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Clifford Law Offices investigates Allegations of Heavy Metals in Champion Petfoods premium-priced dog food products sold under the brand names of Orijen and Acana

Everyone knows their pet is priceless. And they are. Dogs, cats, birds and other pets become family members.  How many stories have you heard in the news that when tragedy strikes, the pet's owner was able to save their pet from disaster.  And many owners will spare no expense to make their furry or scaly friend comfortable for the unconditional love they receive in return.  The American Pet Products Association estimated that in the United States, about $62.75 billion was spent on pets in 2016, a figure that is 4 percent higher than the previous year.

Proposed Settlement in Pella Proline Window Class Action Before District Court Judge for Review

Plaintiffs' counsel petitioned the court on Monday Feb. 12, 2018 for approval of a proposed settlement between Pella Window Corp. and consumers who purchased Pella Proline wood casement windows between the years 1991 and 2009 that now display wood rot.

Talc mining company named in ovarian cancer lawsuits

In recent years, some women who used CLO Talc September.jpgtalcum powder as part of their daily routine have developed ovarian cancer. Presently, more than 1000 women and surviving family members have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. In 2016, juries in Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million and $55 million respectively in cases involving long-time talc users who developed ovarian cancer. 

Studies linking talcum powder use and ovarian cancer

For decades members of the medical and scientific communities have published studies linking talcum powder use and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. While the exact reason for this link is the subject of ongoing research, many believe talc particles enter the vagina and migrate to the ovaries. While some scientists do not believe this connection has been proven conclusively, others believe there is a strong link between talc usage and a heightened ovarian cancer risk.

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.

Court Orders Pella to Answer Class Action Complaint Alleging Defective Windows, Federal Judge Also Denies Pella's Motion to De-Certify Class

In a significant pre-trial ruling (Tuesday, May 10, 2016), a federal district court judge found in favor of plaintiffs in the national class action case against Pella windows for selling defective windows to thousands of customers over a period of years.

Lumber Liquidators Flooring Reportedly has Higher Cancer Risk than Initially Announced

People who bought certain kinds of flooring from Lumber Liquidators "are potentially at a greater risk of cancer than previous thought," according to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), perhaps as much as three times higher. 

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