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Lab that Found Positive Sample for FDA is Run by J&J Expert Witness

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One of the labs under contract with the FDA that found a positive sample of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder, has been found to have an individual who is a paid expert witness by Johnson & Johnson. 

J&J Defense of Talc 

AMA Analytical Services Inc is run by Andreas Saldivar as reported by Reuters. Mr. Saldivar according to the article “has served as a litigation expert on several occasions for J&J since 2017 in its defense against plaintiffs’ claims that asbestos in talc caused their cancers.”

Making Waves in the Courtroom

This news is already making its way into the courtroom, where thousands of plaintiffs have brought claims against Johnson & Johnson over the safety of their talc. Numerous claims state that the company knew about asbestos in their talc, yet promoted it anyway. As a result, individuals who used the talc powder regularly claim that the powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer and/or mesothelioma.  A plaintiff’s attorney for a case in Indiana, asked the judge to allow the news to be made known to the jury. As par for the course Johnson & Johnson’s attorneys opposed, however they were overruled by the judge. It remains to be seen how news like this will impact other talc cases going forward. 

Different Ways of Testing

J&J has pushed back on the validity of the results, saying that multiple other labs have confirmed that there is no asbestos in their talc. However, it puts the company in an awkward position and could possibly affect the company’s ability to use him as a resource going forward. 

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?

If you or someone you know has used J&J talc powder or other talcum based products extensively and been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to visit our practice area page on talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more information. 

CSP & Jeffco Police Investigate Crash off of CO 119 and US 6

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The Jefferson County Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol are investigating a deadly rollover crash that occurred Tuesday night near Golden. 

CO 119 and US 6

The crash was located on U.S. Highway 6 and CO 119 as reported by CBS 4 News, and was found to have crashed into a creek.  As a result of the incident, CO 119 and US 6 were closed. Colorado State Patrol has indicated there were no other vehicles involved in the crash, but there is at least one possible fatality. The crash is still under investigation at this time.

Dangerous Conditions

Yesterday marked a tense day for travel as two snow storms saw Denver receive about a foot of snow according to weather reports. Accidents and slow moving traffic were the norm yesterday, with the Winter Storm Warning only expiring early this morning around 6:00 am. 

Injured in a Car Accident?

Have you or someone you know been injured in a motor vehicle collision through no fault of your own? Then 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 motor vehicle collisions for more information

FDA/CDC Take Vaping Investigation Global

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Investigations into vaping and the serious lung injuries it can cause is going global, USA Today reports.

Cutting Agents in Vaping

According to the CDC’s principal deputy director, Anne Schuchat, the investigation is taking a turn into looking at the supply chain, and if the source of the problem can be identified there. “The supply chain now has a lot of risky products … We know there have been practices around the use of cutting agents to essentially increase the profit from selling cartridges.” Many of the lung injuries surrounding vaping are from vapes in which THC is used. 

Vitamin E Acetate

One of the biggest factors that investigators are looking into is Vitamin E Acetate. Vitamin E Acetate is an oil is used to thin the THC oil and has been reported to cause severe lung injuries in a number of vape cases. 

The CDC is cautioning individuals not to use vapes with THC, as the risk of lung damage can be high. 

Injured by a Vape Product?

If you or someone you know has experienced lung damage as a result of using vape products like JUUL and/or other serious medical issues, 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 pods for more information. 

J&J Troubles Continue after FDA Testing

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The ripple effect continues for Johnson & Johnson as pharmacy chains CVS, Walmart, and Rite Aid are taking Johnson & Johnson baby powder off the shelves CBS News reports. 

FDA Testing 

The move comes after the FDA found trace amounts of asbestos in a bottle of the powder that was purchased online. This setback is one of the latest that Johnson & Johnson have faced over their baby powder. Numerous legal claims are making their way through the courts against the company, with individuals arguing that J&J knew their talc contained asbestos, which can cause serious medical issues such as ovarian cancer,  but continued to push the product to consumers anyway.

J&J on Defense

Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall after the FDA results came out. The company continues to insist that its talc products are safe, and claim that their own independent testing of their product shows proof that their talc does not contain asbestos. 

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has extensively used Johnson & Johnson baby powder or any other of their 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 talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more information. 

New Study Shows More Proof of Link Between Mesothelioma and Talc Powder

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A new scientific study on talcum powder provides additional evidence that the powder may be linked to the development of mesothelioma.

Malignant Mesothelioma

A recent article from Time Magazine, reports on a case study involving 33 individuals that “provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma.” Mesothelioma is a type of terminal cancer that invades the inner lining of lung tissue. 

Influence in the Courtroom

A law professor at Rutgers commented to Time that this study could potentially boost the claims of plaintiff’s filing lawsuits against companies like Johnson & Johnson, who are facing legal claims that their talc contains asbestos. Asbestos is a known factor in causing the development of the cancer. 

Future Impact

No matter what happens, one of the co-authors on the study Jacqueline Moline, mentioned to Time that she hopes above all else that the results help bring the issue of asbestos in talcum powder and talc based products to a greater light and that “anything you use on your body or in your body, you want to be careful [about].”

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma and/or Ovarian Cancer?

If you or someone you know has extensively used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder or other talc based products and been diagnosed with mesothelioma and/or ovarian cancer, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 for a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more information.  

Opioid Trial on Hold As Possible Deal Struck

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Another settlement deal in the opioid epidemic may be on the horizon between pharmaceutical distributors, a developer, and the federal government. 

Trial Set to Begin Today

The first day of the trial was set to begin this morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio. The claims were brought against distributors such as AmerisourceBergen according to an article from Denver 9 News. Some defendants were left out of the deal, like distributor Henry Schein and popular pharmacy brand Walgreens. At this time, it is unknown if the trial will still go forward. 

A Different Angle

This trial is set to look at the opioid crisis in a different way. Instead of focusing solely on pharmaceutical developers and their marketing of opioids, this trial looks at how distributors of these drugs also contributed to the epidemic. The article also mentioned how pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma recently came to a possible settlement agreement with the federal government last month. The agreement has the potential to be worth up to $12 billion, however may be reworked due to the company now having filed for bankruptcy.

Injured from Opioids or other Bad Drug?

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury 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 view our practice area page on pharmaceuticals for more information.  

 

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.