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Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned

Bard Hernia Mesh Bellwether Trial Posptoned January 15, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Columbus, OH Having been delayed three times now, the first C.R. Bard hernia mesh lawsuit is slated for April 19, 2021. The bellwether jury trial has been centralized before U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus in the Southern District of Ohio. At issue is that Bard and its subsidiary Davol knew and when they knew about their defective hernia mesh.
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Proton Pump Inhibitors – More Harm than Good, especially in COVID-19 Patients

Proton Pump Inhibitors – More Harm than Good, especially in COVID-19 Patients December 31, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Over the past several years, Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) have been linked to serious health complications. And more recent studies indicate that these acid reflux drugs do more harm than good. One such study opines that PPI exposure increases mortality in COVID-19 patients. Other studies suggest PPIs can damage major organs and regular use of PPI is linked to a higher risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and serious skin reactions such as life-threatening Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. And there is more…

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What to Expect in Zantac Cancer Lawsuits for 2021 and Beyond

What to Expect in Zantac Cancer Lawsuits for 2021 and Beyond December 8, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
West Palm Beach, FL As 2020 draws to a close, the toll of death and injury from Zantac-related cancers continues to rise, as do the number of Zantac cancer lawsuits. Meanwhile, In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, the multidistrict litigation into which many of the individual lawsuits have been consolidated, grinds on without much apparent news.
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Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach”

Abdominal Mesh “Like a Chunk of Iron in my Stomach” December 7, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Harrisburg, PA Kelly and John are just two of more than one million hernia repair surgeries performed yearly in the U.S., and 90 percent use surgical mesh. Recent reports indicate that one out of every three patients have suffered common mesh complications, some of which led to surgical mesh lawsuits.
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Allergan Refuses to Pay for Surgery to Remove Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Allergan Refuses to Pay for Surgery to Remove Breast Implants Linked to Cancer December 1, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Hackensack, NJ  Jody Craft has now joined the growing number of women who have filed lawsuits seeking compensation for the harm Allegan USA, Inc. allegedly caused by marketing textured breast implants now linked to breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). BIA-ALCL is a rare form of cancer seen almost exclusively in women who have received textured breast implants.
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“Acid Reflux Drugs Caused my Type 2 Diabetes”

“Acid Reflux Drugs Caused my Type 2 Diabetes” November 28, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Phoenix, AZ Ten years ago Gary Phillips was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He had taken proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications for acid reflux issues at least once a day for about 13 years but only knew that the medications were linked to diabetes when he read about PPI lawsuits. Unfortunately the meds worked— so he kept taking them. Now he takes insulin shots.
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More Injectafer Lawsuits Alleging Hypophosphatemia – a Serious Health Risk

More Injectafer Lawsuits Alleging Hypophosphatemia – a Serious Health Risk November 13, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Conshohocken, PA Another Injectafer lawsuit filed in October 2020 joins numerous others filed since 2019, all claiming Vifor Pharma, Ltd., Daiichi Sankyo and its subsidiaries Luitpold Pharmaceuticals and American Regent failed to warn users about the risk of hypophosphatemia—a severe side effect whereby low phosphorous levels are caused by the multiple Injectafer injections.
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits Tangled in Delays November 11, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Concord, MA Hernia mesh lawsuits filed against three medical device manufacturers have been delayed mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, and bellwether trials have been delayed a few times already. Nearly 15,000 hernia mesh claims pending in the federal court system have been consolidated in three multi-district litigations (MDLs).
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Bayer Essure Settlement a Victory for Thousands of Essure Victims and E-Sisters

Bayer Essure Settlement a Victory for Thousands of Essure Victims and E-Sisters November 2, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA On the ”Essure Problems” Facebook Page, which was started in 2011, Angie Firmalino advises about 44,000 women, called E-sisters, not to discuss their settlement as it comes with a confidentiality agreement that includes “restrictions about discussing your settlement online… discussing your settlement will jeopardize it.” Ms. Firmalino, who started the group, is referring to the $1.6 billion Bayer is paying to thousands of women who said they have suffered severe, long-term health problems from Bayer’s Essure birth control implant.
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Regular Acid-reflux Drug Use Linked to Higher Risk of type 2 Diabetes

Regular Acid-reflux Drug Use Linked to Higher Risk of type 2 Diabetes October 25, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA During this Pandemic there is also an epidemic that has been growing for decades and it is just as dangerous, perhaps even more so, than COVID 19. And drugs known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs are feeding this epidemic: type 2 diabetes.
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