Fears | Nachawati Partner is Appointed to Legal Ethics Commitee

We are proud to announce Fears | Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee by the Dallas Bar Association for the 2016 year. The Legal Ethics Committee is responsible for facilitating and planning ethics presentations for Dallas County Attorneys on an annual basis.   As a member of the ethics committee, Mr. Nachawati is proud to dedicate his time and efforts to the continuing education of Dallas County’s 11,000 attorney members.  Information about the firm or Mr. Nachawati can be found at www.fnlawfirm.com or by calling the firm at 1.866.705.7584.

Lethal Shards from IVC Filter Killing and Injuring Patients for Years

 

NOVEMBER 2015 - Reports first surfaced in 2005 that the radial arms and struts of medical equipment manufacturer Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter had broken off inside the body of patients. Since that time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received around 1000 adverse reports involving the filters, primarily regarding the IVC filters fragmenting and embolizing inside the body. Due to these reports, made by both physicians and patients, and extensive research of the filters, the FDA urged physicians to consider the risks before recommending the IVC Filter be installed in patients who are ineligible for anticoagulation therapy. The FDA also recommends that the filters be removed as soon as the risk of Pulmonary Embolism has passed.

Despite the FDA’s warning, Bard’s redesigned IVC Filter has been implanted in more than 65,000 patients. A recent study of 258 IVC filter patients in Ohio indicated that tilting of the filter is a primary cause of failure when retrieving the IVC filter, but the study also mentioned that there was limited proof that "such filters should function as safe, permanent filters." The latest information featured recently on the NBC Nightly News also questions the safety of these deadly devices.
 
Legal Commentary
Fears Nachawati represents families who are victims of the dangerous and life threatening effects following IVC filter surgery. If you or a loved one experienced any issues because of an implanted or removed IVC filter, we encourage you to consult with one of our IVC Filter attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim against the responsible party will ensure relief from the burden of costly medical expenses. We will also pursue compensation for the pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work as a result of IVC filter complications. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.352.4850.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer who represents patients and surviving family members of fatal IVC filter procedures nationwide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous cases, with proven results in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He serves with prominent legal organizations, such as the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas, the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum, and The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 
 
Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, as well as most federal courts in the nation. He also holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Texas Monthly Magazine has recognized Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer for six consecutive years for his legal excellence in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Contact Mr. Nachawati through his website at http://cases.fnlawfirm.com/ivcfilter, by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.888.352.4850.

Ethicon Trial in Dallas Reports Testimony on TVM Dangers

NOVEMBER 2015 - Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Prosima device is the center of a trial in progress currently in Dallas. The testimony stated that although medical professionals were aware that there are safer natural alternatives to the mesh product, doctors proceeded to permanently implant a temporary vaginal support device that may be defective. Ethicon's victims, like Carol Cavness suffered chronic pain, bleeding, tissue erosion, and infections. Patients implanted with Ethicon's Prosima device risked the need for additional surgeries at a higher risk. The testimony also revealed defects in the Prosima mesh, as well as Ethicon's failure to provide sufficient instructions and information regarding the side effects, adverse effects, and potential complications. Ethicon responded in court that the pharmaceutical company is not liable, stating that the injuries were caused by pelvic floor disorder unrelated to the Prosima transvaginal mesh surgery. The previous trial in April 2014 resulted in a $1.2 million verdict. A New Jersey court awarded $3.35 million in 2013 in a similar case.

 
Legal Commentary
Our firm represents the victims of transvaginal mesh surgery side effects and injuries. If you or a loved one has experienced any complications caused by transvaginal mesh surgery, 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 MESH lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.877.222.3284.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer who is focused on compensation for the victims of transvaginal mesh complications. To date, Mr. Nachawati has achieved successful results in recent products liability cases, including seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas and is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, as well as most federal courts in the nation. Many prominent legal organizations have named Mr. Nachawati to serve in a leadership role. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice. He also serves on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of a Leaders’ Forum, a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, and a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Texas Monthly Magazine named him as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past six years in recognition for his legal excellence. Mr. Nachawati can be reached through his website at transvaginalmeshcompensation.com, by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.877.222.3284

Fears Nachawati Retained by Family of Elderly Couple Killed by Drunk Driver

Fears | Nachawati Law Firm has been retained by the family of an elderly couple who were killed by a drunk driver earlier this month in a Fort Worth neighborhood. The other driver was arrested at the scene on charges of intoxication manslaughter.  The couple’s family is still seeking answers regarding the crash and has turned to Fears| Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati to hold the drunk driver and whoever served the driver accountable.
 
