FOUR LOKO'S ORDERED TO CHANGE THEIR LABELING

The Chicago  company, Phusion Projects, that manufactures the caffeine and alcohol energy drink called Four Loko’s has been given new rules by the Federal Trade Commission on how it can label and market its product. The drink known as Four Loko’s, has been banned in several states after reports that people who drank the beverage had to visit an emergency room. Some consumers have suffered severe consequences, even death.

Originally, the makers of Four Loko’s claimed that the 23.5 ounce can contained the alcoholic equivalent of one to two 12-ounce beers. They even claimed that it was safe to drink an entire can in one sitting. Research from a suit proved that the drink actually contained four to five beers’ worth of alcohol. A New Jersey man has sued Phusion Projects because he claims that the drink permanently damaged his heart. After drinking more than two cans of Four Loko last year he was rushed to the hospital and suffered heart arrhythmia. The FDA has since declared that alcoholic energy drinks are unsafe.

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead personal injury lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

$9 Billion dollar Verdict against Takeda and Eli Lilly in Actos Trial

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly hit with a $9,000,000,000.00 billion dollar verdict arising from the sale and distribution of their defective drug, Actos.  Our Actos Lawyers are pleased with the outcome of this case tried by Mark Lanier and we congratulate him and his firm.  Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to be aware of the dangers posed by drugs distributed to consumers--and most importantly, patients need to be warned about these dangers.  

Legal Commentary 

The verdict is staggering and exemplifies what can happen to Corporations that place Profit over the safety of Patients.  The case was presented in part on a Failure to Warn theory, as the warning did not adequately inform users of the risk of developing Bladder Cancer arising from Actos use.  As an Actos lawyer, I believe Takeda should have warned about the danger of Actos induced bladder cancer as soon as they had a suspicion that it may harm consumers--this simply did not happen--and it should have.  As a result of this omission, Takeda and Eli Lilly, companies that manufactured, produced and distributed Actos were taken to task by this Jury and will pay for their wrongdoing by having to deal with a $9,000,000,000 verdict.  The consolidated Actos cases in Louisiana are In Re Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, 11-md-02299. Allen’s case is Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., 12-cv-00064, both in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette).

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Actos Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Actos victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Actos 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 has also been voted as one of only 500 lawyers as one of the Best Mass Tort Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Best Lawyers in Dallas 2014

Majed Nachawati of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm was selected from a panel of 505 lawyers as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas 2014" in the Mass Tort category. Congratulations Mr. Nachawati!

Testosterone Law Firm - Nationwide Representation

Testosterone Attorneys at our firm, Fears | Nachawati, continue to review Testosterone Replacement Therapy Cases, known as "TRT," on a daily basis. A number of Testosterone Lawsuits have been filed as a result of two recent studies demonstrating a marked increase in the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death caused by use of Testosterone products such as Androgel, Androderm, Axiron, Bio-T gel, Delatestryl, Dep-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim and Testopel. The Testosterone products linked to heart attacks, strokes and death come in the form of gel, patches, injections and in some cases, pills. If you have questions concerning a Testosterone product you are taking, please email the head litigation attorney, Mr. Nachawati, at mn@fnlawfirm.com or call our law firm toll free at 1.866.705.7584. Continue Reading...

Testosterone Stroke Heart Attack and Death Lawyer

Androgel Lawyers and Androgel Law Firm Fears | Nachawati investigates Androgel and Testosterone Lawsuits on a Nationwide Basis 

Testosterone Lawyers and Androgel Attorneys at our firm are accepting Androgel Wrongful Death, Heart Attack, Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis cases on a Nationwide basis.  To contact our law firm for a free consultation call us at 1.866.705.7584 or email the head lawyer of pharmaceutical litigation at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

Androgel and Testosterone linked to Heart Attack Stroke and Death

The Journal of American Medical Association Study and the PLOSONE study support the widely-held belief for the past ten years that medical data has demonstrated a noticeable increased risk between the use of testosterone containing gels and injections and the increased risk of having a stroke, heart attack or death as a result.  

FDA Alert - Testosterone Study on risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Death Reports

In the past month, the Food and Drug (FDA) Administration has issued an urgent alert reminding consumers that the side effects are not known of TRT therapy and that they have taken steps to monitor data to determine if there is a causal link between Testosterone Replacement Therapy and an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

Here is a non-exhuastive list of the products we are investigating and cases we are accepting:

Product                                 Manufacturer

Androgel                              Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and Abb Vie, Inc.

