Texas Byetta/Januvia/Victoza Lawyer

September 19, 2013 @ 02:37 PM -- by

 

Byetta (exenatide synthetic), a GLP-1 receptor agonist, was approved by the FDA on April 28, 2005 for use by adults with Type 2 Diabetes. If you are a type-2 diabetic who got pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer or pancreatitis after taking Byetta, Januvia, Victoza or other medications belonging to a class of drugs known as incretin mimetics, you should contact us for a free evaluation as to whether you have a potential lawsuit. 

 

Corpus Christi Refinery Accident Lawyer

October 22, 2012 @ 03:26 PM -- by

Corpus Christi refinery accident lawyers need to understand the causes of refinery accidents. Because of the many dangers involved in working at oil refineries, there are many important safety protocols and procedures which have to be followed. Often highly experienced and professional workers follow the rules and do everything right, but are still seriously injured at work. This may be due to poor working conditions, faulty equipment, or improperly trained coworkers.   

Texas NuvaRing Lawyer

September 13, 2012 @ 04:14 PM -- by

As a Texas NuvaRing lawyer, I am following the developments in the litigation of this medical device. NuvaRing is a non-biodegradable, flexible, latex-free vaginal ring which has a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin. Etonogestrel, the active metabolite of desogestrel, is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring (female) sex hormone progesterone.

The NuvaRing vaginal contraceptive ring was originally developed by Organon, which is a Dutch pharmaceutical company. Organon received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to sell NuvaRing device in the United States on October 3, 2001. Interestingly, in October 2003, The New England Journal of Medicine addressed research indicating that desogestrel, when taken orally, can significantly increase a person’s risk of blood clots. However, by 2007, approximately 1,500,000 women were NuvaRing around the world.

Texas Bard IVC filter lawyer

August 30, 2012 @ 01:42 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Texas Bard IVC filter lawyer, I continue to stay informed about problems with these medical devices. Inferior vena cava ("IVC") filters are small umbrella-like devices which are used in persons who have a risk of pulmonary embolism, but cannot use various anticoagulation medications. The IVC filter is a safety net which is put in the inferior vena cava, which is a large vein. The inferior vena cava moves deoxygenated blood from the body’s lower extremities to the upper part of the body. This filter is designed to catch blood clots forming in the lower body prior to their travel to the lungs, where they may become dangerous pulmonary emboli. 

Texas GranuFlo Lawyer

August 17, 2012 @ 03:13 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Texas Granuflo lawyer, I am closely following the recent developments of this medical product. GranuFlo and Naturalyte are the most widely prescribed dry acid products currently being used in dialysis. Granuflo is a powder which has an ingredient which the body converts into bicarbonate. Essentially, bicarbonate is a chemical buffer which keeps the blood from becoming either to acidic or to basic. Because lots of doctors were not warned and did not know of the higher levels of bicarbonate present in the patient’s bloodstream, these doctors did not take the higher levels into account when they prescribed additional bicarbonate. This bicarbonate overdose has unfortunately caused a 6 to 8 fold increase in cardiac arrest, heart attack, and other severe and catastrophic cardiovascular injuries. 

Corpus Christi Ocella lawyer

July 03, 2012 @ 02:02 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Brownsville Ocella and Yaz lawyer, I have been following recent developments with this medication. Yaz and Yasmin are birth control pills which are made by Bayer Healthcare. Ocella, the generic brand, is distributed and marketed by Barr Laboratories, Inc. Both Yasmin and Yaz contain drospirenone, which will cause increases in blood potassium levels. The United States Food & Drug Administration has warned Bayer that these higher serum potassium levels can be dangerous. Too much serum potassium can cause a person to have "hyperkalemia." Hyperkalemia may heart rhythm disturbances, including pauses, extrasystolies, and bradycardia. If left untreated, hyperkalemia can be fatal and lead to strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots if it is not treated.

