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J&J Issues Recall after FDA finds Asbestos Present in Sample Test

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Johnson & Johnson is currently undergoing a voluntary recall with some of its baby powder products, after FDA testing showed signs of asbestos in the product.

FDA Finds Samples Positive for Asbestos

According to a Reuters article, the bottle that originally tested positive for asbestos was purchased online and is thought to be from a batch made in 2018. As of now the number of bottles being recalled are listed at 33,000. Johnson & Johnson have launched their own investigation and are working with FDA officials to determine if the percentage of asbestos found in the samples is an accurate and valid result.

Legal Headache 

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of legal claims by plaintiffs who that the company’s talcum powder products are not safe and have caused individuals to be diagnosed with mesothelioma as well as ovarian cancer. A bombshell report was released by Reuters last year that details the company knew their talcum powder contained asbestos since at least the 1970’s, yet continued to market the product to the general public as being safe to use. 

With the battle heading to the courtroom, Johnson & Johnson has found itself on the losing end multiple times when it comes to talcum powder verdicts. It remains to be seen how this recall can affect current and potential talc cases against J&J going forward.

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and/or Mesothelioma?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and/or Mesothelioma and has used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder or any of its talc based products extensively, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder for more information. 

Plaintiff’s Win $40 Million Verdict In Latest J&J Baby Powder Case

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Johnson & Johnson have been hit with another loss in the latest talc trial case that took place in California. The jury found the company’s talc to be responsible in causing a woman’s mesothelioma diagnosis. The verdict was for $40 million dollars in damages according to a press release about the verdict from PR Newswire

Contaminants found in Baby Powder

According to evidence, medical testing done on the plaintiff,  Nancy Cabibi showed that she has the presence of two types of asbestos. Both types were found to be in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, that Ms. Cabibi has used. 

A String of Trial Losses

Johnson & Johnson has been at the center of legal defeats over their talc products in recent months. In New Jersey, plaintiffs were awarded a verdict of $37 million dollars, and another $29 million dollars also out of California. 

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma and/or Ovarian Cancer?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or their other talc-based products, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on Talc Products and Ovarian Cancer for more information. 

What You Must Do After An Auto Accident

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Here at Boesen Law, we are experts when it comes to dealing with car accidents and have outlined the steps you need to take if you are in an auto accident.

 Here’s what you need to know.

WHAT TO DO

  1. Stop – It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident
  2. Call 911 – For Assistance. Cooperate with Police.
  3. Exchange – Information. Record it in the “Notes” section of your phone, or anywhere that you can easily access the information.
  4. Obtain – Witness information (also keep this in your “Notes” section)
  5. Take Pictures – of ALL vehicles involved, injuries, and the scene.
  6. Seek – Medical Attention. Have a physician evaluate your injuries ASAP.
  7. Notify – Your own Insurance Company
  8. Call us IMMEDIATELY – Boesen Law – (303)-999-9999. The time immediately after an accident is vital to your claim.

NOTE THIS

  • At Fault Driver’s Name
  • Their Home Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Their Driver’s Insurance Policy Number
  • Their Driver’s License Number
  • Witness Names & Telephone Numbers
  • Download Link for a Notes form here

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T DO THIS!

  1. Admit any fault. State only the facts about what happened.
  2. Sign anything (except a ticket or police form)
  3. Give written statements or talk with the other driver’s insurance company without your attorney’s involvement.
  4. Complete insurance forms without the advice from your attorney.
  5. Give recorded statements to any insurance company without your attorney.
  6. Sign any medical releases for the insurance company without advice from your attorney.

Remember, it is important to take steps to protect yourself after an accident. Cases like these are time sensitive so do not delay and call us today (303)-999-9999 for a free consultation.

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Rollover Bus Crash Occurs In Brighton

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A few students of Prairie View High School were involved in a school bush crash on Wednesday September 25, 2019. 

Minor Injuries

The crash occurred due to the vehicle rolling over which occurred in Brighton near East 176 Avenue and Buckley around 8:15am according to a news article from Fox 31 Denver. Six students were treated for slight injuries at Children’s Hospital in Denver, and 2 adults were seen at UC Health University of Colorado Hospital for minor injuries as well. 

Only 8 individuals were on board the bus at the time of the crash and their have been no other reported injuries. 

Rollover Crash Under Investigation

The crash is currently under investigation at this time by authorities and the cause or possible causes that led to the bus rolling over is unknown at this time. 

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you or someone you know has been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on car accidents for more information.

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle on 6th Avenue

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A pedestrian has passed away after being struck by a vehicle on 6th Avenue this morning September 23, 2019.

6th Avenue – Walking on Median

Police received alerts this morning around 6 a.m. regarding a woman walking on the median of 6th Avenue headed eastbound towards Sheridan Boulevard according to a 9News article. 

Not too long after, reports came in involving an accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle. While police have yet to link the two instances together, they have a strong belief that the two are related. 

Alternate Routes

All lanes heading eastbound on 6th Ave near Wadsworth Boulevard were closed for a while as police conducted an investigation. One lane is now open, however police are urging drivers to use alternate routes as they continue to investigate the accident.

Injured in a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a car accident contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents for more information. 

 

Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy as New Sackler Family Information Comes Out

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Purdue Pharma is filing for bankruptcy, as new information about the Sackler family who owns the company has come to light. 

