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Talcum Powder Lawyers For Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Did You Use Talc Baby Powder?

Have You Been Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer?

 

Talcum powder lawyers are filing Talcum Powder lawsuits for women who have gotten ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder.

Think talcum powder and many of us picture chortling babies and smiling mothers changing diapers. Nothing seems more safe and wholesome. And many women use talc products daily, as well, for feminine hygiene and after showering.

Do you remember this famous phrase from Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower  ads?  “Just a sprinkle a day helps keep odor away.” Well that sprinkle is now resulting in  women  filing  lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson claiming  that talc in this and other products led to them developing  ovarian cancer. They claim that the they  should have been warned.

Johnson’s baby powder was one of the company’s household name  products.  It has been sold for more than a 100 years. Now they say it can cause ovarian cancer?  A recent lawsuit awarded $72 million to a woman whose ovarian cancer could be scientifically linked to use of Talc.

But, you say,  I have been using this product for years. Since I was a  teenager or younger and they knew and did not tell us? Yes, in the  last few decades, studies have suggested a possible link between talc and ovarian cancer.

These studies go back, he says, to a British study in 1971. Researchers reported that microscopic analysis of 13 ovarian tumors found talc particles in 10 of them. Several other studies followed in the early 1980s in the United States and Europe and suggested that women who use talc feminine hygiene products may have up to a 35% higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who don’t those products.

The Johnson and Johnson website proclaims  “Few ingredients have demonstrated the same performance, mildness and safety profile as cosmetic talc, which has been used for over 100 years by millions of people around the world.” It goes on to note that talc is used “in a range of other consumer products such as toothpaste, chewing gum, and aspirin.”

If you think you have gotten ovarian cancer from Talcum powder contact us today to speak to a Talcum Powder lawyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bard IVC Filters Get National Attention | IVC Lawyers Filing Lawsuits

Bard IVC Lawsuits Are Being Filed By IVC Filter Lawyers

Bard IVC Filter Injury Lawsuit  News

The Bard IVC filter lawsuits came to national awareness with the NBC Nightly News segment on IVC filter complications.

A National broadcast has raised public awareness of current lawsuits filed  by IVC filter lawyers  against Bard. Lawsuits have been filed for patients whi have had  a Bard IVC filter break or fail. These IVC lawsuits are consolidated as multidistrict litigation, MDL 2641 Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation.

The Bard IVC lawyers of our Bard Injury Lawyer Network are pleased to see that there is now an awareness as these filters are primarily implanted in an older population. Attorneys representing families in IVC filter lawsuits are now accepting lawsuits for inclusion in the Bard IVC Filter MDL.

The Bard IVC filters are  breaking, fracturing, and moving inside the body,  causing damage to the heart and lungs and resulting in stroke and death according to adverse incident reports.

Our National Bard IVC Filter Helpline is ready to assist families, victims and caregivers. The National Bard IVC filter lawyers  are  accepting claims  from victims, and their family members  for  injuries and deaths from the Bard IVC filter.

The vena cava filters are implanted in the veins of patients to catch blood clots before they reach the lungs. The filters have  complications including vein and organ perforation, migration and breakage. This can result in injury or even death of patients.


 

Xarelto Extensive Bleeding Lawsuits Increase

Xarelto is a medication which thins the blood. Xarelto has been shown to cause excessive bleeding resulting in serious injury and sometimes death. There is no way to stop the bleeding. Xarelto lawyers are filing lawsuits against the manufacturer for lack of warnings regarding their medication.

In December 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized all federal Xarelto lawsuits into one court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. At the time, about 50 product liability lawsuits were pending in the court. That number has now increased to about 400.

Not long after the Xarelto MDL was established, Philadelphia consolidated all state Xarelto lawsuits into a mass tort in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. What started as about 70 cases has now increased to about 200.

Defendants Resisted Formation of Mass Tort

Plaintiffs involved in Xarelto lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals—manufacturers of the drug—should be held liable for damages associated with serious Xarelto side effects, including severe gastrointestinal bleeding and sometimes death.

