Clifford Law Offices Clerks Joshua Youssefi, Laura Canulli, Joe Carlson, Gavin Murphy and Francisco Espinosa attended the recent Chicago Bar Foundation Awards luncheon.
Clifford Law Offices was a 4-Star Sponsor of the 8th Annual Chicago Fire Fighters Picnic on Sunday, July 17. The picnic raises money for troops wounded in battle and donates specially equipped automobiles to soldiers with leg or arm amputations.
Clifford Law Offices is a 4-Star Sponsor of the 8th Annual Chicago Fire Fighters Picnic that raises money to help those are injured in the line of duty.
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.
Recently, thousands of women with ovarian cancer have filed suits against Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the company knew or should have known about this risk. In February 2016, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox, who died from ovarian cancer. A Missouri jury in May this year ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to Gloria Ristesund, an ovarian cancer survivor. As litigation against Johnson & Johnson continues to go forward, it is worth looking at the history of the connection between talcum powder and increased rates 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.