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Workers Compensation Helpline Launched

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Injury Lawyers Network has launched a Workers Comensation Helpline for people injured the job. Our workers are the backbone of America and should have the full protection of Workers Compensation law. The Helpline covers Miami, Fort Laiderdale, Vero Beach, Melbourne, Daytona, Kissimmee, Orlando, Winter Park, Gainesville, Winterhanven, Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton , Ft Myers and all of Florida. The Job Injury Helpline also covers Atlanta, Marietta, Savanah, Valdosta, Macon , Augusta, Wanrer Robbins and all of Georga. New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee Job Injuries are also covered.

    The Asbestos  Helpline Division specializes in protecting the rights of clients diagnosed with Asbestosis, Mesotheliomia, and other types of Lung Cancer. These diseases occur exclusively from exposure to asbestos.

Despite the care you and your employer take, accidents and injuries happen. Your actions at the time of an injury can affect your right to receive benefits. The Workers Compensation Helpline has attorneys with many years of experience representing injured workers.

Frequent "on the job" injuries covered by the Workers' Compensation Act include:

  •     Repetitive stress injuries due to typing
  •     Falls from heights
  •     Heavy equipment
  •     Truck and auto accidents
  •     Chemical Exposure
  •     Broken bones from working in assembly lines
  •     Knee problems and back problems resulting from lifting heavy objects
  •     Burns and chemical exposure side effects
  •     Lifting Injuries
  •     Hypertension
  •     Pain in the neck and head
  •     Soft tissue injuries
  •     Loss of the ability to grip
  •     Heart attacks and strokes

Overview of State On The Job Injury  data available

State data presenting the number and frequency of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries are available from two BLS programs: nonfatal cases of work-related injuries and illnesses that are recorded by employers under the Occupational safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) recordkeeping guidelines are available for 46 States and Territories from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII); fatal cases of work-related injuries are available for all States, Territories, and New York City under a separate program, the BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

But remember that your benefits can be lost forever if you don’t file on time. If you’ve been injured on the job or have developed an occupational disease, you and your family will need the full range of benefits that are available. Contact Workers Compensation Helpline Today

FDA Class I recall for Coopervision Avaira Contact Lenses

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Increased  inquiries and phone calls  are being seen for the Coopervision Avaira contact lenses. Injury lawyer network Coopervision lawyers are accepting cases. Dangerous eye injuries and new federal warnings see an increase in problems. Injury lawyer network has a special Division for Injuries due to Coopervision Avaira Contact lenses. Avaira Coopervision Contact lense recall has been issued at the class I recall level. This is for a second brand of Avaira Coopervision contact lenses. Anyone showing complications from this product should conta a lawyer to protect their rights.

FDA Issues Second Contact Lens Recall
By Cole Petrochko, Associate Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: December 08, 2011
 

WASHINGTON — The FDA has issued a class I recall — the agency's most serious — for a second brand of CooperVision's AVAIRA Aquaform contact lenses that may cause serious eye injury.

The AVAIRA Aquaform Sphere Soft Contact Lenses may have unintended silicone oil residue on the lens, which may cause symptoms that range from hazy/blurry vision, to discomfort, to eye injuries that require medical treatment, an FDA statement said.

The lenses are indicated to correct myopia or hyperopia in aphakic and nonaphakic patients with nondiseased eyes. The lenses may be worn by people with astigmatism of 2.00 diopters or less that does not interfere with visual acuity, the statement said.

The company issued a recall notice to distributors and healthcare professionals on Nov. 19, 2011.

CooperVision's AVAIRA Tonic Soft Contact Lenses faced a similar class I recall in October due to the presence of silicone residue.

The company has set up a website for patients to check their lens package lot number to see if their contacts have been recalled.

Patients should cease use of the affected lenses and contact a healthcare professional immediately, the FDA said in the statement.

Class I recalls are reserved for products with a reasonable risk of causing serious adverse events or death with use.

