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Prescription Drugs & Related Side Effects

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In the past several years, experts have linked several popular drugs to serious side effects. In most cases, patients were not properly warned of the dangers by manufacturers.

The popular birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin have been related to increased risks of blood clots, DVT, stroke and pulmonary embolism. Bayer has begun settling claims filed by victims.

The blood thinner Pradaxa, used in more than 70 countries, has been linked to uncontrolled internal bleeding. Lawyers are helping those affected file lawsuits.

Actos, the most widely used drug to treat type II diabetes, has been related to increased risks of bladder cancer. Lawsuits are being filed in a special federal court for victims.

The dialysis products GranuFloŽ and NaturaLyteŽ, which were used in over 250,000 patients, were recently recalled due to links with cardiopulmonary arrest and sudden cardiac death.

If you or a loved one have been affected by any of these defective drugs, contact us today to learn your legal options.

Medical Devices & Common Related Injuries

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Medical devices are now used in millions of patients each year for treatments ranging from hip and knee replacement to birth control and smoking cessation. Unfortunately, many have been linked to dangerous side effects.

The birth control device NuvaRing has been shown to increase the risk of blood clots, pulmonary embolism, stroke and DVT over traditional oral contraceptives.

In July of 2012, Stryker issued a recall of the Rejuvenate & ABG hip implant devices after testing showed metal components of the device could release metal shavings into the body.

In 2010, the FDA recalled the DePuy ASR Hip Implants after studies showed metal shavings from these devices could cause serious conditions of metallic poisoning.

Our resource specialists can let you know whether you qualify for an injury claim if you have been affected by one of these devices.


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Millions of people each day take prescription drugs or use medical devices trusting that they have been thoroughly tested and will be safe of harmful side effects. Unfortunately, thousands each year are injured or killed by these products without knowing the cause.

DrugRisk is the Web’s premier Drug Resource Center dedicated to informing patients about current drug alerts, research, recalls and legal action. In many cases, those affected may be entitled to substantial compensation to help with drug and medical device side effects.


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Good News: Yaz Settlements Up, Lawsuits Down in 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

For thousands of women affected by blood clots after taking Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella or Gianvi, the past few years have been a waiting game to recover much-needed compensation from Bayer.

Experts Call For More Testosterone Drug Testing As Lawsuits Heat Up

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DrugRisk has learned the world’s largest endocrinology organization has called for new testing of popular testosterone replacement therapy drugs after studies show they may have serious health risks.

Pradaxa Lawsuits Over Bleeding Set to Start This Year

Thursday, March 6, 2014

German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim issued a press release this week boasting that its popular blood thinning drug Pradaxa has been approved in the 100th country for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients.