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Valsartan Alternatives

ARB Alternatives Valsartan and other blood pressure medications in the same class (ARBs) have recently been found to contain cancer causing impurities. Learn more about the history of the valsartan contamination at our valsartan timeline page. Now that numerous ARBs have been confirmed to be contaminated, many patients and doctors are looking for an alternative … Continued

Atrium Sells the C-Qur Hernia Mesh Line

    Atrium Medical Corporation has announced that it has signed an agreement selling its entire bio-surgery business, including the C-Qur hernia mesh line to HJ Capital 1 and its subsidiary of SeCQure Surgical Corporation. The Swedish medical company Getinge previously purchased Atrium and its biosurgery business in 2011 for $680 million. However, Atrium’s biosurgery segment … Continued

Evolution of Bard Ringed Hernia Mesh

510(k) clearance history: Kugel 510k 1996 Sepramesh 2000 Composix E/X Mesh 2000 Composix Kugel 2001 (510k summary missing from FDA website) Ventralex 2002 Ventrio 2008 (fully resorbable ring) Ventralight ST 2010 Composix L/P 2010 Ventralex ST 2011 Ventrio ST 2011 Ventralex 2013 (changing to a resorbable ring)    

Does Polypropylene (Plastic) in Hernia Mesh Degrade After Implanting in Humans?

For over five decades, hernia mesh manufacturers have claimed that the polypropylene (PP) utilized to make their hernia mesh products is inert. An inert object will not change or degrade over time. Hernia mesh implants are life-long medical devices; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that the material utilized to make the hernia mesh … Continued

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