Mirena – Much More Than A Headache Mirena IUD

Bayer, a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company, and manufacturer of the Mirena intrauterine device (IUD), has a history of deceiving the public with regard to the safety of its products. In fact, in 2009, Bayer received two warnings from the FDA that its television and internet advertising involving its Mirena IUD was misleading. Sadly, thousands of women have fallen victim to Bayer’s false and misleading advertising surrounding its medical devices, including Mirena. In April of 2017, approximately…

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Yost Legal Group Selects Recipient of 2018 College Essay Scholarship Yost Legal Group College Scholarship Essay Winner

As always, Yost Legal Group is thrilled by any opportunity to help students in our community succeed. This year, the Yost Legal Group 2018 College Scholarship Essay Program welcomed submissions from current or prospective undergraduate students attending accredited universities and colleges. This year’s recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition to help them pursue their chosen field of study. The chosen topic this year was “How to Change a Negative Societal Problem in the…

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Persistent Abdominal Pain, Nausea and Vomiting May Be Caused By Defective Hernia Mesh

Reports show that more than 90 percent of the 1-million-plus hernia repair surgeries performed every year in the U.S. rely on the use of hernia mesh. Unfortunately, many of these mesh products have been found to be defective. In fact, hernia mesh manufacturers have recalled more than 211,000 units of defective mesh from 2005 to March 2018. These manufacturers include Atrium Medical, Bard Davol and Ethicon. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has blamed…

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Essure Litigation – Status Update

On July 20, 2018, Bayer issued a press release announcing that, as of December 2018, Essure would no longer be sold in the United States. To many, this decision seems long overdue, particularly in light of the fact that, since September of 2017, Bayer had removed Essure from every other market outside of the U.S. Of course, this decision does not come without controversy. Despite the number of safety concerns reported to the FDA almost…

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Metal on Metal Hip Replacements Linked to Serious Neurological Side Effects X-Ray of hip implant

A 2017 Health Watch study reported that elevated blood metal levels from metal-on-metal hip replacements are toxic to the brain. The findings of this research confirm an alarming and previously unknown risk of metal-on-metal hip replacements known as Arthroplasty Cobalt Encephalopathy (ACE).  This condition includes a number of serious neurological side effects, including mood swings, tremors, fatigue, balance issues, vision and hearing loss, as well as other cognitive problems. Since the introduction of metal-on-metal hip…

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The Catholic Church’s Sexual Abuse Conspiracy in America People sitting inside of a church

Few institutions commanded more trust and respect from followers than the Catholic Church. But that is changing. It has been reported that over the last 40 years, the Catholic Church in the United States and its insurance companies have paid out more than $3.8 billion in lawsuits and claims involving allegations of clerical sexual abuse. A recent Pennsylvania investigative grand jury produced a report close detailing credible reports of abuse by the Catholic clergy affecting…

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Diabetes Drugs linked to Pancreatic Cancer Since 2013 Incretin medications for diabetes

In March of 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication linking diabetes drugs known as Incretin Mimetics, which include the brands Januvia, Janumet, Byetta Onglyza and Victoza, to serious pancreatic diseases, including cancer.  These drugs work by imitating the incretin hormones the body normally produces to naturally cause the release of insulin after a meal. They can lower blood sugar levels for adults with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the production…

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Market Removal of Essure

Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced on July 20, 2018, that distribution of Essure, the controversial and permanent birth control device, will wind down by the end of this year. The voluntary removal was described as numbers driven due to a sharp decline in sales. While discontinuing Essure has been communicated as a business decision, the years of corporate greed and debate surrounding the device tell a different story. Bayer AG purchased the maker of Essure in 2013,…

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Injury During Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgeries can be very long and involved procedures.  Despite the fact that it is not common, patients are at risk of a spinal injury during surgery – such as nerve root or spinal cord damage resulting in paralysis, numbness, loss of bladder and/or bowel function, limited mobility or disabling pain. Sometimes the hardware implanted during spinal surgery, such as metal screws and plates, is negligently placed and pinches, punctures or severs spinal nerves or…

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PPI’s Linked to Gastric Cancer

PPI’s, proton pump inhibitors, include drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilent. These drugs help treat acid reflux and act to protect the stomach lining. Individuals can generally use these drugs safely for short periods of time, but scientific studies show a person’s long-term use significantly increases their risk of developing gastric (stomach) cancer. Doctors are often unaware of the damaging side effects that these drugs may have when prescribing them for their…

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