Dangerous Drugs And Defective Medical Devices

Injuries sustained from dangerous drugs and defective medical devices can be significant, life-changing events that require extensive recovery periods. This can lead to financial devastation for you and for the family members caring for you. If you or a family member has been adversely affected by any of these dangerous drugs or defective medical devices, call us. The legal team at Soto Hernandez, LLP will work with you to investigate your case and develop a legal strategy to hold those responsible accountable.

Depakote is a prescription drug that was developed to treat seizures and episodes of mania for those with bipolar disorder. Mothers who took Depakote during pregnancy have given birth to children with severe birth defects including: spina bifida, brain defects, and facial deformities.

GranuFlo is a form of dialysis treatment. Use can result in health complications that include heart attack and stroke.

Morcellators were frequently used to remove fibroids or other noncancerous growth during a hysterectomy. There is significant correlation between the use of the Morcellator device and an increase in uterine cancer and uterine sarcoma.

Paxil is an antidepressant that is used for the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders. Paxil has been linked to a wide range of birth defects in children, including: congenital heart defects, neural tube defects, and clubfoot.

Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication approved to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. Risperdal has been linked to a condition called gynecomastia, enlargement of the male breast tissue, as well as pituitary tumors.

Transvaginal mesh is used in gynecological procedures intended to strengthen insufficient tissue or elasticity in the vaginal wall. Side effects can include prolapsed organs, mesh organs, mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, uterus, or intestines.

Xarelto was approved for hip replacement patients to use in order to prevent the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis. Side effects can include severe gastrointestinal bleeding and brain hemorrhaging.

Zofran was initially prescribed to patients undergoing cancer treatment, like radiation or chemotherapy, who were experiencing nausea. If used during pregnancy, Zofran may result in serious birth defects including: congenital heart defects, cleft lip, and cleft palate.

Zoloft is commonly used to treat major depression and social anxiety disorders. Used during pregnancy, Zoloft has been linked to serious birth defects such as congenital heart defects and clubfoot.

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