WE ARE INVESTIGATING THE FOLLOWING CLAIMS
INVESTIGATION FOR UBERX DRIVERS
McCallister Law Group, LLC is investigating claims on behalf of UberX drivers who may be considered as employees rather than as independent contractors under Illinois State Law. Classification as an employee may entitle UberX drivers to reimbursement for costs and other employment benefits incurred while transporting UberX customers to various destinations. Uber has maintained that under its business model, UberX drivers are “independent contractors” and not employees and, thus, expenses including gas and various taxes and workers’ compensation costs, must be borne by the driver. If you are now, or have been in the past, an UberX driver in Illinois and are interested in pursuing such a claim, you may contact our office and complete a free confidential online questionnaire so that you may explore your legal options and protect your legal rights.
INVESTIGATION CONCERNING TALCUM POWDER CASES INVOLVING OVARIAN AND FALLOPIAN TUBE CANCERS
McCallister Law Group, LLC is currently investigating and pursuing claims involving talcum powder which has been used for years by women who have applied talc-based powders either directly or indirectly to their private parts exposing their reproductive tracts to talcum powder. It has been shown that such women are at increased risk of developing ovarian or fallopian tube cancers and that Johnson & Johnson has failed to warn that such an exposure creates an increased risk for developing these types of cancers. As a result, efforts to enhance the warning label with regard to the increased risk associated with talcum powder and development of these cancers are underway.
The following companies market talcum powder, and our firm can investigate your potential claim to determine if use of these brands result in diagnosed ovarian or fallopian tube cancers:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Gold Bond Medicated Powder
- Clubman Pinaud Talc
- Shower to Shower
- Nivea Pure Talc Baby Powder.
If you believe you have a claim, you may contact our firm to learn more about your legal options and to protect your rights. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your possible claim and learn more about your rights after using talcum powder.
INVESTIGATION CONCERNING ONGLYZA and KOMBIGLYZE XR INJURIES
Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR are oral medications used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Both drugs are known by the generic name saxagliptin and are classified as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. The FDA first approved Onglyza in July 2008 and later approved Kombiglyze XR in November 2010. In February 2014, the FDA released a drug safety communication regarding Onglyza and Kombiglyze Xr side effects. The communication was issued following a New England Journal of Medicine study stating that the rate of hospitalization due to heart failure was increased in patients who were on Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR. In April 2015, the FDA’s Endocrinology and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee recommended adding a label to both drugs in order to warn consumers of increased cardiovascular risk. The increased cardiovascular risk takes the form of heart failure, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrest and death. If you or a loved one has taken one or both of these drugs, then you may contact our firm to explore your legal options in order to protect your rights.
INVESTIGATION REGARDING LAPROSCOPIC POWER MORCELLATORS
McCallister Law Group, LLC is investigating cases involving women who have been diagnosed with cancer after undergoing a hysterectomy or a myomectomy where a laproscopic power morcellator (“LPM”) was used. The FDA issued a safety communication on April 17, 2014, discouraging the use of laproscopic power morcellators for the removal of the uterus and uterine fibroids, citing a risk for the spread of unsuspected cancerous tissue. The manufacturer of the power morcellators, Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, immediately suspended the sales of laproscopic power morcellators around the world.
It has been estimated that around 500,000 women undergo hysterectomies on an annual basis. Of this total, approximately 11% of hysterectomies have been performed using a power morcellator which means approximately 50,000 women undergo laproscopic morcellation hysterectomies annually.
If you or a loved have undergone a hysterectomy or myomectomy in which a power morcellator has been used and you have contracted uterine cancer, you may want to contact our firm to investigate your legal options and protect your legal rights.
INVESTIGATION CONCERNING 3M BAIR HUGGER FORCED-AIR WARMING BLANKETS
McCallister Law Group, LLC is investigating infections which may be associated with the use of Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blankets designed to keep patients warm during orthopedic surgery. Evidence has shown that patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgeries have developed deep joint infections after surgery where Bair Hugger Forced-Air Warming Blankets were used during the procedure.
If you or a loved one has suffered a deep joint infection following knee or hip replacement surgery where a forced-air warming blanket was utilized during the procedure, you may want to contact our firm to explore your legal options and protect your rights.
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