Pharmaceuticals & Mass Torts
- Granuflo / Naturalyte Dialysis Products
Actos: A prescription medication to treat type-2 diabetes patients that has been linked to bladder cancer. These cases are currently in settlement.
Depakote: An anti-epileptic drug that, if taken during pregnancy, has been linked to severe birth defects including spina bifida, fetal valproate syndrome, neural tube defects, and limb abnormalities.
Granuflo: The FDA has instituted a Class I recall on dialysis concentratesGranuFlo and Naturalyte used during dialysis treatments after it was found that the products could put patients at risk for cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac arrest. These cases are currently in settlement.
Invokana (and other SGLT2 Inhibitors including Invokamet, Farxiga, Jardiance, Xigduo, and Glyxambi): A prescription diabetes medication that has been linked to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, bladder cancer and bone loss/fractures.
IVC Filters: IVC filters are implantable devices used to prevent pulmonary embolisms. Recently, certain retrievable IVC filters have been found to have high rates of migration, device fracture and perforation of adjacent vessels and organs.
Mirena IUD: An intrauterine birth control device that has been found to have serious complications, including spontaneous perforation through the uterus, migration to other organs in the abdominal cavity, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) and other severe neurological side effects.
Transvaginal Mesh: Pelvic mesh devises surgically implanted for the correction of pelvic organ prolapses or stress urinary incontinence which have been linked to erosion of the mesh into surrounding tissue and/or organs, surgery to remove mesh, urinary problems, and pain.
Trasylol: A drug administered during heart surgery to control blood flow. Trasylol administration has been linked to renal failure and multi-organ failure leading to death. These cases are currently in settlement.
Zofran: Anti-nausea medication approved for use in cancer patients. When used in pregnant women for morning sickness, it has been linked to birth defects, including heart defects, craniofacial defects, including cleft palates, and kidney malformations.