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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

Benicar Side Effects Can Be Stopped

Benicar side effects such as extreme weight loss, diarrhea, and vomiting are not lasting once the drug has been stopped, a new Canadian study shows. Benicar (olmesartan) is used to treat high blood pressure. For many people, the drug can be the source of Sprue, a chronic form of malabsorption syndrome. Symptoms of Sprue include … Continued

Benicar May Be the Source of Gallbladder Disease

Benicar, Benicar HCT, Azor, and Tribenzor may cause gallbladder disease in addition to pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and malabsorption. Benicar (olmesartan) and Benicar HCT are prescribed for treatment of high blood pressure, or hypertension. Benicar allows the blood vessels to relax and widen, which helps decrease blood pressure. Benicar HCT also contains a diuretic, which decreases … Continued

Hernia Mesh Removed (C-Qur)

Hernia Mesh Removed: Mesh Coating Found Floating Inside Body Several reports have shown the Omega 3 Fatty Acid (O3FA) coating flaking off and floating inside of the body or attaching to other organs when the C-Qur hernia mesh is removed. The C-Qur hernia mesh is typically removed because the patient is experiencing constant abdominal pain. A … Continued

Baby Powder Lawsuits Allege Johnson & Johnson Misinformed Consumers

Recent cases against Johnson & Johnson allege the company hid data and lied to government agencies regarding the safety of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Court documents from one of the recent Baby Powder lawsuits in St. Louis reveal that Johnson & Johnson concealed data that would list talc, the main ingredient in Baby … Continued

Surgical Fires Cause Complications

Surgical Fires are caused by a mixture of oxygen, heat, and fuel. Most surgical fires are preventable. If you or a loved one has been affected by a surgical fire, contact the Hollis Law Firm today. The ECRI Institute estimates that approximately 550-600 surgical fires occur every year. A surgical fire is any fire that … Continued

Anesthesia Machine Failure May Cause Lifelong Problems

One of the more daunting aspects of surgery is undergoing anesthesia. For many people, anesthesia station malfunctions provided injuries and complications more damaging than their initial need for surgery. These events are often reported to the FDA as an adverse event so the FDA can advise the manufacturer in necessary safety updates. If you’ve been … Continued

Kidney Problems May be Caused by Nexium and Prilosec

Severe Kidney Problems Linked to Prilosec and Nexium Nexium and Prilosec are used to treat conditions such as chronic heartburn. Both Nexium and Prilosec have topped the nationwide sales charts over the last 20 years. Consumers can obtain Nexium and Prilosec by prescription or by simply buying it over-the-counter. The FDA approved Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), … Continued