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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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm has been retained by the family of an elderly couple who were killed by a drunk driver earlier this month in a Fort Worth neighborhood. The other driver was arrested at the scene on charges of intoxication manslaughter.  The couple’s family is still seeking answers regarding the crash and has turned to Fears| Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati to hold the drunk driver and whoever served the driver accountable.
 
Mr. Nachawati has successfully represented numerous families in connection with serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Legal inquiries and questions can be directed to our firm by calling 1-866-705-7584 or by visiting the firm’s website –  www.fnlawfirm.com.  
 
Media coverage concerning the crash is featured on WFAA news. 
 

Xarelto, the blockbuster anticoagulant that was approved by the FDA in 2011, has continued to come under scrutiny by parts of the medical community. Initially, the drug was approved to help reduce the risk of blood clots in patients who had undergone knee or hip replacement. Later, Xarelto was approved to help patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, hundreds of patients who have taken the drug have experience negative side effects, including uncontrollable internal bleeding that has no antidote. 

One recent study, led by doctors Judy H. Hun and John C. Hwang, linked usage of the drug to an increased incidence of spontaneous vitreous hemorrhage, or eye bleeding, and noted that it was most notable when patients switched from one blood thinner to Xarelto. A second study compared the safety of Xarelto and Pradaxa to warfarin, the more traditional anticoagulant in the market today. Their study suggested a link between Xarelto and Pradaxa usage to a 50% increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. There are more than 500 Xarelto-related lawsuits pending in consolidated state and federal courts.

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

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Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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. 

In 2012, Reuters published a piece that touched on the hesitancy that some doctors felt about a new generation of blood thinners, one of which was Xarelto. In 2011, the FDA had approved Xarelto for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgeries. A few months later, in November of 2011, the FDA approved it for a second use, for stroke prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. This condition affects about 3 million Americans and Xarelto, a once-daily pill, was meant to decrease the chances that patients with this illness would develop blood clots in a storage chamber of the heart. 

Xarelto has been marketed as a one-size-fits-all solution to traditional warfarin but even in 2012, a year after the drug was approved, doctors were wary of the fact that Xarelto did not require the same amount of monitoring by doctors. If not taken properly, the risk of stroke, serious bleeding and blood clots increases, especially in patients with poor kidney function. Top cardiologists urged other doctors to make sure that patients were adequately tested for kidney function before prescribing Xarelto to their patients.Patients should also be instructed on potentially negative side effects and continue to see their doctors periodically while taking the drug. Unfortunately, in the scramble to prescribe patients this new blockbuster drug, some doctors may have not taking such steps and their patients may have suffered as a result. 

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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.
 

Bayer, the manufacturer of the blockbuster anticoagulant drug, Xarelto, is not only facing a significant number of lawsuits within the United States, but also abroad in other countries. Recently, a number of Canadian citizens have filed claims against Bayer, either on their own behalf or that of deceased family members. According to Toronto lawyer Bryan McPhadden, his firm has filed a lawsuit for the family of a woman who bled to death while taking the drug. Another patient named in the same class action suit alleges that she almost suffered cardiac arrest after developing internal bleeding. Because doctors did not have an antidote, doctors had a very difficult time stopping her bleeding. Additionally, a claim in a German report states that close to 130 deaths have been linked to the drug in 2012 and 2013. 

Xarelto has been aggressively marketed by Bayer as an "all size fits all" anticoagulant. A newer alternative to the traditional warfarin and coumadin, the drug requires less monitoring by doctors. Although on the surface it seems like less monitoring would be less costly and less work for doctor and patient, it also means that patients on the drug who develop negative side effects might not get the medical attention they need in time. Patient may develop uncontrollable internal bleeding and death may result if they do not receive immediate medical care. Therefore, it is unsurprising that more patients and their families around the world are joining class action suits in order to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. 

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people and their families who may have been injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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.

 

 

When Xarelto was first introduced to the general pharmaceutical company, it was touted as a much more convenient alternative to traditional blood thinners like warfarin. The drug was originally prescribed to patients who had undergone knee and hip replacement surgery and who were at a higher risk of blood clots following those procedures. The advantage, Bayer Healthcare claimed, was that patients would not have to be subjected to weekly and inconvenient blood testing while using Xarelto. They aggressively marketed the drug as a "one size fits all" solution to traditional means of blood testing. 

Unfortunately, however, many patients have suffered unfortunate side effects after taking the drug. Because doctors supposedly do not have to regularly monitor their patients on Xarelto, they are not as in tune to how their patients are doing. Many patients on the drug have experienced serious bleeding side effects that include internal and excessive bleeding. Unlike warfarin, Xarelto has no antidote to speak of and patients who experience issues may be at risk of hemorrhaging or death if they do not receive immediately medical care. Although not a perfect substitution, warfarin usage requires that patients undergo regular testing, which could more easily alert doctors to any potential problems before they occur. This undoubtedly brings up the issue of whether doctors who prescribe Xarelto should monitor their patients more frequently in order to prevent any possible complications from arising. 

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people or families injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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.

