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Our attorneys are here for you. At Hickey Law Firm, we will utilize our decades of experience to fight for your rights. We have handled numerous cases dealing with prescription drugs, medical malpractice and defective products allowing us to help clients from all around the country.
Harmful Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs are administered to patients in order to address illnesses and disease. However, there are many harmful prescription drugs that do just the opposite, causing serious injuries and further medical issues.
Below are some of the harmful prescription drug cases we accept
Abilify is an antipsychotic medication used to treat mood disorders such as schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Abilify has also been presscribed for depression and outbursts related to autism.
Researchers beleive that Abilify may affect the dopamine receptors in the brain that trigger compulsive behavior. This may be why some patients who have taken Abilify have developed compulsive gambling habits.
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI), is a type of medication used to treat a myriad of gastrointestinal issues including heartburn, acid reflux, stomach ulcers and inflammation of the esophagus.
The use of the PPI medications Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium has been linked to kidney damage in some users. If you suffered from any type of kidney damage including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and interstitial nephritis you could be eligible for compensation.
Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug that is used to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes in patients with irregular heartbeat. It is also used in prevention of serious blood clots in patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery.
The use of Xarelto has been linked to some very serious side effects including gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, stroke and even death.
If you or a loved one has experienced any serious side effects while taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation for you injuries.
Eliquis is an anti-coagulant. Like Xarelto and Pradexa, two other controversial drugs, Eliquis works by interrupting the coagulation process. It does this by blocking an enzyme called Factor Xa, preventing the formation of a protein called thrombin.
Eliquis has been linked to a number of side effects, but the issues related to the drug go beyond that. The process by which the drug was approved by the
FDA was notably bumpy. Actually, that’s something of an understatement. Eliquis’ approval process was rocked by allegations that the companies engaged in a cover up and that there were unreported side effects associated with the drug.
If you’ve suffered physical harm as a result of taking Eliquis, you should consider legal action.
If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by a prescription drug, you deserve justice and compensation.
Compensation awarded in harmful prescription drug cases can be used toward expenses, including:
- Current and ongoing medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Wrongful death
Sustaining injuries from a known dangerous drug is serious—contact us so we can help fight to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Defective Medical Devices
Medical devices are used to help patients with various health issues. However, sometimes the medical devices used are defective, leading to serious injury and sometimes even death.
Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh or bladder sling, is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Transvaginal mesh injuries can destroy your quality of life. They can be irreversible. They can also be very serious. Several women have already died from injuries caused by defective vaginal mesh.
The most common complication reported to the FDA was erosion of the mesh through vagina. Shrinkage of the vaginal mesh (mesh contraction) is a complication that the FDA was not aware of before its 2008 report on Vaginal mesh complications. Mesh contraction can cause vaginal shortening, tightening, and pain.
Vaginal mesh complications can require additional surgery, sometimes multiple surgeries. These surgeries do not always successfully correct the problems caused by the defective mesh. Defective vaginal mesh complications can be permanently debilitating and have a significant effect on quality of life.
Surgical mesh has been used to repair abdominal surgeries since the 1950s. The mesh has been available in organic and synthetic materials-- either absorbable, non-absorbable, or a combination of both. The woven material is now used in a variety of surgeries: Starting in the 1970s, hernia mesh products were used to do abdominal repair of prolapse.
Complications such as postoperative hematoma and seroma, foreign body reaction, organ injury, infection, mesh rejection, and fistula are being noted.
We help clients all around the country who've been injured from defective transvaginal mesh and hernia mesh receive the justice they deserve.
If you or a loved one was harmed from these defective medical devices, or any other defective medical device, you deserve compensation to help pay for your injuries. Compensation awarded in these cases can help take the financial burden off your shoulders, including:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Medical treatment (current and ongoing)
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Nobody deserves to suffer from a defective product. Our lawyers at Hickey Law Firm will fight for you, so you can focus on your family and your recovery.
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