Injury Lawyer Network attorneys accepting clients for Avaira Class I recall with complications. If you have been injured by Avaira Coopervision Contact lenses call now. Serious eye injuries from Avaira Coopervision contact lenses are being reported.

Actos Diabetes Drug results in Bladder cancer

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Drug company facing more lawsuits over diabetes drug Actos
Mon, 05 Dec 2011

The pharma giant Takeda Pharmaceutical is facing tens of thousands of lawsuits in the United States concerning allegations that its Actos diabetes drug can result in bladder cancer.

With regulators deciding earlier this year that Actos, which has the chemical name of pioglitazone and is prescribed for adults with type 2 diabetes, could sometimes cause a heightened risk from cancer, judges are now assessing whether the various lawsuits should be consolidated.

Takeda has already removed the drug from sale in France and Germany due to links with increased cancer risk, and sales from the drug, its biggest seller, have fallen around the world. The company has already been sued a number of times over the drug in the federal courts in the US, and it is thought that thousands more lawsuits will take place over the coming months and years.

Mitsuo Oguri, a spokesperson for Takeda, commented "Takeda already revised the information on risks regarding bladder cancer on leaflets in the U.S. and Japan and is in the process of updating in Europe."

He added "Takeda remains confident on the efficacy of pioglitazone for treating type 2 diabetes, while it continues to monitor the safety profile of the medicine."

Actos became more popular as a diabetes treatment following the controversy over another drug, Avandia, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, which was shown to increase the risk of heart attacks. Avandia has already been withdrawn from sale throughout Europe.
Actos Helpline has seen an increase in calls from individuals calling for themselves and loved ones regarding injury for the Diabetic Drug Actos. If you or a loved one is showing signs of Bladder cancer due to Actos call immediately to speak to an actos lawyer.

Lawyers For Injured Children A New Helpline

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If your child is injured at school, the school can  be held liable i for negligence and negligent supervision.When you send your child to school you have a right to expect your child will be protected by the school staff. This starts with the bus driver,teachers,lunchroom staff and school yard supervision. Negligence means that the people you trusted with your childs care acted irresponsibly and that conduct led to injury. Your young teen or pre-teen must be protected from any type of sxual molesatation,assault or attack.

When a school  or school employee  is found  liable for a child's injury, a claim can be filed for compensatory damages. School  employees owe a duty of care to the students attending their school as well as the bus bringing your child to and from school.

    Attorney For your injured Child can help with

        Auto accident injured children
        Drowning and swimming pool death
        rape and molestation cases
        date rape
        sexual assaults on school property
        sports and event venue injury
        Lifeguard negligence
        daycare injury
        school injury
        dog or animal bites
        snake attack
        school yards
        playgrounds
        sports injuries
        child birth
        Contact team sports
        bicycle accidents
        airplane crashes
        playdate house injuries
        Date rape
        Rape and assault, moestation
        mall shopping center injuries
        auto accidents
        Burns
        Slips and falls
        food poisoning,
        emergency room errors

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of wrongful death and fatal injuries in children

Children involved in a car accidents, school bus accidents, or truck accidents are left with long-term injuries and disabilities.

When your child is carelessly injured, the most important thing you can do as parent is to retain and experiencedchild injury lawyer to help. Call AAA Attorney referral Service for an attorney for your injured child. Our injured child lawyers have been protecting the rights of children since 1997.

