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The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year

The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year December 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Ridgeland, MO: Next year and the year after, St. Louis, Missouri will be the venue for a massive showdown in the courts between Johnson & Johnson and the hundreds of women who have filed lawsuits alleging there is a direct relationship between their ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder-based products manufactured and sold by Johnson and Johnson.
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New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict

New Information Shown to Jury Produced Record Talc Verdict August 30, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA A jury trial in California recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman dying of ovarian cancer for failure to warn that the genital talc use could cause cancer. Eva Echeverria used J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Power on a daily basis for decades and claimed talc ultimately led to her cancer diagnosis.
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Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops

Not-Ready-for-Market Herbicide Kills Farmers’ Crops July 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
St. Louis, MO A group of seven farmers are the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit that claims “corporate greed” and “a rush to market” by some of the world’s biggest makers and promoters of agricultural chemicals caused farm crops to wither and die costing farm operators millions of dollars in lost revenue and possibly forcing them to switch all their seed stock to herbicide resistant Monsanto seed in the coming years whether they want to or not.
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Talc Expert Witnesses Struck from Witness List

Talc Expert Witnesses Struck from Witness List September 19, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Montgomery, AL: The Beasley Allen law firm in Montgomery, Alabama has been at the forefront of personal injury and wrongful death cases launched against Johnson & Johnson over the effects of its longstanding talc based baby power product. It’s alleged that constant exposure to the product has caused ovarian cancer in women.
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NuvaRing Attorney: Dates Set for Bellwether Trials

NuvaRing Attorney: Dates Set for Bellwether Trials September 11, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX A trial date has now been set for federal NuvaRing lawsuits, which are working their way through the court system. This means plaintiffs will soon see if they have made a strong enough case that NuvaRing side effects, including NuvaRing blood clots, caused serious injury. According to Dr. Shezad Malik, founder of the Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm, the lawsuits filed against Merck, maker of NuvaRing, allege the contraceptive caused blood clots and other serious health problems.
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NuvaRing Attorney: "We Allege Contraceptive Makers Did Not Warn About Risks"

NuvaRing Attorney: "We Allege Contraceptive Makers Did Not Warn About Risks" May 17, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Dallas, TX Women who suffered NuvaRing side effects may be eligible to join a NuvaRing lawsuit, alleging the makers of the contraceptive did not adequately warn about the NuvaRing dangers. Such dangers reportedly include an increased risk of stroke and venous thromboembolism. Dr. Shezad Malik, founder of the Dr. Shezad Malik law firm, says lawsuits are still in the early stages, so it is not too late for women—or the families of women who died after using the birth control to file their own lawsuits.
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Town Sues BP and Shell for Cancer, Cancer Risk and Collapsing Property Values

Town Sues BP and Shell for Cancer, Cancer Risk and Collapsing Property Values July 5, 2011. By Brenda Craig.
Chesterfield, MO Roxana, Illinois, population 1,547, is a tiny little klatch of wood frame homes resting along the Missouri border, some of them built not more than 500 feet from the site of the Shell Oil refinery that sprang up there at the beginning of the 1900s.
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Popcorn Lung Lawyer

Popcorn Lung Lawyer September 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Independence, MO Chicago attorney Ken McClain says he doesn't mind at all if you refer to him as the Popcorn Lung Lawyer. "I don't mind if people say that," says McClain whose has been litigating against makers and suppliers of a butter flavoring product called diacetyl since 2002. "It's been very rewarding. We've done a lot of good and managed to get the diacetyl out of microwave popcorn."
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Attorney Jeff Lowe Speaks About Denture Cream Poisoning

Attorney Jeff Lowe Speaks About Denture Cream Poisoning June 10, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
St. Louis, MO Patients who use denture cream may not yet realize they are at risk of developing denture cream zinc poisoning. Attorney Jeff Lowe, partner at Carey, Danis & Lowe, explains how products like Fixodent denture adhesive and Super Poligrip are associated with zinc poisoning and nerve damage.
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Attorney Jeff Lowe Speaks about Paxil Birth Defects

Attorney Jeff Lowe Speaks about Paxil Birth Defects April 27, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
St. Louis, MO Women who took Paxil during the first trimester of pregnancy and whose children were born with birth defects should consider speaking with an attorney about their options. Jeff Lowe, a partner at Carey, Danis & Lowe, says serious birth defects have been linked to the use of Paxil during pregnancy.
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