We would like to hear from you if you received any Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant

August 2013

Please contact us for a free potential claim review if you received any type of Metal-On-Metal hip implant:

For example, we are interested in hearing from you if you or a loved one have a Stryker Rejuvenate / ABG II Hip Stem implant.

Roughly about 20,000 Rejuvenate and ABG II hip stems were involved in the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall.  Please contact us today if you have any type of metal-on-metal hip implant.

Regardless of the type of metal-on-metal hip implant that you or a loved one have, we would like to speak with you if you have a metal-on-metal hip implant.  Please contact us today as statute of limitations periods may bar your claim if you wait.

NOW EVALUATING LIPITOR® DIABETES POTENTIAL CLAIMS

June 2013

Statin Medications Such As Lipitor® Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk Especially In Women

If you are a woman who took Lipitor and then developed diabetes you may be entitled to potential compensation.  If after taking Lipitor, or the generic version atorvastatin, you developed diabetes, you may be able to file a lawsuit.

In 2012, clinical trial results caused the United States FDA to update the label of the cholesterol drug Lipitor to reflect an increased risk of type-2 diabetes.

Statins are a class of drugs that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood by reducing the amount of cholesterol the liver produces.

Recent news reports have now announced evidence that millions of people, especially women, taking statin medications to lower their cholesterol may be at a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Patients are advised to continue taking their medications as advised by their physicians.  Each patient should discuss their particular risk / benefit analysis carefully with his or her licensed physician.

The new information about statins and increased diabetes risks may influence the decisions of some doctors and patients about taking the medications.

Individuals taking statins may also want to have their doctors monitor them for signs of diabetes.  Also, those taking statins should be aware of some of the signs of diabetes such as increased thirst and urination, and fatigue.

The use of statins among people older than 45 has increased ten times in the past two decades.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 2% of the population over 45 took the medications in the years 1988 – 1994, and 25% between 2005 – 2008.

The FDA announced changes in early 2012 to the safety information on labels of statins such as Pfizer Inc.’s Lipitor.  The drugs are taken by tens of millions of people.

Health regulators are therefore adding warnings to such widely used drugs as Lipitor, stating that the drugs may raise levels of blood sugar, thus increasing diabetes risk.

Lipitor, a drug that became available in 2011 as the generic atorvastatin, is the world’s biggest selling prescription medication of all time, with cumulative sales exceeding $130 billion.

We are currently evaluating potential claims that Lipitor lead to the development of diabetes in some women.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, or its generic version called atorvastatin, we would like to hear from you and mail you some free information on Lipitor and diabetes.

Trademark Notice:

Lipitor® is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc.  The use of this name or trademark on this website is only for product identification and information purposes.  Pfizer, Inc. is not affiliated with this website or law firm.  Nothing on this website has been authorized or approved by Pfizer, Inc. or their affiliates.

Who We Are

We are The Mulligan Law Firm, a national law firm located in Dallas, Texas, providing legal information and resources for injured individuals and their families. The firm has successfully resolved over $600,000,000 in claims for its clients since 1995. The Mulligan Law Firm has the strength and experience to represent plaintiffs in all 50 states.

The Mulligan Law Firm is currently investigating injury claims involving Lipitor®.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after using Lipitor® it is important that you consult with a legal professional immediately.  The Mulligan Firm’s experienced lawyers are standing by to help you.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or compensation. Do not delay, as your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.

NOW EVALUATING POTENTIAL PRADAXA® CLAIMS INVOLVING INTERNAL BLEEDING

May 2013

Pradaxa Side Effects Lawyers – Attorneys

Pradaxa Side Effects Lawyers – Attorneys

Did you or a loved one experience side effects or injury from Pradaxa® (Dabigatran)?

Pradaxa®, also known as Dabigatran, is an oral anticoagulant approved by the FDA in 2010.

Pradaxa® is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, a German pharmaceutical company. Pradaxa® is part of the class of medications known as direct thrombin inhibitors and is sold as an alternative to the drug known as Warfarin.

Pradaxa® is primarily used to help prevent strokes and severe or serious blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart beats irregularly.

Pradaxa® is meant for patients who do not suffer from heart valve disease. In fact, the makers of Pradaxa® advise patients not to use the drug who have had or plan to have a valve in their heart replaced. Consumers should read the medication insert materials carefully for more detailed warnings and contraindications.

Pradaxa® is a blood thinner that is intended to help prevent blood clots from forming in the body. Patients with atrial fibrillation take Pradaxa® because they are at an increased risk of forming blood clots that can lead to strokes and even death.

We are now evaluating potential claims where Pradaxa® has caused dangerous internal bleeding. If you or a loved one have taken Pradaxa® and suffered internal bleeding that has lead to medical care, we would like to speak with you.

Sadly, some patients have even died from bleeding events that potentially are linked to Pradaxa® use.

If you or someone you love has been injured after taking Pradaxa®, please contact a Pradaxa® attorney – lawyer by calling us or filling out any of the forms on this website today.

Please call us today or fill out a form on this website.

PRADAXA® is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG.

