Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas. We represent people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices, including Actos Bladder Cancer, Byetta Pancreatic Cancer, Risperdal Gynecomastia, SSRI Birth Defects, Metal on Metal early hip failure and Transvaginal Mesh, to name a few.
Louisiana Takeda, Lilly Actos Bladder Cancer $9 Billion Verdict
The jury in federal court in Louisiana, sent a loud and clear message recently, in rendering a bombshell verdict. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. were ordered to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages. The federal court jury found they hid the cancer risks of their Actos diabetes drug in the first federal U.S. trial.
Takeda, Lilly Hammered by $9 Billion Punitive Damages
Takeda, based in Osaka, Japan, was ordered to pay $6 billion by the jury in Lafayette, Louisiana. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly, Takeda’s partner, was ordered to pay $3 billion. Punitive damages are awarded in these types of cases to punish the companies for their wrongful acts.
The jury earlier awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages to Allen, who blamed the drug for his cancer. Takeda, Asia’s largest drugmaker, is exposed to more than 2,700 Actos suits have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty in Louisiana.
FDA Launches Testosterone Gel Investigation and Lawsuits Filed
Dr Shezad Malik Filing Trans Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Thousands of Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Claims
Johnson & Johnson is exposed to more than 11,000 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.
Ethicon is one of six manufacturers that face liability lawsuits, with thousands of claims against C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems (AMS), Boston Scientific, Coloplast Corp. and Cook Medical. The most of the vaginal mesh litigation has been centralized for pretrial proceedings before Judge Goodwin, this consolidation known as Multidistrict Litigation or MDL.
According to a case list released by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on March 13, 2014, Judge Goodwin is currently presiding over 12,977 Ethicon mesh lawsuits, 14,256 AMS mesh lawsuits, 8,311 Boston Scientific mesh lawsuits, 6,167 Bard Avaulta mesh lawsuits, 1,268 Coloplast mesh lawsuits, 169 Cook Medical mesh lawsuits and about 25 Neomedic mesh lawsuits.
Thousands of cases are filed in various state court systems, and in New Jersey , where the cases have also been centralized for coordinated handling before one state court judge.
In each of the coordinated proceedings involving different manufacturers, a small group of cases are currently being prepared for early trial dates, known as “bellwether” cases.
Dr Shezad Malik Investigates St Jude Riata & Riata ST Heart Leads
The product liability lawyers at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm are reviewing potential claims for individuals who have experienced problems with St. Jude Riata or Riata ST leads, which may pose a risk of serious and potentially life-threatening injury.
St. Jude Heart Defibrillator Riata Lead Lawyer
A heart defibrillator with a defective lead (wires that run from the defibrillator to the heart) may block the device's ability to respond correctly, or cause unnecessary shocking. If the lead malfunctions, it may interfere with the cables' ability to detect any rhythm problems in the heart.
The FDA issued a Class 1 recall (the most serious recall) for the Riata Lead due to the device's potential to cause serious injury or death.
An estimated 15% of patients who received a St. Jude's Riata defibrillator lead suffered an "insulation breach," also known as "insulation abrasion." The wires that run from the defibrillator to the heart may protrude through the cable's outer coating, placing the patient at great risk.
St. Jude Medical Inc. stopped selling the defective Riata leads in December 2010, however it is estimated that over 200,000 defective Riata leads had already been sold and/or implanted in patients worldwide.
Dr Shezad Malik Investigates Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy
According to recent medical research, testosterone supplement treatments for men can cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death.
The Dr Shezad Malik, a Texas medical doctor and Dallas dangerous drug attorney is currently investigating side effects of testosterone therapies. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or stroke while receiving testosterone therapy, you may be eligible to file a claim.
What is Testosterone therapy?
Testosterone treatment is only approved by the FDA to treat men with documented medical evidence of low testosterone blood levels.
But now because of aggressive direct to consumer marketing, many doctors are prescribing testosterone to men to combat the natural decline in testosterone as they age. It allegedly improves sex drive, strengthen bone density and build muscle mass. This off label use of the drug by doctors is worrisome and not subject to FDA review.
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 August 31, 2013 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, Biomet Magnum, 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. The other metal on metal hips are afflicted with the same basic design flaw that leads to early device failure, metallosis, toxic metal debris build up and the need for early revision. We fully expect that those manufacturers will also settle in the foreseeable future.
Johnson &Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Implant $4B + Settlement in the Works
Johnson &Johnson DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuit Update
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant and Recall Lawsuits
Bard IVC Filter Injuries, Recovery and G2 in the News
Fresenius Medical Care, Dialysis, Granuflo and Naturalyte Heart Attacks
Bayer Has Settled $1.6 Billion Yaz and Yasmin Blood Clot Lawsuits
California Jury Hits J&J and DePuy Must Pay $8.3 M on Defective Hip Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s DePuy subsidiary unit was found liable for defectively designed metal-on-metal hip implant, in the first of 10,750 lawsuits over the device to go to trial.
According to a British health agency, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), millions of people worldwide who have received metal-on-metal hip replacement may need to get blood tests for the rest of their lives.
Many metal hip replacement systems contain chromium and cobalt in the ball-and-socket device, which became popular because they would be more durable to younger, more active hip patients.
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