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Updates on Studies Concerning Link Between Breast Cancer and Implants

In July 2019, pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan ordered a recall of its BIOCELL textured breast implants after reports that the implants were linked to a serious cancer affecting hundreds of patients. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. discuss recent updates to this serious event as well as your legal options if you have…

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HIV Drug Lawsuit Against Gilead Permitted to Proceed

Individuals taking Gilead’s HIV drug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may experience complications related to the medication, including kidney disease and/or bone density loss. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the health and legal implications of TDF drugs.  TDF for HIV Treatment  TDF is an antiretroviral drug known as…

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What Happens When a Drug is Recalled by the FDA?

A drug recall occurs when the manufacturer of a prescription drug or over-the-counter medicine removes a product from the market. In the event of a product recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a large part in the process, whether directly or indirectly. Below, the product and medical device liability lawyers at The Law…

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Risks of Adverse Effects Associated with LASIK Surgery

LASIK eye surgery is a common procedure, wherein ultraviolet lasers are used to alter the curvature of a patient’s cornea to improve eyesight. However, patient reports and recent studies claim that patients who undergo the procedure can suffer from long term pain and adverse side effects. Laser eye surgery has been touted as a promising…

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Nuplazid: Safety Doubts Continue to Linger as Death Toll Increases

Approximately one million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease in the United States and 40 percent of them will experience a psychosis episode. Nuplazid is the first and only medication specifically designed to help treat psychosis in Parkinson’s. However, the drug has come under scrutiny due to safety concerns for patients on using Nuplazid. Here, the…

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PharMEDium: Cease and Desist Issued

The product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos are dedicated to providing consumers with information regarding the latest pharmaceutical safety notifications and recalls. On March 1, 2018 PharMEDium Services LLC was issued a 30-day cease and desist order from the California Board of Pharmacy following an investigation which indicated noncompliance with state…

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Compounded Drug Products from Cantrell Drug Company: FDA Warning Serious Deficiencies in Quality and Sterility Assurance

The product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos are dedicated to providing consumers with information regarding the latest FDA safety notifications and recalls. On March 1, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement alerting health care professionals and patients not to use compounded drug products produced by Cantrell Drug Company…

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Attune Knee Replacement 

On September 13, 2017, a lawsuit was filed against DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, claiming that a defect in its Attune Knee System caused significant failure of the fixed bearing tibial base plate in the DePuy Attune cemented knee. Similar failures in the device have caused substantial injury and required patients to undergo revision…

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Important Information About Ethicon Physiomesh

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Update: Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuits

The federal court overseeing dozens of hernia mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon’s Physiomesh product has approved the use of a Short Form Complaint to streamline the filing process. Moving Forward As the multidistrict litigation against Ethicon—a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson—regarding its Physiomesh product moves forward, the courts have now approved the use of a Short…

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