Category: Unsafe Drugs

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Connected To Contaminated Epidural Steroid Injections

A deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has swept across the nation.  CDC and FDA have investigated the outbreak and determined that the fungal meningitis is linked to contaminated epidural steroid injections produced by the New England Compounding Center located in Framingham, Massachusetts.  The company has since shut down all operations and has recalled all products compounded and distributed from its Framingham facility.  Over 270 people across 16 states have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to contaminated injections.  23 deaths have been reported.  The full extent of the outbreak remains unknown as additional cases are being reported.  Connecticut is one of the states that received contaminated injections. 

Symptoms of fungal meningitis include fever, headache, light sensitivity, neck stiffness, slurred speech, increased pain, redness or swelling at the injection site and new weakness or numbness in any part of the body.  The onset of symptoms have occurred from one to four weeks after receiving the injections.  However, longer and shorter periods have been reported. 

Should you need more information about the outbreak, contact our attorneys at 860-667-0839.

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First Bellwether Trials Scheduled In the MDL For Pradaxa Cases

The first bellwether trials in the MDL for Pradaxa cases have been scheduled to begin in August 2014. The drug has been under attack by physicians groups and patient advocates since 3,781 adverse effects and 542 deaths associated with Pradaxa were reported last year to the Food and Drug Administration.

Its adverse reports and deaths surpassed all other monitored drugs. The FDA is now conducting a safety review of the drug, which millions of people around the country take twice a day. If you or loved one has suffered internal bleeding or other serious injury while taking Pradaxa, call our attorneys today at 860-667-0839.

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Young Woman Seriously Injured By Yasmin Retains Sabatini and Associates

A young Connecticut woman suffering from gallbladder disease has retained the law firm of Sabatini and Associates.  The young woman had been taking Yasmin for birth control when she began to experience serious health problems.  The serious health problems were ultimately diagnosed to be caused by an effectively dead gallbladder.  Medical reports have linked Yaz and Yasmin to gallbladder injuries and disease.

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Attorney James Sabatini Files Product Liability Yasmin Lawsuit

On behalf of his client, Attorney James Sabatini has filed a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturers of Yasmin in Connecticut Federal District Court. The lawsuit alleges that the birth control medication Yasmin was a substantial factor in causing the client to suffer bilateral pulmonary emboli.  Sabatini and Associates, LLC represents women in Yasmin and Yaz product liability litigation and is presently accepting Yasmin and Yaz cases.

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Firm Hired By Woman Suffering From Bladder Cancer After Taking Actos

The Firm has been retained by a woman who has bladder cancer to investigate whether Actos caused her cancer. Our client had been taking Actos for more than one year before being diagnosed with bladder cancer. Recent reports have indicated a potential connection between Actos and bladder cancer.  France has suspended the use of Actos and Germany no longer recommends that new patients be prescribed Actos.

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