Corpus Christi Pradaxa Lawyer

May 25, 2012 @ 02:52 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Pradaxa lawyer, I am aware of the many complications with this medication.  Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) was approved by the Food & Drug Administration as a medication for reducing the risk of stroke in persons who experience non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa is a prescription blood thinner which was made to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes. Pradaxa interferes with thrombin, which is the body’s main clotting agent, and thus prevents blood clot formation. Pradaxa is given to patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) which is not caused by heart valve problems. 

Corpus Christi electrocution lawyer

March 28, 2012 @ 03:32 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi electrocution lawyer, I am aware of the terrible injuries which occur when one is electrocuted. Indeed, some very horrible personal injuries occur when there is an electrical accident. The electricity which goes through a person’s body may disrupt nerves and the brain’s motor controls, causing horrific consequences. Also, serious burns and sometimes death are a result of electrocution accidents. These electrical accidents sometimes cause long term personal injuries which may affect vital organs in the body, including the heart, nervous system and brain. 

Corpus Christi Burn Lawyer

March 20, 2012 @ 04:13 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi burn injury lawyer, I am aware of the numerous causes of severe burns. Some of these may include:

   Industrial fuel explosions, often at the job site,

   Chemical burns at work, at homework or on construction or work sites,

   Electrical explosions,

   Gas explosions,

   Pipeline explosions,

   Defective product issues dealing with barbecues, stoves or heaters,

   Defective industrial products,

   Defective candles,

   Automobile or truck accidents with fires from fuel,

   Fires in homes, motels, apartments or offices, and

   Burns caused by improperly exposed marked wires, both above and below ground. 

Corpus Christi trucking accident lawyer

March 14, 2012 @ 03:13 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi trucking accident lawyer, I keep abreast of the issues involving eighteen wheeler accidents. Corpus Christi and the surrounding area is experiencing explosive growth with the recent Eagle Ford Shale drilling. This has brought numerous eighteen wheelers and trucks to the area. Unfortunately, there have been a lot of accidents because of this increase in traffic. 

Texas Jones Act Lawyer

January 25, 2012 @ 03:08 PM -- by

As a Texas Jones Act lawyer, I study the details of the Jones Act regularly. This maritime law is named after Senator Wesley Jones of Washington state, who was the author of the Act. Because of the Jones Act, injured seafarers have the legal right to obtain fair and just financial compensation for injuries they suffer because of the negligence of another or because the vessel was unseaworthy. The Act is titled the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, but it is now known as the Jones Act, after its author and sponsor. 

Texas Risperdol lawyer

January 23, 2012 @ 01:18 PM -- by

As a Texas Risperdol lawyer, I am aware of the numerous problems with the side effects of this medication. Risperdal is a drug prescribed for bipolar mania and schizophrenia. Risperdal interferes with the communication of nerves in the brain. Risperdol releases neurotransmitters in the brain which helps the nerves to communicate with each other. These neurotransmitters attach to the receptors of nearby nerves, which causes changes in the cells which have receptors. 

Houston Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer

January 16, 2012 @ 03:39 PM -- by

As a Houston cruise ship accident lawyer, I represent passengers and crewmembers who are injured due to negligence. Just recently, a major cruise ship accident occurred off the coast of Italy. The owners of the Costa Concordia, a $450,000,000 cruise ship which ran aground and partially sank near Giglio, a small island about 18 miles off the Tuscan Coast of Italy, and killing at least six people, has said that human error by its commander caused the mishap. The Costa Concordia is 5 years old and cost $570,000,000 to build. The ship has state-of-the-art navigation equipment. The ship apparently struck a rock and rolled over on its side in shallow water on January 16, 2012. There were over 3,000 passengers, 120 of which were American, and over 1,000 crewmembers aboard. 

United States cruise ship injury lawyer

January 03, 2012 @ 04:05 PM -- by

As a United States cruise ship injury lawyer, I handle cases dealing with injuries to both passengers and crewmembers. Cruise ship cases often have difficult and challenging legal issues for the lawyers in personal injury matters. For instance, cruise ship tickets have a forum selection clause which restricts where an injury lawsuit may be brought. Thus, an injured passenger must submit to the jurisdiction of the state where the cruise ship company has its corporate offices. This is usually in Miami, Florida. I typically work on these cases with local lawyers in Miami.  

