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Monday, May 26, 2014

Texas Investment Fraud Lawyer Confidentially Reviews Investment Fraud Lawsuits Including SEC Bounty Actions

Texas Investment Fraud Lawyer Jason Coomer Confidentially Reviews Investment Fraud Lawsuits Including SEC Whistleblower Reward Bounty Actions by Texas Investment Fraud Lawyer Jason Coomer

Texas investment fraud lawyer, Jason Coomer handles investment fraud lawsuits including retirement fraud, broker fraud, business fraud, and whistleblower reward fraud lawsuits.  He works with investors on cases where fraudulent and negligent misrepresentations have cost investors and businesses substantial amounts of money. 

SEC Whistleblower Bounty Actions Are Designed to Encourage Persons With Knowledge of Investment Fraud and Significant SEC Violations To Confidentially Expose the Fraud By Offering Large Financial Rewards For People That Are The Original Source of Information That Expose The Fraud

SEC Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits or SEC Bounty Actions are a product of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  These laws were designed to create bounties that can be collected by whistleblowers that properly report SEC violations, financial fraud, securities fraud, commodities fraud, and stimulus fraud that result in monetary sanctions over one million dollars ($1,000,000.00).  The SEC can award the whistleblower up to 30% of the money collected.

Persons that report this fraud through an attorney can remain anonymous and still collect a large reward through their attorney.  By creating anonymous whistleblower bounties, the SEC expects investors and people with specific information of fraud to expose hard to detect fraud and to help regulate the financial market and prevent large investment corporations, banks, hedge funds, and other large corporations from committing financial fraud of billions of dollars.  For more information, please feel free to contact Bounty Action Lawyer Jason S. Coomer or go to the following web page, SEC Bounty Action Lawsuits.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

St Jude Spinal Stimulators: St. Jude Eon Stimulators and Medtronic Stimulators May Malfunction by Defective Spinal Stimulator Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

St Jude Spinal Stimulators: Implantable Neurostimulation Systems Including St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini Spinal Stimulators May Malfunction Causing People with the Devices to Experience a Continuous Shock and Extreme Pain or Require Removal Through Surgery by Defective Spinal Stimulator Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Defective Implantable Neurostimulation Systems have caused many people to suffer severe shocks, severe pain, and other significant health problems. Persons with or thinking about receiving a St. Jude spinal stimulator or Medtronic stimulator should speak with their health care provider about the potential health risks of having a spinal stimulator implanted in them as well as make sure that the device is being used for an FDA approved indication.

Persons that have experienced severe shocks, malfunctioning batteries, and other problems with an implanted spinal stimulator, should consult their health care provider and make sure that any adverse health events from the implanted spinal stimulator are reported to the FDA. For more information on defective spinal stimulator lawsuits, please go to the following web page: St. Jude Spinal Stimulator  Lawsuit Information or please feel free to send an e-mail to Defective Spinal Stimulator Lawyer Jason Coomer.

FDA Action on Spinal Stimulators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issues warning letters when it finds certain problems that it wants a company to fix.  In a letter dated July 17, 2012, the FDA issued a warning letter related to Medtronic’s process for handling complaints and stated that regulatory action might ensue should the manufacturer fail to address the agency’s request to take action. The FDA also issued a warning letter to St. Jude Medical, resulting in the company’s announcement that there were weld failures present within the internal batteries of their units. Physicians and Patients who may have been implanted with defective stimulators are being notified individually by St. Jude Medical. Since the problem surfaced in 2011, over 300 heat-related complaints have been filed on behalf of carriers of defective units and several lawsuits have been filed. The failure of a stimulator to operate correctly has had many effects on our clients. At a minimum, defective devices expose clients to the very pain the devices are supposed to relieve. In addition to increased pain, other symptoms our clients have reported experiencing include:
  • Severe irritation and  burning at the battery site
  • An inability to control the stimulator (resulting in unwelcome jolts, pain, or temporary paralysis)
  • Severe burns while recharging the battery
  • Premature battery depletion
  • Bladder problems
  • Increased numbness
  • Lead migration and broken anchors
  • Partial paralysis
In most cases, when a stimulator is found to be defective it must be removed. This surgery can be both costly and cause its own complications. Not only is there always a risk of infection with every surgery, but because the removal of a stimulator requires navigating delicate nerves in the spine, it is possible that nerves can be nicked or otherwise damages during the procedure leading to symptoms such as weakness, pain, or numbness in the body. In some cases, removal of the simulator can result in a leakage of spinal fluid from the epidural space, leading to severe and long-lasting headaches or feelings of fatigue which may heal on its own or may require its own surgery to repair.

Spinal Stimulator Lawsuit Information

In reviewing potential failed back surgery implant lawsuits, it is important to obtain copies of your medical records and to determine if the implantable neurostimulation system was properly implanted by the spinal surgeon or if the spinal stimulator was defective.  If the spinal stimulator was defective and has/had to be removed, it is important that the defective device is kept as potential evidence.  For more information on this topic, please feel free to go to the following web page, Failed Back Surgery and Defective Implantable Neurostimulation System Lawsuits  or please feel free to send an e-mail to Defective Spinal Stimulator Lawyer Jason Coomer.