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You Matter

Your life is busy. You work hard to take care of your family and friends, but even in this busy world where the demands are high and the stress is higher, there is one thing we want you to know: YOU MATTER.

You have a voice, you have rights and you have the power to change what is wrong in this world. At Periscope Group, you are our priority. You have a story to tell, and we are eager to hear it. You are not one of the crowd. You are not a number or a dollar sign. You are a person with a life worth living full of hopes, dreams and memories to be made. We see you as an individual and we’re here to help you on your life’s journey towards health and wellness.

You Have Rights

Sometimes we can feel like fighting for justice is impossible. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is federally regulated, is grossly understaffed and isn’t carefully monitoring products put on the market, the pharmaceutical companies which are created to heal our bodies many times are making us sicker and the legal counsel that we hire many times has their hands tied because of the lengthy litigation game that the pharmaceutical companies force them to play.

We know the system isn’t working like it should, but big business and a faulty government cannot take your rights from you. You have a right to know what goes into your body. You have a right to choose the best medical options for your conditions. You have a right to speak out when a company puts dollars ahead of your well being. At Periscope Group, we are here to help you defend your rights. Find out more in our free eBook:

You’re Not Alone

If you or a loved one has had medical complications due to a faulty device or problematic medication, you are not alone. You are not alone in feeling scared, angry or helpless. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the complicated maze of the legal system. You are not alone in your confusion in trying to figure out what medical and legal terms mean.

You may feel like no one knows the pain, suffering and stress that comes with illness, but Periscope Group understands what you are going through. For the past 25 years we have helped people just like you who didn’t know where to turn. We know that it seems impossible to go up against big pharmaceutical companies and we know that lawyers won’t always win a popularity contest, but without their help, the average person wouldn’t have access to the legal system. At Periscope Group, we strive to be different. Our number one priority is you. We’re here to help you live the fullest life possible. That may mean guiding you towards legal representation, giving tips on health and wellness or sharing stories of hope and healing. We are here to partner with you towards the goal of living a healthy life.

Your voice counts

There’s a line from a popular movie that says, “I feel like I’m standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up."

Have you ever felt that way? There’s so much noise from the media, so many demands from our daily lives and so many issues in the world that we feel like even if we do speak out, no one will hear us.

You do have a voice, and your voice counts. You have the power to be heard and we will help equip you with the tools to make an impact. From signing petitions to writing your legislator to filing a claim against a pharmaceutical company, we will help to equip and empower you every step of the way. Our mission is to help you for one simple reason: change needs to happen. For the past 25 years we have seen lives destroyed and families broken because of debilitating medical devices and dangerous drugs. One voice alone isn’t going to rock the system, but together our voices will make a mighty roar.

Are you ready to share your thoughts and feelings with your legislator? Click below to find your legislator’s contact information.

Want to sign one or all of the following petitions?

We truly believe that there is power in numbers. Click on the one(s) that speak to you.

You Are Your Best Advocate

Many times we are too scared to stand up for ourselves. “What if my doctor thinks I’m rude by asking too many questions?”  “What if I don’t know the right questions to ask and I get embarrassed?” “What if the answers I get are complicated and confusing?”

The scarier question is “What could happen if I don’t ask?”. Not knowing the answers could put your health at risk.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Periscope Group is here to help you be your best advocate.

Medical Records 

Always keep a copy of  your medical records in case a problem arises. If you don’t have yours, call your doctor’s office today. Every state has a different period for which doctors are required to hold on to patient records. Some states will toss them in as little as one year. Additionally, if you change your maiden name, your pharmacy merges with another company or your information somehow gets lost by the doctor’s office, you’ll always have a backup copy to protect yourself in unforeseen circumstances.

Detailed Reports 

Ask your doctor exactly what he or she is typing into your medical file to ensure your records are specific and accurate. For example, if you are being prescribed a medication, make sure that a detailed record of your ailment is described in your medical record.

Research Medical Devices

If you are having surgery with an implant, ask your doctor what type of implant is being used and research potential complications. Periscope Group has a list of injuries caused by dangerous medications and medical devices. If you don’t see yours listed, please contact  us and we will help you investigate.

Medication Use

Read up on all medications you are taking. When a doctor prescribes a medication for you, protect your health by asking:

  • Is this a new drug on the market?
  • How long has it been on the market?
  • Is it being used for my specific condition? Is this off label use? (For example, Vioxx was FDA approved to help arthritis but was given to patients to help with menstrual cramps. Vioxx was later linked to more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths.)

If something does go wrong, speak out on your behalf. You need to be informed at every level and Periscope Group is here to help you navigate the waters of the medical and legal systems.

