Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce two of our top attorneys have been selected by D Magazine for its 2015 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” edition. Cofounding partner, Majed Nachawati, has been selected for the second year in a row for his unparalleled experience handling Mass Tort litigation. Mr. Nachawati has been involved in multiple complex litigation matters involving defective drugs and medical products that have resulted in substantial resolutions for the firm’s clients. Paul Roessner was also selected as one of Dallas’ Best Lawyers for his expertise handling Corporate Law matters. Paul is a managing attorney in the Business Law and Probate and Estate Planning divisions at Fears | Nachawati. Paul has played an integral role in handling complex matters for Corporations on a nationwide basis. We congratulate Majed and Paul on their outstanding work and recognition in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers edition. Look for them in D Magazine’s May 2015 issue!
Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Tylenol contains an active ingredient, acetaminophen, which serves as a painkiller and is used by people of all ages. Although people have considered Tylenol to be a safe over-the-counter drug for both children and adults, studies indicate the dangers imposed by this common medication. A number of studies have shown that Tylenol is to blame for the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Furthermore, its usage may increase the risk for serious liver damage and poisoning that may lead to liver transplant and even death in some cases. For decades, this drug has been marketed as low risks for consumer, without adequately warning consumers of the serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidelines for the drug maker to include warning labels to their bottles alerting consumers of the potential risks associated with this drug, but did the warning come soon enough? For many, this warning came too late as they have already had to sustain hospitalization and injuries as a result of taking Tylenol. Johnson & Johnson failed to sufficiently warn consumers about the risk of developing liver damage and caused many to suffer as a result.
People don’t normally associate the dangers of drugs such as causing liver failure with over-the-counter medicines since they are typically considered safe and effective, but when you find out that you have sustained serious injuries, what steps do you need to take? If you or someone you love developed liver damage or liver failure while taking Tylenol, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained. It is important for you to explore your legal options by speaking to a qualified lawyer about this dangerous drug. Our experienced team of pharmaceutical lawyers at Fears|Nachawati Law Firm is currently investigating claims to ensure the victims are not burdened by medical expenses and seeks to compensate them for their pain and suffering. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to email@example.com.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Tylenol liver failure victims and their families. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past six years in a row and has settled significant settlements for his clients. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for Public Justice. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained—if you want to know about your your legal rights, contact Mr. Nachawati at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free legal consultation.
After a two week trial in state court in Dallas, Texas, the 12 person jury has reached a verdict Salazar v. Boston Scientific. The verdict comes after a mesh lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff, Martha Salazar, who was implanted with the Obtryx sling to treat urinary incontinence. During trial, evidence was presented showing that the implantation resulted in serious damage to her nerves and caused permanent and persistent pelvic pain. The lawsuit also accused the company of negligence in both product design and marketing.
The jury found that Boston Scientific Corporation failed to properly and adequately warn doctors and patients about the health risks associated with the mesh implant. As a result, the jury returned a verdict holding Boston Scientific liable for the injuries that Martha Salazar sustained. According to a court filing dated September 8, 2014, the jurors awarded Salazar approximately $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million punitive damages—for a total of $73 million in damages.Continue Reading...
On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. The passenger in the backseat of the other car remains in the hospital with serious injuries. According to Bill Hoedebeck, an accident investigator for the city of Rowlett, the driver of the pickup truck was arrested by Rowlett police for intoxication assault and will be transferred to the Dallas County Jail.
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Drunk driving is a crime under Texas' criminal laws. Oftentimes, accidents involving drunk drivers also create civil liability arising from the negligence of the drunk driver that frequently causes physical injuries and property damages to innocent third party victims. The Texas laws that impose liability for drunk driving are often referred to as the Dram Shop Laws. Drunk drivers should be held accountable in civil courts for their actions under Texas' Dram Shop Laws. Many people who are injured in these types of accidents or have a loved one who has been affected by it understand how devastating and stressful the situation can be. The effects of a drunk driving crash can last for many years following the crash. Because of the complexity of the Dram Shop Laws, contacting a lawyer from the start can make all the difference in the world in terms of whether a civil liability case is successfully prosecuted. A knowledgeable lawyer will immediately conduct a thorough investigation, ensure that vital evidence is preserved and request that the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission conduct an extremely thorough investigation. An experienced drunk driving lawyer who has handled Dram Shop cases is key to making sure the drunk driver is held accountable. The head litigation partner at Fears | Nachawati has successfully represented numerous victims of drunk driving crashes on a nationwide basis over the past decade. Information concerning our firm's experience and legal questions concerning Dram Shop Liability can be sent to email@example.com or by contacting us at 1.866.705.7584.
