Is JUUL a Safer Alternative?

JUUL pods contain liquid that becomes vapor.  Thus, smoking e-cigarettes is often referred to as “vaping,”  which may be no safer than cigarettes. In fact, news outlets report hundreds of teens have been hospitalized due to vaping-related lung illnesses.  Deaths have also been reported in California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon. The Food and… read more?

Does Baby Formula Cause NEC?

Several studies indicate babies who exclusively drink human-based milk over cow’s-milk formula are less likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis.   In 2011, the Surgeon General issued a report stating that formula feeding is associated with higher rates of necrotizing enterocolitis.  It outlines a number of benefits to breastfeeding babies over formula feeding. An additional 2011 Johns… read more?

What is NEC?

NEC is short for necrotizing enterocolitis. NEC involves inflammation and According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this may be due to growth of dangerous bacteria within the gut and intestines.  According to Seattle Children’s, approximately 30% of infants diagnosed with NEC will need surgery. In these cases, a surgeon… read more?

What if my airbag didn’t deploy?

Congress passed a law that all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 1998, must be equipped with airbags on both sides of the front seat. Airbags were designed to be instantaneously deployed at the time of impact to lessen the severity of the injuries to the occupants. Today vehicles are manufactured with airbags all throughout the… read more?

What Is Paraquat?

Paraquat is a herbicide.  It is used on commercial farms to eradicate unwanted plant growth and make way for the planting of new crops.  Paraquat has been banned by multiple countries, yet it is still one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Currently, paraquat is legal in the U.S.  However, the… read more?

Is Paraquat Dangerous?

Yes, paraquat is an extremely dangerous chemical. Not only has it been linked to Parkinson’s disease as well as kidney disease or kidney failure, but it is also poisonous if ingested. In fact, according to the scientific journal Environmental Health, paraquat is implicated in roughly 100 poisonings in the U.S. every single year. How harmful… read more?

Who Can File a Claim?

As we do with every personal injury claim, The Ruth Law Team will need to demonstrate how a particular event caused an injury or ailment. In the case of paraquat, this means that you or your loved one will need to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and exposed to the chemical paraquat. Because of… read more?

Is There a Class Action for Paraquat Causing Parkinsons?

No, there isn’t a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Paraquat. Many different product liability lawsuits have been filed in multiple states against Chevron, Syngenta, and other manufacturers claiming that Paraquat causes Parkinson’s disease and no warnings were placed on the product. Rather than establishing a class action lawsuit, these Paraquat cases are filed individually… read more?

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Paraquat Attorney?

If you or a loved one is suffering from Parkinson’s disease due to paraquat exposure, the last thing that you should have to worry about is financial limitations. The Ruth Law Team wants you to be able to focus on seeking justice, not paying attorneys fees. That is why we operate on a contingency basis.… read more?

What is Roundup Weed Killer?

Roundup Weed Killer is the most widely used herbicide in the world. Developed in 1970, the main ingredient in the weed killer made is glyphosate. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published research indicating glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” meaning it probably causes cancer. Of course, Monsanto denies these claims. read more?

Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

A study published in February of 2019 concluded glyphosate used in herbicide raises the risk of cancer after exposure by 41%. Researchers from the University of Washington included the most recent update of the Agricultural Health Study cohort along with five case-control studies. The researcher’s study “suggests a compelling link” between glyphosate-based herbicides and an… read more?

Who is at Risk for NHL and Other Blood Cancers?

Commercial farmers, professional landscapers, and those who have served time in the military may be at a higher risk for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma if they used Roundup. Additionally, homeowners or other property owners who spray or have sprayed Roundup to kill weeds around a property could be at risk. If you have come into contact… read more?

What Are Talc Products?

Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum powder, which is used to absorb moisture and is widely available in various products including baby powder and adult products such as body and facial powder. Talc products regularly used in the genital area could… read more?

Do I Have a Case Against Johnson & Johnson?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used Johnson & Johnson powder products containing talc for a significant amount of time, call to consult with one of our lawyers who will be happy to help answer your questions and explain what legal remedy may be available for you. We… read more?

What Are the Signs of Ovarian Cancer?

Cancer.org outlines the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, stating that women are more likely to experience the following symptoms if the cancer has spread. Common symptoms include the following: BloatingPelvic or abdominal painDifficulty eating or feeling full quicklyUrinary problems such as urgency or frequency Other symptoms might include: FatigueUpset stomachBack painAbdominal swelling If you experience… read more?