Breast Implants Cancer Link Ohio

Breast Implants and Cancer: How Big is the Link?

Breast implants, considered medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are used in one of the most requested cosmetic surgical procedures in the country. In reconstruction surgeries, implants can rebuild breast tissue after a mastectomy, which may have been part of a woman’s breast cancer treatment. But what happens when breast implants actually cause […]

Johnson & Johnson Physiomesh Recall

Johnson & Johnson Physiomesh: The Latest on the Hernia Mesh Recall

Hernia mesh surgeries are one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States today, and many different types of products can be used for surgical hernia repairs, including patches and plugs. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is the manufacturer of Physiomesh — a flexible composite mesh made of polypropylene that’s been recalled […]

5 Most Dangerous Products in Ohio

Dangerous Products in Ohio: Top 5 to Know

When you spend money on a product, you expect it to work. When it doesn’t — or worse, when it makes you ill or causes an injury — you have options. If you’ve suffered physically or emotionally from a defective product or dangerous drug, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Dyer, Garofalo, Mann & Schultz, […]

Pinnacle Hip Implant $1 Billion Lawsuit

Pinnacle Hip Implant Patients Awarded Over $1 Billion in Damages

Late last year, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $1 billion to people injured by their Pinnacle metal-on-metal artificial hips, according to a report published by Bloomberg. The jury in the federal lawsuit concluded that officials at DePuy, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Group, were aware that the hip implants […]

Prescription Medications in Ohio Illness

Ohioans: Here’s What to Do When Your Medication Makes You Sick

These days, there seems to a medication for everything you can think of — Lipitor for high cholesterol, Nexium for heartburn, Abilify for depression, and Xanax for anxiety. And these are just prescription medications. If you visit your local pharmacy, you can find thousands of other over-the-counter medications and supplements that claim to treat a wide […]

Battery Explosions

Samsung Battery Explosion – Is Your Device Safe?

It seems like there’s been a lot of news lately about exploding batteries. First, it was the hoverboards. Now, it’s our cell phones. Samsung’s recently-released Note 7 has been recalled for – you guessed it – exploding batteries. Why Are These Batteries Exploding? Cell phones use the same kind of batteries as those pesky hoverboards […]

Tesla Autopilot Crash

Tesla Crash Causes Additional Concerns with Autopilot Technology

Self-driving cars have been touted as the next revolution in road safety. According to some speculation, self-driving vehicles could end up preventing up to 90 percent of all accidents on the road today. Self-driving cars don’t speed, follow too closely, or operate under the influence. So car manufacturers and tech companies have been racing to […]