BNSF CLASS ACTION: PANHANDLE, TEXAS TRAIN ACCIDENT ON JUNE 28, 2016
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Quackenbush Law Firm is now accepting new clients for personal injury and property damage claims against BNSF Railroad resulting from the train wreck involving two BNSF trains in Panhandle, Texas on June 28, 2016. When the two trains collided a massive diesel explosion and fire occurred which released toxic soot particulate into the atmosphere while the trains burned for nearly three days. The soot has coated an area up to 5 miles from the accident site and has caused serious health problems requiring medical attention. Area residents have been experiencing heart, lung, kidney, and eye problems and are fearful of future cancer risks because of the toxic nature of the airborne particulate. Medical studies have confirmed that inhalation of diesel particulate will increase the chance of cancer, heart problems, eye damage and may cause autism in children whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy. Farmers and ranchers are reporting exposure to equipment, livestock and crops. Because of the highly corrosive nature of diesel soot, electronic components of vehicles and outside equipment may also be damaged. Homeowners and vehicle owners may need thousands of dollars to clean or repair their property because of the soot. Businesses and government agencies with exposed electronic equipment are also in jeopardy of corrosive damage from the soot. Quackenbush Law Firm is now accepting the following clients as a growing class of claimants:
• Police Officers
• Fire Personnel
• First Responders
• Vehicle Owners
• Business Owners
• Government agencies
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AMARILLO’S BEST AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS:
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Automobile accidents happen every single day in Amarillo, Texas. Injury and death rates exceed many other areas of the State because of Amarillo’s semi-truck and heavy commercial vehicle traffic. Congestion on Amarillo’s Farm to Market and interstate highways from the oil and gas industry, farm and ranch industry and cross-country motorists all increase the risk of dangerous auto accidents. If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in an Amarillo automobile accident you need an experienced attorney to help your family get paid damages for: lost wages; survivor benefits; funeral expenses; medical bills; pain and suffering damages; mental anguish damages; physical impairment damages; disfigurement damages; uninsured motorist benefits; and workers compensation benefits. Our Amarillo automobile accident attorneys can help you get what you deserve. Let us help your family through hard times. Call us now for a free consultation. (806) 374-4024
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AMARILLO’S BEST BIG-RIG SEMI-TRUCK DISTRACTED DRIVER ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS: FREE CONSULTATIONS (806) 374-4024
Mobile device distraction has become the number one cause of deadly Big-Rig Semi-Truck accidents. An ABC News-Odessa Investigative Report provided shocking video proof of Big-Rig Semi-Truck operators using cellphones while driving on busy Texas highways. The report verifies that Big-Rig Semi-Truck drivers mobile device usage is rampant and at epidemic levels. Any vehicle operator using a mobile device while driving is dangerous, but when Big-Rig Semi-Truck drivers become distracted the consequences usually result in deaths. To make matters worse, the Big-Rig Semi-Truck distracted driver’s employers are doing absolutely nothing to stop this epidemic which they are creating. Texas and New Mexico DPS have only a limited number of officers patrolling who are trained to investigate Big-Rig Semi-Truck operators. Another problem is the height of the Big-Rig Semi-Trucks. DPS troopers complain that they simply cannot see into the Big-Rig Semi-Trucks to detect mobile device use. Amarillo’s Best Big-Rig Semi-Truck Distracted Driver Attorneys have the experience and training to protect your rights. If you have been victimized by a Texas or New Mexico Big-Rig Semi-Truck distracted driver, call us now for a free consultation: (806) 374-4024.
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Hospital Medication Errors:
Simply stated, in order for medication to work, it has to be administered properly. When Amarillo patients do not get the medications they need, or if it is dispensed improperly, they do not get the benefits of that medication. This can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the failure to administer proper amounts of medication in Texas, New York or New Mexico, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. In these situations, it is critical to work with our Amarillo medication error attorney who understands the many different legal issues involved in these types of cases.
