Drug Injury

Contraceptive Device Essure And Its Devastating Side Effects

by NPHM | September 17th, 2018

As advancements in biomedical technology continue to create new opportunities for convenient and painless solutions, more and more products are appearing on shelves and in hospitals with the promise of providing an easy fix to any medical problem. Aside from creating treatments for currently incurable diseases, streamlining medicinal processes is arguably the largest focus of […]

It’s Risky To Use Prescription Drugs For Non-Approved Use

by Staff | November 30th, 2015

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine study, released this month, suggests that doctors should take greater care in prescribing medications to treat conditions for which the medication was neither intended nor approved by the FDA. 12% of drugs prescribed by doctors are prescribed for uses other than those approved by the […]

Latest Warning for Viekira Pak and Technivie Liver Damage

by | November 3rd, 2015

Viekira Pak™ and Technivie™ Liver Damage In October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning regarding a potential link between liver damage and two medications used to treat Hepatitis C. Here are the latest details on the new warnings regarding Viekira Pak and Technivie. The Warnings The FDA approved Viekira Pak and Technivie in December […]

Operating Rooms – Where Medication Errors Occur 50% Of The Time.

by Staff | October 29th, 2015

About half of all surgeries involve a medication error or unintended drug side effect, according to a study done at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the world’s most prestigious medical centers. More than one third of the errors caused injury to the patient. The researchers observed 277 procedures performed at Mass General and found there […]

The Most Common Types of Drug Injury

by | June 30th, 2015

Each year, millions of Americans are harmed after taking medications prescribed to them by their doctors. There are many different types of drug injuries a patient can suffer. Our drug injury attorneys at the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that some of the most commonly reported cases of a patient being negatively affected […]

Poor Sanitation, Licensing Infractions Responsible for 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

by | April 30th, 2015

More information is beginning to emerge regarding the circumstances that led to a massive fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred several years ago and claimed dozens of lives while leaving hundreds of others sickened. Reports indicate the New England Compounding Center (NECC)—the facility responsible for manufacturing the tainted drugs that spread the disease—repeatedly failed to adhere […]

Study Shows Workout Supplements Return to Market With Same Risks

by | October 23rd, 2014

Dietary supplements can be an effective way to meet your health and fitness goals, but they can also put you at serious risk of harm. Recent findings showing that despite being pulled from the market due to unsafe manufacturing, packaging, or ingredients, many recalled products return to the market a short time later with the […]

Workout Supplement Health Risks Receive Focus After Ohio Teen’s Fatal Overdose

by | July 24th, 2014

Manufacturers of the foods and supplements Americans consume each day are supposed to test their products to ensure their safety. Yet each year, a large number of products are released to the public that are subsequently found to cause consumers serious harm. Workout supplement health risks have gained media attention once again after an Ohio […]

Do the risks outweigh the potential benefits of low testosterone therapy?

by Jordan Lebovitz | June 25th, 2014

Earlier this year, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication alerting the public of its investigation into “Low Testosterone Therapy” medications. These drugs were FDA approved ONLY for men “who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition.”. However, these “therapies” are marketed to all men who have decreased sex […]

Where Will Your Case Be Filed: Likelihood of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) In Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

by Jordan Lebovitz | April 17th, 2014

A key component to successfully resolving claims against medical device or pharmaceutical companies is venue. Venue is the Court where your case is filed. Venue depends on a variety of different factors including, but not limited to, where the injury occurred, where the Plaintiff (the injured person) lives, or where the Defendant (Pharmaceutical company) is […]