Over the past two years, our law firm has been actively investigating claims and filing lawsuits relating to a variety of inferior vena cava filters (“IVC filters”), including those manufactured by Cook Medical and C.R. Bard.
IVC filters are tiny, metal cages implanted in a person’s vein and intended to prevent blood clots. They are most often used during other surgeries or in people that cannot take regular blood thinners.
For the fifth time in six trials, a jury has found Johnson & Johnson liable for hiding the fact that its popular Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products can cause ovarian cancer.
Most recently, a jury in St. Louis awarded Lois Slemp more than $100 million, after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer following more than 40 years of talcum powder use.
It has been reported that on February 1, 2017, the FDA had received over 350 reports of a specific type of cancer that was tied to the breast implants. This cancer, the anaplastic large cell lymphoma is also known as ALCL and is a very rare. There have been at least nine deaths tied to this ALCL which is a malignancy of the immune system that is generated in scar tissue in the breast capsule.
Two lawsuits filed recently in California have put the spotlight back on breast implants. As you probably recall, there were hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits filed against the makers of silicon implants in the Eighties and Nineties. Silicone-filled implants were banned by the federal government in 1992.
We’ve previously reported on IVC filters—small, cage-like devices designed to prevent blood clots from reaching the lungs, and most commonly used in patients that cannot take blood-thinners or for whom blood-thinners are not effective.
Unfortunately, the “temporary” and “retrievable” devices are often anything but. In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration warned that IVC devices can move inside the body or break up into tiny pieces, causing serious injury to the heart, lungs, or other organs.
The Australian government is warning doctors and patients that certain pieces used in hip replacements—including those used by surgeons in the United States—may stop working properly, potentially causing loss of mobility, pain, broken bones, metal poisoning, and need for additional surgery.
Sean Keith is a native of Rogers, Arkansas and a second generation attorney. Sean completed his undergraduate degree at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and received his law degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Read More
Mason Boling primarily represents plaintiffs in personal injury claims against pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He also writes appeals for both civil and criminal cases and assists in other forms of civil litigation and criminal defense. Read More
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