The Food and Drug Administration has recalled one of the most popular pain killers. Data has shown Darvon and Darvocet and their generic counterparts cause a serious risk of heart rhythm abnormalities, including heart arrhythmias. Known genetically as propoxyphene, the drug has been the subject of controversy for many years. In calling for withdrawal of the drug, the FDA has urged physicians to stop prescribing it immediately. Propoxyphene is an opioid that is used to treat pain. Approximately 10 million people use Darvon or Darvocet each year.
In the wake of the FDA recall, Kennedy Hodges is investigating claims relating to Darvon, Darvocet and their generic equivalents, including propoxyphene. Darvon and Darvocet have been shown to cause heart rhythm abnormalities, even in healthy people. If you or a loved one has suffered a disrhythmia, arrhythmia or other heart rhythm abnormality, the Darvocet recall attorneys at Kennedy Hodges may be able to help. We are located in Houston, Texas, but maintain a national practice. Our Darvocet recall lawyers can give you a free online evaluation of your potential claim. Please contact a Darvocet or Darvon recall attorney at Kennedy Hodges by clicking here .
The FDA has concluded that a medical tissue device may be causing more problems than originally thought. The Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer, manufactured my Medtronic, Inc., was recalled in September because it tends to break during use. The FDA is now saying that using the product could cause death or serious injury and has instructed health care facilities to stop using them.
Nissan has recalled over 500,000 trucks due to potential steering issues. The recall covers 2002-2004 Frontier trucks and Nisann Xterra SUVs. Nissan reported that the steering column might crack over time and create problems with steering. The auto maker has also recalled 14,000 Sentras due to problems with the batteries.