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Hail Storm Dangers: Are You Prepared?

Hail

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.

 

Roundup Lawsuit Filed In Australia

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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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J&J Talc Case Ends with $300 Million Dollar Verdict

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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.

Roundup Lawsuit Filed in Canada

Roundup Lawsuit

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.

Roundup Products No Longer For Sale At Costco

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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 Caught in Europe Roundup Scandal

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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.

Kenneth Feinberg To Mediate Roundup Lawsuits

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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.

Roundup Influence Goes Beyond Just Humans

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Roundup the commercial weed killer has been making a splash due to individuals who claim the product has caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Beyond the human impact, scientists are also looking at the environmental impact as well.

Roundup The Bees

According to an article from The Guardian that looked at the impact glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) is having on our society, the threat to bees was brought up.

A scientific study was done that looked at how Roundup has affected the chemical process of flowers, which as a result changes how bees are able to pollinate them.

Another scientific study has found that Glyphosate targets a specific enzyme that is found in the intestine of most bees. This enzyme, that was long thought to only exist in plants, contributes to a bees ability to fight disease and leads to premature death.

Monsanto’s Influence

Questions have been swirling about whether Monsanto has tried to influence the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by providing the agency with false data (read more about that here). In one of the recent Roundup trials, the company made attempts to limit what evidence could be admitted that showed the company’s attempts to sway industry officials about the safety of the product.

The company also continues to run a publicity campaign advocating for the safety of their product by featuring agriculturist families.

Have You used Roundup and Been Diagnosed with Cancer?

If you or a loved one has used Roundup and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another form of cancer, contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation. Time is critical, so don’t delay and act today. Visit our Roundup practice area page here for more information.  

Bayer AG Suffers Losses as Roundup Verdicts Grow

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Bayer AG has experienced significant financial losses after the company has been hit with several large verdicts involving the weed killer Roundup.

Health Concerns about Roundup Cause Profits to Tank

With the most recent Roundup jury verdict exceeding $2 billion dollars, Bayer AG has seen their market value decrease to new low levels not seen in almost seven years, according to a Reuters article.

Monsanto Corp was bought out in the summer of 2018 by Bayer AG. They are the creators of the herbicide Roundup. With news of the recent studies that Roundup can cause serious health issues and jury verdicts, the company has seen it’s net worth go down.

Monsanto Lawsuits Continue to Grow

The battle isn’t over for Bayer AG. They are still facing upwards of 13,000 pending lawsuits from individuals who claim using Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other serious forms of cancer (get more details about those lawsuits here).

Have you used Roundup and been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another serious form of cancer?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another serious form of cancer and have had exposure to Roundup, contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to speak with one of our highly experienced Roundup attorneys. Take action today. Visit our Roundup practice area page here for more information. 

 

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Next Roundup Trial Set to Be Heard In St. Louis

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Another trial is set to begin in August with a plaintiff suing Monsanto claiming that her use Roundup caused her to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Roundup Lawsuits From California to St. Louis

One major difference with this upcoming trial is that it will be held in St. Louis, Missouri rather than in California where all three previous Roundup cases have been heard. Having a change of venue allows for the possibility that Monsanto executives will be forced to testify as St. Louis is where the company is based.

The Roundup Queen

According to an article from Environmental Health News the plaintiff is Sharlean Gordon, a woman in her 50’s who was known as the “queen of Roundup” by her husband who gave her this nickname due to her extensive use of the product while they worked on renovating their house.

More Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits to Come

With Ms. Gordon’s trial set to begin in August, another Roundup case is set to begin in September involving two other plaintiffs: Maurice Cohen and Burrell Lamb. Currently there are over 13,000 pending Monsanto lawsuit claims (get more details on those claims here).

Long Term Exposure to Roundup?

If you or a loved one has had long term use and/or exposure to Roundup and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced Roundup attorneys. Please also visit our Roundup practice area page here for more information.    

 

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