we have child injury  attorneys in: Abilene, Akron/Canton, Albany, Albany, Albuquerque, Allentown, Altoona, Amarillo, Alaska, Annapolis, Ann Arbor, Appleton, mid cities, Asheville, Ashtabula, Athens, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Augusta, Austin, Bakersfield, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Battle Creek, Beaumont, Bellingham, Bemidji, Bend, Big Island, Biloxi, Binghamton, Birmingham, Bismarck, New River Valley, Bloomington, Bloomington, Boise, Boone, Boston, Boulder, Bowling Green, Bronx, Brooklyn, Brownsville, Brunswick, Buffalo, Burlington, Cape Cod, Carbondale, Catskills, Cedar Rapids, Central Jersey, Central Michigan, Chambana, Cumberland Valley, Charleston, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chattanooga, Chautauqua, Chesapeake, Chicago, Chico, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Clarksville, Cleveland, Clovis / Portales, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Columbia/Jeff City, Columbus, Columbus, Cookeville, Corpus Christi, Corvallis, Cumberland Valley, Dallas, Danville, Dayton, Daytona, Washington D.C., Decatur, Delaware, Denton, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Dothan, Dubuque, Duluth, Eastern, Eastern Shore, East Idaho, Eastern Kentucky, East Oregon, Eau Claire, Elko, Elmira, El Paso, Erie, Eugene, Evansville, Everett, Fairfield, Fargo, Farmington, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Finger Lakes, Flagstaff/Sedona, Flint, Florence, Fort Collins, Fort Dodge, Fort Myers, Fort Smith, Ft Wayne, Fort Worth, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Fresno, Ft Lauderdale, Gadsden, Gainesville, Galveston, Glens Falls, Grand Forks, Grand Island, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greensboro, Greenville, Hampton, Harrisburg, Harrisonburg, Hartford, Hattiesburg, Hickory, Hilton Head, Holland, Honolulu, Houston, Hudson Valley, Humboldt County, Huntington, Huntington/Ashland, Huntsville, Huntsville, Imperial County, Indianapolis, Inland Empire, Iowa City, Ithaca, Jackson, Jackson, Jacksonville, Janesville, Jersey Shore, Jonesboro, Joplin, Kalamazoo, Kauai, Kansas City, Keys, Killeen, Kirksville, Knoxville, Kokomo, La Crosse, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Lakeland, Lancaster, Lansing, Laredo, La Salle County, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Lawrence, Lawton, Lewiston, Lexington, Lima/Findlay, Lincoln, Little Rock, Logan, Long Beach, Long Island, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lake of the Ozarks, Lubbock, Lynchburg, Macon, Madison, Maine, Manhattan, Manhattan, Mankato, Mansfield, Martinsburg, Mason City, Mattoon, Maui, Mcallen, Meadville, Medford, Memphis, Mendocino, Merced, Meridian, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis / St Paul, Minot, Mobile, Modesto, Mohave County, Monroe, Monroe, Montana, Monterey, Montgomery, Morgantown, Moses Lake, Muncie, Muskegon, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Natchez, New Hampshire, New Haven, Eastern Connecticut, New Orleans, Newport News, Norfolk, north dfw, Northern Michigan, North Jersey, North Mississippi, North Platte, Northern Virginia, Northwest Connecticut, Northwest Georgia, Ocala, Odessa, Ogden, Oklahoma City, Olympia, Omaha, Oneonta, O.C., Oregon Coast, Orlando, Ottumwa, Outer Banks, Owensboro, Palmdale, Palm Springs, Panama City, Parkersburg, State College, Pensacola, Peoria, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Plattsburgh, Poconos, Port Huron, Portland, Portsmouth, Potsdam, Prescott, Providence, Provo, Pueblo, Pullman, Quad Cities, Queens, Western Illinois, Racine, Raleigh, Reading, Redding, Reno, Richmond, Richmond, Roanoke, Rochester, Rochester, Rockford, Rockies, Roseburg, Sacramento, Saginaw, Salem, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, Sandusky, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, San Mateo

 

Everthing is about a Mesh these days

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The transvaginal mesh has been covering the news we have forgotten about the hernia mesh. We just got out first hernia mesh call this evening and these are pretty bad too.  I thought i would update all our readers on this as well. We are talking about adefective Davol / Bard Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch or other Davol Patch containing dual-mesh technology.  Many of these hernia repair patches have been recalled after reports of serious injury and death linked to a design defects which could cause a plastic memory ring to break.

From December 2005 through January 2006, Davol, Inc., makers of Kugel Mesh Hernia Patches issued expanded recalls due to memory recoil ring breaks that have been the cause of bowel perforation problems, memory recoil ring breaks that have migrated through the abdominal wall, bowel obstruction, and death caused by septic shock, blood clotting, and acute heart attack due to surgery to repair bowel fistulas caused by perforation from the broken memory recoil ring.