Dallas Maritime Lawyer

December 09, 2011 @ 01:58 PM -- by

As a Dallas maritime lawyer and Dallas boating accident lawyer, I am aware of how a fun outing on the water can turn into a nightmare. On September 12, 2010, eleven people, including eight children, were taken to the hospital after two boats crashed into each other near the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, which is north of Dallas. The boating accident happened at about noon when one of the boats "T-boned" the other. The boating accident involved two boats which were rented by the same group of people from a local boat rental company. 

San Antonio maritime lawyer

December 05, 2011 @ 03:47 PM -- by

As a San Antonio maritime lawyer, I know that it is important to take boating safety seriously. Boating accidents happen quickly and can be deadly. Remember that a boat does not have brakes and water can drown you fast. Boating is not dangerous if a few maritime precautions are heeded. Here are some safety dos and don’ts which should be helpful: 

Transvaginal mesh

December 02, 2011 @ 02:05 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi transvaginal mesh lawyer, I am aware of the numerous problems facing women after the use of this product. This medical device is often referred to as a bladder mesh, a pelvic sling, or transvaginal mesh. Vaginal mesh support systems are often used by doctors to fix pelvic organ prolapse, as well as stress urinary incontinence. However, they have been known to cause serious internal injuries.  

Austin maritime law and low water levels

November 07, 2011 @ 01:26 PM -- by

As an Austin maritime lawyer, I am aware of the hazards of boating on Lake Travis, Lake Buchanan and various other lakes in the area. These are beautiful lakes with clear water, and so they attract numerous water sports enthusiasts. However, the lower water levels in these lakes are causing a spike in water hazards and are forcing officials to shut down various public boat ramps. 

Cantaloupe listeria lawyer

September 16, 2011 @ 02:27 PM -- by

As a cantaloupe listeria lawyer, I am keeping up with the latest in this terrible outbreak. The tainted cantaloupe in question came from Jensen Farm's in Holly, Colorado. Jensen’s Farms has voluntarily recalled more than 300,000 cases of cantaloupe in seventeen states this week because of the potential listeria contamination. These states include Illinois, Wyoming, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The United States Center for Disease Control ("CDC") stated that the 22 people infected in this cantaloupe outbreak are in seven states: Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Indiana, Nebraska, and New Mexico. 

Port Isabel and Harlingen lawyer

July 28, 2011 @ 04:30 PM -- by

As a Port Isabel and Harlingen maritime Jones Act lawyer, I am always interested in the early history of this remarkable place in Texas. Port Isabel is found in Cameron County, approximately sixteen miles to the northeast of Brownsville. Port Isabel is connected to South Padre Island by the two mile long Queen Isabella Causeway. 

Port O' Connor lawyer

July 28, 2011 @ 04:23 PM -- by

As a Port O'Connor and Matagorda maritime Jones Act lawyer, I enjoy the history and beauty of the area. Port O’Connor, Texas is a real secret jewel between Galveston and Corpus Christi. It has tremendous birding, sportfishing and beach combing. In fact, the primary industry in the area is sportfishing (bay and offshore) and tourism. Shrimping is also an important industry. Hunters also enjoy the great duck, goose and alligator hunting. The surf fishing on Matagorda Island can be terrific. In the fall, many bull reds are caught, as well as some large sharks. 

Actos Lawyer

July 08, 2011 @ 03:23 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Actos lawyer, I am paying close attention to recent developments with Actos. On June 15, 2011, the United States Food & Drug Administration ("FDA") released a safety announcement ("Black Box warning") which told the public that the use of the medication Actos (pioglitazone) for diabetes for over one year may cause an increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos is made by Takeda Pharmaceutical. Actos now has to have information about the risk of bladder cancer on the he label of the medication. 