For decades, people throughout Amarillo have called on our medication error attorney at Quackenbush Law Firm. We know how to assist our clients to overcome the various obstacles that may stand in the way of full compensation. Medication errors can take on many forms, including:
• The failure to distribute the proper dosage of medication. Too much of a medication can lead to terrible consequences. Too little will fail to treat the underlying condition.
• Dispensing the wrong medication or medication at the wrong strength
• Dispensing the medication incorrectly (i.e. using the wrong method to distribute the medication)
Our Amarillo medication error attorney will closely review the medical documentation at hand and work with established medical experts who can show us when a doctor or hospital staff deviated from the appropriate standard of care. At the same time we are proving your case, our New York and New Mexico medication error attorney will also compile evidence of damages. You and your family has the right to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and mental anguish.
Once we have established both liability and damages, we will make a demand for your damages. If the opposition's insurance company is unwilling to treat you fairly, we will be ready to take your case before a judge and jury.
Call our Amarillo medication error attorney at 806-374-4024 or chat online to set up a free, confidential case evaluation.
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ALTA VISTA REGIONAL HOSPITAL: A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DEATH TRAP IN LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO: FREE CONSULTATIONS (806) 374-4024
New Mexico’s Best Medical Malpractice Attorneys can help if you or a member of your family have been victimized by Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s medical negligence.
Alta Vista Regional Hospital has been understaffed with incompetent OB providers for years, and babies are being killed by their negligence. Negligent OB nurses, unsupervised midwives, lazy doctors, and cutting corners on financial support have all caused Alta Vista Regional Hospital to be labeled by Las Vegas, New Mexico residents as a “death trap” and “hasta la vista hospital” because of a patient’s chances of dying from negligent care. If you or a family member have been victimized by negligent Alta Vista Regional Hospital staff our New Mexico Medical Malpractice Attorneys can help you recover the damages you deserve for: lost income; medical bills; disfigurement; physical impairment; mental anguish; pain and suffering; funeral bills; burial expenses; and survivor benefits. Call now for a free consultation. Mr. Quackenbush’s cellphone number is (505) 301-9888.
AMARILLO’S BEST PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL LAWYERS:
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Don’t hire the wrong lawyer by mistake! Amarillo personal injury attorneys at Quackenbush Law Firm have been serving clients throughout Texas and New Mexico for over 28 years and know how to force insurance companies to pay you money you deserve for: lost wages; rental cars; medical bills; pain and suffering damages; mental anguish damages; physical impairment damages; funeral expenses; survivor benefits; worker compensation benefits; disfigurement damages; and property damages. According to the State Bar of Texas, it’s important that you find out the experience level of the attorney you are hiring. Some attorneys in Amarillo advertise that they are “Heavy Hitters” or “Strong Arms” and, the truth is --- they have very limited courtroom experience. Before setting an appointment with an Amarillo personal injury attorney, it’s important that you ask that attorney the following questions:
1. When was your last jury trial?
2. What were the results of your last 5 jury trials?
3. How many jury trials have you “first chaired” in your career?
4. If you are not taking cases to trial regularly, how well will you preform for me if you have to take my case before a jury?
5. Could your lack of trial experience possibly affect the outcome of my case?
6. Is it possible the insurance company will pay less money to me because of your jury trial inexperience?
If the “Heavy Hitting” or “Strong Armed” lawyer refuses to answer these simple questions, you should take the time to look for another lawyer. It’s your case --- don’t make a mistake!
