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cough syrup recall, Chicago product liability attorneyA cough syrup distributed by Master Herbs, Inc. is being recalled because it contains undisclosed morphine. Made in China, the licorice cough syrup was distributed in 100 ml bottles at Chinese grocery stores in California, New Jersey, Hawaii, Illinois, Ohio, and Nevada. Although to date, no one has reported being harmed by the medication, the implications are highly concerning, particularly for those that may have an oversensitivity to morphine.

Side Effects of Morphine

Morphine, which is a powerful narcotic, can cause a battery of adverse effects, ranging from stomach cramps to respiratory problems and death. Those that suffer from oversensitivity are especially prone to severe and potentially fatal side effects. Although, typically, symptoms subside, those that are suffering from respiratory distress, severe allergic reaction, or other potentially fatal symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

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Bayer Yaz settlement, Chicago defective drugs lawyerAccording to plaintiffs in the case against Bayer, the makers of the drospierenone-containing Yaz and Yasmin, and Barr Laboratories makers of the generic form, Ocella, the drugs have caused arterial clots that resulted in life-threatening complications, including stroke and heart attack.

Recently, Bayer agreed to pay $56.9 million to establish a settlement program for those claims, but if fewer than 97.5 percent of the eligible plaintiffs fail to participate, they will be able to withdraw. It is not clear at this time if the manufacturers of Ocella will contribute to the settlement, or, if so, how much.

Court documents originally contained 12,000 files, all with multiple plaintiffs, making it the largest multidistrict litigation in the nation at its height. But the defendants reportedly argued that some of the plaintiffs had duplicate claims, and that others had never taken drospierenone-containing birth control. By February, they had boiled it down to just 3,400 claims. Some of the cases dismissed were remanded to their home district to be dismissed, settled, or tried. The first is set to begin trial in late July.

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Xarelto prescription side effects, Chicago product liability lawyerHave you or a loved one been prescribed Xarelto and experienced adverse side effects, such as stroke, hemorrhaging, or even death? If so, you are not alone. Reports of undesirable side effects are on the rise.

Xarelto is often prescribed to help reduce the risk of stroke or blood clots due to Atrial Fibrillation or after a hip or knee replacement surgery. It may also be prescribed to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Last year, the FDA sent a warning letter to Johnson & Johnson, Inc. for false and misleading representation minimizing the risks associated with taking Xarelto in WebMD magazine advertisement. Johnson & Johnson, Inc. minimized the risk of pathological bleeding, hemorrhaging, and severe hypersensitivity to patients. The company falsely led readers to believe the side effects of using Xarelto were minimal at best.

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