United States maritime lawyer

July 01, 2011 @ 01:28 PM -- by

As a United States maritime lawyer, I am fascinated by the origins of maritime law. The Osceola, 189 U.S. 158 (1903), a United States Supreme court case decided in 1903 is seen today as a paramount case where the Supreme Court determined the central rules maritime personal injury law. The Osceola was bound for the port of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Under the mate’s supervision, the crew, including the injured party, Patrick Shea, proceeded to execute the Captain’s orders. A derrick was put in place to raise the gangway. Once the gangway was swung clear of the ship, the front end was grabbed by the wind. The force of the wind pushed the gangway and pulled the derrick over, which fell and injured Mr. Shea. 

Dredging accident lawyer

June 27, 2011 @ 03:30 PM -- by

As a Texas dredging accident lawyer, I understand the many risks to workers when dredging passes and waterways. Many of Texas’ passes, ports and waterways are not naturally free flowing and deep enough for the various ships that use them. For instance, Port Mansfield, Texas was just dredged within the last few months. These passes have to be dredged so commercial vessels can use them. Dredging is often a dangerous and complicated task for the seamen who keep our commerce flowing. 

The Port of Victoria

June 17, 2011 @ 03:27 PM -- by

As a Victoria Jones Act maritime lawyer, I am impressed with the improvements to the Port of Victoria. The Port of Victoria is a shallow-draft port which was originally opened in 1968. It was first dredged to a depth of 9 feet, and has since been dredged to 12 feet, which is the depth of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). The Port serves the city of Victoria, which has a population of approximately 60,000, and the surrounding counties. It has a rail connection by Union Pacific, and has excellent road connections.

The Port of Victoria is a strong industrial center for the construction, chemical, steel fabrication and agribusiness industries. Fortunately, because of the Port’s excellent location, it should be able to take advantage of Texas’ energy-based economy. Indeed, the Port of Victoria should exhibit fairly strong growth with the expansion of oil and gas drilling in the area. 

Personal injury do's and don'ts

June 13, 2011 @ 02:24 PM -- by

As a Kingsville personal injury accident lawyer, I have compiled a list of things to do and not do if you are in any kind of accident.

                                                                                          THINGS TO DO:

DO get medical attention before you do anything else.

DO write down the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses.

Port Aransas history

June 01, 2011 @ 03:57 PM -- by

As a Port Aransas Jones Act maritime lawyer, I am very interested in the history of Port Aransas. Mustang Island, on which Port Aransas sits, was originally called "Wild Horse Island" because of the many wild horses (called "mesterios") which the Spaniards brought in the 1800's. There were many famous pirates on the island at this time also. Jean Lafitte, the French pirate, and his group of buccaneers spent a lot of time on Mustang Island in the 1820's until his death in 1823. People still think that his buried treasure is somewhere on the Island. 

Brazilian Blowout Asthma and respiratory problems

May 27, 2011 @ 02:04 PM -- by

As a Brazilian Blowout lawyer and attorney, I know that some hairdressers or salon workers may have respiratory problems or occupational asthma because of exposure to this product. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) has recently issued a Hazard Alert for those persons using Brazilian Blowout Products. The Hazard Alert occurred when a hair stylist began having nosebleeds, eye irritation, and difficulty breathing while using a Brazilian Blowout product. The Brazilian Blowout product was labeled "formaldehyde-free." 

Asbestos drilling mud (part 2)

May 24, 2011 @ 04:17 PM -- by

As a Houston area and Texas asbestos drilling mud mesothelioma lawyer, I was pleased by a recent drilling mud jury verdict in Mississippi. On May 5, 2011, in Smith County, Mississippi, a state court jury awarded the largest plaintiff’s asbestos verdict in the history of the United States. Thomas Brown, Jr, age 48 and from Brookhaven, Mississippi was awarded $322 million dollars for his future medical expenses and pain and suffering. He was also awarded punitive damages against the defendants.  

