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Mirena Linked to Pseudotumor Cerebri, Vision Loss, & More

Women who use the Mirena IUD, and similar birth control devices that release the hormone levonorgestrel, may develop Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC), a serious neurological condition that causes intracranial fluid accumulation (build-up of fluid around the brain). Seek medical attention immediately If you were implanted with a Mirena IUD and you are experiencing the following symptoms: [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Bad Drug News, Bad Medical Device, Mini Featured, Mirena IUD|0 Comments

NuVasive MAGEC® For Scoliosis Linked to Serious Complications

If your child suffers with early onset scoliosis, you need to be aware of some disturbing and dangerous complications that may be experienced with a newer type of grow-rod system. After being hailed as a safer alternative to traditional grow rods that are surgically implanted in young patients who suffer from early-onset scoliosis (EOS), research [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Bad Medical Device, Mini Featured|0 Comments

Transvaginal Mesh Settlement for $830 Million by Endo International

Endo International PLC has agreed to settle roughly 20,000 claims and lawsuits for $830 million to women who were injured by transvaginal mesh implants. The company released a statement saying that it settled claims related to the Apogee, Perigee and Elevate vaginal mesh devices, specifically. About The Vaginal Mesh Devices Beginning in the late 1990’s, [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|Bad Medical Device, Mini Featured, Vaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Transvaginal Mesh Settlement for $830 Million by Endo International

Medical Mistakes Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death In U.S.

Preventable, Medical Mistakes Now A Leading Cause of Death Back in 1999 the Institute of Medicine concluded that 98,000 people per year were dying in hospitals because of preventable, human error. Now, 14 years later, the news isn’t good. According to a study conducted by a respected medical journal, more than 400,000 people die each [...]

By | October 4th, 2013|Bad Drug News, Bad Medical Device|Comments Off on Medical Mistakes Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death In U.S.

Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Recall

Records Reveal Company New of 40% Failure Rate Internal memos and company records reveal that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson knew well ahead of time that approximately forty percent of their DePuy Hip Replacement Systems would fail within five years of implantation in patients who received the units. The study was conducted in 2011, after [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|Bad Medical Device, Depuy|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Recall

Vaginal Mesh Side Effects & Complications

We'd like to share a few personal stories from women who have suffered severe ill effects from vaginal mesh complications. Contrary to published reports by the manufacturers of these devices, there are far more than just a "small percentage of mesh complications" that has been previously stated by the FDA, doctors and those involved in [...]

By | January 7th, 2013|Bad Medical Device, Vaginal Mesh|Comments Off on Vaginal Mesh Side Effects & Complications

Mirena IUD – Migrations, Perforations & Surgery

At Pulaski Law Firm, we get hundreds of emails per month from women who have had bad experiences with the Mirena IUD. These are actual statements from women who have written to us. Of course, the names have been changed to protect their identities. Mary, 29, from Georgia – “I had Mirena placed in 2010. [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Bad Medical Device, Mirena IUD|Comments Off on Mirena IUD – Migrations, Perforations & Surgery

Mirena IUDs and Fertility Complications

Mirena IUDs and Fertility Complications Mirena IUDs are contraceptive devices that are shaped like a T that a woman uses to prevent pregnancy. It is inserted into the uterus and contains progestin, a synthetic hormone that is meant to prevent ovulation from taking place. Unfortunately, there are several Mirena side effects that can result in [...]

By | November 9th, 2012|Bad Medical Device, Mirena IUD|Comments Off on Mirena IUDs and Fertility Complications

Missing IUDs And Perforated Uteruses – Mirena IUD

Personal stories of women who have had nightmare experiences following use of the Mirena Intra-Uterine Device (IUD). Learning To Walk Again – The Perfect Storm – The story of a brave woman whose life has been turned upside down following the insertion of the Mirena IUD. She writes, “I had Mirena (IUD) inserted. Within five [...]

By | November 8th, 2012|Bad Medical Device, Mirena IUD|Comments Off on Missing IUDs And Perforated Uteruses – Mirena IUD

NuvaRing Lawsuits

NuvaRing Lawsuits NuvaRing was first introduced as an FDA-approved form of birth control in the United States in July 2002. It provided women with the ability to more easily satisfy their birth control needs because of the fact that it was vaginally inserted one time per month. This reduced the risks associated with the use [...]

By | September 10th, 2012|Bad Medical Device, NuvaRing|Comments Off on NuvaRing Lawsuits