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Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Attorney Amarillo Tx.

TALCUM POWDER OVARIAN CANCER LAWSUITS:

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Talc is a mineral that’s made mostly of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and is used in many hygiene and beauty products. It is used in baby powder, hygiene powder and cosmetic powder products to control moisture and prevent rashes.

As early as 1971, researchers identified a link between ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder. In recent years, the American Cancer Society and American Association for Cancer Research have published reports which also verify that women who use talcum powder products for genital hygiene purposes are at a significantly increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Products like Shower to Shower by Johnson & Johnson, which were specifically marketed for female hygiene purposes, are of particular concern.

If you or someone you love used talcum powder and developed ovarian cancer call our Texas Talcum Powder Attorney at 855-350-4024. Our Texas Talcum Powder Attorney will fight hard to get your family the compensation you deserve.

Manufacturers of talc-based products, such as Johnson & Johnson, allegedly failed to inform consumers of the known risks of ovarian cancer when talcum powder products are used for genital hygiene. During the first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit in 2013, a lawyer for the corporate giant acknowledged that they had known about the risk between baby powder and ovarian cancer for years but chose not to include a consumer warning because they did not think the risk was significant. The plaintiff, who won her case against the large corporation, used talcum powder for decades, which included Shower to Shower body powder by Johnson & Johnson. The jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn users of their talc products of the increased risk of ovarian cancer.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talc based baby powder or other body powder products, your family may be entitled to compensation by filing a talcum powder lawsuit. Call our Texas Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Attorney at 855-350-4024 for a free consultation.

The following symptoms are common for ovarian cancer:
• Vaginal bleeding;
• Abnormal vaginal discharge;
• Frequent bloating;
• Pain in the belly or pelvis;
• Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling;
• Changes in bowel or bladder habits (constipation, frequent urination, etc.);
• Persistent fatigue;
• Low back pain; and
• Loss of appetite or feeling full.

If you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms after using baby powder or talcum powder as part of a regular genital hygiene, you need to consult with your healthcare provider immediately and report your talc use.

If you have used talcum powder and now have ovarian cancer, call our Texas Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Attorney for a free consultation at 855-350-4024.

VAGINAL MESH LAWSUITS: Texas Vaginal Mesh Attorney

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Victims of injuries from vaginal mesh have filed lawsuits in order to receive compensation for their injuries. These lawsuits are directed against a number of different manufacturers and their products, including the Boston Specific Protegen Sling and Mentor’s ObTape, both of which were discontinued after causing many patients to suffer from vaginal mesh side effects including:
• Mesh Erosion (mesh protruding through skin)
• Pain during intercourse or urination
• Chronic pain
• Infection
• Urinary problems
• Mesh shrinkage causing vaginal shortening, tightening and pain
• Bleeding
• Mesh migration
• Vaginal tightening
• Bladder, blood vessel, or bowel perforation
• Dysparenunia (pain during intercourse) caused by vaginal mesh erosion and vaginal scarring
• Additional corrective surgeries for repair or removal
• Recurrence of POP or SUI

Vaginal Mesh is a term describing both surgical mesh and mesh products (sling devices and tape) used for the treatment of POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse) and female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). The mesh surgery used for treating abdominal hernias has been used since the 1970s to treat these conditions, and the specific configurations on the market today were developed in the 1990s. There are a number of different manufacturers who have marketed these products including C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, and others.

A clinical study of these products was stopped prior to completion because of severe surgical mesh side effects patients were experiencing. Upwards of 15% of women involved in the study experienced vaginal mesh side effects such as “erosion.” Erosion is a painful condition where the mesh protrudes through skin that has split open.

