• The Mirena IUD is Manufactured by Bayer...
    ...the same company that has indicated to shareholders that it will reserve an additional $262.5 million to settle Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits over blood clots
  • Call the Mirena IUD Helpline and speak to a female medical social worker and a Mirena IUD lawyer
  • The Mirena IUD has had serious complications
    • Perforation of the uterus
    • The IUD can gravitate and become embedded in the uterus or abdomen
    • Pregnancy even with the Mirena inserted
    • Gravitation of the IUD, change in position
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Group A streptococcal sepsis
    • Infertility when the IUD becomes embedded
    • Need for surgical removal of the Mirena
  • The Mirena IUD is a flexible intrauterine device that is placed into the uterus through the vagina by a GYN. Mirena releases a continuous dose of hormones (levonorgestrel) to prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
  • Over 2 million women in the U.S. have used Mirena IUD for birth control.
    Mirena is one of the most common IUDs currently on the market.
  • Uterine Perforation Symptoms From the Mirena: If you have these symptoms see a physician immediately.
    • Lower abdominal pain
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
    • Bloating, rigidity and pain in the abdomen
    • Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Fever, Rapid heartbeat

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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Lawyers

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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Lawsuit Helpline

Did you suffer from permanent hair loss after using Taxotere?
Did you suffer from permanent hair loss after using Taxotere?

Our Taxotere lawyers are filing lawsuits for women who will have permanent hair loss from Taxotere

A lawsuit filed in California accused the makers of a popular breast cancer chemotherapy drug of hiding side effects, including permanent hair loss, and misrepresenting the drug’s benefits.

Ami Dodson filed a lawsuit against Sanofi-Aventis, the makers of the chemotherapy drug, Taxotere (docetaxel), claiming the drug caused her to suffer permanent hair loss (alopecia). Furthermore, she said the drug maker engaged in marketing schemes to drive up the sales of the drug while hiding the medication’s increased toxicity compared to other similar drugs.

Nearly 3 million women have a history of breast cancer in the U.S. Of these women, about 75 percent were prescribed Taxotere.

“Defendants [preyed] on one of the most vulnerable group of individuals at the most difficult time in their lives,” Dodson said in her complaint. “Defendants obtained billions of dollars in increased revenues at the expense of unwary cancer victims simply hoping to survive their condition and return to a normal life.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Taxotere in 1996 and by 2004, it raked in $1.4 billion each year for Sanofi. The drug is approved for use in treating a variety of cancers. In 2004, the FDA approved the drug despite significant toxicity that could cause leukemia and congestive heart failure, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Dodson claims she would not have used Taxotere if she had known it could cause permanent hair loss, especially since other less toxic options were available.

“Permanent baldness (permanent alopecia) is a disfiguring condition, especially for women,” said Dodson. “Women who experienced disfiguring permanent alopecia as a result of the use of Taxotere suffer great mental anguish as well as economic damages, including but not limited to loss of work or inability to work due to significant psychological damage.”

If you or a loved one has permanent hairloss or baldness from Taxotere call us for a Taxotere lawyer.

Is Baby Powder The Next Danger For Women? Ovarian Cancer

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Baby Powder- Shower To Shower- Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer Lawyers

Dangerous Drugs and Devices Harming women- Mirena IUD, Vaginal Mesh and Now Talcum Powder- Johnson’s Baby Powder and Talc Causing Ovarian Cancer. This may be the next big lawsuit as lawyers claim women have gotten ovarina cancer from these products. Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer lawsuits are being filed.

Ovarian Cancer Victims Win Talcum Powder Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has been sued by over 1,200 women who blame the company’s talcum powder products for their ovarian cancer. Not only are U.S. courts beginning to agree with them, juries have started to award victims millions of dollars in compensation.

Talcum powder, a popular moisture absorbing product, is made from talc, the popular name for hydrated magnesium silicate which occurs naturally as a mineral in formations like soapstone. For over 120 years, Johnson & Johnson has marketed talcum powder around the world as a baby powder and for adults to absorb sweat in products like Shower to Shower.

The company has long targeted women to increase sales. “Want to feel cool, smooth and dry? It’s as easy as taking powder from a baby,” was the text in a common Johnson & Johnson ad from the 1960s.

In the 1970s, the first studies emerged showing that talc was deeply embedded into ovarian cancers. Johnson & Johnson introduced corn starch alternatives but it continued to offer talc-based products. In 2014 Johnson & Johnson’s annual talcum powder sales were estimated at $374 million.

In 2007 Deane Berg, an ovarian cancer victim, hired a law firm named Beasley Allen, to sue the company. Johnson & Johnson offered Berg $1.3 million to settle out of court but she was determined to prove her case. In 2013, a North Dakota court ruled in her favor, resulting in 17,000 new claims for Beasley Allen.

A key witness in Berg’s trial was Daniel Cramer of Harvard University who has conducted research into talc and baby powder since the 1980s.
He estimates that talc contributes to 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer a year in the U.S.

“We calculated that (Berg) had had more than 8,000 applications of talcum powder. Tests showed the talc was in her ovaries, her endometrium and lymph nodes,” Dr. Cramer told Lawyers & Settlements. “Only 25 percent of women develop ovarian cancer before menopause. Deane Berg was premenopausal when she was diagnosed with stage-3 ovarian cancer. She had no family history of the disease, and no other risk factors such as the BRAC1 and BRAC2 gene.”

The next major case was Jacqueline Fox, an African-American woman who died of ovarian cancer last October. One of the key documents introduced at the trial was an internal company memo from 1992 that proposed targeting sales at African-American and Latino women to make up for declining sales.

In February, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family.

A third major case of victim Gloria Ristesund is slated to be heard in the same court this month.

The company denies that its talc products have any link to cancer. “We sympathize with the plaintiff’s family but firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by decades of scientific evidence,” Carol Goodrich, a J&J spokeswoman, told Bloomberg. “We have no higher responsibility than the health and safety of consumers and we are disappointed with the outcome of the trial.”

The World Health Organization says that talc is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Talc is banned in Europe but regulations are more lax in the U.S.

Consumer advocates say that it is time for the U.S. Congress to take action. “The fact is, many personal care products on store shelves—products we lather in our hair, rub on our skin, and put in our babies’ bathtubs—contain chemicals with known links to health problems, with no warnings at all to consumers,” writes Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, in Time magazine. “We also need to change the laws so that consumers and companies have access to the best information to make the most informed choices about the safest products.”

Did your Mom use Talcum powder for years. Does she have a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer? It may very well be from years of using Talc products to dry off. The particles travel up to the ovaries and remain there for years. Then- Ovarian cancer develops. Call Now

Talcum Powder Lawyers | Baby Powder Lawyers | Ovarian Cancer

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Talc Ovarian Cancer Lawyers

Baby Powder and Shower To Shower  Alert  for Ovarian Cancer
Studies have  linked  talcum powder to ovarian cancer.  Women are reporting ovarian cancer from years of using talc products like Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder  and Shower to Shower talc powder. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, about 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 14,240 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States. How many of these women will have used Talcom Powder products for years and have no idea that their ovarian cancer diagnosis is related to their use of Talc products.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit High Verdict

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered to pay $72 million  to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. A Talc victim was awarded  $10 million of actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages, according to the family’s lawyers and court records.

 

What Is Talcum Powder ?

Talcum powder is derived from talc, which is a hydrated magnesium silicate. Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made  of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It has been used by women over the years on genital areas because  it absorbs moisture and helps cut down on friction.

Dangers Of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower To Shower  Powder

Use of  talc products over the years may increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer. When these talc products are is applied  the talc may migrate into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries resulting in cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Swollen or bloated abdomen.
Bloating
Pressure or pain in the abdomen or pelvis
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary urgency or frequency
Change in bowel habits with  constipation and/or diarrhea

Speak To A  Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyer

Talcom Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers are  accepting nationwide lawsuits for  talcum powder products like Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder.