Trial attorneys at Quackenbush Law Firm have tried over 450 cases to juries throughout Texas and New Mexico, and usually obtain fantastic results. Although we can never guarantee the results of any particular case, we are confident in our proven trial experience. Every case presents different facts, but the process of trial is always the same. In order for any attorney to win at trial, he/she most know the process well. At Quackenbush Law Firm we are not afraid to fight for your rights and take your case all the way to a jury, if necessary. Call us now for your free consultation. (806) 374-4024
AMARILLO’S BEST RETAINED INSTRUMENT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS: FREE CONSULTATIONS (806) 374-4024
In America, surgical negligence by doctors and hospital nurses is at an all-time high. Every day hundreds of surgical patients are victimized by negligent doctors and nurses who forget to remove surgical instruments from the bodies of their patients. It’s almost unbelievable! Sponges, scalpels, scissors, gloves, sutures and even saws are routinely left behind. Many times, the negligence remains undetected for months or even years, causing never-ending infections, pain, swelling, chronic fatigue and even organ failure. To make matters worse, the negligent doctors and hospital nurses have no obligation to disclose their negligence to you. This should be classified as criminal conduct, but it’s not. If you or a family member has been victimized by negligent doctors or nurses and suffered the consequences of a retained sponge, suture, scalpel, glove, scissors, or other surgical instrument, you have an OPEN AND SHUT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE and you are owed significant money damages for: lost wages; pain and suffering; mental anguish; disfigurment; physical impairment; past and future medical charges; and loss of enjoyment of life. You must act quickly to preserve evidence and file your lawsuit before the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations. Amarillo’s Best Retained Instrument Medical Malpractice Attorneys can help you. Free consultations: (806) 374-4024.
AMARILLO’S BEST OIL FIELD ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS:
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Every day accidents occur in the Oil Patch which result in serious injuries and death. Semi-truck accidents, explosions, falling objects, unsafe working conditions, OSHA violations, heavy equipment accidents --- all cause serious injuries and death. Our oil field accident injury and death attorneys practice throughout Texas --- Abilene, Amarillo, Houston, Odessa, Midland, El Paso, Borger, Pampa, and southern New Mexico. We respond to calls immediately by sending our oil field accident reconstruction experts to the accident site to preserve evidence and figure out what happened. Let us help your family. Call now for a free consultation. (806)374-4024
Amarillo, Texas is one of the busiest trucking crossroads in America. Local oil & gas, cattle ranching and agricultural markets have chocked I-40 and I-27 with big-rigs. Narrow Farm-To-Market roads are the most treacherous in the United States. The result has been an increase in catastrophic accidents caused by fatigued drivers, typically working too many hours, in violation of federal laws. If your family has experienced a tragedy at the hands of the trucking industry, you need an Amarillo Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney who knows how to fight hard for your family's rights. We have been litigating tractor-trailer accident cases for 26 years and know the tricks commonly used by trucking companies: hiding evidence; destroying black box data; altering time logs. After a tractor-trailer accident, the faulty driver's employer always sends an army of investigators to the scene to gather evidence. The problem is that they rarely preserve this evidence if it hurts their case. It's very important that you hire an experienced Amarillo Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney and begin protecting your family's rights.
Tragedies caused by drunk-drivers are on the rise. If a member of your family has been killed by a drunk-driver, your family needs help from an Amarillo DWI Accident Attorney and a team of experts to gather and preserve evidence. In every DWI fatality case our Amarillo DWI Accident Attorney hires a team of experts within hours of our acceptance of your case. Toxicologists, Accident Reconstructionists, Alcohol Service & Hospitality Industry Standards Experts and Economists make up most of our DWI fatality accident teams. Not all Amarillo DWI Accident Attorneys aggressively litigate like we do. We understand that police agencies are not always reliable when it comes to gathering and preserving evidence. For instance, in most criminal DWI cases the prosecutor assigned will not be concerned about proof of where the alcohol was served to the drunk-driver. It is critical that your Amarillo DWI Accident Attorney discover this information immediately through investigations. Why? Most insured bars and restaurants have security video that erase after 15-30 days. This evidence will be the best proof of the drunk-drivers demeanor prior to the accident. Black box data must be preserved by your Amarillo DWI-Accident Attorney. Witnesses need to be located and statements taken. Wrongful deaths caused by the overservice of alcohol to drunk drivers is happening everyday at many bars and restaurants in Amarillo. Why? Greed! Responsible alcohol service means lower profits. Don't remain silent on this issue! By pursuing your claim you may actually change attitudes or save a life. Our Amarillo DWI Accident Attorney understands your misery and all of the uncertainties you are attempting to confront. Let us help your family through this tragedy.
