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Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110 million in fifth talcum powder cancer trial.

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Jury awards record-setting $110.5M to woman who says she got ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder Louis Slemp, 62, sued health products giant Johnson & Johnson Slemp was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 She said illness was caused by 40-year use of company’s baby powder A jury awarded her a record … Continue reading Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110 million in fifth talcum powder cancer trial.

Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Hawaii health officials recall imported frozen raw tuna after testing positive for hepatitis A

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The AP (5/3) reports health officials in Hawaii disclosed that frozen raw tuna distributed by Tropic Fish Hawaii, imported from Indonesia, and sold at 12 “grocery stores and eateries on Oahu is being recalled after it tested positive for hepatitis A.” Food Safety News reports that “a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Hawaii health officials recall imported frozen raw tuna after testing positive for hepatitis A

Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list. The report counts cases in only 10 states for nine of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed … Continue reading Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

Top Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: FDA Issues Warnings on Acid Reflux Drugs

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The FDA warned today that use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — including popular brands such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid — may increase the risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. The warning comes after a review of data from the agency’s Adverse Event Reporting System and the medical literature suggested such a link. A … Continue reading Top Amarillo Product Liability Attorney Offers Free Consultations: FDA Issues Warnings on Acid Reflux Drugs

Amarillo Local News: Public Health Concerns Arise on Report of Two Cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in Ussery Roan Veterans Home

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports It’s a disease we don’t hear much about, Legionnaires’ Disease. Now local and state health officials are brushing up on it after two elderly residents from the Ussery Roan Veterans Home fell ill with the disease — one of whom had to be hospitalized at the VA. … Continue reading Amarillo Local News: Public Health Concerns Arise on Report of Two Cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in Ussery Roan Veterans Home

Mental Health: The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked About Mikaela Lynch

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL AUTISM ASSOCIATION The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked Following the Heartbreaking Outcome of Mikaela Lynch’s Disappearance Mikaela Lynch, pictured above. Photo provided by National Autism Association.   In May of 2013, nine-year-old Mikaela Lynch slipped away from her family’s vacation home in Clearlake, California. After an intense search, her body was … Continue reading Mental Health: The Wrong Questions Are Being Asked About Mikaela Lynch

Dangers of Autism: Broken Parents Scream, “Stop Saying Autism Isn’t Deadly”

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Police in Parker County called off the search for James Charles “Jimmy” Eader, 15, because he was found deceased… reportedly another victim of the deadly wandering trait of autism. Jimmy is said to be the fourth victim of an autism-related wandering death in just a week, and parents within the autism community are demanding that … Continue reading Dangers of Autism: Broken Parents Scream, “Stop Saying Autism Isn’t Deadly”

National News: Children with autism are naturally drawn to water, and most don’t understand the dangers

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

The scene where 7 year-old Alexis Wartena’s body was found. Photo courtesy Amarillo News Channel 10.  Alerting the community to the dangerous attraction to water held by many children with autism has become the mission of the Autism Society of the Heartland and Colwich, KS, mother Sheila Medlam. For five beautiful years, Medlam spent her … Continue reading National News: Children with autism are naturally drawn to water, and most don’t understand the dangers

Public Health: Diesel exhaust fumes are ‘major cancer risk’ and as deadly as asbestos and mustard gas, says World Health Organization

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

  Diesel exhaust found to cause lung cancer and associated with an increased risk of bladder cancerTWorld Health Organization.  The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, has reclassified diesel exhausts from ‘probable’ carcinogens to a group of substances that have definite links to cancer.   Research has shown that … Continue reading Public Health: Diesel exhaust fumes are ‘major cancer risk’ and as deadly as asbestos and mustard gas, says World Health Organization

Hospital Medication Errors: New Allegations of ‘Serious Medication Errors’ and Wrongful Termination Against Medical Center Hospital

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

ODESSA – More than a dozen former Medical Center Hospital employees are individually alleging wrongful termination and taking legal action. They contacted NewsWest 9 following our report about Elisha Washington, 22, who was “unfairly” fired from her position as a Patient Access Representative in the hospital’s Registration Department. Washington, who was terminated on February 17 … Continue reading Hospital Medication Errors: New Allegations of ‘Serious Medication Errors’ and Wrongful Termination Against Medical Center Hospital