You may be able to sue the manufacturer. IVC filters were designed for patients as an alternative to blood thinners. They are used for the treatment of blood clots and are designed to trap the clots before they can enter the heart or the lungs.
Blood clots that are not treated can cause catastrophic injuries such as heart failure, stroke, or pulmonary embolism if they move into the lungs, heart, or brain. An IVC filter is like a net which is inserted into the body and is designed to capture any clots before they can do any harm. Once they are caught, they break up and disappear. They were marketed to patients as an alternative to blood thinning medications.
Over 10 years ago, the FDA began receiving reports from patients claiming that they had adverse health effects from the filters. Eventually, the FDA released a warning about the devices. Some of the side effects of the devices include damage to the major blood vessels, the filter moving to other parts of the body, and the perforation of organs. Many patients have sued over the filters. The three filters which are the most popular are the Bard Recovery filter, Bard G2 filter, and Bard G2 Express filter. Patients in lawsuits have claimed that the company that manufactures the Bard filters failed to provide warning about the dangers and made a dangerous product.
If you believe that you were harmed by an IVC filter, you should speak with an attorney. If you’re in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
Cipro and Levaquin are fluoroquinolones, which are types of powerful antibiotics that can be used to treat bacterial infections when other standard antibiotics are not effective. Although these drugs can be lifesaving, they have also been linked to serious complications. If you have suffered serious side effects after taking Cipro or Levaquin, you may wish to speak with an attorney.
Cipro and Levaquin have been found to be effective against some serious types of infections, such as respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, and other infections. They are also sometimes used if a patient is allergic to penicillin, or if the infection is resistant to penicillin or amoxicillin.
While Cipro and Levaquin can be considered miracle treatments by many doctors and patients, they also can have very serious side effects. The most serious side effect is they can tear the walls within the aorta. Those tears can lead to the formations of clots that could cause strokes or heart failure. Some of the complications associated with these medications include strokes, heart failure, aortic aneurysm, and peripheral neuropathy.
Many patients who have suffered from serious complications after taking Cipro or Levaquin are now suing the drugs’ manufacturers, claiming that they were not told of the serious side effects of these drugs. If you have suffered issues that you believe are a result of Cipro or Levaquin, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
Overall, elevators and escalators are very safe. It’s been estimated that there are over 100 billion trips taken by Americans on elevators and escalators every year. While they are convenient, if they are not maintained or operated safely, they can cause serious accidents. There are thousands of severe injuries caused by elevators and escalators in the U.S. each year, and dozens of deaths.
Most injuries that happen in elevators occur when getting in and out of an elevator. It is common for people to trip or fall when entering or leaving an elevator. If the car does not stop as it should, it may not be properly aligned with the floor outside the elevator. In some cases, a door may close on a person, which can crush a limb. Although elevators have safety features to prevent the doors from closing on a person, the doors sometimes malfunction, causing injuries. In rare cases, an elevator may experience a rapid drop. This can throw passengers around, causing serious injuries and even death.
Elderly and children and teenagers are the most vulnerable to elevator accidents. Studies have shown that thousands of elderly individuals end up in the emergency room each year because of elevator accidents. About half of those accidents are due to trips or falls. Another study found that toddlers are at a much higher risk of being hurt in elevator accidents than the rest of the population.
Elevator accident cases can be complicated and often require investigations and expert witnesses to build a strong case. If you or a family member has been hurt in an elevator accident in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
I’m sorry to hear about your issues with Xarelto. You are not alone. Since the drug came on the market, patients have been suffering from serious side effects. You may wish to speak with an attorney about your issues with the drug.
Xarelto is produced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and is marketed by Johnson & Johnson. It was designed to work on blood clot prevention and blood thinning. Patients who took Xarelto were supposed to benefit from it within hours. In 2011 it was granted approval to be used in hip and knee replacement surgeries in order to prevent embolisms and thrombosis. It was later marketed by Johnson & Johnson for other purposes.
Xarelto was introduced as an alternative to warfarin, which was the conventional drug used as a blood thinner. Warfarin has an antidote which can reverse the drug’s effects in the event that the patient begins bleeding too profusely.
Many patients who take Xarelto experience very serious side effects. One common side effect is the risk of severe bleeds. Unlike warfarin, Xarelto does not have an antidote. Another serious side effect of Xarelto is an increased risk of strokes. Patients also have an increased risk of a blood clot after they stop taking Xarelto.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by Xarelto in Los Angeles you should speak with an attorney. You may be eligible for compensation from the drug’s manufacturer. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
Valsartan is a popular medication that is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It can help lower blood pressure and can also prevent strokes, heart issues, and kidney problems. It is often prescribed to patients who have suffered from heart failure in the past because it is known to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow and circulation.
Over the summer, the FDA recalled Valsartan after it was found that the drug was formulated with a chemical that has been linked to cancer. The recall only occurred after 22 other countries had removed the medication from circulation. According to the FDA, Valsartan contains N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NMDA is a known carcinogen that has been linked to cancer. NDMA has been used in rocket fuel and lubricants.
The FDA recommends that if you are taking Valsartan, that you contact your doctor to determine if the medication you are taking has been recalled. It’s recommended that you do not discontinue the medication until your doctor has prescribed a replacement because the drug could be treating a serious medical condition that could be affected if you stop taking the medication.
