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Some of the types of personal injury cases we are currently handling include the following:
Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants that have been used for years have been publicly touted by manufacturers as being cutting-edge because they can allegedly improve mobility in patients with serious hip problems. However, research on the safety and efficacy of these MoM hip implants has pointed out that these devices can actually do more harm than good for some patients.
In fact, while the metal-on-metal design can cause chromium toxicity in patients (due to excessive metal ions from the device being released into the body), in other patients, problems with the design of these hip implants can increase the risk of hip dislocation and can require expensive and invasive surgery to remove and replace defective hip implants. Some of the manufacturers that have come under fire for their defective hip implants include DePuy, Stryker, Biomet, C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer.
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant prescription first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011. Xarelto (usually prescribed as an alternative to prescription drug Warfarin [Coumadin]), has been linked to a number of serious and even fatal side effects.
Reported side effects of Xarelto include severe (irreversible, and even fatal) internal bleeding, decreased oxygen carried to red blood cells, blood clots, hematoma, hemorrhage in the brain, feeling faint, swelling of the lower limbs, loss of movement in any part of your body, abnormal liver function, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, difficulty breathing, and more. Each of these side effects is potentially serious and there is no known cure to address the most severe cases of internal bleeding caused by Xarelto medication. Read More.
Current litigation against Talcum Powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson asserts a link between use of talcum powder (baby powder and shower to shower) and ovarian cancer. Lawsuits related to the alleged link between talcum powder and the development of ovarian cancer have been filed against pharmaceutical giant (and talcum powder manufacturer) Johnson & Johnson.
Manufacturers' failure to warn women of the potential ovarian cancer risks associated with talcum powder use may result in financial compensation for affected women. Read More.
While pharmaceutical companies are regularly releasing new drugs to try to improve the quality of life for ailing Americans (while also improving the companies' profit margins), in many cases, these drug manufacturers will either fail to conduct adequate safety testing on new medications or will be negligent in warning the public about the risks associated with newly released drugs.
When drug companies fail to do their due diligence in drug testing or try to hide the possible dangers associated with their drugs, the results can be devastating for the public, and injured parties will likely have a strong defective drug case against the negligent drug company. Some of the drugs that have been alleged to be dangerous and have, as a result, been the subject of many recent defective drug lawsuits include Benicar, Invokana, Xarelto, and Zofran.
Thousands of women have suffered injuries as the result of vaginal or pelvic mesh products. Injuries include:
- Extreme pain
- Mesh Erosion
- Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse)
- Abdominal and pelvic pain
- Recurrence of urinary incontinence
- The need for multiple surgeries
Showard Law Firm has represented women in claims against numerous manufacturers including AMS, Boston Scientific, Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson), Bard, and Caldera. For a free evaluation of your case and professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward, call us at (520) 622-3344 or toll free at (866) 307-2147 or fill out the form here.