All prescription drugs that desire to be marketed in the U.S. must gain the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Through the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), which assures that safe and effective drugs are available to the American people, a prescription drug must pass a series of trials. Please understand that the FDA does not develop, manufacture or test drugs. Drug manufacturers submit full reports of a drug’s studies to the CDER so that the Center can evaluate its data. The studies answer the question, “Does this drug work for the proposed use?” By analyzing the data, CDER reviewers assess the benefit-to-risk relationship and determine if the drug will be approved. Once the drug has been placed on the market, the FDA continues to monitor it through post-marketing reports sent in by the manufacturer and through the MedWatch program – an FDA program that allows consumers and health care professionals to report serious side effects, quality control issues, and medical errors associated with drugs and products regulated by the FDA.

Sometimes, an unanticipated side effect manifests itself once the drug has been made available to the U.S. market. If the side effect is serious enough, the FDA may issue a warning to the public and request that changes be made to the drug’s label. If the side effect is extremely serious and the FDA decides that the risks of the drug outweigh its benefits, then the FDA may recall the drug.

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Each year, thousands of people die from or are seriously injured by prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and medical devices they believe to be safe. If you or a loved one have taken a defective drug, experienced problems with a defective medical device or used a defective product, then contact our law firm immediately. Consult an attorney privately to learn your legal rights. All information is held in the strictest of confidence.

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Unforeseen Cancer Development After Morcellation

Financial compensation may be available to females who have been diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcoma following a laparoscopic hysterectomy or uterine fibroid removal surgery.  To qualify, the female must have undergone a surgery in which the procedure included the use of a morcellator, a power device used to cut the uterine tissue before it is suctioned out with minimal incisions. The leading pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, is now recalling thousands of morcellators nationwide.

This issue was presented when a woman developed uterine leiomyosarcoma after having a laparoscopic hysterectomy. She was not examined or diagnosed with any cancers before the procedure was performed.  During the shredding of the uterus, fibroids and cells containing malignant cancers spread to other areas of her body, resulting in an advanced stage of cancer. Doctors have never been called performed examinations in search of cancers prior to a hysterectomy, so this was not a routine gone badly.  It was the poor manufacturing of the medical device in which the problem was discovered. J&J are currently facing hundreds of cases nationwide against women affected by their product.

FDA Investigation for Morcellator

After investigations by the FDA and a recall by J&J, these women are still left with one scary beast to defeat: cancer.  The negligent acts of a pharmaceutical manufacturer will be tamed, however, justice must be served for the innocent women affected by the morcellators.

Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has developed uterine leiomyosarcoma or the spread of any cancer following a invasive, laparoscopy hysterectomy, an attorney from The Willis Law Firm is willing to review your potential claim. An action against the manufactures could result in compensation for your pain and suffering.  Call today for your FREE consultation and legal advice.  Our experts are waiting to talk with you.  Call The Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858.

J & J Power Morcellator Spreading Unobserved Cancers

The Willis Law Firm is investigating cases of women who underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy and have been diagnosed with cancer following their doctor’s use of a morcellator.  A morcellator is a high-powered medical device used to cut and remove uterine fibroids.  The rotating blades grind the uterus into small pieces to make removal through a small incision in the abdomen area effortless.  The mega-manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been under fire since the release of the medical device, and is recalling morcellators nationwide.

Hysterectomy Device causing the Spread of Cancer

Although morcellators have provided a less invasive hysterectomy along with a quick recovery, there are other issues that extend with the use of this product.  Before the cutting procedure occurs in a hysterectomy, there are no steps taken to determine whether any cancer is active in the uterus.  Therefore, the cutting of the uterus results in fibroids containing cancer cells dodging into other areas of the female’s body, such as the pelvis or abdomen.

These extreme risks to a woman’s heath pose the question: why were morcellators ever manufactured or approved for use by doctors if a hysterectomy could be performed with the uterus intact?  The morecellator was designed to make a hysterectomy less invasive and less painful for women who are required to have this performed. In hindsight, women across the nation can confidently say that they would have taken the longer recovery route and a scar over any form of cancer from the cutting of their uterus.  There are attorney’s nationwide accepting these cases in hope of assuring justice for the females affected by this defective product.

Post Hysterectomy Cancer Lawsuit

Have you or someone you know suffered cancer after having a hysterectomy performed with a morcellator? If so, legal aids are standing by at The Willis Law Firm to assist you in your free consultation.  You have legal options and rights in furtherance of a claim against the negligent manufacturer. At no cost we can offer you legal advice to put your mind and sickness at ease.  Call TODAY toll-free at 1-800-883-9858.

