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

GM Liable for Design Defect when Chevy Silverado Caught Fire

 

OCTOBER 2015 - A Texas man died in August 2013, when his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado caught fire after being T-boned in an accident near Tatum, Texas. Charlie Litchfield was burned alive after the collision, when the fire spread from the front of the vehicle to the cab. Witnesses reported seeing him trapped in the truck and hearing his screams, before the truck exploded. The wrongful death and product liability suit is now in Federal Court. 
 
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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. 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 affected 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

Zimmer Persona Knee May Result in Costly, Painful Revision Surgeries

Zimmer, one of the most prolific knee manufacturers, has really come under fire after recalling all of the lots and sizes of its Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate/Persona TM Tibia. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was posted in March of this year and stated that the parts had been voluntarily recalled due to reports of radiolucent lines and loosening. 

Not all medical devices are required to undergo human clinical trials and formal safety and efficacy reviews if the devices is deemed sufficiently similar to an already approved device. These medical devices can instead go through a expedited process called the 501(k) process. The Zimmer devices in question went through this quick process and therefore were not adequately tested before they were introduced to the market. 

These hurried processes have consequences for patient. In this case, patients may have had to undergo revision surgery after having these particular Zimmer knee parts implanted. Revision surgeries may unfortunately involve multiple surgeries, which in turn are more costly and can be more risky than the original implant surgery. These types of surgeries can result in several painful complications as well; many times, patients do not return to their condition before their implant and their recovery may be much longer than the original surgery. 

When dangerous products like the Zimmer Knee are recalled, patients are not the only ones who suffer. They will have to pay for revision surgery, physical therapy and future medical care. They may also suffer professionally and personally, since they have to take time away from their careers and families. For that reason, it's important to demand the proper compensation. 

If you or someone you love has had any of the lots or sizes C-J of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate implanted as part of a knee replacement surgery and have experienced pain, loosening, discomfort or have had to undergo additional revision surgery to fix these problems, you may be able to pursue a claim against Zimmer Persona. Individuals who have had problems with these implants are alleging that the company failed to test the design and perform the adequate research required before it was approved for the market.

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. The attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm have successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been hurt by recalled pharmaceutical devices and products. We understand the painful and costly impact such products can cause our clients and we work hard to pursue claims against those responsible. 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 mn@fnlawfirm.com.

 

General Motors Prepares Settlement Procedures for Victims of Faulty Part

Pictured above: Mykia Jordan, a victim of GM's faulty ignition switch that has affected hundreds, even thousands of people. Courtesy of NYT

The New York Times reported Sunday morning on General Motors' plan to compensate victims who were injured by the company's faulty ignition switches. GM has recently faced intense scrutiny and backlash after it was found out that several employees knew about the faulty part and yet knowingly allowed them to be produced and installed in cars. 

This reckless and irresponsible action on the company's part has ultimately led to numerous injuries and deaths. GM has publicly linked 54 accidents and 13 deaths to their employees' irresponsible behavior. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), General Motors listed a lawsuit that was filed on behalf of Haley Elise Van Pelt, who at 17 years old was in an accident caused by a faulty part. The New York Times writes that the accident caused a "catastrophic brain injury" to Van Pelt, leaving her with more than $1 million in medical bills since her 2003 accident. 

23-year-old Mykia Jordan, another victim, was in a car accident that left her in a coma for three weeks and has left her with a permanent limp that requires a cane. Her baby was in the Chevrolet Cobalt with her but was miraculously unharmed. 

GM has hired Kenneth R. Feinberg, a leading victim-compensation expert, to take on the task of preparing settlements and distributing to victims and their families. 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. 

(Pictured below: An example of the potential damage that could be done because of a failing ignition switch. Courtesy of the NYT) 

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 mn@fnlawfirm.com. 

 

BABY TREND INC. CAR SEAT RECALL

Baby Trend, Inc. (Baby Trend) has recalled 16,655 car seats, model years 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013. The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In several cases, the buckle has become fixed in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle's release button. It may be complicated to remove the child from the restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an emergency in which a quick exit from the vehicle is required.

 

If you have one of these defective car seats, Baby Trend will notify registered owners and will provide replacement buckles when they have become available. The Baby Trend Inc. has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule or buckle availability schedule. Owners may contact Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 or visit their website at www.babytrend.com .