This year has seen a significant increase in the number of law suits being brought against the manufacturers of Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Corp.. Individuals and their families allege that they have faced harmful negative side effects after taking the drug and that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer knew this, but still aggressively marketed their blockbuster drug to consumers. Dozens so far have filed lawsuits in a California federal court. 

When Xarelto was first introduced to the market, doctors and patients quickly flocked to it. Because this particular blood thinner requires little to no monitoring after a patient is prescribed it, it seemed like a great alternative. More traditional anticoagulants require frequently, weekly monitoring by a doctor. However, when patients are monitored more regularly and undergo frequent blood testing, it is easier for a doctor to spot any potential issues more quickly. For that reason, the hands-off approach that occurs after patients begin taking Xarelto puts patients more at risk of internal, uncontrollable bleeding. 

As patients are being made more aware of these potentially deadly side effects, they are increasingly resorting to the courts to seek compensation. In December of 2014, almost two dozen lawsuits were consolidated in Louisiana. In January of this year, there was a creation of a new mass tort in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers of Xarelto did not properly warn patients of the potentially deadly complications that could result from taking the drug. 

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people or families injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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.

 

In the March issue of the medical journal Academic Emergency Medicine, researchers from around the world found a disturbing correlation between the incidence of Xarelto-related bleeding in patients who are already at a higher risk for pulmonary embolism (PE). The study, sponsored by the manufacturers of Xarelto, Bayer HealthCare and Janssen, included about 5,000 patients at risk of pulmonary embolism. What they found was that while Xarelto can be relatively safe for most patients who already have a low to moderate risk of blood clots traveling to the lungs, patients who were at a high risk for pulmonary embolism will face a higher chance of experiencing Xarelto-related bleeding. Researchers found that the incidence in those already facing a higher risk of PE were twice as likely as other patients to experience a bleeding injury while taking Xarelto. 

In other words, it would be advisable for patients with a higher risk of PE to think twice about taking Xarelto. While many doctors prescribe the blockbuster drug because it requires less monitoring on their behalf, they should be alert to this finding and advise their patients accordingly. The drug has recently come under scrutiny for its negative side effects, specifically the risk of uncontrollable bleeding, which could in turn has caused several cases of severe injury and even death. Unfortunately, this particular blood thinner currently does not have an approved antidote to stop uncontrollable bleeding, leaving doctors and patients alike with few solutions or treatments to turn to. 

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people or families injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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.

 

 

Last month, it was made known that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the companies responsible for manufacturing the blood thinner Xarelto, are pushing for additional FDA approvals for their drug. Xarelto is already being prescribed to patients to treat blood clots, such as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE), that occur more frequently in patients who have had certain types of surgeries, like knee and hip replacements. Now, the companies want the FDA to approve the use of the drug in stroke patients. 

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are pushing for this new approval, even after lawsuits against them have already been consolidated against them in two U.S. courts. Currently, Xarelto is leading sales and has captured the largest share of the market, raking in $1.5 billion in sales in 2013 alone. By soliciting more approvals, the companies are essentially attempting to increase profits, even while hundreds of patients hurt by Xarelto are taking legal action against them. A new trial, called the NAVIGATE-ESUS study, will include 7,000 patients and will focus on whether or not Xarelto is a better and safer alternative to aspirin for patients susceptible to strokes. 

 

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Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people or families injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement 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 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 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.
 

 

A freak accident occurred this Tuesday morning in New York City that left one female pedestrian severely injured. A massive construction-saw blade came loose at a construction site located in Hell’s Kitchen near Ninth Avenue and West 48th Street, and sliced the woman’s leg. According to witnesses, the saw disk disconnected from the machine at almost 60 miles per hour, hitting a curb and flying 10 feet into the air before hurting the unnamed female. Although she suffered deep lacerations, she is stable and is expected to make a full recovery. 

An investigation conducted by the city’s Department of Design and Construction is investigating how a blade that is used to cut concrete could possibly become disconnected and harm a passerby. Until the investigation is concluded, the site’s contractors have been directed to stop using any other saws until all equipment is inspected. 

EMTs transport the woman who was struck in this freak accident by a blade-saw:

The blade that struck a woman in New York on Tuesday morning: 

Images courtesy of NY Post 

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If an investigation finds that the site contractor or employees were acting in a negligent manner that would have caused such an accident, the most pertinent legal matter to pursue is a civil case. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of workplace, and motor vehicle accident tragedies. The injured female in this situation should consult with an attorney to file a suit against the responsible party. A successful civil claim will enable the victims and the victims’ families to cover all of the medical and/or final expenses. A successful claim can also cover time lost from work and pain and suffering caused by the injuries received from the accident. Although no monetary value can ever compensate for the trauma and injuries inflicted, a successful claim will allow an individual to be unburdened by medical expenses. If you or a loved one was affected by this or a similar incident, contact the experienced attorneys at Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by sending an email to 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 victims and families involved in workplace accidents, automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, and product liability claims throughout the country. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous workplace motor vehicle accident cases through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. His 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 licensed 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 Leader’s 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 five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with wrongful death and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.