often prescribed to treat seizures correlated with such conditions as epilepsy […]


Hernia MeshPhysiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed by Illinois Man

Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon is under fire once again for its defective hernia mesh product Physiomesh. A man from Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the company after he experienced serious complications after ventral incisional hernia repair, according to The Global Dispatch. The complaint – filed on May 22nd with the U.S. District Court, […]


Hernia MeshPhysiomesh Hernia Mesh Blamed For Canadian Man’s Pain

A Nova Scotia man says he believes he’s facing debilitating pain because of a hernia repair mesh that’s under a recall by Health Canada, according to the CBC. Eric Hagen, 86, said the pain at his surgery site became unbearable when it flared up again early last week. There are many brands of surgical meshes […]


Defective Device Recalls, Lawsuits, Settlements & News

Hernia MeshBoston Scientific Prevails on Appeal in Transvaginal Mesh Case

A federal appellate court upheld an award of summary judgment to Boston Scientific Corp. on a failure to warn claim in a transvaginal mesh action, finding the plaintiff failed to provide evidence that her implanting physician was inadequately warned of the risks, according to Harris Martin. In a May 9 opinion, the 4th Circuit U.S. […]


Mesh-Drug-Lawsuit-SourceHernia Recurrence, Surgeries Possible With Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh

There are many hernia meshes on the market today, including the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh, a device whose recurrence rates have led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. […]


Defective Zimmer hip implant lawsuitNew Mexico Court Orders Zimmer to Pay $2 Million in Hip Implant Case

SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico court recently awarded over $2 million to a plaintiff who claimed Zimmer’s M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology was defective.


Mirena IUD pseudotumor cerebri lawyersMirena Pseudotumor Cerebri MDL Formed on Plaintiffs’ Second Attempt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has recently created a centralized MDL docket for claims that Bayer’s Mirena IUD contraceptive system causes intracranial hypertension, or pseudotumor cerebri.


Covidien Hernia Mesh LawyerHernia Recurrence, Surgeries Possible With Covidien Hernia Mesh

There are many hernia meshes on the market today, including the Covidien hernia mesh, a device whose recurrence rates have led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. A […]


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