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Defective Medical Devices

Defective medical devices play a huge role in personal injury incidents in the United States. Every year, medical device manufacturers create and sell defective medical devices that cause injuries to patients that end up using them. Although there are times when the medical device manufacturers are unaware of the dangerous aspects of their product, there…

Alere INRatio Controversial Approval
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Alere INRatio Controversial Approval

As is common with many defective drugs or devices that are later recalled, the Alere INRatio Monitors and Testing Strips gained their FDA approval through the FDA’s controversial 510(k) program. The program, which has been around for more than 35 years, allows medical device manufacturers like Alere to get their products approved quickly if they…

Alere INRatio Current State of Litigation
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Alere INRatio Current State of Litigation

Alere INRatio Monitors and Test Strips were recalled in December of 2014 for producing inaccurate test results when compared to laboratory testing. Patients taking blood thinners such as warfarin need to constantly monitor their blood clotting to make sure they do not suffer a serious bleed. Inaccurate readings caused by Alere INRatio products could cause…

Did Alere INRatio Alter Xarelto Trial Results?
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Did Alere INRatio Alter Xarelto Trial Results?

In fall of 2015, Bayer and Johnson and Johnson notified the FDA that the device used in the clinical trials for their drug Xarelto (a blood thinner and direct competitor to warfarin) was recalled for giving inaccurate results. The device in question? The Alere INRatio. The clinical trial for the blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto (called…

FDA Classifies Alere INRatio, INRatio 2PT/INR System and INRatio Test Strip Recall as Class 1 Recall
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FDA Classifies Alere INRatio, INRatio 2PT/INR System and INRatio Test Strip Recall as Class 1 Recall

On December 5th, 2014, medical device manufacturer Alere issued a voluntary recall of their Alere INRatio, INRatio 2PT/INR System and INRatio Test Strips because they can give a false (low) reading. INRatio products are used by people on blood thinners, who must constantly monitor their anti-coagulation levels. If a person who is on blood thinners…

Houston Auto and Tire Defect
201603.15
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Houston Auto and Tire Defect

Every year, an estimated 33,000 accidents and 500 motorist deaths are caused by defective tires. Unfortunately, many of those accidents could have been prevented if the drivers had known that the tires they were relying on were defective. Unfortunately, even in 2016, there is no way to reliably know if your tires are recalled unless…

Propecia
201603.02
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Propecia

Propecia, manufactured by Merck & Co., has been used for almost 2 decades to help treat men with male pattern baldness. Originally, a similar drug called Proscar was used to treat men with enlarged prostates, but during the trials it was discovered that the drug caused men’s hair to grow. After this was discovered, Merck…

Levaquin
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Levaquin

Levaquin, a popular antibiotic manufactured by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has been recently linked to some very serious side effects. One of the side effects Levaquin has been linked to is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nervous system, leading to symptoms such as tingling and numbness,…