Modern medical practices have come a long way, but with all the advancements come setbacks. Many makers of prescriptions drugs and manufacturers of medical devices are in a hurry to get their products to market and sometimes fail to properly test them. Additionally, they may also fail to indicate the proper use of the drug or device and even fail to warn the public about any of the dangers associated with their use. Our Houston defective device lawyer is experienced in taking on the makers and manufacturers of defective devices and drugs at all levels.
This prescription medication is used to thin the blood to prevent stroke. Known side effects include making the blood too thin, and causing an internal bleeding event such as a gastrointestinal bleed or a brain hemorrhage.
This prescription medication is prescribed off-label to pregnant women to help ease the nausea that comes with morning sickness. Because it was never tested for this purpose, however, research has now proven that Zofran can lead to birth deformities, including heart defects, cleft lips, cleft palates, and more.
These medical devices are used to mince certain areas during surgery so they can be easily removed. In the case of a hysterectomy or the removal of uterine fibroids, the device can actually spread a serious form of uterine cancer.
Birth Defects and SSRI Drugs
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) drugs are more commonly known as anti-depressants. They can be dangerous in women who are pregnant and can cause their babies to develop a number of adverse medical conditions including heart abnormalities, malformation of the brain, organ failure, seizures, and respiratory distress.
This antipsychotic prescription medication is used to treat a variety of mental health disorders including certain types of autism, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The drug is also known to produce a hormone called prolactin, the effects of which can produce breast tissue in boys, irregular breast tissue in girls, movement disorders, and even death in the elderly.
This medical device is implanted surgically to treat women who have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. It is made of metallic mesh and meant to hold organs in place. The various types of transvaginal mesh devices are known to fail and can cause conditions far worse than what they were meant to treat.
Metal Hip Implants
Anyone with mobility issues attributed to faulty hips may have this type of device implanted surgically. Whether the metal on metal or metal on plastic type of hip implant, if and when the device fails, it can expose the body to dangerous toxins causing all sorts of issues from bone loss to organ failure.
Inferior Vena Cava Filters
Inferior vena cava filters are often used to stop blood clots within the body before they reach the lungs; however, IVC filter side effects include insertion-site thrombosis, recurrent DVT or PE, filter migration, filter fracture, and death.
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