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Each day, thousands of people are hurt because of someone else’s negligence. If you’ve been hurt from a defective drug or medical device, you need a lawyer with experience and compassion.

Many patients in need of a blood thinning medication thought a new drug Xarelto® was the answer to their problem. Xarelto was marketed as better than warfarin, an older medication, and it did not require patients to undergo frequent blood tests. Unfortunately, however, the use of Xarelto came with a heavy price – uncontrolled bleeding and no antidote to stop the bleeding.

Individuals using Xarelto have experienced internal or gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhages, hemorrhagic strokes and death from bleeding that would not stop. According to Quarter Watch, Xarelto accounted for 10,674 serious adverse event reports in calendar year 2015 with 1,121 deaths and 4,508 injuries requiring hospitalization.

Xarelto is manufactured by Bayer AG and in calendar year 2014, Xarelto accounted for sales totaling 3.5 billion euros. For calendar year 2015, Xarelto sales increased 34% from calendar year 2014.

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Some naturally-occurring talc contains asbestos, which is a known catalyst for a type of cancer called mesothelioma. However, numerous studies now assert a link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The basis of these product liability lawsuits is that manufacturers of the powder failed to warn users of this increased risk when women used the powder for personal hygiene.

Salt Lake City talcum powder injury attorneys at The Esparza Law Group know that nearly 5,000 injury lawsuits are pending against Johnson & Johnson, which is the largest manufacturer of U.S. baby powder products with Johnson’s Baby Powder.

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Some rheumatoid arthritis sufferers were excited when Actemra hit the U.S. market in 2010, following regulatory approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group and maker of Actemra (known generically as tocilizumab), promised it would “transform expectations” for both doctors and patients. Even better, Actemra didn’t come with any warning of heart attacks, strokes and other complications, as competing drugs did. It was seemingly safer.

Today, there is a growing body of evidence to the contrary. Our best Actemra injury attorneys in Weber County at The Esparza Law Group know that since its release, Actemra has been linked to serious health complications, hospitalizations and death.

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Mirena has become a popular form of birth control since it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000. Prescribed to some 2 million women in the U.S. alone, it’s medically known as an intrauterine device (IUD). It is small, plastic, shaped like a “T” and releases synthetic doses of the hormone levonorgestrel to block sperm from reaching and fertilizing eggs. The medical devices are designed as a long-term method to stop unwanted pregnancies for up to five years.

Although Mirena has been aggressively advertised as both safe and effective, The Ezparza Law Group’s Utah Mirena injury attorneys know there have been many reports of women suffering serious complications after having Mirena implanted.

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If you used a CPAP OR BiPAP sleep apnea machine, manufactured by Phillips Respironics, and have been diagnosed with cancer, lung problems or organ failure you may be entitled to file a Utah CPAP Lawsuit for your injuries.

The James Esparza Law Firm is here to help you. We are evaluating claims for those that want justice and compensation for their life altering CPAP injuries. Contact to us for a confidential consultation of your situation and of filing a Utah Phillips CPAP lawsuit. The call is free at 1-800-745-4050.

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The fluoroquinolones, antibiotics, is a long story of what can go wrong with what is perceived as a safe product. Common fluoroquinolones are: Avelox®, Cipro®, and Levaquin®. Fluoroquinolones (FLQ) are among the most prescribed antibiotics so adverse events can have significant public health implications for many.

The early controversy over FLQ involved tendonitis and Achilles tendon rupture. In the early 90’s medical research focused on tendon rupture. Researchers speculated that FLQ’s affected collagen in some way because tendons are composed collagen fibers. Collagen is a unique structure that is stronger than steel. It is found throughout the body in cartilage, blood vessels, the cornea, muscles and the gastrointestinal tract.

There are several types of collagen. Type I and type III collagen comprise the majority of collagen in the Achilles tendon. Approximately 90% of collagen in normal tendons is Type I and 10% is Type III. Over the years medical studies have coalesce around the proposition that FLQ interfered with collagen fibrils found in Type I collagen. Medical studies indicate discuss FLQ’s such as Cipro exert a negative effect on tendon structure or its healing process through the mechanism by up-regulating gelantinase (MMP-2) expression. According to the Tsai study, type I collagen is degraded after treatment with ciprofloxacin. Over the years fluoroquinolone tendon ruptures are a recognized complication of this class of drugs.

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