According to the FDA

Fda Hernia Mesh report    Medical Device Safety
    Alerts and Notices (Medical Devices)
        Information About Heparin
        Luer Misconnections
        Safety Communications
    Public Health Notifications (Medical Devices)
    Tips and Articles on Device Safety
    Patient Alerts (Medical Devices)


Surgical Mesh

For updated information about Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, see: Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants, released July 13, 2011.

    Information on Surgical Mesh for Hernia Repairs
    Information on Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence

Information on Surgical Mesh for Hernia Repairs

FDA wants to inform you about complications that may occur with the surgical mesh that is sometimes used to repair hernias, and to provide you with questions you may want to ask your surgeon before having this procedure. This is part of our commitment to keep the public informed about the medical products we regulate.

Hundreds of thousands of hernia repair operations are performed each year both with and without surgical mesh, and patients generally recover quickly and do well after surgery.

However, FDA has received reports of complications associated with the mesh. The complications include adverse reactions to the mesh, adhesions (when the loops of the intestines adhere to each other or the mesh), and injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels . Other complications of hernia repair can occur with or without the mesh, including infection, chronic pain and hernia recurrence.

Most of the complications reported to us so far have been associated with mesh products that have been recalled and are no longer on the market. For further information on the recalled products, please visit the FDA Medical Device Recall website.

We are continuing to analyze and evaluate incoming reports of adverse events, and are speaking with patients, surgeons and researchers. We will inform the public as new information becomes available. The following mesh patch products have been recalled:

Bard Compsix Kugel Extra Large Oval  (All lots manufactured before January 2006)
8.7” x 10.7” Product Code 0010206
10.8” x 13.7” Product Code 0010207
7.7” x 9.7” Product Code 0010208
Bard Composex Kugel Oval  (All lots manufactured before March 2006)
6.3” x 12.3” Product Code 0010209
Bard Composix Kugal Large Oval  (Certain lots manufactured before October 2005)
5.4” x 7.0” Product Code 0010202
Bard Composix Kugel Large Circle  (Certain lots manufactured before October 2005)
4.5” Product Code 0010204
Talking to your doctor

Before having a hernia operation, be sure to let the surgeon know if you’ve had a past reaction to materials used in surgical mesh or sutures, such as polypropylene.

There are also certain questions you should consider asking your surgeon:

    What are the pros and cons of using surgical mesh in my particular case?
    If surgical mesh will be used, is there special patient information that comes with the product, and can I have a copy?
    If surgical mesh will be used, what’s been your experience with this particular product, and with treating potential mesh complications?
    What can I expect to feel after surgery and for how long?

If you or a loved one is having complications due to a hernia mesh you must see your physician and call to be advised of your rights. Many people are suffering from the meshes, some have muscle weakness, fatigue, nerve damage (neuropathy…nerve entrapment),infections that set in the mesh, the mesh is crumbling up, folding, hardening, and so much more. Most suffer in chronic pain. This is not supposed to be happening to you. See your doctor immediately and consider legal action to protect your rights


 

 

NY Times reports on the failed Depuy Lawyers ready for Action

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The New York Times Again Reports On Growing Problems With Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacements

A September 30, 2011 article in The New York Times reported on the symptoms of hip replacement failure, which are currently plaguing thousands of individuals nationwide.  Since the August 2010 recall of the DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement systems, The New York Times, as well as other media outlets, have continuously followed and tracked developments stemming from the fallout of the recalled devices.  For more than a year, they have focused on the widespread effects facing individuals who received the defective metal-on-metal implants.  This latest report details the symptoms associated with hip replacement failure and the complexities arising during revision surgeries needed to remove the defective implants.
Symptoms Of Hip Replacement Failure Stemming From Metal-On-Metal Devices