If you or a family member have received vaginal mesh products in conjunction with Pelvic Organ Prolapse or Stress Urinary Incontinence, and have experienced adverse vaginal mesh side effects, you should call Quackenbush Law Firm to speak with our Vaginal Mesh lawyer today. By visiting with Quackenbush Law Firm Vaginal Mesh attorney, you can learn more about your rights and what you may need to do in order to receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Texas Vaginal Mesh Attorney at Quackenbush Law Firm for an immediate free consultation. 855-350-4024.
ROUNDUP CANCER DEATH LAWSUITS:
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RoundUp, manufactured by chemical conglomerate Monsanto, is the most widely used herbicide in America. The chemical is applied to farming crops, landscaping and lawns to eliminate weeds.
Inhalation or skin exposure to RoundUp has been shown to cause an increased risk of cancer and other serious ailments. People who worked at or lived near farms where RoundUp was used commercially have the highest risk of serious injury. Call our Texas RoundUp Attorney at Quackenbush Law Firm at 855-350-4024.
Serious and life-threatening injuries have been linked to Monsanto’s RoundUp. Some of them include:
• Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
• Multiple Myelomas
• Leukemia
• Hodgkins Lymphoma
• Soft Tissue Sarcoma
• Fibrosarcoma
• Synovial Sarcoma
• Cancers of the Neck and Oral Cavity
• Tongue, Esophagus, Throat, or Thyroid Cancer
• Skin Cancer
• Other Cancers

World Health Organization (WHO) Warning
Recently, The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a warning that Glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, was a probable carcinogen. The warning also suggested that exposure to Roundup may increase the risk of certain cancers and other diseases. Monsanto, the manufacturer of RoundUp, allegedly failed to adequately research the risk of cancer and exposure to RoundUp. Additionally, Monsanto may have misrepresented the safety of the weed killer product and put innocent people at risk.

RoundUp Cancer Attorney

If you were exposed to RoundUp in your job as a farm worker or lived on or near a farm that used RoundUp on crops and developed cancer or another serious injury, contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation. Call the Quackenbush Law Firm at 855-350-4024.

News Updates: Scientists Urge EPA to Ban Glyphosate
June 17, 2016 – A delegation of independent scientists have urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban Roundup in the U.S., according to the Huffington Post. The scientists spoke with EPA officials this week in a closed meeting at the O’Neill House Office Building in Washington, D.C., laying out the physiological reasons why exposure to glyphosate can increase the risk of autism, Alzheimer’s, cancer, birth defects, obesity and other serious health problems.

What is Roundup?
Roundup is a herbicide used to control many varieties of invasive exotic plants. Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, inhibits a specific enzyme called EPSP synthase, which plants need to grow. Without EPSP synthase, plants are unable to produce other proteins essential to growth, so they wither and die over a period of days or weeks. Since most plants require EPSP synthase, almost all forms of vegetation succumb to Roundup.
Use of glyphosate has soared in recent years due to Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, which account for most corn and soybeans now grown in the U.S. These crops are genetically modified (GMO) to be resistant to glyphosate, allowing farmers to spray their fields without damaging the crops. Unfortunately, the weed killer is also killing farmers and farm workers who are exposed.

Monsanto’s History of Deception
From 1996 to 2011, the use of Roundup Ready GMO crops increased herbicide use in the U.S. by 527 million pounds — even though Monsanto claimed its GMO products would reduce pesticide and herbicide use. Monsanto has continually falsified research on Roundup’s safety, and marketed the herbicide as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable,” to promote sales, according to EcoWatch. In January 2007, a French court ruled that these claims amounted to false advertising.

Roundup ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer: Report
In 1985, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committee found that Roundup may cause cancer, according to the New York Times. Six years later, the agency reversed itself after re-evaluating the study that it had based its original conclusion on.

Now the issue is back again. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a report published in The Lancet Oncology which declared that the glyphosate contained in Roundup “probably” causes cancer in humans.

