Month: January 2017

Atrium C-Qur Mesh Lawsuits

The lawyers at the Harrelson Law Firm have teamed up with class action expert Robert Bonsignore to accept Atrium C-Qur (pronounced “Secure”) hernia mesh lawsuits.

Bonsignore is nationally known for his involvement and leadership in several multi-district litigation (MDL) suits, and he has now turned his attention towards defective hernia mesh lawsuits (including, but not limited to the Atrium C-Qur mesh.  The suit stems from the manufacturer’s failure to warn of the defective mesh.  Despite demands, Atrium Medical Corporation has refused to recall the defective product.  This hernia mesh, which is the first mesh to use an Omega 3 fatty acid coating, has been frequently reported as the root cause of injuries.  The company initially utilized the FDA’s 510(k) program to allow it to skip rigorous pre-market research and studies.

FDA Investigations: Defective Products and Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Little Rock, AR

After conducting several investigations into the product, the FDA ultimately sued Atrium last year.  If you have had problems associated with Atrium C-Qur, C-Qur Edge, C-Qur V-Patch, or any other hernia mesh products, give the lawyers at the Harrelson Law Firm a call today.

Injuries associated with defective hernia mesh products include:

  • Perforated Organs: A tear can form in an organ, such as the intestines, when coming in contact with parts of the C-Qur mesh.
  • Inflammation of Foreign Body: Encapsulation of the foreign body (C-Qur mesh) with scar tissue.
  • Constant Pain: A high rate of intense pain once implanted until explanted.
  • Dental Problems: Many patients who suffer from a chronic mesh infection develop severe dental problems. Many patients have lost all of their teeth.
  • Multiple Medical Procedures and Surgeries: Unfortunately, many clients have required multiple surgeries to remove the entire C-Qur mesh.
  • Neurological Changes: Poor memory and concentration.
  • Bowel Obstruction: Dense adhesions form connecting the C-Qur mesh to the bowel. Beware of a change in bowel habits.
  • Atypical Liver Function: Many patients have had unexplained abnormal liver function test.

The Atrium C-Qur hernia mesh lawsuit covers all injuries.

Steve Harrelson has been involved in successfully MDL and class action litigation for years.  “Seeking counsel when you realize something is awry is something you cannot ignore,” says Harrelson.  “There are strict time limits that govern these products, and once those limits have expired, your claim will be barred, no matter how worthy.”

For these reasons, it is imperative to hire a veteran defective products and medical malpractice lawyer Little Rock, AR respects. Defective products and medical malpractice lawyers are one phone call away.

SHThanks to our friend and contributor, Steve Harrelson from the Harrelson Law Firm, P.A. for his insight into Atrium C-Qur mesh lawsuits.

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer?

When a loved one passes, a variety of issues typically arise. One concern may be whether or not you need to retain the services of a Peoria IL probate lawyer. The answer depends on several factors that should be considered.

Executor of an Estate

An executor of an estate is a person named in a last will and testament to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are carried out. The executor generally is required to ensure that valid debts of the estate are paid and that any taxes due and owing are satisfied. They are also expected to distribute the assets of the estate as directed in the last will and testament.

If you have been named the executor of an estate, your immediate response may be to retain legal counsel. In many cases, this is a wise course when you have been appointed to oversee and address the affairs of a loved one’s estate.

Unless the estate qualifies for a simplified probate process, or can bypass the formal probate process altogether, the executor will need to become involved with the probate court. The reality is that probate court procedures, and their associated laws, are some of the most complex in the U.S. legal system. Thus, if the estate will be involved in probate court proceedings, an executor should consider getting legal assistance from a probate attorney.

Disputes Regarding an Estate

In a surprising number of cases, heirs or legatees of an estate can end up at odds with one another. If family members and others associated with the estate are in dispute, the involvement of a probate lawyer may be the best solution. There are a number of different ways in which a probate attorney can be of invaluable assistance in this type of situation:

  • An objective and non-emotional attorney can help negotiate or intervene between family members.
  • Someone with a vested interest in the estate who hires a probate lawyer has a better chance of protecting their rights than someone who does not have a legal representative

Tax Issues

Occasionally an estate may face complicated tax issues. In the grand scheme of things, one of the goals in settling an estate is minimizing the amount of money paid out in estate and inheritance taxes.

As an aside, tax issues can best be addressed in a proactive manner. A person with more substantial assets is wise to engage in comprehensive and advanced estate planning. This can help minimize tax consequences for their heirs after passing.

Retaining a probate attorney can be a crucial step to ensure that tax issues are properly addressed. The costs associated with hiring an attorney may be offset by what is saved in estate or inheritance taxes.

Retain a Probate Lawyer

No matter the specific circumstances, the first step in retaining a probate attorney is scheduling what is called an initial consultation. Through an initial consultation between an attorney and the prospective client, a probate lawyer has the chance to evaluate any potential issues with an estate. In addition, the individual seeking legal representation can ask questions of an experienced probate attorney. As a general rule, a probate attorney does not charge a fee for an initial consultation with a prospective client.

Smith and WeerThanks to our friend and contributors from Smith & Weer, P.C. for their insight into probate law.