Ohio Bad Drugs / Defective Medical Device Lawyers
- Hip Implant Recall
- Transvaginal Mesh
Thousands every year suffer needless trauma, medical expenses, and damages due to defective medical devices and bad drugs. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or death because of a bad drug or defective medical device, call the bad drug lawyers or defective medical device lawyer at the Piscitelli Law Firm – Cleveland’s leading defective medical device lawyer. Patients who participate in our complicated medical system need trust and respect. They need to be able to trust their doctors, their diagnoses, and the equipment and drugs provided to treat problems and enhance wellness.
What Happens When This Trust Breaks Down?
Unfortunately, pharmaceutical errors, bad drugs, and defective medical equipment in Ohio put patients in a bind. If you’ve been injured, you may be too busy dealing with the complications to know how to protect your legal rights. Even if you have some time and space to reflect, you almost certainly lack the medical expertise and legal knowledge to know what to do next.
In this article, we will discuss common defective medical products and drugs and connect you with a powerful resource to get more information and potentially take action to obtain a recovery.
Hip Replacement Implant
If you were implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement or a Stryker ABG II hip replacement, you may be at risk for a corrective hip revision surgery. Stryker Orthopaedics warns that fretting and corrosion (wear and tear) can occur within these medical devices. Patients may experience the dangerous side effects of Metallosis (metal poisoning). Hospitalization and painful corrective surgeries are sometimes necessary if a blood test indicates elevated metal levels (cobalt and/or chromium) in a patient’s blood.
Transvaginal mesh or bladder sling devices have been linked to serious complications, including vaginal erosion, reoccurrence of pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and infection. If you’ve been injured by a transvaginal mesh or bladder sling device, call the Piscitelli Law Firm for a free and confidential consultation.
GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are products that are used in conjunction with kidney dialysis. They have been linked to serious medical problems such as heart attacks. If you have suffered a heart attack while on kidney dialysis, Get Frank and Get Paid. Call me for a free and confidential consultation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has linked this osteoporosis drug with two types of scary and painful fractures of the femur: diaphyseal and subtrochanteric. Out of the general population of femur-fracture patients, only 1 percent have these exotic fractures. The FDA analyzed 300 cases of these unusual fractures and found that nearly all of the victims — approximately 19 out of 20 patients — had been on a bisphosphonate like Fosamax. If you suffered a femur fracture or other problem while on Fosamax, our Ohio personal injury lawyer can help.
Based on a 10-year study, the FDA has linked Actos, known also by its medical name pioglitazone, with bladder cancer. The FDA compelled the drug’s manufacturer to include bladder cancer warnings on current medication labels. Other common side effects of Actos include macular edema, muscle pain, sinus infection, weight gain, and congestive heart failure. If you’ve experienced problems on Actos, our Ohio bad drug attorneys can help.
Psychotropic drugs, which include antipsychotic medications, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens like Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), can create a rainbow of medical and psychological side effects. These can range from simple addiction and jitteriness to heart failure, weight gain, and brain chemistry imbalances. If you have experienced problems on a psychotropic medication, our Ohio bad drug lawyers can help.
Birth defects due to prescription medications
Researchers have cataloged more than 4,000 different birth defects; 150,000 babies are born every year with these horrible problems. Medications, such as tranquilizers, Accutane, Paxil, Prozac, anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, and lithium, have all been shown to have the potential to cause birth defects by damaging the fetus, altering the environment of the umbilical cord, and changing the timbre, strength, and frequency of uterine contractions.
Some science links the drug Paxilwill birth defects, such as cleft palate, atrial septal defect, lung and heart elements, spina bifida, and abdominal problems.
Yaz / Yasmin
This oral contraceptive, marketed by Bayer, has been linked to side effects ranging from annoying (e.g., weight gain, hair loss, intense headaches) to potentially lethal (blood clotting and strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and gallbladder disease). The Food and Drug Administration actually reprimanded Bayer for false advertising with respect to Yaz.
Yasmin is another name for Yaz. Two recent studies suggest that Yasmin pills contain a compound called drospirenone that may increase the risk of venous thromboembolism, also known as VTE, by up to three times the normal risk.
The antidepressant Zoloft has been linked with problems in pregnant women, such as pulmonary hypertension, birth defects, infant seizures, and hypoglycemia. When combined with the alcohol, the side effects of Zoloft can be quite severe. Clinical trials have shown that Zoloft can cause weight loss, dry mouth, sexual dysfunction, and diarrhea.
SSRI class drugs
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely prescribed. As the Harvard Mental Health Letter recently summarized, SSRI drugs can increase risk for suicide, cause sexual dysfunctions, cause problems with blood clotting, and cause symptoms like nausea, muscle pain, rashes, insomnia, and diarrhea.
Get the Justice You Deserve with an Experienced Bad Drug/ Medical Device Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hurt or sickened by any of these drugs or by a defective medical device, the attorneys at the Piscitelli Law Firm want to fight on your side and help you obtain justice, compensation, and peace of mind. Frank Piscitelli has earned a powerful reputation for tackling and winning complex cases. He is ready to help you. Contact him at 216-931-7000 for a free confidential evaluation of your case.