Category: Drug Injuries

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Drug Injuries

Post-Surgery Prescription Mistakes

Mistakes can happen at any point during surgery—even after you think the surgery is complete, errors in prescriptions and medication can occur. These injuries are different from those caused by …

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Drug Injuries

Why Patients Using Blood Thinners Are Filing Lawsuits

Blood thinners, also called anticoagulants, prevent or treat blood clots inside of veins and arteries. They are most commonly prescribed after a heart attack or stroke but can be prescribed …

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Drug Injuries

Birth Control Methods Linked to Rare and Severe Brain Injuries

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who were diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) after taking SKyla IUD or Liletta IUD, Ortho Evra Patch, Depo …

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Drug Injuries

Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Lawsuits

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of long-lasting medications that reduce the production of gastric acid. Patients are prescribed a PPI for the prevention and treatment for the following …

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Drug Injuries

Risks of Hormonal Birth Control – Liletta IUD Lawsuit: What You Need to Know

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who have taken hormonal birth control and were diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Depo-Provera Shots Depo-Provera, also known …

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Drug Injuries

Acid Reflux Medication: Kidney Damage or Other Harmful Side Effects

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings linking AcipHex, Protonix, and Prevacid, among other proton-pump inhibitors, due to kidney inflammation and an increased risk of kidney failure. The …

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Drug Injuries

Xarelto Sparks Lawsuits for Excessive Bleeding and Death

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who have taken Xarelto and suffered uncontrollable or excessive bleeding. Call our Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys at 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for …

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Drug Injuries

Chemotherapy Side Effects and the Lawsuits That Follow

The most recent data from the American Cancer Society estimated over 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses in 2015 alone—with 35,620 new cases resting in Indiana. Sadly, about 1,620 people are …

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Drug Injuries

Kidney Failure and Nexium: The Dangers Drug Manufacturers Don’t Want You to Know

Nexium (Esomeprazole) is one of the most commonly prescribed proton pump inhibitors. Nexium is an oral medication used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach (classified as a …

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Drug Injuries

Skin Cancer Lawsuits: Increased Risk of Melanoma After Taking Viagra

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is now accepting clients who have developed melanoma as a result of taking Viagra. Call our Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys at 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, …

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Drug Injuries

Know the Signs: How to Spot Drug-Induced Organ Injuries

Whenever you see an advertisement for a drug, you’ll see or hear the long list of reported side effects. This list can seem a little daunting, and maybe even make …

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Drug Injuries

Know Your Facts: Have You Taken These Recalled Drugs in the Past Year?

Drug recalls happen frequently. We want to be think that the products we consume to heal our bodies are rigorously inspected and are always free of contamination. Unfortunately, despite the …

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Drug Injuries

Accurate Reporting to the FDA Could Prevent Drug Injuries

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exists to make sure that drugs are thoroughly tested for safety and effectiveness before they’re made available to the public. Reducing the number of …

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Drug Injuries

Pharmacy Error Puts Girl at Risk

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone was given the wrong medication? Or worse yet, if an entirely inappropriate adult medication was given to a child? For one …

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Drug Injuries

Zofran Connected to Birth Defects

Wilson Kehoe Winingham is currently reviewing drug injury cases for mothers who took Zofran during the first trimester of pregnancy and have a child with a confirmed birth injury, such …

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Drug Injuries

Can the Treatment Be Worse Than the Disease?

Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars aggressively marketing their products. While the overwhelming majority of prescription drugs are helpful, occasionally a medication hits the market whose risks outweigh the advertised …

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Drug Injuries

FDA Advisory Regarding Dietary Supplement Raises Concerns

On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning citizens to stop using Tri-Methyl Xtreme, a dietary supplement marketed by Xtreme Products of Las Vegas, Nevada, …

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Drug Injuries

FDA Requires Label Change for Low Testosterone Products

In January 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would investigate claims of increased heart attack, stroke, and cardiac death associated with testosterone replacement therapies. Investigation of Low-T …

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Drug Injuries

The Potential Side Effects of SSRIs

When a new generation of antidepressants arrived in the late 1980s, they offered a more refined way to treat various psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety attacks, and personality disorders. Prozac …

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Drug Injuries

Indiana Pain Clinic Doctor Under Investigation

William Hedrick, a physician who founded the Centers for Pain Relief (also known as the Indiana Pain Center), is under investigation for over-prescribing medications as well as possible forgery and …

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Drug Injuries

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Accused of Hiding Dangers of Actos

Actos is a Type 2 diabetes drug that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. The drug decreases insulin resistance and decreases glucose made in the …

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Drug Injuries

Tainted Steroid Lawsuits Heating Up in Indiana

A number of medical malpractice lawsuits are starting to appear in the courts related to the revelation that hundreds of patients were made ill thanks to tainted steroid solutions. The suits …

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Drug Injuries

Testosterone Replacement Litigation Being Consolidated

According to the Food and Drug Administration, an estimated 4 to 5 million American men may suffer from low testosterone, but only 5 percent are currently being treated. Low Testosterone …

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Drug Injuries

Lawsuits Claiming Androgel Caused Significant Injuries

Prescriptions for testosterone replacement drugs rose to 5.3 million between 2000 and 2011. Drug manufacturers are aggressively advertising the “low T” drugs for anyone experience symptoms of low testosterone. Symptoms …

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Drug Injuries

Dietary Supplements Account for Over Half of Drug Recalls

The FDA defines a dietary supplement as a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, or amino acids, and it does not …

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Drug Injuries

Another Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Drug

Clinical Specialties of Martinez, Georgia has received reports of eye infections among patients who used the drug Avastin to treat macular degeneration, a common vision disorder in seniors. The company …

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Drug Injuries

FDA Regulatory Authority Over Compounding Pharmacies Unclear

A deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that was linked to spinal steroid injections contaminated at a Massachusetts compounding facility has some lawmakers calling for increased federal oversight over pharmacies and other …

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Drug Injuries

Bayer Updates Label Warnings for Yaz, Yasmin Birth Control Pills

In the wake of over 1,000 lawsuits filed by women who claim to have suffered serious injuries from the effects of birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, German manufacturer Bayer …

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Drug Injuries

Birth Control Drugs Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella Associated with Serious Side Effects, Including Death

Yasmin and Yaz are two varieties of combination birth control pills (BCPs) produced by Bayer Healthcare. Yasmin was approved for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug …

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