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Attention Women in Los Angeles who suffered injury from NuvaRing birth control

laura gianni 2If you are a woman between the ages of 25 – 50 who has suffered injury from use of the NuvaRing birth control, you have two choices:

  1. You can contact a law firm located outside of California and discuss your personal medical history with an unknown intake clerk, or

2. You can contact Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with an expert female attorney who specializes in these cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve.

Many women between the ages of 25 – 50 have suffered injury as a result of their use of NuvaRing birth control, including heart attack, stroke, blood clots or other cardiovascular problems. If you are one of these victims, please fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form in the top right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

In 2001, the NuvaRing became available in United States markets. It quickly became popular among birth control options and was chosen by hundreds of thousands of women across America because of its reliability and ease of use. Unfortunately, this form of birth control has been linked to serious health problems that may leave users facing serious and potentially fatal side effects.

The Nuva Ring is a small and flexible vaginal ring, which is designed to be inserted into the vagina once a month.  It is kept in place for three weeks, releasing controlled amounts of ethinyl estradiol  and etonogestrel, which modify female hormones to prevent pregnancy.  Etonogestral, also known as “third generation” progestin desogestrel, has been linked to serious health concerns, including a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other cardiovascular problems. NuvaRing delivers a relatively high dose of this hormone.

A study by the Food and Drug Administration found the contraceptive device NuvaRing increases a woman’s risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by 56% in the first year. The rate of this potentially deadly condition increases over time.  Blood clots can cause fatal conditions like heart attack and stroke. Thousands of reports of complications documented in NuvaRing users have been filed with the FDA.  Subsequent research found an even greater risk of blood clots in women using NuvaRing. A May 2012 study in the British Medical Journal calculated a 6.5x increased risk of blood clots in women using NuvaRing.

In recent years, a number of lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. against the manufacturers of NuvaRing. These lawsuits, filed by women who have used NuvaRing (and by family members in a few cases), allege that the manufacturers and marketers of NuvaRing did not adequately warn women and their doctors about the dangers associated with NuvaRing — including the risk of blood clots and other serious side effects — while at the same time they vigorously promoted its use. Since 2008, at least two lawsuits have alleged a link between NuvaRing and the deaths of women who have used the contraceptive. In late 2008, a number of federal NuvaRing lawsuits were consolidated into one, under a process known as multidistrict litigation (MDL). The NuvaRing MDL is being handled in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Attention Women in Los Angeles who suffered injury from use of the Mirena IUD

 

If you are a woman between the ages of 25 – 50 who has suffered a perforation of the uterus, ectopic pregnancy or thrombosis from use of a Mirena IUD, you have two choices:

 

  1. You calaura gianni 2n contact one of those law firms outside of California and discuss your personal medical history with an unknown intake clerk, or

 

2. You can contact Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with an expert female attorney who specializes in these cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve.

 

Many women between the ages of 25 – 50 have suffered a uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy or thrombosis as a result of the Mirena IUD. If you are one of these victims, please fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form in the top right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

 

The Mirena IUD is a small, t-shaped plastic intrauterine device (IUD) that releases a hormone into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena in 2000 as a contraceptive for women who have had at least one child. In 2009, the FDA approved Mirena to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who prefer intrauterine contraception as their method of birth control.  In the course of marketing the Mirena, Bayer was warned by the FDA that its advertising omitted serious and frequent risks associated with Mirena, and misleadingly suggested that Mirena is safer than has been demonstrated.

 

Over 45,000 adverse events from Mirena have been reported to U.S. health regulators since Mirena’s introduction to the market. The most serious Mirena risks and side effects include: uterine perforation (the IUD tears through the cervix or the wall of the uterus); ectopic pregnancy (when the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity); thrombosis (blood clots).  Uterine perforation is a serious injury many women have suffered. The Mirena IUD moved within their uterus, ripped through the cervix or wall of the uterus, and entered the abdominal cavity, sometimes years after the IUD was properly inserted.  The migration of Mirena outside the uterus can cause scar tissue or adhesions, infections, blockages, and perforations or other damage to other organs, as well as unwanted pregnancy. This occurrence always requires surgery to remove the IUD and in certain cases a hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus and other organs), resulting in the woman never being able to become pregnant in the future.

 

Women who have suffered serious Mirena complications and pain have charged that Bayer failed to disclose adequately to them and their physicians the risk of migration of the Mirena after insertion. The lawsuits also charge that the Mirena IUD poses serious side effects and is a defective and dangerous medical device.  The warning label on Mirena only states that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during the initial insertion. Bayer has not disclosed the danger of Mirena IUD tearing the uterus following its proper insertion. When patients report symptoms associated with uterine perforation, the patients and their doctors have no reason to suspect that Mirena has torn into and perforated the uterus. As a result, there can be a delay in timely and appropriate medical care and leading to greater pain and suffering for the patient, emotional distress, the need to remove the Mirena IUD, and permanent physical injuries.

