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The off label use of Medtronic Infuse(R) bone graft has been associated with severe side effects including in some cases, death.


Medtronic Infuse(R) Bone Graft What is It?

Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. designed and marketed the Infuse(R) Bone Graft device (“Infuse(R)”) for lumbar spine surgery. Infuse(R) is a bio-engineered bone filling material containing a bone morphogenetic protein (“BMP”), and is used as an alternative to grafting a patient’s own bone.

According to company e-mails, Bayer AG, Germany’s largest drugmaker, may have tried to market the Yasmin family of birth- control pills for unapproved uses and misled women about the health risks of the drugs.


Bayer unit officials discussed promoting the contraceptive known as Yaz, a spinoff of Yasmin, for treatment of all types of premenstrual syndrome, according to Bloomberg news. The FDA approved Yaz only for the most severe form of Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Bayer faces more than 10,000 lawsuits over injuries allegedly caused by the contraceptives. The FDA reports of at least 50 deaths tied to the pills from 2004 to 2008. Bayer’s contraceptives, which contain the hormone drospirenone, have been the focus of regulators who question their safety.

As a Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Pulmonary Embolism attorney and Texas Medical doctor, I am providing this blood clot side effect update.

Women taking pills containing the hormone drospirenone were 74 percent more likely to experience clots than those on low- estrogen pills, according to the latest Food and Drug Administration report.

There is an FDA conference in December that is going to examine and address the health risks associated with birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. Thousands of patients have already filed a Yaz or Yasmin lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturer Bayer Corporation. The injured plaintiffs claim that the drugmaker aggressively highlighted the birth control pills benefits while minimizing the serious side effects such as Yaz deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke and death.

As a Transvaginal Mesh recall attorney and Texas medical doctor, our law firm is fielding many calls from concerned women regarding the complications they are suffering as a result of a defective mesh medical device that has been implanted.

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One of the most frustrating things our potential clients tells us is that they do not know what type of device has been implanted. To complicate matters even more, there are about 11 manufacturers of these Vaginal Mesh devices in the United States and also each company has several models and types of vaginal mesh product.

As a Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism and Stroke Attorney, we are providing this timely update. Watch the old Yasmin advertisement here.

According to a recent population-based study, newer forms of progesterone in contraceptives result in higher venous thromboembolic (VTE) risk than older drugs.

According to Ojvind Lidegaard, MD, of Rigshospitalet at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, an international expert, women on the pill with the older, levonorgestrel version were at three times the risk of VTE as those not on any hormonal contraception.

Vaginal Mesh / Bladder Sling attorneys are currently evaluating and investigating the latest medical device tragedy to be afflicting women of a certain age.


Countless women who had a vaginal mesh or bladder sling medical device implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse have experienced life altering internal injuries, urinary problems and other significant medical complications as a result of problems with the mesh, which may actually provide no real benefit over other surgical methods of treating pelvic organ prolapse.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update

As an Actos Blader Cancer attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am providing this latest update regarding the diabetic drug, Actos.


The European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued an update on the safety concerns for Actos on October 21, indicating that the drug is still a valid diabetes treatment. But, due to the Actos bladder cancer risk, it should only be used when other treatments have failed. This update is similar to the latest one issued by United States regulators.

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As a Johnson & Johnson Gynecare TVT Trans Vaginal Mesh injury attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am providing this timely update.


Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), the world’s second-biggest health-care products maker, is facing many lawsuits over its Gynecare TVT vaginal implant. The Gynecare TVT implant is based on a similar device pulled from the medical device market more than a decade ago for safety reasons.

The lawsuits are the latest to implicate the shoddy and perfunctory approval process for medical devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has cleared faulty hip implants and malfunctioning defibrillators.

As a Plavix Dangerous Drug attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am providing this Plavix litigation update.


Plavix manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis are calling for the centralization and consolidation of all Plavix lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the United States on behalf of users of their blockbuster blood thinner who allege that side effects of Plavix resulted in serious personal injuries and even death.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hold a hearing On December 1, to determine whether at least 13 lawsuits over Plavix filed in New Jersey, New York and Arizona should be centralized before one judge for coordinated handling during pretrial proceedings.

As a Medical Device Product Liability attorney and board certified medical doctor, I am providing this important update regarding Cochlear Implants. Cochlear Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of hearing implants, an Australian company, recalled its latest range of devices after a recent, unexplained increase in failures.


The voluntary recall of the Nucleus CI500 implants, which Cochlear says are the slimmest titanium hearing implants available, will affect many patients.

The company said it identified an increase in the number of Nucleus CI512 implants failing in recent weeks. Chief Executive Chris Roberts said the company has stopped manufacturing the Nucleus CI500 line, which made up 70% of the company’s sales of implant units for fiscal 2011. Cochlear has about 65% of the global hearing-implant market.

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