Asbestos drilling mud (part 1)

May 20, 2011 @ 04:23 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Texas asbestos drilling mud mesothelioma lawyer, I understand the history of asbestos drilling mud. During the 1960s through the late 1980s, asbestos was used in drilling mud on offshore drilling rigs, onshore drilling rigs and inland drilling barges. As such, if you worked on these drilling rigs and barges, you might have been exposed to asbestos products. Often, pure asbestos fibers was added directly into the drilling mud. Asbestos fibers would give the drilling mud a thicker consistency, as well as give it fireproof protection. When workers had to dump thee bags of asbestos fibers into the drilling mud, they were often not provided with any proper protective equipment. As such, these workers breathed in pure asbestos fibers, potentially causing them serious harm. 

Topamax birth defects (part 2)

April 26, 2011 @ 02:37 PM -- by

Texas Topamax birth defects lawyers are also aware of other Food & Drug Administration problems with Topamax and its makers. For example, two Johnson & Johnson ("J&J") subsidiaries, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical LLC and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, were accused by the United States Department of Justice of promoting Topamax in an "off-label" way to doctors for patently unapproved purposes. Essentially, the government held that Ortho-McNeil had hired speakers to promote the off-label use of Topamax. The case was settled, and the makers of the brand name version of Topamax plead guilty. They also paid a $6,140,000.00 criminal fine, as well as $75,370,000.00 for violating the False Claims Act.  

Topamax birth defects (part 1)

April 25, 2011 @ 04:56 PM -- by

As a Texas Topamax birth defects lawyer, I am following the drug and its various problems closely. Topamax, which is made by Ortho-McNeil Janseen Pharmacueticals Inc., has been used to treat many issues. Topamax (which is generically called "topiramate") treats epilepsy in both children and adults. The drug was originally marketed as an anticonvulsant. Topamax is also used to treat children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which is a disorder that causes seizures and developmental delay. Topamax has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of migraines. Psychiatrists have used Topamax and its generic to treat bipolar disorder, as well as to augment psychotrophics. However, one review in 2006 found insufficient evidence for the drug’s use with bipolar illness. Topamax has also been investigated for use in treating obesity and alcoholism and obesity.

Zimmer knee replacement recall

April 15, 2011 @ 04:31 PM -- by

As a Texas Zimmer NexGen knee replacement recall lawyer, I am aware of the problems with this medical device. Knee replacement (also known as joint arthroplasty) surgery is a pretty common medical procedure which has increased quite a bit in the last few years. In 2003, Zimmer, Inc. brought out the NexGen CR-Flex Porous Femoral component. This medical device allowed a greater range of motion for patients than any other previous knee replacement device. The NexGen CR models should last about fifteen years. Unfortunately though, Zimmer has had a significantly higher than expected number of problems and complaints because of loosening and various other serious failures of its "cementless" knee replacement device model. 

Depakote birth defects (part 2)

April 11, 2011 @ 01:10 PM -- by

Since I am a Texas Depakote birth defects lawyer, I follow the various studies dealing with this drug. Another recent study has also shown a much higher rate of problems in babies whose mothers took Depakote while pregnant. This study will be presented in Vancouver, Canada in the Summer of 2011 at a meeting of birth defect specialists. In this study, scientists followed 149 women with epilepsy who took the drug from early in their pregnancies to the time after delivery. This study will show that among mothers who took the drug, 11% had children which had birth defects. The most common birth defect was spina bifida.  

Depakote birth defects (part 1)

April 07, 2011 @ 03:02 PM -- by

As a Texas Depakote birth defects lawyer, I have been following the various birth defects associated with this drug. Depakote is an antiseizure medicine made by Abbott Laboratories. The drug is prescribed in the United States for various neurological disorders, including manic behavior, bipolar disorder, seizures and migraine headaches. Depakote is also prescribed to treat bipolar depression, Bipolar 1 disorder, bipolar disorder in remission, rapid cycle manic-depression, chronic pain, epilepsy and neuropathy. 

