For millions of Americans, hip replacement devices from Stryker, Depuy, Wright and Zimmer promised mobility and relief, but due to these companies’ defective medical devices, many patients have been left crippled and facing painful revision surgeries. Hip replacement patients have a new reason to be concerned. A recently issued hazard alert from Australia’s Department of health and a recall notification from Stryker are warning patients about potential issues and injuries associated with the company’s LFIT™ Anatomic CoCr V40™ femoral head.
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If your surgery, prescription or treatment has harmed you, we can help.
Errors made by doctors can be very destructive. Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer for help.
Truck accident litigation is complex due to the potential number of negligent parties.
We can make sure that you are protected and compensated if you are hurt at work.
If you or a loved one has been abused sexually, you have a remedy. Call us for help.
Sometimes drugs meant to help you cause you harm instead. We can help you.
If there's an accident, an experienced car accident lawyer will make sure that you are protected.
Injuries can affect every aspect of your life. Our experienced lawyers understand, and can help.
Nothing can truly replace a loved one lost, but compensation can help the family recover.
Our attorneys are very experienced in Elder Law, and will help if there has been abuse.
We are well versed in the complicated childbirth injury laws and can help you with your case.
A Team of Top Trial Attorneys for Landmark Cases.
Led by Illinois Super Lawyer and former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Peter J. Flowers, our team of experienced and creative trial attorneys & medical malpractice lawyers routinely take on large challenges, and succeed. In addition to representing clients locally in Chicago and nationally in a full spectrum of cases involving catastrophic personal injuries, medical malpractice, workplace injuries and wrongful death, our team of top attorneys has taken the lead nationally in representing clients who are victims of defective medical products.
As a top Chicago attorney law firm, Meyers & Flowers have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for clients who would otherwise be limited to insurance policy limits which are usually woefully inadequate to fully handle medical and other costs.
Our trial attorneys are supported by a highly skilled team of paralegals, expert witnesses, top financial consultants and medical professionals. This team approach is what makes Meyers & Flowers stand out from the competition in that preparation is comprehensive and fast. We understand that many our clients are not only suffering from a personal injury but are also having to deal with a reduction in income.
While we are headquartered in Chicago, we have successfully taken on Big Pharma and other international corporations that are responsible for injuries caused by their products. We are considered a top Chicago law firm because we are not intimidated by these giant corporations. Meyers & Flowers have the internal resources to fully document the consequences of the injury to our client and to establish which entity must bear the burden of providing substantial and relevant compensation.
One of the services we provide to our clients is that of buffer between the incident response team of attorneys and our client. Offers to settle early in the negotiation process is a sign that the opposition hopes to avoid a trial and the much larger award that is likely to awarded by a jury. At Meyers & Flowers, we evaluate these offers against the needs of our client, including future needs, and advise accordingly. Taking on the role of advocate for our client means that we bear the brunt of the often aggressive negotiating that is done in these cases.
Since our reputation for winning large awards and settlements for our clients is nationwide, our negotiating power is considerable. We have been successful due to our hard work in meticulously preparing our cases for trial and our policy of forwarding the lawsuit to trial as quickly as possible. We don’t allow the other side to slow the process with meaningless legal tactics.
Our clients include thousands who have been injured by products such as defective hip and knee replacement joints, medications such as Actos, Xarelto, Zofran or birth control products. If you have been victimized by any of these devices or products, find out about your rights. You may be able to join an existing case to receive compensation.
Don't let defective medical products ruin your life.
Ensuring Our Clients Receive Full and Meaningful Compensation
Meyers & Flowers attracts clients from all over America because of our reputation for relentlessly fighting for meaningful compensation for victims of corporate and institutional negligence. As a top Chicago law firm, we also attract the best lawyers in Chicago, paralegals, expert consultants and clerical staff. The combined talent of our team enables our clients to succeed against huge corporate litigation teams with unlimited finances and every reason to delay proceedings. We are a powerful force, fully focused on vigorously pursuing financial compensation for our clients who are dealing with life changing injuries or losses.