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The firm's litigation is directed by one of the law firm's founding partners, Majed Nachawati, who provides experienced Dram Shop representation on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past five years in a row and is considered a Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for Public Justice. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal mesh. Industry watchers, pundits and plaintiffs alike are watching the trials closely, especially after Boston Scientific won its first big case last month, even as most juries erred on the side of plaintiffs in past trials.
TVT manufacturers are becoming increasingly involved in numerous trials as women who have had the device implanted for POP or SUI have facd severe complications. They allege that the mesh, among several complaints, can migrate and penetrate the vaginal wall or have become intertwined in bowels, intestines or other internal organs. For many women, what was meant to be a solution to already difficult medical issues has instead become an even worse medical problem. Because of complications, many women cannot have the mesh removed and must remain in chronic pain. Most plaintiffs have filed lawsuits that claim that the devices are defective and that companies have known about the defects but have not adequately warned doctors and patients about the possible complications.
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed AMS transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at email@example.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
Yesterday, on August 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalized Asphalt Specialists for retaliating against three of their workers. The company, which is based in Michigan, fired the employees after they refused to violate hours-of-services laws by driving without enough rest between shifts. It is against federal law for tired truck drivers to get behind the wheel. Furthermore, it is illegal for an employer to punish employees who report safety violations.
Asphalt Specialists was ordered to pay $953,916 in damages and backpay and also had to reinstate all three employees. OSHA’s decision to penalize the company comes after the truck accident in June that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his friend, Jimmy Mack. The Wal-Mart driver of the truck that crashed into Morgan, Kevin Roper, was charged with vehicular homicide and assault. Prosecutors state that Roper had been driving longer than the federal limit and consequently, was not able to respond quickly enough to prevent the accident. Morgan and others involved in the accident have since filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart.
Unfortunately, truck accidents are quite common and many, including family members, suffer as a result. Had the Asphalt Specialists employees in this situation complied with their employers' demands, they may have put innocent lives at risk, like that of Tracy Morgan and others who were in the van. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families who are affected by a motor vehicle accident. . A successful civil claim would enable the survivors and their families to cover any needed medical expenses. A successful claim can also possibly cover any time lost from work or any pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. If you or a loved one was affected by this incident or one similar, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
Last weekend, a drunk driver in Pomona, California killed an innocent man in a wrong-way crash. The accident occurred after 3a.m. on Saturday morning on the 210 Freeway. Tyler White Thompson, age 24, swerved into the wrong lane and crashed into another car. The driver of that car, Justin Romo was driving with his girlfriend at the time; although his girlfriend suffered moderate injuries, Romo unfortunately did not survive the crash.
Thompson attempted to flee the scene but was later arrested at his home in Duarte, California. On Tuesday, August 12, he was charged with homicide and one felony count each of drunk driving, leaving the scene of the accident and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury within 10 years of another drunken-driving offense. In 2011, Thompson had been convicted after he injured another victim while drunk driving. Unfortunately for Romo and his loved ones, Thompson repeated his mistake. He is currently being held on $1.1 million bail.
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Not only are drunk drivers committing a crime, they are also endangering the lives of everyone around them. In this case, it was that of an innocent driver who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunken driving accidents accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic related deaths in 2010 in the United States. The challenge for many individuals who are injured or whose loved ones are killed in a drunken driving accident is to make the right choice about their legal rights.
Successfully pursuing a claim against a drunk driver is difficult, but not impossible. Though they may be facing a difficult situation, it is important for individuals and families who have been impacted by drunken driving to quickly seek out legal guidance and representation in order to successfully pursue any possible claims against a drunk driver. If you or a loved one has suffered from someone else’s drunk driving, you should contact the professionals at Fears | Nachawati. We can answer your questions, provide you with the proper guidance, and successfully represent you in any potential claims. We understand the difficult situations drunken driving accidents present and are prepared to advise you. Talk to us today for your free consultation.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims. He attended Richland High School, Southern Methodist University for his undergraduate degree, and The University of Houston for Law School. Following Law School, Mr. Nachawati completed a two year clerkship for a Texas Court of Appeals. After his tenure with the court, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row due primarily to his legal excellence involving catastrophic 18 wheeler crashes, wrongful death cases, and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.