The defendants initially resisted consolidating cases in Philadelphia, arguing that New Jersey would be a better location, since that’s where the company headquarters are located. They added that most plaintiffs also lived in other states, so it didn’t make sense to bring all cases to Pennsylvania.

The cases all do not involve common issues of fact, either, the defendants argued, since Xarelto is approved for multiple purposes. These include the prevention of blood clots after hip and knee replacement surgery, and the reduction of stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

The court disagreed, stating the cases did share common issues of fact, that the defendants had strong ties to Pennsylvania, and that the Philadelphia court was an appropriate forum for the mass tort.

The companies expressed their intentions to defend against the claims brought in litigation, maintaining that Xarelto has a favorable benefit-risk profile.

Drug Makers Failed to Warn About Serious Xarelto Side Effects

The FDA approved Xarelto in 2011. Manufacturers immediately marketed it as a more convenient option to warfarin, the leading anti-coagulant for decades, because it came in a once-daily dose and required no dietary restrictions.

Within just a year, however, reports of excessive bleeding began coming in, numbering more than 1,000 by June 30, 2012—at least 65 of those involving the death of the patient. By the end of that year, more than 151 people had died in events related to Xarelto.

Plaintiffs filed lawsuits to recover damages, claiming that the drug makers had failed to provide proper warnings on the labels. Patients were left in the dark, for instance, on the fact that there was no readily available antidote to Xarelto bleeding. While all blood thinners carry some risk of bleeding, patients taking warfarin can have that bleeding stopped with vitamin K injections. There is no such solution for patients on Xarelto, making bleeding events much more serious and potentially deadly.

State and Federal Courts to Coordinate Pre-Trial Proceedings

Both parties plan to coordinate the mass tort with the Xarelto MDL. In a recent case management conference, for instance, held in April 2015, the MDL court noted that five days before each future status conference, the defendants are to identify and share any Xarelto lawsuits pending in state courts, to facilitate coordination.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Xarelto contact us for an Xarelto attorney.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News, Vaginal Mesh Lawyer Updates

Vaginal Mesh lawsuits continue to be filed at a rapid rate. Vaginal mesh lawyers continue to file lawsuits in the MDL's in West Virginia Federal court. It is important tp file your vaginal mesh lawsuit immeditately. The bellwether trials are beginning.

The vaginal mesh lawsuits are proceeding and a jury awarded $3.35 million in vaginal  a mesh case against Johnson & Johnson

Vaginal Mesh Multi District Lawsuit List Consolidated Under Judge Goodwin in West Virginia

Amercian Medical Systems Vaginal Mesh Lawyers Filing  Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits In

    MDL – 2325, IN RE: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

Boston Scientific Vaginal Mesh lawyers Are Filing Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits In:


    MDL – 2326 IN RE: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Lawyers Are Filing Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits In:


    MDL – 2327 IN RE: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

Coloplast Lawyers Are Filing Coloplast Lawsuits In:


    MDL – 2387 IN RE: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation
 

Published February 26, 2013

A jury on Monday said Johnson & Johnson should pay a South Dakota woman $3.35 million for failing to adequately warn her doctor of the potential dangers of a vaginal mesh implant made by the company's Ethicon subsidiary, and for misrepresenting the product in brochures.

It was the first verdict among some 1,800 vaginal mesh cases pending in New Jersey against Ethicon and J&J and could have an impact on thousands of lawsuits against other manufacturers of similar products.

The lawsuit, in state Superior Court in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was brought by Linda Gross, 47, of Watertown, South Dakota, in November 2008. It alleged that the Gyncare Prolift vaginal mesh was not safe and that J&J and Ethicon were liable, among other things, for "their defective design, manufacture, warnings and instructions."

The Ethicon product, before being taken off the U.S. market last year, was used to treat pelvic organ collapse, a condition for which the plaintiff, a nurse, was treated in November 2008.