Serious Side Effects of Benicar

As Benicar is being investigated and safety warnings have been issues by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), individuals are seeing lasting consequences of the detrimental side effects that were not properly warned of when the drug was placed on the market.  Benicar, a hyperextension drug taken to regulate and control blood pressure, is not only under investigation, but also receiving an influx of negative exposure as a result of its lasting side effects.

The drug has caused severe gastrointestinal problems among Benicar consumers.  These conditions are similar to individuals with sprue-like enteropathy, a disease comparable to those who are required to intake a gluten free diet.  Because of the condition, the small intestine is unable to absorb certain nutrients. Without absorption, the body uncomfortably creates waste that it cannot tolerate.  Symptoms such as chronic diarrhea and substantial weight loss are signs that you may have this gastrointestinal disease.

Consumers of Benicar are seeing long-terms effects of the drug after discontinuing their consumption. The side effects have lasted long past their final ingestion, and the injuries due to Benicar have not seized.  Patients are continuing to experience the malnutrition, dehydration, and severe diarrhea due to the consumption of Benicar from a prior period of their life. Without the ability for the GI system to rebuild itself and its tolerance, Benicar has potentially impaired the individuals for what could be a lifetime of health problems.

Looking for a Benicar Side Effects Lawyer?

Lawyers nationwide are accepting Benicar cases.  The attorneys at the Willis Law Firm are educated in pharmaceutical litigation and our experts are ready to discuss your Benicar claim with you today.  Call toll-free for your FREE consult and to consider what legal options may be available to you.  If you or someone you know has suffered from the blood pressure medication, Benicar, call TODAY the Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858.

Lawsuits have recently been filed against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, for manufacturing a prescription drug named Risperidone.  The shelf name of this drug is Risperdal.  In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this drug as a treatment for autism, schizophrenia and mania.  Risperdal was designed to alter certain hormones and substances in the brain, and is classified as an antipsychotic drug. Although users were experiencing an improvement of their mental condition, there was an associated increase in the risk of development Gynecomastia in boys and young men. The young men have experienced the highest risk, due to the continuing development and growing of their bodies.

Some of the victims have experienced and suffered from enlarged breasts to double mastectomies. The side effects in men and the increased risk of Gynecomastia are terrifying. The side effects not only include the growth of female-like breasts, but also emotional trauma, work depression, and anxiety.  The implications of the social side effects are heavy in men with careers due to the emotional baggage that Gynecomastia can bring into your life. Also, there is no guarantee that a procedure such as a mastectomy will remove the emotional scars cased by the embarrassment and pain while engaging in every day life with a condition as such.

The victims of Risperdal have suffered from the effects far beyond what any man should ever have to endure. Johnson & Johnson has paid billions in fines over Risperdal lawsuits, and are continuing to feel the heat from the FDA, attorneys, and victims of this potent drug that was carelessly manufactured. Several Risperdal Gynecomastia, enlargement of male breast, actions have been reported and filed against Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Janssen.

Mental health physicians strongly encourage these young boys and men to take action before significant mental and emotional pain take over their life. The shame and humiliation can be healed and recovered and we want to help you.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Gynecomastia and has experienced side effects as such listed, you may have a claim against one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the nation. Call The Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858 for your free case evaluation or fill out the Online Form to the Right ->

Talcum powder used by hundreds of thousands of women may be responsible for causing an increased risk of Ovarian Cancer. Recently, a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was filed as a class action against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in California federal court. This lawsuit claims that J & J’s baby powder / talcum powder products can significantly increase the risk of ovarian cancer when used by women for personal hygiene.

Talcum Powder – Cancer Risk

According to cancer studies, women who used baby /talcum powder in their genital areas were at a 33% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared to women who did not use the products on their genitals. The only warnings on many of the baby powder and talc powder is to keep the powder away from the eyes, avoid inhaling it, and to use it only externally.

Evidence shows that Johnson & Johnson knew as early as the early 1980’s. Sixteen years later, the American Cancer Society warned that a new study showed that women who used the powder more frequently and over longer periods of time were at greater risk of ovarian cancer from talc-based baby and body powders.

Talc Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyer

If you or a loved one used talcum powder, baby or body powders that contained talc and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, then you may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit for the injuries and losses that you have suffered.  You may be legally entitled to financial compensation.

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FDA Wants Cancer Warning on J& J’s Morcellators

Women around the nation are developing cancer after doctors performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy used a morcellator manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  A morcellator is a power devised used to cut up the uterus and surrounding tissue and cells to make removal less complicated. When this type of hysterectomy is performed verses a vaginal or abdominal removal, the recovery time is decreased from approximately six weeks to two weeks. Although the recovery time is significantly less, prior patients who had a hysterectomy using a morcellator are experiencing a far greater medical condition than an additional four weeks of recovery would have involved.