Now Evaluating Potential Mirena Claims

March 2013

Mirena IUD Side Effects, Injuries, Revision Surgeries

The Mulligan Law Firm is reviewing potential Mirena lawsuits involving those who were implanted with the intrauterine contraceptive device with the brand name “Mirena®”.

Mirena is a small, t-shaped plastic intrauterine device (IUD) that releases a hormone into the uterus to stop pregnancy. The device is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.

FDA approved Mirena in 2000 as a contraceptive for women who have had at least one child. In addition, in 2009, the FDA approved Mirena to treat heavy menstrual bleeding.

While marketing Mirena, the FDA warned Bayer that their advertising omitted serious and frequent risks associated with the device.

If you or a loved one have had problems with a MIRENA IUD, including, but not limited to the following, we would like to hear from you:

  • Surgery to remove the IUD
  • Perforation of the Uterus / Uterine Wall
  • Migration or movement of the IUD to location outside of the Uterus
  • Expulsion of the Mirena IUD from the body
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease diagnosis
  • Perforation of the Intestine or other organs
  • Abscess of the Uterus
  • Complications that have resulted in surgery to remove the IUD
  • Infection in the Uterus caused by the Mirena IUD
  • Abscesses
  • Birth of a child with a birth defect
  • Embedment in the uterus
  • Peritonitis or inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and internal organs
  • Other Serious Injuries caused by the Mirena IUD, including sterilization, surgical removal of the uterus, etc.
  • Breast or other types of cancer.
  • Thrombosis – blood clots
  • Ectopic Pregnancy

Over 45,000 adverse events from Mirena have been reported in the United States since Mirena’s introduction.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a Mirena IUD, please contact us as soon as possible. Do not delay as otherwise your statute of limitations period may expire.

Trademark Notice:

Mirena® is a registered trademark of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The use of this name or trademark on this website is only for product identification and information purposes. Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals is not affiliated with this website or law firm. Nothing on this website has been authorized or approved by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals or their affiliates.

NOW EVALUATING POTENTIAL MEDTRONIC INFUSE® BONE GRAFT CLAIMS

September 2012

THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM IS NOW EVALUATING POTENTIAL MEDTRONIC INFUSE® BONE GRAFT CLAIMS

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury after use of a bone graft product, please call us immediately at 1-866-529-0001 or fill out any of the contact forms on this website.

Medtronic INFUSE® Bone Graft Genetically Engineered Morphogenic Protein Linked To Serious Side Effects

You may be entitled to compensation!

The Side-Effects of INFUSE® Morphogenic Protein

Some of the side effects potentially linked to INFUSE® Morphogenic Protein, include but are not limited to:


• Difficulty Breathing
• Difficulty Speaking
• Difficulty Swallowing
• Nerve Injuries
• Ectopic Or Uncontrolled Bone Growth
• Retrograde Ejaculation
Urogenital Injuries

• Chronic Pain, (Leg Or Arm Most Common)
• Neck Injuries
• Paralysis
• Cancer
• Severe Swelling With Related Severe Side Effects

Death


If you or a loved one have received INFUSE® or are unsure what kind of bone graft you received, but you have experienced injury, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Always consult with your licensed physician before you stop taking any medications, or using any medical device. If you or a loved one have suffered injury after receiving a bone graft, please contact The Mulligan Law Firm immediately via this website or 1-866-529-0001; Se Habla Espanol.

THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM IS NOW EVALUATING METAL ON METAL HIP IMPLANT POTENTIAL CLAIMS

August 2012

Two Major Metal On Metal Hip Implant Types That Have Been Recalled Include:

FDA:  “A hip system may be recalled by the manufacturer for a number of reasons. If your device is recalled, this does not necessarily mean that the device needs to be removed and replaced. In some cases the recall just calls for different or more frequent monitoring. It is important to discuss the reason for the recall with your surgeon to determine the most appropriate course of action.”

Recalls Specific to Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Systems

DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System
On August 24, 2010, there was a voluntary recall of the DePuy ASR™ total hip system because of new, unpublished data from the UK joint registry indicating the revision rates within 5 years were approximately 13 percent.

Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component
On July 22, 2008, there was a voluntary recall of the Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component (”Durom Cup”) because the instructions for use/surgical technique instructions were inadequate.

If you or a loved one have either the  Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component or the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System implants, please contact us as soon as possible.  We have hip implant lawyers ready to provide you with a free potential claim evaluation.  Do not delay, as failure to act quickly may cause your statute of limitations period to pass.

THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM IS NOW EVALUATING PAPER SHREDDER INJURIES

March 2012

The Mulligan Law Firm is interested in speaking with you if you or a loved one have been seriously injured by a paper shredder.  Specifically, MailMate Paper Shredders may be linked to the loss of fingers in small children.  Shredders such as this may have been sold by stores such as Staples.