 

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov .

 

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.

Injured by a Recalled Product?

You may have heard about the recent ignition switch recall by General Motors. http://www.gm.com/ignition-switch-recall.html. Such product recalls are not uncommon and the chances are that you have received a letter at some point in your life informing you that a product you have purchased has been recalled.

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 mn@fnlawfirm.com.

Stroke Caused by Low Testosterone Treatment AndroGel

In March there was a complaint filed against the testosterone gel AndroGel by a New York man, Gary White. He joins the growing number of critics and complaints against this treatment for low testosterone (Low T). Gary White used AndroGel and it resulted in him having a stroke after only 5 months of use. Mr. White is a 56 year old man who had no history of heart disease, was in good health, and was living an active lifestyle. Some complaints suggest that the drug makers were “disease mongering.” In other words, it was complained that they had been marketing medications toward symptoms that extend beyond the approved use of the treatment. For example, some marketing suggests that men should seek “Low T” treatment if they feel general symptoms such as fatigue or decreased libido, when in fact these symptoms may be attributed to other medical conditions, such as hypogonadism. It has been alleged that the marketing program attempted to create an idea that a large number of men are affected by low testosterone and that AndroGel is a safe treatment. (See “AndroGel Stroke Lawsuit Filed Over Testosterone Gel Side Effects”)

Legal Commentary
Our firm represents victims of the dangerous and deadly testosterone replacement therapies. If you or a loved one have used testosterone replacement therapies such as AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, Axiron, and others and have experienced cardiac adverse effects, we encourage you to consult with one of our Pharmaceutical attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical or funeral expenses. A successful claim will hopefully compensate for 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 testosterone replacement therapy 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 testosterone replacement therapy victims and families harmed by dangerous treatments 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 Bare 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.

Removal of Transvaginal Mesh Is Like a Chisel to Cement

Transvaginal mesh, a sling device used to support sagging organs, has caused suffering to thousands of women. Not only does this device cause pain and suffering after the implantation, but in many situations it is nearly impossible to remove. One news website quotes a Bay Area pelvic surgeon, Michael Thomas Margolis as he explains the removal with this analogy:

“Extirpation of vaginal mesh is akin to taking a hammer and chisel and trying to remove the rebar from a sidewalk while leaving the cement otherwise intact and not damaging the water mains and power line below. It is difficult if not impossible to remove all the mesh and do it safely.”

Corrective surgery may lessen the pain, but for many women who suffer from adverse effect from the Transvaginal mesh, they experience years of constant pain and suffering.

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Death Caused By Dangerous Low Testosterone Treatment

AndroGel, a drug used to supplement testosterone which is naturally made by the body. Some men suffer from conditions caused by low testosterone, and the gel is used to aid the lack of natural testosterone. It is a topical hormone gel used simply by rubbing the medication onto the skin. However simple this treatment may seem, the complications it causes are more complex. Information by the federal drug regulatory agency reports at least 42 heart attacks, 44 pulmonary emboli, 18 cerebral vascular accidents and 12 deaths associated with the use of this treatment.

 

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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!

Increased Risk of Heart Failure from Testosterone Replacement Therapies

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has become increasingly more popular each year. In fact, in recent years, the use of popular testosterone treatments such as AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, and Axiron have increased more than a factor of five, and have more than $1.9 million in sales in the year 2012 alone! These treatments are used for men who experience Low Testosterone or “Low T”. The sales of these products are driven by marketing to men who seek treatment for the condition of having little to no testosterone if they feel loss of energy or libido; factors previously considered natural in aging. Studies on these products now show that young men with a history of heart disease and older men who may have had no preexisting conditions or diagnosis of heart disease are 2 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis that those who didn’t receive any testosterone treatment. In fact, some data reveals that taking testosterone may increase a man’s overall risk of a heart attack by 36%; a risk which is substantially higher for men over the age of 65.

Legal Commentary
Our firm represents victims of the dangerous and deadly testosterone replacement therapies. If you or a loved one have used testosterone replacement therapies such as AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, and Axiron and have experienced cardiac adverse effects, we encourage you to consult with one of our Pharmaceutical attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical or funeral expenses. Although no monetary value can compensate for the death of a loved one who used any of these products, a successful claim will hopefully compensate for 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 testosterone replacement therapy 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 testosterone replacement therapy victims and families harmed by dangerous treatments 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 Bare 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.

