Lawsuits accumulate against Bayer for Yaz

Lawsuits against drug maker Bayer have continued to pile up since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that Yaz likely causes a higher risk of blood clot due to its active ingredient hormone drospirenone, a report from the Chicago Tribune stated on September 15.

Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals recently settled $1.4 billion on 6,760 claimants in the U.S. over health problems, like strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and gallbladder problems, and wrongful deaths that were linked to the use of Yaz pills. According to a woman who recently suffered blood clot in the brain and received $237,000 due to Yaz use, she did not think anything bad about using the pill since a doctor advised her to use it.

Sadly, many women are still unaware of the health risk that using Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills pose. At Williams Kherkher, our legal team strives to help women who have suffered health problems due to this dangerous drug by filing legal claims on their behalf. Call us at  (888) 220-0640 today to talk about your legal options.


Symptoms of cerebral hemorrhaging

A cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain tissue that often occurs alongside a hemorrhagic stroke, has a variety of symptoms that depend on the severity, where the bleeding is, and how much tissue is affected.

A person with a cerebral hemorrhage may have a sudden headache that is severe when lying down, changing positions, or by simply moving. The level of consciousness also changes, causing a person to become withdrawn, sleepy, or unconscious. A person who has cerebral bleeding may also experience communication difficulties and motor skill difficulties in which body parts may become weak and difficult to move. Eye problems, like double vision, drooping of eyelids, or even loss of vision, may plague a person as well.

Unfortunately, cerebral hemorrhaging is also linked to the use of the popular birth control pill Yasmin or Yaz. At Williams Kherkher, our lawyers work to help families who have suffered through this and other repercussions of using Yasmin or Yaz. Call (888) 220-0640 to talk with us today.


Post-omphalocele surgery

After undergoing omphalocele surgery, a baby should be taken care of properly to ensure quick healing and to prevent further infections or other medical problems.

After surgery, the baby may need to stay in the intensive care unit to keep the baby warm until he or she reaches the right temperature. For a while, mechanical ventilation will be used to help the baby breathe normally during the recovery process. Feeding the baby with the use of a nasogastric tube should take place when his bowel movement is already normal. The tube will also serve as a medium for other medicines he or she needs while recovering.

If you think your baby developed omphalocele due to the use of Zoloft while pregnant, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer. Contact the legal team from Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 to learn more about your legal options and how you might be compensated.


Attorney Sejal Brahmbhatt to Speak at Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar

Williams Kherkher attorney Sejal Brahmbhatt will be speaking next month at the Mass Torts Made Perfect seminar taking place in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will run from October 9-11, and Sejal is scheduled to speak at 3:15 pm on Thursday, October 10th, and will be discussing the latest  news regarding Depakote lawsuits.

Mass Torts Made Perfect is a legal seminar that aims to help attorneys succeed by giving them an opportunity to attend seminars from some of the best and most successful attorneys in the country. To learn more about Mass Torts Made Perfect, click here.


Nonprofits may be entitled to compensation for BP oil spill

The BP explosion and oil spill at Deepwater Horizon may have been the nation’s largest environmental crisis. Due to a court settlement, the company is expected to pay out around $7.8 billion dollars for damages to companies, corporations, and nonprofits.

Nonprofits are included for two major reasons. First, these organizations were one of the first to help smooth over damages after the accident—often using their own funds. Secondly, donors who were affected economically may not have the funds to donate to their usual nonprofits, placing additional financial burdens on these organizations.

The final deadline to file for a claim is August 2014, according to The Non Profit Times.

If your wildlife preservation organization, historical society, disease research organization, educational organization, or other non-profit organization may have been affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it is advisable to take legal action as soon as possible. Contact our lawyers at Williams Kherker in Houston at (888) 220-0640 to find out if we may be able to help you handle a non-profit claim.


Federal appeals court reverses ruling in BP case

A ruling that previously favored BP in a multi-million dollar dispute over insurance coverage was reversed by a New Orleans federal appeals court on Thursday, August 29.