Your Stories

I had a vaginal mesh put in and I had problem after problem. I saw TV ads and news briefs on the problems so I went to my doctor. My doctor told me it wasn’t the right mesh and not to pursue it, but there was no way to fix me because the mesh had adhered to my tissue. I found out later it WAS the defective mesh and when I went back and asked for my medical records, I was dropped as a client. I felt alone. I have been in such severe pain and the doctor and manufacturer companies are supposed to protect us, not leave us for road kill. When I finally got to talk to the lawyer I felt so much better. They explained they don’t sue doctors (and it’s in the contract) and that the manufacturers who sold this knew how bad it was and put it in us anyway. They helped me so much with what I was going through, helped me get more treatment for my injuries and are helping me to get my medical bills and treatments covered by the manufacturers in the settlement.

I have never had to get a lawyer for anything and really thought litigating wasn’t for me. But when I found out I had vaginal mesh in me that was never intended for my stress incontinence, that the manufacturers knew and had made billion selling it, I was outraged. When I found out it could never be fixed, I was devastated. No one was there to help me work through the doctors’ medical treatments and maybe future corrective surgery like my lawyer. I never thought I’d be a person to have to pursue this, but then again, I never thought I had everything taken from me: my health, job, husband, freedom and life as I knew it.

Please, as a plea from one woman to another, help yourself and help all of us. The more people demanding drug companies take responsibility, the more help and compensation we may be able to get because most of us have years and a lifetime of medical problems.

Share Your Story

Countless people every year experience life-altering injuries due to dangerous medical devices and high risk medications. Many times these people are enduring pain and suffering that they will need to manage for the rest of their lives. Or maybe they lost a loved one due to complications from an untested implant or the adverse effects from a risky drug. Even with these hardships, they are fighting for their rights. With the help of Periscope Group, they found the power to change from being victims to now being victors. Not only are they voicing their stories, but they are empowering others to challenge corrupt business and demand change concerning government regulations. They found their voice, defended their rights and made a difference.

So what’s your story? Tell us here.

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The Step-By-Step Guide To Taking Action

How to File for Financial Settlement After Injury from an Unsafe Drug or Device


How Could I Get Cancer from My Blood Pressure Medication?

On January 3, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an updated notice to consumers explaining that Torrent Pharmaceuticals was expanding its recall to eight (8) additional lots of its high blood pressure medication Losartan. This recall is a continuation of what started over the past summer on July 27, 2018. The FDA initially warned that certain batches of the high blood pressure drug Valsartan had been contaminated with the chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). To date, there have been numerous recalls issued to multiple manufacturers of these specific high blood pressure drugs.

To date, there have been numerous recalls of popular high-blood-pressure drugs—sourced internationally from dubious manufacturers. How can you really trust the source of your drugs?

The FDA’s recall this past July came after 22 other countries issued recalls involving 2,300 valsartan batches sent to Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Greece, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain and Malta.

Based on additional findings by the FDA, the NDMA contained in these recalled products was manufactured by a company in China called Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals.

NDMA is known to cause cancer as well as liver damage. The FDA believes “the NDMA is related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured” and that “some levels of impurity may have been in the valsartan containing products for as long as four years.”  

The recall itself is frightening. The folks taking these medications are already dealing with cardiovascular issues and high-blood pressure. Plus, how many people in this country understood at the time they were given their prescriptions that the drugs they were ingesting were being manufactured or had traveled all over the world from places like Israel, India, or even China.

Let’s say, for example, you live in a small rural community in the Midwest. Like so many other people in this country, you suffer from high-blood pressure. You’ve tried changing your diet, you’ve been exercising regularly, and you’ve tried anti-anxiety therapies as well. After exhausting numerous options to bring down your blood pressure, your doctor finally tells you it’s time to get on some medication. So, that’s what you do. Over the next year or two, you get your blood pressure under control and feel like your life is back to normal. Then the FDA issues the recall this past July and you find out that the medication you’ve been taking to manage your blood pressure was contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing ingredient. Also, it came from China.  

This Valsartan and Losartan recall speak to a bigger issue we all currently face when we take a prescription drug or have a medical device implant. Where exactly are all of these prescription drugs or medical devices being manufactured or sent before we ingest them or have them implanted in our bodies?

A pharmaceutical consulting group called Evaluate recently issued a report this past June predicting where global pharmaceutical sales would be by 2024. After conducting exhaustive research with the world’s leading 7,000 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, the report concluded that, globally,total prescription sales are expected to be $1.2trn in 2024.

Similarly, this past April, a research consulting group called Lucintel conducted a similar study to the global medical device market. The results from that study predicted enormous amounts of future sales across the world: “the global medical device market is expected to reach an estimated $409.5 billion by 2023.”

Yes, it may be our local doctor in our local community who is giving the prescription. Yes, it may be a local surgeon who performed our medical device implant surgery. We may know the doctor, but what do we know about the pill(s) they prescribe us or the medical device(s) they implant us with? Even scarier, given the fact that so many prescriptions were issued for these contaminated high-blood pressure medications, how much information do your healthcare providers have as well?  


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Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

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