Depakote (divalproex sodium) was manufactured by Abbott Laboratories and was first approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1978 for the treatment of epilepsy. Most recently, the drug has been approved for the treatment of seizure disorders, certain psychiatric conditions (manic phase of bipolar disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches. The drug works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Drug and Product Liability
We are accepting all cases involving the DePuy metal on metal hip implants. The voluntary recall in question involves two specific hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson:
- The ASR XL Acetabular System (a hip socket used in traditional hip replacement - available worldwide)
- ASR Hip Resurfacing System (a partial hip replacement that involves a placement of a metal cap on the ball of the femur - approved for use only outside the United States).
Baldness Drug Propecia Has Been Linked With Sexual Problems Even After Men Stop Taking It
The Huffington Post reported that the popular male pattern baldness drug finasteride, known as Propecia, may have negative effects on sexual function months or even years after men have stopped taking it, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The study consisting of 54 men who experienced sexual problems at least three months after stopping Propecia. The researchers found that 89 percent of them had sexual problems severe enough to be considered sexual dysfunction.
If you or someone close to you has experienced Vaginal Mesh complications, you may be legally eligible for relief.
What is Vaginal Mesh?
Also called a “hammock” or a “sling,” vaginal mesh is a surgical mesh reinforcement used to treat POP and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. These conditions occur when, as a result of age, childbirth, hysterectomy, or menopause, a woman’s pelvic muscles stretch and weaken to the point where they can no longer completely support nearby organs. As the muscles lose their retaining power, the bladder, bowel, urethra and even the uterus can drop, bulging into the vagina.