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Metal Hip Implants

Stryker has joined other hip implant manufacturers in the removal of metal-on-metal implants from the market. Read more about the complaints that have surfaced among patients who were implanted with this device.

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Info & Side Effects

The type 2 diabetes drug, Actos, has been linked to increased risk of bladder cancer. Review evidence of the dangers of Actos, as revealed by a 10-year study conducted by the FDA.

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More than 250 deaths have been tied to use of Pradaxa since it was approved by the FDA in 2010. Find out how side effects of the drug such as internal bleeding, could endanger users of this blood-thinning drug.


Yaz, Yasmin & Ocella

Serious, possibly fatal side effects such as blood clots, gallbladder disease, heart attack, and stroke have been linked to the use of Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. Read more about the dangerous side effects of these oral contraceptives.

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Fosamax & Fosamax Plus D

Advanced cancer patients who were treated with Fosamax could suffer from a serious bone disease known has osteonecrosis of the jaw. Learn how use of the drug could cause several cancers to metastasize to the bone.

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SSRI Antidepressants

Taking antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prozac could increase a woman’s risk of having a baby with birth defects. When taken during the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy, antidepressants can be very dangerous. Protect yourself and your child.

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Januvia & Byetta

Serious side effects have manifested in patients taking Januvia and Byetta. Stomach pains and pancreatitis have been connected to these drugs. Find out what symptoms could result from the use of Januvia and Byetta.

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Lipitor is one of the world’s most popular cholesterol medications. Several studies have found that the use of Lipitor and other statin drugs can significantly increase risks of developing Type 2 Diabetes, particularly in women.

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Medtronic Infuse
Bone Graft

Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts have been found to cause serious complications when used in areas of the body for which it was not approved the by the FDA. Read more about the Medtronic infuse system and complications associated with off-label use.

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Ignition Switch Defect

General Motors has recalled millions of vehicles after ignition switch defects were linked to numerous crash deaths

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Side Effects Blog

Mass Torts Vs Class Actions

Most people are familiar with the basic concept of lawsuits for victims of injury or loss (plaintiffs), but things get a bit different when the injury is to many people rather than to just one or a ...

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Medical Device Blog

Essure - Black Box Warning Long Overdue

After thousands of women suffered life-altering symptoms from Bayer's Essure "permanent" birth control device dating as far back as 2002, the FDA finally insisted Bayer include a black ...

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North Carolina Drug & Medical Product Liability

Injured by a defective drug or medical product? We may be able to help!

Manufacturers of prescription drugs and medical products are held to very strict standards when it comes to testing their products before distribution. These standards are necessary because, if the products prove to be defective, recipients of these drugs and medical devices can suffer severe illness, injury, or even death. Prescription drugs can only be obtained with a valid prescription because they contain substances that can be harmful when abused or when used improperly. Defective medical products can break or malfunction, causing injury instead of intended improvement. If you are the victim of a defective product, a North Carolina medical product liability lawyer from our firm may be able to help you fight for compensation.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is ready to see if we can help you. We are available 24/7 so that your questions and concerns are addressed promptly. Mass torts for defective medical products can be confusing, but our team will try to answer your questions and see if you have a claim. Speak with us as soon as possible to learn how we may be able to assist with your drug or medical product liability claim right away.

Types of Defective Drug & Medical Product Liability Cases

Claims can be filed for drugs that hurt and for devices that injure. Each of these cases could involve one or more side effects resulting from the defective drug or device. Have you suffered illness or injury because of a harmful contraceptive drug? Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have all been proven to cause raised potassium levels that significantly increase the risk of blood clots, which in turn can cause a heart attack, stroke, or transient ischemic attack. Another example includes blood-thinners such as Pradaxa that may thin the blood too much and cause uncontrollable bleeding. Numerous other drugs can cause anything from bone fractures to sexual dysfunction, respiratory failure, or cancer.

Defective medical products can have side effects, too.

Side effects of defective medical products include device failure and loosening, cartilage destruction, inflammatory response, endotoxin contamination, long bone fractures, and tissue erosion.

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has handled numerous claims for defective drugs, medical products, and implants.

Contact a North Carolina Lawyer About Your Medical Product Liability Claim

If you've been injured because of a negligent pharmaceutical company or medical product manufacturer, you may deserve compensation. These companies are large and powerful, but with a strong and experienced law firm on your side, you can even the odds*. Visit any 1 of our 14 North Carolina office locations, or we will come to you if you are unable to come to us! Our staff is more than happy to make home, office, or hospital visits if you can't travel to us. Contact our firm today to set up your free case evaluation!

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*The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin consults with a national network of attorneys on product liability, defective drugs, and defective products cases in an attempt to provide the best representation that we can for our clients. Depending on the details of your case, our firm will likely refer your matter to another law firm with which we associate. We will only do this if we believe it is in your best interests and if you agree.