XARELTO WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS:
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If a family member suffered uncontrollable bleeding and sudden death after taking the blood thinner Xarelto, you may be eligible for compensation.
Xarelto (generic name: rivaroxaban) was approved by the FDA in 2011. The drug is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and is marketed by Janssen Parmaceuticlas, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The primary complaint against Xarelto is that it causes uncontrollable bleeding in some users, and many physicians are very concerned that injuries and deaths will continue. Quackenbush Law Firm is encouraging surviving family members to contact our office and discuss whether they may be entitled to compensation.
Filing a lawsuit against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals may be your best option for recovering monetary damages after your family member died as a result of using Xarelto.
Pradaxa, a similar blood thinning drug, has also casued hundreds of deaths and thousands of bleeding incidents associated with the drug. Lawsuits are also being filed against the makers of Pradaxa.
Quackenbush Law Firm has determined that the family of patients who took Xarelto and suffered bleeding complications and died may be entitled to compensation. Call 855-350-4024 now for a free consultation.
PRADAXA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS:
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Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a drug that is often prescribed to assist in reducing the risk of blood clots that are frequently associated with atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the heart rhythm often producing an irregular, rapid heart rhythm which affects over 2 million people in America. It can increase the risk of blood clots which may cause stroke if the clots travel to the brain. Pradaxa is manufactured by Bohringer Ingelheim and was approved by the FDA in October 2010. It is easier to use than some blood-thinning drugs and requires less monitoring.
Pradaxa is known as a direct thrombin inhibitor, and there is no know antidote for bleeding caused by his class of drug, unlike other blood thinners that can be reversed with Vitamin K. Some of the Pradaxa side effects include hemorrhaging, serious internal bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding, which in some cases have led to death of the patient. Since the FDA approval date, it has been acknowledged by the manufacturer that there have been about 260 deaths related to Pradaxa.
Pradaxa side effects such as internal bleeding and hemorrhaging can be difficult to detect, so patients must be aware of such things as unusual bruising, pink or brown urine, coughing up blood, swollen joints.
If a member of your family has died from using Pradaxa, you can set an appointment for a free consultation with one of the Pradaxa lawyers at Quackenbush Law Firm. Our well-informed Pradaxa lawyers understand legal issues related to this drug and can go over your case to determine whether or not you have a case which can be pursued. Contact us today at 855-350-4024 for a free consultation.
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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
• Urinary problems
• Mesh shrinkage causing vaginal shortening, tightening and pain
• 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 one of our Vaginal Mesh lawyers today. By visiting with Quackenbush Law Firm Vaginal Mesh attorneys, 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
• Hodgkins Lymphoma
• Soft Tissue Sarcoma
• 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
• Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (also called Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
• Multiple Myeloma
• Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Kidney Disease
• Renal Cell Carcinoma
• 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
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’)
• Respiratory Illness
• Reproductive / Pregnancy Problems
• Spontaneous Abortion
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
• Imperforate Anus
• Micro Penis
• Growth Hormone Deficiency
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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ACTOS BLADDER CANCER LAWSUITS:
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Actos manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. introduced Actos in the late 1990s. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes and helps make the body more sensitive to insulin so that blood glucose levels can stay within the desired range. It is designed to decrease how much glucose the liver releases, thus making the body less insulin resistant. Problems with an increased risk of bladder cancer have been linked to Actos, particularly for patients who have used the medication for a year or more.
Quackenbush Law Firm represents individuals who have taken Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. A person who used this medication and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer should contact our Actos Bladder Cancer Texas Attorney for a free consultation. 855-305-4024.
