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Optetrak Knee Replacement Linked to Severe Complications

While millions of Americans have undergone knee replacement surgeries to correct injuries, manage symptoms of arthritis or increase mobility, knee replacement system Exactech Optetrak has been linked to damaging complications. Here, the medical device and product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss Optetrak knee replacement complications and how a dedicated product…

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FDA Includes Black Box Warning on Gout Medicine Uloric

As of February 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that there is a higher risk of death associated with gout medicine Uloric (febuxostat) compared to other gout medicines. The FDA has now included a Black Box Warning for Uloric as a result of the recent findings. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at…

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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Updates

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against talc manufacturers under claims that their products have allegedly caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Here, the mesothelioma and product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide updates on lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers regarding claims that talc exposure led to diagnoses…

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Updates on IVC Filter Lawsuits

As of September of 2018, there were over 9,000 lawsuits filed against two major IVC filter manufacturers, and that number is projected to continue to grow. Here, the medical product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos give an overview of IVC filter litigation, including the fifth Bard bellwether trial which began in…

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Updates on Risks Surrounding Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease the production of stomach acid that is responsible for the development of ulcers in the stomach, duodenum and esophagus. However, this grouping of drugs is linked to a variety of risks and side effects, and there is a growing list of lawsuits that have been filed in response to these…

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Zostavax 2019 Litigation Updates

Zostavax, a vaccine administered to protect against herpes zoster, otherwise known as shingles, is now being contested in approximately 550 cases in multidistrict litigation (MDL). Here, the Baltimore pharmaceutical liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss updates in Zostavax litigation for 2019. Zostavax was Intended to Weaken the Shingles Virus When Zostavax…

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Jury Awards $80 Million in Damages in Roundup Cancer Trial

A jury in San Francisco has awarded a California man $80 million in damages after he claimed that the herbicide Roundup played a significant role in the development of his cancer. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the most recent developments of the Roundup lawsuits. The Jury’s Decision…

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Second Phase of Roundup Cancer Trial Begins

In 2017, lawsuits were filed in California against Monsanto, the company that produces Roundup, alleging that the herbicide’s active ingredient, glyphosate, can cause serious health concerns, including the development of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In 2018, the first Roundup lawsuit resulted in a jury ordering Monsanto to pay plaintiff DeWayne Johnson $289 million after the jury found…

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Updates on Safety Doubts Surrounding Nuplazid

In June of 2016, antipsychotic pharmaceutical drug Nuplazid was approved as a new method of treating psychosis in Parkinson’s patients. Since it’s release over two years ago, concern has arose regarding the drug, with some claiming it was released before more stringent testing could be completed and others concerned that the possible side effects of…

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Updates on FDA’s ‘Essure’ Report Errors

On December 31st, 2018, Bayer announced that it was discontinuing its product Essure, a nonsurgical method of permanent birth control that has caused thousands of complications since its release. Here, the medical device liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the potential side effects of Essure and what victims need to know…

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