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The Origins of Hernia Mesh

Benjamin Pease obtained a patent to create hernia mesh in 1954. Pease built a simple machine in his barn to begin creating his hernia mesh prototypes. Pease’s hernia mesh patent set out many standards for whatever material would ultimately be utilized to create a hernia mesh. The standards that Pease set out are still relevant today. … Continued

Atrium Medical Whistle Blower

Atrium Medical Corporation recently settled a lawsuit for $11.5 million after an employee tried to expose an improper physician kick-back scheme that the company was involved in. Atrium Medical Corporation is based in Hudson, New Hampshire and manufactures medical devices. The lawyers at the Hollis Law Firm are currently in litigation with Atrium Medical Corporation regarding their … Continued

8 Tips for How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment

Doctor’s office visits can be stressful and confusing. Health matters are important. You only have 15-20 minutes with your doctor, make sure you’re getting the most out of your appointment. 1. Determine the purpose of your visit. Are you meeting with a new doctor to establish primary care? Are you having new symptoms to an existing … Continued

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Commercial

Did you see a hernia mesh recall commercial on TV? Didn’t get time to rewind the TV or take down the phone number when the commercial ran? Contact the Hollis Law Firm today at (800) 701-3672 or fill out the contact box on this screen. We have been experiencing high call volumes since launching our … Continued

Hernia Mesh Problems: What’s the Cost?

Hernia mesh problems take a physical, mental, emotional, and financial toll. Problems from hernia mesh can be painful, dangerous, and life altering. Polypropylene mesh is used in hernia repairs because of the flexible, durable material and because the mesh is inexpensive to manufacture. Hernia mesh such as C-Qur brand hernia mesh has a greater unknown … Continued

Benicar Manufacturer Paid Millions to Doctors and Researchers in 2015

Benicar side effects may have been hidden from the public by the manufacturer. Up to 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. Since April of 2002, Benicar has been used to treat high blood pressure, or hypertension. A person can still be very healthy despite having high blood pressure. When other health problems start occurring, … Continued

Transvaginal Mesh Use Falls After FDA Warning

Pelvic Organ Prolapse has been treated with surgical mesh for over 20 years. Studies show the use transvaginal mesh has fallen in recent years thanks to strongly worded warnings from the FDA. Surgical mesh has been used for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse since 1992. Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, occurs when the muscles and … Continued

Signs of Infected Hernia Mesh

Infected hernia mesh is devastating. Most hernia mesh infections cannot be cured with just antibiotics and often the infected mesh has to removed through surgery. Hernia mesh revision surgery is painful and time consuming. If you have any of the following symptoms from your hernia repair, you may qualify for a hernia mesh lawsuit. 1. … Continued

Studies Explore Dangers of Long-Term Nexium Use

Recent studies have associated low magnesium and dementia with long-term Nexium use. One Japanese researcher discovered that out of 399 hemodialysis patients, 243 were using a proton pump inhibitor such as Nexium. The serum magnesium levels of those 243 patients showed significantly lower magnesium levels than the patients not taking Nexium or other proton pump … Continued

How the FDA MedWatch Program Helps Consumers

Reporting problems to the FDA keeps the public safe from problematic drugs and medical devices. When a problem arises with a medication or medical device, the public may feel like they don’t have any options. Many people may pursue litigation against the manufacturers of faulty medical devices or dangerous prescription drugs. Few people know about … Continued

Heart Attacks Now Connected to Nexium

Heartburn medications Nexium and Prilosec may cause heart attacks, according to one researcher from Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. John P. Cooke, PhD is one of the researchers involved in a study linking proton pump inhibitor (PPI) usage with heart attacks and advanced aging. Proton pump inhibitors treat frequent heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD – … Continued

FDA Associates Bone Fractures with Nexium

Nexium bone fractures warrant safety warnings. Long-term use of a proton pump inhibitor such as Nexium may contribute to or aggravate osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become brittle and weak. Mild stress such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. The FDA has determined that when taken for longer … Continued

Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses Can Be Harmful

A three-part investigative series from the NY Times reveals how hidden arbitration clauses in various contracts deprive Americans of their right to seek justice in court. Arbitration is an alternative method of resolving disputes that does not rely on the legal system. Voluntary arbitration is when two parties voluntarily agree to submit their disagreement to … Continued

FDA Tentatively Approves Benicar Generic

The FDA has recently tentatively approved a generic form of Benicar. Benicar, or olmesartan medoxomil, is used to treat high blood pressure. The tentative approval comes just days before the three year anniversary of the FDA’s warning that Benicar may cause sprue-like enteropathy. In July of 2013, the FDA announced that Benicar could cause severe, … Continued