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.
Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, has been appointed to serve as Chair of the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education that supports more than 200 public service and educational programs throughout the world.
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.
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:
Tracy A. Brammeier, Associate at Clifford Law Offices, recently was appointed as a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Board of Managers.
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.
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."
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.