Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on December 5, 2015 in Consumer AlertsResearchers are linking more long-term, damaging side effects to use of certain antibiotics, which are among the most often prescribed medications in the world. According to studies published recently in research journals: Four antibiotics known as macrolides – erythromycin, Zithromax, Biaxin and quinolone – carry a small but statistically significant risk for sudden cardiac death Children... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on December 4, 2015 in Consumer AlertsNot 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 her neighborhood for exercise, and generally led what most of us would... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on September 25, 2015 in Consumer AlertsBard, 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 mesh products. This time the allegations involve the company’s Recovery IVC (inferior... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on August 14, 2015 in Consumer AlertsA 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 by 3Mtm, is the subject of a number of lawsuits claiming 3M was aware of Bair Hugger... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on April 27, 2015 in Consumer AlertsContaminated, 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 that was later found to be contaminated with yeast. In 2013, 72 people in 16 states contracted hepatitis traced... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on January 12, 2015 in Consumer AlertsIs Miralax safe for our children? Major concerns have surfaced that indicate otherwise. As of March 2012, the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System showed 2,257 incidents involving polyethylene glycol 3350, or simply PEG, the active ingredient in Miralax (a Bayer product) according to a consumer group based in New York. These incidents included serious kidney,... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on November 10, 2014 in Consumer AlertsThe 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 the FDA nor the company has said. But it can’t be good. Meanwhile, there have been at... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on September 12, 2014 in Consumer AlertsLike 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 that some side effects may outweigh the benefits, the days of freely prescribing antibiotics need to end. Drug companies are... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on August 7, 2014 in Consumer AlertsDoes talcum powder regularly applied to the genital area increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer? A jury in North Dakota last October found that it did. A class action requested in California claims it does, showing that a growing number of women are obviously concerned about it. If you or a loved one developed... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 25, 2014 in Consumer AlertsPaxil lawsuits got a boost earlier this month. A federal appeals court in Illinois ruled a widow may proceed with her wrongful death lawsuit against Paxil manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline even though the medication at issue was a generic not manufactured by the company. Wendy Dolin is suing GSK over the death of her husband, Stewart, a prominent Chicago... Read More
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