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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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Feds Looking Into Defective Philips CPAP Machines

Feds Looking Into Defective Philips CPAP Machines

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
About a month after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chided Philips for its “inadequate” recall response, lawyers from the Department of Justice subpoenaed documents in the case. Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten said his company was cooperating with the agency. “They are preparing an investigation, and we just have to accept that,” he…Read the article
What Does “FDA-Approved” Really Mean?

What Does “FDA-Approved” Really Mean?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
When you see the term “FDA-approved” on a product, it’s easy to think that it’s been verified as safe and effective by the government agency. But what does that really mean? In this article, we’ll discuss what “FDA-approved” actually means as well as the process of getting a product, specifically pharmaceuticals, FDA-approved. Understanding the process…Read the article
5 Things to Know About Opioid Lawsuits in 2022

5 Things to Know About Opioid Lawsuits in 2022

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, more lawsuits are being filed against pharmaceutical companies for their role in creating and exacerbating the crisis. While some of these lawsuits are still in their early stages, here are a few things that you should know about them. 1. The number of…Read the article
When is a Drug Considered Defective?

When is a Drug Considered Defective?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Some people believe that a drug is defective if the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recalls it. Between 2017 and 2019, the FDA recalled about seventy drugs a year. However, mostly for the reasons outlined below, the FDA only recalls drugs in extreme circumstances. Furthermore, by the time things reach that point, many people have…Read the article
Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Medication?

Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Medication?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Millions of people in America take medication every day to treat different types of illnesses. While most pharmaceutical drugs are safe, there is always the chance of defective medication making its way to the market. If you have suffered an injury or illness after taking defective medication, you can claim compensation for an injury through…Read the article
Did Zantac Cause My Cancer? How to Know

Did Zantac Cause My Cancer? How to Know

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Zantac is one of the brand names of ranitidine, a generic medicine. It’s one of the many medications used to treat the symptoms of acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn. However, some patients develop cancer symptoms while or after using the drug. Zantac can be cancer causing, and the Federal…Read the article
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a claylike mineral that is mined from deep underground. Because of its water resistant properties and softness, it is a flexible mineral that is often utilized in consumer products. Most notably, it is used in talcum powder and cosmetics, such as blush and eyeshadows. Talc has been…Read the article
Does Zantac Have a Cancer-Causing Agent?

Does Zantac Have a Cancer-Causing Agent?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
A Zantac lawsuit is the legal claim for financial compensation by a plaintiff or group of plaintiffs who took the heartburn medication Zantac and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer. Does Zantac have a cancer-causing agent? Zantac and its generic counterpart ranitidine have been found to contain NDMA—a known carcinogen. Studies linked the compound to cancers…Read the article
What to Do If Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine Has Been Recalled

What to Do If Your CPAP or BiPAP Machine Has Been Recalled

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Chronic respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma affect millions of people worldwide. To date, there are around 235 million people living with asthma all over the world. Those who have been exposed to certain environmental factors such as exposure to the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks have been shown to…Read the article
Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Typically, strokes are either the deadliest or least deadly cardiovascular episodes. Thanks to the advent of advanced catheters and other medical devices, the stroke survivability rate has increased substantially since the 1990s. However, these devices can frequently do more harm than good. Often, in their rush to build a better mousetrap, device makers take dangerous…Read the article
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