RISPERDAL GYNECOMASTIA LAWSUITS:
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Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and other conditions like unusual thinking, loss of interest in life and strong or inappropriate emotions. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug and subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has racked up a settlements of $2.2 billion for allegations of illegal marketing and severe side effects like gynecomastia in males.
Gynecomastia is the development of breasts in males. Some instances of the onset of lactation have been documented as well. This condition has been the most common side effect in males taking the drug, especially under the age of 13. The FDA has issued a warning about the possible harmful Risperdal side effects including gynecomastia and pituitary gland tumors.
Johnson & Johnson reported in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it was being investigated by the Justice Department. J&J reported in the fourth-quarter of 2011 that it had set aside $1.1 billion for damages. An Arkansas judge has ordered J&J to pay $1.2 billion in penalties for its actions in that state.
Recently, as part of a final settlement, the FDA required that the drug manufacturer admit to intentionally withholding important information during the testing phase of the drug, that would have shown a significant link to gynecomastia.
Contact Quackenbush Law Firm’s Risperdal Gynecomastia Texas Attorney if you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects of Risperdal, particularly gynecomastia or pituitary tumors. Call 855-350-4024 for your free consultation.
PRILOSEC AND NEXIUM KIDNEY FAILURE LAWSUITS:
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The Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium have been linked to serious side effects including chronic kidney disease (CKD), renal failure, bone fractures, and heart attacks.
Prilosec (generic: omeprazole) is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), otherwise known as heartburn. The drug works by blocking the enzyme in the stomach wall that produces stomach acid. Prilosec is made by AstraZeneca, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2003.
A January 2016 study published in JAMA International Medicine found a link between the use of PPI heartburn medications and chronic kidney disease. Researchers looked at more than 10,000 adults enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study conducted from February 1, 1996 thru December 31, 2011. The study determined that PPI use was linked to a 20% to 50% increased risk of kidney disease. The link was confirmed after adjusting for confounding variables including demographics, socioeconomic status, clinical measurements, prevalent comorbidities and concomitant use of other medications.
The study doesn’t prove a causative association between PPI use and CKD; however, “We found there was an increasing risk associated with an increasing does,” the researchers said. “That suggests that perhaps this observed effect is real.”
Signs and symptoms of kidney disease include:
• Weight loss and poor appetite
• Swollen ankles, feet or hands
• Shortness of breath
• Blood or protein in your urine
• An increased need to urinate, particularly at night
• Itchy skin
• Muscle cramps
• High blood pressure (hypertension)
• Erectile dysfunction in men
Prilosec side effects
• Acute interstitial nephritis
• Acute kidney disease (CKD)
• Kidney failure (renal failure)
• Heart attack
• Bone fractures (hip fracture, wrist fracture, spine fracture)
• Broken bones
• Low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)
If you or a family member has taken Prilosec or Nexium for at least 3 years and now suffer kidney damage or failure, call Quackenbush Law Firm now for a free consultation.
AMARILLO’S BEST VA HOSPITAL MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS:
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You hear about it every day in the news, innocent veterans victimized by negligent doctors and nurses at VA Hospitals. Every day, dozens of veterans die and hundreds more are injured by preventable medical mistakes. If you or your family have been victimized by medical negligence at a VA Hospital anywhere in the U.S., you have valuable rights and it’s important you get legal advice immediately. Amarillo’s Best VA Hospital Medical Malpractice Attorneys can offer you a free consultation. (806) 374-4024.
At Quackenbush Law Firm, we believe veterans deserve the highest standards of care available. Unfortunately, the medical professionals who are charged with providing this care do not always live up to expectations.
