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The Power of the State Bar

High2016 LRS Conf San Franciscoer Legal had the great privilege of participating in the California State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Conference recently held at the State Bar headquarters in San Francisco. There were many highlights to the meeting, but the one that stands out out most to us is knowing the power of the State Bar to protect the public and insure people have access to the very best lawyers in the industry.

Since 2009 Higher Legal has helped Californians find the very best personal injury lawyers in the business. Higher Legal helps people save on the lawyer fees and monitors clients cases from beginning to end to make sure they receive the most transparent, personal and intelligent representation available. Additionally, as a Certified Benefit Corporation our mission is to be both the best lawyer referral service in the world and the best lawyer referral service for the world.

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Human Trafficking is both an international and local problem. Human Trafficking Legal Network founder Daniel Amos is proud to assist victims of human trafficking through Higher Legal, a California Certified Lawyer Referral Service (LRS#130).

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Attention Women in Los Angeles who suffered injury from use of the Mirena IUD

 

If you are a woman between the ages of 25 – 50 who has suffered a perforation of the uterus, ectopic pregnancy or thrombosis from use of a Mirena IUD, you have two choices:

 

  1. You calaura gianni 2n contact one of those law firms outside of California and discuss your personal medical history with an unknown intake clerk, or

 

2. You can contact Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with an expert female attorney who specializes in these cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve.

 

Many women between the ages of 25 – 50 have suffered a uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy or thrombosis as a result of the Mirena IUD. If you are one of these victims, please fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form in the top right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

 

The Mirena IUD is a small, t-shaped plastic intrauterine device (IUD) that releases a hormone into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena in 2000 as a contraceptive for women who have had at least one child. In 2009, the FDA approved Mirena to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women who prefer intrauterine contraception as their method of birth control.  In the course of marketing the Mirena, Bayer was warned by the FDA that its advertising omitted serious and frequent risks associated with Mirena, and misleadingly suggested that Mirena is safer than has been demonstrated.

 

Over 45,000 adverse events from Mirena have been reported to U.S. health regulators since Mirena’s introduction to the market. The most serious Mirena risks and side effects include: uterine perforation (the IUD tears through the cervix or the wall of the uterus); ectopic pregnancy (when the embryo implants outside the uterine cavity); thrombosis (blood clots).  Uterine perforation is a serious injury many women have suffered. The Mirena IUD moved within their uterus, ripped through the cervix or wall of the uterus, and entered the abdominal cavity, sometimes years after the IUD was properly inserted.  The migration of Mirena outside the uterus can cause scar tissue or adhesions, infections, blockages, and perforations or other damage to other organs, as well as unwanted pregnancy. This occurrence always requires surgery to remove the IUD and in certain cases a hysterectomy (the removal of the uterus and other organs), resulting in the woman never being able to become pregnant in the future.

 

Women who have suffered serious Mirena complications and pain have charged that Bayer failed to disclose adequately to them and their physicians the risk of migration of the Mirena after insertion. The lawsuits also charge that the Mirena IUD poses serious side effects and is a defective and dangerous medical device.  The warning label on Mirena only states that migration may occur if the uterus is perforated during the initial insertion. Bayer has not disclosed the danger of Mirena IUD tearing the uterus following its proper insertion. When patients report symptoms associated with uterine perforation, the patients and their doctors have no reason to suspect that Mirena has torn into and perforated the uterus. As a result, there can be a delay in timely and appropriate medical care and leading to greater pain and suffering for the patient, emotional distress, the need to remove the Mirena IUD, and permanent physical injuries.

 

 Higher Legal is the only local service certified through the California State Bar that assists victims in this area, is a Certified Benefit Corporation and specializes in helping people find honest and exceptional lawyers in their time of need.   VIDEO: What we do at Higher Legal. 

Attention Women in Los Angeles who suffered a fracture from the use of Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva

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If you are a woman over the age of 45 who suffered an atypical femur fracture unrelated to trauma after taking Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (or a combination of these drugs) for more than one year, you have two choices:

  1. You can contact a law firm located out of state and discuss your personal medical history with an unknown intake clerk, or

2. You can call Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with a female attorney who specializes in these cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve.

Many women over the age of 45 have suffered an atypical femur fracture unrelated to trauma after taking Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (or a combination of these drugs) for more than one year. If you are one of these victims, please fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form on the top right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva belong to a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates, which have been widely prescribed to strengthen bones, prevent bone loss and treat osteoporosis.  Despite evidence linking long-term use of these medications to the occurrence of unusual femur fractures and other serious health problems, more than 30 million bisphosphonate prescriptions are still written in the United States each year. Many  lawsuits have been filed on behalf of bisphosphonate users who have suffered atypical femur fractures, which are low-energy fractures or low-impact hip fractures that can occur without warning or exposure to any trauma.  Repairing a femur fracture typically requires surgical implantation of a rod into the femur.  Studies published in a number of highly respected medical journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research support the conclusion that long-term use of bisphosphonates can cause these types of atypical femur fractures.  On October 13, 2010, the FDA issued a new drug safety announcement regarding bisphosphonate femur fracture concerns. The FDA also required bisphosphonate manufacturers to include a new warning relating to atypical femur fractures.  Merck has been defending itself in Fosamax litigation in femur fracture cases as the connection between Fosamax and those injuries became evident. In California a Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding comprised of Fosamax injury lawsuits was approved in May 2011 for coordination and assigned to Judge Ronald Bauer in Orange County Superior Court.

Higher Legal is the only local service certified through the California State Bar that assists victims in this area, is a Certified Benefit Corporation and specializes in helping people find honest and exceptional lawyers in their time of need.  VIDEO: What we do at Higher Legal. 

Higher Legal Panel Attorney Selects Michael Jackson Jury

Michael Jackson.03Higher Legal panel attorney Brian Panish is currently selecting the jury in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case. Mr. Panish represents Katherine Jackson and Michael’s three children.

According to the L.A. Times, this is going to be a very contentious court fight. From the initial courtroom appearance Mr. Panish said he had made efforts to be civil with the lawyers for AEG but that the defense attorneys were wasting court resources by turning everything into “World War III.”

“Is that part of your civility?” AEG’s attorney Marvin Putnam asked Panish.

“Excuse me?” replied Panish, quickly adding, “You’re the most uncivil lawyer I’ve ever practiced against.”

The Jackson’s claim is that AEG was negligent in its hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray. AEG will be defending itself by saying there is no evidence to suggest that they were the ones to hire Murray. But in one widely quoted e-mail an AEG CEO allegedly wrote, “We want to remind [Dr. Murray] that it is AEG, not MJ, who is paying his salary. We want to remind him what is expected of him.”

Brian Panish is thought to be the premier trial lawyer in the United States. He still holds the record for obtaining the largest plaintiff’s verdict in U.S. History, 4.9 Billion dollars.

If you need an exceptional plaintiff’s lawyer, contact Higher Legal. We’ve got the best lawyers in the business.