FDA Orders Recall of Heart Pump

HeartWare, Inc., Heartware Ventricular Assist System: Class I Recall – Locking Mechanism of Pump Driveline Connector May Fail to Engage ISSUE: HeartWare, Inc. received reports where the driveline connector locking mechanism failed to engage as a result of a faulty manufacturing assembly process. This failure could result in the pump stopping and potentially lead to […]

Mass Torts Made Perfect – Texas, Louisiana, and Florida Clients of Richard LaGarde

Richard LaGarde attended the Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference in Las Vegas to learn more about drug and medical device lawsuits that may impact ┬áhis clients in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.┬áSpeakers at the conference presented the latest scientific and legal updates for mass tort lawsuits across the country including: Pelvic Mesh Litigation: Pradaxa; Lipitor; Depakote; […]

Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium linked to heart disease by Houston research study

A study by Methodist Hospital in Houston has linked acid reflux drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to heart disease. Researchers found that PPIs can cause blood vessels to constrict, which over time can cause hypertension and can weaken the heart. Popular PPI drugs include Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium. Details of the study can […]