Category Archive: Pharmaceutical Litigation

Prescription drugs are meant to help patients recover from or cope with encumbering medical conditions. Unfortunately, not all prescription drugs are made or distributed with patients’ best interests in mind; many cause undue harm, injury, and even death. If you are the victim of a pharmaceutical drug that’s caused you harm that you would not have suffered but for the medication, you have the right to pursue a civil action. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our attorneys can help you to determine who is liable for your injuries, and file a claim to recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses.

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What You Should Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

What You Should Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in late August 2018 about the link between diabetic medications and a rare, yet life-threatening disease called Fournier’s gangrene. The warning is specific to certain FDA-approved inhibitors (SGLT2), which are said to prevent the kidneys from reabsorbing sugar into the blood, therefore helping lower blood…Read the article
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates and Awards

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates and Awards

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In the U.S. and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implants, with many requiring multiple surgeries to have the mesh removed. Vaginal mesh was widely used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders, despite a lack of long term data concerning its safety, and around 10% of…Read the article
J&J Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Update

J&J Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Update

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
“Johnson’s Baby Powder has been a staple cosmetic for over a century. Made from the naturally occurring soft mineral talc, baby powder has been encouraged by Johnson & Johnson for use in daily feminine hygiene routines. A more recent creation, Shower-to-Shower Body Powder has also been used for cosmetic and hygiene purposes for several decades. Citing studies…Read the article
Invokana and Fournier’s Gangrene

Invokana and Fournier’s Gangrene

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
When you take a medication prescribed to you by your health care provider to treat a condition, you usually expect some side effects. You usually do not think about the medication killing you faster and in a more painful way than the condition you are trying to treat. However, for some unlucky souls taking Invokana,…Read the article
Saxenda, Victoza, and Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Saxenda, Victoza, and Januvia Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2014, the FDA approved Saxenda (liraglutide) for the treatment of obesity. Novo Nordisk is the responsible pharmaceutical company. Liraglutide, the active ingredient for Saxenda, is a glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. More generally, Saxenda is in the incretin mimetic class of drugs. In recent years more and more cases of pancreatic cancer have arisen…Read the article
Cancer Drug Alert – Dangers of Tasigna

Cancer Drug Alert – Dangers of Tasigna

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Tasigna (nilotinib) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Tasigna is used to treat a type of blood cancer called Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Tasigna is usually given after other medications have been tried without success.   How is Tasigna Given?: Tasigna is a pill, taken by…Read the article
Napoli’s Work in Pharmaceutical Litigation

Napoli’s Work in Pharmaceutical Litigation

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Modern medicine has helped people to live with debilitating diseases and cure life-threatening illnesses. However, used improperly, or without knowledge of their side effects, medicine can have the adverse effect and have an impact on an individual’s quality of life, or even result in death. Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed by…Read the article
What is Essure and How Safe and Effective is It?

What is Essure and How Safe and Effective is It?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Essure is a specialized form of permanent birth control. Essure is not appropriate for all women but is typically used or prescribed for women who: Do not wish to have more children Are looking for a permanent form of birth control Need birth control sterilization without invasive surgery Seeks a permanent birth control method that…Read the article
Lexapro – What is it and Why are there Lawsuits?

Lexapro – What is it and Why are there Lawsuits?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Lexapro is a medication designed to reduce the symptoms and severity of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is a type of depression and anxiety that occurs when day-to-day worries become overwhelming. It also aims to improve depression, which is caused by an imbalance of serotonin levels and helps regulate this hormone in the body and…Read the article
Could Ibuprofen Negatively Affect Male Fertility?

Could Ibuprofen Negatively Affect Male Fertility?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Ibuprofen is a type of drug classified as an NSAID – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Sold by the brand names Motrin and Advil, NSAIDs are a class of drugs that most Americans are very familiar with, in fact, some may even take Ibuprofen on a daily basis to help with pain management, and most don’t think…Read the article
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