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When You Can Sue for A Dangerous Medication

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Dangerous medications can result in serious life-threatening side effects and symptoms. Drug recalls happen each year to protect people from these defective medications. Knowing when you can take legal action against a pharmaceutical company can be helpful for recovering your financial losses. All you have to do is ask a Kansas City dangerous drug lawyer… Continue reading When You Can Sue for A Dangerous Medication

Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects

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Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft… Continue reading Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects

Hundreds Hurt by Flu Vaccines

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Flu vaccines are recommended every year during the height of flu season. Unfortunately, recent reports reveal that a flu shot can cause serious nerve damage in the arms of patients who receive flu shots. A number of patients have experienced paralysis, nerve damage and chronic pain after receiving a flu shot. Some patients have reported… Continue reading Hundreds Hurt by Flu Vaccines

Philadelphia Jury Awards Man Who Grew Breasts $2.5M

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A Philadelphia jury is the first jury to find Johnson & Johnson civilly liable for the injuries caused by an anti-psychotic drug called Risperdal®. The jury returned a verdict awarding an autistic man who was prescribed Risperdal for five years $2.5M in compensation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Risperdal for use… Continue reading Philadelphia Jury Awards Man Who Grew Breasts $2.5M

Xarelto Blood Thinner Lawsuits Consolidated

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In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approved prescription blood thinning medication Xarelto. Shortly thereafter, Xarelto displaced Pradaxa, a competing blood thinner manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, as the most frequently prescribed blood thinner. As blood thinners, both Pradaxa and Xarelto are supposed to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients. The… Continue reading Xarelto Blood Thinner Lawsuits Consolidated

Diabetes Drug Byetta Lawsuits

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The litigation over AstraZeneca’s Type 2 diabetes medication Byetta is still ongoing. The biopharmaceutical drug giant reported that there are 400 Byetta lawsuits pending in state and federal courts across the United States. Patients who have been prescribed Byetta are arguing in their complaints that the company failed to warn them of the dangers of… Continue reading Diabetes Drug Byetta Lawsuits

New Research Highlights Benicar Complications

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There are few things more concerning than being prescribed medication that is supposed to help you and learning that you may be at risk for devastating side effects. That is the situation that thousands of Benicarusers find themselves in. Benicar, a popular medication used to treat high blood pressure, has raised serious concerns. The drug has caused… Continue reading New Research Highlights Benicar Complications

FDA Safety Report Confirms That Certain Birth Control Methods Cause Significant Increase in Risk of Blood Clot, Stroke & Death

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The FDA has recently released a safety report stating that combined hormonal contraception cause a significant increase chance of blood clot, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart attack and even death. If you or someone you know has used the birth control Yaz, Yasmin or NuvaRing, contact Peterson & Associates, P.C. for a free legal consultation.

Breaking News from FDA about Yaz & Yasmin

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On December 8, 2011, the FDA convened to review the conflicting data of numerous studies evaluating the risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) associated with Yasmin, Yaz, and other combined oral contraceptives (COCs) that contain drospirenone (DRSP) as the progestin component. The FDA’s expert panel voted 21 to 5 that the current US labels for… Continue reading Breaking News from FDA about Yaz & Yasmin

Yasmin Lawsuit Information

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Breaking News from FDA about Yaz & Yasmin! On December 8, 2011, the FDA convened to review the conflicting data of numerous studies evaluating the risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) associated with Yasmin, Yaz, and other combined oral contraceptives (COCs) that contain drospirenone (DRSP) as the progestin component. The FDA’s expert panel voted 21… Continue reading Yasmin Lawsuit Information

Prescription Drugs That May Cause Birth Defects

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Topamax® Depakote® Zoloft® Paxil® Celexa® Lexapro® Other Selective Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors Contact Peterson & Associates, P.C. for a FREE Birth Defect Legal Consultation. Antidepressants & Birth Defects A study done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in September 2007, researchers found that out of 500,000 pregnant woman, fifty percent were unaware that the drugs they… Continue reading Prescription Drugs That May Cause Birth Defects

Prescription Drugs That May Be Linked To Causing Birth Defects

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Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such as cardiac defects, persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) neural tube defects, craniosynostosis, anal atresia, cleft lip, cleft… Continue reading Prescription Drugs That May Be Linked To Causing Birth Defects