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June 2016 Archives

The Link Between Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: A Timeline

For more than a century, Johnson & Johnson has manufactured and sold talcum powder. This product is sold as Johnson's Baby Powder and is used both by parents of young children and adults. Baby powder is composed primarily of talc. For decades, many studies in the medical community have linked the long-term use of talcum powder and a higher risk of ovarian cancer.

Clifford Law Accepting Victims of Talc and Talc Powder Causing Ovarian Cancer

Despite two multi­-million­-dollar verdicts this year against Johnson & Johnson for its talc products causing ovarian cancer in women who used it for feminine hygiene, the company continues to sell these products without safety warnings.

Latest in VW Class Action for Widespread Fraud

Various news outlets are reporting alleged details of a proposed settlement in the VW class action case, but due to the judge's gag order we cannot credibly address those reports. The anticipated official announcement of any settlement by the court is expected in the upcoming weeks. Please remember to monitor the Court's website for the most current and accurate reports of case developments:

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker Elected to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Board of Governors

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, recently was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Board of Governors. She then was appointed to be the Liaison ISBA Board member to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), Marking and Membership, and Human Rights committees. She remains a member of the ISBA Editorial Board Journal.

Flag Day 2016

Flag Day.jpg"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!"
- Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Some 80 Percent of Public Pools Test Positive for Health or Safety Violation

A surprising one out of every eight public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds test positive for at least one health or safety violation, according to data released by "Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report." 

Medical Malpractice Partners at Clifford Law Obtain $7.75 Million Verdict Against Neurosurgeon

On June 1st, 2016, Keith A. Hebeisen and Bradley M. Cosgrove, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $7.75 million verdict in Cook County Circuit Court against a doctor whose patient died of cardiac complications hours after spinal surgery. Susan A. Capra, nurse and partner at the firm, worked up the case for the two-week trial before Judge Donald Suriano.

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