Androderm                          Actives

Axirom                                 Lilly USA, LLC

Bio-T-Gel                             Bio Sante Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Delatestryl                          Indevus Pharmaceuticals

Dep-Testosterone             Pfizer

Fortesta                               Endo Pharmaceuticals

Striant                                  Mipharm S.p.A. and Columbia Laboratories, Inc.

Testim                                  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals and Glaxo Smith Kline, LLC

Testopel                              Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

Androgel and Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lawsuits
 
Our law firm has represented thousands of individuals and families against the world's largest pharmaceutical and medical product device manufacturers.  Our Androgel lawyers are in the process of filing Androgel lawsuits against the manufacturers for negligence, gross negligence, failure to warn, design defect, manufacturing defect, and breach of implied and express warranty.  The damages we are seeking on behalf of our clients include but are not limited to past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages or loss of wage earning capacity, past and future physical impairment, past and future loss of enjoyment of life, past and future loss of consortium, past and future pain, discomfort and mental anguish, as well as case expenses, costs of court and any other relief a judge and jury believe to be appropriate.  For more information about the legal nuances of the cases, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com

What are your Androgel and Testosterone Legal Options?  Call us for a Free Consultation to Find Out
 
If you or a loved one have taken Androgel, Androderm, Axirom, Axiron, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Dep-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim, or Testopel, and have suffered a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis or a death, we encourage you to consult with one of our Testosterone attorneys as soon as possible by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584.
 
The Super Lawyer heading up the Testosterone Replacement Therapy Lawsuits 
 
Majed Nachawati is the preeminent Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Testosterone Replacement Therapy 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 State Bar of Texas District Six Grievance Committee where as a panelist he oversees complaints and allegations of attorney misconduct in his region.  He represents clients on a nationwide basis and is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as the District of Colorado.  Mr. Nachawati contributes extensively to charitable causes that increase access to justice and remains 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 and medical product liability injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum that recognizes lawyers for outstanding representation in cases involving settlements or resolutions exceeding $1,000,000.00. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584 to find out what your legal rights are.

 

 

Black and Decker Table Saw Injures Hands and Fingers

The Black and Decker Corporation is undergoing a series of lawsuits from consumers claiming received injuries caused by a table saw. The company is alleged to designed, making, and selling a defective product. According to the lawsuit, the saw is said to not be equipped with a device called a riving knife—a small piece of metal that reduces the chances of the wood jerking back and pulling the operator’s hands into the blades of the saw. Because of the lack of this device in these Black and Decker table saws, many have had severe and permanent injuries to their fingers and hands from unexpected contact with the saw blade.

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Dangerous Spontaneous Migration of the Mirena IUD in Women

In America, approximately 8.5% of women use some type of long-term reversible contraception. One commonly used contraceptive is the intrauterine device (IUD). This device is intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. The IUD is a small, T-shaped flexible plastic that releases similar hormones found in oral contraceptives. This hormone is said to cause the lining of the uterus to thicken thus decreasing the chance of survival of the sperm which enter into the uterus. The IUD can be a more convenient option for women who do not wish to take a daily oral contraceptive.

A specific IUD, the Mirena IUD, is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. This IUD was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, and has been in Europe since 1991. Since then the FDA reports more than 45,000 adverse incidents caused by this contraceptive. Because of these effects, dozens of law suits have since been filed against Bayer. Some sue for punitive damages claiming that Bayer failed to warn of some dangerous side effects of the device; specifically of its spontaneous migration. Some have undergone surgery to have the device removed, only to need yet another surgery because the device migrated to the patient’s abdomen or other areas of the body. In extreme cases the device has caused infertility. Bayer is now under much scrutiny because of a series of complaints against this Mirena IUD and its dangerous side effects.