 

 Higher Legal is the only local service certified through the California State Bar that assists victims in this area, is a Certified Benefit Corporation and specializes in helping people find honest and exceptional lawyers in their time of need.   VIDEO: What we do at Higher Legal. 

Attention Women in Los Angeles injured from the use of Actos

 

If you are a Type 2 diabetic, non-smoker who developed bladder cancer after taking Actos for management of your diabetes, you have two choices:

 

  1. You can contact a law firm located out of California and discuss your personal medical history with an unknown intake clerk, or
  2. You can call Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with a female attorney who specializes in these cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve.

 

 

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Many women have developed bladder cancer after taking Actos for management of their diabetes. If you were injured, please fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form on the right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

 

The medication Actos  is used to treat type 2 diabetes  and works by increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin, a natural substance that helps control blood sugar levels.  Patients taking Actos for more than a year  have an increased risk of bladder cancer, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) interim review of an ongoing epidemiological study.  The FDA is informing the public that use of Actos for more than one year is associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Information about this risk will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the label for the medicines. The patient Medication Guide for these medicines will also be revised to include information on the risk of bladder cancer.  This safety information is based on FDA’s review of data from a planned five-year interim analysis which showed an increased risk of bladder cancer was noted among patients with the longest and highest  exposure to Actos.  The FDA is also aware of a recent epidemiological study conducted in France which also found  an increased risk of bladder cancer with Actos. Based on the results of this study, France has suspended the use of Actos.  Litigation is ongoing in California with cases transferred to the Los Angeles County Superior Court following an order to consolidate on January 4, 2012. In that order, presiding Judge Lee Smalley Edmon ruled that Judge Jane L. Johnson will oversee the coordinated proceedings.

 

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Attention Women with Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) cases in Los Angeles

You have two choices:

You can call a law firm located out of state and discuss your very personal medical history and injuries over the phone with an unknown and often inexperienced intake clerk, or                                                                         

You can contact Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with a female attorney who specializes in TVM cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve in this type of case.   

If you have experienced problems or complications with a recalled mesh product, fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form to the right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

 

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Fill out the “SEND ME A MESSAGE” box on the right side of this blog, tell us that you want to connect with a local TVM lawyer and we will get back to you immediately.

 

Surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material. In urogynecologic procedures, surgical mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.

The most frequent complications reported to the FDA for surgical mesh devices include mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), organ perforation, and urinary problems. There were also reports of recurrent prolapse, neuro-muscular problems, vaginal scarring/shrinkage, and emotional problems. Many of these complications require additional intervention, including medical or surgical treatment and hospitalization.

The FDA issued a Public Health Notification on serious complications associated with surgical mesh placed through the vagina (transvaginal placement) to treat these conditions.  Based on an updated analysis of adverse events reported to the FDA and complications described in the scientific literature, the FDA identified surgical mesh for transvaginal repair as an area of continuing serious concern.  The FDA issued a recent update to inform the public that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair are not rare. Furthermore, it is not clear that transvaginal repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients and it may expose patients to greater risk.

Higher Legal is a local service certified through the California State Bar that assists people with finding honest and exceptional lawyers to help them in their time of need.

 

Higher Legal Panel Attorney Selects Michael Jackson Jury

Michael Jackson.03Higher Legal panel attorney Brian Panish is currently selecting the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case. Mr. Panish represents Katherine Jackson and Michael’s three children.

According to the L.A. Times, this is going to be a very contentious court fight. From the initial courtroom appearance Mr. Panish said he had made efforts to be civil with the lawyers for AEG but that the defense attorneys were wasting court resources by turning everything into “World War III.”

“Is that part of your civility?” AEG’s attorney Marvin Putnam asked Panish.

“Excuse me?” replied Panish, quickly adding, “You’re the most uncivil lawyer I’ve ever practiced against.”

The Jackson’s claim is that AEG was negligent in its hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray. AEG will be defending itself by saying there is no evidence to suggest that they were the ones to hire Murray. But in one widely quoted e-mail an AEG CEO allegedly wrote, “We want to remind [Dr. Murray] that it is AEG, not MJ, who is paying his salary. We want to remind him what is expected of him.”

Brian Panish is thought to be the premier trial lawyer in the United States. He still holds the record for obtaining the largest plaintiff’s verdict in U.S. History, 4.9 Billion dollars.

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