In June of this year, the Journal of the American Medial Association (JAMA) released a study that linked the usage of Viagra to an increased development of skin cancer, or melanoma. The deadly skin disease is estimated to kill an estimated 9,710 people in the US annually. JAMA derived their data from an experiment that involved more than 25,000 men and controlled for factors such as sun exposure and family medical history. That means that even for men that had no family history of melanoma, they were likely to face a higher occurrence of melanoma after taking Viagra.
The reason behind the linkage, according to doctors, has to do with the way in which Viagra, also known as sildenafil citrate, affects the same pathways that allow cancers to spread aggressively. By analyzing data, doctors and researchers have been able to suggest a strong correlation between the popular medication and the dangerous drug. Now, millions of men have unknowingly made themselves more vulnerable to developing the deadly skin disease.
Our experienced pharmaceutical lawyers are currently investigating claims for those affected by melanoma that developed while or after taking Viagra. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who have become victim to Viagra and its dangerous side effects and the following psychological trauma. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these side effects you should contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead Viagra lawyer, Majed Nachawati at email@example.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Viagra victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
Last Friday, on August 8th, General Motors was forced to recall more than 312,000 vehicles throughout the world. This year alone, the car company has had to recall more than 29 million cars total. GM has been under increased scrutiny since it was revealed that for the past decade, authorities at the automobile powerhouse have known about and williningly signed off on faulty ignition switches and other defects.
After GM admitted to their negligence, the company also agreed to pay out claims. In the first week of submissions, it’s been noted that more than half of those claims submitted have come from families that say one of their family members died because of a vehicle they were driving. Kenneith Feinberg, the fund manager responsible for allocating the proper amount to survivors and families, claims that 63 out of the 125 claims submitted so far have noted a fatality. This means that GM has widely underreported the extent of the damage caused by their faulty parts. They previously reported that only 16 deaths had been reported out of 2.6 million small car recalls.
Currently, GM is accepting claims whereby families and survivors must prove that the injured party was hurt by a recalled product or faulty part. Although the company has stated that $400 to $600 million dollars have been allocated for a fund, they also have stated they will be generous with their payouts.The company has a clear reason to initiate settlement procedures; GM will save much more money if the drivers and passengers of the 2.6 million recalled vehicles don't initiate litigation through their own attorneys. The company will look at a combination of medical expenses, wages lost and pain and suffering that occurred as a result of an accident that involved one of their faulty parts. According to the NYT, industry experts expect that those who try to litigate their case and forego the settlement that GM proposes will likely face an aggressive and lengthy, although not impossible, fight in the courts.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a recalled product, merely sending the product back for a replacement or refund is unlikely to be an adequate response. Rather, an individual injured by a recalled product is likely entitled to greater compensation under the law. This likelihood is particularly true because large corporations that produce defective products normally carry large insurance policies for the benefit of the consumers that their products might injure.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a recalled or defective product, you deserve to understand the full extent of your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled to receive. In such cases, you may be subject to a pressing statute of limitations (the deadline to make a claim), or you may be at risk of losing evidence critical to your case; therefore, it is essential that you act quickly to preserve your rights. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are national leaders in product recall cases and will be happy to assist you. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to email@example.com.
In June of this year, the FDA released a warning to doctors and parents alike about the risk of using lidocaine solutions to numb the pain the babies and toddlers experience while teething. The FDA, along with many doctors, have warned parents to stop using medications that claim to do so as soon as possible.
A medicated topical numbing gel that comes in either the form of lidocaine or benzocaine is usually used or suggested as babies between the ages of 6 months and 3 year begin to get a new tooth. The medications, however, have been linked to serious side effects or even death. These side effects include seizures, confusion, and heart abnormalities. Furthermore, because the amount used is sometimes difficult to measure, parents usually end up using too much. Given that the medication only works for a few minutes, many doctors now agree that the risk is clearly not worth it.
The FDA has also previously sent out warnings related to OTC topical benzocaine teething medications, which have resulted in a rare but life-threatening condition called methemoglobinemia. Some OTC benzocaine gels and liquids are sold under brand names such as Anbesol, Hurricaine, Orajel, Baby Orajel, and Orabase.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a product that the FDA later recalled or added strict warnings to, you deserve to understand the full extent of your legal rights and the compensation you may be entitled to receive. In such cases, you may be subject to a pressing statute of limitations (the deadline to make a claim), or you may be at risk of losing evidence critical to your case; therefore, it is essential that you act quickly to preserve your rights. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati are national leaders in product recall cases and will be happy to assist you. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.