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Death in Dementia Patients Caused by Risperdal Fraudulent Marketing for Unapproved Uses

For more than a decade Risperdal has been promoted for unproven off-label uses. Although doctors may have a legal right to prescribe drugs for some off-label purposes, drug companies are not legally entitled to promote or market drugs for purposes other than those approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Through salespeople, sent out by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), many drug prescribing facilities were told that Risperdal was commonly used as a miracle drug for dementia and other mental illnesses. Although the FDA reportedly told J&J to discontinue these unapproved, false, and misleading marketing uses on three different occasions, J&J continued promoting it—despite the warnings. Furthermore, while Risperdal was approved as treatment for some mental illnesses by the FDA, dementia was not on the list for approved uses. In fact, Risperdal was shown to increase the chance of death in many dementia patients, but J&J continued to promote Risperdal for dementia, despite these dangerous side effects and continual warnings from the FDA. J&J is now involved in a multi-billion dollar settlement with the U.S. Justice Department because of this fraudulent marketing.

 

Legal Commentary

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of Risperdal’s dangerous side effects. The use of Risperdal for off-label purposes has been said to be the cause of many dangerous side effects and psychological symptoms which may impact an individual’s quality of life. If you or a loved one have taken Risperdal for these off-label purposes and have experienced dangerous side effects, we encourage you to consult with one of our Risperdal 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 Risperdal lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

 

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Risperdal victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs on a nationwide basis. 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Male Breast Growth in Young Boys Because of J&J False Marketing of Risperdal, and Suppressed Information Regarding Risperdone Clinical Trials

 

Would you take a drug if one of the side effects was possible death? Most wouldn’t take that risk. Would you take a drug if you knew that one of the side effects for young men was the risk of breast growth? Few would take that risk as well. However, Risperdal—an atypical antipsychotic medication—has been seen to cause serious and dangerous side effects, such as breast growth and childhood diabetes. These side effects have resulted from promotion of “off-label” purposes such as treatment for young men with ADD, OCD, anxiety, and autism among many others. Many young men who took Risperdal now have a condition called Gynecomastia, or male breast growth. This breast growth in boys has been said to cause negative psychological effects of these young children, negatively impacting their quality of life. These “off-label” uses were promoted by a company Johnson & Johnson, and may also stem from suppressed evidence in early clinical trials of Risperdone—the active ingredient in Risperdal. The hidden data gave evidence to negative outcomes of Risperdone, in some cases, death. The drug has been falsely promoted and J&J has given inadequate warnings of the risks for the consumer and the medical community. In light of these claims, there has been a recent 2.2 billion dollar Risperdal settlement  between Johnson & Johnson and the federal government. Click here to watch a video discussing more about this civil suit. 

Legal Commentary

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of Risperdal’s dangerous side effects. Although the use of Risperdal in young boys has not widely resulted in death, the breast growth has been said to be the cause of many psychological symptoms which impacts their quality of life. If you or a loved one have taken Risperdal and have experienced abnormal breast growth, we encourage you to consult with one of our Risperdal attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim that is pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and hopefully will 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 Risperdal lawyer, Majed Nachawati atmn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Risperdal victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs on a nationwide basis. 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Risperdal Lawyer - Do you have a case?

Risperdal Lawyers and Risperdal Attorneys - Do you have a Case?

Risperdal lawyer evaluations are being conducted and Risperdal and Risperidone cases are being accepted by our Risperdal attorneys on a Nationwide basis.  Risperdal's maker, Johnson & Johnson, is responsible in our opinion for understating the side effects that Risperdal use causes, particularly breast growth in males, known as Gynecomastia.  According to medical studies, Risperdal and or Risperidone use causes an increase in the production of the hormone, Prolactin, which is responsible for causing an increase in breast tissue growth in young males.  Free Risperdone legal advice and free Risperdal consultations are being given by our Risperdal law department on a daily basis.  We represent hundreds of families against Johnson and Johnson and are presently filing Risperdal lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson on a daily basis.  

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OxyElite Pro, Dietary Supplement Created in USP Labs in Dallas linked to cases of Hepatitis, Liver Failure, and Death

OxyElite Pro, a popular dietary supplement manufactured at USP Labs in Dallas, TX, is currently under Federal investigation. According to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control, the supplement has been linked so far to 29 cases of hepatitis; which have subsequently led to two liver transplants and one death of a user in Hawaii. Currently, 11 people have been hospitalized from usage of this supplement, and additional across the country are quickly surfacing and being investigated. Legal information about this investigation can be emailed here.

Unlike prescribed medication, dietary supplements do not need FDA approval before being produced and placed into the market for public consumption. USP Labs has taken precautionary measures by ceasing domestic distribution of certain types of OxyElite Pro, and Federal officials suggest that consumers stop taking it. Unfortunately, the CDC and FDA could not be reached for any updates on their investigation due to the government shutdown. Below is a video clip that further elaborates on the investigation of OxyElite Pro, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

 


Legal Commentary

It’s very unfortunate that people who were attempting to improve their health and quality of life are now in even poorer health than before, as a result of taking this dangerous supplement. Although this supplement has compromised the health of many people – and claimed the life of one individual to date – in situations like these, there is potential to file civil suits to compensate the victims and their families for pain, suffering, and the costly medical expenses.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families when they find themselves involved in product liability cases, such as the one mentioned above. While supplements and medications often cause irreparable damage to victims, a successful product liability claim against the manufacturer will ease the financial burden of medical expenses, and provide the victims with the support they need to recover physically and emotionally as best as possible.

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent product liability lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in product liability claims, wrongful death lawsuits, automobile accidents, and workplace accidents throughout the country. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous product liability cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlement rewards for his clients. 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 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 four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with product liability and wrongful death cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Attorney Majed Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.758

Table Saw Industry Continues to Resist Finger - Saving Safety Device

 Table saws are a tool used daily by millions of people across the United States. They can easily be found in wood shops, at construction sites, and inside the homes of do-it-yourselfers. It’s no surprise then that more than 67,000 people suffer blade contact injuries, according to government estimates. Of these injuries, 33,000 injuries are treated in emergency rooms and more than 4,000 result in amputations of one or more fingers.

 

But what if these accidents and injuries could be prevented?  That’s exactly what SawStop, a new table saw company, seeks to fix. They’ve created a safety device called SawStop that allows the blade of a saw to distinguish between wood and flesh, thus preventing any serious injuries from occurring. Since its inception, SawStop has recorded 2,000 “finger saves,” where users of the saw, had they been using a conventional saw, would have severely damaged or lost a finger. Instead, they received minor cuts or a few stitches, reducing the need for extensive medical care and any associated bills.

 

Unfortunately, fingers are still being sliced off since SawStop was created, but little has been done by the industry to introduce this technology in all table saws. More established table saw companies and the Power Tool Institute have pushed against the use of this new technology, arguing that the cost of society from table saw accidents, an estimated $2.36 billion, is exaggerated. But there’s also more at stake for these companies: if SawStop takes off, companies would have to face liability for accidents with conventional saws.

 

If a technology exists that would prevent life-altering table saw injuries, then companies that resist implementing it should be held liable for the accidents that their table saws cause. If you’ve experienced an injury due to a table saw, you deserve to know your legal rights. Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is actively representing clients who have been injured by table saws. If you’ve been hurt by a table saw, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email us at mn@fnlawfirm.com for a free consultation. 

Did Abortion Clinic Inflict Emotional Distress on Patients?

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) concluded recently that Whole Women’s Health of Austin, a health clinic in North Austin, improperly disposed of aborted fetuses. Whole Women’s Health of Austin sent fetuses along with other medical waste for steam disinfection and then on to a landfill. Under Texas state law, steam disinfection is an approved treatment method if followed by internment. State law prohibits the disposal of human body parts, fetuses or products of abortion from being disposed in a landfill.

 

Whole Women’s Health of Austin faces stiff penalties from the TCEQ. Experts are asking, however, whether the patients have a cause of action against the clinic. For many, knowing that their aborted child is in a landfill somewhere in the Texas hill country is an understandably disturbing thought. Should Whole Women’s Health of Austin be held accountable for that distress?

 

Has a health provider, doctor, or health clinic injured you? What kind of injuries “count” under the law and what should you do? Take your first step today by contacting Fears | Nachawati. Call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. We can help!

Potato Chips: A Bigger Cause of Obesity Than You Might Think

The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that two-thirds of Texas adults are overweight or obese. And the problem is getting worse. Current trends suggest that 75 percent of Texas adults will be obese by 2040. The obesity trends are particularly severe for minorities, with 75 percent of African-Americans and 71 percent of Hispanics overweight or obese.

 

What’s the reason for our growth? According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, more than anything else, it’s the potato chip. Studying the diet and lifestyle of more than 120,000 people for two decades, researchers found that on average participants gained 17 pounds during the twenty year period. They found that each one ounce serving (roughly 15 chips, 160 calories) led to 1.69-pound increase. Compared to a serving of sweets (0.41 pounds), an alcoholic drink (0.41 pounds) or watching one-hour of TV (0.31-pound increase), the potato chip was far-and-away the biggest contributor to our nation’s growing average belt size.