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.

 

 

Amputations Needed Because of Table Saw Injuries

Every year approximately 40,000 people are injured by a table saw. In fact, of these injuries 10% of these injuries leads to amputations. That is 4,000 each year who need an amputation from a serious injury from a table saw. Although the SawStop technology, which stops the saw when it comes in contact with flesh, has been around for more than a decade many manufacturers have not adopted this safety feature. Indeed, some of the largest tool manufacturers have even rejected it completely. Many of these companies are now confronted with thousands of lawsuits.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented many of these victims who suffer from table saw accidents. We represent victims of devices built by a variety of companies such as Bosch, Ryobi, Makita Corp., Black & Decker, Craftsman, Delta, DeWalt, Grizzly, Jet, Kwikset, and more. If you or a loved one has been affected by any of these products we encourage you to consult with one of our table saw attorneys as soon as possible. Although no dollar amount can make up for permanent injuries as result of table saw accidents, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure that 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. If you or a loved one has been injured from a table saw please call the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati. You can reach us by emailing the lead table saw 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 Personal Injury Lawyer with a focus on representing table saw victims and families 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 personal 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.

Heart Attacks Linked to AndroGel

AndroGel is a testosterone gel used to treat adult males who are testosterone deficient. Testosterone is a hormone which is naturally made by the human body. In fact, this hormone is responsible for many of the sexual characteristics of males such as growth of male sex organs and the prostate, development and distribution of male hair such as facial hair, and the sex drive and sexual function. Many males experience what is known as hypogonadism, a condition of low Testosterone. AndroGel, a controlled substance only available by prescription, is prescribed to men across the world for the little to no testosterone they experience. The gel is applied to the skin and absorbed. While this gel may seem like a quick and easy option for the treatment of low testosterone, it has been seen to cause cardiac adverse effects such as heart attack, stroke, and even death.

Legal Commentary
Our firm represents victims of the dangerous and deadly testosterone treatment AndroGel. If you or a loved one have used AndroGel and have experienced cardiac adverse effects, we encourage you to consult with one of our AndroGel attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical or funeral expenses. Although no monetary value can compensate for the death of a loved one who used Androgel, a successful claim will hopefully compensate for 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 AndroGel 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 AndroGel victims and families harmed by dangerous treatments 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 Bare 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.

 

Man Wins $1.5 Million in Damages in Ryobi Table Saw Lawsuit

One man from Malden Massachusetts was awarded $1.5 million in damages in a lawsuit he fought against the makers of Ryobi tools, One World Technologies Inc. This man, Carlos Osorio suffered extreme and serious injuries of his fingers from using a table saw to cut oak flooring. In the law suit it was specified that the device’s lack of flesh sensing technology. The claim was that One World was negligent because their device did not have this technology. Many individuals suffer from injuries similar to Osorio’s. Thousands of law suits are being filed against companies such as One World Technologies for their negligence in providing proper safety technologies in their equipment.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented many of these victims who suffer from table saw accidents. We represent victims of devices built by a variety of companies such as Ryobi, Makita Corp., Black & Decker, Bosch, Craftsman, Delta, DeWalt, Grizzly, Jet, Kwikset, and more. If you or a loved one has been affected by any of these products we encourage you to consult with one of our table saw attorneys as soon as possible. Although no dollar amount can make up for permanent injuries as result of table saw accidents, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure that 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. If you or a loved one has been injured from a table saw please call the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati. You can reach us by emailing the lead table saw lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.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 table saw victims and families 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 personal 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.

Mirena IUD: Goodbye Everyday Pill, Hello Permanent Damage

The Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a popular contraceptive used by thousands of women across the US. It is a T-shaped plastic device that is inserted up into the uterus. It has a plastic sting which is tied to the end of the IUD which hangs down through the cervix into the vagina. This string is what allows the doctor to remove the device. It also allows the patient to feel that the IUD is in place. Along with many other birth control options, the IUD works hormonally. It releases a type of progestin which thickens the cervical mucus thus preventing the sperm from reaching or fertilizing the egg. This device is often the preferred contraceptive because it eliminates a need to take a daily pill. Many women enjoy this option because once it is inserted it can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. As brilliant as this sounds, the Mirena IUD has also been shown to cause severe complications in many women. In some the device has been known to migrate to other parts of the body. In some cases the device perforates or breaks through the uterus wall and lodges into the abdomen, causing a variety of other medical issues. For some the migrations and/or perforation of the device even causes permanent pain and damage.