Mr. Nachawati has successfully represented numerous families in connection with serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Legal inquiries and questions can be directed to our firm by calling 1-866-705-7584 or by visiting the firm’s website -  www.fnlawfirm.com.  
 
Media coverage concerning the crash is featured on WFAA news. 
 

PA Woman Suffers Deep Bone Infection 10 Days After Hip Replacement Surgery with Bair Hugger Forced Air Warmer

 

NOVEMBER 2015 - A Pennsylvania woman was in the hospital for 10 days following her hip replacement surgery. As soon as she left the hospital, she was hospitalized again the very next day. The doctors found that she suffered a deep bone infection after the hip replacement surgery where a Bair Hugger Forced Air Warmer had been used to regulate her body temperature.
 
Reports show that serious infections developed in hip replacement patients when the surgical facility used a product known as the Bair Hugger.  The Bair Hugger is a forced air warming blanket used to maintain normal body temperature during surgical procedures. If you or a loved one has developed a serious infection after hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering incurred as a result of the use of the Bair Hugger forced air warmer.  With an army of over 20 lawyers and a staff of 50 support personnel, our experienced defective medical device lawyers are available to provide a free consultation to review your case.  See our website at http://www.hipreplacementinfection.com or call us at +1.866.516.1993 to discuss your legal options today.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Bair Hugger Lawyer focused on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous medical device nationwide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous dangerous medical device cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice 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 six consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with noteworthy settlements for surgical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.866.516.1993

New Hope for Pradaxa Patients due to Humanized Antibody Fragments

 

humanized antibodies - image credits Wikipedia

 
NOVEMBER 2015 - Pradaxa patients may have a better chance of surviving emergency surgeries, due to a recent study using 5g of idarucizumab (humanized antibody fragments). In critical cases, such as patients with uncontrolled bleeding, intracranial hemmorrhage, or severe trauma following an automobile accident, there is a marginally improved chance for the patient to survive invasive procedures. The specific study mentioned that the timing of the treatment is crucial, such as administering the anticoagulant within four hours. Normal results occurred 92% of the time, under controlled circumstances in the study from Boehringer Ingelheim. Results of the study were presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.
 
Legal Commentary
Our Pradaxa attorneys at Fears Nachawati are studying, examining and investigating current Pradaxa claims on behalf of patients and their families who may have been injured by the drug. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Pradaxa, contact our Pradaxa lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at +1.866.694.6774 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Pradaxa Lawyer who is focused on representing victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs nationwide. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous medication cases successfully, with proven results, such as seven and eight figure confidential settlements. Texas Monthly Magazine recognized Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer for the past six years. He is a member of many prominent legal organizations, including: the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors for Public Justice, PAC member of the American Association for Justice, a Leaders' Forum, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Contact Majed Nachawati through his website http://bloodthinnerlawfirm.com, by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.866.694.6774

Xarelto Trial Dates Set in Early 2017

NOVEMBER 2015 - Four trial dates are set for early 2017 for the consolidated multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Bayer AG and a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary regarding injuries sustained by Xarelto patients. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana issued the order for trial dates of February 6, 2017 and March 13, 2017. Mississippi's Xarelto trials will be held on April 24, 2017. In Texas, the Xarelto trial will occur on May 30, 2017. The MDL allows the large number of individual cases of Xarelto injuries to benefit from certain streamlined class action processes, without becoming a class, including pre-trial motions, discovery, and settlement conferences. All plaintiffs will reap the benefits of all of the available evidence. The consolidated lawsuits allege that Xarelto causes severe internal bleeding, serious injuries, and death.

 
Legal Commentary
Fears Nachawati's Xarelto attorneys are studying, examining and investigating Xarelto claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Although no monetary amount can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a successful claim against the responsible parties will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical or final expenses, so that they may focus on the grieving process during this trying time. If you or a loved one experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at +1.866.813.1662 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer who represents victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs nationwide. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous pharmaceutical cases successfully, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. Texas Monthly Magazine named him as a Super Lawyer for the past six years. He is a member of a Leaders' Forum and a Board of Directors member for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Nachawati holds licenses to practice law in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be reached through his website at http://cases.fnlawfirm.com/xarelto, by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.866.813.1662.

Red Light Runner Injures Cyclist

 

DALLAS TEXAS - Deb Culbertson, 26, was injured when an alleged drunk driver struck her as she was crossing the road on her way home from work at the Santa Fe Trail and Munger Avenue on her bicycle. John Cullins, 24, was arrested for Intoxication Assault and DWI. Mr. Cullins ran a red light when he hit the cyclist. Ms. Culbertson's injuries included a broken leg, concussion, scrapes, bruises, and a serious head injury. She was placed in a medically induced coma during her recovery. There is a GoFundMe account setup to assist with her bills.
 