In explaining the problems stemming from metal-on-metal hip replacements, Dr. Young-Min Kwon, an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, told The New York Times that “What we are seeing is a complex phenomenon.”  In addition to obvious signs of hip replacement failure such as popping, grinding, pain and loosening of the artificial joints, a silent symptom is metal poisoning.  Metal poisoning occurs when tiny pieces of metallic debris shed from the metal-on-metal implants and infect the tissue surrounding the hip area and enter the bloodstream.  These metallic ions can destroy tissue and muscle.  Patients experiencing this type of hip replacement failure can be asymptomatic.  Only targeted blood tests may show that these individuals have extremely high levels of cobalt and chromium in the bloodstream, which is indicative of metal-on-metal hip replacement failure.
New Data Suggests That Metal-On-Metal Hips Failure Rate Is Higher Than Expected

In the report, The New York Times cited a recent study published by The National Joint Registry for England and Wales, which concluded that metal-on-metal hip replacements were failing at three times the rate of hips made of plastic and metal, which can last 15 years or more.  According to that study, almost 14 percent of patients who receive a metal-on-metal hip implant need revision surgery after seven years.  This past May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) ordered metal-on-metal hip device manufacturers to track and study the rate at which their devices are failing.  Additionally, on October 4, 2011, NBC Nightly News reported that, “So far this year, the FDA has received nearly 11,000 complaints about metal-on-metal implants.”  NBC Nightly News called the metal-on-metal hips “one of the largest medical device failures ever.” Injury lawyer network and the Depuy hip replacement lawyers continue to evaluate case from 1000's of people with recalled Depuy hip replacements

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Depuy Hip Replacement Lawyers Lawsuits Update

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Injury lawyer  Network and The Depuy Hip Replacement Helpline continues to keep our readers updated on the New News regarding the Depuy Hip replacement and other dangerous medical devices including the transvaginal Mesh.                                                Australian Senate Committee Hears Testimony On DePuy ASR Hip Recall Failure

Injury Lawyer Network continues to receive calls weekly on the failed Depuy ASR Hip Recall

On September 27, 2011, the Australian Senate Community Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry into the regulatory standards for the approval of medical devices.  During the Senate hearing, testimony revealed that in 2006, there was evidence of high failure rates associated with the DePuy ASR hip replacement devices.  Hip replacement failure can occur in a variety of ways, including fractures, dislocations and soft tissue damage.  Hip replacement failure can often lead to revision surgery in order to have the defective hip implant removed.  Even though there was evidence of high failure rates in 2006, a DePuy ASR hip recall was not initiated until three years later.  Australia was the first country to issue a DePuy ASR hip recall in December 2009.  In August 2010, a DePuy ASR hip recall was issued in the United States.

The Australian Senate Committee heard testimony, which showed that because of the delayed DePuy ASR hip recall, 5,000 Australians had to undergo revision surgery.  As many as one in eight people who received a DePuy ASR hip implant had to undergo revision surgery within five years.  During the hearing, Professor Steven Graves, an orthopedic expert, told the Senate Committee that what he found most troublesome was the amount of time it took for the Therapeutic Goods Administration to issue the DePuy ASR hip recall.  Professor Graves is the head of the country’s National Joint Replacement Registry.  Professor Graves told the Senate Committee that the National Joint Replacement Registry noticed a 50 percent higher rate in revision surgery involving DePuy ASR hip implants in 2006.  At that time, Professor Graves alerted the Therapeutic Goods Administration to these findings.

Tuesday’s hearing was held in response to an action filed in Australia on behalf of 5,000 individuals affected throughout the country by the DePuy ASR hip recall.  In addition to seeking compensatory damages against the manufacturer, plaintiffs are also requesting punitive damages on the basis that Johnson & Johnson allowed the DePuy ASR hip systems to remain on the market despite evidence that the artificial hips were failing.
United States DePuy ASR Hip Recall

