Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas. We represent people nationwide who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices, including Actos Bladder Cancer, Androgel Heart Attack and Stroke, Bair Hugger Hip and Knee Replacement Infections, Bard Recovery & G2 and Cook's Tulip IVC Filter migration/perforation, Johnson & Johnson Ethicon's Power Morcellator causing Cancer spread, Metal on Metal hip failure and metallosis including DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hips, Smith and Nephew Birmingham Hip, Risperdal Gynecomastia, SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defects, Trans Vaginal Mesh brands manufactured by AMS, Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific, Coloplast and Ethicon Prolene causing recurrent urinary incontinence, infections, erosion and pelvic pain, Xarelto Irreversible Bleeding and Hemorrhage and Zofran Birth Defects to name a few.
Dr Malik Investigates Uterine Cancer spread from Minimally Invasive Power Morcellator Hysterectomy
What is Power Morcellator?
Power morcellators are medical devices used during minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal procedures. The device grinds up the uterus and uterine fibroids, allowing the easy removal of the tissues through a small incision in the abdomen.
Morcellator use has decreased over the past year, because of the risk that the devices may cause the spread of aggressive uterine cancers that were undiagnosed in the uterus.
We are investigating Uterine cancer spread from the use of the following major morcellator device manufacturers:
Johnson and Johnson Ethicon
- Ethicon Gynecare Morcellex Tissue Morcellator
- Ethicon Gynecare X-Tract
- Ethicon Morcellex Sigma
- Karl Storz Rotocut G1, G2, Steiner, and Sawalhell Supercut Morcellator
- LiNA Medical Xcise Cordless Laparoscopic Morcellator
- Richard Wolf Morce-Power 2306 Electronic Morcellator
In July of 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that the rate of undetected uterine cancer among women who underwent a hysterectomy involving a power morcellator could be as high as 27 out of every 10,000 procedures, or 1 in 370.
This shocking data demonstrates the catastrophic dangers that women who have undergone minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures involving power morcellators were exposed to.
Dr Malik Investigates Bair Hugger Hip and Knee Replacement Infections
Many hip and knee surgery patients develop bacterial infections of their implants, leading to painful re-do surgeries, long term antibiotic use and in severe cases amputation because of overwhelming infection.
There are many causes for this, including patient and surgical factors and some experts speculate that it may be related to the bacteria in the operative room and hospital, since it is impossible to make the surgical room and hospital completely free of bacteria.
Now, a new source of surgical infections may be a likely culprit. 3M and their Arizant Healthcare subsidiary are exposed to personal injury and product liability lawsuits over hip and knee replacement infections caused by Bair Hugger warming blankets.
What is the Bair Hugger warming blanket?
The Bair Hugger has been used in many orthopedic joint replacement procedures over the past 30 years, including hip and knee replacement surgery. The device blows hot air onto the patient’s body, the forced air warming (FAW) to help control the patient’s body temperature during surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first Bair Hugger warming system in 1987 through the 510(k) premarket clearance program as a substantially equivalent device.
Lawsuit – Failure to Warn About Risk of Infection
Many lawsuits claim 3M knew about the risks for infection but did not warn healthcare providers about that risk. The lawsuits also claim 3M and Arizant attempted to conceal and discredit scientific data that could be associated with risks linked to the device.
Lawsuits are being filed alleging that the Bair Hugger causes bacteria and other contaminants to be circulated from the Operating Room floor onto a patient’s open wounds. Patients undergoing surgery for hip and knee replacement may be especially susceptible.
Dr Malik Actos Bladder Cancer Attorney Discusses the $2.5 Billion Settlement
Finally, it is official folks, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has announced this week, that it will pay more than $2.4 billion to settle the pending Actos lawsuits over bladder cancer claims. Asia’s largest drugmaker agrees to settle more than 9,000 Actos bladder cancer lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Xarelto Brain Hemorrhage and Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding Lawsuits
Taking Xarelto? Are you playing Russian Roulette with a potentially lethal drug? Taking your life into your hands should not come down to a flip of the coin.
