Friday, 21 October 2016 14:06

Nexium Lawsuits

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Nexium, commonly called “the purple pill,” is prescribed to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, peptic ulcers, and other conditions that produce an excess of acid in the stomach.

Nexium is manufactured by AstraZeneca and was first approved by the FDA in 2001. Nexium is  a proton pump inhibitor and contains the active ingredient esomeprazole magnesium, which treats acid reflux by reducing the amount of acid in a person’s stomach.

In a February 2016 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it was revealed that the use of Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors is associated with a 20-50% higher risk of chronic kidney disease. Additionally, people who take Nexium are twice as likely to experience acute kidney injury. Nexium’s label does not specifically warn about the possible side effect of kidney disease, failure, or injury.

If you or someone you know has experienced chronic kidney disease or kidney failure as a result of taking Nexium, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is still in full swing, following several claims of the phone overheating and/or exploding. Following a second round of battery fires in replacement phones, the company announced today that it will no longer manufacture or market the phone.

Last month, Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones and aimed to fix the problem by offering replacements or repairs. But since then, Galaxy Note 7 users have reported that some supposedly “fixed” devices were still overheating, smoking, and even catching fire. Samsung urged users to power their phones off while the company figured out the problem.

Samsung’s official position is that all Galaxy Note 7 users should return their phones, whether old or new, to the retailers from which they were purchased. There are extended return and exchange periods being offered because of the current recall.

For more information, call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

Attorney Gary Green was recently on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas to discuss what you should do when you get pulled over by the police. CLICK HERE or on the image below to watch the segment.


Monday, 11 July 2016 17:47

IVC Filter Alert

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs. They are implanted into the veins of patients who can’t take anticoagulants. The filters capture clots in the bloodstream and dissolve them before they can move to the lungs.

More recent IVC filters are designed to be retrievable, and can be removed from the body once the risk of blood clot is gone. However, because of insufficient manufacturer warnings, the filters are often kept in the body much longer than necessary, increasing the risk of serious complications or injury.

Since IVC filters arrived on the market, the FDA has received hundreds of complaints of complications, including:

  • device migration
  • heart/lung perforation
  • perforation or puncture of tissue or other organs
  • cardiac tamponade

Five filters in particular are now at the center of many lawsuits:

  • Bard Recovery Filter
  • Bard G2 Filter
  • Bard G2 Express Filter
  • Cook Gunther Tulip Filter
  • Cook Celect Filter

These lawsuits claim poor design, manufacturing, and failure to warn of risks.

Law Offices of Gary Green is accepting IVC filter cases involving the aforementioned filters. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:32

Good Morning Arkansas: Summer Safety

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Attorney Gary Green was recently on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas to discuss summer safety concerns, and he covered everything from diving dangers to tire blowouts. CLICK HERE or on the image below to watch the segment.

As always, thanks to our friends at KATV for having us!


In honor of the official first day of summer, here are some tips on recognizing and treating the symptoms of heat-related illness:

Heat exhaustion symptoms:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting

What you should do in case of heat exhaustion:

  • Move to a cooler location.
  • Lie down and loosen your clothing.
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.
  • Sip water.
  • If you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Heat stroke symptoms:

  • High body temperature (above 103°F)
  • Hot, red, dry or moist skin
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Possible unconsciousness

What you should do in case of heat stroke:

  • Call 911 immediately – this is a medical emergency.
  • Move the person to a cooler environment.
  • Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.
  • Do NOT give fluids.

In case you missed it, click here to read last week’s blog post about swimming and diving safety this summer.

Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning in the U.S. In 2014, among children 1 to 4 years old who died from an unintentional injury, one-third died from drowning. Among those aged 1-14, fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes.

Even when a lifeguard is present, it’s recommended to designate a responsible adult to watch over children whenever they are in or around a body of water.

According to the American Red Cross, the key to preventing home pool drownings is having layers of protection. This includes placing barriers around your pool to prevent access and closely supervising your child and being prepared in case of an emergency. A comprehensive study from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that most children involved in submersion or drowning accidents were being supervised by one or both parents at the time of the incident. 75% had been missing or out of sight for 5 minutes or less, and 69% of these incidents took place when the children were not expected to be in the pool area.

When diving, keep in mind that the shallower the water, the greater the risk for injury. Only 4.8% of all diving injuries occur when the water is at least 8 feet deep, according to the Review of Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Related to Diving & Diving Board Use. Shallow dives cripple.

Diving should be prohibited from any object not specifically designed for diving such as chairs, fences, or balconies.

Dive only in designated diving areas. Be sure of water depth and that the water is free from obstructions. Never dive into cloudy or murky water.

A happy and safe summer to all from Law Offices of Gary Green!

Monday, 6 June 2016 17:13

Takata Airbag Recall Update

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The Takata airbag recall is ongoing, and there are currently as many as 77 million defective Takata airbags requiring repairs in the U.S.

These defective airbags have the potential to cause severe injuries. The airbags contain an inflator – a metal cartridge that contains chemical propellant – that can rupture and eject metal shards when the airbag deploys. The metal shards can cause significant injury and even death.

To find out if your vehicle is affected, enter your VIN (vehicle identification number) here.

Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating these claims. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email