In August 2010, a nationwide DePuy ASR hip recall was issued.  An estimated 37,000 Americans received an implant that was subject to the DePuy ASR hip recall.  Since that time, thousands of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits have been filed by injured victims throughout the country.  There have also been calls for the United States to form its own national joint replacement registry.  On September 15, 2011, The National Joint Registry for England and Wales reported that failure rates of metal-on-metal hips are increasing.  In addition to noting that metal-on-metal hips are failing in large numbers of patients within just a few years, the report also stated that early failure rates are much higher in women than in men.  Specifically, the British registry tracked 2,100 patients who received a metal-on-metal device six years ago; approximately 29 percent of those individuals have since had to undergo revision surgery.  This latest development follows an August 22, 2011 New York Times report, which noted that since January 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) received over 5,000 adverse event reports  involving metal-on-metal hips.  Notably, 75% of those complaints involved DePuy ASR hip implants.  Additionally, the FDA has also been the subject of widespread criticism over its expedited 510(K) process, which allows medical devices to receive market approval as long as the manufacturer can show that their product is substantially similar to others already on the market.  DePuy utilized the 510(K) process in order to get its DePuy ASR hip replacement products on the market.
DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit

If you or a loved one received an implant that was part of the DePuy ASR hip recall and have experienced any problems as a result of the defective hip system, you may be able to file a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.

Contact one of Injury lawyer Network Depuy Hip Replacement lawyers today for a  DePuy hip replacement lawsuit evaluation. The depuy hip replacement helpline lawyers  have extensiveclass action experience . The hip replacement Helpline offers support. Speak to a Medical Social Worker and Depuy Hip replacement lawyers  to guide you through this. The failed Depuy is effecting the quality of life of thousands of people in the United States and Internationally.

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Vaginal Mesh Faulty,FDA Warnings Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

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The Anterior Elevate ©Vault Suspension System is a  transvaginal mesh product used for Bladder Prolapse.The TVT tape ribbon-like strip that stops urine leakage by supporting the urethra and is used for urinary incontinence. Bladder prolapse occurs primariy in older women and is part of the aging process. These mesh products have been in the news. The FDA has issued warnings regarding the transvaginal  Mesh and other Mesh products. Faulty transvaginal mesh products have caused pain,bleeding and potential infection. The mesh for bladder prolapse is being used in women primarlly over the age of 60, some as old as late seventies and eighties. When someone reaches this age they become more vulnureable to infection, becoming septic, and  having serve complications. The abilty of the body to repair and rejuvenate itself is weaker. The recuperation from any surgery takes longer.

The condition of bladder prolapse occurs when the  supporting wall between the bladder and the vagina weakens, causing the bladder to drop or protrude into the vaginal canal. This hernia-like disorder is called a cystocele.This can result in a feeling of fullness,increased urination,incontinence and discomfort.

  The synthetic Transvaginal  mesh is placed between your bladder and vagina. The mesh rests tension-free in your body's tissues. It is designed to allow your own tissue to grow into it, thereby providing a support structure between your bladder and vagina.However these vaginal mesh products have been failing.

The surgical mesh is used for  reinforcement  or support. It has been use widely  in hernia repairs. The mesh  was designed to allow your body tissue to grow into it and  provide a framework of support.

 Women are experiencing  adverse complications from the procedures done after a specific time period.The complications include: pain, bladder mesh erosion, infections urinary incontinence and bleeding. Some additional complications include injuries and piercing of  the bladder. .  Manufacturers of these bladder mesh products considered to be responsible for these problems. The FDA approval process, in thei instance, was inadequate to protect these unsuspecting victims.

According to the FDA ;"The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia".

