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Litigation alleging Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease moving toward trial

Posted on by Edward Lott

Lawyers involved in U.S. litigation accusing Syngenta AG of spending decades selling an herbicide that causes Parkinson’s disease are moving toward selection of a bellwether trial to be held roughly a year from now, according to the federal judge overseeing the litigation. In a hearing on Friday, U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel of the Southern … Continue reading “Litigation alleging Syngenta’s paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease moving toward trial”

2,4-D: Concerns about Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses

Posted on by Stacy Malkan

Since its introduction in the 1940s, the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) has been widely used to control weeds in agriculture, forestry, and urban and residential settings. According to documents obtained by public records requests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forecast sharp increases in the levels of 2,4-D in American food after regulators approved new … Continue reading “2,4-D: Concerns about Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses”

Bayer wins Roundup trial; plaintiff fails to prove exposure caused child’s disease

Posted on by Carey Gillam

The former Monsanto Co., now owned by Bayer AG, notched its first win in the mass tort U.S. Roundup litigation on Tuesday, defeating at trial a mother who alleged her use of Roundup exposed her child to the pesticide and caused him to develop cancer. Ezra Clark was born in May 2011 and diagnosed in … Continue reading “Bayer wins Roundup trial; plaintiff fails to prove exposure caused child’s disease”

What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?

Posted on by Edward Lott

If you represent people chronically injured due to paraquat exposure, there’s a good chance they will have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder. Studies have found that paraquat, an herbicide, damages nerve cells. One 2011 study estimates those exposed to paraquat have 2.5 times the risk of having Parkinson’s compared to the general population. What are … Continue reading “What’s It Like to Live With Parkinson’s Disease?”

Monsanto scientist tells jurors company’s side of Roundup cancer controversy

Posted on by Carey Gillam

A senior scientist at the former Monsanto Co. on Tuesday told jurors in a California trial that regulators around the world support the company’s position that its glyphosate-based herbicides, such as the popular Roundup brand, are safe for users. Donna Farmer, who worked as a toxicologist at Monsanto for more than two decades and now … Continue reading “Monsanto scientist tells jurors company’s side of Roundup cancer controversy”

Elmiron Lawsuits: A Vocabulary Lesson

Posted on by Edward Lott

Elmiron is the brand name of a drug used to treat bladder problems, but like so many other drugs, it can cause serious side effects in a completely different part of the body. If you’re going to take Elmiron product liability cases, here is some background information to help you on your way. Elmiron (also … Continue reading “Elmiron Lawsuits: A Vocabulary Lesson”

A Human Trafficking Victims’ Initiatives Program

Posted on by Edward Lott

I.P.P. Process to Freedom™ Initiatives for the Development of Humanity, Inc. and Stand Against Poverty, Inc., in collaboration with ForLawFirmsOnly Marketing, Inc., have developed and launched a program to benefit victims and survivors of human sex and labor trafficking called I.P.P. Process to Freedom™.  The acronym I.P.P. stands for INTAKE, PROTECT, and PROSECUTE, the three … Continue reading “A Human Trafficking Victims’ Initiatives Program”

Why Your Law Firm Should Get Actively Involved in Sexual Abuse Cases

Posted on by Edward Lott

Many attorneys joined the profession to make a good living, have opportunities to do the right thing, and help people in need. When you and your firm represent victims of sexual abuse, you can accomplish all these goals. Many of these cases, such as those against religious organizations or scouting groups, initially couldn’t be filed … Continue reading “Why Your Law Firm Should Get Actively Involved in Sexual Abuse Cases”

What is Xeljanz?

Posted on by Edward Lott

Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a prescription medication made and sold by Pfizer. It blocks some enzymes in the body that affect the immune system. Users run an increased risk of many serious health problems, including blood clots, heart attacks, cancer, and death. They have sparked lawsuits by those impacted by the drug and family members of … Continue reading “What is Xeljanz?”

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