Invokana Warning Update: May increase risk of leg and foot amputations.

You may have read information on our website about the type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana. We have reported the potential risk and FDA warning with the alleged link to ketoacidosis injuries while taking Invokana. Recently, the FDA released a Safety Alert regarding a potential connection to an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. Also, Canagliflozin drugs, Invokana, Invokamet, and …

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Zimmer Biomet Recalls Their Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Medical Device

The Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder device is being recalled by Zimmer Biomet because of a higher than expected device failure. The device was originally designed to help restore arm movement in patients with rotator cuff tears. Generally, these patients have experienced shoulder arthritis known as arthropathy. The manufacturer issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice and a Certificate of Acknowdgement form …

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Safety Notice: A Medical Device Recall for Certain Smith & Nephew Femoral Hip Replacement Systems

Zoll & Kranz, LLC attorneys have learned of a medical device recall affecting certain hip replacement components. Patients should be aware of a manufacturer recall of parts of the Smith & Nephew, Inc. Modular SMF™ hip replacement system and the Modular REDAPT™ revision femoral hip system. According to a letter sent by the manufacturer to doctors, including orthopedic surgeons, these …

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MDL No. 2740 Created for Taxotere Lawsuits

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been created for lawsuits alleging permanent hair loss resulting from use of the chemotherapy drug Taxotere. On October 4, 2016, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) granted a motion to transfer and consolidate these cases after considering input from counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants. Zoll & Kranz, LLC was one of the …

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International Agency Says Roundup is Probably Carcinogenic to Humans

Since the 1970s, Monsanto’s Roundup has been one of the most-used herbicides in the United States.  Roundup’s active ingredient is a compound called glyphosate, which is mainly used by agricultural workers to kill weeds that compete with crops.  Roundup is used in other sectors as well, including home gardening and lawn care. On March 20th, 2015, the World Health Organization’s …

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The Justice Department, working with the FDA, filed A Consent Decree Involving Synchromed II Implantable Infusion Pump Systems

The Synchromed II Implantable Infusion Pump System, manufactured by Medtronic, Inc, is a pump which infuses pain medication, Baclofen, through a catheter into a patient’s spine. This medical device is used to treat primary or metastatic cancer, chronic pain, and severe spasticity. There are approximately 271,000 devices currently on the market. The device was first approved by the Food and …

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Zoll & Kranz Files Lawsuits Over Wrongful Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnoses

The law firm of Zoll & Kranz, LLC has filed lawsuits on behalf of four people the firm says were wrongly told they have Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Complaints filed in each case, each person was wrongly told he or she had Alzheimer’s disease by someone who was not even qualified to make such a diagnosis. The Toledo Clinic …