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Tyson Foods Expand Chicken Recall

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Tyson Foods has expanded their frozen crispy chicken strips recall after complaints from consumers that the strips have foreign materials such as pieces of metal in the strips.

Recall Announced

The original recall was announced in late March 2019 and involved three varieties of chicken strips according to an article by Consumer Affairs.

The products were shipped to various locations nationwide. The original recall involved over 69 thousand pounds of chicken.

Increasing the Size

With the announced expansion, the total number of recalled chicken products is up to over 11 million pounds.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said they are aware of 6 individuals so far who have found foreign materials within the product, with 3 stating that their mouths have been injured as a result.

Product Number

The affected products have the product number P-7221 on the back of the package. If individuals discover they have an affected product they are encouraged to throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.

Injured by a Food Product?

If you or a loved one has suffered a food borne illness or injury as a result of consuming a particular product contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on food borne illness here for more information.

Talk With a Team Member: Paola

How long have you been working at Boesen Law? 

I have been part of the Boesen Law team for 8 months.

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

One of my favorite memories is the day I joined the team. Everyone was very welcoming, patient, and helped me out a lot.

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

I wanted to learn more about the legal field.

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

It is hard to pick just one, because everyday is a different experience and I learn something new.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I spend it studying, spending quality time with my family and friends, running, and sleeping.

Favorite Food. Favorite TV show/movie, Favorite Quote 

Food: Cheese Pizza
TV show/movie: The Daily Show
Quote:”I Never Lose. I either win or I learn”- Nelson Mandela

Best piece of (general) advice received?

Stop wondering on the what if and take risks. I was in 5th grade when I was told this. I do not remember who it was but they explained that it is better to live with the fact that you did it and not wonder what could have been.

One Injured in Early Morning Hit-and-Run

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An individual was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident that occurred during the early morning hours of Wednesday May 1, 2019.

Serious Injuries

According to an article from ABC 7 a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Holly Street and Evans Avenue and is considered by Denver Police to have serious injuries.

Investigation Underway

Denver Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle which is described by investigators to be an early 2000’s sedan model of either tan or gold color. The driver of the vehicle is a female.

The intersection was closed until around 6:35 a.m. to allow the investigation to begin.

Injured in a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for more information.

J&J Targeted Specific Groups to Boost Baby Powder Sales

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After sales of their signature product, baby powder, started falling Johnson & Johnson launched a campaign that targeted two specific audiences: African-American women as well as women who were overweight.

Intentional Marketing

Johnson & Johnson’s marketing team focused on digital and print ads that targeted the African American community, where baby powder “is still considered a relevant product among AA (sic) consumers… this could be an opportunity,” a marketing presentation about the product noted.

According to an investigative report by Reuters, the company promoted these ads in African American hair salons and churches within African American as well as Hispanic neighborhoods.

Shifting Audiences

When baby powder was first marketed, its intended use was for infants. However as more and more medical studies were released that demonstrated the danger of infants inhaling talc, Johnson & Johnson shifted their marketing to promote the product to adults. The tone focused on using the product during hot and humid weather to help the individual feel a sense of confidence within themselves.

Growing Number of Legal Cases

As a result of this type of directed marketing, individuals who used the product have now found themselves as part of class action lawsuits suing Johnson & Johnson over claims that the product has asbestos which has caused them to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. These lawsuits have resulted in huge verdicts for the plaintiffs, like a $4.69 billion dollar verdict in St. Louis, Missouri (read more about that verdict here).

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Ovarian Cancer?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer due to using Johnson & Johnson baby powder or other talcum products contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder here for more information.

Bayer AG Investors Make Their Disapproval Known

Bayer AG

At the annual shareholders meeting on Friday, Bayer AG investors made a shocking display of their lack of support for Bayer AG’s CEO.

Bayer AG No-Confidence

Over half of Bayer shareholders voted for CEO Warner Baumann and other managers to answer for their actions involving the Monsanto Corp purchase last summer. An emergency meeting took place after the vote, leading the chairman of the board of directors to release a statement that the board still has full confidence in Baumann according to an article from Bloomberg.

Never Done Before

The company announced that they had not had a majority of investors disapprove of the CEO’s actions in as much as 20 years or even the entire time the company has been around.

Anger over Roundup

Investors over at the meeting were angry over the Monsanto purchase, if the legal risks were looked at, as well as Roundup’s market value sliding. 

Injured through using Roundup?

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

U.S. Auto Regulators Expand Safety Probe for Airbags

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U.S. auto regulators have expanded their airbag safety probe over another safety concern

No Inflation

The cause for the now expanded investigation now includes vehicles with airbags that do not inflate during a crash. These airbags were installed by ZF-TRW and include vehicle makes such as Toyota, Kia, Honda, Mitsubishi, Fiat Chrysler, and Hyundai. The models of cars affected are from the years 2010-2019 according to an article by 9 News.

