Partner Sean Keith who is head of our Personal Injury section at the firm just returned from a 4 day meeting in Palm Springs, California where he met with attorneys from across the country who represent clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and devices. The meeting was sponsored by the American Association of Justice.
Some of the topics that were discussed included the anti-nausea drug Zofran that recently has been connected to significant birth defects for children whose mothers were prescribed the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. These birth defects include cleft lip and palate and heart defects. He also attended a meeting on Xarelto, the blood thinner medication that has been growing in popularity over the last two years to prevent strokes and heart attacks. There is growing litigation across the country because Xarelto does not have an antidote in the event that a person on Xarelto develops internal bleeding. In essence the bleeding can not be stopped resulting in serious injuries and many times death. The Stryker hip recall, which we have represented many clients in, was discussed and noted that there are many people who are not part of the settlement and still will need a revision surgery to remove the faulty stem. The high blood pressure medication Benicar, Tribenzor and Azor are being connected to chronic diarrhea and severe weight loss in patients. Risperdal, which was prescribed to children as an anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication, was also discussed.
These are just a few of the medications and devices that were covered. Sean has been involved with clients across the country on the transvaginal mesh bladder sling and prolapse devices which are still ongoing. If you want further information about any of these drugs or any other similar contact us at 1-800-698-3644 or visit our website dangerous-medicines.com.