Legal News Roundup: March 24
Posted in In the news on March 24, 2021
Here's a roundup of recent legal stories in the news. "Hey, stop that vehicle, that lady is drunk" Court News Ohio - Ohio’s highest court is set to hear arguments on whether a passerby’s warning justified a drunken driving stop in a case both sides agree could change how people can alert authorities to...
You Can’t Sue Pfizer or Moderna if You Have Severe Vaccine Side Effects
Posted in Consumer Protection, In the news on December 22, 2020
If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, there is basically no one to hold responsible in a U.S. court of law. According to CNBC, the federal government—through the PREP Act—has granted companies like Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their coronavirus vaccines. [caption id="attachment_32723"...
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Aortic Injuries
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on April 8, 2016
Recent studies* indicate that users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including Cipro®, Levaquin® and Avelox® are twice as likely to suffer from aortic aneurisms and tears of the aorta—the largest blood vessel in the body. Last year, doctors wrote more than 26 million fluoroquinolone prescriptions to treat common infections. Unfortunately, these antibiotics have been linked to...
Essure Birth Control Under Fire
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on February 15, 2016
UPDATE (2/15/16) - Elk & Elk is now actively pursuing legal action for victims of Essure. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation. Facing a wave of public criticism, Bayer has agreed to add warnings to the patient information booklet for Essure – a permanent birth control device consisting of coils inserted into a woman’s...
Dangers of Off-Label Drug Use
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 20, 2015
We recently reported on the possible dangers of the anti-nausea drug Zofran® and equivalent generics when they are used off-label. But what does “off label” really mean? What is Off-Label Use of Medications? As we explained in an earlier post, “When a drug is used in a way that is different from that described...
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 9, 2015
Zofran® and its generic equivalents have been linked to birth defects and other problems when the medication is taken during pregnancy. The manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, promoted the off-label use of the drug as a remedy for morning sickness in addition to its approved use as a drug for controlling nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy and...
Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 5, 2015
The anti-nausea drug Zofran® has often been prescribed off-label to pregnant women suffering from serious morning sickness. However, the evidence is growing that taking this drug may cause women to give birth to babies with a variety of birth defects. Zofran was approved in 1991 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating...
Side Effects of Anti-Nausea Drug Zofran
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on February 24, 2015
The drug Zofran® , also known as Ondansetron, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy treatment for cancer and after being administered anesthetic during surgery. The medication works by blocking serotonin, a natural substance in the human body, which can cause vomiting, It is manufactured by...
Acne Treatments Can Cause Dangerous Side Effects
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on June 26, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that some products used to treat acne may cause potentially life-threatening side effects. According to an agency press release, over-the-counter acne products containing the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause severe irritation or even fatal allergic reactions. [caption id="attachment_3266" align="alignright" width="300"]...
Fibroid Treatment May Spread Hidden Cancer
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on April 23, 2014
The FDA has issued a warning that certain surgical procedures used to treat uterine fibroids can cause the spread of undetected cancer. What are Fibroids? A uterine fibroid is a tumor that grows in the wall of the uterus. While many women who develop fibroids experience no symptoms, those who do may require surgery...