Essure Lawsuit

Thousands of women have suffered life-altering complications from the use of a permanent contraceptive device called Essure, manufactured by Bayer AG. Essure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure, a type of procedure that does not require an incision. A soft metal spring-like device wound with synthetic fibers is implanted in a woman’s Fallopian tubes. The metal part…

IVC Filters Causing Fatal Outcomes

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Retrievable filters are made out of nitinol. Pieces of retrievable filters, made after…

Recall of Animas Insulin Pumps

Insulin pumps are medical devices used by individual with diabetes to administer insulin. In some instances medical device pumps including one manufactured by Animas Corporation (Part of Johnson & Johnson) or Medtronic, Inc. fail to administer the correct dosage levels resulting in dangerous medical issues including:  Dangerously low levels of Blood Sugar (hypoglycemia) Dangerously high levels of…

Caution Using IVC Filters

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. If a blood clot travels to the heart or lung, it could be fatal. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Permanent filters are made of stainless steel and titanium.…

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Charles “Chip” Houssiere, III as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Central and South Texas

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Charles “Chip” Houssiere, III as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Central and South Texas An honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to…

Jury Awards $100 Million Verdict

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A Delaware State Court jury held that Boston Scientific Corporation must pay $100 million to 52-year-old Delaware resident, Deborah Barba, who claimed permanent injury resulting from the company’s vaginal mesh inserts. The award included $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive…

Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Trial

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] On May 27, 2015, a St. Louis jury ordered Abbott Laboratories to pay $38 million to a girl who suffers from spina bifida after her mother took the anti-seizure medication Depakote during pregnancy.  The verdict includes $23 million in punitive damages. The jury found…

Actos Settlement

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Takeda has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to resolve certain Actos claims. Those who are allowed to participate in the settlement must: (1) allege they have bladder cancer; (2) have first used Actos prior to December 1, 2011; and (3) either have a lawsuit…