That condition occurs when tissue that holds the pelvic organs in place is weak or stretched and bulges into the vagina. There are different types of this prolapse condition, which usually occurs after menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy. The vaginal mesh was also used by many doctors to treat a severe form of urinary incontinence, called stress incontinence.

Gross, a nurse, filed her lawsuit after having surgery in 2006 to install a Gyncare Prolift for pelvic prolapse. She alleged the surgery led to a variety of problems, including mesh erosion, scar tissue, inflammation and "neurologic compromise to … structures and tissue."

She said she had to seek medical treatment and had 18 operations to repair the damage caused by the mesh.

Ben Anderson, a member of the trail team for the plaintiff, called the jury verdict "a strong statement to Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon that they cannot put profits before women's safety."

The verdict, by a panel of six women and three men, followed a six-week trial before Judge Carol Higbee. After the verdict was delivered, the judge ruled that she will allow arguments on punitive damages. Those hearings are scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Sheri Woodruff, a spokeswoman for Ethicon, said, "While we are always concerned when a patient experiences medical conditions like those suffered by the plaintiff, all surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse present risks of complications."

She said she could not comment further.

In addition to the lawsuits against Ethicon and J&J in New Jersey, about 11,000 other claims have been filed against a variety of manufacturers of vaginal mesh, according to Florida attorney Bryan Aylstock.

Those claims have been consolidated into five cases that are pending in federal court in West Virginia, according to Aylstock, co-lead counsel in one of the West Virginia cases.

The defendants in those cases are Ethicon, C.R. Bard Inc, Boston Scientific Corp, Coloplast, and Endo Health Solutions' American Medical Systems Inc.

Last year, jurors in a state court in Bakersfield, California, said C.R. Bard was liable for $3.6 million in the first case over the vaginal mesh devices to go to trial. The panel found the plaintiff and her husband were entitled to a total of $5.5 million for her medical expenses, pain, suffering and other damages resulting from Bard's Avaulta Plus device.

Last June, J&J announced that it had stopped selling the vaginal mesh following lawsuits that allege it caused infections and bleeding. On Monday, the company said there were 4,000 lawsuits against J&J involving the vaginal mesh product pending in the United States.

Morningstar analyst Damien Conover said plaintiff attorneys generally pick a particularly strong case to argue first and that the judgment against J&J was sizable. But, he added that subsequent plaintiffs' cases coming to trial might be less forceful, and that J&J, with annual revenue approaching $70 billion, could easily withstand eventual financial hits from the litigation.

"The size of the caseload presents a significant legal risk to J&J, although it's hard to quantify," Conover said.

Conover said J&J has taken recent charges of more than $4 billion for recalls of defective artificial hips, without badly denting the company's share price. He said charges are likely to be considerably less for the vaginal mesh litigation, "So I don't think this is a big overhang" for the company.

J&J shares closed down 0.89 percent, or 68 cents, at $75.57 on the New York Stock Exchange.

The case is Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey, Atl-L-6966-10.

Mirena IUD Lawyers Accepting Mirena IUD Lawsuits Nationwide

Free Legal Shield  Mirena IUD Lawyers are accepting Mirena IUD cases where the device has migrated from position to the uterus, abdomen or a nearby organ. The device becomes embedded and causes a perforation and usually needs to be surgically removed.

Can you answer yes to any of these questions? If so, we need to hear from you today.

Were there any complications with the original insertion?
Do you have a perforation?
Has the device been surgically removed?

Symptoms to watch out for include:

    Lower abdominal pain
    Heavy vaginal bleeding
    Inability to locate the Mirena IUD string
    Bloating,and pain in the abdomen
    Nausea, Vomiting, Chills, Fever and Rapid heartbeat

Serious side effects that have been linked to Mirena include:

  •     Embedment in the uterus
  •     Embedment in the abdomen or a nearby organ
  •     Erosion of adjacent areas such as the vagina
  •     Intestinal perforations or obstruction
  •     Perforation of the uterus

Mirena IUD Lawsuits Alert

Mirena IUD lawyers are filing Mirena lawsuits for a implanted Mirena IUD needing to be  surgically removed because it migrated from its original position and perforated the uterine lining, You may have a potential Mirena lawsuit.