If you have been prescribed Valsartan and you believe that you were harmed as a result, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
You are in good company. Over the summer of 2018, there was a higher number of prescription drug recalls than usual. The recalls included valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, both of which affected patients with high blood pressure. Those recalls raised questions for many people about the safety of the U.S. prescription drug supply.
The good news is that generally speaking, the U.S. has a very safe supply of prescription drug. There are many reasons drugs can be recalled, and not all are because of health issues. Many recalled occur due to mislabeling or defective or misleading packaging. Other recalls are due to a quality issue with the drug, drug contamination, or in some cases because the drug threatens patients’ health.
If you learn that a drug that you are taking has been recalled, do not make any sudden decisions. In many cases, only a small batch of that particular drug is recalled, and it only affects a small percentage of patients. If your drug is recalled, call your pharmacy to find out if the recall affects you. If it does, do not stop taking the medication until you have spoke with your doctor. Many medications are so critical that even if they are recalled, the patient should continue taking the drug. However, if you discover that your over-the-counter drug has been recalled, you should stop taking it and return it to the store for a replacement or a refund.
If you believe that you have been harmed by a prescription drug in Los Angeles, you should speak with an attorney. You may have a legal right to compensation. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles prescription drug recall attorney at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
I’m sorry to hear about your injuries. Unfortunately, many medical device manufacturers are anxious to reap the financial benefits of selling new devices, which can result in some dangerous medical devices entering the market before they have been properly tested. If you have been harmed by a defective medical device, you should speak with an attorney.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration tries to screen many drugs and medical devices. However, they often rely on testing data which is supplied by medical device manufacturers in their screening processes, which can be biased and incorrect. In addition, several decades ago the FDA adopted a process which allows for quicker approval of medical devices that are similar to existing products already available without the normal testing that is required. As a result, some defective medical devices enter the market that are unsafe and lack any long-term testing.
If you have been harmed by a defective medical device, you have the legal right to take action against the device manufacturer. In order for a case to be successful, typically you must be able to prove that the manufacturer either failed to warn of a device’s dangers, failed to recall a defective medical device, or sold a device with design flaws. You may be entitled to compensation from the device manufacturer, including compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles defective medical device attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.
You may be able to sue the ladder’s manufacturer, but only if the ladder had a defect. The majority of ladder injuries occur at home rather than at the workplace. Most ladder accidents occur because the ladders were used unsafely. The user may not have understood the dangers and risks involved with using a ladder.
Ladders are very common at construction sites, but there are low accident rates. Ladder injuries are less frequent at work because the workers typically are well trained at ladder use, and the ladders used at worksites are typically of higher quality than home ladders. Also, legally construction workers are required to inspect ladders on a weekly basis and report any defects.
There are some common causes of ladder accidents, including using the wrong type of ladder, ladders tipping over, and ladders collapsing. Fortunately, most ladder injuries are minor and do not require hospitalization. However, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the physical condition of the victim, ladder accidents can be very serious.
If you have been harmed in an accident with a ladder in Los Angeles and you believe that it was due to negligence on the part of another party, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
If you have been harmed by a dangerous prescription drug you have a number of legal options. You should speak with an attorney who can advise you what option is right for you.
Large pharmaceutical companies control the creation, production, and distribution of drugs and treatments for most medical issues, from a mild cold to a life-threatening illness. The good news is that most prescription drugs in the U.S. are safe for their intended uses. However, there are many cases in which drug companies are more concerned with profits than the safety of consumers to whom the drugs are prescribed. Drugs can be rushed onto the market prematurely in order to claim large profits at the cost of human lives.
The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring the safety of consumers who use treatments that are prescribed for their ailments. However, the FDA has thousands of medicines brought before it, and it is impossible to prevent the sale of all medicines that potentially have harmful side effects. In many cases, nothing is done until many people have been harmed.
In order to take a drug company to court typically takes a large amount of resources. Lawsuits against drug companies are typically time consuming and expensive. It can be difficult to establish a link between the harm a patient suffers and the drug company. In some cases, victims choose to join an already-existing class action lawsuit rather than bringing a lawsuit on their own.
If you want to know more about your options, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles drug litigation attorney, at 310-385-0567. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.
I’m sorry to hear you are having issues with your hip. Stryker hips were recalled in 2012 after problems were found with the hips. Over the years, many users of Stryker hips have had them replaced due to issues with the devices.
Stryker hips use a metal stem and a ceramic cup which are meant to mimic the natural hip joint. However, where the stem meets the neck is a metal-on-metal contact. The metal-on-metal surface area is small, but it can result in corrosion. Research has shown that metal-on-metal hips have significantly higher failure rates than hip devices that are manufactured with other materials like plastics or ceramics. Studies have found that patients with metal-on-metal hips were more than three times more likely to suffer complications that users with hips made of other materials.
Some people who received Stryker hips immediately recognized that there was a problem with the device. Many devices caused infections or adverse reactions, resulting in pain, inflammation, unusual sounds from the device, and dislocation. In many cases, the original device was surgically removed, and a new device was implanted. This type of surgery is typically more painful and less effective than the original procedure. Some users use the device for longer periods of time before it must be replaced.
If you have experienced issues with your Stryker hip in Los Angeles, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.