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Class Action and Mass Tort Lawsuits

When many people suffer the same injury or have been affected similarly by a company, a corporation, or an organization, a class action lawsuit may offer a number of advantages. By joining the plaintiffs together, it may help lower the cost and increase the speed in which the cases are sent to trial.

The Abbott Law Group is dedicated to helping people who may have been seriously injured due to:

  • Undisclosed side effects from prescription drugs
  • Defective medical devices that have been recalled
  • Personal injuries related to technology, connected devices, and the internet of things
  • Products that were sold to medical professionals which were never approved by the FDA
  • Individuals who have had their identities stolen due to a massive data breach.

Prescription Drug Class Action Lawsuits

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Abilify (aripirazol)

Antipsychotic,  Schizophrenia, Bipolar,  and Depression Medication

Abilify (aripiprazol) is amongst the top antipsychotic drugs prescribed in its class.  One of the side effects only recently became known to the public after the FDA released a public safety communication warning about impulse control problems and gambling addiction.  Several studies have followed people who before taking Abilify, didn’t gamble or hardly gambled, and afterward went into debt because they could not control the addiction.

We are currently investigating cases were Abilify may be responsible for the development of a compulsive gambling addiction, and it lead to a sizeable debt.   Contact us for a free consultation or click to learn more.

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Benicar / Benicar HCT / Azor / Tribenzor

High Blood Pressure Medication

The active ingredient in the high blood pressure pills may be responsible for a large number of gastrointestinal injuries or problems. The FDA made an announcement July, 3 2013 to warn the public of potential side effects which were not disclosed at the time of release. This has lead to a number of people suffering through chronic diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss and a number of other side effects. Some of the most affected are being diagnosed with villous atrophy, diverticulitis, colitis, IBS, and Crohn’s disease.

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Invokana / Invokamet / Farxiga

SGLT2 Inhibitor Diabetes Medication

This is one of the newer prescriptions on the market to help regulate glucose levels for people who have Type II diabetes.  It works by removing excess sugars from the blood, but if the body is already low on sugar, it could cause a dangerous condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis.   DKA can become dangerous if not treated right away as it may lead to stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure among other problems.

Contact us or click to learn more if you or a family member has been diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis or other serious injury.

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Xarelto / Eliquis

Anticoagulant medication

This category of oral anticoagulants currently do not have an antidote to stop internal bleeding, and if the patient suffers a significant injury or the blood becomes too thin, the patient may not be able to form blood platelets to stop the bleeding or have the ability to clot. This has lead to a number of severe bleeding injuries including, cerebral hemorrhage, hemorrhagic stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, renal bleeding, and other internal bleeding injuries. Some patients were rushed to receive emergency blood transfusions to replace the lost blood and to add new blood which doesn’t contain Xarelto which can clot.

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Zoloft / Lexapro / Effexor / SSRI

Anti-anxiety medication

This class of SSRI and SSNI may be use to treat depression in healthy individuals, but studies are showing that pregnant women who are in their first trimester and take SSRI’s to treat depression may put their child at risk of developing serious birth defects. Injuries such as clef lip, clef palate, under developed heart and other organs, under developed limbs have been reported.

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Medical Device & Products Class Action Lawsuits

ivc filter class action lawsuit

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters

Bard G2 Filter, Cook Celect, and Cook Gunther Tulip Filters

IVC filters are used when a patient has been diagnosed with a DVT and there is a risk of it breaking lose and getting stuck in the lungs where it becomes pulmonary embolism.  The IVC filter is implanted in the vein to capture the blood clot in its basket like design.  Two companies however appear to have either designs that were flawed or had problems at the manufacturing plant which cause some of the IVC filters to break, migrate, or rotate causing serious injury to the patient.

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Johnson’s Baby Powder / Shower to Shower

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder could be responsible for the development of ovarian cancer according to a number of studies which have been conducted over the years.  Several cases have gone to court where the plantiff had developed ovarian cancer after years of use of talcum powder over the private areas.  Ovarian cancer has one of the highest mortality rates and is very difficult to overcome.

If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder which contains talc, then you may be eligible to receive financial compensation.

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Olympus Duodenoscope

Superbug CRE

Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are bacteria that are resistant to a class of antibiotics known as carbapenem, and many experts believe it to be the new superbug. Despite the deadliness of CRE, very little research has been done on the new superbug. What is known is that hospitals and nursing homes are the primary sights where the transmission and spread of CRE occurs.

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Stryker Hip Recall – LFIT V40 Femoral Head

Metal on Metal Hip Implants

Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled another component of their metal on metal hip implant system.  The LFIT V40 femoral head is the latest component to be blamed for fragmenting metal debris causing serious injury, complications, and even failure of the hip.  In some cases the hip implant failed within 5 years, and the patient needed total revision surgery.

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