Gynecare Power Morcellator Lawyers | Power Morcellator Helpline

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Gynecare Power Morcellator Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon is facing  a product liability lawsuits filed by  women diagnosed with leimoyosarcoma following a laparoscopic hysterectomy.  New studies show that the company’s Gynecare power morcellators can cause  hidden uterine cancer to be spread throughout the body.

A complaint  was filed  indicating that a female  victim  now must take oral chemotherapy to keep leiomyosarcoma cancer  from spreading  by the hysterectomy power Morcellator  from killing her.

The manufacturer failed to adequately disclose the risk of cancer following laparoscopic hysterectomy morcellation, as the device may take hidden sarcomas contained within the uterus and chop up the tissue, causing a rapid dissemination of the aggressive cancer.

Power Morcellator Lawsuit Filed

During her hysterectomy in November 2008, Davis indicates that doctors used a Gynecare morcellator to cut up the uterus through a small incision in the abdomen. However, a biopsy of the removed tissue taken during the surgery was found to contain leiomyosarcoma cancer cells, which doctors were unable to discover or diagnose before the procedure.

As a result of the leiomyosarcoma diagnosis, Davis underwent multiple cycles of chemotherapy, but by April 11, three large masses were detected in her abdomen and pelvis, confirming that the cancer had spread. She underwent additional chemotherapy and now continues to take harsh oral chemotherapy drugs.

Morcellators have become  popular for use during hysterectomy and uterine fibroid removal surgicsl procedures.  It was discovered that the Morcellators have a high risk of spreading aggressive cancer cells that may be hidden within the uterus of some women, which doctors are unable to detect or diagnose before the surgery.

Davis’s complaint is one of a growing number of laparoscopic morcellator cancer lawsuits filed against Ethicon and other manufacturers of devices sold in recent years. Each of the cases raise similar allegations, indicating that manufacturers sold a defective and unreasonably dangerous medical device, failing to warn about the link between uterine fibroid surgery and cancer.

Power Morcellator MDL

All Ethicon  power morcellator lawsuits  have been consolidated  under  District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil in the District of Kansas.

If you Have been injured by a Power Morcellator contact our new Power Morcellator Cancer Helpline.

 

Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder- Ovarian Cancer

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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline

Talcum powder has been a  trusted household product for years. Did you know that the talc in talcom powder may be responsible for having  caused your  ovarian cancer.

In  1971 a study  revealed  that talc particles  move and can become embedded in your ovarian tissues.  40  years without restrictions or warnings of any kind has resulted in unsuspecting victims developing ovarian cancer. Did your mom use Johnson’s baby powder to dry up?

We have a special helpline for  claims from women, like your mom or sister, who developed ovarian cancer after using a Johnson & Johnson powder product.

How Is Talcum Powder Related To Ovarian Cancer?
When Talc is  ground into powder is used on the genitals, talc particles can travel into the ovaries and remain trapped for years. These particles can cause inflammation and lead to the growth of ovarian cancer cells very similar to asbestos related mesothelioma in the lungs.

Lawsuit Won In Favor of the Plaintiff
The first  talc baby powder cancer lawsuit was  won in 2013. A federal jury recently found that talcum contained in some Johnson & Johnson powders contributed to a woman’s ovarian cancer.

The plaintiff in this case was diagnosed with ovarian cancer  after about 30 years of using  Shower-to-Shower body powder-as part of her personal hygiene routine. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn her of a link between the use of talc-based powder for feminine hygiene and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

This outcome sets the stage for thousands of women who have developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based products.

 

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update, Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Helpline

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Another medical device harming women is the vaginal mesh. Over 300,000 women have been implanted with a Prolene mesh product for either prolapse or urinary incontinence. Women are suffering and lawsuits have been filed under an MDL or multi district litigation very much like the MDL for the Mirena IUD.