Legal Commentary
Victims of motor vehicle accidents should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to file claims against the parties at fault to help the families pay for costly medical and funeral expenses, as well as compensation for lost wages and pain and suffering. Our firm represents individuals and families who are affected by motor vehicle accidents. Although no monetary amount can compensate for a lost loved one, a successful civil claim against the at-fault driver will enable the victim’s family to cover any medical or final expenses, leaving them more time to focus on the grieving process during this trying time. If you or a loved one has been injured by a motor vehicle accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.888.630.4412.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer focused on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, workplace accidents, wrongful death cases, and products liability claims in Texas statewide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous motor vehicle accident cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He serves as a board member for many prominent legal organizations, including: the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, as a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Nachawati as a Super Lawyer for the past six years. Mr. Nachawati is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas. He holds additional licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/auto_injury, by email or by calling +1.888.630.4412

Power Morcellators Transform Treatable Conditions into a Death Sentence

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NOVEMBER 2015 - Surgeries using power morcellators have transformed treatable conditions into a death sentence. For one Texas family, this nightmare became all too real. A mother of three died from cancer that spread after her hysterectomy was performed using power morcellation. It all began when the OB/GYN discovered a possible tumor in the patient's uterus. After the surgery, the tumor was diagnosed as leiomyosarcoma. After three months of chemotherapy, the cancer spread to the abdominal wall. The patient passed away less than a year later. Similar stories of cancer spreading after surgery using power morcellation are reported to our firm daily.
 
Legal Commentary
The Food and Drug Administration determined that power morcellators cannot be made safer. Johnson & Johnson, previously the largest manufacturer of morcellators, has pulled their version of the device from the market. Many hospitals are no longer using the device in hysterectomies. Currently, more than 20 lawsuits against the manufacturers of the device have been filed in 16 different federal courts. Additionally more than 300 cases against the manufacturers of power morcellators are currently pending. 
 
Previously undiagnosed cancer or malignancies can spread after surgical procedures using power morcellators. According to the FDA, as many as 1 in 350 women could have undiagnosed uterine sarcoma that can be spread during morcellation. For patients, this can be a costly, painful and potentially deadly complication. Our firm represents families who are the victims of the complications from a variety of surgical tools, including the power morcellator. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems following surgery involving the use of the power morcellator, we encourage you to consult with one of our attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm through our website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/morcellation, by emailing Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at +1.866.485.6886.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer who is focused on representing victims and families harmed by dangerous products nationwide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous cases that resulted in seven-and-eight-figure confidential settlements. He serves on numerous prominent legal organizations' boards and committees, including: The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, Board of Directors for Public Justice, and a Leaders' Forum. Mr. Nachawati is also a PAC member of the American Association for Justice. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Courts of Texas and Arkansas, and well as most federal courts in the nation. Mr. Nachawati also holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for six consecutive years in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati can be reached through his website at cases.fnlawfirm.com/morcellation, by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.866.485.6886.

Call for Knee Replacement Patients who Suffered Deep Bone Infections

 

NOVEMBER 2015 - Did you Suffer an Infection After Your Knee Replacement Surgery? Does this sound like your experience with an infection after knee replacement surgery?

  • When released to rehab, I almost went comatose because of a fever. I was taken to the ER, where they found that I had sepsis. I was hospitalized because of it. 
  • After two knee replacements, I went into a nursing home. I stayed in bed for 6 weeks, but still got an infection. They cultured it, and found that it was two different infections. I have been hospitalized three times because of recurring infections.
  • I was in rehab 4 days after my knee replacement surgery. On day 5, I woke up, and my knee was bleeding and full of pus. I was hospitalized due to infection.
  • After my knee infection, I had a staph infection, and was hospitalized again.
Reports show that serious infections developed in knee replacement patients when the surgical facility used a product known as the Bair Hugger.  The Bair Hugger is a forced air warming blanket used to maintain normal body temperature during surgical procedures.  If you or a loved one has developed a serious infection after knee or hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering incurred as a result of the use of the Bair Hugger.  With an army of over 20 lawyers and a staff of 50 support personnel, our experienced defective medical device lawyers are available to provide a free consultation to review your case.  See our website at http://www.kneereplacementinfection.com/  or call us at +1.866.504.4558 to discuss your legal options today.
 
About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Bair Hugger Lawyer focused on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous medical device nationwide. Mr. Nachawati has successfully resolved numerous dangerous medical device cases, resulting in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice 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 six consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with noteworthy settlements for surgical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling +1.866.504.4558