Legal Commentary
Our firm has represented many individuals and families who have become victim to the complications of the Mirena IUD. If you or a loved one have experienced complications because of this contraceptive device, we encourage you to consult with one of our IUD 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 IUD 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 IUD victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations 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.

 

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IVC Filter Seen to Break and Migrate Inside Body

This video describes how a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE). The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter was designed to be an option for patients who wish to avoid getting a PE. The IVC filter is a small wire whisk looking medical device implanted into the inferior vena cava. The device acts as a filter for the blood clots created from DVT. The blood clots will be caught by the IVC and the natural flow of blood will eventually break up the clot(s). This device was a good option for those patients who could not use anticoagulation drugs (which are blood thinners). However, many who have had the Bard’s Recovery IVC and Bard’s G2 IVC have reported a fracture an migration of pieces of the device. Parts of the device have been seen to break off, migrate, and perforate the IVC or other organs such as the heart and lungs. This can cause severe pain, bleeding, and other life-threatening problems.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who have become victim of the dangerous and life threatening effects from the IVC filter. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems 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 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 IVC Filter 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 IVC Filter victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations 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.
 

 

Makita Table Saw Gives Yuri Gohen Disfigured Fingers

In a newly filed civil action Yuri Gohen, a Pennsylvania Bucks county man, describes how his fingers were severely injured while he was using the table saw manufactured by the company Makita Corp. Gohen attests that the table saw design is flawed and led to this permanent and extremely serious injury he obtained from operating their product. Because of an ineffective blade guard—which is easily removed and not used by many consumers—and the lack of a riving knife—a device known to reduce or eliminate kickbacks of the wood—Gohen complains that Makita Corp. has designed a negligent product. He attests that although there is technology such as the SawStop (which detects human flesh and causes the blade to stop spinning immediately upon contact) Makita has failed to use any of these safety features in their products. This failure has resulted in many permanent and impairing injuries to many consumers across the US. Click here to view a full article about this case.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims from table saw accidents. We represent victims of table saws built by a variety of companies such as Makita Corp., Black & Decker, Bosch, Craftsman, Delta, DeWalt, Grizzly, Jet, Kwikset, and more. If you or a loved one has been affected by any of these products we encourage you to consult with one of our table saw attorneys as soon as possible. Although no dollar amount can make up for permanent injuries and results of table saw accidents, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure that 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. If you or a loved one has been effected by injuries from a table saw please call the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati. You can reach us by emailing the lead table saw 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 Personal Injury Lawyer with a focus on representing table saw victims and families 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 personal 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.

FDA Warns of Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Transvaginal mesh is a device implanted to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This minimally invasive surgery inserts the device is inserted up through the vagina. Over the past few years, the FDA received over a thousand reports of associated complications from this device. Click here for the link to an article on the FDA website with information about frequent complications and recommendations.

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women suffering with time consuming recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and many other issues. 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 TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with these 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 TV Mesh 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 Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations 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.

Metal on Metal DePuy Hip Implant Complications

The DePuy implant had been on the market for 7 years before it was recalled. Tens of thousands of patients had to replace the DePuy hip by undergoing painful and often difficult surgeries.  Many even developed life threatening complications similar to those Larry experienced which are described in this video. The problem with the DePuy implant specifically is it has a metal ball which rubs against another piece of metal. After time and continuous rubbing of metal on metal, the implants begins to shed pieces of cobalt and chromium. These can often break into surrounding areas of tissue and can potentially contaminate the blood with metal thus leading to greater issues. The company Johnson and Johnson as well as the FDA allegedly knew about this problem long before the product was recalled and are no undergoing many law suits for these complications. 