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation

A multi districrt litigation consolidates massive numbers of nationwide lawsuits under one judge.

If you or a loved one: a friend, mother, sister or loved one has been implanted with a vaginal mesh and is having complications and the doctor is telling them that it is not the mesh they should contact us immediately to speak to a medical social worker and vaginal mesh lawyer.

Two vaginal mesh lawsuits have gone to trial. In March, a New Jersey Superior Court jury weighing claims in that litigation’s first Ethicon bellwether trial ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a recipient of the Gynecare Prolift device. (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey) Last July, a jury in California awarded $5.5 million to a woman and her husband in the nation’s first C.R. Bard vaginal mesh trial. (Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California)

 

Mirena Perforation Lawsuits, Laproscopic Surgical Removal Lawsuit Lawyers

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We are no longer accepting Mirena IUD Lawsuits

Attention Ladies: Mirena IUD lawyers are filing lawsuits where your device migrated, become embedded in and perforated your uterus and was  removed with laproscopic surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive type of surgery that utilizes a tool called a laparoscope, which has a light, video camera, and surgical instruments on the end. A surgeon watches a video monitor to guide surgery. The benefit of this surgery is that it minimizes risks during surgery, reduces pain, and reduces recovery time.

 Ladies with a Perforation from Your Mirena IUD
Lawyers are filing Mirena IUD lawsuits for perforations where the device must be laproscopically removed.

If your Mirena IUD moved, migrated or gravitated out of the original insertion position after a followup found everything was ok we need to hear from you ASAP  to have your case reviewed for a  MIRENA IUD  Lawsuit .

Surgical Devices Harmful To Women, Lawyers For Stryker Hip Replacement

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The FDA reports that these metal on metal and metal component hip implants  put women at a higher risk. Both the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II are  dangerous surgical implants that have a greater failure rate and complications for women.

Many articles and reports have been released that discuss hip replacements having a greater failure rate in women.

Hip replacements like Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.  The research was financed by the Food and Drug Administration. Another report discusses hip resurfacing and states a drawback for women because of the bone weakening that accompanies menopause. Meanwhile, even advocates of resurfacing acknowledge that they have yet to agree on how best to screen women for the procedure.

“We were surprised by the results, as studies suggest that larger heads should have  lower wear and a lower risk of dislocation. However, we have seen an increase in revisions for pain and loosening, particularly in women,” says Alison Smith, a study author and statistician at the University of Bristol in the U.K. Depending on patient age and implant head size, the revision rate for all-metal hips is three to four times higher in women and two to three times higher in men compared with other implants.

The FDA Reports Women At a Higher Risk For Failure

The Food and Drug Administration, along with its safety communication, has included a list of risk factors that can increase a patient’s chances of suffering from metal on metal hip implant complications. Patients who are overweight, female, or physically active are more likely to suffer complications related to these hip replacement systems, and patients who have a sensitivity to certain metals, have kidney failure, have a suppressed immune system, or take corticosteroids are also more at risk.

It seems women are always the victims for these manufacturers that choose profits over warnings.

Hip Replacement Failure More Likely In Women, Study Says Studies on Google News Today

Hip replacements are more likely to fail in women than in men, but the overall risk of implant failure is low–according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, and that was funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Women account for the majority of the more than 400,000 patients who undergo either full or partial hip replacements in the U.S. each year.

“This is the first step in what has to be a much longer-term research strategy to figure out why women have worse experiences,” said Diana Zuckerman, president of the nonprofit National Research Center for Women & Families.

It appears the smaller frame and difference in the curve of the hip and pelvic region accounts for this. Anatomy appears to play a role.  Women tend to have smaller joints and bones than men, and so they tend to need smaller artificial hips. Devices with smaller femoral heads  the ball-shaped part of the ball-and-socket joint in an artificial hip are more likely to dislocate and require a surgical repair.

