Defective Products – Pharma Recall – Carabin Shaw
Over 400 well-known over-the-counter and prescription drugs for Cold, Flu, Cough, Allergy, and Sinus trouble, as well as Diet Aids and Energy/Metabolism Boosters, have been pulled from the shelves. These products contained a product named phenylpropanolamine or PPA, which has been linked to stroke and heart attacks. PPA is used in cold and allergy medications to relieve nasal congestion and in diet, products to control appetite.
Literally thousands of innocent consumers have suffered strokes and heart attacks, often resulting in death or disablement, from taking these popular medications. People who are taking products containing PPA are at an increased risk of hemorrhagic strokes or bleeding of the brain. It has recently been linked to causing up to 500 strokes each year and the FDA has significant concern because of the seriousness of a stroke and the inability to predict who is at risk.
If you or someone you love has suffered a heart attack or stroke in the past and may have been taking a medication containing PPA, please contact our office immediately for a free consultation.
RECALL NOTICE: SULZER HIP REPLACEMENTS
Sulzer Orthopedics has recently issued a recall of their hip replacement implants. According to Sulzer, an oily residue was left on the surface of the implanted shell due to a manufacturing mistake. This residue can cause inflammation, pain and can also prevent the patient’s bones from bonding normally with the implant, causing loosening of the shell.
Some patients will require surgery to remove the defective implant and replace it with a new one. The actual number of patients who must have the replacement surgery is unknown at this time, but the hip implant shell is implanted in approximately 17,500 patients per year. Sulzer estimates that most of the patients implanted with the recalled hip replacements had their surgeries in California, Texas, Florida and Arizona.
Some of the symptoms caused by defective implants include:
Pain when rising
Pain when standing
Pain in the groin or inner thigh area
The inability to bear weight on your leg.
If you are experiencing any of the above complications, or any type of discomfort or pain due to a hip implant, call your doctor immediately.
If you or someone you care about has had a Sulzer Orthopedics hip replacement implant in the past and is experiencing pain and/or discomfort, call a physician and then call our firm, Personal Injury Attorneys and Counselors at Law. We can help you recover the costs of additional surgery and compensation for your pain and suffering.
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By holding wrongdoers accountable for the harm they cause, we create an economic incentive for people and companies to operate in a safe and prudent manner. Personal Injury Attorneys, who operate with this philosophy, are the great equalizers of our society.
Based on the firm’s excellent reputation in the legal community, many of its cases are referred by other lawyers. We take pride in being the Personal Injury Department of many lawyers who practice other areas of law or do not have the resources or legal expertise to handle serious and catastrophic injury cases.
To provide the best legal representation to our clients, we limit the types and number of cases we accept. Representation is limited to injury accidents, including auto, traffic and aircraft accidents, nursing home negligence/abuse, dog bites, defective products, premise liability, failure to warn and on-the-job injuries.
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