We enjoy the challenge of obtaining full compensation for our clients and their families. This comes in part from operating with the knowledge that our adversaries are primarily focused on reducing the financial impact a proper financial award will have on their client’s financial statements. One common tactic is to offer a settlement early on in the proceedings which appears fairly generous.
Early offers of settlements are almost always far short of the true financial impact the injury and loss will have on our clients lives going forward. These offers are made quickly to take advantage of the sudden financial and emotional stress that an injury or a death will have on a family. Understanding and countering the tactics employed by large corporations and institutions is one reason why we are considered among the best lawyers in Chicago.
As national leaders in the area of defective medical products and "mass tort" litigation, the attorneys at Meyers & Flowers have the experience to maximize your recovery. Join with thousands of others who've been injured to be sure you obtain justice.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from the negligence or mistake of another, call us. We can explain your legal rights and help you to get the full compensation you deserve. There are no fees until we win your case.
Top Trial Lawyers, Excellent Results.
Meyers & Flowers is a Chicago law firm operating from a simple basic philosophy: put the client first. With that as a guiding principle, Meyers & Flowers has grown from a small but dedicated group of trial attorneys and medical malpractice lawyers into one of the top law firms in Chicago, with a practice dedicated to obtaining full and just compensation for clients across the United States.
Building Client Trust, Case By Case.
Recognizing that our clients place their trust in us to resolve issues that have profound effects on their family, our experienced team of some of the best attorneys in Chicago do everything that we can to earn that trust by our vigorous advocacy of our clients' interests. Favorable results are earned through hard work and dedication. From the initial client meeting through extensive pretrial preparation, aggressive settlement negotiations and ultimately trial, the attorneys at Meyers & Flowers possess the work ethic along with the detailed personal attention that is necessary to fully understand and win cases.
Top Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers.
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be complex, time-consuming and costly to pursue. At Meyers & Flowers, we understand how emotionally and financially stressful such cases can be. We have assembled a team of some of the top medical malpractice lawyers in Chicago, dedicated to pursuing justice for patients who have been injured as a result of improper care from a medical professional. Whether your case is against a doctor, hospital or government-run healthcare facility, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Learn More About our Medical Malpractice Attorneys»
Vigorous Case Preparation Gets Results.
We prepare every case very aggressively, pushing the other side to respond to our demands and effectively setting the stage for successful settlement negotiations. Part of our power stems from our stellar record of wins as well as our policy of preparing each case for trial regardless of the opposition’s assurances of impending settlement offers.
Our expert accountants and lifestyle consultants fully understand the current and future needs of our clients who have endured physical or mental injuries due to negligence. Our top trial attorneys are well versed in communicating these financial requirements clearly, both in settlement negotiations and if necessary during trial. In wrongful death cases, we know how to expose the actual monetary loss that loss of a loved one, particularly the primary income earner, has on the family. Successfully making the case for meaningful compensation requires the full force of the top Chicago law firm of Meyers & Flowers, particularly when going against corporate giants with deep pockets.
Meyers & Flowers in the News
For millions of Americans, hip replacement devices from Stryker, Depuy, Wright and Zimmer promised mobility and relief, but due to these companies’ defective medical devices, many patients have been left crippled and facing painful revision surgeries.
FDA warns of carotid endarterectomy patients of serious bleeding risks due to Baxter’s Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch
In breaking news, the Food and Drug Administration is reporting that the agency has received multiple adverse event reports from Baxter International Inc. regarding its Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch, also known as the Vascu-Guard patch.
Alere’s INRatio® System recalled for putting Warfarin Patients at risk for life-threatening Blood Injuries
In July 2016, Alere began its voluntary recall of INRatio® and INRatio®2 Monitoring Systems from the market because of incorrect low INR/anti-coagulation readings, which has resulted in patients being at risk of having major or fatal bleeding issues.
FDA Updates Warning for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics - Serious Disabling and Potentially Permanent Side Effects Possible
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its strongest warning about fluoroquinolones (FLQ), a class of oral and injectable antibiotics, due to a number of serious debilitating and potentially permanent side effects.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently strengthened its warning for diabetics taking Invokana, Invokamet (canagliflozin). According to a June 14, 2016, FDA statement, from March 2013, when canagliflozin was approved, to October 2015, FDA received reports of 101 confirmable cases* of acute kidney injury, some requiring hospitalization and dialysis, with canagliflozin or dapagliflozin use.
