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

 

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, 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.

 

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.

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”)

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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.

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.

Continue Reading Removal of Transvaginal Mesh Is Like a Chisel to Cement

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.

 

Continue Reading Death Caused By Dangerous Low Testosterone Treatment

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

 

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.

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.