A young woman injured in a recent car accident in West Hartford has retained the lawyers at Sabatini and Associates to represent her in her personal injury case. The woman was injured by another car that went through a red light. She was taken by ambulance from the collision scene. Sabatini and Associates has over 40 years of experience in representing people injured in Connecticut car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, please call our personal injury attorneys at 860-667-0839 to discuss your case.Read More
Legal claims are being brought by injured women who have undergone surgery to implant transvaginal mesh and pelvic/bladder support medical devices.
Transvaginal mesh and pelvic/bladder support medical devices are used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). These two conditions result in the weakening of of the pelvic region – a common problem after a hysterectomy or childbirth.
On July 13, 2011, the FDA released a medical alert after receiving reports of over 1500 cases where the use of transvaginal mesh and pelvic/bladder support devices caused serious injury to women. The FDA warned physicians that: (1) in most instances the risk of serious injury outweighed all purported benefits associated with the medical devices; (2) traditional procedures that do not use polypropylene mesh devices should be the primary course of treatment; and (3) the implantation of vaginal mesh/pelvic devices should be limited to last resort treatment cases. The reported injuries that these devices are inflicting upon women include:
1. Erosion of mesh into the vagina
2. Serious infection
3. Urinary problems
4. Pelvic pain
5. Vaginal pain
6. Hardening of the mesh
7. Injury to nearby organs
8. Painful intercourse
9. Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence
10. Perforations created by the mesh in the bowel, bladder and/or blood vessels
11. Vaginal scarring and other complications
A recent clinical study was conducted to determine the safety of these products. The study was stopped because the problems being seen in the study in patients were too severe. More than 15% of the women in the study experienced the dangerous and painful condition known as “erosion” of the vaginal tissue in which the skins splits and the mesh protrudes. Sabatini and Associates, LLC is actively investigating legal claims on behalf of women who are alleging serious injuries associated with vaginal mesh and the firm is currently accepting new clients involving transvaginal mesh and pelvic/bladder support products.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer. A lawsuit has already been filed in court against Takeda Pharmaceuticals claiming that its diabetes medication Actos caused the plaintiff’s bladder cancer. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that Takeda failed to warn of the risks of bladder cancer connected with Actos and that had there been such a warning the plaintiff would have sought an alternative course of treatment.
Recent studies have indicated a connection between Actos usage and an increased likelihood of bladder cancer. The FDA studied data from the first five years of a 10 year Actos safety study begun in 2002 and concluded that risk of bladder cancer was 40 percent higher for patients taking Actos for at least one year. Doctors in France and Germany have been advised to stop prescribing Actos. If you or a loved one has taken Actos for more than one year, you may have a claim for damages and should contact our attorneys today at 860-667-0839.Read More
Realizing that they had a major problem with the defective ASR hip implant, J&J and DePuy established a “medical bill reimbursement program”. The program allowed DePuy to pay for the medical bills related to the medical treatment care and treatment necessitated by the defective hip implants including revision surgeries. However, for a patient with a defective hip implant to access the program, the patient was being required to sign and hand over a medical authorization to DePuy. Lawyers representing clients have put an end to this requirement. Clients can now access the medical reimbursement program without signing the medical authorization. All information related to the client’s case goes through the lawyer representing the client. This ensures that the client’s rights are well protected. This also means that for injured ASR hip users without current legal representation, it is important that the person retain legal counsel. For more information or to inquire about retaining legal representation, feel free to contact Attorney James Sabatini, the firm’s lawyer handling hip implant litigation.Read More
Sabatini and Associates proudly announces that its have been retained by a young Connecticut woman who has suffered injuries including a pulmonary embolism as a result of her use of Yasmin.
Yaz and Yasmin are oral contraceptives taken for pregnancy prevention. Many women who have taken Yaz and Yasmin have suffered severe and life-threatening side effects. Tragically, some women have even died from taking Yaz and Yasmin.
Side effects of Yasmin and Yaz include:
Deep vein thrombosis
If you have suffered any of the serious injuries listed above as a result of Yaz or Yasmin, contact Attorney James Sabatini for a free case evaluation.Read More