Moody, Strople, Kloeppel & Higginbotham

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Practice Areas

  1. FELA
    1. Railroad Worker's Injuries
  2. Whistle-Blower Protection
  3. Personal Injury
  4. Product Liability
  5. Trucking Accidents
  6. Asbestos
  7. Mesothelioma
  8. Nursing Home
  9. Toxic Tort / Chemical Exposure
  10. Railroad Crossing Accidents
  11. Motorcycle Accidents
  12. Medical Malpractice
  13. Wrongful Death
  14. Traumatic Brain Injury
  15. Medical Devices
    1. ESSURE
    2. IVC Filters
    3. Hip Implant
    4. Vaginal Mesh
  16. Pharmaceuticals
    1. Actos
    2. Antidepressants and Birth Defects
    3. Fosamax
    4. GranuFlo / NaturaLyte
    5. Morcellator Surgical Device
    6. Nuva Ring
    7. Ortho Evra
    8. Reglan
    9. Risperdal
    10. Steroid Injections for NECC
    11. Testosterone Drugs
    12. XARELTO
  17. Occupational Disease Division
    1. Asbestos
    2. Cumulative Trauma
    3. Diesel Fumes

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The Moody Law Firm, Inc. is a Virginia law firm headquartered in Portsmouth, VA. Our attorneys specialize in legal representation for accidental injury victims and other practice areas in which we provide client representation (please see list at left). For fifty years, injured railroad workers have benefited from our legal representation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA). We are well established, nationwide, as a law firm whom injured railroad workers and their families hire for aggressive and cutting-edge legal representation, combined with compassionate guidance through the complex process of litigation.




ESSURE, a product of Bayer, who ultimately acquired Conceptus Inc., the original manufacturer of the contraceptive, in 2013 for $1.1 billion, continues to market Essure as the only "FDA-approved permanent form of birth control with a procedure that can be performed in an office setting without general anesthesia." While the device's manufacturer claims Essure is safe and effective, thousands of women continue to disagree. They claim the metal coils caused them injuries such as perforation of the fallopian tube, neurological damage and severe pain. It is also alleged that in some cases, women have died from complications. In September 2015, the FDA held a meeting to re-examine the safety of the product after their records showed thousands of reported adverse events and as a result of that meeting, issued a “Black Box Warning”, which is "designed to call attention to the serious or life-threatening risks" that come with the insertion of this product. If you or a loved one are impacted by this product in any way, please click on READ MORE below for the details and side effects.....

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IVC Filter - Alert

The FDA has received countless reports of adverse events and product problems associated with IVC filters. The extent of these severe reports include device migration, filter fracture, embolization (movement of the entire filter or fracture fragments to the heart or lungs), perforation of the IVC, and subsequent difficulty in removing the device. More importantly, some of these reported events have led to adverse clinical outcomes and may be related to how long the filter has been implanted. Other known long-term risks associated with IVC filters include lower limb deep vein thrombosis and IVC occlusion. For patients with retrievable filters, some complications may be avoided if the filter can be removed once the risk of pulmonary embolism has subsided. The FDA is concerned that retrievable IVC filters, when placed for a short-term risk of pulmonary embolism, are not always removed once the risk subsides....

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XARELTO - A lawsuit filed against Bayer and Janssen alleges that XARELTO is linked to severe and/or fatal bleeding events because the patient's blood does not properly clot, allowing uncontrollable hemorrhaging to occur even from seemingly minor cuts. The lawsuit further alleges that the defendants did not properly warn patients about the lack of an antidote to XARELTO, which could result in uncontrolled bleeding. If you or a loved one took XARELTO that resulted in the complications identified herein, please click on READ MORE below for the details and side effects.

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Risperdal, an anti-psychotic medication, has been found to cause abnormal breast development in male patients, an often painful and irreversible condition known as gynecomastia. The ailment affects boys, adolescents and adults and is caused by an increase in the hormone prolactin among users of Risperdal, which is normally used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism in children. If you or a loved one took Risperdal that resulted in abnormal male breast growth, please click on READ MORE below for the details and side effects.

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MORCELLATOR Surgical Devices Used in Hysterectomy Surgery Could Spread Cancer! The power morcellator devices used to shred or cut up large masses of tissue during hysterectomy procedures so the material can be extracted through small incisions present very dangerous situations to patients if cancer cells are present at the time of the surgery. Why? The surgical device can actually spread the cancerous cells to other parts of the woman’s body causing the potential spreading of fatal cancer elsewhere. If this treatment applies to you or your loved ones, please click on “READ MORE” below for more details

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New research has found that testosterone treatments for men could cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death.

Although these drugs were marketed in a variety of ways including direct to consumer advertising and television commercials, they failed to reveal a major risk of suffering a heart attack after taking a testosterone drug. Many patients taking testosterone drugs are experiencing serious cardiovascular injuries, including, heart attacks and strokes.

Concerns about the reckless marketing of testosterone treatments that resulted in prescriptions to men without any real need, recent research suggests that some men may face a higher risk of serious and potentially life-threatening injury from testosterone drug side effects.

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Featured Legal Service:
Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits
From the Mesothelioma Lawyers at The Moody Law Firm

It is critical to obtain a deposition of the individual with any type of mesothelioma including malignant mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, or pericardial mesothelioma as soon as possible after diagnosis of the disease. This is important in order to preserve the first hand testimony of their work history and exposure to asbestos products. The first thing that must be done is to gather a detailed work history from the individual to identify work sites and time frames of exposure. Then a detailed analysis of the various types of asbestos products they worked around or with at each of the workplaces must be performed. Unfortunately, many mesothelioma victims may have already died before The Moody Law Firm is retained. In this case an investigation to identify and obtain statements from co-workers must occur as soon as possible.

Mesothelioma cancer is frankly one of the most devastating diseases imaginable and currently there is no cure for mesothelioma. Let our dedicated and experienced mesothelioma attorneys ensure you or your family receives the best financial settlement available. Contact us today.

DePuy Hip Recall :
Recall and Patient Lawsuits
From the Product Liability Lawyers at The Moody Law Firm

On August 26, 2010, DePuy Orthopedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, announced the recall of its hip implants known as the ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems due to a defect in the design making it extremely difficult for even the best surgeon to properly implant the cup in a position that ensures long-term functioning. The DePuy ASR hip was implanted in 93,000 patients worldwide.


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The Moody Law Firm and Willard J. Moody, Sr. are listed in the 2011 editions. This marks the sixth time for inclusion in these publications.

Statement of Practice Summary:
General Civil and Criminal Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Negligence, Federal Employers Liability Act: FELA, Railroad Accidents and Injuries, Railroad Crossing Accidents, Railroad Liability, Railroad Safety, Personal Injury, Mesothelioma Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Workers Compensation and Products Liability Law.


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