Unfortunately,physicians are unresponsive due to fear of litigation. The Transvaginal Mesh lawyers are holding the manufacturers responsible. If you or a love one is experiencing complications for a transvaginal mesh product for bladder prolapse call the transvaginal mesh legal team of Injury Lawyer Network

Update Oct 18 2011

Injury lawyer network Expands Legal ramifications of faulty Transvaginal Mesh to Include  damages for:

  •     Additional surgery and multiple surgical revisions, life threatening complications
  •     Emotional distress
  •     Loss of ability to have sexual relations
  •     Loss of quality of life
  •     Lost wages
  •     Out-of-pocket medical, surgical and hospital expenses
  •     Pain and Suffering
  •     Spousal loss of consortium

Manufacturers Include

  •     American Medical Systems:  Elevate, Perigee and Apogee
  •     Boston Scientific: Pinnacle and Uphold
  •     C.R. Bard, Inc.:Avaulta, Pelvisoft BioMesh, Pelivicol Acellular Collagen Matrix, Pelvitext, and Pelvilace
  •     Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon: Gynecare, Gynemesh, Gynecare Prolift, Gynecare Prolift+M, Gynecare Prosima, Gynecare TVT
     

 

 

 

Helpline Launched for Women taking Yaz,Yasmin

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Injury Lawyer Network Announces a Yaz Yasmin Helpline for Women .Yaz is under review for side effects including blood clots and stroke.Injury lawyer Network is concerned about women taking Yaz

Injury Lawyer Network Announces a Yaz Yasmin Helpline in their Women's Health Lawyers Division.
There are many Dangerous Drugs and medical Devices Hitting our Airwaves. Injury Lawyer Network has added another Helpline. The Yaz Yasmine Helpline and support group for women information about the risks of Yaz.- Sep 28, 2011 – Over the years drug companies quickly develop drugs that profit over people. The modern woman is very active and on the go. The drug industry has developed expensive types of birth control and many other drugs and medical devices that effect women. According to Lisa Spitzer MSW, who runs the Women's Health Lawyer Helplines, " These companies have marketed to these progressive woman many drugs and birth control methods and surgical implants.professing to improve quality of life" "Unfortunately for women, the pharmaceutical companies did not adequately test these drugs or medical devices "" Yaz, is the latest in a series of drugs that are being investigated for harmful side effects including heart attacks, blood clots, strokes, gallbladder disease, and many other complications. Because of this Injury lawyer network has added a Yaz helpline and support group for women. According to Spitzer" so many of these drugs and surgical implants are directed toward women". " We have also launched a women's Health lawyer legal department to address these issues"

In 2001 Yaz was created by Bertex Laboratories where it was called Yasmin. In 2006, Bayer Healthcare took over the Bertex Company and reintroduced Yasmin as Yaz. Over the last three years, Yaz has turned into not only the most popular birth control method in the U.S. but ,the most profitable as well. Bayer has done a huge marketing campaign promoting yaz. Bayer sends its sales representatives to the doctors offering free dinners and trips . In return, they ask the doctors ’to prescribe Yaz.

The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating Yaz over the past few years and were the first to recognize that there was a problem in the marketing of this drug. The FDA warned that Bertex was not giving the public adequate information about Yasmin’s side effects and that Bertex was making unproven claims that their product was superior to competitive products. Five years after this, when Bayer began to aggressively market Yaz as a miracle drug to cure all sorts of problems, the FDA warned them that their claims were misleading to the public. They let Bayer know that it was unacceptable for them to sell Yaz for any purpose other than birth control.
Although, Bayer has been forced to change its marketing methods, many women have suffered from its harmful side effects or developed serious health conditions.

It is alleged that Yaz causes side effects as dangerous as heart attack, strokes, blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and gallbladder disease. There has also been discussion that Yaz that can eventually lead to serious health issues over time. The Yaz helpline assist women experiencing any of these side effects. According to Spitzer" woman are directed to see a doctor and get treatment. ""We suggest they look into being taken off yaz". The helpline also connect women to a lawyer for a consultation"
You would have thought that all of this negative publicity would have detered Bayer from making Yaz or from aggressively marketing the product but, the answer is no. Yaz is still one of the most popular birth control methods in the U.S. Bayer is being irresponsible to patients by continuing to produce and sell Yaz. Injury lawyers Network is concerned about the potential strokes young women may have to endure before Bayer will pull the plug on this dangerous drug. The helpline offers support,information and a lawyer referral.