Electrical Signals

Upon investigation, it is found that extra electrical signals damage the control circuit of the airbag, effectively disabling it. This causes the bag to not inflate during a crash.

Recall Expanded

Airbags have already had their share of recall issues, with the Takata airbags already having been recalled due to shrapnel issues (read more about that here). With the ZF-TRW airbags being added to investigation, they are just one step away from being added to the recall list.

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for more information.

Massive 28 Car Accident Occurs In Lakewood

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A 28-car pileup occurred yesterday evening April 25, 2019 in Lakewood resulting in multiple deaths and serious injuries.

Speeding Semi

According to an article by The Denver Post, the crash occurred around 4:50 p.m. on I-70 heading eastbound. Witnesses reported seeing a semi truck carrying lumber slam into stopped traffic setting off a chain reaction that resulted in explosions and a resulting fire.

Scorching Temperatures

The fire reached a searing temperature of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, as firefighters worked to put out the flames. The fire appears to have started as a result of the lumber mixing with spilled diesel fuel from the explosions.

Looking for Answers

Investigators from Jefferson County and the Colorado Department of Transportation are looking into the cause of the crash as well as continuing to identify those who were injured or died as a result of the accident. The exact number of those who are injured or died is still unknown at this time.

Injured in a serious Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in the above accident or another car accident contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for more information.

 

Blind Spot Danger: What You Don’t See

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When a car accident occurs visibility issues can be a major factor. Accidents can happen as a result of individuals or objects being out of the line of sight or in someone’s “blind spot”. Here are some things to keep in mind about blind spots when driving to potentially help reduce the chance of an accident.

Adjust Your Mirrors

Making sure your mirrors are in a position where you can clearly see all areas of your car is critical to be able to see where other objects and individuals are in relation to your vehicle.

Double Check

While using your side mirrors can be a helpful aid, they are not 100 percent guaranteed to show you what is in your blind spot. Remembering to look over your shoulder before changing lanes will alert you to anything that may be near your vehicle that your side mirrors do not show.

Consider A Technology Aid

If you have trouble navigating your blind spots, consider installing a blind spot monitor or rear view camera. These aids can help you be more vigilant and detect movement within your blind spot area before you may even realize it.

Injured in a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for additional information.  

 

Third Lawsuit Underway Against Monsanto Over Herbicide

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There has been a third trial brought against Monsanto Corporation involving the herbicide product Roundup and claims that it causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is underway in Oakland, California.

What is Roundup?

Roundup is the commercial name for an herbicide, glyphosate, which is marketed as a weed killer used in both mass scale and personal agriculture settings.

Who is involved in the lawsuit?

The plaintiffs are a couple, Alva and Alberta Pillirod who claim that their long term use of Roundup led to them both being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma within several years of one another according to an article posted by U.S. Right to Know . They also claim they were not properly warned about the risks of using Roundup.

What is the significance of this case?

This is the third lawsuit to be heard before a jury and could possibly signal a continuing trend in the plaintiff’s favor. The first two lawsuits involved groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson (read about his case here) and Edwin Hardeman (read about his care here) have resulted in major wins for the plaintiff’s.

Are there other lawsuits pending against Monsanto?

Yes. Monsanto (and their parent company Bayer AG) are facing upwards of 10,000 lawsuits over Roundup. Despite the numerous lawsuits, the company insists that Roundup is a safe product.

Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of using Roundup please contact our office at (720)-263-7889 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on Roundup here for additional information.

J&J Asks For Federal Judge to Take On Talc Cases

Johnson & Johnson has asked a federal judge to handle the multiple lawsuits against them regarding the safety of their baby powder and other talcum powder products.

Change of Setting

Johnson & Johnson are asking for a federal judge based in Delaware to take the helm, rather than each case being heard at the state level. The company is also asking to take advantage of bankruptcy protections that have been given to their talc supplier Imerys Talc SA according to an article from Bloomberg.

Going Under?

Due to the legal onslaught that Johnson & Johnson has faced over claims that their baby powder contains asbestos and as a result has caused thousands of individuals, primarily women, to be diagnosed with mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Imerys Talc SA was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to mounting legal costs over verdicts being awarded to the plaintiffs (read more about the filing here).

An Unlikely Scenario

A Florida based lawyer who has worked on mass tort cases that have gone the way of bankruptcy commented that it seemed unlikely Delaware would be willing to take on so many cases by themselves.

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 baby powder or other talcum based products contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on talcum powder and ovarian cancer here for more information.