When women are admitted into surgery for a laparoscopic hysterectomy, they are only examined via ultrasound to confirm that the uterus and other female organs are ready for removal. However, this surgical procedure has resulted in cancer matriculation throughout the abdomen and pelvis areas.  In the present cases, the uterus was not examined for cancer prior to the surgery, and morcellation cause the living cancer to be cut and spread through the body.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning in April of 2014 to J&J about the increase in cancer susceptibility when a morcellator is used in laparoscopic surgeries.  J&J immediately halted global sales and promotion.  Only a short week later, a woman’s family who suffered the loss of their loved one due to cancer after having a hysterectomy using the laparoscopic morcellator filed the first case against the mega-manufacturer. J&J has currently asked all doctors to return all power morcellators in hopes of showing consumers their best effort in securing these families justice.

 Hysterectomy Device Cancer Lawsuit

The Willis Law Firm is accepting cases nationwide.  If you or a loved one has suffered or is suffering from cancer after having a hysterectomy in which a morcellator was used, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation.  Our attorneys are standing by to provide our expert opinion and discuss the legal options available to you.  At no charge you will be given comfort in knowing that we are on your team and want justice for the pain and suffering that a morcellator has contributed to your life.  Call TODAY The Willis Law Firm 1-800-883-9858.

 

Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Linked

Evidence confirms that since the early 1970s, baby powder manufacturers have been aware, yet unresponsive, to the risks associated with the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer.  Meanwhile, one of the largest cosmetics corporations in the nation has intentionally partnered with talc mining companies to obtain the intensely dangerous mineral used in these products advertised to be clinically proven as safe, gentle and mild.  Leading the baby powder industry, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has additionally marketed the use of baby powder to result in smooth and fresh skin, however, numerous cancer prevention associations insist that this marketing has proven Johnson & Johnson irresponsible in marketing such a product in false light.  Despite multiple petitions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the hazardous mineral talc has yet to receive any regulation of its use in the United States.  Subsequently, justice must be obtained for the women who have suffered and died as a result of the use of baby powder, initiated through talcum powder cancer lawsuits.

Science Behind Talc Powder and Cancer Risks to Women

Though one the most natural-occurring substances, talc powder has been linked to ovarian cancer in women. Talc, the main ingredient in baby powder, is an extremely delicate mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen.  The mineral is mined and used in many industries, including papermaking, paint, electric cable, and cosmetics.  Talc in its powder form is used as a rash preventative, absorbing excess moisture and reducing friction between the skins.  The mineral, while few redeeming qualities do exist, has a comparable chemical composition with asbestos, another substance known to cause life-threatening cancers.  As women use baby powder, the direct application of the talc to the genital area results in the mineral traveling up the vagina and into the ovaries, where the cancer is developed and proliferated.  The cancer cells continue to grow in an uncontrolled manner, invading the tissue and eventually spreading throughout the body. The growth of ovarian cancer cells can be deadly and the use of baby powder can increase your risk of ovarian cancer.

Experts and research shows that approximately one in five American women applies talcum powder to her genital area on a daily bases.  Cancer cell development from talc powder is a product of the talc particles creating an inflammatory response in the ovaries. Medical experts have long known that inflammation in the ovaries causes proliferation of cells, further resulting in the malignant transformation of ovarian cancer cells. The build-up of the talc particles in the ovaries combined with the said inflammation leaves a woman three times as likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who refrain from use. Talc particles can settle into the body tissue for many years, leaving the female users in grave risk of cancer.

Talc Powder Cancer Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has used a talc-based baby powder and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, our law firm is waiting to diligently work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.  You can rest assured that we will provide the highest quality of legal representation to eliminate your worry and burden during this troubling time, and further guarantee that we will charge you no fee unless we win compensation on your behalf.
Call us TODAY to answer your questions and determine the legal actions available to you through a Talc Powder Cancer Lawsuit. Call our law firm today at 1-800-883-9858

FDA Warns of Benicar Diarrhea Side Effects

Benicar is a drug used to monitor and reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP).  Common side effects of Benicar that are listed on the label include: back pain, headaches, dizziness and bronchitis, flu-like symptoms and hematuria.  All drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are required to have a companion warning labels with a list of potential and familiar, yet more infrequent, side effects. Nonetheless, some drugs fail to list all side effects until someone is effected by the drug in a negative capacity, causing severe medical attention.

A more serious potential side effect has come to light associated with the drug Benicar. Individuals nationwide are experiencing severe diarrhea, hindering their ability to participate in their daily activities. Amongst the condition patients have experienced nausea, vomiting, and considerable weight loss. In 2013, the FDA required Benicar to enlist new warnings, however, some users of the medication are experiencing a so-called lasting effect of the drug. Individuals who have stopped the medication are still under the wraths of the drug, experience excessive diarrhea and sickness.