I wonder why there cannot be two types of replacements, one for women and one for men. But, since they are all being recalled it would just mean more injured women. I am sure there would be extensive marketing to hook women in explaining how their lives would remain active and have a better quality. If you or a wife, mother, girlfriend or female loved one has been injured by these hip implants contact us and we will direct you to a Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer.

Mirena IUD MDL Formed For Perforations In New York, Mirena IUD Lawyers Ready

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An MDL ( Multi district litigation ) has formed in New York. The Mirena multi district litigation will allow for all Mirena IUD pewrforation cases to be heard under one judge in one jurisdiction. This allows for an easy and quick filing of lawsuits and means you do not need a local lawyer to file your lawsuit as all the cases will be heard in New York.

This consolidation applies to all Mirena IUD injury perforation injury lawsuits and will include all  cases filed in the the federal court system. Dangerous drugs and devices lawsuits often end up as a multi district consolidation. Now the  Mirena IUD  perforation lawsuits will be centralized before one judge, U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York, for pretrial proceedings in Re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2434). The Transfer Order, which was filed on April 8, 2013 states that the MDL currently consists of eight cases in eight different districts.

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Checklist

The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications. However to file a Mirena IUD products liability lawsuit you must meet certain criteria. Now, although you were never told you had some of these issues and believe you do not qualify, you should see a physician to be sure. Perforation of the intestine leads to leakage of intestinal contents into the abdominal cavity. This causes inflammation called peritonitis. A uterine perforation is a hole made through the wall of the uterus. Some of the medical conditions that may imply a perforation of the uterus or abdomen, or that indicate your Mirena may have moved or become embedded in an organ include:

  • Inability to feel or locate the string
  • Bleeding from vagina or bowel
  • Severe sharp pain in the abdomen
  • Lower back pain
  • Sharp jabbing pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
  • Bloating, rigidity and pain in the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Rapid heartbeat

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Checklist

The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications however, in order to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit your Mirena IUD lawyer will be looking for the following:

1. Mirena IUD must be the product implanted

2. You must have gone to your 4-6 week follow up appointment and your doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD was properly implanted.

3. The Mirena IUD has perforated your uterus or other organ. The Mirena must have moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded in your uterus or an organ and/or there is a perforation injury.

4. This usually means the Mirena , needs to be or will be surgically removed.

A lot of Mirena women either don’t go to follow up appointment or by the time they go to follow up the Mirena has already moved. If that happens this becomes a med mal issue and not a products issue. The statute of limitations starts to run when you knew Mirena perforated an organ.

Of course, consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above to see if the Mirena has moved and caused a perforation. Consult with one of our Mirena IUD lawyers to be sure.

We need to hear from you asap. Do not delay. Every state has a statute of limitations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirena IUD Lawsuit Alert, What You Need To Know To File A Mirena Lawsuit

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The Mirena IUD causes many symptoms and complications however, in order to file a Mirena IUD lawsuit your Mirena IUD lawyer will be looking for the following:

1. Mirena  IUD must be the product implanted
2. You must have gone to  your 4-6week follow up appointment the and doctor has confirmed that your Mirena IUD  was properly implanted
3. The Mirena IUD has perforated uterus or other organ. The Mirena must have moved out of position, gravitated and has become embedded  in your uterus or an organ and/or  there is a perforation injury.
 4. This usually means the Mirena , needs to be or will be surgically removed
A lot of Mirena women either don’t go to follow up appointment or by the time they go to follow up the mirena has already moved. If that happens this becomes a med mal issue and not a products issue. The statute of limitations starts to run when you knew mirena perforated an organ.
To find out more about the Mirena IUD lawsuits call the Mirena IUD Helpline. Mirena IUD Helpline  lawyers are accepting  Mirena side effect cases  for embedment in the uterine wall, uterine bleeding and IUD expulsion.  Mirena lawyers are offering a free consultation to women suffering from the Mirena IUD.