Legal Shield has launched an aggressive outreach campaign to locate all women who have had a perforation of the uterus or abdomen or another organ.

 

Lawyers for Airplane Accidents and Aviation Crash Injuries

Nationwide Airplane Crash Lawyers

Nationwide Lawyers for Airplane Accidents and Aviation Crash Injuries

An airplane disaster with loss of life can be devastating to a family and can cause severe emotional distress. If you or a loved one is a victim of an aircraft accident, control tower misconduct, or pilot negligence, not only do you need an aggressive airplane accident lawyer, but you also need emotional support. An airplane disaster can affect you for months, and live in your memory for years. Our experienced  airplane crash lawyers provide effective representation while understanding your emotional needs after such a traumatic experience.

When an airplane crash occurs, people try to make sense of what happened in order to deal with the anxiety and stress of the situation. Emotional and psychological trauma results from the extraordinarily stressful event.  This may shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world.  The emotional damage can linger long after the crisis is over and a permanent mark may be left on your psyche. Further, airplane accident lawsuits do not settle quickly or easily thus, adding to your overall stress. For this reason, your choice of an airplane accident law firm is extremely important. A law firm inexperienced with these disasters may not understand the extent of your emotional trauma. The aircraft disaster team at Injury Lawyers USA has over 15 years of experience, as they have served the needs of airplane crash victims since 1996.

After a disaster of this magnitude, you may begin to have some common psychological reactions such as:

– Disbelief, shock, and post traumatic stress
– Fear and anxiety about the present and the future
– Disorientation; difficulty making decisions or concentrating
– Apathy and emotional numbing
– Nightmares and reoccurring thoughts about the event
– Irritability, anger, and occasional outbursts
– Sadness and depression
– Feeling powerless
– Changes in eating patterns; loss of appetite or overeating
– Crying for “no apparent reason”
– Headaches, back pains, and stomach problems
– Difficulty sleeping or falling asleep; sleep deprivation symptoms
– Increased use of alcohol and drugs

Facts About Airplane Accident Law

Airplanes are considered common carriers. This means that aircraft employees are required to use the highest degree of care in transporting you to your destination. The airplane carrier is also required to inspect and maintain all equipment, and workers are required to have the skill to carry out their duties in order to protect your safety. When the airline fails to uphold these safety standards, accidents can occur. The airplane accident lawyers at Injury Lawyers USA will argue that the airline failed to satisfy its duty of the highest care to you.


If you or a loved one has been injured in an airplane accident, seek out a law office that will aggressively pursue your case while providing you with the care and concern you deserve.  As it may be difficult to make decisions during a time of such vulnerability, it is necessary to trust the airplane crash lawyer you retain. Injury Lawyers USA is here for you. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with such issues are available to guide you and help you during this difficult time.

Airplane crashes and injuries can be caused by:

-Dangerous conditions inside the aircraft
-Careless handling of the aircraft
-Severe turbulence
-Negligent actions by incompetent flight staff
-Faulty maintenance of the aircraft and equipment
-Poor flight and airport traffic control
-Faulty equipment at the airport

Many federal, state, and international laws regulate standards for the maintenance, operation, and safety of airplanes. However, even though these laws help protect passengers of airlines, an accident may still happen. Aviation law covers personal injuries that occur aboard aircraft, including slip and fall accidents and wrongful deaths that may occur in the rare case that an airplane crashes. The laws are highly specialized, and the causes of airplane accidents may be difficult to determine.  Our lawyers are skilled litigators assisting crash victims and families nationwide and internationally. If you or a loved one has been injured in an airplane accident, your lawyer can review your case, protect your rights, and help you get the compensation you deserve. Our airplane accident lawyers at Injury Lawyers USA are supportive of your personal and emotional needs and fierce in their legal representation.

