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Study Finds Long-Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk of Kidney Damage

Approximately 15 million Americans use proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications to treat heartburn, a condition in which acid from the stomach travels into the esophagus. Unfortunately, a new study has linked long-term use of PPI drugs such as Prevacid,… Read More

VW settlement vehicles listed and payment process explained

After the highly publicized discovery that Volkswagen circumvented EPA regulations to hide nitric oxide emissions, the automaker is in the middle of the biggest class action settlement in history. Now that the German auto giant has agreed to settle consumer… Read More

Hundreds of Fetal Deaths Linked to Essure

More than 300 fetal deaths have been caused by Essure, a permanent birth control medical device made by Bayer. This staggering statistic was uncovered in an independent analysis of FDA data by Madris Tomes, CEO of Device Events, a medical device data… Read More

Petition Now to Protect Generic Drug Victims

Eighty percent of all prescriptions written in the U.S. are for generic drugs. Yet, if you are seriously injured by a generic drug that is not adequately labeled or is prescribed for an “off-label” use, you currently have no legal remedy. Our firm… Read More

The Lipitor Case That Pfizer Doesn’t Want To be Heard

Not only did Sophia* develop diabetes from Lipitor, so did her doctor. This is their story. Sophia, a woman in her 50s, worked at a local medical clinic, loved shopping with friends and spending time with her family. She volunteered at her church, walked… Read More

Scandal Hits Dangerous Medical Device Maker Bard – Again

Bard, formerly known as C.R. Bard, has been accused – again – of knowingly selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous medical device. Bard is a familiar foe to us; we most recently fought them on behalf of women maimed by Bard’s defective vaginal… Read More

Infection after Hip or Knee Surgery Linked to Warming Device

A device used to keep patients warm during hip or knee replacement surgery has been linked to serious post-surgical infections that sometimes require second surgeries and, in one case, amputation. The device, known as the Bair Huggertm and manufactured… Read More

Killer Supplements Have Got to Go

Contaminated, fraudulently labeled dietary supplements have killed people and will continue killing people until the industry is reeled in and held accountable. An infant in Connecticut died last December after being given a well-known probiotic supplement… Read More

Hopes Fade, Lawsuits Mount for Blood Thinner Xarelto

The newest blood thinner on the market, Xarelto, has been hit with a double whammy. The FDA has disclosed that Xarelto maker Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has recalled 13,500 bottles of the medicine due to contamination. Contamination from what, neither… Read More

Sinus and Urinary Infection Antibiotics Not Worth the Risk

Like most of us, I’ve taken antibiotics many times. I’m also aware that over the years certain strong antibiotics have been prescribed for everything from common colds—that they won’t fix—to major bacterial infections. However, with increasing evidence… Read More

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