texas tort reform punishes double amputee

Connie Spears had to have both of her legs amputated after doctors ignored her past history of blood clots and sent her home despite her symptoms of severe leg pain.  Despite what to many medical professionals appears to be a clear cut case of medical malpractice, Connie Spears finds no justice in Texas.  Why?  Because

FDA May Require More Information from Metal-on-Metal Hip Makers

Once again, the FDA arrives late to the party: Jan 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposal calling on companies that make all-metal hip replacements to provide additional information proving they are safe and effective before being allowed to continue selling them. The move follows years of concern within

Yaz Lawyer Blog Has Been Updated and Redesigned

My Yaz lawyer blog, www.findtherightyazlawyer.com, had gotten a little long in the tooth.  So I updated it and added some fresh content for October 2012 regarding Yaz lawsuits and Yaz settlements.  Here’s a taste: As of October of 2012, Bayer has settled close to 2,000 Yaz lawsuits for close to $500 million dollars. Bayer has

Asbestos Legal Journal Launches Asbestos Timeline

In my day job, I’m an asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer.  As part of that job, I have to keep track of the various significant events related to asbestos and mesothelioma.  I have a database of hundreds of scientific articles, corporate studies, etc. that track the development of the knowledge that asbestos is harmful. I’ve decided not

Topamax Linked to Cleft Lips

In early March of 2011, the FDA strengthened the warning label on Topamax (generic name: Topiramate) due to an association between Topamax use and birth defects.  Currently, Topamax is most strongly associated with oral birth defects, such as cleft lips and cleft palates. Cleft lips are fairly common birth defects in which the upper lip

Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyer – Now Reviewing Cases

Zoloft Birth Defect Lawyers are currently reviewing potential Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of women who took the drug Zoloft (Sertraline) while pregnant and gave birth to a child with certain types of birth defects. “Numerous studies from across the globe have shown that taking antidepressants such as Zoloft increase the risk of giving birth to

Will the first Topamax lawsuit be filed this week?

Topamax lawyers are heavily advertising on the Internet regarding the link between Topamax and birth defects like cleft palates and cleft lips.  To the best of my knowledge, no Topamax attorney has yet filed a Topamax birth defect lawsuit.  One of the reasons why I suspect that Topamax litigation will commence so soon after Topamax

Topamax Linked To Birth Defects

On March 4th of 2010, the FDA announced that new data showed that women who take Topamax during pregnancy are at an increased risk of giving birth to a child with a cleft lip or a cleft palate.  Topamax and Topiramate (the generic equivalent of Topamax) were approved by the FDA to treat certain types

FDA Took Years To Process Topamax Birth Defect Data

It wasn’t until March of 2011 that the FDA issued a warning that linked Topamax with cleft palate and cleft lip birth defects.  But back in July of 2008, a study linked the drug to those very defects: For the study, researchers examined women who became pregnant while taking topiramate either on its own or along

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits Are Going To Be Big

I spent several hours last week reviewing the evidence surrounding the DePuy ASR and ASR XL hip recall, and I’ve come to the conclusion that these are going to be great lawsuits from a damages perspective. Some people who received recalled DePuy hip replacements have had to undergo multiple hip replacement surgeries.  The medical bills