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We pursue high-profile litigation such as: Phen Fen, Baycol, Vioxx, Yaz, Ephedra, Transvaginal Mesh, Pradaxa, Xarelto, IVC filters and Low-T. We’re recognized as an industry leader for our professional, efficient and knowledgeable approach. The Levensten Law Firm has the experience and reputation to obtain the results you deserve.
Our clear mission is to obtain fair compensation for your injuries and losses, while maintaining a personal connection with you from start to finish. We’re in contact with you, and available, every step of your claim.
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In the past 10 years alone, we achieved more than $60 million in compensation for our clients, including a $10 million jury verdict. Our track record reflects the high-quality legal representation that we provide our clients.
Alarmingly, a clinical study on prescription testosterone use in men was abruptly stopped in December of 2009 due to cardiovascular related events occurring in the study. Another study announced in November reviewing a Veterans Affairs database provides further evidence that AndroGel causes stroke, heart attack, and death. According to the VA study, some men who take testosterone replacement products such as AndroGel with are almost 30% more likely to suffer a stroke or a heart attack.
THE ANDROGEL LABEL STILL INEXPLICABLY FAILS TO WARN OF THE RISKS
The Levensten Law Firm is one the first firms in the Nation to focus its efforts on investigating potential claims against AbbVie, the manufacturer of AndroGel. We are working to quantify the increased risk of injury, and compiling evidence to be used in lawsuits against AbbVie for its failure to warn doctors and patients of the risks of AndroGel.
If you or a loved one suffered injury as a result of using AndroGel or another prescription testosterone product, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation at www.androgellawyers.com or by calling 1-800-510-1325.
Metal on Metal hip implants, such as DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle and Wright ProFemur Hip are defective due to the high rates of revision surgery which are necessary because of device failure. Patients suffer from tissue damage, bone loss and joint fluid build-up.
The failed devices require pre-mature revision, and cause:
- Pseudo tumors
- Cracks in the acetabulum
- Loss of joint fluid
- Abductor muscle dislocation
The Levensten Law Firm is lead counsel in many metal on metal hip implant lawsuits that are pending in federal court.
Mirena IUD devices have been linked to a defect causing them to migrate once inserted into patient’s bodies. The migration of these devices has lead to serious injuries and required surgical intervention to have them removed. Patients have suffered from:
- Perforation of the Uterine Wall
- Obstruction of the Intestines
- Damage to Organs
- Internal Scarring
The Levensten Law Firm is involved in the Mirena IUD litigation. Please contact our firm for a free consultation regarding your possible Mirena IUD claim.
Pradaxa is under close FDA scrutiny, and the FDA is currently scrutinizing the reports of Pradaxa bleeding deaths. Boehringer is telling the world that it is working to find an antidote. We believe until an antidote is found, this dangerous drug need to be removed from the market. If an antidote as ever found and this dangerous drug is permitted to remain on the market, it must contain a black box warning to avoid a public health crisis.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals markets Pradaxa as easier to dose, requiring less monitoring, and more effective at preventing clots compared to the other drug in its class, Warfarin (Coumadin).
- Pradaxa causes bleeding
- The bleeding cannot be stopped with vitamin K, like Warfarin can
- With no antidote, Pradaxa bleeding can be fatal
Stryker Hip Replacement devices have been linked to defects increasing the risks of wear, fretting and corrosion, specifically in the systems that feature a modular-neck stem (ABG II and Rejuvenate). Many victims of these defects have required excision and/or revision of their hip implants. Additionally, patients have suffered from:
- Metallosis (Metal Blood Poisoning)
- Inflammation and Swellings
- Loosening and Failure of the Implanted Device
- Corrosion/Fretting of the Implanted Device
The Levensten Law Firm is involved in the Stryker Hip Replacement litigation. Please contact our firm for a free consultation regarding your possible Stryker Hip Replacement claim.
Over 4,000 adverse events have been reported from vaginal mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Among other reasons, the implants are defective because polypropylene should not be used in pelvic repair. We are continuing to investigate cases involving clients who were implanted with transvaginal mesh or a bladder sling device and suffered serious adverse events. Reports of injury include:
- Mesh erosion through the vagina
- Infection and bleeding
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Organ perforation
- Urinary problems
- Heart attacks
Mesh degradation is known in the medical literature since 1976, but defendants ignored the science. Doctors were routinely misinformed about a long history of safety of mesh.
It’s reported that Bayer’s Xarelto is under scrutiny by German Authorities because of growing reports reports of bleeding side effects and deaths. Like the dangerous drug Pradaxa, Co-developers Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are working to find an antidote. Without an antidote to stop the bleeding associated with this class of medicine, drugs like Xarelto and Pradaxa are very dangerous to consumers. We believe that these drugs must contain a black box warning to avoid a public health crisis.
- Xarelto may cause bleeding
- The bleeding cannot be stopped with vitamin K, like Warfarin can
- With no antidote, Xarelto bleeding can be fatal
The Levensten Law Firm is currently investigating the legal rights of patients who suffer bleeding side effects and death on Xarelto.
An IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter is a device that is designed to filter or “catch” blood clots (called “thrombi”) that travel from the lower portions of the body to the heart and lungs. IVC filters may be designed to be implanted, either permanently or temporarily, in the human body, more specifically, within the inferior vena cava. There are numerous manufacturers of IVC Filters, including but not limited to C.R. Bard, Cook, Argon, and Cordis.
The FDA has issued numerous warnings about IVC Filters and their associated risks and injuries. Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include but are not limited to lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and perforation of organs.
The Levensten Law Firm is involved in the IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter litigation. Please contact our firm for a free consultation regarding your possible IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter claim.
Invokana (Canagliflozin) is a gliflozin class drug also known as a subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitor (SGLT-2) that is used for treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2. Invokana is meant to assist in lowering blood sugar levels for Type 2 Diabetics. Invokana is manufactured and sold by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its associated/affiliated companies.
Invokana, it has been discovered, can cause diabetic ketoacidosis/ketosis, kidney failure, and/or cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarctions. DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis), a subset of ketoacidosis or ketosis in diabetic patients, is a type of acidosis that typically occurs when insulin levels are inadequate to meet the body’s basic metabolic requirements. Physical symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain that can progress to cerebral edema, coma, and death.
The Levensten Law Firm is involved in the Invokana litigation. Please contact our firm for a free consultation regarding your possible Invokana litigation claim.
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