Lawsuit filed against Viagra maker for melanoma death

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 9:14 am    

The estate of Tennessee resident David Stockton, led by Tina Stockton, filed a lawsuit against American multinational pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer, Inc., in the Madison County Court in Illinois, claiming its performance-enhancing drug Viagra caused David Stockton’s melanoma-related death, the Madison-St. Clair Record reported on April 13.

The lawsuit is claiming that the design, development, manufacture, and sale of Viagra were conducted wrongfully, and the company was negligent by not warning about the risk of melanoma.

Court documents showed that David Stockton first started taking Viagra in 2000 and continued to take it as medication for his erectile dysfunction as per his doctor’s recommendation until about a year before his death on September 9, 2008.

According to Stockton’s death certificate, the cause of his death was pulmonary embolism as a result of mucostatic mucosal melanoma.

If your life has been put in danger because of the recklessness, irresponsibility, and negligent actions the makers of Viagra or another pharmaceutical company, the attorneys at Williams Kherkher may provide aggressive representation in court on behalf of your rights and interests. Call our offices today at (800) 220-9341 for an initial consultation with a member of our legal team.


Internet community helps Success Kid’s father cover kidney surgery

Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 4:16 pm    

A meme can be characterized as a generally humorous and sometimes inspiring and uplifting set of pictures and words that goes viral on the Internet, to the amusement and entertainment of the online community, Tech Aeris reported on April 15.

Success Kid, whose real name is Sammy Griner, became an Internet sensation because of that look on his face that seemed to say, “Nailed it!” The online community that became so fond of the child did not fail him in his time of need, heeding his family’s call to provide a helping hand.

Sammy’s dad Justin has been fighting chronic kidney disease since 2006 and succumbed to complete failure of his kidneys in 2009. His wife Laney made a GoFundMe page to try to raise $75,000 to pay for the amount of the operation not covered by Medicare.

In only seven days, the family raised $85,000.

Our attorneys at Williams Kherkher know how strenuous kidney disease can be. Sadly, there are many people whose health has been compromised even further by negative side effects associated with GranuFlo, a kidney dialysis product. If you have experienced this, call our offices at (800) 220-9341 to learn about your options for legal recourse.


Explosion and fire at oil tank facility near Karnes City

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 9:45 am    

Yesterday afternoon an oil tank facility near Karnes City experienced an explosion and a subsequent fire. Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.

At around 4:10 p.m., an explosion occurred at the Shale Tank Truck Facility. Though the exact cause of the incident is not yet known, Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva stated that a thunderstorm was rolling into town at the same time. As such, a lightening strike is suspected as a possible cause of the fire. The incident will continue to be investigated, however.

Flames shot into the air that could be seen miles away. Multiple fire departments responded to the scene and decided to let the burning tanks burn themselves out.


John Eddie Williams is named Pasadena ISD’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 10:30 am    

John Eddie Williams has been named as the recipient of Pasadena Independent School District’s “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for 2015. Every year this award is presented to an alumnus “who has made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and career have brought credit to Pasadena and Pasadena ISD.” For this accomplishment, Williams will be presented with a plaque at the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School Thursday, April 23 at noon.


Ken Todd, husband of Lisa Vanderpump, undergoes hip implant surgery

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:45 pm    

Fifty-seven-year-old British soccer player Kenneth “Ken” Todd, the husband of 54-year-old British restaurateur and television personality Lisa Jane Vanderpump, who is most known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has recently undergone hip replacement surgery, Radar Online reported on April 10.

In a tweet, Vanderpump confirmed Todd’s operation, saying, “Will be off Twitter for a couple of days, concentrating on my darling husband #surgery # stressed.”

A source said that Todd was on his way to recovery after the surgery. This was Todd’s second hip replacement surgery.

The product liability attorneys at Williams Kherkher can be counted on to represent people who have suffered from the defective DePuy hip implants. If you have experienced side effects that have affected your health, call our offices at 800-220-9341 today to learn how we may advocate on your behalf for the financial compensation you need to recover.


Natural methods to fight morning sickness

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 12:43 pm    

Morning sickness is a normal body reaction during pregnancy. In fact, 8 in 10 expecting mothers experience morning sickness at certain periods of their pregnancies. Some experts believe nausea is an indication that your hormones are at healthy levels to allow your baby to develop. In some instances, however, morning sickness could be so taxing that expecting mothers look for ways to manage it.

