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Police Officer Hurt in Accident at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

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An officer was injured yesterday July 4, 2019 while directing traffic for Independence Day festivities in Commerce City. 

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

According to an article by ABC Denver Channel 7, the incident occurred at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at around 6 p.m. before the start of a soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and the New England Revolution. The officer was knocked to the ground by a driver whom “was not paying attention to directions” according to a statement from another officer. 

Precautions Taken

The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is believed to not have severe injuries at this time. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the incident, however police are currently conducting an investigation at this time and gathering more information.

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured 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 for more information.  

It’s Lit: Firework Safety Tips

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Independence Day is almost upon us and people are getting ready to celebrate. Whether that’s firing up the grill and having a cookout, attending a parade, or just spending quality time with family and friends. One important highlight of our nation’s holiday is our love of fireworks. While fireworks can produce beautiful and colorful displays, it is important to make sure you are practicing safe firework handling.

Keep Children and Yourself at a Safe Distance

Kids can get excited by the noise and colors that fireworks produce and may want to be as close as possible to the fireworks. However there is a possibility for burns and/or other injuries by being too close to a firework. Make sure there is enough distance between you and the fireworks.

Do Not Touch Fireworks that Do Not Go Off

Once in a while, you may get what is known as a “dud” where even when the firework is lit, it does not do anything. If this happens, do not pick up the firework. There is a possibility that the firework could still go off, and severely injure you or others in the process.

Do Not Hold Fireworks that are Lit

Just like with the tip above it is extremely dangerous to hold fireworks that are lit. There is an extreme risk of bodily injury and/or harm to you or others around you. When lighting fireworks, light them quickly and then move away to a safe distance. 

Injured by Fireworks?

If you or a loved one has been injured by a firework as a result of other’s actions, 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 personal injury here for more information.

Colorado AG Expands Purdue Pharma Lawsuit

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed an expanded lawsuit against Purdue Pharma Denver’s ABC Channel 7 reported yesterday July 1, 2019.

Details Unknown

Due to a confidentiality agreement with Denver District Court, the details of the updated lawsuit are currently unknown at this time. However the attorney general’s office has asked the court to unseal the records due to a public issue they say is greater than any claims Purdue Pharma has regarding privacy. The original lawsuit was filed by former Attorney General Cynthia Coffman last year. 

Colorado Opioid Crisis

According to the article, data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that 4500 Coloradoans died from an opioid overdose between the years of 2000 and 2018. Wesier commented that the updated lawsuit reflects claims that Purdue Pharma actively pushed data that was misleading, and aggressively pursued medical professionals to prescribe their developed drug known as OxyContin. Furthermore, the suit claims that the company had a list of Colorado medical providers who were known to often write prescriptions for opioids like OxyContin. They then pushed those providers to write even more prescriptions. 

Purdue Pharma Fights Back

A spokesman for the company stated that the company denies these claims and referenced the recent dismissal of a North Dakota lawsuit as possible proof the Colorado lawsuit will have the same fate.

Injured by a Bad Drug?

If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of OxyContin or other prescription 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.

Honda Issues Another Recall Over Takata Airbags

Takata

Honda is issuing another recall over the Takata airbags according to an article from USA Today.

1.6 Million Cars Recalled

The company announced the recall on Friday June 28th, 2019 which involves at least 1.6 million cars. Many of the cars who fall under the recall, are models ranging from the year 2003 all the way up until 2015. In addition to Honda, Acura models are also part of the recall.

Takata Airbag Dangers

The Takata airbags installed in many vehicles go even beyond just Honda and Acura cars. The airbags were found to be deploying shrapnel that could injure or kill the individuals driving the car when the airbags deployed, due to faulty inflators. Twenty-four people have died and many more have been injured as a result of the defective airbags.

Bankruptcy Problems

The Takata airbag problem has been so widespread that the company filed for bankruptcy in July of 2017.

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured or hurt in a car accident, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or at (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents.

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.