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 committee, Mr. Nachawati is proud to dedicate his time and efforts to the continuing education of Dallas County’s 11,000 attorney members. Information about the firm or Mr. Nachawati can be found at www.fnlawfirm.com or by calling the firm at 1.866.705.7584.
NOVEMBER 2015 – Reports first surfaced in 2005 that the radial arms and struts of medical equipment manufacturer Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter had broken off inside the body of patients. Since that time the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received around 1000 adverse reports involving the filters, primarily regarding the IVC filters fragmenting and embolizing inside the body. Due to these reports, made by both physicians and patients, and extensive research of the filters, the FDA urged physicians to consider the risks before recommending the IVC Filter be installed in patients who are ineligible for anticoagulation therapy. The FDA also recommends that the filters be removed as soon as the risk of Pulmonary Embolism has passed.
NOVEMBER 2015 – Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Prosima device is the center of a trial in progress currently in Dallas. The testimony stated that although medical professionals were aware that there are safer natural alternatives to the mesh product, doctors proceeded to permanently implant a temporary vaginal support device that may be defective. Ethicon’s victims, like Carol Cavness suffered chronic pain, bleeding, tissue erosion, and infections. Patients implanted with Ethicon’s Prosima device risked the need for additional surgeries at a higher risk. The testimony also revealed defects in the Prosima mesh, as well as Ethicon’s failure to provide sufficient instructions and information regarding the side effects, adverse effects, and potential complications. Ethicon responded in court that the pharmaceutical company is not liable, stating that the injuries were caused by pelvic floor disorder unrelated to the Prosima transvaginal mesh surgery. The previous trial in April 2014 resulted in a $1.2 million verdict. A New Jersey court awarded $3.35 million in 2013 in a similar case.
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NOVEMBER 2015 – Four trial dates are set for early 2017 for the consolidated multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Bayer AG and a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary regarding injuries sustained by Xarelto patients. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana issued the order for trial dates of February 6, 2017 and March 13, 2017. Mississippi’s Xarelto trials will be held on April 24, 2017. In Texas, the Xarelto trial will occur on May 30, 2017. The MDL allows the large number of individual cases of Xarelto injuries to benefit from certain streamlined class action processes, without becoming a class, including pre-trial motions, discovery, and settlement conferences. All plaintiffs will reap the benefits of all of the available evidence. The consolidated lawsuits allege that Xarelto causes severe internal bleeding, serious injuries, and death.
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.