"My suggestion is that if you or a loved one has been injured by Yaz, Yasmin,Ocella or the Transvaginal mesh,prolapse mesh that you seek the advice of a competent lawyer to understand your rights. Having a stroke just because you do not want to get pregnant is not right. Contact our helpline for support, advise and to connect with a lawyer," says Spitzer.
According to Spitzer " I am interested in the psychological and emotional effects of these drugs and medical devices on women. When a car has a recall or gets a bad oil change that is one thing.""Drug and medical device companies are playing with peoples lives"
Medical technology in today's society is often seen as a way to improve quality of life. The term medical technology refers to the diagnostic or therapeutic application of science to improve the individual. Unfortunately, the negative impacts of this technology are often left unexposed to the public until too late."When a drug turns bad or a medical device literally falls apart in a woman's body" "We have technology gone astray or greed and selfishness pervading" Says Spitzer. " The women I talk to no longer trust their doctors", "This is a sad situation" "These woman are emotional wrecks" " the entire families are effected" For more information call the helpline at 1 877 522 2123

Transvaginal Mesh ,Prolapse Mesh, New News

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As of September 30th The Transvaginal Mesh Helpline Continues to receive calls Daily from women across the counrtry with Prolapse mesh failure horror stories. On August 25th the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen filed a petition (PDF) with the FDA, calling on the FDA to issue a vaginal mesh recall and ban the marketing of all currently available products to protect female consumers. Just theis week the vaginal mesh helpline received a call from a women whose physician was still suggesting she undergo surgery to have and implanted vaginal mesh.  Yet, the stories continue from all ages and all walks of life. We are receiving calls as far away As Canada and the U.K..  The stories seem to include all the same symptoms:pain, usually in the abdomen and up the leg,increased incontinence,use of a catheter in order to urinate, inabilty to sit, drive a car or have sexual intercourse

Many women we speak to have had severe prolpase and urinary incontinence prior to the procedure. They now are in pain,the prolapsed condition has returned and the incontinence is worse.  These women are in constant pain. What is worse, they are having trouble finding a doctor who can remedy the problem.

"There are clear risks associated with the transvaginal placement of mesh to treat POP," said Dr. William Maisel, deputy director and chief scientist of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in an agency release in July, updating 2008 warnings that addressed concerns about adverse events associated with the transvaginal placement of the mesh. "The FDA is asking surgeons to carefully consider all other treatment options and to make sure that their patients are fully informed of potential complications from surgical mesh. Mesh is a permanent implant – complete removal may not be possible and may not result in complete resolution of complications."

Lisa Spitzer MSW who runs the Transvaginal mesh helpline comments" As far as I am concerned it is the FDA's job to protect the consumer"The FDA      510(k) process failed to protect the thousands of women who had this vaginal mesh surgical procedure""It seems that the manufactureres and doctors are now fighting it out" " Our callers are women whose lives have been disrupted" "Theu no longer trust their doctors"" it seems like the doctors are runing scarred now too"

The FDA has set no time frame for deciding the fate of the vaginal mesh, or the 510(k) process.The Manufacturers   of the Mesh products keep saying there is nothing wrong with their products. "Key to the successful treatment of POP with surgical mesh is appropriate patient selection and surgeon experience." Now, doctors are the cause of problems experienced by hundreds of women, not a faulty device that was never properly tested." Others are saying that the meshes are failing due to poor tissue or the choice of who the procedure is done on" says Spitzer. " The bottom line is 1000's of women are effected while Doctors and manufacturers pplay the blame game."

Let me see if I get this straight-The woman who are candidates for the mesh procedure, are candidates because of weakened muscles which are resulting in prolapse and urinary incontinence. The mesh , it i claimed, Is  to rectify this problem in women who have weakened vaginal  muscle and tissue. But, the Doctors are putting this in women with poor tissue, so they are making the wrong choice in patients. Sorry but " I cannot get the logic here".

The helpline is available 24/7 to hel;p women, offer support and connect women to an attorney…Lawusuits are currently being filed against the "manufacturers" not physicians.  To contact the helpline cal 1 877 522-2123

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