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J&J and Colgate-Palmolive Hit With $12 Million Dollar Verdict

Colgate-Palmolive

A woman in California was recently awarded a $12 million dollar verdict in the latest lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive talcum products.

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

The 61-year old woman claims her frequent use of J&J talcum products such as Shower to Shower and Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder contain asbestos. She claims the asbestos is what led her to develop mesothelioma according to an article from Legal Scoops

Colgate-Palmolive Also Involved

This is one of the first cases where Colgate-Palmolive has been named as a defendant in these types of cases. The woman claims her use of Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet product was also a factor in her diagnosis. Cashmere Bouquet was marketed as a type of talcum powder, however it was also manufactured as a soap product. 

More Legal Battles Ahead

Johnson & Johnson still face over 13,000 pending lawsuits over claims their talcum powder causes individuals to develop mesothelioma and/or ovarian cancer with frequent use. 

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Ovarian Cancer?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder 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 talcum powder products and ovarian cancer.

Purdue Pharma Hit With Another Lawsuit Over Opioid Crisis

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A New York state judge issued a ruling allowing for a case brought by the New York Attorney General against the Sackler family to go forward according to an article by the LA Times

Opioid Crisis

New York is just one of the latest states to file suit against the Sackler family claiming that their aggressive marketing tactics helped create the massive opioid problem currently sweeping the nation. 

The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical company behind popular prescription painkiller OxyContin have denied the claims. 

Multiple Lawsuits

Purdue Pharma recently settled a case with the state of Oklahoma, agreeing to pay $270 in settlement money to help combat the effects of the crisis. Massachusetts and New Jersey have also filed lawsuits over this matter.

Future Impacts

It remains to be seen if other states will follow suit, however if verdicts or settlements look promising there could be an announcement of more lawsuits to come by other attorney general’s. 

Injured by a Bad Drug?

If your or a loved one has been injured through the use of OxyContin or other prescription medication, 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 pharmaceutical drugs for more information. 

Think Before You Text: Tech and Distracted Driving

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Technology and vehicles have come a long way since their beginnings. Today we can chat, play music, get directions all via devices in our car or on our phones. However is technology hurting our attention spans? With distracted driving laws and crashes occurring frequently (see supporting data from the CDC), here are some things to think about before you go to send that text.

Hold off on Texting

While it may seem like only a second to send off a quick response to someone, that second could be the defining factor between ending up in an accident or avoiding one. Consider sending texts before you start driving and turn on your “Do Not Disturb” feature so you aren’t tempted to check when you receive a notification. 

Plan Out Your Route 

If you are travelling to a new destination, consider putting in the address into your GPS before you start driving. Even if you know most of the way there, it’s better to have your route planned out in advance instead of scrambling to put in the address while driving. If you are using your phone, consider investing in a car mount so your eyes can stay focused on the road instead of down at your phone. 

Be Aware

Even with hands free technology, it can be easy to become distracted. Think about keeping conversations short when you are driving and/or set up a feature to let the individual know you are driving if they call and that you will return their call when you are at your destination.

Injured in a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one has been involved in 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 motor vehicle accidents. 

 

Crash on I-25 South Causes 2 Deaths, Multiple Injuries

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A charter bus carrying 15 people crashed on Sunday June 23, 2019 causing multiple injuries.

Commuting from a Conference

According to an article from 9News the charter bus was returning to New Mexico from a Catholic church conference in Denver. The crash occurred around 2:40 p.m.

Multiple Injuries & Deaths

Colorado State Patrol (CSP) confirmed there were two deaths as a result of the accident. Multiple injuries were also reported, however the severity is not known at this time. 

Unknown Cause of Crash

Investigators are currently looking into what caused the crash, as the factor has not yet been determined.

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If your or a loved one has been involved in 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 motor vehicle accidents.

Talk With a Team Member: Henry

How long have you worked at Boesen Law?

I have been working here at Boesen Law for one month now.

Describe a fun memory/experience you have had since working here.

A fun memory experience I have had while working here at Boesen Law would be going out into the field to locate a Doctor.

What drew you to wanting to work in the legal field?

My uncle being a chief of police in Aguascalientes, Mexico is what drew me into the legal field. Gathering evidence, facts just sounded like it would be a fulfilling task to complete.

What do you like most about working in your position and why?

The interactions with clients. I enjoy connecting with the clients on a personal level and letting them know that we do care about them, and putting a smile on their faces.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my down time I enjoy staying active through baseball, softball or the gym as well as playing video games

Favorite Food, Favorite TV show/movie, Favorite Quote.

Mexican food has to be my favorite, its part of my culture. Favorite TV Show has to be Bones, a crime-solving forensic driven program. “Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both” – Horace Man

Best piece of (general) advice received?

 Be open-minded. Don’t pick and choose what you want to hear.

Bayer AG asks for Roundup Verdict to Be Tossed

Bayer AG

Bayer AG is asking for the recent $2 billion dollar verdict to be reversed, according to an article by Reuters.

Roundup Lawsuit Verdict Reversed?

Bayer AG is asking a California judge to reverse the recent $2 billion dollar verdict involving their popular herbicide product Roundup. Bayer AG who bought out the developer of the product Monsanto Corp last summer, claims that the decision was not supported by real evidence.

Roundup Theatrics

In the article, Bayer AG released a statement that the evidence presented during the trial was based on “inflammatory, fabricated, and irrelevant evidence.” This most recent trial involving an elderly couple diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, resulted in the largest Roundup verdict to date.

Bayer AG Feeling The Heat

Bayer AG is feeling mounting legal pressure, as over 13,000 lawsuits involving Roundup are pending against the company. With three straight trial losses, the company has experienced a loss in sales and profit, which could only continue if the company continues to find themselves on the losing end in the courtroom.

Do You Have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have extensive exposure to Roundup, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. This is a serious matter that is time sensitive so do not delay and call us today. Click here to view our Roundup practice area page for more information.  

With Roundup Lawsuits Piling Up – Bayer AG Goes For Image Makeover

Roundup lawsuit

Facing significant legal backlash over Roundup, Bayer AG who is the parent company of Monsanto made an announcement that they are looking into glyphosate alternatives.

Roundup Lawsuit Troubles

With Roundup claims skyrocketing and an upcoming trial in Monsanto’s hometown of St. Louis, Bayer AG is struggling to keep a handle on its image. According to an article from Fortune, the company released a statement that they are “committed to offering more choices for growers.”

Another Roundup Loss Ahead?

With a third straight trial loss on their hands, it remains to be seen how the upcoming trial in St. Louis will play out. Bayer AG and Monsanto are also currently dealing with mediation proceedings involving a large number of Roundup claims.

EU Review

The company is also gearing up to get their glyphosate product ready for review by the EU. Squeaking by last time with only a 5 year approval for use, the current legal situation could have an impact on whether the product is reapproved in the future.

Do You Use Roundup?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another serious medical condition and have used Roundup extensively, contact our team at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on Roundup for more information.   

Plaintiffs Fight Back Over J&J Talc Case Movement

Plaintiffs, Talc, Johnson & Johnson

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.  

Are Roundup Lawsuits Just the Beginning?

herbicide Roundup

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?

Roundup Resistant

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.

Unknown Outcomes

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 Asks for $80M Roundup Verdict to be Overturned

Roundup verdict, Roundup cancer, Monsanto, Bayer AG

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.

Roundup Drama

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.