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Peoria, Il 61602
jgreen@jeffgreenlaw.com

Attorney for Illinois and U.S. Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Cases

Manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceuticals are responsible for making and marketing safe products. Distributors, suppliers, retailers and others who make those products available must likewise protect public safety.

If a product goes to market with a defect that results in a personal injury, the originating source or sources can be held accountable.

The Law Office of Jeff Green battles on behalf of those who have been injured by defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals in both Illinois and other regions of the country.

Some of the most common liability cases we are accepting involve metal-on-metal hip replacement, ACTOS® medication, transvaginal surgical mesh and Propecia® hair-loss treatment for men.

Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement systems have unique risks in addition to the general risks of all hip implant systems.

Because the metal ball and the metal cup slide against each other during walking or running, some tiny metal particles may wear off of the device and enter into the space around the implant. Some of the metal ions from the metal implant or particles may even get into the bloodstream.

Different people will react to these metal particles in different ways. At this time, it is not possible to know who will experience a reaction, why type of reaction they might have, when the reaction will occur or how severe the reaction will be.

However, it is know that over time, the metal particles around some implants can cause damage to bone and/or tissue surrounding the implant and joint. Such a reaction may cause the implant to become loose or cause pain. Ultimately, this can require a revision surgery where the old device is removed and replaced with another one.

ACTOS is a Type 2 diabetes drug taken daily by adult patients. Manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals has been facing hundreds of lawsuits from consumers complaining of side effects including bladder cancer, heart failure, weight gain and bone loss.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings regarding the link between ACTOS and its side effects. The FDA found that the risk of bladder cancer could rise as much as 40% for those taking ACTOS for at least one year.

The FDA has also warned doctors about serious complications arising from the use of transvaginal placement of surgical mesh when treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

During the last few years, the FDA has received more than 1,000 reports from nine different manufacturers of the mesh. The reports have cited complications such as erosion, infection, pain, urinary problems and recurrence of prolapse or incontinence.

Finasteride, the active ingredient in Propecia hair-loss medication, has likewise been linked to problematic side effects, most commonly depression and irreversible sexual dysfunction.

If you or someone you care about has been injured by a defective medical device or pharmaceutical – including MoM hip replacement, ACTOS medication, transvaginal surgical mesh or Propecia hair-loss treatment – I am here to help. Contact me to discuss your rights and evaluate your case.

Attorney Jeff Green | (309) 699-0111 | jgreen@jeffgreenlaw.com

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