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Founded in 1972, Jacoby & Meyers is America's longest established consumer law firm. Jacoby & Meyers Mass Tort has recovered over $1 billion for our clients, and is affiliated with the best mass tort law firms in America. We remain dedicated to providing you with personal service and quality legal representation, while treating you with the respect that you deserve.


Mesothelioma can take 10-50 years to show signs and symptoms in patients, with an average of about 20-30 years after exposure to asbestos for symptoms to develop.

There are about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in the United States each year.
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ASR Hip Replacement

Hip replacements are prosthetic devices designed to help people whose mobility is hampered by pain or disability in their hip. A hip replacement is supposed to last for upwards of fifteen years. However, many hip replacements suffer early failure, and may contribute to more general, even systemic problems.
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Benicar (olmesartan medoxomil) is a prescription drug developed by Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. It was approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002. Benicar is commonly prescribed to control high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels which lowers the pressure on the vessel walls.
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Invokana, when paired with diet and exercise, is used to improve glycemic control and low blood sugar in adults suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Invokana was the first in a new class of drugs that works by inhibiting sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2), one of the key transport proteins in the kidney filtration system.
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IVC Filters

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a tiny device implanted by doctors to “catch” migrating blood clots that have broken away from an arterial wall. The filters, which are implanted in the inferior vena cava, were designed to prevent life-threatening pulmonary embolisms (PE) – blood clots in the lungs.
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PPI Birth Defects

If your child was born with a birth defect–especially a heart defect–it may be related to your use of common heartburn medications. These medications, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI), include Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, and Actiphex. These drugs have been linked by a study with a doubling of the risk of certain heart defects.
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In December 2014, the FDA announced that it has approved the drug Rapivab as a treatment for acute, uncomplicated influenza infection. Rapivab is the first flu treatment administered intravenously in one dose. Rapivab is a neuraminidase inhibitor that acts by releasing viral particles from cells infected by the influenza virus.
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Risperdal (risperidone), manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is a psychiatric medication known as a second-generation antipsychotic drug. When Risperdal was originally approved by the FDA in 1993, it was approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.
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Testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed to treat low testosterone, otherwise known as hypogonadism. This condition occurs when the body fails to make enough hormones due to a problem with the testicles or pituitary gland.
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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh is surgical mesh used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)—conditions which usually occur in women after a hysterectomy, menopause or childbirth. POP is an issue that occurs when a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken and the pelvic organs drop into the vagina.
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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a drug that is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutica, approved by the FDA in 2011 for the reduction of the risk of stroke and blood clots in people in connection with certain conditions and surgical procedures.
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Yaz / Yasmin

Yaz is a new birth control medication that has been marketed to women for treatment of moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) as well as to help prevent pregnancy. Both Yaz and Yasmin, a similar drug manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, have been found to cause severe side effects in patients which may ultimately prove life threatening.
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Zofran, which is generically known as ondansetron, was approved by the FDA in 1991 to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients or after surgery. Zofran was marketed to physicians for the “off-label” use of nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) during pregnancy.
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How These Lawsuits Work

Every day, dangerous drug lawsuits are filed in the courts. Some of these suits have justifiable merit. Others are considered frivolous by the judges who hear the cases. By employing a professional and experienced dangerous drug lawyer, a personal medical injury attorney, and a qualified staff of experts, a client can learn whether their case has merit or not.

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Our Lawyers

Jacoby & Meyers has law offices located throughout the United States. Jacoby & Meyers Mass Torts is a separate law firm comprised of attorneys with about 100 years of legal experience. Our Managing Partner, Richard Kellner, is one of the leading mass tort attorneys who has worked on most of the major pharmaceutical cases in the past 10 years. Mr. Kellner and partner Chase Givens head up a team of attorneys who are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal representation.

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Our Law Firm

Jacoby & Meyers has been dedicated to representing plaintiffs against large corporations and insurance companies for over 40 years. The firm was founded in 1972 by Leonard Jacoby and Stephen Meyers (1943-1996) based upon their revolutionary belief that there needed to be law firm dedicated to providing top-quality legal representation to everyone. Unlike corporations and wealthy individuals who could afford the best attorneys money could buy, the rest of us were left with the inability to get high quality lawyers to represent the typical citizen of our country.

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Fourth Carcinogen DMF Found in Blood-Pressure Pill Valsartan - Bloomberg

An online pharmacy told U.S. regulators it found another cancer-causing chemical in widely prescribed blood-pressure pills, raising new questions about a complex global web of companies that produces medicine for millions of people.

Source: Fourth Carcinogen DMF Found in Blood-Pressure Pill Valsartan - Bloomberg

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