McDonald Law Firm Reviewing Claims for Invokana and Other SGLT2 Inhibitor Lawsuits

McDonald Law Firm is evaluating claims from individuals who may have suffered life-threatening side-effects or injury after taking the diabetes drug Invokana, Invokanamet or other SGLT2 inhibitors.

The Fort Worth-based firm, which has taken on some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, has established a website and is filing lawsuits on behalf of victims and their families.

Several years ago, Invokana and similar SGLT2 inhibitors were hailed by some as the new miracle diabetes drug. Now, they are the subject of diabetes drug lawsuits across the nation. Their safety is being called into question after patients reported devastating, and potentially deadly, side effects, including ketoacidosis, kidney damage, stroke, heart attack, amputations, and bone fractures. If you have suffered complications from an SGLT2 drug, you may have grounds for a legal claim.

In May 2015, the FDA issued its first Invokana warning, alerting doctors and patients that it may cause ketoacidosis ― an extremely dangerous condition in which the body produces high levels of blood acids that can lead to diabetic coma or even death.

FDA warnings and safety communications didn’t stop there. Every few months, the FDA has made more announcements or issued more mandates in regard to safety risks associated with Invokana and other SGLT2 drugs, including warnings for increased risk of leg and foot amputations, life-threatening blood and kidney infections and other acute kidney injuries.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), which analyzes negative drug reports submitted to the FDA, has also weighed in about the questionable new drug. In its May 6, 2015, edition of Quarter Watch, the drug safety group reported that within one year of the FDA’s approval, 457 negative reports were filed about Invokana – 92 percent more than the other regularly monitored drugs for Type 2 Diabetes.

As the FDA continues to monitor Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors, the controversial drugs continue to be aggressively marketed and sold at a rapid pace. Meanwhile, dozens of Invokana lawsuits have been filed across the country against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, alleging that, in a rush to market a new medication, they failed to adequately research the potential risks and properly warn about the dangerous side effects.

McDonald Law Firm has decades of experience representing victims who have suffered as a result of dangerous and defective products, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx.

If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects or injury as a result of taking Invokana or other SGLT2 inhibitors, we encourage you to contact McDonald Law Firm to determine if you have legal grounds for a lawsuit. To schedule a free, confidential case evaluation please call 855-702-9061 or visit invokanarecovery.com.

McDonald Law Firm clients approve settlement worth $51 million with Chesapeake Energy

“We are pleased that the required number of Plaintiffs in the MDL #1 case have accepted the terms of the settlement agreement, officially resolving this matter.”

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Chesapeake Energy settles royalty lawsuits for $52.5 million

“After three weeks of good faith mediation led by a former Federal Judge, the MDL #1 case has been resolved to our satisfaction, though it is subject to our clients’ written approval. We are pleased that we have achieved a mutually acceptable global settlement and greatly appreciate the constructive approach taken by Chesapeake’s current leadership to resolve this matter.”

McDonald Law Firm Evaluating Claims for Talc Lawsuits

McDonald Law Firm is evaluating claims from women who developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene to determine if they may be eligible for a talc lawsuit.

The Fort Worth-based firm, which has taken on some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, has established a website and is filing lawsuits on behalf of ovarian cancer victims and their families.

Over the past 40 years, a slew of studies have linked talcum powder to an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Evidence shows that healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson has long known about the potential risks of its talc-based products ― including Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower ― but failed to warn consumers, potentially threatening the lives of millions of women nationwide.

Hundreds of talc lawsuits have already been filed across the country against Johnson & Johnson, which lost two back-to-back jury trials this year. In the spring of 2016, two separate Missouri juries hit J&J with 8-digit jury verdicts that totaled $127 million in damages.

The growing number of talc lawsuits and multi-million jury verdicts has cast a spotlight on this potentially catastrophic health hazard. Research suggests when talcum powder is dusted on the genital area, underwear or feminine products, particles can travel into the vagina and work their way into the ovaries, where it can remain for years. The body creates inflammation in response to this invader, providing an environment ripe for cancer cell growth.

Despite the research and mounting litigation, talc-based products are still being sold and marketed for feminine hygiene purposes with NO warning on its labels about the potential cancer risk. With each talc lawsuit filed, public discord continues to grow.

McDonald Law Firm has decades of experience representing victims who have suffered as a result of dangerous and defective products, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx. For more information about filing a talc lawsuit or to schedule a free consultation, call 855-702-9061 or visit babypowderrecovery.com.

McDonald Law Firm Fights Denied, Delayed and Underpaid Storm Damage Claims

In the aftermath of extreme weather events, many North Texans are being victimized by insurance companies denying, delaying or underpaying their property insurance claims.

McDonald Law Firm specializes in insurance bad faith litigation and is currently representing clients who may have been treated unfairly or wronged by their insurance companies.

We currently are investigating claims stemming from several recent North Texas storms, including the December 26 Rowlett tornado; the March 17 Tarrant County hailstorm; and the April 11 Wylie hailstorm, among others.

Our bad faith litigation team is helping potential victims by reviewing their policies, assessing damage to their homes or businesses, and evaluating the reason for their insurance company’s decision. After a thorough assessment, we will take necessary action to obtain the settlement for which property owners are entitled to under their policy.

Insurance companies have a duty to conduct business honesty, fairly and in good faith. Insurance agents and employees cannot look for ways to cut corners or cheat home and business owners out of full and just compensation for the losses covered under their insurance policy.