The fuel tanker train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, is the latest in a long line of fuel tanker catastrophes and echoes the 2013 Lac-Mégantic disaster. Meyers & Flowers' Peter J. Flowers, spoke with KATU, the Portland-based ABC affiliate, about the the devastation fuel tanker train derailments can cause to communities.
As a point of reference, in 2014 only heart disease, at approximately 611,000 deaths, and cancer, with an estimated 585,000 deaths, outranked medical error as the first- and second-leading causes of deaths, while car accidents were responsible for 32,675 deaths, according to the CDC.
Popular Antibiotics Avelox and Levaquin Cause Increased Risk of Life-threatening Side Effect – Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Dissection.
Taken by more than 20 million people each year, fluoroquinolone antibiotics notably Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Avelox (moxifloxacin) have a serious side effect that is rarely talked about: aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection.
Meyers & Flowers Partner, Peter J. Flowers, has been inducted into the International Society of Barristers. This exclusive legal society is made up of plaintiff and defense attorneys from across the U.S. and around the world.
Meyers & Flowers Move Syngenta Litigation Home to Williamson County Court for Illinois Corn Farmers to Seek Damages
Meyers & Flowers, an Illinois-based law firm, leading the Syngenta litigation for the Plaintiffs, Illinois corn farmers, announce the cases will be transferred to the Circuit Court of Williamson County, Illinois, to secure local farmers’ participation in court proceedings. Meyers & Flowers can now file all cases for farmers in the United States against Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
The Food and Drug Administration’s recent safety review of Invokana resulted in new warnings for diabetics taking the medication. Meyers & Flowers wants you to know what the new warnings mean if you or a loved one have taken Invokana?
Daughter Of Fallen Chicago Firefighter Who Died In Abandoned Building Fire Five Years Ago Calls For Tougher Penalties Against Building Owners
In light of the tragic death of Chicago firefighter Daniel Capuano yesterday, Meyers & Flowers' Peter Flowers and Jennifer Singer are speaking to the media about the need for stricter code enforcement for abandoned buildings in Chicago.
Boston Scientific Recalls Cardiology devices, RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire, used in Atherectomy Procedures
Boston Scientific has recalled its RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire devices. Used in atherectomy procedures, the company issued the recalls because the devices’ core wires may crack or separate from the Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System causing serious and life-threatening injuries to cardiac patients.
Meyers & Flowers, an Illinois-based law firm, invites corn farmers across Illinois to join them at one of their Town Hall meetings regarding the Syngenta litigation. The firm will be hosting a series of informational meetings throughout Illinois from November 30 through December 10, 2015.
MMeyers & Flowers is pleased to announce that Partners Ryan P. Theriault and Brian J. Perkins have been selected to the 2015 Emerging Lawyers list. These Emerging Lawyers have been identified by their peers as the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois who are age 40 or younger or have practiced no more than 10 years. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer.
Meyers & Flowers to sue Canadian Pacific on behalf of the Victims of the Lac-Megantic Train Derailment
Peter J. Flowers, Meyers & Flowers’ partner and lawyer for the families of 41 of the 47 victims of the Lac-Megantic train derailment, recently spoke to the Associated Press and members of the U.S. and Canadian media regarding the latest settlement news and Canadian Pacific’s ongoing refusal to contribute to the victim’s settlement fund.
Meyers & Flowers Law Firm Announces Illinois Claimants Opt-In to Takeda Pharmaceutical’s $2.4 Billion Actos Diabetes Drug Product Liability Resolution Program
Peter J. Flowers, partner of Meyers & Flowers Law Firm and the Co-Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs in the Illinois State Court litigation against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., announces that plaintiffs have opted in to the $2.4-billion Actos (pioglitazone) product liability resolution program.
Meyers & Flowers' partner Brian Perkins recently spoke with CBS Chicago on the dangers of testosterone medications. Perkins and the firms’ attorneys are key court appointed leaders in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation.