Some talcum powder plaintiffs fighting with Johnson & Johnson over the safety of their talcum products, are taking a stance over cases being moved from state to federal court.
Imerys Talc Bankruptcy
After Johnson & Johnson’s (J & J) talc supplier Imerys Talc America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year, J&J asked for cases to be heard in federal court in Delaware which is where the bankruptcy case for Imerys Talc is taking place.
Talc Plaintiffs Fight Back
Lawyers for plaintiffs however are pushing back, stating that there is no federal interest in these cases that would require switching courts.
Johnson & Johnson’s additional request for expedited review and relief was rejected by the federal court in Delaware due to it being Johnson & Johnson’s choice to transfer the cases according to a Law.com article.
Talc Claims Nationwide
Despite trying to move to federal court, Johnson & Johnson is still facing over 13,000 pending claims that use of their talc products caused individuals to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and other serious medical problems.
Have You Used Johnson & Johnson Talcum Products?
If you or a loved one has used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products and received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and/or other serious medical condition, 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 talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more information.
With the popular herbicide Roundup making waves in the legal world, there is a shift in attention to how we grow our food. Is it possible that health problems caused by products like Roundup are just the beginning of a bigger issue?
While the product Roundup is marketed as a product to protect crops from weeds, there is a high cost. Many individuals are now claiming that exposure to the product has led them to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: a serious form of cancer. Monsanto and Bayer AG now have over 1,300 pending lawsuits in the US alone regarding Roundup. There are also active claims in Canada and Australia as well.
An article by The Guardian, illustrates how the US is approaching food vs other developed countries. The US views growing food in a “guinea pig” fashion, waiting to ban chemicals and substances until after problems appear. This causes new diseases, pests, and issues to pop up that we may not be able to control.
Health and Cancer Risk
As a result, these products may not show that they are harmful to human and environmental life until it is too late. Like with Roundup, it is possible that more products in the same group can cause potential health issues for individuals in the future.
Have Questions about a Potential Roundup Lawsuit Claim?
If you or a loved one has used Roundup and/or been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other serious medical condition, contact our team at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. This matter is time sensitive so don’t hesitate and call us today. Click here to visit our Roundup practice area page for more information.
Monsanto is asking a federal judge to throw out the $80 million dollar verdict from a Roundup lawsuit awarded to Edwin Hardeman in March 2019.
Monsanto (and its parent company Bayer AG) are claiming that the plaintiffs lawyers did not provide any solid scientific evidence, as well as ignoring the judge’s orders involving expert testimony according to an article by Legal NewsLine.
Monsanto and Bayer AG’s Long Shot Defense
The odds are not in favor however for the company. During the trial Judge Vincent Chhabria rejected these types of arguments before. Monsanto and Bayer AG have also tried what is known as a “silver bullet” defense asking for all pending Roundup lawsuits and current verdicts to be overturned because the EPA has stated that glyphosate is not a health risk.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Continue
Roundup has also recently made waves internationally, with lawsuits filed in Canada and Australia. Federal lawsuits are currently paused while mediation is ongoing, however a new lawsuit could be on the horizon in August, 2019.
Have You Used Roundup?
If you or a loved one has used Roundup or been exposed to the product and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another medical condition contact our team at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to visit our practice area page on Roundup for more information.
Although spring is in full swing in Denver and warmer weather is here, drivers are not out of the woods yet. Hail season has begun, here are some things to keep in mind if you encounter hail while driving.
No Stopping Under an Overpass
Fox 31 Denver has an article on the illegal nature of stopping under an overpass during a hail storm. Colorado State Patrol (CSP) noted while it may seem like a good idea, this is an illegal move that can be ticketed by police and could result in causing an automobile accident.
Be Prepared for Changing Conditions
This time of year the weather can change in an instant. If you notice weather sweeping through while driving, consider pulling off to a safe spot to wait out the elements if your vision becomes reduced.
Plan Your Driving Time
If you are able, consider waiting to head out on the road if you notice severe weather heading towards your location that could make driving more difficult. Also look at other ways to get around such as public transportation or ride sharing if you don’t feel comfortable driving in severe weather.
Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident as a result of hail or other circumstances contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our attorneys today. Visit our practice area page on Motor Vehicle Accidents here for more information.
Continuing with it’s wave of international lawsuits, Bayer AG’s herbicide product Roundup is at the center of a lawsuit filed by a man in Australia
Roundup Lawsuit Down Under
The plaintiff is a gardener, Michael Ogalirolo, according to an article by Reuters. The suit was filed on Monday in Victoria, Australia. Mr. Ogalirolo claims his long term use and exposure to Roundup was a major factor in his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Bayer AG’s Legal Woes Go Global
This is not the first time Bayer AG (parent company of Monsanto who developed Roundup) has had to deal with lawsuits outside the US. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in Quebec, Canada by a woman who has also claimed Roundup played a role in her cancer diagnosis.
Roundup Cancer Risk
Roundup has been a source of controversy for shareholders of Bayer AG after the company bought out Monsanto last summer. The shareholders claim the company did not look at the potential legal risks involving Roundup before making the purchase.
Do You Use Roundup?
If you or a loved one has used and/or been exposed to Roundup and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other serious medical issues contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. Time is critical, so call today. Click on our practice area page on Roundup here for more information.
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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is being asked to pay $300 million dollars in damages in the latest talc trial case, when the verdict was announced on Friday May 31, 2019.
Talc Case In New York
The trial was heard in New York City where another case awarded $25 million dollars to the plaintiff according to a CNBC article. The cases involve claims that the use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder (also known as talcum powder) caused the plaintiffs to develop mesothelioma and ovarian cancers due to the presence of asbestos in the powder.
J&J On The Defense
The company is currently facing over 13,000 other claims that their talcum powder contains asbestos. This is also not the first time the company has been hit with large verdicts involving their talcum powder. Despite the verdicts, Johnson & Johnson continue to insist that using their talcum based products are safe.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma and/or Ovarian Cancer?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma and/or Ovarian Cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder or their other talc based products, contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more information.
Bayer AG’s legal troubles surrounding Roundup are heading north of the border according to news sources.
Roundup Lawsuit in Canada
According to an article from the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), a woman from the province of Quebec is looking to start a class action lawsuit against Bayer AG and Monsanto who are behind the popular herbicide product.
The woman who worked on a farm outside of Montreal, claims that her exposure to Roundup has caused her to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Monsanto Roundup Woes Continue
Bayer AG and Monsanto have continued to be hit with legal issues since Bayer AG bought out Monsanto last summer. Most recently, the companies have been hit with a $ 2 billion dollar verdict in the US after an elderly couple filed a lawsuit also claiming their exposure to Roundup caused them to develop a form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Exposed to Roundup?
If you or a loved one has been exposed to or handled Roundup products and have developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other serious medical problems contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. Don’t delay – take action and call today. Click on our Roundup practice area page here for more information.
In light of the recent Roundup verdict that was over $2 billion dollars, Costco has made an announcement that they will be pulling the weed killer product from shelves for the safety of consumers.
Petition Against Roundup
A petition was started by Zen Honeycutt who is the founder of the group Moms Across America according to a Yahoo News article. After making multiple attempts to get in touch with someone at Costco regarding Roundup, she did “…confirm with three people that Costco was not ordering Roundup or any glyphosate-based herbicides for the incoming spring shipments” from a post on her website.
Bayer AG Continues to Fight
Bayer AG has stated their intent to appeal the multiple verdicts, despite the fact that the company is now facing over 13,000 legal claims that allege that Roundup causes people to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Removing Roundup from All Stores
Ms. Honeycutt has stated she has Change.org petitions started to ask other gardening and home improvement stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot to stop selling Roundup at their stores.
Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or Other Serious Medical Problems?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other serious medical problems and have been exposed to Roundup, contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. Every case has a time limit so don’t wait and call us today. Visit our practice area page on Roundup here for more information.
Bayer AG who is the parent company of Monsanto Corp has found themselves in a scandal in Europe involving their weed killer product Roundup.
Pro and Anti Roundup Pesticide Lists
According to a CBS News article, Bayer AG was shown by a French TV show to have lists of people in Europe who were known to be either pro or anti pesticide use. Roundup is a controversial product as there are currently numerous legal claims in the US involving exposure to the product and individuals developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The lists were put together by FleishmanHillard a public relations agency working for Bayer AG and Monsanto.
Causing an Uproar
As a result there was significant outrage over the discovery of the lists. A complaint was filed with a French regulatory agency due names of journalists being on the lists. The PR agency above has stopped taking work at this time due to the incident.
Bayer AG Apologizes
Bayer AG has since issued an apology and has hired a legal firm to look at the lists and see if the contacts expand beyond European countries.
Exposed to Roundup?
If you or a loved one has had exposure to Roundup and developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another serious medical problem contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. This is a time sensitive issue so please don’t delay and take the first step and call us today. Visit our practice area page on Roundup here for more information.
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has been appointed by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria as the mediator between Monsanto and plaintiffs who have lawsuits against the company over their weed killer product Roundup. The lawsuits are based on claims that exposure and using Roundup has caused them to develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
What is Roundup Mediation?
When two parties enter into mediation, it means they are both open to discussing settlement in their particular claims.
Monsanto and Plaintiffs Disagree
According to a Reuters article Mr. Chhabria named Mr. Feinberg to the role of mediator after both sides were unable to agree on a selection. Mediation was ordered on April 11, 2019.
Roundup Adds To The List
Mr. Feinberg already has had significant experience as a mediator in high-profile cases. He has helped mediate for events such as the BP oil spill/explosion and the VW emissions case.
More Roundup Cancer Lawsuits to Come
Even though mediation is beginning, Mr. Chhabria has still set the next Roundup trial to begin in February of 2020, so Monsanto is not done with legal issues yet. This could potentially spell trouble for the company, as the last trial Mr. Chhabria presided over, the plaintiff Edwin Hardeman won an $80 million dollar verdict.
Exposed to Roundup?
If you or a loved one has had long term exposure to Roundup and developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other serious medical problems contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. These issues are time sensitive so it is critical to act quickly. Call us today. Visit our practice area page on Roundup here for more information.