Contact us if you or a loved one has been a victim of:

U.S. airline accident lawyer,
Private aircraft accident lawyer,
International aviation accident lawyer,
Helicopter crash lawyer,
Sightseeing air tour accident,
Charter aircraft accident,
Medical aircraft crash,
Flight school accident,
Seaplane crash,
Air Balloon crash,

 

Fighting for the people…….Demanding truth, justice and accountability   Airplane Crash Wrongful Death

 

Cystocele and Rectocele Mesh Repair, FDA Warnings

Risks with Cystocele and Rectocele Mesh Repair, FDA Warnings, Vaginal mesh lawyers

In July 2011, the FDA released a safety communication warning healthcare providers of the serious risks associated with surgical mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Specifically, the FDA stated that complications were not rare, and that surgery with the mesh may be no better than traditional surgery options that don’t use mesh.

Public Citizen and Vaginal mesh

In October 25, 2011, a consumer advocacy group called Public Citizen submitted an appeal to the FDA that all non-absorbable vaginal mesh be recalled. They stressed that there is a need for these non-absorbable vaginal meshes to be removed from the market since it’s benefits over other non-mesh procedures used to repair POP and SUI were unseen, and patients who received them developed fatal reactions.  The group also recommends that all non-absorbable vaginal mesh be tested appropriately for safety and effectiveness before the FDA approves its availability in the market.

FDA 510 (K) Process

Manufacturers needed  only to show they were similar to devices already on the market to gain approval through the FDA’s 510(k) approval process. The remaining eight recalled devices didn’t have to go through any kind of FDA review. Of the 113 recalls, 35 were for cardiovascular devices, including automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, and only 12 of them had been required to undergo patient testing.

POP repair surgeries may include cystocele and rectocele.                                                                                                      Unfortunately, complications have been found with both.
Types of POP Repair Include Cystocele and Rectocele.The sling procedure, or suburethral sling procedure, refers to a particular kind of surgery using ancillary material to aid in closure of the urethral sphincter function of the bladder. It is performed as a treatment of severe urinary incontinence. The sling procedure, also known as the suburethral fascial sling or the pubovaginal sling, has many forms due to advances in the types of material used for the sling. Some popular types of sling material are Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene), Gore-Tex ® , and rectus fascia (fibrous tissue of the rectum).

Cystocele and  rectocele repair

  •     Cystocele—bladder prolapse
  •     Rectocele—rectal prolapse (end of the large intestine, or rectum)
  •     Uterine prolapse
  •     Vaginal prolapse
  •     Enterocele—herniated small bowel

Mesh was initially incorporated into POP surgical repair because it offered more support to the affected organ and helped shore up surrounding muscles and tissues. Since the risk for recurrence of prolapse is high in women who have cystocele surgery and rectocele surgery, the hope was that surgical mesh would help sustain the repair. The FDA received many reports, however, or cystocele mesh complications and rectocele mesh complications.

Mesh complications

  • erosion of mesh
  • serious infection
  • recurrence of pop / sui
  • perforation
  • pain
  • corrective surgeries
  • injury to other organs
  • vaginal scarring
  • urinary problems
  • hardening of mesh

Cystocele Mesh Complications and Rectocele Mesh Complications

During cystocele surgery, transvaginal mesh is inserted through the vagina to help act as a barrier and to hold the bladder in place. The mesh is also intended to help stop related problems like incontinence.

A rectocele occurs when the thin wall of tissue separating the rectum from the vagina weakens, allowing the front of the rectum to bulge into the vagina. During rectocele surgery, excess stretched tissue is removed through the vagina, and a mesh patch may be used to support and strengthen the wall. (Surgery may also proceed from the abdomen, anus, or perineum.)

Though surgical mesh does seem to provide better support for pelvic organs, cystocele mesh complications and rectocele mesh complications made the improvement a moot point. The FDA, in its 2011 warning, mentioned that it had received nearly 3,000 reports of vaginal mesh complications between 2008 and 2010, with the most common being mesh erosion through the vagina. Mesh erosion can require multiple surgeries to repair and may be extremely debilitating.

