Posts Tagged ‘class action’

Talcum Powder Was a Woman’s Staple, Now the Manufacturer is Being Sued For Withholding Health Risks

A decades-old brand of popular talcum powder that was once a woman’s household staple has come under fire in recent years for the manufacturer’s withholding of damaging documentation that could’ve saved thousands of lives and prevented as many from suffering diagnoses of ovarian cancer after using the product for an extended period of time. So, why did the manufacturer withhold scientific studies linked to undeniable proof that women who utilized their talcum powder as part of a daily hygiene routine were at a higher risk for ovarian cancer? The answer may just lie in the fact that for large companies, money gained is worth more than the lives lost.

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For Women, the Risks of an IUD May Outweigh the Benefits

So why, then, are physicians still prescribing certain manufacturer’s IUDs (intrauterine devices)? This article will look at how the risks of a woman’s very personal choice to use an IUD as a form of birth control may outweigh the benefits. The Shaked Law Blog always presents the facts and allows readers to get the whole picture, without the added song and dance. The insurance companies will try to convince those injured by defective medical devices that it “may not” have been the device that caused them harm; this is simply a scare tactic. The Shaked Law Blog will delve into the truth about the Mirena IUD and the dangers it has–to the manufacturer’s knowledge–caused hundreds if not thousands of women.

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Patients Who Sought Hernia Treatment Only Found Devastating Complications

You may have seen the ominous television commercials warning patients about the risks of “Hernia Mesh” and the life-threatening side effects they pose to patients who have had them surgically implanted. Patients have sustained so many injuries over the course of the last decade that the safety of the device has been called into question. While a number of television commercials are dramatic, meant for shock value, and to draw a profit from viewers, the commercials about Hernia Mesh Implants provide accurate information meant to inform.

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IVC Filters: Hidden Dangers Patients Weren’t Aware Of

As of December 2015, the manufacturer of the IVC Filter–Inferior Vena Cava Filter–was responsible for 30 deaths as a result of a product defect, that even when replaced with a “modified” device, still behaved in the same way, and caused the same life-threatening issues. An IVC Filter, when working correctly, according to Johns Hopkins was created to “[…]stop blood clots from going up into the lungs. The inferior vena cava is a large vein in the middle of your body. The device is put in during a short surgery.”

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Gadolinium: Thousands of People Underwent MRIs, Thousands Were Poisoned

Every year hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States undergo MRI–magnetic resonance imaging–for a wide array of medical problems. MRIs with and without contrast are a noninvasive procedure routinely utilized in the healthcare field to provide a better understanding of various pathology and soft tissue within the body. Doctors order MRIs for everything from torn ligaments of the knee to the most life-threatening illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. No matter why the scan is ordered, most will be conducted using a contrast agent. Contrast agents help radiologists better visualize the area of concern and report back clearer findings to the physician.

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The “Roundup” on Roundup: What is it? Why is it Dangerous?

Known as a popular weed killer, Roundup was developed by Monsanto in the 1970s. Used by both farmers and homeowners in 150+ countries up until several years ago. When scientific study showed evidence that glyphosate–the main ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship product–was directly linked to high instances of of cancer; non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma being the largest culprit, Monsanto was inundated with lawsuit after lawsuit. The current number sits somewhere near 400 as of July 2018. Attorneys have seen a rise in clients and families of loved ones who have been diagnosed with cancer after years spent doing agricultural work.

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What is Class Action? What Does it Mean for the People?

The idea of a Class Action lawsuit may be familiar to many people due to the constant inundation of television commercials touting the phrase “have you been injured by Drug Name Here?” However, many of us aren’t familiar with what, exactly, a Class Action lawsuit entails, and how complicated it can get when there are multiple defendants AND multiple plaintiffs. Class Action, for the most part, was created to make a lawsuit easier when there are too many “plaintiffs” to be included in the standard Personal Injury lawsuit.

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