There is no antidote or treatment to reverse the bleeding side effects of Xarelto. Xarelto, the new blood thinner does not have a “reversing agent” that allows doctors to stop the bleeding.
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a new generation anticoagulant, known as “direct thrombin inhibitors,” which are used to reduce the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and embolic strokes.
The drug was jointly developed by Bayer and Janssen, and was approved in late 2011 as a superior alternative to Coumadin (warfarin) for prevention of strokes among individuals with atrial fibrillation.
Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently investigating and accepting Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding, Brain Hemorrhage and Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding cases.
Zofran and Heart, Cleft Lip and Palate Birth Defects Under Investigation
The Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently investigating cases of heart malformations ("hole in the heart"), cleft lip, and cleft palate birth defects in the children of women who have taken Zofran as a morning sickness or anti-nausea pill during their pregnancy.
Some medical experts are concerned about potential pregnancy risks linked with Zofran use for morning sickness, after reports have suggested that some women may delivered children with developmental defects or congenital malformations.
According to several recent medical studies, Zofran, an anti-nausea drug that is used increasingly “off-label” for morning sickness in pregnancy, has been linked to a 30% increased risk of birth defects and a doubled risk of heart defects, cleft lip, and cleft palate.
Birth Defects? Zofran Help Here 888-210-9693
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently accepting Zofran birth defect cases nationwide, including California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.
Zofran (ondansetron) is approved by the FDA to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer and surgery patients. It is not approved for use in pregnant women but is being as an “off label” prescription for pregnant mothers.
The FDA has issued an updated warning against Zofran, for use in pregnancy. Based on recent studies regarding the association between Zofran use in early pregnancy and congenital cardiac malformations and oral clefts (cleft lip and palate), the FDA has cautioned against its use in pregnancy.
Dr Shezad Malik Filing TransVaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Over 75,000 Bard Avaulta, Ethicon Prolene and AMS Vaginal Mesh Claims
Johnson & Johnson is exposed to more than 24,000 Ethicon Gynecare mesh lawsuits in the federal court system, which have been centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before U.S. District Judge Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia.
Transvaginal mesh was used for surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The women allege that significant design defects led the mesh to erode through the vagina, causing painful injuries and incontinence.
According to the latest case list released on July 15, 2015 by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), there are at least 11,623 Bard Avaulta mesh, 17,248 Boston Scientific mesh, 26,955 Ethicon mesh, 19,790 American Medical Systems (AMS) mesh, 2,157 Coloplast mesh, 362 Cook Medical mesh and 118 Neomedic mesh lawsuits.
Dr Shezad Malik Investigates Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy
What is Testosterone therapy?
Testosterone treatment is only approved by the FDA to treat men with documented medical evidence of low testosterone blood levels, known as hypogonadism.
Lawsuits are being filed by men who suffered BLOOD CLOT injuries including stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after the use of Axiron, Testim, Fortesta, AndroDerm and others testosterone preparations.
Dr Shezad Malik Explains the J&J DePuy ASR Hip Implant $4 Billion Settlement
Enrollment in this settlement is time sensitive and subject to strict timelines. Please review this video for a generalized overview of the settlement process.
Who is Eligible?
U.S. patients with confirmed hip revision surgery on or before January 31, 2015 after having the DePuy ASR Metal on Metal hip device implanted for at least 180 days.
What is the Plaintiff Recovery?
Most folks will receive the base settlement award of $250,000, which may increase or decrease based on certain patient medical factors.
How about DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II, Smith and Nephew Birmingham and Wright Profemur and Conserve metal hips?
This settlement only applies to the DePuy ASR hip implant. Stryker Rejuvenate hip implants with evidence of metallosis or requiring hip revision for premature failure are currently settling as well.
We have fielded numerous calls from folks telling us that their DePuy ASR/Pinnacle hips failed. The problems include metallosis, pseudotumors, and severe hip pain.
