Since 2005, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received nearly 3, 000 reports, including seven cases of death, regarding complications with transvaginal surgical mesh devices used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary continence (SUI). The FDA has recently issued two safety alerts regarding transvaginal surgical mesh products. Find Out More About Trans Vaginal Surgical Mesh.
Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants
Studies have found that when MoM devices break down prematurely, tiny metal particles may wear off the implant. While orthopedic surgeons take precautions to try and control how the ball and shell rub against each other, there is no way to totally avoid metal particle production. Over time, metal particles around some implants can cause damage to the bone surrounding the implant and joint.Find Out More About Metal On Metal Hip Implants.
Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety alert to warn healthcare professionals about the increased risk of developing bladder cancer in patients using Actos for over one year in duration. If you or a loved one used Actos and suffered bladder cancer, you may be entitled to pursue a claim against the manufacturers for damages. Find Out More About Actos.
Since gaining FDA approval, the Mirena IUD has been associated with several potentially painful and serious side effects. According to a recent review of the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System, 32,528 adverse events were reported to the FDA for Mirena over the five year period from 2006 to 20011. Find Out More About Mirena.
Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has been active legislation since the early seventies, but it has recently become a more important tool for consumers to challenge unfair and illegal actions that have been taken against them. There are strict guidelines to information that is filed on a credit report, and there are also strict guidelines that require credit reporting companies to fix their own mistakes. Find Out More About Fair Credit Reporting.