Quick Facts About IVC Filter Litigation
Litigation of IVC filter claims is evolving. Some cases have even settled. Meanwhile, media outlets and medical industry publications have released articles showcasing the dangers of using the inferior vena cava filter products. Cook Celect and Bard Recovery filters have had claims consolidated into separate multi-district litigations.
Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal Expands to Audi and Porsche
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now says that in addition to the Volkswagen models previously discovered to be involved in a diesel emissions scandal, over 10,000 additional diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since model year 2014, including Audi, Porsche, and VW models with 3.0-liter engines were rigged to pass pollution tests as well.
Blizzard Law PLLC Lawyers Bring Halloween Fun To Houston’s JFK Elementary
Halloween is a fun time for kids across the country, as many dress up in their favorite costumes and get buckets full of candy. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA), Blizzard Law PLLC Attorney Katherine Cornell also gives of her time to the group’s charitable arm, the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation (HTLF).
Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Will Cost Them
If you have one of the defective Volkswagen vehicles, you should pay attention to the recall and have your car repaired. If you’d like to find out more about a potential class action lawsuit for their deception, contact the Defective Product Attorneys at Blizzard Law PLLC and find out what we can do for you.
Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits Transferred to Massachusetts
Zofran birth defects lawsuits have been filed around the country for almost a year, but until now they were filed individually in the location most appropriate for each case. Now, the federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has found the Zofran birth defects cases share enough common issues to be consolidated into one central court as MDL 2657.
The Dangers of Bard IVC Filters
Thousands of people throughout the country have been implanted Bard IVC filters, particularly the G2 and Recovery filters, which means they have been exposed to a heightened risk of serious injury that is potentially life-threatening, should the Bard IVC filter fracture, migrate or fail. Bard has not properly warned patients and physicians of the full risk of the devices and they avoid adequate warnings to this day. That failure to warn physicians or the public means people who have been given a Bard IVC filter may be entitled to financial compensation.
Maritime Head Injuries
In many ways, a head injury, especially a traumatic brain injury, can be the maritime worker’s worst nightmare. After a traumatic brain injury, it is not unusual for the injured worker to seem as if they have returned to normal after a short period of time, when they're released from the hospital and return to work as if nothing happened before. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for that worker to leave the hospital in anything but normal condition. Quite often, the maritime worker may face either short-term or long-term memory loss, problems with their ability to focus and concentrate, and even personality changes; many of them end up suffering from depression.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Almost 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Our firm has represented thousands of women and children against the manufacturers of dangerous and/or defective drugs, devices, and household products. Many studies exist that show a scientific link between the use of talcum powder products and the development of ovarian cancer. We encourage women to view our slides below, and to read more about this issue, so that they stay healthy and aware of the potential dangers.
Unmanned Crash Trucks in Work Zones Coming Soon
Thanks to support from the state Department of Transportation, driverless work trucks are set to make their debut at high-traffic construction work zones in Florida later this year, in pilot program that will likely be closely watched by many safety professionals. The purpose of these trucks is to make work zones safer. Based on statistics, transportation accidents are the most common source of worker injuries nationwide, and it is believed that anything that can be done to eliminate risk is a net plus when it comes to protecting workers.
Defective IVC Filter Litigation
IVC filters can sometimes fail, resulting in the device, or pieces of the device, migrating to the heart or lungs. There also have been cases in which these medical devices have shifted within the patient's body, including some areas that are unreachable by surgery. When any of these things happens the potential for serious injury is great, and these injuries can be fatal.