If you are a veteran of the military---whether in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or other branch of the service---and you have suffered due to VA hospital medical malpractice, we can help you make a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act. This area of law is highly technical, and not every attorney is prepared to handle cases like yours. Amarillo’s Best VA Hospital Medical Malpractice Attorneys have more than 56 years combined experience. Call now for a free consultation. (806) 374-4024
We accept Veterans Administration Hospital Medical Malpractice cases arising from negligent care received in the following Texas and New Mexico cities: Amarillo, Texas; Beaumont, Texas; Big Spring, Texas; Bonham, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Dallas, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kerrville, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Temple, Texas; Waco, Texas.
AMARILLO’S BEST BURN INJURIES AND DEATH ATTORNEYS:
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Accidental burns happen too frequently in Amarillo, Texas. Big Rig accidents causing vehicle explosions, faulty residential gas lines, oil field explosions, power line electrocutions, chemical burns at work, defective vehicle heater cores, improperly compounded drugs, dangerous products, hospital negligence, childhood accidents, commercial and residential electrocutions --- all contribute to tragic and sometimes fatal burns. Our Amarillo burn injuries and death attorneys know how to handle these type of cases and can help your family through your burn tragedy. We will respond promptly with expert burn accident reconstructionist who will preserve evidence and increase your chance of discovering how and why the burn accident occurred and fully recover your damages. Let our team help your family. Call now for a free consultation. (806) 374-4024
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.
Wrongful Death Attorney in Texas and New Mexico:
For decades, the experienced lawyers at Quackenbush Law Firm have fought successfully for justice for victims of wrongful death.
Family members may be entitled to damages from the responsible party for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and benefits. We thoroughly investigate your case, work with medical experts, investigators and financial professionals to determine who is responsible and obtain full compensation for your case.
Wrongful death cases result from:
• motor vehicle accidents
• medical negligence
• slip and fall or premises accidents
• nursing home abuse
• defective products
• construction site accidents
The wrongful death laws in Texas and New Mexico require an experienced attorney who understands the types of damages recoverable, the limitation of those damages, and the person for whom a claim can be brought. For example, in Texas, a parent can sue for economic losses caused by the loss of an adult child.
Our attorneys work not only to obtain just compensation for the surviving spouse and family of the victim, but do so with the compassion and understanding that should accompany the loss of a loved one. We have successfully handled wrongful death cases for families whose lives have been forever altered.
Contact Quackenbush Law Firm – call us at 806-374-4024 or chat live online for a free consultation.
Failure to Diagnose:
If you have cancer or another serious illness, time is your most critical and significant asset. If your disease is diagnosed in time, you have options. Modern medicine offers you the optimum chance for survival or cure. Unfortunately, if your disease or illness is not diagnosed in a timely manner by your Amarillo doctors, you do not have as many treatment options.
You depend on doctors to accurately diagnose your condition the first time around. When Amarillo doctors misread test results or fail to order appropriate tests, these actions or inactions can cost lives. If you have lost a loved one due to an Amarillo doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness, or if you have suffered metastic disease secondary to an undiagnosed cancer, you need an experienced Amarillo failure to diagnose attorney on your side.
People across Amarillo and Texas have turned to failure to diagnose attorneys at Quackenbush Law Firm for strong legal representation in medical malpractice cases. We take on medical professionals who have breached their duty to their patients. We are able to handle every kind of case involving a hospital or physician’s failure to diagnose and treat a disease in a timely fashion, including:
• Delayed diagnosis of cancer. When cancer is not detected early, it can spread to other parts of the body and lead to death. Our Amarillo failure to diagnose attorney serves victims of every type of cancer misdiagnosis, including breast cancer misdiagnosis.
• Medical or doctor misdiagnosis. The misdiagnosis of an illness leads to delayed and ineffective treatments. Our Amarillo failure to diagnose attorney will hold doctors responsible for their negligence.
• Failure to diagnose and prevent a heart attack. In too many Amarillo emergency rooms, doctors send patients home with symptoms of a heart attack. Death is usually the result. Often there is a callous failure to perform rudimentary procedures such as serial EKG and blood enzyme analysis.
