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, Januvia Pancreatic Cancer, Risperdal Gynecomastia, SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defects, DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Biomet M2A, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Metal on Metal early hip failure and Bard Avaulta, Ethicon Prolene Transvaginal Mesh, to name a few.

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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.



DePuy Metal on Metal ASR and Pinnacle Hips

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.

Read about other Metal on Metal Hip Replacement problems here

  • DePuy ASR Recall and failure
  • DePuy Pinnacle Replacement
  • Biomet M2A Magnum Replacement
  • Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Failure
  • Wright Conserve and Profemur Replacement Lawsuits
  • Smith and Nephew metal on metal hip failures

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).

Deep Vein Thrombosis Injury is a YAZ/Yasmin Side Effect

Deep vein thrombosis, is abbreviated as DVT, and it is the formation of a blood clot in a vein deep in the body. DVT is a possible side effect of YAZ, Yasmin, Ocella and Beyaz birth control.

Pulmonary Embolism Injury (PE) is a YAZ/Yasmin Side Effect

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a possible side effect of YAZ, Yasmin, Ocella and Beyaz birth control pills. The most common cause of PE is deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Ocella is a generic version of Yasmin. 

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NuvaRing Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT, Pulmonary Embolism PE



NuvaRing is a ring birth control device that releases a combination of etonogestrel and ethinyl estradiol and is inserted into the vagina once a month. Read more about our latest NuvaRing lawsuit here.

We are currently evaluating and accepting nationwide representation for individuals who may have experienced dangerous side effects resulting from NuvaRing. All NuvaRing lawsuits filed in federal district courts are consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation, which is centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Zoloft SSRI Heart and Birth Defect Lawsuits

Recent medical studies indicate that selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, SSRI, may have side effects including serious birth defects. Some studies have linked the use of SSRIs while pregnant with birth defects. SSRI birth defects may include persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and other potentially serious heart and lung problems.

Birth Injuries Caused by Zoloft

Use of Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride), an antidepressant during pregnancy has been shown to cause serious and life-threatening birth defects. When taken during pregnancy, Zoloft has been associated with devastating birth defects, such as:

  • 3 times the risk of infant heart defects
  • 6 times the risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns (PPHN)
  • Spina Bifida/Neural Tube Defects
  • Club Foot
  • Abdominal and Cranial Birth Defects

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Pradaxa Brain Hemorrhage and Bleeding Risks

Taking Pradaxa, 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 Pradaxa. Pradaxa, the new blood thinner does not have a “reversing agent” that allows doctors to stop the bleeding. Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a blood thinner, which was introduced by Boehringer Ingelheim in October 2010 as a superior alternative to Coumadin (warfarin) for prevention of strokes among individuals with atrial fibrillation.

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Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft BMP Lawsuits

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft: Bad to the Bone?

medtronic%20bone%20graft%20injury%20attorney.jpg The off label use of Medtronic Infuse bone graft has been associated with severe side effects including in some cases, death.

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft What is It?

Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. designed and marketed the Infuse Bone Graft device (“Infuse”) for lumbar spine surgery. Infuse is a bio-engineered bone filling material containing a bone morphogenetic protein (“BMP”), and is used as an alternative to grafting a patient’s own bone.

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Da Vinci Robot Personal Injury Lawsuits

da%20vinci%20robot%20personal%20injury%20attorney.jpg Wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits are being filed against Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the maker of the da Vinci Robotic system. These lawsuits are alleging that patients are being injured following the use of a da Vinci robot during a hysterectomy and other surgeries.

Recently a case was filed by Gilmore McCalla in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 4, alleging that the death of his daughter, Kimberly McCalla, was caused by problems with the device used during her robotic surgery.

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Actos Bladder Cancer News Update



Actos (pioglitazone) is an oral diabetes drug that was granted FDA approval in 1999 as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes to help reduce insulin resistance.

Throughout the United States, a number of patients who took Actos, and now diagnosed with bladder cancer are filing lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceuticals for failing to fully research the side effects of the medication or adequately warn about the risk of bladder cancer.

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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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Acetaminophen Tylenol Liver Damage Liver Failure

tylenol%20liver%20failure%20attorney.jpg Tylenol is the most popular pain killer in America, with billions of the tablets and capsules sold each year. Acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol, and is found in well over 200 commonly available over the counter medications, including DayQuil® and Tylenol®.

Acetaminophen-related liver injuries (a.k.a Acetaminophen Injury or Paracetamol Overdose ) result in over 56,000 emergency room visits each year, 26,000 hospitalizations each year, and over 450 deaths.

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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.

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.

Best regards, Shezad Malik M.D.

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, and Gianvi blood clot claims, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip failure, Januvia/Byetta/Victoza Pancreatic Cancer cases, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Metal on Metal Hip Implants and TransVaginal Mesh injury cases among others.

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