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.

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The History of Camp Lejeune Water Contamination. I am writing this blog article to inform folks about one of our national tragedies, a scandal that affected our brave soldiers, and their families who were living on the military base called Camp Lejeune. And sadly this injustice was perpetrated by the Department of Navy who oversaw the administration of the military base and aided and defended by the Justice Department lawyers.

Water contamination at Camp Lejeune over many years lead to serious illness including cancer, lymphoma and leukemia

Camp Lejeune Cancer, Leukemia, and Lymphoma Death and Injury Lawsuits

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile United States military training facility based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and established in 1941. And is one of the world-famous Marine training bases, the other being Camp Pendleton based in California.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Atmos Energy Settles. If you’re a North Texas resident, chances are you’ve heard of Atmos Energy. Atmos Energy is a Dallas-based distributor of natural gas and is one of the largest distributors in the United States.

Their customer base spans nine states and they oversee a massive intrastate natural gas pipeline system. Due to the size of their operation, it’s no surprise that Atmos Energy has reported revenues in the billions.


Don’t Drink and Drive written on the road

Richardson, Texas Driver Arrested For Drunk Driving Following Deadly Crash. Plano Police have arrested and charged a Richardson man with intoxication manslaughter after a deadly crash on January 30.

Angel Velasco, 34, of Richardson, was charged with the crime. According to the police, the tragic accident happened on a Sunday mid-morning at the intersection of Jupiter Rd and E. Plano Pkwy.

Car Accidents in Texas – A Big Problem for a Big State. If you’re a resident of the Lone Star state, chances are you’ve done some serious driving–whether it be up north in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex or further south near Austin and Houston. One thing all Texans can agree on is just how much driving is necessary for life in Texas, but the more time we spend on the road, the higher the probability becomes of ending up in a serious car accident or car wreck.

Toyota-Car-Accident-AttorneyWould you be surprised to know that Texas is the state with the most fatal car accidents? In 2020 alone, the state saw 3,542 fatal car accident collisions.  And the number of car fatalities on Texas roads is increasing–the state saw a 7.54% increase in vehicle traffic fatalities from 2019.  Although the average number of total non-fatal car crashes and automobile collisions has been decreasing, it’s still unnerving to know that every time you hit the road in Texas, you may be at risk of getting in a serious car accident–one that may potentially end your life. Knowing this, it’s important that you’re familiar with your legal options if you should ever find yourself in this difficult situation.

The Worst-Case Scenario

IVC Filter Injury. Under the guidance of the federal court overseeing the thousands of Cook IVC filter lawsuits, Cook Medical and plaintiffs lawyers are engaged settlement negotiations.

Cook IVC Filter Settlement in play

IVC Filter Injury. Cook IVC Filters Celect, and Gunther Tulip linked to catastrophic injuries including wrongful death.

5,000 Cook IVC Filter Injury Claims

Invokana linked to flesh-eating genital infections. According to the latest FDA warnings Invokana, Jardiance, Farxiga and similar diabetes drugs increase the risk of serious genital infections.

The FDA issued a warning earlier this week, warning that the drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors increase the risk of serious genital infections.

The genital infections involve necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, also known as Fournier’s gangrene, and “flesh-eating” infection.

Invokana Wrongful Death Lawsuit. Scott Martin from Alabama alleges that the side effects of the blockbuster diabetic drug Invokana caused the wrongful death of his wife. According to Martin, his wife suffered severe diabetic ketoacidosis and congestive heart failure, leading to her death.

Martin filed his claim, on behalf of himself and his late wife, Sheila Martin, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, naming Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary as defendants.

Martin claims that Janssen and Johnson & Johnson actively hid the Invokana risks from patients and doctors, providing false and misleading information on the warning label.

Deathly car accidentThe death of a love one is always a difficult situation, but it is especially difficult when someone dies as a result of the negligence or wrongful act of another person. In these situations the next of ken or lawful representative of the estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.

Most wrongful death lawsuits are initiated after a criminal trial, for example murder, and the wrongful death lawsuit uses some of the same evidence used in the criminal trial. But a person does not have to be found guilty of a criminal act to be found liable in a civil suit.

Former football player O.J. Simpson’s murder case and subsequent civil suit serves a good example. Simpson was found not guilty during his criminal trial because the prosecution was unable to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But Simpson was found liable for the wrongful of the two victims during his civil trial.

Ashlie Fluitt from Louisiana,  filed a wrongful death claim on behalf of her grandmother who died as a result of catastrophic side effects from using Xarelto. Fluitt alleges that Xarelto anticoagulation medication caused severe brain bleeding which caused her grandmother to die.

Fluitt filed her lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana claiming that Hattie Deville-Goodwin’s death was caused by the drug manufacturers’ failure to warn about the uncontrollable bleeding side effects associated with the new-generation anticoagulant or blood thinner Xarelto.

Deville-Goodwin took Xarelto for treatment of deep vein thrombosis or blood clot in her leg. Two months later, Deville-Goodwin developed severe bleeding in the brain, and died shortly afterwards from the deadly intracranial hemorrhage.

Many lawsuits have been filed against Xarelto’s manufacturers,  Bayer and Johnson & Johnson and the plaintiffs claim that the companies failed to warn patients and doctors about the risks associated with Xarelto and the lack of an antidote to help stop the bleeding.

Since December 2014, all federal product liability lawsuits filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson over the bleeding side effects of Xarelto have been centralized and consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.

Lawsuits against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are consolidated in two courts, a multidistrict litigation court in the Eastern District of Louisiana and a mass tort litigation court in Philadelphia.

The MDL in Louisiana contains over 2,400 federal lawsuits, and the mass tort in Philadelphia contains more than 500 state lawsuits.

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As a Dallas Xarelto Bleeding Death attorney and Texas medical doctor, I would like to update my readers about the ongoing status of the Xarelto litigation. Most recently, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the makers of Xarelto; Bayer Healthcare and Johnson and Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen.

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