The Driscoll Firm Legal Blog Archive

Over two million women use Bayer’s controversial Mirena IUD (intrauterine) birth control device. However, its usage is being linked to serious Mirena side effects, which according to an Ohio woman, caused her to be rushed to the emergency room where doctors had to surgically remove the IUD. “I Started Getting Severe Pain” That’s how an Ohio mother of three described her ordeal when she began experiencing Mirena side effects. According to a report from Cleveland News WEWS, the woman –… Read More

The manufacturers of NuvaRing, the once-a-month vaginal birth control ring that is aggressively being marketed as a better option than traditional birth control methods, face over 1,000 lawsuits by women who claim that they have suffered serious NuvaRing side effects. A widower who claims that his wife died of a pulmonary embolism after using NuvaRing has filed one of the latest lawsuits. She was only 31 years old. NuvaRing’s Tragic Consequences Several new NuvaRing injury lawsuits have been filed recently… Read More

Bayer’s controversial fourth-generation birth control products, Yaz and Yasmin, have been linked to numerous injuries and deaths in the United States. Now, Health Canada, responsible for public health issues in Canada, has reported that at least 23 deaths may have been caused by the contraceptives, which contain the synthetic progestin drospirenone. Canadian Yaz & Yasmin Deaths According to a recent report in the New York Daily News, Health Canada has linked the deaths of at least 23 women to Bayer’s… Read More

The Board of Directors for Abbott Laboratories, the Chicago-based pharmaceutical company that manufacturers Depakote, has been accused of ignoring the company’s illegal conduct in marketing the epilepsy drug. The current lawsuit stems from allegations that Abbott downplayed Depakote’s risks for years, which resulted in the company paying $1.6 billion to settle federal and state claims in 2012. Stockholder Says Board of Directors Knew What Was Going On A stockholder of Abbott Laboratories has alleged that a majority of the company’s… Read More

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