Fears | Nachawati Co-founder Makes Donation to Crime Victims' Compensation Fund

Majed Nachawati, a co-founder of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, recently completed a three month term as The Grand Jury Foreman of a Dallas County Grand Jury.  In honor of the fine job the Dallas County District Attorney's Office does on a daily basis, Mr. Nachawati has donated 100% of the income he received to The Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund. The CVC is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources. 

www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/crime-victims-compensation

 

Fears | Nachawati Co-founder Makes Donation to Crime Victims' Compensation Fund

Majed Nachawati, a co-founder of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, recently completed a three month term as The Grand Jury Foreman of a Dallas County Grand Jury.  In honor of the fine job the Dallas County District Attorney's Office does on a daily basis, Mr. Nachawati has donated 100% of the income he received to The Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund. The CVC is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources. 

www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/crime-victims-compensation

 

More Than a Dozen Ethicon Mesh Lawsuits to Go to Jury

Judge Joseph Goodwin, the federal judge in charge of overseeing multidistrict litigation involving transvaginal mesh and sling products, has moved to consolidate more than a dozen such lawsuits for jury trial this November. The decision came on June 12th, when he consolidated 26 transvaginal mesh lawsuits into a single trial which is set to begin on November 2nd of this year. All of these cases involve Ethicon's Gynecare TVT Mesh. The plaintiffs at the center of these 26 cases allege that the product caused them serious injuries and complications, including surgical removal of the mesh. 

Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, opposed the decision. Judge Goodwin, however, determined that the 26 cases were similar enough to try in front of a jury. Additionally, considering that there are more than 23,000 lawsuits currently pending against Johnson & Johnson, a consolidation was warranted. By consolidating these cases into one, all parties involved can also save time and money. For the individuals who have suffered after having a mesh product implanted, a timely decision would come as a relief. So far, Ethicon has failed to settle cases with plaintiffs. 

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by these devices have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at 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—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Crucial Conference Status on Transvaginal Mesh Being Held in June

Today, June 2nd, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia will hold a crucial conference status meeting where the major manufacturers of transvaginal mesh and sling products intend to ask for a moratorium on current or future claims. In this case, a moratorium would prevent other women harmed by transvaginal mesh products from coming forward and filing suit against the manufacturers, even as more and more women continue to file suit for pain and complications caused by these products. These manufacturers include: Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Cook Medical and Neomedic. 

A significant number of the woman who have had transvaginal mesh or sling implanted have faced numerous complications and chronic pain. The material that is used in these products can erode through the vaginal lining which can cause nerve damage and lead to severe infections. These mesh products are difficult to remove fully, leaving women to face expensive medical treatment, pain management and in many cases, the inability to have sexual relationships again. Clearly, a moratorium would be a big strike against those who have not yet filed suit against transvaginal mesh manufacturers. 

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by these devices have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at 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—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $100 Million to Delaware Woman

It was recently announced that Boston Scientific Corp., the manufacturer behind a number of vaginal mesh and sling products, must pay $100 million to a Delaware woman for damages. The woman, identified as Deborah Barba, blamed the company's vaginal-mesh inserts for her constant pain after the mesh eroded insider her body, causing scarring and a number of additional problems. She also claims she is no longer able to have sex. 

This verdict is the largest mesh-related verdict that Boston Scientific Corp. has had to pay out. Last  year, a Texas woman was awarded $73 million by the company for complications she faced after having the company's Obtryx sling implanted. Last month, the company also agreed to pay $119 million to resolve close to 3,000 mesh-related lawsuits. The jury in Mrs. Barba's case also awarded $75 million in compensatory damages and fined the company with a $25 million punitive damages award. Women who have the issues with vaginal mesh or sling products contend that they faced a number of painful complications, which include erosion and scarring. Hopefully these lawsuits will bring sufficient compensation to the women harmed by these products. 

