The FDA is alarmed by the results of two recent medical studies, that revealed that men taking the testosterone supplements have an increased risk of death, heart attacks (Myocardial Infarction, MI) and ischemic stroke.
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.
Thousands of Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Claims
These product liability cases involve pancreatic cancer after the use of Byetta, Januvia, Janumet or Victoza as part of the “Incretin Mimetics Product Liability Litigation.”
As previously noted, in the first Bard Avaulta bellwether trial, the jury awarded $2 million to a woman who claimed that Bard failed to warn of defects in its product that caused her mesh side effects. The settlement ended the second trial, brought by a North Carolina woman, Wanda Queen. A third bellwether case goes to trial on October 8 and a fourth on November 4.
Over 20,000 Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Pending
As a Transvaginal Mesh recall attorney and Texas medical doctor, our law firm is fielding many calls from concerned women regarding the complications they are suffering as a result of a defective mesh medical device that has been implanted.
One of the most frustrating things our potential clients tells us is that they do not know what type of device has been implanted. To complicate matters even more, there are about 11 manufacturers of these Vaginal Mesh devices in the United States and also each company has several models and types of vaginal mesh product.
Vaginal Mesh / Bladder Sling attorneys are currently evaluating and investigating the latest medical device tragedy to be afflicting women of a certain age.
Countless women who had a vaginal mesh or bladder sling medical device implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse have experienced life altering internal injuries, urinary problems and other significant medical complications as a result of problems with the mesh, which may actually provide no real benefit over other surgical methods of treating pelvic organ prolapse.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update
As a Johnson & Johnson Gynecare TVT Trans Vaginal Mesh injury attorney and Texas medical doctor, I am providing this timely update.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), the world’s second-biggest health-care products maker, is facing many lawsuits over its Gynecare TVT vaginal implant. The Gynecare TVT implant is based on a similar device pulled from the medical device market more than a decade ago for safety reasons.
The lawsuits are the latest to implicate the shoddy and perfunctory approval process for medical devices at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has cleared faulty hip implants and malfunctioning defibrillators.
According to the concerned women who are calling our offices; they believe that the FDA and other U.S. regulators have failed them by not requiring extensive testing before allowing Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and other manufacturers to sell the type of surgical mesh implanted in them, to hold their pelvic organs in place. Now many these callers say that they cannot work, sleep through the night, or have sex with their partners due to endless pain.
There are about 270 lawsuits pending against J&J. In all, about 600 suits have been filed against it and other mesh makers, including C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and American Medical Systems, acquired in June by Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on July 13 of a fivefold increase in women suffering pain and injuries after surgeons inserted mesh through vaginal incisions. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when the internal structures that support the pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus and bowel, become so weak or stretched that the organs drop from their normal position and bulge or prolapse into the vagina. While not a life-threatening condition, women with POP often experience pelvic discomfort, disruption of their sexual, urinary, and defecatory functions, and an overall reduction in their quality of life.
As a Texas medical doctor and Medical Malpractice attorney, I am providing this case law update and commentary.
As part of Texas’s tort reform laws, enacted by the Texas legislature in 2003, one of the requirements in order to file a medical malpractice claim, was the furnishing of a medical expert’s report within 120 days of filing the lawsuit.The 5th District Court of Appeals says that the legislation serves the state’s interest in preventing frivolous medical liability lawsuits and related health care system costs. This medical expert report requirement is also known as the Texas’ certificate-of-merit law, and is similar to many other states’ medical malpractice reform.
Recently Texas’ certificate-of-merit law passed another constitutional challenge after the 5th District Court of Appeals validated the requirement for plaintiffs to file an expert report demonstrating the merits of a medical liability case.