LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION
Workers Compensation Legal News Articles & Interviews
November 14, 2022. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Department of Defense to Stop Using PFAS-Based Firefighting Foam in 2024 ]
Washington, DC Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) foams have been a staple of military and civilian firefighting operations for sixty years. But their usefulness in fighting liquid fuel fires comes at a steep price for the planet and human health.
October 5, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits Update ]
Santa Clara, CA PFAS water contamination lawsuits will go to the first bellwether trial over toxic chemicals in firefighting foam in March 2023 and the latest aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) complaint was filed last month in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
April 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Retired Judge Discusses Workers’ Compensation Claims ]
Woodland Hills, CA Did you know that hypertension can be aggravated or accelerated by a work injury such as a herniated disc, which could mean you are eligible for Worker’s Compensation? And do you know how important it is to be represented by a qualified attorney rather than a hearing representative? “My advice is to get a real lawyer who cares, who gets all your records and actually reads them,” says Craig Glass, a retired judge and currently a workers’ compensation attorney.
October 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Navy Veteran Claims PFAS Firefighting Foam Caused Testicular Cancer ]
Spring, TXA former U.S. Navy firefighter has recently filed a civil action against about 18 chemical and safety equipment manufacturers claiming PFAS in firefighting foam caused his testicular cancer. Defendants, the Defense Department and more knew of the dangers but chose not to inform the public.
September 22, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ PFAS Breast Cancer Lawsuit and PFAS Links to Breast Cancer ]
Charleston, SC A Maryland woman in August filed a PFAS lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina claiming she developed breast cancer as a result of drinking water contaminated with firefighting foam chemicals for years.
August 26, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Maine First to Enact Ban on Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ]
Augusta, ME Maine is the first state to ban polyfluoroalkyl substances – toxic chemicals that are used in firefighting foam and many other products. PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’, has been linked to water contamination, which has led to many serious health issues and PFAS lawsuits nationwide.
July 28, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Taxpayer Dollars up in PFAS Smoke? ]
Washington, DC The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently reported that the price tag to clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from nearly 700 military bases nationwide will probably exceed -- and cost taxpayers-- $2.1 billion. According to the Department of Defense (DOD) that price is up from $1.1 billion last year.
June 22, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Air Force Veteran Files Kidney Cancer Lawsuit Citing Firefighting Foam ]
Charleston, SC On May 26, Jeffrey Clark filed a lawsuit against 3M and a host of other corporate defendants citing his exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) firefighting foams as the likely cause of his kidney cancer. Clark v. 3M Company will be consolidated for pre-trial proceedings into the Multidistrict Litigation now currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
March 30, 2021. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ City of LaCrosse sues 3M Company over PFAS Water Contamination ]
LaCrosse, WI On March 4, the City of La Crosse filed a lawsuit in the Wisconsin Circuit Court alleging that 3M Company and 22 other defendants produced and marketed products containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS/PFOA) with knowledge that these substances were likely to contaminate public and private wells throughout the city.
February 16, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Firefighting Foam $17.5M Settlement a “Huge Milestone” ]
Peshtigo, WI Peshtigo residents have reached a $17.5 M settlement in a firefighting foam lawsuit filed against Tyco Fire Products and two other companies over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Plaintiffs claimed their drinking water from private wells was contaminated with “forever chemicals” from the use of firefighting foam at Tyco’s Fire Technology Center in Marinette and nearby sites.
- Forever Waiting for EPA’s Limits on PFAS “Forever Chemicals” By Jane Mundy (Jan-27-21)
- “Do I Have a Firefighting Foam or Contaminated Water Lawsuit?” PFAS Contamination Lawyer Weighs In By Jane Mundy (Jan-20-21)
- After $7.9 Million Jury Verdict, Chipotle Settles California Labor Lawsuit To Avoid Punitive Damages By Lori Prapas (Jun-5-18)
- Handy Guidance for Colorado Workers’ Compensation By Gordon Gibb (Dec-1-17)
- Asbestos Mesothelioma Victim Was a Sitting Judge in Texas By Gordon Gibb (Nov-29-17)
- Denial of Benefits May not be the Only Problem Plaguing WA Workers Comp By Gordon Gibb (Oct-29-17)
- Qualified Attorney Important for Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims By Gordon Gibb (Aug-25-17)
- Duality Observed in Illinois Cause for Confusion, but Plaintiff Benefits Nonetheless By Gordon Gibb (Jul-30-17)
- The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters By Brenda Craig (Jun-7-17)
- State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders By Deb Hipp (May-6-17)
- Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion By Brenda Craig (Apr-14-17)
- Retired Frontline Workers Can Make Worker Compensation Claims By Brenda Craig (Mar-28-17)
- Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-5-16)
- Wells Fargo Faces California Labor Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime, Wrongful Termination By Heidi Turner (Oct-3-16)
- California Passes Farmworker Overtime Laws By Heidi Turner (Sep-28-16)
- Donning and Doffing: Does Every Minute Count? By Jane Mundy (Sep-20-16)
- Rules Regarding Donning and Doffing Not Always Clear-Cut By Heidi Turner (Sep-17-16)
- California Labor Law is Often Ignored by Employers By Gordon Gibb (Sep-12-16)
- California Overtime Lawsuit against Nike Certified as a Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Sep-11-16)
- California Farm Workers Could Receive Bump in Overtime Pay By Heidi Turner (Aug-31-16)
- California Trucking Company Hit with California Labor Law Class Action By Gordon Gibb (Aug-29-16)
- Hotel in Boston Hit with Unpaid Wages Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Aug-25-16)
- Mesothelioma Victim Awarded $8.75 Million Has Only Months to Live By Gordon Gibb (Aug-21-16)
- California Caregivers - Attorney Discusses Whether You Qualify for Overtime By Jane Mundy (Aug-9-16)
- Startup Defending California Labor Lawsuit Alleging Misclassification By Gordon Gibb (Jul-25-16)
- Florida Workers’ Compensation Law Unconstitutional By Jane Mundy (Jun-10-16)
- Mediation Offers an Option to Court By Brenda Craig (Nov-17-15)
- Appellate Court Finds for Plaintiff in Neck Injury Case By Gordon Gibb (Jan-24-13)
- $322MM Asbestos Lawsuit Verdict Good News for Asbestos Drilling Mud Workers By Jane Mundy (Jan-20-13)
- Injury on the job: Workers Compensation Legislation By Gordon Gibb (Sep-26-12)
- Verdict in Drilling Mud Trial Vacated, But Plaintiff Still Needs Oxygen 24/7 By Gordon Gibb (Aug-27-12)
- Eight Years Later, Neck and Back Injury Compensation By Gordon Gibb (Jul-24-12)
- Asbestos Drilling Mud—Old Timer Weighs In By Jane Mundy (Jul-23-12)
- Job Injury Linked to Unsafe Working Conditions: Lawsuit By Gordon Gibb (Feb-12-12)
- Car Wash Workers Reach Settlement in California Labor Law Case By Charles Benson (Jan-16-12)
- Union Carbide Wants Asbestosis Compensation Award Thrown Out By Charles Benson (May-30-11)
- Mississippi Man Awarded Record Asbestos Compensation By Charles Benson (May-14-11)
- Texas Woman Seeks Asbestos Compensation from 17 Companies By Charles Benson (Apr-16-11)
- Asbestos Lawsuit Filed against Kansas City Southern Railway Company By Charles Benson (Mar-6-11)
- California Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Overtime Pay Lawsuits By Charles Benson (Feb-25-11)