Defective Drugs and "Failure to Warn"
When someone has been injured, sickened or killed as a result of taking a dangerous drug, they often turn to the court system and file suit against a pharmaceutical company in order to recover for the damages caused and, in most cases, these lawsuits are filed based on a principle known as failure to warn. The basis for this principle is the foundation of all products liability law, which looks at the condition of the product in question and asks whether that product was designed or manufactured in a way that makes it reasonably safe for its intended purpose.
The Cost of Ovarian Cancer Treatment
As many people are aware by now, the use of products containing talc by women on certain areas of the body has been found by a number of studies to cause ovarian cancer. Every year, more than 10,000 women develop ovarian cancer as a result of the use of baby powder, body powder or any type of talcum powder This year alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 14,000 women will die from ovarian cancer in the U.S.
Volkswagen Prepares for Emissions Test Lawsuits
The civil lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over the software were consolidated and will be heard by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in the Northern District of California. The lawyers for the plaintiffs have accused Volkswagen of defrauding consumers who are currently suffering from declining vehicle values. They are also looking for restitution to any Volkswagen owners who paid as much as a $6,000 premium for their vehicles, based on the company’s advertisement that "Clean Diesel" vehicles emitted fewer pollutants into the air, while not impacting horsepower or fuel economy.
Did Bard Forge An FDA Document Regarding IVC Filters?
Every year, nearly 250,000 IVC filters are implanted. They are manufactured by eleven different companies, but based on statistics alone, Bard's product stands out as the most dangerous. After they received FDA clearance for the Recovery IVC filter, Bard sold Recovery filters to nearly 34,000 patients, resulting in at least 27 deaths that have been confirmed and a few hundred medical problems that were non-fatal.
Bard Given FDA Warning Letter
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, including the Denali IVC Filter. because they felt the company had not adequately addressed and corrected violations they found at two of the company's facilities. Among the numerous violations they found, one of the most troubling included the classification of at least a half-dozen serious injuries and deaths as “device malfunctions,” including one case in which a G2 filter broke and the filter arm that became detached caused severe bleeding and necrosis in one of the patient's lungs, a condition that was ultimately fatal.
Which Types of Commercial Trucks Are the Most Dangerous?
There are many types of commercial trucks and each presents its own set of challenges in an accident. Likewise, all accident cases involving commercial trucks are different and include different types of circumstances, which means the attorney who handles your case has to have the experience and knowledge to understand the differences and to be able to handle anything that comes along. The skillful Texas truck accident attorneys at Blizzard & Nabers can handle any trucking case that comes along, regardless of the type of truck and the circumstances, because we have already done so many times. If you have been seriously injured in an accident involving any type of truck, contact us so that we can evaluate your case and get you the recovery that you are entitled to.
Blood Clots and IVC Filters
IVC filters have important medical benefits and can be used to save lives. However, they are used for a specific purpose and once that purpose has been fulfilled, they should be removed to prevent unintentional negative health consequences. IVC Filter Litigation is underway and many of the claims involve defective medical devices designed by Bard.
Defective Medical Devices and Wrongful Death
If a loved one has suffered a wrongful death because of a defective medical device, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your options. The untimely death of a loved one is a very difficult thing to deal with; not only have you lost someone you love, which brings about a lot of emotional pain and suffering, but you may have lost a breadwinner and the income you need to keep your family healthy and growing. An experienced Defective Medical Device Attorney, like those at Blizzard & Nabers, can't replace your loved one, but we can help you get through the emotional devastation and get you compensation for your financial losses.
Elevator and Escalator Accidents
Anyone in an accident involving an elevator or escalator needs an attorney with special training and the requisite background, experience, and knowledge to be able to litigate your case for its greatest benefit. The attorney you hire must be able to determine not just that a violation has occurred, but that the violation itself caused the accident and your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident involving an elevator or escalator, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Blizzard & Nabers for help.
Power Morcellator Lawsuits Centralized
A power morcellator is a surgical tool that uses small blades to break tissue into small fragments. They are commonly used as treatment for uterine fibroids and in women who are undergoing hysterectomies and myomectomies. Based on research going all the way back into the 1990s, it is strongly believed that the power morcellators are responsible for spreading undetected cancer cells through the abdomens of some women. Because of these many investigations over the years, power morcellators are quite possibly one of the most notorious medical devices in the United States.