The Fort-Worth based McDonald Law Firm has exceptional knowledge and experience in the field of insurance bad faith litigation and a proven track record of success. We have helped countless storm victims get back on their feet and back into their homes and businesses. Recently, we represented victims of destructive Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call 855-702-9061 or visit mcdonaldlawfirm.com.

McDonald Law Firm Reviewing Essure Birth Control Device Cases

In the wake of a nationwide movement to recall the Essure birth control device, the McDonald Law Firm is evaluating cases in which women were irreparably harmed by this controversial permanent contraceptive.

The Fort Worth-based firm, which has taken on some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures, has established a website and is evaluating the best course of action for women who have suffered unwanted hysterectomies, unintended pregnancies, perforated organs and debilitating pain from the Essure device.

In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would review the safety and effectiveness of Essure after receiving more than 5,000 complaints about the device, which is also being blamed for fetal deaths in women who became pregnant and adult deaths reportedly caused by infection, organ tears and other complications.

The FDA is convening a public meeting with its Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices advisory panel on Sept. 24 to discuss the risks and benefits of Essure and has invited feedback from experts, panel members and the public.

Essure ― which according to the FDA was initially manufactured and marketed by Conceptus, a company now owned by Bayer HealthCare ― is the only permanent birth control device in the United States. Tiny metal coils are implanted into each of the woman’s fallopian tubes. Over the next three months, scar tissue gradually form around the coils, blocking sperm from reaching a woman’s eggs.

The device has been implanted in more than 750,000 women worldwide. Now, thousands of those women are rallying against the device and demanding its removal from the market.

The McDonald Law Firm has a long history of medical device litigation experience and has successfully represented thousands of clients who have suffered grievous injuries because of defective devices and drugs, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx.

Ten Back-To-Back Royalty Trials Set Against Chesapeake

FORT WORTH – Chesapeake Energy is facing 10 back-to-back civil trials next year in Tarrant and Johnson Counties, stemming from lawsuits filed by the McDonald Law Firm on behalf of North Texas royalty owners.

This week, State District Judge Dana Womack set nine more cases against the energy giant for trial, bringing the total number to 10. The judge scheduled one trial each month beginning in February 2016 and running through November 2016. Two trials are set in Tarrant County; the other eight are set in Johnson County.

The first 10 trial dates are the beginning of what is expected to be a hard-fought legal battle between Chesapeake and thousands of gas royalty owners who claim Chesapeake deliberately cheated them out of royalties.

The Fort Worth-based McDonald Law Firm represents more than 22,000 gas royalty owners across the country, including over 16,000 in Texas. To date, the firm has filed nearly 300 lawsuits against Chesapeake ― 250 on behalf of Barnett Shale clients in Tarrant and Johnson counties. The lawsuits allege breach of contract, among other things, and also name co-defendants, including Total E&P USA, based in Houston.

The McDonald Law Firm contends that Chesapeake Energy has underpaid gas royalty owners by several hundred million dollars.

In an effort to streamline the mass litigation against Chesapeake, a state judicial panel appointed Judge Womack, of Tarrant County, to oversee pretrial decisions and set trial dates for Barnett Shale cases filed by the McDonald Law Firm. Once the legal issues are decided, Womack sends the cases to other courts for trials or final dispositions.

The first 10 trials will be presided over by eight district court judges, including The Honorable Dana Womack, Melody Wilkinson, Wade Birdwell, Donald Cosby, John Chupp, Mark Pittman, Susan McCoy and Thomas Lowe.

The McDonald Law Firm represents small and large property owners and continues to file lawsuits on their behalf weekly against Chesapeake Energy.

 

Trial Date Set for Tarrant County Royalty Suit Against Chesapeake

FORT WORTH – The first of hundreds of North Texas royalty lawsuits filed against Chesapeake Energy by the McDonald Law Firm has been set for trial early next year in Tarrant County.

State District Judge Dana Womack set the trial for February 22, 2016, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hard-fought battle between Chesapeake Energy and thousands of gas royalty owners who claim the energy giant deliberately cheated them out of royalties.

The 30-page lawsuit – which was filed on behalf of a Tarrant County property owner – alleges breach of contract, among other things. It also names several other co-defendants, including Total E&P USA, based out of Houston.

The Fort Worth-based McDonald Law Firm represents nearly 11,000 Texas gas royalty owners. In an effort to streamline the mass litigation against Chesapeake, a state judicial panel appointed Judge Womack, of Tarrant County, to oversee pretrial decisions and set trial dates for Barnett Shale cases filed by the McDonald Law Firm. Once the legal issues are decided, Womack will send the cases to other courts for trials or final disposition.

The first Tarrant County case set for trial next year will be presided over by State District Judge Melody Wilkinson.

The Tarrant County trial date is just the latest movement in the McDonald Law Firm’s massive litigation against Chesapeake. The firm currently represents nearly 20,000 gas royalty owners across the country and has filed 280 lawsuits against Chesapeake in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas and Harris counties, as well as in various Oklahoma courts.

Most of the litigation stems from Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Louisiana – states with some of the country’s biggest shale plays. The McDonald Law Firm contends that Chesapeake Energy and its subsidiaries have underpaid gas royalty owners in each shale several hundred million dollars.

In a recent hearing in Tarrant County, the firm’s founder, Dan McDonald, asked Judge Womack to start setting cases for trial as soon as possible. Chesapeake, meanwhile, requested a delay of nearly a year.

Connie Squiers Named Partner of McDonald Law Firm

McDonald Law Firm is pleased to announce that Connie Squiers has been made Partner of the firm. Connie attended Texas Tech University where she received both her B.A. and J.D. She currently oversees McDonald Law Firm’s rapidly growing Social Security Disability department.