Roundup Side Effects
Scientists have been documenting the health consequences of Roundup and glyphosate for nearly 20 years. They’ve found that sick people tend to have higher concentrations of glyphosate in their bodies than healthy people. They’ve also documented the following health problems which they attribute to exposure to Roundup / glyphosate:
• Lung Cancer
• Brain Cancer
• Thyroid Cancer
• Testicular Cancer
• Lymphoma
• Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (also called Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
• Multiple Myeloma
• Leukemia
• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Kidney Disease
• Renal Cell Carcinoma
• Hemangiosarcoma
• Heart Disease
• Liver Disease
• Skin Disease
• Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
• Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Nerve Damage
• Celiac Disease / Gluten Intolerance
• Colitis
• Diabetes
• Hypothyroidism
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’)
• Depression
• Respiratory Illness
• Infertility
• Reproductive / Pregnancy Problems
• Miscarriage
• Spontaneous Abortion
• Stillbirth

Birth Defects
Roundup has been found to disrupt the Vitamin A (retinoic acid) signaling pathway during fetal development. Babies born to mothers living within one kilometer of fields sprayed with glyphosate herbicide were more than twice as likely to have birth defects, according to a study conducted in Paraguay. Defects linked to Roundup / glyphosate include:
• Neural Tube Defects
• Heart Defects
• Anencephaly
• Imperforate Anus
• Micro Penis
• Growth Hormone Deficiency
• Autism

Regulators to Consider Tighter Restrictions on Glyphosate Use
Whether or not the WHO report affects sales of Roundup depends on whether regulators decide to impose tighter restrictions on glyphosate use. A spokesman for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said it was evaluating whether glyphosate-containing products may have to be re-labeled as posing a cancer hazard.

EPA to Re-evaluate Herbicide Toxicity
Some consumer and environmental groups have called on the EPA to strengthen the labeling of genetically modified foods, and to re-evaluate the safety of glyphosate and a newer weed killer made by Dow Chemical that combines glyphosate and another herbicide, 2,4-D. EPA said it would consider the findings of the new report in its own review of glyphosate; however, the agency continues to maintain its classification for the chemical as having “evidence of noncarcinogenicity for humans” since 1991, according to the Times.

Working to Limit Roundup Use Over Health Concerns
In April 2013, a study published in the journal Entropy looked at glyphosate’s ability to interfere with normal bodily functions. The authors state “[Glyphosate’s] negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.”

Stephanie Seneff, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-author of the study, highlighted the need for additional research into the potential health effects of Roundup, stating that the team’s research has “hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated.”
Danish Authority Reclassifies Roundup as Cancer-Causing Substance
Roundup weed killer is now listed as a carcinogen by Denmark’s Working Environment Authority (WEA), according to the Institute of Science in Society. The updated classification comes in response to the March 2015 WHO report that linked glyphosate to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that has been increasingly diagnosed in Denmark in recent years.

EU Rejects Extension on Glyphosate
June 6, 2016 – European Union (EU) representatives in Brussels today failed to pass a temporary re-authorization of glyphosate to allow for completion of a safety assessment currently underway by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), according to Reuters. If the commission fails to reauthorize the herbicide’s use by June 30, it will be illegal to use throughout the EU, and all products containing glyphosate would be removed from the European market within 6 months.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Filed in Nebraska

May 16, 2016 – Four Nebraska farmers who allegedly developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma after using Roundup for years have filed a lawsuit against Monsanto. The farmers claim Monsanto mislabeled the herbicide despite the “body of recognized scientific evidence linking the disease to exposure to Roundup.”Plaintiffs are seeking punitive damages for defective design, failure to warn, negligence and breach of warranty.