Other cystocele mesh complications and rectocele mesh complications included pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sex, organ perforation, urinary problems, recurrent prolapse, vaginal scarring/shrinkage, and neuro-muscular problems. Many required additional surgical treatment and hospitalization.
Cystocele Surgery and Rectocele Surgery

Cystocele, urethrocele, enterocele, and rectocele are particularly likely to occur together. Urethrocele is virtually always accompanied by cystocele (cystourethrocele). Cystocele and cystourethrocele commonly develop when the pubocervical vesical fascia is weakened. Enterocele usually occurs after a hysterectomy. Weakness in the pubocervical fascia and rectovaginal fascia allows the apex of the vagina, which contains the peritoneum and small bowel, to descend. Rectocele results from disruption of the levator ani muscles.

Severity of these disorders can be graded based on level of protrusion:

  •     1st degree: To the upper vagina
  •     2nd degree: To the introitus
  •     3rd degree: External to the introitus

If you have been injured due to a vaginal mesh from any of the manufactuirers listed below  contact Vaginal mesh Helpline 1 877 522-2123

Manufacturers

Johnson & Johnson

  •     Ethicon TVT
  •     Gynecare Prolift
  •     Gynecare Prosima
  •     Gynecare TVT
  •     Gynemesh PS

C.R. Bard

  •     Avaulta PlusT BioSynthetic Support
  •     Avaulta SoloT Synthetic Support
  •     Faslata Allograft
  •     PelvitexT Polypropylene Mesh
  •     Pelvicol Tissue
  •     PelviSoft Biomesh

Boston Scientific

  •     AdvantageT Sling System
  •     Prefyx Mid UT Mesh Sling System
  •     Prefyx PPST System
  •     Obtryx Curved Single
  •     ObtryxMesh Sling
  •     Arise
  •     Pinnacle
  •     Solyx
  •     Lynx

American Medical Systems

  •     SPARC
  •     BioArc
  •     MiniArc
  •     Apogee
  •     Elevate
  •     Monarc
  •     In-Fast
  •     Perigree

vaginalmeshhelpline.com

 

Mirena IUD Is It Safe? Mirena IUD Lawsuits, Mirena IUD Lawyers

The Mirena IUD has reported complications and lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturer.

What is it and what does it do?

An IUD (IUS, for the Brits) is a small, plastic, T-shaped device that your OB/GYN inserts into your uterus. The old-fashioned IUD’s (sans hormones) are famous for nasty side-effects, but the Mirena is often touted as getting around most of these due to the Levonorgestrel. This IUD works by preventing sperm from reaching the egg and fertilizing it. It also thins the lining of the uterus, which is what leads to reduced bleeding over time.

Why’s this better than other methods like The Pill which also contain this hormone?

Well, for starters, it contains far less of the Levonorgestrel hormone than you find in The Pill. And, it sends it directly to the uterus lining, as opposed to filling your circulatory system with it. Much safer, for obvious reasons. It’s also praised by some women for it’s effect on the menstrual cycle – it reduces bleeding, and, in some cases, eliminates menstruation altogether for the duration of its placement. Let’s see The Pill do that.

How long can it be in there for?

Up to 5 years – you can take it out sooner if you want to.

Who can use it?

It’s important to read the Mirena site carefully – they actually say this is intended for women who’ve already had a child. Pharmaceutical companies do not say things like that without a very good reason and that's definitely something to take note of. They also mention women who’ve had cancer should avoid Mirena because of the hormones. Other than that, it seems like anyone with a uterus can use it.

 

Mirena side effects have included:

    Ectopic Pregnancy
    Intrauterine Pregnancy (a pregnancy in the uterus with the IUD in place)
    Group A streptococcal sepsis
    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
    Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix

Other common Mirena side effects include:

    Irregular Spotting or Bleeding
    Headaches
    Ovarian Cysts
    Vaginitis
    Painful Menstruation
    Pelvic Pain
    Breast Tenderness

Many women are experiencing complications and seeking legal advice. Call 1 877 522-2123