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Thousands of Women Report Complications from the Mirena IUD

More than 2 million women use the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD). However, thousands of women have experienced complications with the IUD some with permanent damages. Sara, the woman in this video still has pain in her left side even after its removal. The doctor said it is nerve damage and it will never go away. Because of the permanent damage in some women and the continued complications found in thousands of women each year, the product is now under scrutiny for being defective.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who have become victim to the dangerousness of the Mirena IUD. If you or a loved one have experienced complications because of this contraceptive device, we encourage you to consult with one of our IUD 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 IUD 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 IUD victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations 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.
 

Video of IVC Filter Complications

 

This is a video animation of the process of inserting an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. It also demonstrates how this filter can cause a series of complications. Many patients who undergo this surgery have experienced negative effects. One study mentions that 25% of these patients experience a fracture of their device. Pieces of the IVC break off and migrate through the body. In fact 71% of those devices that fracture eventually migrate to the heart thus causing life threatening symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, buikldup of fluid, and in some cases death. 

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Finger Saving Technology for the Table Saw

SawStop is a finger saving, hand loving invention which protects human flesh from being cut by the sharp blades of the table saw. This invention has been available for more than 10 years. However, as amazing as this new technology is, some companies have refused to incorporate this new technology into their saws—claiming it is too expensive. Thousands of US citizens each year fall victim to this common but often dangerous product; these injuries can have long lasting detrimental effects, causing severe injuries. Carlos Osorio was just one of many victims of the table saw. While using the Ryobi table saw, Osorio’s hand slipped while cutting along a piece of hardwood flooring. This caused his hand to slide right into the path of the saw blade and severely injured his hand. He later went to trial and recently a federal appeals court upheld a $1.5 million verdict for Carlos Osorio.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims from table saw accidents. We represent victims of table saws built by a variety of companies such as Black & Decker, Bosch, Craftsman, Delta, DeWalt, Grizzly, Jet, Kwikset, and more. If you or a loved one has been affected by any of these products we encourage you to consult with one of our table saw attorneys as soon as possible. Although no dollar amount can make up for permanent injuries and results of table saw accidents, a successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure that 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. If you or a loved one has been effected by injuries from a table saw please call the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati. You can reach us by emailing the lead table saw 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 Personal Injury Lawyer with a focus on representing table saw victims and families 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 personal 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.

 

Gross v. Gynecare: Linda Gross's Successful Claim for Pain and Suffering from Prolift Transvaginal Mesh

Linda Gross, a 47-year-old nurse, sued Johnson and Johnson (J&J) for their Ethicon unit called the Prolift. This Transvaginal mesh device is used to help lift and strengthen weakened muscled in the pelvic area. It is inserted up through the vagina and was originally thought to be a good aid for pelvic organ prolapse. However, further investigation has discovered painful and long lasting effects from this device.

The jury of Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey ordered J&J to pay $3.5 million in this first of 2,100 lawsuits over this device and now weighs the punitive damages that may reach up to $16.75 million. In this lawsuit Gross v. Gynecare Inc. Gross complained of having constant pain. She explains that it is uncomfortable to sit and the chronic pain causes her to be “fearful of dying because this pain is so bad.” Because of this device Gross has undergone 18 operations after the implantation of this mesh device. She has had more than 400 visits to doctors and physical therapists for exams, test, and treatment. She has now had 20 prescriptions for medications to help with these pelvic problems.

In her testimony Gross states that she would not have chosen Prolift is she had been aware of the risks. Her lawyer Adam Slater argued that company emails and documents show that Ethicon knew this device would harden, become exposed through the vaginal skin and cause pain and harm in the patients. The verdict: J&J and Ethicon failed to tell physicians and women the full truth about the catastrophic complications which may result from this Prolift Vaginal Mesh. As a result of this trial the jury awarded Gross $1.1 million for pain and suffering; $180,000 for lost wages; $500,000 for future lost wages; $385,000 for past medical treatment; $1 million for future treatment; and $180,000 for her husband’s loss of companionship and conjugal affections.

