Professional negligence

Popular Malaria Drug Poses Risk of Aggression, Delirium, and Violence in Soldiers

Chris Nace, Esq. One of the most widely prescribed malaria drugs may pose serious risk to military personnel (Alternet). Lariam (mefloquine) is the least expensive and most convenient of malaria treatment. Patients only have to take it once a week, instead of everyday. So, what makes Lariam so dangerous? Lariam has effects similar to the drug PCP, including delirium and hallucinations. These neurotoxic effects can stay in one’s system for weeks or years. Travelers taking it report vivid nightmares and memory loss, but the real issue lies in a more particular demographic: soldiers and veterans. Medical and military authorities warn …


Macy’s Faces Wrongful Death Suit for Vancouver Woman

Chris Welsh, Esq. The family of a woman whose body was found in a Macy’s department store bathroom has filed a wrongful death suit. Lydumila I. Tikhomirova, 61, was found dead at the Westfield Vancouver mall last March. Her family now alleges that employees were negligent for failing to check the women’s bathroom before closing. Tikhomirova was not discovered by an employee until the next morning. Her family alleges that failure to check the bathroom prevented Ms.Tikhomirova from getting treatment she required to prevent her death. According to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office, Tikhomirova died of congestive heart …


Lawsuit Filed Against SXSW Festival Organizers for Fatal Incident

Brian Nettles, Esq. The victims and victims’ families of the deadly incident at the South by Southwest Festival (“SXSW”) in Austin, Texas last May have filed suit against festival organizers, claiming that the crash could have been prevented by following industry safety standards and better traffic control. The “SXSW” festival is a music festival that has been held in Austin for nearly three decades, and has more recently gained serious popularity. Reportedly, the least expensive ticket for the 2015 festival is $525. Unsurprisingly, the privately owned festival generates tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually. The incident at the …


Jury Finds Boston Scientific Liable for Transvaginal Mesh Device, Awards $18.5 Million to Injured Women

Chris Welsh, Esq. Medical device developer and manufacturer Boston Scientific has been found liable for the second time this month for its sale of defective vaginal mesh implants. The devices, commonly called “TVM” devices, are mesh implants used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. They have been widely defective and harmful, causing serious health problems and pain after eroding in the body. Complications include organ perforation, intense pain, infection, inability to have sexual intercouse, and multiple revision surgeries. Boston Scientific faces thousands of claims, 14,000 of which have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. Most recently, …


Boston Scientific Sets Aside $1 Billion for Transvaginal Mesh Trial

Chris Welsh, Esq. Boston Scientific, a medical device manufacturer and marketer , faces over 14,000 lawsuits for their transvaginal mesh device (“TVM”). The company has reportedly set aside $1 billion for legal expenses from the federal lawsuits. The defective TVM device allegedly posed risk of erosion, which caused severe complications for thousands of women–including organ perforation, infection, and intense pain. This led many to suffer painful sexual intercourse and undergo multiple revision surgeries. The latest claims, which span across state lines, have been consolidated to be heard in West Virginia district court. It’s certainly not the first case regarding …


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