Lawsuit Alleges Roundup Caused Cancer in Farm Worker
A former California field worker has filed a federal lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that Roundup caused her to develop cancer after exposure to the herbicide. Plaintiff Enrique Rubio sprayed Roundup on crops in California, Oregon and Texas from 1986 to 1995, and was subsequently diagnosed with bone cancer at 38 years old.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto in California

May 9, 2016 – The widow of a California farmer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that it knowningly downplayed the cancer risk with Roundup. According to the complaint, Jack McCall was admitted to a hospital with swollen lymph nodes in his neck in September 2015. His doctor informed him that he had anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Three months after his diagnosis, while undergoing treatment on Christmas Eve 2015, McCall had a massive stroke and died 2 days later.
Lawmakers Pressure EPA Over Glyphosate Safety Report

May 13, 2016 – The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking why it released and then quickly withdrew documents concerning its review of glyphosate, according to Reuters.
“We are troubled that EPA mistakenly posted and later removed documents related to assessments of two different chemicals within one week,” the letter said. “These mistakes indicate systemic problems with EPA’s management of its chemical review and publication processes.”

EPA Pulls Report Saying Glyphosate is Safe
May 5, 2016 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it accidentally released an 87-page report which concluded that glyphosate is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans, according to the Des Moines Register. The revoked documents are from a report by the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee which says “epidemiological studies in humans showed no association between glyphosate exposure”and 15 types of cancers. EPA said it doesn’t expect to finish its review of glyphosate until later this year.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Glyphosate in Quaker Oats
May 2, 2016 – Quaker Oats is being sued for $5 million by a New York man who alleges the company uses glyphosate — the active ingredient contained in Roundup weed killer — during production, according to the New York Post. The class action was filed by Lewis Daly, a Brooklyn resident who claims Quaker Oats’ advertising is “false, deceptive and misleading.” Daly says the carcinogenic substance glyphosate is used to grow the oats and sprayed on them during harvest, undermining the company’s claims that its products are”100 per cent Natural.”
Glyphosate Found in Many Breakfast Foods, Study Finds

April 20, 2016 – A report issued today by the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) has found detectable levels of glyphosate in 10 out of 24 breakfast food items including organic foods such as eggs which are marketed as being “organic, cage-free, antibiotic-free;” and in organic bagels and bread. ANH said the test results indicate that glyphosate is entering the food supply in a number of ways, including being sprayed on crops like wheat to help speed the crop to harvest, and through genetically engineered livestock feed that builds up in poultry and other farm animals. “Americans are consuming glyphosate in common foods on a daily basis,” the group said.

Judge Rejects Monsanto’s Request to Dismiss Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
April 13, 2016 – A California judge has refused to toss a federal lawsuit (3:16-cv-00525) filed against Monsanto by a man who claims his cancer was caused by Roundup, rejecting the company’s arguments that his claims are preempted by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The suit was filed on behalf of Plaintiff Edward Hardeman, who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for years.

“In this light, it’s hard to see how Hardeman’s failure-to-warn claims could ‘be construed more broadly than’ FIFRA,” said U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria. “Indeed, Hardeman’s complaint explicitly bases his California-law failure-to-warn claims on Monsanto’s alleged violation of FIFRA.”
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Vehicle Defects:

As a consumer, you expect the vehicle you purchase to be a reliable source of transportation. Automobiles have safety features that normally protect passengers, but if tires, air bags, seat belts, grab handles, electrical systems, gas tanks or even gas pedals are defectively designed or manufactured, serious accidents and injuries will result.

At Quackenbush Law Firm our Amarillo vehicle defects attorney believes that companies who produce defective products should be held accountable. When serious injuries or death in Amarillo are the result of a vehicle defect, we will work to obtain full compensation for Amarillo victims and their families.

Manufacturers may be held liable for the following defects: electrical fires; passenger assist devices; air-bag malfunction; roll-overs; grab handles; gas tank explosions; seat or seat-belt defect; engine or fuel line issues; vehicle structure deficiency; locking mechanism and door defects; child seat malfunction or unsafe design; tire failure; and brake failure.

Our Amarillo vehicle defect attorney is skilled and has access to the resources to determine the root cause of a vehicle accident. If your Amarillo vehicle defect accident caused serious injuries or death, you are entitled to compensation.

You can depend on our experience and skill to obtain the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, medical bills and lost income that follow a serious accident in Amarillo or Houston Texas. Call us now at 806-374-4024 or chat live online for a free consultation.

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