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Defective Stryker Hip Implants Cause What Looks Like Biological Dead Zones

Stryker Corporation and their metal artificial hips have been recently involved in litigation over their recalled products the Stryker Rejuvenate and the Stryker ABG II hip implant systems. These specific hip implants are made from metal which have been found to have dangerous safety defects; the metal rubs against metal causing corrosion. This has been seen to lead to painful side effects because the grinding of metal releases toxic metal particles into the body. These particles have caused crippling effects in many patients. For example, The New York Times reported “As surgeons here sliced through tissue surrounding a failed artificial hip in a 53-year-old man, they discovered what looked like a biological dead zone. There were matted strands of tissue stained gray and black; a large strip of muscle near the hip no longer contracted.” These issues have since lead to million and billion dollar lawsuits and settlements across the nation. 

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Do You Qualify to File a Mirena IUD Lawsuit?

About 62% of women in reproductive age currently use contraception. In the past decade the use of the intrauterine device (IUD) has grown to be a more popular choice. Less than 1% of women used this device in 1995; that percentage has increase to about 6% in 2006-2010. As this contraceptive method becomes more popular, the lawsuits against the makers of the Mirena IUD have piled up. (Jones, Mosher, and Daniels, 2012)

Many women have experienced negative and adverse effects from their use of the Mirena IUD and have pursued a lawsuit against the responsible party. Here is a list of possible qualifications for a potential lawsuit or settlement regarding this dangerous product:

  • the device was properly inserted by physician,
  • you had a follow-up appointment confirming the IUD was in place,
  • the IUD spontaneously migrated from original position,
  • the migration required laparoscopic surgery to remove the device
  • you suffered from uterine perforations,
  • the device embedded in your uterus,
  • your doctor does not want to remove the IUD, but it has migrated.
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Dangerous Migration, Embolism, and Perforation of the Bard IVC Filter

The IVC filter is a device used when anticoagulation drugs have little to no effect on patients. They are usually used in cases where the patient has venous thromboembolic disease or for patients with high risk of pulmonary embolism. The device is supposed to help prevent blood clots by trapping them before they can move through the body. It works as a net, inserted into the blood veins and trapping clots that flow into it. This device which seems helpful has been seen to hurt patients more than it helps. The device has been seen to migrate, break, and/or perforate internal tissues or organs. Specifically the Bard IVC filters have shown these dangerous side effects.  

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Four Thousand Amputations a Year Caused by Table Saws

This video demonstrates a new technology from SawStop. The saw can detect the difference between wood and flesh and come to a dead stop in about three one-thousandths of a second. This accurate and speedy safety device leaves the hot dog with only a minor scrape on the surface. Thousands of individuals each year become victims to table saw injuries across the nation. Companies such as Black & Decker, and Bosch have been involved in many settlement cases concerning their injured consumers. In fact an article written by Myron Levin titled “Saws Cut Off 4,000 Fingers a Year. This Gadget Could Fix That” states that more than 67,000 workers are injured by a table saw each year. 33,000 of these result in emergency room visits and 4,000 amputations (Levin, 2013). Unfortunately these accidents leave many consumers suffering with pain, medical bills, lost wages, and irreversible damage to themselves.

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Donna Cisson Receives $2 million settlement for the Defective and Dangerous Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Product

More than 20,000 cases of transvaginal mesh victims are pending worldwide. In one case, regarding the Bard Avaulta Plus product, after a 12-day trial in August, one jury awarded plaintiff Donna Cisson $2 million (250,000 in compensatory damages plus $1.75 million in punitive damages). Cisson experienced pain during intercourse, pain while sitting, and pain when having an exam. The mesh product had extruded, eroded and caused much scarring and inflammation. She eventually had to have the mesh removed. The verdict was decided on the said failure of C.R. Bard Inc. to adequately warn of the dangers and for the defectiveness of the product. In fact, the raw material which was used for the avaulta mesh was made of a polypropylene resin in pellet form. A deeper look into the product uncovered a material data safety sheet which clearly warns that the material should not be used in medical application which involve a permanent implant in a human, or to have permanent contact with the internal body fluids or tissues.

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Metal Debris Causes Crippling Damage in DePuy ASR Hip Implant Patients

Many across the world are victims of the DePuy ASR hip implants. What was originally intended to help patients across the globe has turned out to hurt more than it helps. Johnson & Johnson, the DePuy hip implant company, recently announced a multibillion-dollar deal to settle thousands of lawsuits concerning their defective product which was recalled in August of 2010. The lawsuits describe how within just a few years of the implant surgery many patients experienced failure and other defective problems with the replacement. In fact, the A.S.R. implant—a metal ball and metal cup—was found to shed metallic debris as it wore down from use. These particles generated from the grinding of metal against metal have been shown to cause damage in the surrounding tissue, causing crippling and serious injuries in some patients.