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by these devices have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at 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—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

More Than 1,000 Victims Report Transvaginal Mesh Complications

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 1,000 victims in the last three years have reported complications with their transvaginal mesh devices. Typically, these devices were used in an attempt to repair POP and SUI. Tragically, however, in a number of these cases, the transvaginal mesh created more problems than it solved, including infection, pain, urinary problems, and a recurrence of prolapse. Although the FDA has yet to identify the specific contributing risk factors associated with transvaginal mesh complications, potential factors include mesh material, the size and shape of the transvaginal mesh, and the surgical technique used.

 

Fears Nachawati protects transvaginal mesh patients just like you! If you’ve been injured, it may be time to speak with our legal experts. We can help you understand your rights and determine the right way to move forward. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

KPNC Study Sees Significant Risk for Some Pioglitazone Patients

An interim analysis earlier this year of Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s (KPNC) five-year study revealed that diabetes patients who took an Actos (pioglitazone) treatment for longer than one year were at a considerably greater risk of developing bladder cancer. Treatments lasting less than one year imposed no significant risk, however, Actos (pioglitazone) treatments beyond one year increased the risk of bladder cancer by a remarkable 40 percent.

 

The risk of bladder cancer associated with Actos (pioglitazone) was so great, in fact, that the French Medicines Agency suspended the use of pioglitazone-based prescriptions this summer. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has emphasized the very real risk of pioglitazone treatments, but has stopped short of prohibiting this dangerous drug.

 

Fears Nachawati protects the rights of bladder cancer patients injured by Actos and other pioglitazone-based medications. If you’re suffering from bladder cancer, your rights may have been violated. To find out what you need to know about your medical options, contact us immediately. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to fight for you!

Think Transvaginal Mesh Complications Are Rare? Think Again.

Tragically, thousands of patients who are given a transvaginal mesh to treat their pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have no idea of the health risks they’re taking – or even that the FDA has emphatically warned of the effects of these medical devices.

 

Those patients who understand that some risk exists often think that the incidence of injury is rare. They couldn’t be more mistaken. An FDA report released earlier this year advised that complications are not rare, that there is no evidence that a transvaginal mesh device is more effective than traditional surgical options, and that these devices put patients at greater risk than traditional procedures.

 

The attorneys at Fears Nachawati are leading the charge against the makers of these dangerous devices. If you’ve experienced such complications as infection, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, or pelvic pain after your transvaginal mesh surgery, you should contact us immediately. For a free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re prepared to protect your rights and fight for your recovery.

Actos Study Shows 40 Percent Increase in Cancer Risk for Some Patients

According to a study involving nearly 200,000 Actos (pioglitazone) patients, people who were prescribed pioglitazone therapy for longer than 12 months had a forty percent increase in the risk for bladder cancer. Commonly called a “dose-response effect,” this finding revealed that the risk of bladder cancer rose in correlation with the number of doses patients consumed.

 

Tragically, despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other members of the medical community have encouraged doctors to use caution when prescribing Actos (pioglitazone), not all medical professionals have followed this warning. In fact, some have continued to prescribe Actos (pioglitazone), despite the fact that patients have had such symptoms as red-colored urine, pain while urinating, and pain in their lower back or lower abdomen. Still, Actos has not been taken off the market. And if you have diabetes, your doctor might have put you on this drug, too.

 

Fears Nachawati attorneys are protecting Actos (pioglitazone) patients from the effects of this dangerous drug. If you’re an Actos (pioglitazone) patient, you ought to talk to our experts to find out if your rights have been violated – and whether you can recover. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

Houston Accident Victim Secures $1.5 Million in Compensation

 A worker in Houston, Texas, tragically and unnecessarily lost his leg recently when his employer’s trash compactor malfunctioned, crushing his leg above the knee. When negotiations failed, the victim’s attorney filed suit against the man’s employer and the manufacture of the compactor. Last week, the employer settled with its former employee, providing $1.5 million in recognition of the firm’s negligent work environment and in order to compensate the employee for his loss.

The fight against the employer wasn’t easy—and the battle against the manufacturer of the faulty compactor remains—but the lesson is clear: a talented, hard-working, knowledgeable attorney can secure the compensation that accident victims deserve. If you’ve been injured at work, contact the personal injury experts at Fears | Nachawati. With our experience and expertise, we can win for you. To speak with our experts, call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to info@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you!