Some paper shredders may have inadequate shielding around the blade area thus causing children and even pets to potentially be injured by the blades when the shredder is activated, often while the shredder is in “auto on” mode and activated by the placement of anything in the paper input area.  The shielding is sometimes flimsy and may expand thus allowing the entry of larger objects such as fingers.  Hair can also become caught in shredders, leading to scalp injury.  The paper shredder should be unplugged at all times except when in use in order to help prevent children, pets, and others being involved in paper shredder accidents involving the “auto on” feature.

The Consumer Safety Commission issued an extensive report in December 2004 informing manufacturers of these types of safety issues.  Manufacturers may not have recalled defective products or taken other needed corrective actions.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a paper shredder, please contact us today for a free potential claim evaluation.

The Need to Act Quickly

If you or a loved one has been injured by a paper shredder, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss and we can help. If you delay, you may forever lose rights and compensation!  Statutes of Limitations vary by state and are complex.  Failure to act quickly may cause you to lose your potential claim if the statute of limitations period passes.

We have a team of product defect lawyers standing by and ready to assist you with your case, and all cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or settlement.

Please fill out a form on this website, or call our office so that we can get started on evaluating your potential case right away.

Over $600 Million Recovered

Since it’s founding in 1995, The Mulligan Law Firm has recovered over 600 million dollars for our clients in settlements for injuries. Our experienced team of product liability lawyers stands ready to represent you and help you receive any compensation you deserve.

For more information on The Mulligan Law Firm including our terms and conditions of use of this site, please visit our home page at www.mulliganlaw.com.

Please note that you are not considered a client until you have signed a retainer agreement and your case has been accepted by us.

PANEL RECOMMENDS CHANGES TO YAZ, YASMIN, LABELS

December 2011

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration met on December 8, 2011 to review the science behind Yaz and its class of birth control pills and voted that the drugs’ prescribing label should be changed to better reflect the blood clot risks to women who take the medications.

The advisers voted 21-5 that the information labels for the class of pills should be changed to more clearly reflect the potential for blood clots as a side effect of the medications.

The FDA does not have to follow the panels’ advice.

The clarity of the language and the way the label communicates the information formed part of the discussion about how the label should be updated to warn women who take the class of birth control medications.

Drospirenone is similar to the naturally occurring female hormone progesterone.

The FDA acknowledges that the newest generation birth control pills may raise the risks of blood clots.

Yas and Yasmin and similar medications combine drospirenone, a synthetic versions of the female hormone progesterone, with estradiol, a form of the female hormone estrogen.

Bayer faces thousands of lawsuits over injuries allegedly caused by the medications.

Lawyers have cited FDA reports on at least fifty deaths of those taking the medications between 2004 and 2008.

Some womens’ health advocates are so concerned by Yaz and Yasmin that they believe the medications should be taken off the market since there are safer options available.

Potential Zoloft® And Other SSRI Birth Defects Now Under Evaluation

October 2011

We are actively evaluating omphalocele lawsuits / cases potentially originating from  all 50 states.

If you or somebody you know took an antidepressant while pregnant and your child was born with an omphalocele, you should contact our lawyers immediately.

We are actively seeking birth defects claims like these in order to represent the legal interests of children and families affected by the manufacturer’s failure to warn mothers of the potential for congenital birth defects as a result of taking their products.

What is Omphalocele?

An omphalocele is a congenital hernia in which the infant’s intestine and/or other abdominal organs protrude out of the navel.

Omphaloceles occur when the abdominal wall does not close properly during fetal development.

The extent and seriousness to which abdominal organs protrude through the base of the umbilical cord will vary with each individual case.

What SSRI Antidepressants Are Possibly Linked to Omphalocele?

The following antidepressants are the primary drugs potentially linked to the development of omphalocele in newborn infants and babies if their mothers took these drugs during pregnancy:

•Zoloft (Sertraline)
•Paxil (Paroxetine)
•Lexapro (Escitalopram)
•Celexa (Citalopram)
•Prozac (Fluoxetine)
•Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine)
•Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
•Effexor (Venlafaxine)
•Generics and other types of this class of drugs (SSRI).

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury after taking any of these or other similar drugs, or their generics, please contact us immediately for a free potential claim evaluation.  Failure to act quickly may cause you to lose your potential legal rights if the statute of limitations period passes.

Please fill out any of the contact forms on this website or call us today so that we can mail you a free questionnaire.

THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM IS CURRENTLY EVALUATING DEPUY ASR AND ASRXL HIP IMPLANT POTENTIAL CLAIMS

September 2011

THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM IS CURRENTLY EVALUATING DEPUY ASR AND ASRXL HIP IMPLANT POTENTIAL CLAIMS

The ASR hip cup is a metal-on-metal ball and socket, large diameter hip resurfacing device.

DePuy, the company that manufactures the ASR hip cup (pronounced dee-pew), was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1998.

The cause of the DePuy ASR / ASRXL Cup hip implant problem / failure issue is under investigation.

Metal debris early in the placement of this implant may cause inflammation, leading to damaged muscles and soft tissue.

The result?  An expensive and painful surgery intended to last at least a decade often requires revision within two to three years.

If you or a loved one has been adversely affected / injured after surgical implantation of a DePuy Acetabular Cup, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.