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Transvaginal Mesh Devices Cause Women to Suffer From Damaging Complications

Transvaginal literally means “through the vagina.” The Transvaginal mesh implant (TV Mesh)—also known as a vaginal sling, patch, and tape—is a surgical mesh device inserted up through the vagina (to avoid large incisions). The device is used in treating women with conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP)—the downward slip of the bladder—and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)—the leaking of urine during moments of physical activity such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercise.These conditions are caused by a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles; as the muscles weaken, it often causes bulging and falling of the organs. These fallen and/or bulging muscles may push on the walls of the vagina, causing pain, or may weaken the bladder, causing the SUI. This weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is said to have been brought about by a variety of causes such as childbirth and aging. The TV Mesh device is inserted to strengthen and support those pelvic floor muscles.Although the use of this device seemed promising in the beginning, it has been shown to cause more harm than good. As a result of the insertion of this device, many women have experienced a series of complications such as:

  • Erosion of mesh into the vagina, bowel, or bladder
  • Pain
  • Serious infection
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal Shrinkage
  • Protrusion of the device
  • Erosion of vaginal epithelium
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Contraction of mesh sling
  • Skin breakage
  • Inflammation
  • Vaginal scarring and shortening
  • Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapsed
  • Excessive, ongoing vaginal discharge and drainage

In many cases, these complications have caused serious and even permanent damage. Many women have to undergo a series of correctional surgeries in an attempt to fix the damage caused by the Transvaginal mesh.

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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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Life Threatening Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Reported to Break and Migrate Through the Body

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter, a small cone-shaped device, is used to help prevent pulmonary emboli—the blockage to the pulmonary artery. The device is implanted in the inferior van cava just below the kidneys. The IVC works by trapping the clot and permitting blood to continue flowing around it; natural anticoagulants then break down the clot over time. While this may seem like a good alternative treatment for these clots, this device has been reported to be potentially life threatening in certain cases. IVC Filters have been shown to have pieces break off and embolize, or cause another blockage, in the patient’s body. Since the device introduction in 2005, it has been updated to correct this life threatening problem. However, further research on this updated device (known as the Bard Recovery of the Bard G2 vena cava filter) has continued to show fragmenting and embolism from this updated IVC device. In fact, one study showed that 25% of patients with updated implanted filters still experienced a fracture in their device. Of those pieces, 71% would migrate to the heart, causing life threatening symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, a buildup of fluid, and even sudden death.

Legal Commentary
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the dangerous and life threatening effects from the IVC filter. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems 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 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 IVC Filter 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 IVC Filter victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations 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.
 

 

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.

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

Donna Cisson of Georgia Receives Two Million Dollar Jury Award in Multidistrict Litigation against Bard Avaulta Vaginal Mesh

On Thursday, August 15, 2013, Donna Cisson was awarded two million dollars by a federal jury in West Virginia for punitive damages and for the internal injuries she sustained while using the company’s brand of vaginal mesh; a product that has been linked to thousands of reports of several internal damage. This verdict is only the first of over 25,000 pending vaginal mesh lawsuits currently in the federal court system, and is being utilized in a series of “bellwether” trials intended to help parties speculate how juries will most likely respond to certain testimony and evidence that will likely be repeated throughout litigation.

Cisson initially filed a lawsuit against C.R. Bard, alleging that she experienced medical difficulties from Bard Avaulta mesh. This case was the first out of a series of four bellwether cases involving Bard Avaulta mesh that will appear on trial. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, of the Southern District of West Virginia was the presiding judge who heard Cisson’s case, and will also hear the other three pending federal court cases that the multi district transvaginal mesh cases have been consolidated into. Below is a photo of Cisson with her husband, during a happier, less painful time in her life: 

 

The next vaginal mesh bellwether trial is set to begin today, August 19,2013, and is being brought on by Wanda and Greg Queen.

Bard Avaulta Verdict

Bard Avaulta mesh is one of multiple types of vaginal mesh sold in recent years by various manufacturers for surgical repair of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and for pelvic organ prolapsed (POP). Similar lawsuits have also been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary, American Medical Systems (AMS), Coloplast Corp., Boston Scientific, and Cook Medical.