The implications of lasting diarrhea and stomach issues extend further than just uncomfortability.  Chronic diarrhea can leave individuals feeling:

  • Dehydrated – loss of the body’s ability to keep and maintain electrolytes
  • Malnourished – inability to consume and ingest nutritional foods and receive the benefits
  • Weak immune system – damage to the bodies vital need to protect and maintain cells, blood, and muscles

Talk to a Benicar Lawyer Today

Amongst all these listed side effects is the potential for Benicar to take the life of a user.  If you or a loved one has been affected by the hypertension, or blood pressure medication, Benicar, call The Willis Law Firm to discuss your legal options. An attorney is waiting to talk to you and give you your FREE consultation. Call toll-free TODAY 1-800-883-9858 or fill out the ONLINE FORM to the Right ->

 

Common Product Found in Baby Powder Connected to Cancer

For over four decades, the healthcare industry including, but not limited to, medical professionals, medical science researchers, and organizations directed towards cancer awareness have been conscious of a potential link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer in women. Unfortunately, only a mediocre effort has been put forth from the healthcare industry in petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and potentially recall thousands upon thousands of bottles of baby powder containing talcum powder.  The leading manufacturer of baby powder has also been aware of the life-threatening risks linked to the product; however, no action has been administrated for a recall, and the manufacturers further continue to market their product as safe, gentle and mild.

Studies and Talcum Powder Awareness

A casual link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder usage has been amongst topics of cancer awareness organizations since the 1970’s.  Talcum powder is used in many cosmetics, predominantly in baby powders as a rash preventative and moisture absorbent.  A study administered by the American Association for Cancer Research (insert hyperlink:http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/6/8/811 ) suggests a high probability of an aggressive connection between ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder. The numbers within these studies speak volume, particularly those relating a 30% higher risk of cancer with those females who applied talcum powder to the genital area over a period of time.

Jury Found Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn of Talcum Powder Link to Cancer

A leading manufacturer has failed to warn consumers of a link between cancer and talcum powder.  The powder has an extremely comparable chemical composition with asbestos, another substance known to cause life-threating cancers.  Less than one year ago, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was found negligent by a jury verdict due to inadequate warning of this known link to cancer and their baby powder product line.   J&J was aware of the impending issues with females applying the powder to their genitals, yet did not allege to any warning whatsoever.  J&J and Talc Powder

Ovarian Cancer Lawyer

Our firm is duly working to gather more information on the safety of talcum powder and the makers of baby powder containing this mineral.  If you or someone you know has been affected with ovarian cancer and has prior use of talcum powder in the vaginal area, please call us TODAY to answer your questions and determine the legal actions available to you through a lawsuit.  Call our firm today at 1-800-883-9858.

Ethicon Mesh Recall

In June of 2012, the Ethicon, Inc. division of Johnson & Johnson notified the US Food and Drug Administration that it would no longer be offering some of its Gynecare Women’s Health Mesh products. Although this Ethicon mesh recall was voluntary and not mandated by the FDA, Johnson & Johnson will also case to commercialize these products. They will also be notifying physicians and patients in order to allow them the opportunity to select other treatment options. The four products impacted by this mesh recall decision by Ethicon are the following:

  • Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Ethicon Gynecare TVT Secur System
  • Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Gynecare Prolift+M Pelvic Floor Repair System

Ethicon Mesh FDA Warning

These decisions by Ethicon to recall the advertisements and offering of these mesh products comes following several warnings from the FDA regarding the increased risk of complications associated with the transvaginal use of surgical mesh. As early as 2008, the FDA warned about vaginal mesh following a large number of adverse event reports in the time period between 2008-2007. However, from2008-2010, there were an even larger number of incidents reported. When the US Food and Drug Administration compiled literature regarding Ethicon and other brands of mesh using data from 1996-2011, they were able to conclude that complications from vaginal mesh are NOT RARE and mesh products were deemed an area of ongoing concern.

Ethicon Mesh Recall Lawsuits

The victims of Ethicon Mesh injuries often choose to pursue litigation against the manufacturer of their particular device. At present there is both state and federal level litigation pending against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. Additionally, mesh recall lawsuits are pending against several other manufacturers as well, including C. R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and American Medical Systems. Many of these mesh lawsuits were filed after the FDA declared that transvaginal mesh did not appear to provide any benefits for patients that would justify the increase in risk and complications.

File an Ethicon Mesh Recall Lawsuit: Attorney Consultation

Have you experienced mesh erosion or other serious injury following treatment with an Ethicon mesh implant? If so, contact the Willis Law Firm today for a free and confidential recall lawsuit consultation. We know that these are potentially embarrassing women’s health issues, so we have female consultants available for your comfort. Currently, we are assessing Ethicon lawsuit claims in all fifty states, and all mesh clients are represented on a fee contingent basis. If we don’t recover for you, you don’t have to pay any legal or attorney’s fees.