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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.

Mediation To Begin In Roundup Lawsuit

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The federal judge in San Francisco who has overseen past federal lawsuits involving the glyphosate product Roundup has ordered its manufacturer Bayer AG to begin mediation with a plaintiff.

Cancelling Trial Date for Mediation

According to an article posted by The Detroit News (via Bloomberg), U.S. Federal District Judge Vince Chhabria cancelled an upcoming trial date set for May 20, 2019 commenting that resources are better spent in mediation rather than trial. However there is a chance that if the parties are unable to agree on a settlement, a trial could be back on.

Refusing to Settle

Bayer AG who is the parent company of Monsanto who makes Roundup have come out publicly saying that they will not settle with plaintiffs, even as the number of pending Roundup cases has hit upwards of 10,000.

A Dangerous Product

Many people have filed lawsuits against Bayer AG claiming that their exposure to Roundup has caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a very serious form of cancer. There have been notable wins for plaintiffs: among them Dewayne Johnson who received a $289 million dollar verdict at the state level (read more about his case here). At the federal level, plaintiff Edwin Hardeman won an $80 million dollar verdict (get more details on his case here).

Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

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

FDA Announces Ban On All Pelvic Mesh Products

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 16th, 2019 that they are halting and banning the sale of all pelvic mesh devices over safety concerns.

Safety Not Assured

According to an article by CNN a statement was released by the FDA that highlighted the fact that the administration “has determined that the manufacturers Boston Scientific and Coloplast have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices.”

Helping Women

These devices were originally created to help with a condition known as pelvic organ prolapse, where weakened muscles in the pelvic area cause the pelvic organs to drop creating a bulge. It was in the early 2000’s where the first pelvic mesh product was created to treat this issue.

Overhauling Medical Device Testing

In late November 2018 the FDA announced it would be reworking its medical device testing process (read more about the changes here). The announced change came on the heels of a massive report released to the public worked on by journalists all across the globe. The journalists looked into the medical device process and found massive amounts of injuries, corruption, and fraud (view the report here).

Injured by a Pelvic Mesh product?

If you or a loved one has been injured by a pelvic mesh product please contact our office at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on personal injury here for more information.

Jon C. Boesen Receives Honor by Mexican Consulate

Attorney Jon C. Boesen was honored by the Mexican Consulate in Denver today and received a certificate designating him as the Consultant Lawyer for the Mexican Consulate in Denver. Mr. Boesen will now be consulted on legal matters that involve the Mexican Consulate in Denver.

Consul General Berenice Rendon delivered the certificate signed by the Undersecretary of North America today at 3 p.m.

Mr. Boesen received this honor at the designation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.  

About Jon C. Boesen: Jon C. Boesen is the founder of Boesen Law, LLC. Mr. Boesen has over 29 years of experience and practices in civil litigation, where he has represented thousands of people in all kinds of litigation, including jury trials, workers’ compensation hearings and social security disability hearings.

Please visit our website at www.boesenlaw.com for additional information.

Colorado State Trooper Injured In Crash

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A Colorado state patrol trooper was injured in a two vehicle crash during the snowstorm on Wednesday April 10, 2019.

How did the crash occur?

According to an article posted by CBS 4 Denver the crash occurred while state patrol trooper James Proctor was pulled off on the side of the road in Mancos. A second car slammed into his car, although it is unknown whether road conditions were a factor in causing the crash.

Did any injuries occur as a result of the accident?

Yes. Officer Proctor suffered injuries to the head and neck, however it is unknown how severe they were. The other driver also suffered injuries although it is unknown what type or how severe they were as well.

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 highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for more information.

Jaw Pain and Whiplash in Car Accidents

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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is defined according to the Mayo Clinic as “a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck like the cracking of the whip.”

Jaw Pain Relating to Whiplash

When injured in a motor vehicle accident, serious injuries can occur. One injury that can occur is jaw pain. Jaw pain is an important symptom to be aware of because it can be a sign that an individual has suffered whiplash as a result of the accident. More often than not, most people injured in a car accident aren’t even aware that jaw pain is a direct symptom of having sustained whiplash.

How is Jaw Pain Significant in Whiplash?

A study done by two dentists for the Journal of the American Dental Association published in 2007 found that “reduced or painful jaw movement is an important aspect of WADs (Whiplash Associated Disorder), and jaw symptoms also correlated [found] with difficulty swallowing and ringing in the ears.”

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 highly experienced attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents here for more information.  

Board of Directors Shakeup at Purdue Pharma

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Major changes have occurred with the board of directors for pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, who are best known as being the developers behind the powerful prescription drug OxyCotin.

No More Family Ties

As of the beginning of 2019, Purdue Pharma no longer has any Sackler family members on its board of directors. According to a statement released to the public by the company included in an article by the Stamford Advocate due to “the (2017) passing of (Purdue co-founder) Dr. Raymond Sackler accelerated that transition, and the board no longer includes any family members.”

Shift in Approach

The influence the Sackler family has had over the direction of Purdue Pharma has been significant, as noted by the shocking Reuters report that was released that talked about the company’s aggressive marketing tactics involving OxyCotin (read more about that here). The shakeup of the board illuminates the possibility that the company is looking at a different direction in the face of serious legal action that has been brought against the company.

Lawsuit Frenzy

Several states have brought lawsuits against Purdue Pharma stating that their marketing strategy and desire for money despite knowing the risks that their product OxyCotin carried, helped create a national opioid epidemic (read more about the lawsuits here). The company also recently announced a massive settlement with the state of Oklahoma (get more details here).

Injured by a Pharmaceutical Drug?

If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of OxyCotin or another pharmaceutical drug 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 pharmaceutical drugs here for more information.