Part of Settlement Agreement

According to their federal settlement agreement, Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy as reported by USA Today. However not everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. Multiple states have come out against the agreement as they feel it does not give enough financial help to the victims. 

New Sackler Revelations

The filing of bankruptcy occurs just as news about the Sackler family moving around money has come to light. According to new court documents, the Sackler family has received around $4 billion dollars in profit from Purdue Pharma, as well as have additional wealth outside of the country. State attorney’s like Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro is accusing the family of trying toevade responsibility and lowball the millions of victims of the opioid crisis.” 

Uncertainty Ahead

It remains to be seen how the impact of the federal agreement, as well as separate lawsuits filed in state courts shape the future of Purdue Pharma. While the company could end up going out of business, there is a possibility that new ownership takes charge if a judge decides to go that route. 

Injured by OxyContin?

If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of OxyContin or other prescription drug, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on pharmaceuticals for more information. 

Teen Sues JUUL Over Misleading Marketing Tactics

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Popular e-cigarette company JUUL is being sued by an individual who claims marketing tactics by the company got him hooked on vaping and left him with significant lung damage. 

Misleading Tactics

Legal representation for Adam Hergenreder who is only 18, commented on the situation that “To put it mildly, Adam didn’t stand a chance to avoid getting hooked on these toxic timebombs” according to an article via Fox News

Mr. Hergenreder’s lung issues began after he was in the hospital due to nausea and trouble breathing. It’s  that doctors found his lungs to be so damaged from vaping, they now resemble lungs of a 70-year old. It was found that Adam was using vape products for over a year and a half as reported by Fox News. 

Vaping Illness on the Rise

Adam’s case is unfortunately no longer the norm. The CDC has reported numerous confirmed cases of illness related to vaping. Many individuals report symptoms of nausea, breathing problems, chest pain, and others to name a few. 

Injured by a JUUL Vape Product?

If you or someone you know has been injured through the result of using a JUUL vape, or other e-cigarette contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on JUUL vape products for more information.  

 

Colorado Rejecting Possible Federal Agreement with Purdue Pharma

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The state of Colorado is rejecting a tentative federal agreement with Purdue Pharma, the company behind popular prescription drug OxyContin which helped spark a national opioid crisis. The agreement apparently involves the condition of the Sackler family who owns Purdue Pharma giving up control of the company, as well as paying out $12 billion dollars to victims over a period of time. 

Purdue Pharma Agreement Isn’t Adequate for CO

According to an article from the Colorado Sun, State Attorney General Phil Weiser commented on the agreement stating “No current offer adequately addresses the harm that Purdue and the Sacklers have caused to communities and individuals in Colorado by contributing to the opioid crisis.”

Mr. Weiser is currently pursuing a case against Purdue Pharma in state court. Many Colorado counties and cities are included in the possible settlement, including Denver. However, it remains to be seen how the settlement funds will be spread out. 

Pushing Ahead on their Own

Colorado isn’t the only state to reject the agreement. Multiple other states such as New York, Minnesota, and Connecticut have also come out against the agreement. 

Despite the possible settlement, Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family are still facing legal headaches. Multiple states in addition to Colorado have also decided to go after the company in state courts, so additional payouts could potentially occur. 

Injured By Opioids or other Bad Drug?

If yourself or a loved one has been injured through the use of opioids or other prescription drug contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or at (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to visit our practice area page on pharmaceuticals for more information.

17-Year Old On Life Support As A Result of Vaping

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A 17 year old is currently on life support in Dallas, and her doctors are pointing to vape products as the problem. 

Vaping for Two Years

According to an article from Fox News, the teen has been vaping for two years as noted by her mother. The teen first started showing symptoms with a fever, however her condition continued to worsen and she was eventually diagnosed with pneumonia in both of her lungs. 

A Dangerous Alternative

Vaping is currently being marketed by product developers like JUUL as a healthy alternative to smoking, and has captured the attention of teenagers. Unfortunately, the situation above is starting to become all too familiar. The CDC has reported at least 450 cases of illnesses related to using vape products, as they search for the underlying link. One possible reason that health leaders are looking into, is how chemicals/ oils such as Vitamin E acetate interact and can irritate and inflame the lungs after being heated through the vape device. 

Experiencing Lung Issues?

If you are or know of a loved one experiencing severe lung issues as a result of vaping with JUUL pods or other vaping device, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Please also view our practice area page on JUUL vape pods here for more information. 

 

Breaking: Johnson & Johnson Hit with $572 Million Verdict over Opioid Crisis in OK

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An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals guilty of contributing to the opioid crisis in the state. 

$572 Million 

The judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million according to an NBC News article about the ruling. This is a significant verdict, as this trial was the first of its kind to be heard involving the opioid crisis.

Aggressive Tactics by Johnson & Johnson

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter argued that the company created a “public nuisance” by using extreme marketing tactics to push their prescription painkillers to the medical community, and glossing over the risk of addiction. As a result, an epidemic has occurred nationally, with Oklahoma experiencing over 6,000 deaths as a result of the crisis.

Future Impact

This ruling can potentially impact how other state’s cases against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic will be viewed going forward. With this ruling, there is a potential for judges to want to side with states over pharmaceutical companies when determining who is at fault. 

Injured by an Opioid or other Bad Drug?

If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of an opioid or other pharmaceutical drug, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to visit our practice area page on pharmaceuticals for more information.