Fleet Phospho-soda EZ-Prep Bowel Cleansing System
Austin, TX (Vocus) March 6, 2010
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is pleased to announce the addition to its website of a new legal documents database containing medical studies, case law and other legal documents about many of the firm’s practice areas, including mesothelioma and asbestos cases, the Duragesic or fentanyl pain patch and Fleet Phospho-soda.
A main component of the new database is its section on asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, chest or abdomen. The disease is caused by exposure to asbestos—a naturally-occurring mineral that was once widely used for insulation or heat-protection until its carcinogenic properties were widely known. Many workers in industries such as mining, construction, maritime shipping or manufacturing have developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease from being exposed to asbestos dust in the on the job.
The database will also contain documents related to Duragesic or fentanyl cases. The Duragesic pain patch—which is sold generically as fentanyl—has been recalled several times due to manufacturing problems that could cause a fatal overdose. Because fentanyl gel is 80 times more powerful than morphine, direct skin contact with even a small amount of gel can be fatal. As of 2005, more than 120 deaths had been linked to an overdose caused by a fentanyl or Duragesic patch.
Fleet Phospho-soda documents are another important component of the new database. The C.B. Fleet Co. recalled its “Fleet Phospho-soda” and “Fleet Phospho-soda EZ-Prep Bowel Cleansing System” products in December 2008 due to an association with a type of kidney damage. This condition—known as acute phosphate nephropathy—can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys which may require transplant surgery.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP represents those who have suffered mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases, as well as victims of the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella, Duragesic or fentanyl overdose deaths, acute phosphate nephropathy as a result of Fleet Phospho-soda bowel cleansing products, Digitek, Zicam, the Composix Kugel mesh patch, gadolinium MRI contrast dyes, Reglan, FELA railroad injury lawsuits, the Toyota accelerator recall, Poligrip and Fixodent zinc denture creams, the Ortho Evra birth control patch and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) caused by Fen-Phen, as well as other defective drugs and devices. To learn more about the firm and other drug cases, visit us online or call toll-free at (866) 275-4454.