The Death on the High Seas Act

April 06, 2011 @ 04:24 PM -- by

As a Texas Death on the High Seas Act lawyer, I focus on the details involved in this ancient act. The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) was originally passed in 1920 to make it easier for widows of seamen to recover damages for future earnings when death occurs in international waters. When a seaman dies as a result of an employer's negligence or because of an unseaworthy vessel, the worker's family may file for benefits under this Act. The incident must occur on the high seas beyond a marine league (three miles) from the shore of any state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory or dependency. The decedent's wife, husband, parent, child or dependent relative may file the claim. 

Reglan

March 29, 2011 @ 05:19 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Reglan lawyer, I try to remain aware of the problems with Reglan and other medications. Reglan, which is also known by its generic name, metoclopramide has been widely prescribed by doctors to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as acid reflux, morning sickness and nausea. It is also prescribed to treat a person’s short-term heartburn, which is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Reglan and its generic may also be used to help speed up gastric emptying in diabetes patients. Reglan functions as a dopamine antagonist, which raises lower esophageal sphincter pressure. 

Zoloft birth defects

March 28, 2011 @ 02:27 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Zoloft birth defects lawyer, I am aware of the various problems associated with this medication. Zoloft is an antidepressant within a family of antidepressants which are commonly known selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). Although Zoloft has been seen as effective in helping people with depression in many individuals, it also has been linked to various serious side effects. 

Am I covered under the Jones Act (part 2)?

March 21, 2011 @ 12:15 PM -- by

Since I am a Corpus Christi and VictoriaJones Act lawyer, I am aware of the remedies available to an injured Jones Act seafarer. An employer owes a seaman a higher duty of care under the Jones Act than an ordinary negligence case, and the employer can be liable if its breach of that duty, no matter how small, contributed in any way to causing the seaman's injury. In order for a worker to recover under the Jones Act, a worker must prove some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel's owners, operators, officers, and/or fellow employees or by reason of any defect in the vessel, its gear, tackle, or equipment. The Jones Act also provides an injured seaman a remedy against his or her employers for injuries arising from negligent acts of co-workers during the course of employment on a ship or vessel.

Am I covered under the Jones Act?

March 17, 2011 @ 01:41 PM -- by

As a Corpus ChristiJones Act lawyer, I am often asked about how a person qualifies as a Jones Act seaman.  The Jones Act was enacted by Congress to provide protection to persons who are members of the crew of a ship or vessel. The Jones Act applies to inland river workers and offshore crew members who work on jack-ups, semi-submersibles, barges, drill ships, tugs and towboats, crew boats, dredges, floating cranes, tankers, cargo ships, fishing vessels, shrimp boats, trawlers, chemical ships, research vessels, construction barges, diving vessels, cruise ships, recreational boats, and other floating or movable vessels.

Avandia

March 04, 2011 @ 03:09 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Avandia lawyer, I am following the problems which have been associated with the drug. Avandia, (rosiglitazone maleate) is a prescription drug which is made by GlaxoSmithKline. It is used to treat "type-2", which is also known as "adult-onset" diabetes. Recently, due to problems with serious side effects, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared that Avandia must have a "black box" warning.

Accutane side effects

March 01, 2011 @ 01:48 PM -- by

As a Corpus ChristiAccutane lawyer, I am aware of the various side effects of this acne medication. Accutane (also known as isotretinoin or roaccutane) is an acne medication which is manufactured by Roche Pharmaceuticals. The drug has been scrutinized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) due to various psychiatric side effects, including depression, suicide, and other very serious conditions. Various studies have also linked Accutane to a higher risk of colon cancer.

Paxil birth defects (part 3)

February 17, 2011 @ 12:50 PM -- by

Since I serve as a Corpus Christi Paxil birth defects lawyer, I am very interested in the lawsuits occurring around the nation because of these birth defects. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is currently defending over 600 Paxil lawsuits which have been filed by families whose children were born with these birth defects. Paxil lawyers helping these people have found evidence that GSK might have intentionally hid information dealing with the causal link between Paxil and birth defects from the Food & Drug Administration. To date, there have been no plans announced to recall the drug because of he link with these birth defects. GSK has settled nearly 200 of these cases dealing with the birth defects. Most of these cases have asserted that the babies born to mothers taking the drug suffered from heart defects.

