Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas and represents people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We specialize in Personal Injury trial litigation and focus our energy and efforts on those we represent.

The number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of IVC filters are on the rise in the United States, with more than 400 pending cases. Currently, there are two Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the U.S. concerning IVC Filters, with 343 lawsuits against Cook Medical that have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana, and 382 lawsuits consolidated against C.R. Bard in the U.S. District Court in the District of Arizona.

IVC Filter lawsuitsFive products produced by C.R. Bard and Cook Medical are at the center of these lawsuits. These products include:

  • Bard Recovery filter

Studies linking a colorless, sweet-smelling chemical named Benzene and leukemia have triggered lawsuits in the United States.

Benzene Leukemia Lawsuits

Benzene exposure trigger lawsuits.

Benzene is used in several products, including plastics, paints, solvents, dyes, chemical products and by the petroleum industry. People who work with Benzene products are at a higher risk for developing adverse effects because of their increase risk of exposure to high levels of Benzene. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than fifty percent of the American population have been exposed to Benzene but those who work with petroleum based solvents containing Benzene are the ones with the highest risks of developing adverse effects.

Whenever you’re involved in an accident in which one of the driver was driving a motorcycle, the risk of major injuries significantly increase. There might also be some complicated legal issues involved that require an experienced attorney.

Motorcycle accidentsOne recent incident that illustrates these points involves a married father of four children who was killed on his way to work. He was driving his motorcycle when he was struck by a sedan that was turning left at an intersection. The driver of the sedan appeared to have no injuries. According to police reports, it is unclear exactly what caused the accident. This could present a serious legal challenge for the family of the man killed in the accident.

In another recent motorcycle accident, a young 18 year old man was paralyzed after his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle on the highway. The 18 year old man was immediately transferred to the nearest hospital. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident did not sustain any injuries. In this situation, as in the one above, it was unclear what caused the accident.

Recent studies linking compulsive gambling to Abilify have triggered lawsuits across the country. A FDA report showed that from 2005 to 2013, at least 54 compulsive behaviors were reported by patients, including 30 reports of compulsive gambling.

Abilify lawsuits

Abilify side effects trigger lawsuits.

Reports of compulsive gambling have since been on the rise – more than 29 reports were made to the FDA in 2014 alone.

Accidents involving drunk drivers can lead to serious injuries. From death to permanent injuries, these accidents may involve complicated legal situations that require an experienced attorney.

car accidentsIn one recent case a woman’s life was tragically ended when a drunk driver struck her vehicle. Police say the suspected drunk driver was driving a SUV that rear-ended a minivan with three passengers. The three passengers in the minivan were hurt and had to the hospital.

One of the three passengers dies shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Side effects from transvaginal mesh have triggered lawsuits across the United States.

Transvaginal Mesh LawsuitsWomen in these lawsuits have claimed that after receiving the mesh implant, they have suffered injuries that include bleeding, infection, organ perforation, inability to engage in sexual intercourse, pelvic pain or severe vaginal pain, vaginal scarring, fistulas, erosion of mesh through the vagina, recurrent incontinence or prolapse, need for correctional surgery, urinary tract infections and neuromuscular problems. Spouses of some of the plaintiff have even included loss of consortium in their claims.

The mesh is usually made of synthetic polyproplyne and is used to support the urethra in cases of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to support bulging organs in cases of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Transvaginal mesh was approved by the FDA in 1996 for stress urinary incontinence procedures and in 2002 for pelvic organ prolapse.

Slip and falls can cause serious injury to a person. This is why a competent attorney is crucial whenever somebody suffers an injury from a slip and fall.

Slip and Fall lawsutisIn one recent case, a shopper at Lowe’s filed a lawsuit against the company after the shopper was seriously injured in a slip and fall. In this case, the shopper lost her sense of taste and smell after injuring her head.

Lowes, like most major employers, fought this case tooth-and-nail. However, the jury of the Hendrickson v. Lowe’s (case number A-13-687418-C) case ultimately awarded the plaintiff with $16.4 million. The award came as jurors concluded the company’s negligence caused Kelly Hendrickson to slip and fall in water in the garden department of its South Fort Apache Street store as she was looking at palm trees.

In response to studies showing that the Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming system, a system used in operating rooms across the country, can increase patients’ risk of developing sepsis, MRSA, and other serious infections, our firm is investigating potential lawsuits.

Bair Hugger LawsuitsLawsuits filed across the country allege that the heat generated by the device can redirect air circulating during surgery. This redirection can cause bacteria and other contaminants on the floor to become airborne. The airborne contaminants increases a patients’ risk of developing MRSA or other infections, according to the lawsuits.

Many of the lawsuits are by patients who underwent hip or knee replacement surgery and were left with serious deep joint infections. In some cases, these infections required additional surgeries and painful recoveries such as the removal and replacement of the artificial joint.

Multiple lawsuits have been filed in the United States against the makers of Risperdal for failing to warn patients that it may cause male breast growth, a condition known as Gynecomastia.

Risperdal Male Breast Growth Lawsuit

Risperdal lawsuits increase in U.S.

Risperdal was approved for sale in the United States in 1993 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It commonly used to treat irritability in people with autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Several lawsuits filed against the makers of Zofran, GalxoSmithKline, suggest that Zofran may cause birth defects.

Lawsuits against Zofran
In 1991 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Zofran to treat extreme nausea arising from radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and for some post operative procedures. However, FDA never approved Zofran as a safe drug for pregnant women to use.

Nonetheless, Zofran manufacturers almost immediately began marketing the drug as a “safe” solution to nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness during pregnancy.

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