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Taking Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Result in Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm

When physicians prescribe antibiotics to patients, they don’t expect their patients to develop a problem with their aorta. However, patients taking the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics may do just that, based on elevated risk estimates found in two studies recently published in medical journals. W&L is now accepting clients who have suffered aortic dissection or…

W&L Applauds FDA Safety Concerns for Surgical Mesh in Vaginal Repair

On January 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened requirements governing surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). W&L hails this action as vital to addressing safety risks posed by transvaginal mesh devices. “Previously, transvaginal mesh products were classified as Class II moderate-risk medical devices, but the FDA has…

W&L Taking OMNIlife Science Apex K2 Modular Hip System Injury Cases

Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., is now accepting cases involving total hip arthroplasty patients who have been implanted with an OMNIlife science Apex K2 Modular Hip System hip implant. W&L began investigating these cases after reports of patient injuries appeared in medical journals. There was also a reported rate of revision in the Australian Orthopaedic Association…