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Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
DePuy ASR Hip Implant Failures Mount, with Devastating Effects

DePuy ASR hip implants continue to fail at an alarming rate. Patients who’ve received these systems are presenting about 20 new claims per week on average. About 4,000 cases already have been filed against DePuy and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, and it seems there’s no end in sight to the trouble.   DePuy ASR hip implants continue to fail, cases continue to mount Metal-on-metal design implicated in failure Victims face revision surgeries, uncertain complications from metals exposure   …

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Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Newer Studies Link Paxil, other SSRI Drugs to Birth Defects

Millions of Americans take antidepressants daily, especially the class of wonder drugs known as SSRIs. These include the well-known brands Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Prozac. The drugs are so successful at combating depression and anxiety that by one estimate as much as 15 percent of the world’s population might be using SSRIs in the not-so-distant future. But these drugs are not completely safe, and in particular carry the risk of serious birth defects to children born of mothers treated with …

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Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Hair Regrowth Drug Propecia Ruining Men’s Sex Lives

The giant drugmaker Merck is the target once again of serious product liability claims. Merck’s popular hair-loss treatment Propecia has come under fire for causing serious, lasting side effects – including impotence - in men who’ve used it.   Propecia regrows hair but may diminish sexual function Experience and independent study show side effects far worse than disclosed Failure to warn of side effects a recognized theory of products liability law   Propecia has been prescribed since 1997 for treatment of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Hundreds of Women Injured by Defective Pelvic Surgical Mesh

Riddle me this: cross a dysfunctional Food and Drug Administration with proposals to give drug and medical device makers immunity for defective products approved by the FDA, and what do you have? If you said a public health disaster in the making, go to the head of the class. The rest of you, please read on.   Defective plastic surgical mesh used to treat incontinence and prolapse Mesh approved for use without normal safety testing FDA approval process not a …

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Posted 3 years ago in Products Liability by Arthur Buono  
Pool Slide Fatality Yields $20 Million Verdict

A Massachusetts jury has awarded a $20.6 million verdict in the case of a woman who was killed in a backyard pool accident. The 29-year-old suffered a spinal cord injury when an inflatable pool slide collapsed under her weight. The award included $18 million in punitive damages against Toys ‘R Us, which sold the pool slide.   29-year-old wife, mom, killed in pool slide accident Pool slide was never tested against federal safety standard SaferProducts.gov lets consumers file, review product …

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