UNSAFE MEDICAL PRODUCTS

Unsafe Medical Products

HARMED BY AN UNSAFE MEDICAL PRODUCT? WE'LL FIGHT FOR  YOU.

We'd like to think that the products that medical professionals recommend for our use are 100% safe. Unfortunately, nothing in this world is completely certain. There may be times when the drugs and medical products that medical professionals use to treat us do us harm. These unsafe products could cause injuries or illnesses that are even more severe than the original condition they were supposed to treat. They could even lead to death.

Though makers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are required to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety regulations before their products can be used, the approval process is flawed. Sometimes a dangerous drug or device slips through the cracks and causes unnecessary harm to innocent people.

That's where Guerra Law Group comes in. If you or a loved one have been injured by an unsafe medical device, call us now for a consultation. We'll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

ZOFRAN BIRTH INJURIES

Zofran (generic name: ondansetron) is a medication that is used to treat nausea and vomiting, which is a common symptom that women suffer during pregnancy.

Zofran was originally developed to combat nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy treatments or post-operative medications.

However, doctors also prescribe Zofran and its generic equivalents to combat nausea for women suffering from severe morning sickness. This use of Zofran was not approved by the FDA. There is medical literature suggesting increased risks of serious side effects when used during pregnancy.

There is evidence that taking Zofran during pregnancy could lead to serious birth defects, which include, but are not limited to:
  • Heart defects, including holes in the heart
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Club foot
  • Skull deformities
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If your child was born with birth defects after you took Zofran while pregnant, call (956) 616-4098 now for a consultation. You may be entitled to compensation. 

TRANSVAGINAL MESH INJURIES

Transvaginal mesh, which is also commonly known as “pelvic mesh” or a “bladder sling,” is a piece of mesh that is surgically placed in the vagina in order to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Both of these conditions are caused by a weakening of the pelvic muscles. Surgical implantation of transvaginal mesh was meant to strengthen pelvic muscles and provide relief from these conditions.

However, severe complications arose in patients who received transvaginal mesh implantation. These complications could include, but are not limited to:
  • Erosion of mesh through the vaginal tissue
  • Perforation of nearby organs
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence 
  • Chronic vaginal drainage
  • Severe pain in pelvic region
  • Recto-vaginal fistula
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Blood in stool or urine
  • Vaginal shrinking
  • Nerve damage
  • Abscess
The FDA issued a warning in 2011 stating that complications resulting from transvaginal mesh are not rare, and that it is not clear that transvaginal mesh is more effective for treating POP than other, non-mesh methods.

For more information about transvaginal mesh injuries, click the following links:
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to complications from transvaginal mesh implantation, call us now. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HARMED BY UNSAFE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, DON'T WAIT.

CALL (956) 616-4098 NOW.

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