Paxil birth defects (part 2)

February 16, 2011 @ 01:53 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Texas Paxil birth defects attorney, I am following the various problems with this medication. In addition to heart problems, there are other issues which are found in babies whose mothers used Paxil. These may include tremors, low blood sugar, breathing problems, seizures, and irritability.

In the usual case, these problems happen most likely in the first trimester. However, In July of 2006, the Food & Drug Administration warned that there was a risk of PPHN in babies when Paxil was taken after the 20th week of pregnancy. This warning occurred after a study was published earlier in the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.

Paxil birth defects

February 15, 2011 @ 03:02 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi Paxil birth defects lawyer, I am very interested in the ongoing litigation. Paxil, an antidepressant, has been linked to a higher risk of birth defects in the infants and children of women who have taken the drug while they were pregnant. The Food and Drug Administration warned in 2005 that women who take the antidepressant while they are pregnant are twice as likely to have kids with major birth defects as those women who are taking various other antidepressants.

DePuy hip replacement litigation

February 10, 2011 @ 02:09 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi defective medical device lawyer, I am closely following the DePuy hip replacement litigation. In September of 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. recalled its ASR Hip Replacement Systems. The recall followed numerous reports of a much higher than reasonably acceptable failure rate. Patients were often having to have another hip replacement surgery within five years. It is believed that the DePuy ASR hip systems have been put in approximately 93,000 individuals. This DePuy ASR hip systems recall will only affect those persons who had hip surgery after July of 2003. Unfortunately, many thousands of individuals have already reported experiencing numerous DePuy ASR hip systems problems. These problems have included swelling, serious or constant and a loosening or dislocation of the DePuy ASR hip systems implant.

Chantix Black Box warning

February 07, 2011 @ 03:25 PM -- by

As a Corpus ChristiChantix and dangerous drug lawyer, it is important to understand some of the problems people are having with the drug. Chantix is a smoking cessation medication owned by Pfizer, Inc. It was approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2006. Chantix blocks nicotine receptors, and thus reduces cravings for cigarettes and other tobacco products. It was the first nicotine receptor partial agonist which was approved by the Food & Drug Administration. Chantix is an alternative to various other smoking cessation drugs.

Wrongful death lawsuits

February 03, 2011 @ 03:50 PM -- by
Tagged with: Wrongful Death

As a Corpus Christi wrongful death lawyer, it is important to explain some of the issues involved in a wrongful death lawsuit. These suits are civil actions (as opposed to criminal) which charge another person, company or entity with being liable for the injury which results in the plaintiff’s death because of negligence or a failure to act. The plaintiff (who is the executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased) must show that the decedent would not have passed away but for the defendant’s negligence. In Texas, wrongful death suits happen because the Texas Legislature has passed a law allowing them. As such, this wrongful death statutes controls the law.

The History of the Jones Act

February 01, 2011 @ 03:23 PM -- by

As a Corpus Christi and Port Lavaca Jones Act lawyer, the history of the Jones Act is interesting to me. Prior to 1920, seafarers had very little legal protection against horrible working and living conditions while working aboard ships. With the passing of section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which is now referred to as the Jones Act, workers aboard ships received better safety and better remedies if they got injured. The Act received its name from Senator Wesley L. Jones of Washington state, who proposed the law to maintain a good and viable working force on the seas. This was intended to increase the growth of worldwide marine commerce.

Structured settlements (part 2)

January 24, 2011 @ 02:21 PM -- by

These are some of the reasons against structured settlements. Having been a Corpus Christi personal injury attorney for a number of years, I have seen that the pros of structured settlements far outweigh the cons. Here they are: