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Zostavax Lawsuits and New Alternative for Shingles Vaccine

Merck is facing 57 federal lawsuits, alleging that 117 people suffered injuries after receiving the Zostavax vaccine. The individuals in these lawsuits claim that their injuries were caused by the live shingles virus in the vaccine. From the time Zostavax was introduced in 2006 to 2015, the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) received over 1,000 reports of serious side effects,...

EPA Fails to Ban Chlorpyrifos

Despite scientific evidence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to reject the ban on chlorpyrifos and to continue allowing the use of the pesticide. Since 2001, the use of chlorpyrifos has been a controversial issue and the center of a legal dispute. But as administrations and laws change, one fact remains the same: using chlorpyrifos is harmful to human health....

Dallas Attorneys Honored on Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

This year, Dallas attorneys Caitlyn Silhan, Christopher Johnson, Erin Wood, and Patrick Wigle were selected for the 2019 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. These four attorneys were all selected based on the outstanding work they do for plaintiffs. These attorneys represent a variety of practice areas, including civil litigation, products liability, and general personal injury. Only the...

Talc: Asbestos Exposure in Everyday Objects

Are manufacturers that use talcum powder-based products taking advantage of consumers and exposing families to asbestos? 

For a number of years, women across the country have been claiming that talc found in Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer.

Nevertheless, manufacturers continually use talcum powder in a multitude of products – many of which...

Roundup Lawsuits Trigger Public Concern

Monsanto lawsuits expose the connection between exposure to glyphosate and cancer, prompting discontinued sales of Roundup herbicide and pesticide bans.

After three massive Monsanto Roundup lawsuits concluded in the past year linking the herbicide’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to cancer, some stores and cities are moving to ban Roundup. Meanwhile, Monsanto maintains that their...

AAJ Extols Gary Paul with Distinguished Service Award

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The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is an organization that works to support plaintiffs’ attorneys in their practice. The organization strives to ensure that anyone who is injured because of misconduct or negligence can obtain justice. For over 70 years, the AAJ has promoted fairness and protected the rights of injured persons.

The president of the AAJ, Elise Sanguinetti,...

$7.68M Hip Implant Verdict Against Zimmer, Inc.

Plaintiff prevails over hip implant maker in this damages-only retrial of a defective medical device.

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has awarded $7.68 million to a former California resident injured by a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Zimmer, Inc. This was a retrial in which the jury was asked to rule on damages only. Zimmer’s Durom...

Celebrating Whistleblowers and Qui Tam Attorneys

National Whistleblower Appreciation Day was established to acknowledge and celebrate the courageous people who expose misconduct and speak up against fraud.

Last year, the U.S. Senate recognized July 30th as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day” to honor the anniversary of the day the Founding Fathers unanimously passed the first U.S. whistleblower law. As that day approaches...

Harrowing Reality of Asbestos Exposure and Corporate Greed

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A Canadian journalist’s visual investigation into the lives of asbestos exposure victims drove the families to share their stories and successfully lobby for a federal ban on asbestos products in Canada.

Conversation isn’t enough anymore. Victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma need to be seen. Louie Palu, a Canadian photojournalist, uncovers the reality of the disease in his...

No One Said Opioids Could Cause Birth Defects

Drug manufacturers hid the truth about the dangerous side effects of opioids in misleading advertisements. Now we know opioids could cause birth defects, and victims are turning to opioid attorneys to hold the corporations responsible.

Even though advertisements claimed that opioids are safe for long-term use, drug manufacturers prioritized profits by downplaying the now well-known...

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