Johnson & Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Update
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant and Recall Lawsuits
Stryker Announces Global Rejuvenate ABG II Hip Implant Settlement
November 3, 2014 Stryker Corp. agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits over thousands of hip implants recalled in 2012 after patients complained of early hip implant failure, pain, and metal debris causing metallosis from the devices.
Stryker Settlement Details
Stryker will pay a base amount of $300,000 per case to patients who had the devices surgically removed. The hip implant device manufacturer is exposed to more than 4,000 suits consolidated in New Jersey state court and federal court in Minnesota.
To qualify for the settlement, Stryker patients must show they had their hip implant removed prior to November 3, according to the terms of the settlement.
Bard IVC Filter Injuries, Recovery and G2 in the News
Stryker Metal Hip Implant Mediation & Settlements
Dangers of Yaz Birth Control Side Effects
We are currently investigating and accepting venous thromboembolism (VTE) personal injury cases caused by the following birth control pills YAZ, Yasmin, Ocella and Beyaz. These medications contain the progestin drospirenone (DRSP).
Januvia, Byetta & Victoza Risk For Pancreatic Cancer
According to a recent medical study, patients taking the newer diabetes drugs were affected by pancreatic cell growth and damage that may turn cancerous. The study, by UCLA Medical Center, provides evidence of increased pre-cancerous changes in diabetic patients using Incretin Mimetic drugs such as Januvia, Byetta and Victoza.
FDA Investigates Incretin Mimetics
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it was reviewing unpublished data by medical researchers which suggest that pre-cancerous cellular changes may be associated with Type 2 diabetes drugs known as incretin mimetics, including Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Byetta and Novo Nordisk’s Victoza.
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Our Dallas Fort Worth Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys and Lawyers have extensive experience in the areas of: car and truck accident, tractor trailer and commercial vehicle litigation, wrongful death, serious auto accidents and car wrecks, bus accidents, dog bites, product liability, brain/head injuries, burn and electrical injuries, spinal cord injuries, premises liability/slip and falls, negligent security and many other types of personal injury cases including mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device product liability cases.
Product Liability, Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices
Product liability occurs when manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Products liability claims can be based on negligence, strict liability or breach of warranty of fitness depending on the jurisdiction within which the claim is based.
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Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas and we represent people across Texas and the United States, for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.
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The Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm is located close to the district courthouses of four counties - Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin - allowing its lawyers the ability to maximally service these, and other Texas counties. The attorneys of the firm represent clients in courts throughout Texas.
Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm represents drug side effects and defective medical devices personal injury clients for claims, lawsuits and settlements in Alabama AL, Alaska AK, Arizona AZ, Arkansas AR, California CA, Colorado CO, Connecticut CT, Delaware DE, Florida, FL, Georgia GA, Hawaii HI, Idaho ID, Illinois IL, Iowa, IA, Kansas KS, Kentucky, KY, Louisiana, LA, Maine ME, Maryland MD, Massachusetts MA, Michigan, MI, Minnesota MN, Missouri, MO, Mississippi MS, Montana MT, Nebraska NE, Nevada, NV, New Hampshire NH, New Jersey NJ, New Mexico NM, New York NY, North Carolina NC, North Dakota ND, Ohio, OH, Oklahoma OK, Oregon OR, Pennsylvania, PA, Rhode Island RI, South Carolina SC, South Dakota SD, Tennessee TN, Texas, TX, Utah UT, Vermont VT, Virginia VA, Washington WA, Washington D.C, West Virginia WV, Wisconsin WI and Wyoming WY. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm accepts Actos, Mirena IUD injury claims, YAZ, Yasmin, Ocella blood clot claims, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip failure, Januvia/Byetta/Victoza Pancreatic Cancer cases, Biomet Magnum M2a Metal on Metal hip failure, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Metal on Metal Hip Implants and TransVaginal Mesh injury cases among others.