 

Of course, you probably knew that potato chips were bad for you, but did you know that they were this dangerous? Some experts have speculated that potato chip companies ought to be held more accountable for the health risks their product imposes. Cigarette companies have had to warn about the dangers of their product for years. They’ve had to educate the public, too. By comparison, potato chip companies have gotten off scot-free – and all the while our society has been gaining almost a pound per year!

 

Do you struggle with overeating, being overweight or obesity? Has it impacted your health and quality of life? If so, talk to the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. It’s time to fight back; it’s time to fight for your health! Call at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. Let us go to work for you!

Capsized Recreational Boat Raises Concerns About Quality of Construction

Yesterday, a Coast Guard helicopter saved the lives of father and son sailors, plucking them out of Galveston Bay after their 18-foot pleasure boat capsized unexpectedly. Fortunately, Richard Rasmussen and his son, Robert, survived their two-hour ordeal in choppy water because they wore their lift preservers. 

 

The surprise rolling of the Rasmussen’s vessel raises important questions about the quality of the boat’s construction. In 2010, the Coast Guard identified more than 4,500 recreational boating accidents involving nearly 700 deaths, more than 3,000 injuries and $35.5 million in property damage. In many of these accidents, poor construction played a significant role in causing injury and death!

 

If you’re concerned about the seaworthiness (or lake-worthiness) of your boat or if you are involved in a recreational boating accident this summer, contact the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. With years of experience handling all types of injuries, we’re prepared to help you! For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. Put our expertise to work for you.

Texas Investors Defrauded by Get-Rich-Quick Insurance Scheme

Retirement Value, a New Braunfels-based insurance company, is the latest fly-by-night financial firm to defraud hundreds of Texas investors. Offering a financial product known as a “life settlement”, Retirement Value claimed to connect financially distressed, elderly life insurance policyholders with investors looking for a high-return vehicle. In theory, the elderly policyholder would assign the value of the insurance policy to the investor in exchange for the investor assuming the premium obligations. In practice, however, Retirement Value absconded with investor funds, overstated the likely returns and saddled investors with millions in premium payments.

 

Have you been injured by Retirement Value or the dozens of other Texas insurance firms peddling unregulated financial products like life settlements? If so, contact the injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. We can help you recover what you’ve lost through fraud and abuse. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com

Jet Skier Vanishes in Lake Houston

Yesterday a 50-year-old man fell into Lake Houston from his Jet Ski. While his fellow passenger, a 10-year-old child, was accounted for, the Jet Ski’s driver was not located by the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department. The entire incident raises new, challenging questions about the safety of Jet Skis and the extent to which dangerous designs put customers at risk.

 

Want to know more about the risks associated with Jet Skis? Are you also concerned by the product’s faulty design? If so, contact the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com

Do You Suffer from Aldara Side Effects?

Billed as a benign salve to cure skin cancers, in truth Aldara is something quite different: a worldwide and, for many Texas, deeply personal health crisis in the making. In fact, the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute have labeled the active ingredient in Aldara, imiquimod (IQ), as a dangerous carcinogen and hazardous chemical. Reported Aldara side effects include immune system damage, anaphylactic shock, memory loss, diminished eyesight, headaches, dizziness and inexplicable weight loss.

 

Has your doctor prescribed Aldara for you? If you’re under treatment for skin cancer, you may already be taxing Aldara and ingesting dangerous amounts of IQ! What should you do? Call the pharmaceutical liability and personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. We can help you! Call at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com

Oak Farm Dairy Recalls 64,000 Units of Milk

After testing revealed Alkaline Phosphatase, an enzyme not present in pasteurized milk, Oak Farms Dairy in Waco, Texas, recalled 64,000 units of milk. The potentially affected milk had already been distributed to retailers and schools in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Temple, Kileen and several other Texas cities.

 

Your friends and family who drink Oak Farms milk need to know about this quality-control breakdown. Although no illnesses have been reported yet, concerns remain high as unpasteurized milk can carry numerous bacteria such as salmonella, e. coli, and listeria. Unpasteurized milk is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

 

If you’ve ingested contaminated milk from Oak Farms or any other dairy, you may have a viable legal action against the milk providers. Act promptly by contacting the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you today!