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 largest recall in U.S. automotive history is on the way after federal safety regulators expanded a nationwide recall of Takata’s air bags to 69 million vehicles made by more than 14 automakers.

The move by federal regulators comes after the 10th fatality linked to Takata’s defective air bags was reported. Recently, a teenager named Huma Hanif was driving a Honda Civic when she ran into a car in front of her. The air bag ruptured upon deployment and sent a metal shard into her neck. She died at the scene, becoming the 10th fatality linked to faulty air bags developed by the company Takata Corp.

The incident highlights some of the dangers associated with air bags. Although they have saved many lives, air bags have also caused some deaths since automakers began widely using them. In the 1990s, for example, 200 people died in accidents in which an air bag deployed with fatal force.

Risperdal is atypical antipsychotic that changes the effect of brain chemicals. The U.S. Department of Justice said that the makers of Risperdal illegally marketed drug to children. According to a former Johnson and Johnson sales manager, the company didn’t wait to obtain FDA approval before promoting its use for children.

During a Risperdal trial in Pennsylvania, a Johnson and Johnson sales manager admitted that the company trained salespeople to promote Risperdal to children as early as 2003. This was despite the fact that the drug was not approved for use by children.

This has led to a growing number of lawsuits against the company by several men who took the drug when they were children and developed male breasts, a condition known as Gynecomastia. Over the past few years, juries have awarded $2.5 million, $1.75 million, and $500,000 in cases filed in a Pennsylvania state court. Several other cases are expected to move forward in the next few months.

dallas dog attack attorneyAn increase number of dog bites across the country has led to increase number of lawsuits filed against dog owners. Some dog owners face specific penalties if their dog is considered a “dangerous” dog under local or state statute.

Dangerous or vicious dogs are sometimes identified by their breed. Dog breeds commonly considered by local and state lawmakers as dangerous or vicious breeds include pit bulls, rottweilers, wolf breed (husky), presa canarios, mastiff varieties, American bulldog, and doberman pinschers.

In other instances, such in Austin, Tx., a dog is labeled as “dangerous or vicious” not by its breed but instead by the individual dog’s history. In Austin, a dog that has attacked an animal or person without the dog being provoked could be labeled as a “dangerous dog.”

transvaginal mesh lawsuitsProblems with transvaginal mesh systems marketed by a number of different medical device manufacturers have caused women throughout the United States to suffer severe injuries.

Not only do these products pose a risk of serious complications, there is no evidence that transvaginal insertion of a bladder sling has any benefit for women when its primary use is treating pelvic organ prolapse.

Lawsuits are currently being investigated for women who have received any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling to repair pelvic organ prolapse, including:

prilosec lawsuitA recent medical study has shown that people who have taken Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), such as Prevacid, may be at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that people who were taking the anti-ulcer medication Prevacid may be 20 to 50 percent more likely to experience chronic kidney disease than those not taking the medication. The study indicated that taking the medication more than once daily or for longer periods of time, increased the risk.

Concerns about Prevacid and other Proton Pump Inhibitor medications reach back to 2006 or before but the new results indicate that the risk of kidney failure is higher than previously thought. Researchers indicate that many patients taking the medications could have been discontinued without any adverse effects and that many prescriptions may have been given without a clear, medical diagnosis.

Those who are injured during a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another may have grounds to file a motorcycle injury lawsuit. Likewise, the loved ones of those who passed away due to an accident may also have grounds to file a motorcycle lawsuit.

A motorcycle lawsuit may entitle the victim to damages that may help cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the motorcycle accident. The process of filing a motorcycle lawsuit is typically complex. Therefore, it is recommended that victims hire an experienced motorcycle lawyer immediately to provide assistance and guidance throughout the legal process.

Estimating the potential outcome of a motorcycle accident case is quite difficult for one main reason: at trial, it will most likely be a jury that ultimately decides just how much money the defendant must pay the injured motorcyclist.

fort worth car accident attorney-thumbInjuries caused by a drunk driver frequently lead to civil suits. While drunk drivers can face serious criminal charges, with penalties that may include jail time and restitution, they can also face civil liability if they are sued by their victims.

A civil suit for drunk driving is a separate and distinct process from any criminal proceedings a drunk driver may face. Criminal proceedings are designed to protect the public from future harm by acting as a deterrent to drunk driving, as well as to punish the drunk driver for acting in a reckless manner. A drunk driver can face criminal prosecution even if there is no accident or injury involved.

A civil suit in relation to a drunk driving accident is initiated as an injury lawsuit filed by the victim of drunk driver, or in the case of death, filed by the victim’s next of kin. If you are injured by a drunk driver, a civil suit could be your only recourse when attempting to recover any lost wages, costs of medical treatment, damaged property or other economic damages. Depending on the law of your jurisdiction, a civil suit also may offer the opportunity to recover non-economic damages such as money for suffering and pain.

Taxotere LawsuitsA lawsuit filed in California alleges that the makers of a popular chemotherapy drug misrepresented the drug’s benefits and hid side effects, including permanent hair loss.

Breast cancer survivor Ami Dodson filed a lawsuit against the makers of Taxotere (docetaxel) claiming the drug caused her to suffer permanent hair loss (alopecia). She also claims the drug maker engaged in marketing schemes to drive up the sales of the drug while hiding medication’s increased toxicity level compared to other similar drugs.

About 75 percent of all women who suffer from breast cancer in the United States are prescribed Taxotere.

fort_worth_bus_accident_attorneyA bus crash that led to the death of eight people near Laredo, Texas is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). There is a chance that a casino named Eagle Pass might be held liable for the incident.

The bus was transporting 50 passengers to the casino when the driver lost control and the bus overturned. The accident resembles a similar incident in which Choctaw Nation casino was held liable after a charter bus transporting people to the casino from a nearby city crashed. Choctaw Nation was force to pay $11 million after a jury found them liable for the accident.

“Evidence showed how casinos rely on these buses to bring in business, and the Choctaw Nation was aggressive in its contract negotiations to get the very cheapest price from these bus companies while having little vigilance for safety,” an attorney familiar with the case said. “Trial testimony revealed that a charter bus carrying 50 passengers was guaranteed to generate $15k to $50k for the casino.”

Talcum powder lawsuitsThe link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder was originally discovered in 1971 in a study that revealed talc particles in the ovarian tissue of cancer patients.

This was the first instance in which medical professionals realized women were at risk when using the powder on their genitals, sanitary pads, diaphragms, and in condoms. Talc particles easily made their way into the vagina and were able to travel deeper into the reproductive organs. One sample study demonstrated the ability of carbon particles to travel through the vagina and into the fallopian tubes in as little as 30 minutes, leading researchers to believe the same was possible with talc particles.

Despite the original findings and subsequent studies that have supported the original research, talc mining companies and Johnson & Johnson continue to argue against the connection citing insufficient evidence. The company has also managed to keep its product on the market without a warning for nearly half a century after the original discovery.

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