Mesothelioma – Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive and rare form of cancer usually affecting the lining of the lungs (pleural) or abdominal cavity (peritoneal). Occasionally, it also may affect the lining of the heart (pericardial). The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. About 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. For years, asbestos was widely used in many industrial products and in building construction for insulation and fire protection. When asbestos is broken or disturbed it can release microscopic fibers that can be inhaled or ingested, posing a health risk, including the development of asbestos diseases and mesothelioma.
Roundup / Glyphosate Litigation – Our firm is actively investigating cases where landscapers, farmers, groundskeepers or commercial gardeners used commercial grade Roundup and developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (“NHL”). Plaintiffs across the country have filed lawsuits after having been diagnosed with NHL after using Monsanto’s herbicide.
E-cigarette Explosions – We are handling cases involving e-cigarettes. In addition to concerns about toxic chemicals associated with the devices, we are currently investigating cases involving severe injuries caused by exploding e-cigarette devices and exploding e-cigarette batteries. These explosions have been linked to faulty e-cigarette products, defective lithium-ion batteries, and insufficient warnings for users. With few regulations to ensure their safety, e-cigarette devices have been aggressively marketed and sold in stores throughout the United States. Although these cases do involve personal injury including serious burn injuries, please contact our Toxic Torts section for assistance with cases you may have involving these devices.