If you are seeking ways to safely deal with your morning sickness, here are some natural and therapeutic methods that might help you:

  • Aromatherapy – Although certain smells may cause you to feel nauseous, certain essential oils might actually help clear morning sickness. Depending on what aroma relieves you, you may choose from different essential oils, such as spearmint, lime, peppermint, and lemon.
  • Reflexology – A registered reflexology practitioner may help you reduce symptoms of morning sickness. Discuss with your doctor whether reflexology could be an appropriate complementary therapy against morning sickness.
  • Hypnotherapy – Studies suggest guided relaxation therapies such as hypnotherapy may help reduce symptoms of morning sickness by driving stress away.

Many pregnant women use Zofran to battle morning sickness. Unfortunately, this drug has been associated with birth defects, such as cleft palate. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by this drug, speak with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.


Clearing uterine fibroids through cryomyolysis

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 12:39 pm    

Uterine fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that might create few to no symptoms, especially when the masses are still small. Some prefer to have their uterine fibroids removed through a laparoscopic procedure involving the use of a power morcellator. Unfortunately, manufacturers of this device have recently been under fire over allegations that power morcellators spread theretofore undetected cancer tissues in the uterus, causing uterine cancer.

Apart from laparoscopic procedures involving a power morcellator, doctors may also recommend cryomyolysis as an option to clear small uterine fibroids. During this procedure, an electrified needle freezes the benign mass. This would then disrupt the flow of blood to the fibroids, cutting off their oxygen supply and nutrition.

If you think a diagnosis of uterine cancer has stemmed from a laparoscopic procedure involving a power morcellator, you might be eligible to file a claim against the maker of the dangerous medical device. The legal team at Williams Kherkher might be able to help. Call us (800) 220-9341 to learn how we may put our experience to work for you.


Oil and gas industry can now respond faster to offshore blowouts

Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 4:46 pm    

Marine Well Containment Co. CEO Don Armijo stated that the oil and gas industry now has the capacity to respond faster to offshore oil well blowouts – five years after oil giant British Petroleum caused a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Armijo noted that his company, for instance, has equipment that can respond to oil spills in up to 10,000 feet of water.

Oil industry members started Marine Well Containment Co., and have spent over $1 billion to develop a well containment system. Armijo also stated, “We are very confident that in a case of an event the system would operate as intended.”

If you have been affected by the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, but are still having trouble filing a claim, feel free to consult a member of our legal team at Williams Kherkher for help by calling our offices today at (800) 220-9341.


Not all uterine fibroids should be removed

Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 3:56 pm    

An increasing number of women who underwent laparoscopic procedure involving a power morcellator have been filing lawsuits over allegations that the device may spread undetected cancer in the uterus. Recent studies have suggested the prevalence of uterine cancer hidden in benign growths in the uterus, and using a power morcellator may thus trigger the spread of the cancer.

If you have recently been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, it is important to note that not all uterine fibroids should be removed. Growths that show no signs or symptoms and cause no complications may not require treatment and instead may only need watchful waiting. After all, uterine fibroids are known to grow slowly. They also seldom affect pregnancy, and can shrink after menopause.

At Williams Kherkher, we help women adversely affected by power morcellators file a lawsuit against the manufacturers. To find out whether your circumstances qualify you for a claim, call us at (800) 220-9341 today.


Insurers cut back on power morcellator coverage

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 10:59 am    

More and more health insurers are choosing to not to cover laparoscopic procedures involving power morcellators due to mounting concerns that the tool may spread undetected cancer in the uterus, a report by the Wall Street Journal stated on Thursday, April 2.

According to the report, several insurers covering approximately 93 million Americans in total are on the move to limit the coverage of the device. The fourth largest insurer in the country, for instance, has labeled procedures involving power morcellators as ‘not medically necessary,’ which means they would most likely be not covered by the company. Other companies are weighing the risks of limiting coverage due to other potentially dangerous alternatives to treat uterine fibroids like abdominal surgery.

If a procedure involving a power morcellator has caused you harm, a lawyer at Williams Kherkher might be able to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us at (800) 220-9341 to learn more about filing a legal claim today.


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