BP is pushing for a portion of the $750 million insurance coverage in order to help them shoulder pollution-related expenses from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming they are entitled to it based on the existing insurance agreement of a drilling contractor.

In November of 2010, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier disagreed with the London-based multinational oil company’s version of the insurance policy. Then on March 1, Barbier’s verdict was reversed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in favor of BP. However, Barbier’s ruling against BP remains in effect until the New Orleans appeals court council talks with the Texas Supreme Court in order to allow the federal appeals court finally make a decision on the case.

If you are looking to file a claim seeking money from the BP oil spill settlement, talk with the legal team at Williams Kherkher about our success rates in handling such cases by calling us at (888) 220-0640 today.


Australian women file lawsuit against Bayer

Over 100 women in Australia recently sought legal counsel after a class action suit against Yasmin and Yaz maker was filed regarding the negative side effects from the birth control pill. According to reports, 123 Australian women are claiming they have suffered side effects like heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes from using the contraceptive pill.

Yasmin and Yaz maker Bayer recently settled a $1.4 billion lawsuit but they did not claim responsibility for the injuries linked to the birth control pills. A recent study said the newer combined pills with estrogen and progestogen hormone likely doubled the threat of suffering from fatal blood clots.

Sadly, in the U.S. alone, numerous women have suffered serious side effects from the use of Yasmin and Yaz contraceptive pills. If you are one of the women who has been negatively impacted by this dangerous pharmaceutical product, speak with the lawyers from Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640 today.


Ischemic strokes and treatment

Ischemic stroke, which occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off, should be treated immediately to prevent brain damage and other severe complications, not to mention death.

Emergency responders or medical professionals may administer tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) through a catheter in a patient’s groin, which goes to the brain, to break up the clots. Additionally, doctors may remove blood clots manually in severe cases where such surgery is possible.

The recurrence of an ischemic stroke  may be prevented by taking anti-thrombotic drug like Aspirin to prevent blood clots from forming.

Unfortunately, strokes are a common side effect of using the drug Yaz or Yasmin. If you believe that your stroke was caused by the use of these birth controls, call the legal team at Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 to learn about how you may be able to pursue compensation.


Repairing omphalocele through surgery

Omphalocele, or the congenital abdominal defect in which internal organs like the intestines and liver are located in a sac outside the abdomen, can only be treated through surgery.

Surgery is needed to place the organs back inside the body where they belong. Depending on the severity of the omphalocele, it can either be fixed right away or will need to be done later in the baby’s life. Typically, the operation will consist of a surgeon sewing a man-made material over the omphalocele, eventually allowing the omphalocele to be pushed back into the stomach.

Unfortunately, omphalocele is one of the many congenital defects  linked to the use of the anti depressant drug Zoloft by pregnant women. If you believe your child has omphalocele due to Zoloft use during pregnancy, contact a lawyer from Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 to find out how you may seek compensation.


Williams Kherkher visits Ruston, La. to talk about BP oil spill claims with business leaders

Yesterday, attorneys from Williams Kherkher spoke with business leaders from Lincoln Parish about their options for filing a claim with the BP oil spill settlement. The team stressed both that claims can still be filed against BP and that a business does not necessarily have to be located directly on the coast to be considered eligible for compensation under the settlement.

When speaking with these community business owners, the lawyers also focused on the fact that only a small percentage of eligible people and businesses have filed a BP oil spill claim. In fact, according to Steve Kherkher, a partner with Williams Kherkher, “So far BP has paid out $1.1 billion in economic losses. They’ve set aside $6 billion and there is no cap on those damages.”

While some business owners and operators have expressed concern that their business will not actually qualify to receive money under the settlement, Kherkher also stated, “A big misconception is that you have to show or prove that somehow the oil spill affected your business. You don’t.”

For business owners and managers, such as Michael Gahagan, the general manager at a Holiday Inn Express in Ruston, this is welcome news, as the oil spill indirectly affected their business by decreasing tourism.

If you’ve been affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill in any way, talk with an attorney from Williams Kherkher about filing a claim to pursue compensation for your losses and damages. When you call (888) 220-0640, we can help you evaluate your options and decide on the right course of legal action.


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