All of the complaints filed against these companies involve similar accusations that the pelvic mesh systems were not properly researched and thus, women have suffered severely debilitating injuries when the mesh product eroded through the vagina and caused major infections, among other complications.

In Donna Cisson’s case, it was alleged that she sustained severe bleeding and pelvic pain as a result of receiving an Avaulta mesh implant. When physicians tried to remove the mesh, they discovered it was intertwined with several of her internal organs, causing her to undergo multiple surgeries.

During the trial, evidence was produced indicating that Bard was aware that the plastic it was using for its products was hazardous to human use, and that Bard had been aware of this fact for at least a decade. The company has pulled Bard Avaulta mesh off the market, and when this fact was mentioned, a mistrial resulted in Cisson’s case the first time she went to court.

After two and a half weeks in trial, the jury found Bard liable for Cisson’s injuries and awarded her $1.75 million in punitive damages in an attempt to punish the manufacturer,  in addition to another $250,000.00 in compensatory damages. Below is a photo of the jury listening intently during the court proceedings: 

Additional Vaginal Mesh Suits Scheduled for Trial

Judge Goodwin presides over six separate multidistrict litigations (MDLs), which have been designed for product liability suits filed against various manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. Below is an image of the United States District Court in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Cisson's case was tried: 

 

 According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), as of August 15, 2013, there are currently:  8,967 American Medical Systems mesh lawsuits; 7,751 Ethicon mesh lawsuits; 5,232 Boston Scientific lawsuits; 3,407 Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuits; 435 Coloplast bladder sling lawsuits; and approximately 118 Cook Medical mesh lawsuits.

Following the series of four trials involving Bard Avaulta mesh, additional trials are set to start later this year and into the beginning of 2014 regarding lawsuits filed by women who have used vaginal mesh products manufactured by Ethicon, Boston Scientific, and AMS.

Although Donna Cisson’s case was the first transvaginal mesh trial to appear in federal court, numerous mesh cases have already been tried in state courts. For instance, a recent trial in California awarded a plaintiff $5.5 million in damages against Bard Avaulta in July of 2012, and a New Jersey state court jury awarded another plaintiff $11.1 million in damages due to Ethicon’s mesh in March of 2013.

Legal Commentary

When a medical device produced by multiple companies causes such extensive damage to such a high volume of individuals, there is just too much correlation here to think these severe medical complications could’ve happened by coincidence. When a medical device is implanted into the body of a human being to help improve the health of that individual, it is critical that the manufacturer producing said device ensure that all of the materials used in production of the device are safe and effective; to lessen the chance that the body will reject the medical device as a foreign object or worse – cause debilitating, life altering complications, as we have seen above.  If you have been directly affected by a dangerous medical product such as the one discussed in this article, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney to see if you have a claim, and to ensure that you are compensated for the loss incurred at the hands of the negligent company responsible for producing dangerous or inadequate medical products. If you have experienced severe medical issues as a result of an unsafe medical device, the experienced product liability attorneys at Fears | Nachawati can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For further questions,contact us here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author 

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.  Mr. Nachawati is a former judicial law clerk who has settled and tried numerous lawsuits to verdict, resulting in large recoveries for his personal injury clients. As a result of his success, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in wrongful death and personal injury cases across the nation, and has clients in dozens of different states. Mr. Nachawati is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, and a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at - 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile.

Have You Suffered from Tainted Catfish?

Texans consumer more catfish than all other states in the U.S., combined. Although most catfish (70 percent) is consumed in restaurants and a surprisingly high amount is imported (80 percent), only a tiny fraction (less than 2 percent) is inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This has left consumer at serious risk of food poisoning. In fact, Alabama legislators recently banned all Asian catfish when an alarming half of test samples returned positive for fluoroquinolones, a banned food contaminant.

 

Now, Texas legislators are considering similar legislation in light of recent discoveries of tainted catfish served in Lone Star restaurants.

 

Have you recently suffered from food poisoning after eating catfish? If so, you might have a viable lawsuit against the restaurant and the food importers who carelessly crate tons of tainted catfish into the United States every day! To find out more, contact the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. Call at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. Let us go to work for you!