• Failure to properly read X-rays and mammograms. Amarillo radiologists are trained to read and interpret X-rays. When they make mistakes, the patient loses valuable time to combat disease like breast cancer.
• Misdiagnosis of appendicitis. Appendicitis is often misdiagnosed for less serious conditions like indigestion and flu. A delay in diagnosis can lead to severe medical complications requiring extensive medical treatment, or even wrongful death.
• Misdiagnosis of colon cancer. Colon cancer often goes undetected before it becomes life threatening. Patients exhibiting signs of colon cancer should be screened as soon as possible and treatments including cure are possible.
• Misdiagnosis of bladder cancer. When detected early, bladder cancer is often treatable. A delay in diagnosis, however, can allow the cancer to spread into the nodal system, significantly limiting the patient’s chances of survival.
• Misdiagnosis of liver cancer. Liver cancer is difficult to treat even when detected early. When doctors misdiagnose this disease, it all too often results in wrongful death.
• Misdiagnosis of esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a rare but deadly form of cancer. Warning signs are difficulty swallowing and painful swallowing.
• Misdiagnosis of lung cancer. While there is no cure to lung cancer, a timely diagnosis can significantly ease symptoms and prolong life.
In every case, our Amarillo failure to diagnose attorney will make a complete investigation of your claim and bring a lawsuit against those responsible. Our tough, aggressive approach regularly leads to favorable outcomes for our clients.
Call us at 806-374-4024 or chat online to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Our Amarillo failure to diagnose attorney represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge you nothing if there is no financial recovery.
Improper medical care or medical negligence in Amarillo during childbirth may cause physical harm to the mother of the child or both. This type of injury is known as a birth injury. Our Amarillo birth injury attorney is trained to evaluate your child’s medical records to detect medical or nursing errors. Some common birth injuries include: cerebral palsy (CP); Erb’s palsy and other nerve injuries; brain injuries; spinal injuries; broken bones; and brachial plexus injuries.
Damage to the brain is one of the leading causes of cerebral palsy. This can be caused by lack of oxygen or damage to one or more parts of the brain. Symptoms can range from mild to a life spent in a wheelchair, with the need for 24/7 care.
An example of birth injury to the nerves is Erb’s Palsy, affecting the brachial plexus network of the nerves on each side of the upper body. The plexus controls movement and feeling in the shoulder, arm and hand. Symptoms are numbness, weakness, and paralysis on whichever arm is damaged.
The most tragic form of birth injury is the one that could have been prevented by proper care before, during and after labor and delivery. Amarillo birth injuries can be caused by improper medical care. You can speak with our Amarillo birth injury attorney by calling 806-374-4024 or chat live online to receive a free consultation. If negligence is found, a settlement or judgment can help you and your family with the ongoing costs of care.
Nursing Home Neglect:
If a loved one has been placed in a nursing home in Amarillo , you expect them to receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, seniors who reside in nursing home settings do not always receive the care they require, resulting from negligence or abuse. If you or loved one has been injured, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately by calling our Amarillo nursing home neglect attorney at 806-374-4024.
Nursing home neglect can come in many forms from staff, nurses or physicians. It can include neglect of personal hygiene, medical treatment, even emotional needs. It is important to act now if you believe that a loved one has been injured in Amarillo due to nursing home neglect.
There are special laws in Texas that were enacted to protect the rights of persons in a nursing home setting. Some claims resulting in compensation for residents and families result from: falls; bed sores; physical or sexual abuse; general neglect; and death.
You trusted these caregivers to provide quality care to your family. At Quackenbush Law Firm in Amarillo we have over 28 years experience handling these cases. Our nursing home neglect attorney will provide close personal attention to you and work to obtain full compensation for your family.
Contact Quackenbush Law Firm at 806-374-4024 or chat live online for a free consultation about your excessive force, civil rights, wrongful death case.