Dangerous and Defective Products
Dangerous and defective products are not an uncommon occurrence. In fact, product liability litigation is such a broad area of personal injury law that it takes careful investigation by an experienced attorney that specializes in personal injury law to identify who is to blame when a product fails, must be recalled, or otherwise causes harm. These product recalls extend to vehicles, children’s products, and home products.
GreeningLaw, P.C. will examine your case with experienced insight in order to determine whether your injuries were caused by a failure to warn, a breach of warranty, a defective product manufacture, tainted products or a product recall.
In addition to representing victims of dangerous medical devices, GreeningLaw, P.C. is currently accepting and evaluating victims of the following products:
Abilify Pros and Cons
The medication Abilify is meant for use as an anti-psychotic treatment. It is used to treat bipolar disorder, depression, Tourette’s syndrome, schizophrenia, and autism. The medication is intended to reduce the associated symptoms of these conditions.
It is alleged that the manufacturers of Abilify have not provided doctors and patients with warnings about a common side effect of the drug. Specifically, a large number of patients develop compulsive behaviors. These behaviors include gambling, excessive spending, over-eating, and sex addiction.
Pending claims have been lodged against Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Bristol-Myers Squibb, the manufacturers of Abilify. These lawsuits claim negligence on the part of the manufacturers in designing the drug. Lawsuits further claim that the manufacturers sought to hinder government agencies and the public from uncovering the undisclosed risk of taking Abilify.
There are a number of key aspects of the case against the manufacturers that have been included in court documents. Claims against the manufacturers include: Failure to fully test the drug; promoting the drug for unapproved use, and misrepresenting the benefits of the drug.
Abilify Legal Help
If you have been prescribed Abilify and have suffered from compulsive behavior, please contact GreeningLaw, P.C. We are ready to take on the fight on your behalf so that you receive full compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured.
Hernia Mesh Failures
When medical devices are designed and tested, they are given a failure rating. In the case of some medical devices, such as a hernia mesh, the failure rate is especially important. If such devices significantly exceed their failure rate, serious injury can result.
When a hernia mesh fails at higher rates than is acceptable, it is normally a result of a poorly designed product. Specifically, the design of the hernia mesh or the materials used in production are responsible for the higher rate of failure.
Common Injuries from Hernia Mesh Failure
The recurrence of hernias after surgery is expected within an anticipated percentage of patients. Lawsuits argue, however, that the number of recurring hernias is much higher when unsuitable mesh is used in place of sutures.
Sufferers may require further surgeries, which they would not have otherwise needed had the product been fit for purpose. Other injuries include obstruction of the bowel, serious infections, scarring, and chronic pain.
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
The marketing of hernia mesh is an important aspect of lawsuits against manufacturers. Smaller hernias do not require the use of a hernia mesh. However, manufacturers have pushed their product for use in these surgeries, despite the fact that laparoscopic surgery with stitches is a much safer and more effective method of treatment.
If you have had a hernia repaired with a hernia mesh and suffered recurrence, pain and discomfort, or additional injury, contact GreeningLaw, P.C. today. We want to hold the manufacturers of defective hernia meshes to account.
Invokana Health Risks
Invokana is prescribed to adult sufferers of type 2 diabetes. The intended purpose of the drug is to lower blood sugar, as well as promote glycemic control. The medication is an accompaniment to a controlled diet and regimented daily exercise. However, taking Invokana can increase the risk of a series of conditions related to type 2 diabetes. Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of patients because these risks were not included in warnings from the manufacturer. Risks cited include:
- amputations of lower limbs
- heart failure
- kidney failure
Mitigating the Risks of Invokana
When doctors prescribe medications to type 2 diabetes sufferers, each patient is assessed in terms of how far the condition has progressed. Lawsuits argue that the manufacturer of Invokana did not provide adequate warnings for the purpose of assessing patient suitability for the drug.
With all the relevant information provided, doctors would have the option to prescribe alternative medication. For those patients who received a prescription for Invokana, doctors could have put increased monitoring in place. By failing to disclose warnings of potential complications, patients were put at unnecessary risk.
