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. 

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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. 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly hit with a $9,000,000,000.00 billion dollar verdict arising from the sale and distribution of their defective drug, Actos.  Our Actos Lawyers are pleased with the outcome of this case tried by Mark Lanier and we congratulate him and his firm.  Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to be aware of the dangers posed by drugs distributed to consumers–and most importantly, patients need to be warned about these dangers.  

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The verdict is staggering and exemplifies what can happen to Corporations that place Profit over the safety of Patients.  The case was presented in part on a Failure to Warn theory, as the warning did not adequately inform users of the risk of developing Bladder Cancer arising from Actos use.  As an Actos lawyer, I believe Takeda should have warned about the danger of Actos induced bladder cancer as soon as they had a suspicion that it may harm consumers–this simply did not happen–and it should have.  As a result of this omission, Takeda and Eli Lilly, companies that manufactured, produced and distributed Actos were taken to task by this Jury and will pay for their wrongdoing by having to deal with a $9,000,000,000 verdict.  The consolidated Actos cases in Louisiana are In Re Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, 11-md-02299. Allen’s case is Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., 12-cv-00064, both in U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana (Lafayette).

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Actos Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Actos victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Actos 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 has also been voted as one of only 500 lawyers as one of the Best Mass Tort Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. 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.

 

Risperdal Lawyers and Risperdal Attorneys – Do you have a Case?

Risperdal lawyer evaluations are being conducted and Risperdal and Risperidone cases are being accepted by our Risperdal attorneys on a Nationwide basis.  Risperdal’s maker, Johnson & Johnson, is responsible in our opinion for understating the side effects that Risperdal use causes, particularly breast growth in males, known as Gynecomastia.  According to medical studies, Risperdal and or Risperidone use causes an increase in the production of the hormone, Prolactin, which is responsible for causing an increase in breast tissue growth in young males.  Free Risperdone legal advice and free Risperdal consultations are being given by our Risperdal law department on a daily basis.  We represent hundreds of families against Johnson and Johnson and are presently filing Risperdal lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson on a daily basis.  

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An estimated 350,000 Americans have undergone an inferior vena cava (IVC) surgery, allowing a doctor to insert a filter into their blood vessel that’s designed to prevent pulmonary embolism. For most, it’s a procedure that goes off without a hitch. For a notable minority of several hundred, however, complications following an IVC surgery have resulted in severe injury and even death.

 

Whether your IVC complication is the result of someone’s carelessness and whether you may recover under negligence or product liability theories are important questions to ask. Some experts, in fact, believe that IVC manufacturers understood the risks associated with their product better than the doctors and consumers who used them. If that’s the case for you, you may have a valid legal claim.

 

Want to know more about your rights under the law? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to advise you. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you!

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a powerful class of drugs commonly used to treat depression, can have profound, unintended consequences on a child who experiences in utero exposure. According to a recent study, for instance, women who took SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil, or Zoloft were twice as likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and four times as likely to have autism if their mother ingested autism during the first trimester.

 

“What did you know?” and “When did you know it?” These are two particularly important questions in this area of the law. For many women, the act of taking an antidepressant wasn’t necessarily the result of a legal wrong. Taking an antidepressant without being told of its potential side effects, on the other hand, is something altogether different. You deserve full disclosure from the maker of a powerful drug like Zoloft; if you received less than a complete understanding of the risks, you may have experienced a legal harm that entitles you to compensation.

 

Want to find out more about your rights under the law? The attorneys at the Dallas firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to answer your questions and advise you of your rights and responsibilities under the law. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

Many patients assume that the maker of Pradaxa, the powerful blood-thinner that has been prescribed to thousands of patients, is only responsible for the production of the drug that caused their internal bleeding. This isn’t necessarily the case. In many defective drug or defective medical product lawsuits, the maker is not only legally responsible for the way a product was made, but also how it was designed and marketed.

 

If you’re like the thousands of Americans who have reported Pradaxa adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you may want to carefully explore the full scope of Pradaxa liability. By asking questions about design and marketing as well as production, you may find important answers to your case – and to the liability associated with your injury.

 

Want to learn more about your rights under the law? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati have years of experience helping defective drug victims like you. Get started with your recovery by talking to us today. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

If you, your spouse, or your loved one has suffered pain, infection, or discomfort following a transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery, you may be curious to know whether you should file a lawsuit and, if so, whether you should join in a class action case.

 

The only way to answer this question with absolute certainty is to speak with the attorneys and dedicated professionals at the law firm of Fears Nachawati. Nevertheless, there is a general rule worth considering: when the severity of an injury varies, a class action may not be best. Class actions are effective legal tools when a group of people has sustained precisely the same type of injury. In the context of TVM surgeries, however, patients’ injuries often vary, meaning that a class of litigants cannot form as easily. As such, it may be best to go it alone, despite the cost benefits of a class action.

 

Want to find out more about the legal strategies that may be available to you and your family following a painful or ineffective TVM surgery? The attorneys at Fears Nachawati are prepared to answer your questions and start you on your road to legal recovery. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com