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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.

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 Yaz Birth Control Coma and Blindness Injury attorney and Texas medical doctor I am providing this YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella update.

ABC’s chief law and justice correspondent, Chris Cuomo, interviews Carissa Ubersox, a former pediatric nurse who started taking Bayer’s Yaz birth control pills when she wanted to look her best for her wedding and “saw commercials suggesting help with bloating and acne.” Two months after Ubersox started to take Yaz birth control pills, she developed massive blood clots in both lungs and fell into a coma that lasted for two weeks. When she woke up, she was blind.

All birth control pills come with some risk of developing blood clots, and Bayer “cites its own studies as proof that Yaz is just as safe as other birth control pills.” However, Dr. Susan Jick of the Boston University School of Medicine has authored an independent study involving a million women that finds Yaz’s risk to be two to three times higher than other birth control pills. ABC reports that two Bayer-sponsored studies find no difference in risk, while four independent studies all find increased risk.

As a Dallas Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit and side effect attorney and medical doctor I am providing this update regarding the problems associated withe Medtronic Infuse medical product.


Medtronic, a medical device company is in the news regarding reports about its synthetic bone growth product Infuse. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice began investigating whether Medtronic had been illegally promoting “off-label” use of Infuse.

The Spine Journal reported in its June 2011 edition concerns about Infuse and Medtronic’s research. In 2004, a small group of doctors wrote some research papers stating that Infuse did not cause any harm to patients. The doctors who wrote the article would eventually receive millions of dollars from Medtronic.

As an Actos Bladder Cancer Product Liability attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am providing this update regarding the status of a MDL consolidation request.


Takeda Pharmaceuticals the manufacturer of Actos and their defense attorneys have indicated that the drug maker supports a request to have all federal Actos bladder cancer lawsuits consolidated for pretrial litigation. But Takeda disagrees about where the defective product liability claims should be centralized.

On September 29, Takeda Actos lawyers filed a response with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, indicating that they agree with plaintiffs that an MDL, or multidistrict litigation, should be formed, but requested that the cases be transferred to either Northern District of Illinois or Western District of Louisiana.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning Monday about an increased risk of blood clots in women taking newer forms of birth control pills, such as Yaz or Yasmin.


The FDA did say it “remains concerned” about a potentially higher risk of blood clots in women taking the “fourth generation” pills containing drospirenone, a new type of synthetic progestin. These new pills, marketed as Yaz, Ocella or Yasmin, among other brand names, are very popular.

Venous thrombosis embolism (VTE) are clots that originate in the legs and can travel to the lungs, causing a medical condition known as pulmonary embolism. Symptoms include leg pain, chest pain or sudden shortness of breath.

As a Texas medical doctor and Actos Bladder Cancer Attorney I am providing this information and commentary. The maker of the world’s best-selling diabetes drug is facing many lawsuits as adverse medical research shows that taking the pill for more than a year raises the risk of bladder cancer.


A motion was filed asking for all federal Actos bladder cancer lawsuits to be centralized before one judge for coordinated handling during pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.

There are about 12 lawsuits over Actos that have been filed in federal district courts. Experts believe that hundreds of complaints that will likely be filed on behalf of individuals who claim they developed bladder cancer from side effects of Actos.

As a Texas Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyer and medical doctor, I am providing this update and commentary involving TV Mesh failures.


An FDA advisory panel is currently examining recent complications and failure reports associated with transvaginal mesh systems that are used to repair pelvic organ prolapse, POP.

The FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecological Devices panel will offer recommendations to protect women from the serious debilitating problems associated with transvaginal use of surgical mesh, which medical evidence suggests may provide no actual benefit over more traditional means of treating pelvic organ prolapse.

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