These are serious allegations, as manufacturers of drugs have a responsibility to mitigate any risks associated with their products. Failure to do so puts the lives of patients at risk.
Legal Support for Invokana Users
Have you been prescribed Invokana and been injured as a result? If so, contact GreeningLaw, P.C. We are committed to providing our clients with the support they need to receive proper compensation for the risk to their health.
IVC Filters Health Risks
Inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters) are inserted into a vein below the kidneys in order to capture blood clots that have broken loose from leg veins.
IVC filters are at the center of a number of lawsuits alleging that the manufacturer hid evidence of the dangers posed by the filters. Furthermore, it is alleged that a forged employee signature was used on paperwork submitted for FDA approval of the product.
These are serious allegations, however, the risk that these IVC filters pose to patients is the most important aspect of this case. There is an increased risk of IVC filters breaking, which can result in fragmented metal finding its way into the blood stream.
Metal fragments in the blood stream pose a significant risk of causing organ damage. The resulting damage may even lead to patient deaths. As physicians were not warned of the risks, patients were not given warnings of the potential dangers involved in having IVC filters installed.
IVC Risks to Heart and Lungs
Most at risk are the heart and lungs, due to the position of the IVC filters. Fragmented metal can tear into these tissues, resulting in internal bleeding and organ damage. IVC filters are intended to prevent blood clots traveling to the patient’s vital organs. However, the risk of the filters breaking puts the very organs they are designed to safeguard at risk of damage.
Legal Help for IVC Users
If you have had issues with an IVC filter, Robert Greening at GreeningLaw, P.C. wants to hear from you. We can represent you in your fight for fair compensation. Contact our offices today to provide details of your injury.
Risperdal Prescription Risks
There has been a startling increase of young boys reporting abnormal development of breast tissue as a result of Risperdal use. The drug, which is prescribed as an antipsychotic, was developed by Johnson & Johnson.
Despite these allegations, the manufacturer has not included warnings of abnormal breast tissue growth as a possible side effect. It is also alleged that the effects of Risperdal have not been thoroughly studied, resulting in patients being unaware of the potential risks of use.
Relevant Studies on Risperdal
There exists at least one important study that supports the allegations that Risperdal promotes the growth of breast tissue in boys. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2006, claims that Risperdal stimulates the production of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is known to cause breast enlargement.
The study goes on to say that increased levels of prolactin were observed in patients who had been prescribed expected doses of Risperdal. Other side effects cited were the possible delay of puberty, making the drug risky for younger children.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Given the nature of conditions that Risperdal is designed to treat, it becomes clear how this unreported side effect will impact the lives of young boys. If your child has developed abnormal breast tissue after taking Risperdal, you may have a case for compensation due to emotional pain and suffering.
Do not allow your child to suffer in silence. Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to do all that they can to ensure patient well being. Reach out to Robert Greening and let us help you pursue the compensation your son deserves.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh, is a gynecological product used to help with pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, and similar conditions. These products are mass-produced in line with the FDA’s 510(k) process, which allows manufacturers to fast-track products to market with little scrutiny.
Due to aggressive marketing from the mesh industry, transvaginal mesh has largely replaced colporrhaphy and laparoscopic surgery as a preferred treatment method for doctors. Pelvic mesh can result in a number of complications, which can cause serious injury to patients.
Potential Complications of Pelvic Mesh
Pelvic mesh that is poorly designed or uses low quality material is a ticking time bomb. Low quality mesh is vulnerable to erosion. Patients have reported experiencing pain and bleeding. There is also the risk of infection stemming from the mesh.
Pelvic mesh can cause relationship problems, too, because its use can cause dyspareunia, which is pain experienced during sexual intercourse. Scarring can occur in the vagina, or the vagina may shrink over time. Many of the conditions caused by pelvic mesh take time to develop, causing a delay in treatment.
Legal Help for Patients
If you have had surgery involving pelvic mesh, it is important to attend regular checkups with your doctor. Robert Greening can represent you if you have suffered complications due to transvaginal mesh. Contact us today so that we can start building your case for compensation.