We are proud to announce Fears | Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee by the Dallas Bar Association for the 2016 year. The Legal Ethics Committee is responsible for facilitating and planning ethics presentations for Dallas County Attorneys on an annual basis.   As a member of the ethics

More recently, a significant number of women and theirs families have brought lawsuits against various manufacturers after doctors used laparoscopic power morcellators during their hysterectomies. These individuals allege that these devices were responsible for spreading undiagnosed cancers and that they were not adequately warned about the potentially deadly risk.

Laparoscopic power morcellators have been used

Pictured above: Emergency crews after the accident 

Over the weekend, a group of friends who formed a bachelorette party were leaving a vineyard tour when a devastating accident occurred. The accident happened around 5pm on Saturday afternoon in Long Island, New York, when the eight women piled into a black limousine they had rented

 

Pictured above: The scene of the accident 

Yesterday afternoon, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a log truck and minivan collided in a deadly accident. The accident happened around 3p.m. in the afternoon near Highway 611 and Washington Street when the minivan attempted to enter the roadway from the street and collided with the log truck. The

Pictured above: The totaled car after the unfortunate accident 

The holidays are always a dangerous time to be on the road and this Fourth of July weekend was no different. An unfortunate accident involving a drunk driver and his passenger occurred early on Saturday, July 4th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The accident happened near the intersection

Another transvaginal mesh manufacturer has agreed to settle with injured plaintiffs. This time, the company is Covidien, which has agree to settle some of the 11,000 claims that are currently being made against them. Covidien has supplied C.R. Bard with mesh products, specifically Bard’s Avaulta pelvic mesh. In 2013, Bard was ordered to pay Donna

Pictured above: A scene from the accident that involved 9 vehicles

Last week, two accidents occurred that involved one careless truck driver. The first accident happened on Wednesday, June 24th in Wildwood, Florida when Benjamin Scott Brewer sideswiped a truck while he attempted to pass. Brewer bumped the other truck and both trucks pulled over.

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

Xarelto, a relatively new prescription blood thinner, was first approved by the FDA in 2011 for patients who were at risk of developing blood clots as a result of knee or hip replacement surgeries. The marketers of the anticoagulant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, aggressively marketed the drug as a "one-size-fits-all" drug. Given that, doctors readily prescribed the