Blog Posts in July, 2012

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  • $5.5 Million Awarded to Transvaginal Mesh Patient

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 31-Jul-2012

    FDA report found vaginal-mesh to be a “high risk” product for patients. On July 20th jurors in state court in Bakersfield, California concluded that Christine Scott – a women who received an Avault vaginal mesh implant by Dr. Tillakarasi Kannappan in 2008 – is to be awarded $3.6 million in damages from C.R. Bard Inc (the maker of the vaginal mesh) and $1.9 million from Dr. ...
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  • Antidepressants and Pregnancy

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Jul-2012

    Antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Celexa have been associated to premature birth. Researchers find that women taking antidepressants during pregnancy are at a higher risk for premature delivery or seizures soon after giving birth. Women who took antidepressants during the second trimester of pregnancy had their babies four to five days sooner compared to other babies according to Reuters ...
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  • Prozac - Fluoxetine

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 25-Jul-2012

    Prozac (Fluoxetine) is a drug known as an SSRI. SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) such as Prozac are used in the treatment of depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac works to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain, a natural substance that helps maintain mental balance. Other disorders Prozac is used to treat include: Major Depressive ...
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  • Side Effects of Pharmaceutical Antidepressants

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-Jul-2012

    Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors SSRI’s, or Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors, are a class of compounds typically used as anti-depressants in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and some personality disorders. Common SSRI's include: Prozac (Fluoxetine) Zoloft (Sertraline Lexapro (Escitalopram) Paxil (Paroxetine) Celexa (Citalopram HBr) SSRI’s can be ...
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