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Lawsuits Brought Against Eli Lilly, Manufacturer of Cymbalta

Cymbalta is a multi-use prescription drug most commonly used as an anti-depressant. Despite several clinical trials during the approval process of Cymbalta that alleged Cymbalta caused depression in otherwise healthy patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not recall the drug for use as an anti-depressant, according to the New York Times.
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Stryker Orthopaedics Faces Medical Product Liability Issues

Stryker Orthopaedics (“Stryker”) is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Recently, Stryker has come under fire for some of its medical devices that have been found to be defective. In fact, over 2,000 plaintiffs have filed suit against Stryker because of faults in Stryker hip implants.
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Anti-Seizure Medication Depakote Tied to Birth Defects

In 1983, the FDA approved Depakote to treat certain issues with the central nervous system.  It has successfully treated or controlled such disorders as epileptic seizures and episodes of manic or bipolar behavior.  This medicine can also be prescribed for migraine headaches.  It is primarily used as a mood stabilizer and anti-convulsant, which has also provided relief for certain off label conditions.
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A medical device that might make you eligible for compensation

Back in 2010, the FDA sent an open warning letter to DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., because the company had started producing and marketing their metal-to-metal joint replacement device Trumatch without an FDA approval.  The company was also marketing a hip replacement device in cases where it had no approval for doing so.
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL