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Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers.

By Burg Simpson

Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers On April 11, 2019, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall of it intraluminal surgical staplers.  The surgical staplers are used in gastrointestinal tract surgeries to fire staples to create connections between structures (anastomoses).  The Ethicon surgical staplers may have been used in patients who have undergone gastrointestinal… Read more »

Burg Simpson Files Lawsuit Against Endologix For Failed AFX AAA Device

By Burg Simpson

Surgery

By Kenneth M. Daly, Burg Simpson Associate Burg Simpson Files Complaint Against Endologix For Failed AFX AAA Device On April 29, 2019, Burg Simpson filed a products liability lawsuit against Endologix, Inc. (Endologix) regarding its AFX Endovascular AAA System used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. Plaintiff alleges, that as the result of a failed AFX… Read more »

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MEDICATION INCREASES RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS IN LUNGS AND INCREASES RISK OF DEATH

By Burg Simpson

Lung X-ray

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MEDICATION INCREASES RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS IN LUNGS AND INCREASES RISK OF DEATH By David C. Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder The FDA has alerted the public about the increased risk of blood clots in the lungs and an increased risk of death among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients taking Xeljanz (tofacitinib). A safety committee… Read more »

BURG SIMPSON INVESTIGATES CLASS ACTION CLAIMS FOR CONSUMERS THAT PAID FOR CONTAMINATED VALSARTAN, LOSARTAN, AND IRBESARTAN

By Heidi Culbertson

BURG SIMPSON INVESTIGATES CLASS ACTION CLAIMS FOR CONSUMERS THAT PAID FOR CONTAMINATED VALSARTAN, LOSARTAN, AND IRBESARTAN If you live in Ohio,  and have received notice that your blood-pressure medication Valsartan, Losartan, or Irbesartan was recalled due to contamination with the carcinogens NDMA or NDEA, call Burg Simpson today! Burg Simpson is investigating potential class action claims that… Read more »

Lemtrada Linked To Stroke and Tears In Artery Linings

By Heidi Culbertson

On November 29, 2018, FDA issued a safety announcement warning that multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada has been linked to cases of stroke and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck. These serious injuries can lead to permanent disability and death. Given the nature of these risks, FDA has announced that… Read more »

Failure Reports Associated with ATTUNE Total Knee Systems Continue to Mount

By Burg Simpson

Total Knee System Recall - Ohio Burg Simpson

DePuy’s ATTUNE Total Knee System is reportedly failing at unusually high rates, requiring patients to undergo painful and complicated revision surgeries. According to a 2017 article published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, a review of three hospital databases found unexpectedly high reports of implant failures in patients that had received the ATTUNE Total Knee… Read more »

Valsartan Recall Continues to Expand and FDA Addresses Cancer Risk

By Burg Simpson

Valsartan Recall- Ohio Burg-Simpson

On August 20, FDA announced that yet another manufacturer of Valsartan-containing products, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, was recalling certain lots of its drugs following FDA testing that revealed contamination with NDMA – a known cancer causing agent. View the Expanded Recall Announcement Here Torrent Pharmaceuticals’s Valsartan products can now be counted among the more than 50… Read more »

Valsartan Recall Expands as FDA Investigation Continues

By Burg Simpson

Valsartan – Mass Tort Litigation – Ohio Burg Simpson

On August 8, 2018, FDA announced an expanded list of recalled Valsartan drugs due to their contamination with the known cancer-causing agent NDMA. While the original FDA announcement on July 13, 2018, only concerned the Valsartan-containing products from three pharmaceutical manufacturers, the most recent list published by the FDA reveals that the contamination was much… Read more »

Urgent Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drug Valsartan

By Burg Simpson

Valsartan Recall- Ohio Burg-Simpson

On July 13, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced that several pharmaceutical companies are recalling all of their Valsartan-containing drugs due to their contamination with a known cancer-causing agent. Valsartan is a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Unfortunately, Valsartan products from Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceuticals… Read more »

FDA Issues Warning for Patients That Had Aneurysm Repair With Endologix AFX Device

By Burg Simpson

Aneurysm Repair - Mass Tort Lawyers - Ohio Burg Simpson

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Letter to Health Care Providers regarding the risk of Type III endoleaks with the use of a certain endovascular graft systems. Endovascular graft systems are used to repair abdominal aortic or aorto-iliac aneurysms. An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in weak artery’s… Read more »

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