According to recent reports, several different types of blood pressure medication have been recalled over the course of the past several months. Concerningly, the list of medications subject to recall has continued to grow.
One medical problem that has plagued doctors and hospitals for decades is what to do about blood clots. Blood clots can form in the body for a number of reasons, and they are a particular problem when a patient has recently had surgery and is then not doing a lot of moving around while recovering.
The safety of yet another birth control device, Mirena, is the subject of scrutiny after a woman filed suit against its manufacturer, Bayer, in federal court. The woman is seeking at least $75,000 compensation from the manufacturer. She alleges that Bayer was negligent and also stated several claims related to medical product liability.
Residents of Georgia might not realize it since it has been so closely associated with different types of lung cancer, but asbestos is actually a naturally occurring substance.
According to a recent report from a major medical journal, about 1 in 3 of people in the United States are on at least one drug that has depression as a potential side effect. Perhaps more disturbingly, this same study concluded that 1 in 4 Americans are on at least one drug that increase the possibility of suicide.
Recently, a federal appellate court in another part of the country, perhaps to the disappointment of many victims of dangerous drugs, set aside a $3 million verdict that a jury had awarded to the widow of a successful attorney who killed himself.
A previous post on this blog discussed the legal difficulties the drug manufacturer Bayer has run in to on account of its Essure birth control device.
The drug and medical device maker Bayer, along with the federal Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, have been in hot water of late over a birth control device that many women are saying caused them serious medical complications.
A jury in another state recently awarded $550 million in damages to 22 women who sued the baby powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. In addition to this decision, the jury also dropped a bombshell punitive damages award of over $4 billion.
This blog has previously written about off-label use and marketing of drugs and other medical products.