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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 …

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Taxotere Filed Complaint | Some Breast Cancer Survivors Lost Their Hair, Forever

This week, the product liability and MDL attorneys at Zoll & Kranz, LLC (ZK) filed our first lawsuit against the manufacturer of Taxotere by filing a Complaint in the Northern District of Illinois. The Complaint alleges that the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (docetaxel) caused serious harm to a female breast cancer survivor, including permanent and disfiguring alopecia (hair loss). It also …

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Judge Unseals CerviCore Accusations against Stryker Spine

After the fourteenth CerviCore victim filed a lawsuit on Friday, Judge James D. Bates of the Lucas County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas ruled that the accusations against CerviCore’s manufacturers cannot be filed under seal and must be made publicly available. On Friday, Plaintiff Frank Aceste brought suit against Stryker Corporation, Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, and Hammill Manufacturing alleging he was …

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Is There A Fatal Flaw for the Blood-Clot IVC Recovery Filter?

A NBC News report aired last night on the IVC Recovery filter questions this medical device and if the manufacturer, C.R. Bard, knew about the potentially fatal flaws. As a defective medical device law firm we have been investigating IVC Filters as well and we are happy to see NBC Nightly News share these important findings with the public. The …

Baxter International Recalls Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch

The Baxter Vascular Patch for peripheral vascular reconstruction is involved in a product recall. A FDA Class I recall is “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” Customers have complained to Baxter about the difficulty in deciphering the smooth from …

Invokana May Result In Ketoacidosis | High Acid in the Blood

In March 2013, the FDA approved Invokana (canagliflozin) tablets for adults with Type 2 Diabetes to improve glycemic control. A New Class of Drugs When Invokana was approved, it was the first in a class known as “sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2).” Invokana works by blocking the reabsorption of glucose by the kidney, increasing glucose excretion, and lowering blood glucose levels …